Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle
|Swimming at the
1932 Summer Olympics
The women's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which was established in 1912. The competition was held on Saturday August 6, 1932 and on Monday August 8, 1932.
Twenty swimmers from ten nations competed.
|Willy den Ouden
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1:06.6||Helene Madison||Boston (USA)||April 20, 1931|
|Olympic Record||1:11.0||Albina Osipowich||Amsterdam (NED)||August 11, 1928|
In the second heat Joyce Cooper bettered the Olympic record with 1:09.0 minutes, in the third heat Helene Madison bettered the Olympic record with 1:08.9 minutes, in the fourth heat Eleanor Saville bettered the Olympic record with 1:08.5 minutes, in the first semi-finals Willy den Ouden bettered the Olympic record with 1:07.6 minutes. Finally Helene Madison set the new Olympic record in the final with 1:06.8 minutes.
Saturday August 6, 1932: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced to the final.
|1||Corrie Laddé (NED)||1:12.1|
|2||Yvonne Godard (FRA)||1:12.2|
|3||Valerie Davies (GBR)||1:12.7|
|4||Hatsuho Matsuzawa (JPN)||1:17.1|
|5||Marjorie Linton (CAN)||1:19.9|
|1||Joyce Cooper (GBR)||1:09.0||QQ OR|
|2||Josephine McKim (USA)||1:09.3|
|3||Frances Bult (AUS)||1:11.4|
|4||Maria Vierdag (NED)||1:13.3|
|5||Irene Mullen (CAN)||1:15.2|
|1||Helene Madison (USA)||1:08.9||QQ OR|
|2||Jenny Maakal (RSA)||1:11.0|
|3||Lilli Andersen (DEN)||1:11.6|
|4||Edna Hughes (GBR)||1:15.1|
|5||Kazue Kojima (JPN)||1:16.2|
|1||Eleanor Saville (USA)||1:08.5||QQ OR|
|2||Willy den Ouden (NED)||1:09.2|
|3||Yukie Arata (JPN)||1:16.1|
|4||Irene Pirie (CAN)||1:16.3|
|5||Maria Lenk (BRA)||1:25.8|
Sunday August 7, 1932: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.
|1||Willy den Ouden (NED)||1:07.6||QQ OR|
|2||Eleanor Saville (USA)||1:08.8|
|3||Josephine McKim (USA)||1:08.8|
|4||Joyce Cooper (GBR)||1:09.2|
|5||Yvonne Godard (FRA)||1:14.1|
|1||Helene Madison (USA)||1:09.9|
|2||Frances Bult (AUS)||1:10.2|
|3||Jenny Maakal (RSA)||1:10.6|
|4||Corrie Laddé (NED)||1:11.8|
Monday August 8, 1932:
|1||Helene Madison (USA)||1:06.8 OR|
|2||Willy den Ouden (NED)||1:07.8|
|3||Eleanor Saville (USA)||1:08.2|
|4||Josephine McKim (USA)||1:09.3|
|5||Frances Bult (AUS)||1:09.9|
|6||Jenny Maakal (RSA)||1:10.8|