Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
100 m men   women
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place between July 26 and 28 at the Swimming Stadium. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.


Gold Katalin Szőke
Silver Hannie Termeulen
Bronze Judit Temes





Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Katalin Szőke Hungary 1:06.8
2 Hannie Termeulen Netherlands 1:07.0
3 Judit Temes Hungary 1:07.1
4 Joan Harrison South Africa 1:07.1
5 Jody Alderson United States 1:07.1
6 Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher Netherlands 1:07.3
7 Marilee Stepan United States 1:08.0
8 Angela Barnwell Great Britain 1:08.6