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

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Women's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Date 6–8 August
Competitors 20 from 10 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Helene Madison  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Willy den Ouden  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eleanor Saville  United States
← 1928
1936 →
Swimming at the
1932 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
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 1932 Summer Olympics programme.[1] 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.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:06.6 United States Helene Madison Boston (USA) April 20, 1931
Olympic Record 1:11.0 United States Albina Osipowich Amsterdam (NED) August 11, 1928

In the heats the Olympics record was beaten in the second heat by Joyce Cooper with 1 minute 09.0 seconds, in the third heat by Helene Madison with 1:08.9 minutes and in the fourth heat Eleanor Saville with 1 minute 08.5 minutes. In the first semi-final Willy den Ouden bettered the Olympic record with 1 minute 07.6 seconds and in the final Madison again set a new Olympic record with 1 minute 06.8 seconds.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Saturday August 6, 1932: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Corrie Laddé (NED) 1:12.1 Q
2  Yvonne Godard (FRA) 1:12.2 Q
3  Valerie Davies (GBR) 1:12.7
4  Hatsuho Matsuzawa (JPN) 1:17.1
5  Marjorie Linton (CAN) 1:19.9

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Joyce Cooper (GBR) 1:09.0 Q OR
2  Josephine McKim (USA) 1:09.3 Q
3  Frances Bult (AUS) 1:11.4 q
4  Maria Vierdag (NED) 1:13.3
5  Irene Mullen (CAN) 1:15.2

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Helene Madison (USA) 1:08.9 Q OR
2  Jenny Maakal (RSA) 1:11.0 Q
3  Lilli Andersen (DEN) 1:11.6
4  Edna Hughes (GBR) 1:15.1
5  Kazue Kojima (JPN) 1:16.2

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Eleanor Saville (USA) 1:08.5 Q OR
2  Willy den Ouden (NED) 1:09.2 Q
3  Yukie Arata (JPN) 1:16.1
4  Irene Pirie (CAN) 1:16.3
5  Maria Lenk (BRA) 1:25.8

Semifinals[edit]

Sunday August 7, 1932: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Willy den Ouden (NED) 1:07.6 Q OR
2  Eleanor Saville (USA) 1:08.8 Q
3  Josephine McKim (USA) 1:08.8 Q
4  Joyce Cooper (GBR) 1:09.2
5  Yvonne Godard (FRA) 1:14.1

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Helene Madison (USA) 1:09.9 Q
2  Frances Bult (AUS) 1:10.2 Q
3  Jenny Maakal (RSA) 1:10.6 Q
4  Corrie Laddé (NED) 1:11.8

Final[edit]

Monday August 8, 1932:

Place Swimmer Time
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

References[edit]

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

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