Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

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Women's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
DateJuly 19–20
Competitors16 from 7 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ethel Lackie  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mariechen Wehselau  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gertrude Ederle  United States
← 1920
1928 →

The women's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the third appearance of the event, which was established in 1912. The competition was held on Saturday July 19, 1924, and on Sunday July 20, 1924.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:12.8 United States Gertrude Ederle Newark (USA) June 30, 1923
Olympic Record 1:13.6 United States Ethelda Bleibtrey Antwerp (BEL) August 25, 1920

In the first heat Mariechen Wehselau set a new world record with 1 minute 12.2 seconds.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Mariechen Wehselau (USA) 1:12.2 QQ WR
2  Iris Tanner (GBR) 1:22.4 QQ
3  Agnete Olsen (DEN) 1:23.0

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Ethel Lackie (USA) 1:12.8 QQ
2  Florence Barker (GBR) 1:20.8 QQ
3  Ernestine Lebrun (FRA) 1:23.4
4  Wivan Pettersson (SWE) 1:27.4
5  Karen Maud Rasmussen (DEN) 1:29.0

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Gertrude Ederle (USA) 1:12.6 QQ
2  Mariette Protin (FRA) 1:22.2 QQ
3  Hedevig Rasmussen (DEN) 1:22.4
4  Gurli Ewerlund (SWE) 1:23.2

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Constance Jeans (GBR) 1:16.0 QQ
2  Gwitha Shand (NZL) 1:21.0 QQ
3  Maria Vierdag (NED) 1:22.0 qq
4  Hjördis Töpel (SWE) 1:25.8

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest two in each semi-final and the faster of the two third-placed swimmer advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Mariechen Wehselau (USA) 1:15.2 QF
2  Ethel Lackie (USA) 1:16.0 QF
3  Iris Tanner (GBR) 1:18.6 qf
4  Maria Vierdag (NED) 1:21.2
5  Florence Barker (GBR) 1:21.4

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Gertrude Ederle (USA) 1:15.4 QF
2  Constance Jeans (GBR) 1:16.6 QF
3  Gwitha Shand (NZL) 1:22.4
4  Mariette Protin (FRA) 1:22.8

Final[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Ethel Lackie (USA) 1:12.4
2  Mariechen Wehselau (USA) 1:12.8
3  Gertrude Ederle (USA) 1:14.2
4  Constance Jeans (GBR) 1:15.4
5  Iris Tanner (GBR) 1:20.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 September 2016.

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