Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle
|Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
The women's 400 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event, which was established in 1924 after 1920 a 300-metre event was held. The competition was held from Saturday August 4, 1928 to Monday August 6, 1928.
Twenty swimmers from nine nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||5:49.6||Martha Norelius||New York City (USA)||June 30, 1928|
|Olympic Record||6:02.2||Martha Norelius||Paris (FRA)||July 15, 1924|
In the first heat Martha Norelius set a new world record with 5:45.4 minutes. In the final she bettered her own record to 5:42.8 minutes.
Saturday August 4, 1928: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.
|1||Martha Norelius (USA)||5:45.4||QQ WR|
|2||Cissie Stewart (GBR)||6:12.3|
|3||Truus Baumeister (NED)||6:26.4|
|4||Marguerite Ledoux (FRA)|
|5||Mary Bedford (RSA)|
|6||Dora Schönemann (GER)||6:37.0|
|1||Ethel McGary (USA)||6:04.6|
|2||Iris Tanner (GBR)||6:11.0|
|3||Edna Davey (AUS)||6:12.0|
|4||Charlotte Lehmann (GER)||6:28.0|
|5||Rhoda Rennie (RSA)|
|6||Georgina Roty (FRA)|
|1||Josephine McKim (USA)||6:10.0|
|2||Kathleen Miller (NZL)||6:16.8|
|3||Fritzi Löwy (AUT)||6:20.0|
|4||Disa Lindberg (FIN)|
|1||Marie Braun (NED)||5:53.8|
|2||Freddie van der Goes (RSA)||6:03.6|
|3||Edith Mayne (GBR)||6:10.4|
|4||Reni Erkens (GER)|
Sunday August 5, 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.
|1||Martha Norelius (USA)||5:58.0||QF|
|2||Freddie van der Goes (RSA)||6:01.6||QF|
|3||Cissie Stewart (GBR)||6:06.4||QF|
|4||Ethel McGary (USA)|
|5||Kathleen Miller (NZL)|
|1||Marie Braun (NED)||5:54.6||QF|
|2||Josephine McKim (USA)||5:55.0||QF|
|3||Iris Tanner (GBR)||6:09.0||QF|
|4||Edith Mayne (GBR)|
Monday August 6, 1928:
|1||Martha Norelius (USA)||5:42.8 WR|
|2||Marie Braun (NED)||5:57.8|
|3||Josephine McKim (USA)||6:00.2|
|4||Cissie Stewart (GBR)||6:07.0|
|5||Freddie van der Goes (RSA)||6:07.2|
|6||Iris Tanner (GBR)||6:11.6|
- "Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Women's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 September 2016.