Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

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The women's 4×100 metre freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the fifth appearance of the event, which was established in 1912. The competition was held on Friday, August 12, 1932.

Twenty swimmers from five nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Helen Johns
Helene Madison
Josephine McKim
Eleanor Saville
 Netherlands (NED)
Corrie Laddé
Willy den Ouden
Puck Oversloot
Maria Vierdag
 Great Britain (GBR)
Joyce Cooper
Valerie Davies
Edna Hughes
Helen Varcoe

Records[edit]

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

World Record 4:47.6 United States Adelaide Lambert
United States Albina Osipowich
United States Eleanor Garatti
United States Martha Norelius
Amsterdam (NED) August 9, 1928
Olympic Record 4:47.6 United States Adelaide Lambert
United States Albina Osipowich
United States Eleanor Garatti
United States Martha Norelius
Amsterdam (NED) August 9, 1928

The United States set a new world record with 4:38.0 minutes.

Results[edit]

As there were only five nation who competed in this event only a final was held.

Final

Place Swimmers Time
1  Josephine McKim, Helen Johns, Eleanor Saville, and Helene Madison (USA) 4:38.0 WR
2  Maria Vierdag, Puck Oversloot, Corrie Laddé, and Willy den Ouden (NED) 4:47.5
3  Valerie Davies, Helen Varcoe, Joyce Cooper, and Edna Hughes (GBR) 4:52.4
4  Irene Pirie, Irene Mullen, Ruth Kerr, and Betty Edwards (CAN) 5:05.7
5  Kazue Kojima, Hatsuko Morioka, Misao Yokota, and Yukie Arata (JPN) 5:06.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 September 2016.

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