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

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Swimming at the
1960 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
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 26 and 29.[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.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Dawn Fraser
 Australia
Silver Chris von Saltza
 United States
Bronze Natalie Steward
 Great Britain

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ilsa Konrads  Australia 1:04.2
2 Erica Terpstra  Netherlands 1:04.4
3 Katalin Boros  Hungary 1:05.2
4 Karin Larsson  Sweden 1:06.3
5 Maria Cristina Pacifici  Italy 1:07.1
6 Blanca Barrón  Mexico 1:07.9

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Dawn Fraser  Australia 1:02.1
2 Cocki van Engelsdorp Gastelaars  Netherlands 1:03.9
3 Inger Thorngren  Sweden 1:06.1
4 Yoshiko Sato  Japan 1:06.4
5 Nora Novotny  Austria 1:07.4
6 Ágústa Þorsteinsdóttir  Iceland 1:07.5

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Csilla Madarász-Bajnogel-Dobai  Hungary 1:04.5
2 Heidi Pechstein  Germany 1:05.1
3 Diana Wilkinson  Great Britain 1:07.5
4 Margaret Iwasaki  Canada 1:07.6
5 Anneliese Rockenbach  Venezuela 1:08.5
6 Hitomi Jinno  Japan 1:09.8
7 Rita Pulido  Spain 1:10.0

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Chris von Saltza  United States 1:01.9
2 Ursel Brunner  Germany 1:04.6
3 Héda Frost  France 1:05.8
4 Mary Beth Stewart  Canada 1:06.0
5 Ulvi Voog  Soviet Union 1:06.7
6 Haydée Coloso  Philippines 1:07.8
7 Dottie Sutcliffe  Rhodesia 1:09.0

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Natalie Steward  Great Britain 1:03.5
2 Carolyn Wood  United States 1:04.3
3 Paola Saini  Italy 1:04.4
4 Marina Shamal  Soviet Union 1:06.4
5 Marie-Laure Gaillot  France 1:08.0
6 María Luisa Souza  Mexico 1:08.4

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dawn Fraser  Australia 1:01.2 OR
2 Chris von Saltza  United States 1:02.8
3 Natalie Steward  Great Britain 1:03.1
4 Carolyn Wood  United States 1:03.4
5 Csilla Madarász-Bajnogel-Dobai  Hungary 1:03.6
6 Erica Terpstra  Netherlands 1:04.3
7 Cocki van Engelsdorp Gastelaars  Netherlands 1:04.7
8 Mary Beth Stewart  Canada 1:05.5

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 October 2016.