Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

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The women's 100 metre butterfly event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on August 29 and August 30.[1] This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Carolyn Schuler
 United States
Silver Marianne Heemskerk
 Netherlands
Bronze Jan Andrew
 Australia

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Eight fastest swimmers advanced directly to the finals

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Carolyn Schuler  United States 1:09.8
2 Jan Andrew  Australia 1:10.3
3 Valentina Poznyak  Soviet Union 1:13.2
4 Jean Oldroyd  Great Britain 1:14.2
5 Silvia Belmar  Mexico 1:16.5
6 Hannelore Janele  Austria 1:18.4
Judith McHale  Canada DNS

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Sheila Watt  Great Britain 1:12.3
2 Zinaida Belovetskaya  Soviet Union 1:12.6
3 Kristina Larsson  Sweden 1:13.0
4 Anna Beneck  Italy 1:18.4
5 Hillary Wilson  Rhodesia 1:21.4
Dawn Fraser  Australia DNS
Gertrudes Lozada  Philippines DNS

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Carolyn Wood  United States 1:11.1
2 Atie Voorbij  Netherlands 1:12.4
3 Heidi Eisenschmidt  United Team of Germany 1:14.6
4 Karin Larsson  Sweden 1:15.0
5 Eulalia Martínez  Mexico 1:17.9
6 Márta Egerváry  Hungary 1:19.4
7 Colette Libourel  France 1:20.4

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Marianne Heemskerk  Netherlands 1:11.0
2 Bärbel Fuhrmann  United Team of Germany 1:13.2
3 Margaret Iwasaki  Canada 1:14.2
4 Shizue Miyabe  Japan 1:15.8
5 Sandra von Giese  Philippines 1:16.3
6 Annie Caron  France 1:17.1
7 Anna Cechi  Italy 1:19.5

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Carolyn Schuler  United States 1:09.5 OR
2 Marianne Heemskerk  Netherlands 1:10.4
3 Jan Andrew  Australia 1:12.2
4 Sheila Watt  Great Britain 1:13.3
5 Atie Voorbij  Netherlands 1:13.3
6 Zinaida Belovetskaya  Soviet Union 1:13.3
7 Kristina Larsson  Sweden 1:13.6
Carolyn Wood  United States DNF

Wood was in second place after 70 metres, but swallowed too much water, became confused, and stopped swimming.[2]


Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Butterfly". Sports Reference. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book To The Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 443. ISBN 0140066322.

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