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

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Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

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.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Albina Osipowich
 United States
Eleanor Garatti
 United States
Joyce Cooper
 Great Britain

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 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.

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 QQ
2  Susan Laird (USA) 1:14.2 QQ
3  Maria Vierdag (NED) 1:14.4 qq
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 QQ
2  Ena Stockley (NZL) 1:16.4 QQ
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 QQ
2  Iris Tanner (GBR) 1:26.4 QQ

Heat 4

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

Heat 5

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

Heat 6

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Charlotte Lehmann (GER) 1:15.6 QQ
2  Joyce Cooper (GBR) 1:16.8 QQ
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 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

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
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)

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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