Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

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Women's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Date 10–11 August
Competitors 24 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Albina Osipowich  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Eleanor Garatti  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Joyce Cooper  Great Britain
← 1924
1932 →

The women's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme.[1] 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.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:10.0 United States Ethel Lackie Toledo (USA) January 28, 1926
Olympic Record 1:12.2 United States Mariechen Wehselau Paris (FRA) July 19, 1924

In the first semi-final Albina Osipowich equaled the Olympic record with 1 minute 12.2 seconds. In the second semi-final Eleanor Garatti improved the record with a time of 1 minute 11.4 seconds. In the final Albina Osipowich again bettered the Olympic record with 1 minute 11.0 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  Jean McDowell (GBR) 1:14.0 Q
2  Susan Laird (USA) 1:14.2 Q
3  Maria Vierdag (NED) 1:14.4 q
4  Reni Erkens (GER) 1:15.0
5  Rhoda Rennie (RSA)
6  Claire Horrent (FRA)

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Agnete Olsen (DEN) 1:15.8 Q
2  Ena Stockley (NZL) 1:16.4 Q
3  Zus Engelenberg (RSA) 1:22.6
4  Edna Davey (AUS)
5  Marguerite Ledoux (FRA)

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Eleanor Garatti (USA) 1:14.8 Q
2  Iris Tanner (GBR) 1:26.4 Q

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Albina Osipowich (USA) 1:12.4 Q
2  Kathleen Miller (NZL) 1:17.2 Q
3  Margit Sipos (HUN) 1:18.8

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Kathleen Russell (RSA) 1:15.4 Q
2  Sarolta Stieber (HUN) 1:22.2 Q
3  Marguerite Dockrell (IRL) 1:31.6

Heat 6

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Charlotte Lehmann (GER) 1:15.6 Q
2  Joyce Cooper (GBR) 1:16.8 Q
3  Bonnie Mealing (AUS) 1:20.6
4  Gerda Bredgaard (DEN)
5  Anne Dupire (FRA)

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three in each semi-final advanced.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Albina Osipowich (USA) 1:12.2 Q =OR
2  Susan Laird (USA) 1:13.8 Q
3  Joyce Cooper (GBR) 1:14.0 Q
4  Iris Tanner (GBR) 1:04.8
5  Ena Stockley (NZL)
6  Agnete Olsen (DEN)
 Sarolta Stieber (HUN) DNF

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Eleanor Garatti (USA) 1:11.4 Q OR
2  Jean McDowell (GBR) 1:15.6 Q
3  Charlotte Lehmann (GER) 1:15.8 Q
4  Kathleen Russell (RSA)
5  Maria Vierdag (NED)
6  Kathleen Miller (NZL)

Final[edit]

Saturday August 11, 1928:

Place Swimmer Time
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 

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