Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 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 400 metre freestyle event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 31 and September 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 eight lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Chris von Saltza
 United States
Silver Jane Cederqvist
 Sweden
Bronze Tineke Lagerberg
 Netherlands

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Chris von Saltza  United States 4:53.6
2 Tineke Lagerberg  Netherlands 4:57.0
3 Bibbi Segerström  Sweden 4:57.6
4 Gisela Weiß  Germany 5:08.6
5 Judy Samuel  Great Britain 5:08.6
6 Paola Saini  Italy 5:12.9
7 Kimiko Ezaka  Japan 5:13.1
8 Eiko Wada  Japan 5:26.8

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ilsa Konrads  Australia 4:59.2
2 Corrie Schimmel  Netherlands 5:00.1
3 Héda Frost  France 5:00.6
4 Carolyn House  United States 5:00.7
5 Hillary Wilson  Rhodesia 5:16.8
6 María Luisa Souza  Mexico 5:21.3
7 Sigrid Müller  Austria 5:25.1

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jane Cederqvist  Sweden 4:55.6
2 Nan Rae  Great Britain 4:55.7
3 Dawn Fraser  Australia 4:57.6
4 Ursel Brunner  Germany 5:05.3
5 Welleda Veschi  Italy 5:18.3
6 Mária Frank  Hungary 5:21.9
7 Blanca Barrón  Mexico 5:26.4

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Chris von Saltza  United States 4:50.6 OR
2 Jane Cederqvist  Sweden 4:53.9
3 Tineke Lagerberg  Netherlands 4:56.9
4 Ilsa Konrads  Australia 4:57.9
5 Dawn Fraser  Australia 4:58.5
6 Nan Rae  Great Britain 4:59.7
7 Corrie Schimmel  Netherlands 5:02.3
8 Bibbi Segerström  Sweden 5:02.4

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Women's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 22 October 2016.