Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle
|Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
The women's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event, which was established in 1912. The competition was held on Friday August 10, 1928, and on Saturday August 11, 1928.
Twenty-four swimmers from eleven nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1:10.0||Ethel Lackie||Toledo (USA)||January 28, 1926|
|Olympic Record||1:12.2||Mariechen Wehselau||Paris (FRA)||July 19, 1924|
In the first semi-final Albina Osipowich equalized the standing Olympic record with 1:12.2 minutes. In the second semi-final Eleanor Garatti improved the record with a time of 1:11.4 minutes. But in the final Albina Osipowich again bettered the Olympic record to 1:11.0 minutes.
The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.
|1||Jean McDowell (GBR)||1:14.0|
|2||Susan Laird (USA)||1:14.2|
|3||Maria Vierdag (NED)||1:14.4|
|4||Reni Erkens (GER)||1:15.0|
|5||Rhoda Rennie (RSA)|
|6||Claire Horrent (FRA)|
|1||Agnete Olsen (DEN)||1:15.8|
|2||Ena Stockley (NZL)||1:16.4|
|3||Zus Engelenberg (RSA)||1:22.6|
|4||Edna Davey (AUS)|
|5||Marguerite Ledoux (FRA)|
|1||Eleanor Garatti (USA)||1:14.8|
|2||Iris Tanner (GBR)||1:26.4|
|1||Albina Osipowich (USA)||1:12.4|
|2||Kathleen Miller (NZL)||1:17.2|
|3||Margit Sipos (HUN)||1:18.8|
|1||Kathleen Russell (RSA)||1:15.4|
|2||Sarolta Stieber (HUN)||1:22.2|
|3||Marguerite Dockrell (IRL)||1:31.6|
|1||Charlotte Lehmann (GER)||1:15.6|
|2||Joyce Cooper (GBR)||1:16.8|
|3||Bonnie Mealing (AUS)||1:20.6|
|4||Gerda Bredgaard (DEN)|
|5||Anne Dupire (FRA)|
The fastest three in each semi-final advanced.
|1||Albina Osipowich (USA)||1:12.2||QF =OR|
|2||Susan Laird (USA)||1:13.8||QF|
|3||Joyce Cooper (GBR)||1:14.0||QF|
|4||Iris Tanner (GBR)||1:04.8|
|5||Ena Stockley (NZL)|
|6||Agnete Olsen (DEN)|
|—||Sarolta Stieber (HUN)||DNF|
|1||Eleanor Garatti (USA)||1:11.4||QF OR|
|2||Jean McDowell (GBR)||1:15.6||QF|
|3||Charlotte Lehmann (GER)||1:15.8||QF|
|4||Kathleen Russell (RSA)|
|5||Maria Vierdag (NED)|
|6||Kathleen Miller (NZL)|
Saturday August 11, 1928:
|1||Albina Osipowich (USA)||1:11.0 OR|
|2||Eleanor Garatti (USA)||1:11.4|
|3||Joyce Cooper (GBR)||1:13.6|
|4||Jean McDowell (GBR)||1:13.8|
|5||Susan Laird (USA)||1:14.6|
|6||Charlotte Lehmann (GER)||1:15.2|
- "Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 September 2016.