Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle
|Women's 100 metre freestyle|
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
|Competitors||16 from 7 nations|
|Swimming at the|
1924 Summer Olympics
The women's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. 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.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1:12.8||Gertrude Ederle||Newark (USA)||June 30, 1923|
|Olympic Record||1:13.6||Ethelda Bleibtrey||Antwerp (BEL)||August 25, 1920|
In the first heat Mariechen Wehselau set a new world record with 1 minute 12.2 seconds.
The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.
|1||Mariechen Wehselau (USA)||1:12.2||QQ WR|
|2||Iris Tanner (GBR)||1:22.4|
|3||Agnete Olsen (DEN)||1:23.0|
|1||Ethel Lackie (USA)||1:12.8|
|2||Florence Barker (GBR)||1:20.8|
|3||Ernestine Lebrun (FRA)||1:23.4|
|4||Wivan Pettersson (SWE)||1:27.4|
|5||Karen Maud Rasmussen (DEN)||1:29.0|
|1||Gertrude Ederle (USA)||1:12.6|
|2||Mariette Protin (FRA)||1:22.2|
|3||Hedevig Rasmussen (DEN)||1:22.4|
|4||Gurli Ewerlund (SWE)||1:23.2|
|1||Constance Jeans (GBR)||1:16.0|
|2||Gwitha Shand (NZL)||1:21.0|
|3||Maria Vierdag (NED)||1:22.0|
|4||Hjördis Töpel (SWE)||1:25.8|
The fastest two in each semi-final and the faster of the two third-placed swimmer advanced to the final.
|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|
|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|
|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|
- "Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 September 2016.