Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

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Women's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Date 8–10 August
Competitors 33 from 14 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Rie Mastenbroek  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jeannette Campbell  Argentina
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gisela Arendt  Germany
← 1932
1948 →

The women's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the sixth appearance of the event, which was established in 1912. The competition was held from Saturday August 8, 1936 to Monday August 10, 1936.

Thirty-three swimmers from 14 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1936 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:04.6 Netherlands Willy den Ouden Amsterdam (NED) February 27, 1936
Olympic Record 1:06.8 United States Helene Madison Los Angeles (USA) August 8, 1932

Rie Mastenbroek set a new Olympic record in the first heat with 1 minute 06.4 seconds and equaled her time in the first semi-final. In the final she lowered the Olympic record to 1 minute 05.9 seconds.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Saturday August 8, 1936: The fastest three in each heat and the fastest fourth-placed from across the heats advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:06.4 Q OR
2  Gisela Arendt (GER) 1:07.3 Q
3  Katherine Rawls (USA) 1:08.5 Q
4  Phyllis Dewar (CAN) 1:09.2 q
5  Eva Arndt (DEN) 1:10.1
6  Margery Hinton (GBR) 1:13.0
7  Rei Takemura (JPN) 1:14.6
8  Scylla Venâncio (BRA) 1:15.1

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Willy den Ouden (NED) 1:08.1 Q
2  Evelyn de Lacy (AUS) 1:08.5 Q
3  Olive McKean (USA) 1:09.3 Q
4  Ilona Ács (HUN) 1:12.7
5  Irene Pirie-Milton (CAN) 1:12.8
6  Tsuneko Furuta (JPN) 1:14.6

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Jeannette Campbell (ARG) 1:06.8 Q
2  Tini Wagner (NED) 1:08.9 Q
3  Piedade Coutinho (BRA) 1:09.4 Q
4  Elvi Svendsen (DEN) 1:10.3
5  Inge Schmitz (GER) 1:10.9
6  Vera Harsányi (HUN) 1:11.5
7  Zilpha Grant (GBR) 1:12.1

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Ragnhild Hveger (DEN) 1:09.6 Q
2  Kazue Kojima (JPN) 1:11.0 Q
3  Olive Wadham (GBR) 1:11.5 Q
4  Irma Schrameková (TCH) 1:11.8
5  Kitty Mackay (AUS) 1:13.8
6  Helena Salles (BRA) 1:16.2
7  Yeung Sauking (ROC) 1:22.2

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Bernice Lapp (USA) 1:09.0 Q
2  Magda Lenkei (HUN) 1:09.9 Q
3  Margaret Stone (CAN) 1:10.0 Q
4  Leni Lohmar (GER) 1:10.3
5  Renée Blondeau (FRA) 1:10.9

Semifinals[edit]

Sunday August 9, 1936: The fastest three in each semi-final and the fastest fourth-placed from across the heats advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:06.4 Q =OR
2  Gisela Arendt (GER) 1:07.2 Q
3  Katherine Rawls (USA) 1:08.5 Q
4  Tini Wagner (NED) 1:08.6 q
5  Piedade Coutinho (BRA) 1:09.6
6  Phyllis Dewar (CAN) 1:09.6
7  Kazue Kojima (JPN) 1:11.1
8  Magda Lenkei (HUN) 1:12.1

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Jeannette Campbell (ARG) 1:06.6 Q
2  Willy den Ouden (NED) 1:06.7 Q
3  Olive McKean (USA) 1:08.9 Q
4  Bernice Lapp (USA) 1:09.6
5  Evelyn de Lacy (AUS) 1:10.0
6  Olive Wadham (GBR) 1:12.0
7  Margaret Stone (CAN) 1:12.8
8  Ragnhild Hveger (DEN) 1:14.0

Final[edit]

Monday August 10, 1936:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:05.9 OR
2  Jeannette Campbell (ARG) 1:06.4
3  Gisela Arendt (GER) 1:06.6
4  Willy den Ouden (NED) 1:07.6
5  Tini Wagner (NED) 1:08.1
6  Olive McKean (USA) 1:08.4
7  Katherine Rawls (USA) 1:08.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 

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