Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

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Women's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Venue Swimming and Diving Stadium
Date 29 November (heats)
30 November (semifinals)
1 December (final)
Competitors 35 from 16 nations
Winning time 1:02.0 (WR)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Dawn Fraser  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lorraine Crapp  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Faith Leech  Australia
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Swimming at the
1956 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1956 Olympic Games took place from November 29 to December 1.[1] 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.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were:

World record  Lorraine Crapp (AUS) 1:02.4 s Melbourne, Australia 25 October 1956
Olympic record  Judit Temes (HUN) 1:05.5 s Helsinki, Finland 26 July 1952

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
November 29 Heat 1 Lorraine Crapp  Australia 1:03.4 OR
November 29 Heat 5 Dawn Fraser  Australia 1:02.4 OR
December 1 Final Dawn Fraser  Australia 1:02.0 OR WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Fraser, DawnDawn Fraser  Australia 1:02.4 Q, OR
2 1 Crapp, LorraineLorraine Crapp  Australia 1:03.4 Q, OR
3 4 Leech, FaithFaith Leech  Australia 1:04.9 Q
4 5 Myburgh, NatalieNatalie Myburgh  South Africa 1:05.1 Q
5 5 Grant, VirginiaVirginia Grant  Canada 1:05.1 Q
6 5 Mann, ShelleyShelley Mann  United States 1:05.4 Q
7 1 Rosazza, JoanJoan Rosazza  United States 1:05.5 Q
8 3 Roe, MarrionMarrion Roe  New Zealand 1:05.9 Q
9 4 OrdogZsuzsa Ördög  Hungary 1:06.5 Q
9 2 Simons, NancyNancy Simons  United States 1:06.5 Q
11 3 Gyenge, ValériaValéria Gyenge  Hungary 1:06.6 Q
12 1 Stewart, HelenHelen Stewart  Canada 1:07.1 Q
13 1 Myburgh, JeanetteJeanette Myburgh  South Africa 1:07.1 Q
14 4 Jobson, KateKate Jobson  Sweden 1:07.3 Q
15 3 Klomp, BirgitBirgit Klomp  United Team of Germany 1:07.7 Q
16 4 Roberts, SusanSusan Roberts  South Africa 1:07.9 Q
17 2 Szőke, KatalinKatalin Szőke  Hungary 1:08.0
18 4 Steffin, ChristelChristel Steffin  United Team of Germany 1:08.1
19 2 Jansen, KatiKati Jansen  United Team of Germany 1:08.3
20 1 Hellström, AnitaAnita Hellström  Sweden 1:08.5
20 5 Hogben, FrancesFrances Hogben  Great Britain 1:08.5
22 2 Vouaux, OdileOdile Vouaux  France 1:08.6
23 2 Ewart, FearneFearne Ewart  Great Britain 1:08.8
23 3 Frost, HédaHéda Frost  France 1:08.8
23 4 Jinno, HitomiHitomi Jinno  Japan 1:08.8
26 1 Sweyd, IrèneIrène Sweyd  Belgium 1:08.9
27 4 Priestley, GladysGladys Priestley  Canada 1:09.2
28 3 Barrón, BlancaBlanca Barrón  Mexico 1:09.5
29 5 Jany-Sendral, GinetteGinette Jany-Sendral  France 1:09.9
30 3 Sato, YoshikoYoshiko Sato  Japan 1:10.3
30 5 Rivner, ShoshanaShoshana Rivner  Israel 1:10.3
32 1 Griffin, WinifredWinifred Griffin  New Zealand 1:10.4
33 2 Shimada, SetsukoSetsuko Shimada  Japan 1:11.8
34 1 Northrop, MargaretMargaret Northrop  Kenya 1:12.8
35 3 Lozada, GertrudezGertrudez Lozada  Philippines 1:13.7

Semifinals[edit]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Fraser, DawnDawn Fraser  Australia 1:03.0 Q
2 2 Crapp, LorraineLorraine Crapp  Australia 1:03.1 Q
3 1 Leech, FaithFaith Leech  Australia 1:05.2 Q
4 2 Roe, MarrionMarrion Roe  New Zealand 1:05.3 Q
5 2 Grant, VirginiaVirginia Grant  Canada 1:05.5 Q
6 2 Mann, ShelleyShelley Mann  United States 1:05.5 Q
7 1 Rosazza, JoanJoan Rosazza  United States 1:05.9 Q
8 1 Myburgh, NatalieNatalie Myburgh  South Africa 1:06.0 Q
9 2 Simons, NancyNancy Simons  United States 1:06.1
10 2 Jobson, KateKate Jobson  Sweden 1:06.1
11 1 Gyenge, ValériaValéria Gyenge  Hungary 1:06.4
12 2 Roberts, SusanSusan Roberts  South Africa 1:06.6
13 2 Myburgh, JeanetteJeanette Myburgh  South Africa 1:06.7
14 1 OrdoghZsuzsa Ördögh  Hungary 1:06.9
15 1 Stewart, HelenHelen Stewart  Canada 1:06..9
16 1 Klomp, BirgitBirgit Klomp  United Team of Germany 1:07.9

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Fraser, DawnDawn Fraser  Australia 1:02.0 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Crapp, LorraineLorraine Crapp  Australia 1:02.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Leech, FaithFaith Leech  Australia 1:05.1
4 Rosazza, JoanJoan Rosazza  United States 1:05.2
5 Grant, VirginiaVirginia Grant  Canada 1:05.4
6 Mann, ShelleyShelley Mann  United States 1:05.6
7 Roe, MarrionMarrion Roe  New Zealand 1:05.6
8 Myburgh, NatalieNatalie Myburgh  South Africa 1:05.8

Key: WR = World record

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