Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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100 m men women
400 m men women
1500 m men
100 m women
200 m men
200 m men women
100 m women
200 m men
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place between October 12 and 13. 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  Dawn Fraser
Australia (AUS)
Silver  Sharon Stouder
United States (USA)
Bronze  Kathy Ellis
United States (USA)





Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dawn Fraser Australia 59.5 OR
2 Sharon Stouder United States 59.9
3 Kathy Ellis United States 1:00.8
4 Erica Terpstra Netherlands 1:01.8
5 Marion Lay Canada 1:02.2
6 Csilla Madarász-Bajnogel-Dobai Hungary 1:02.4
7 Ann-Christine Hagberg Sweden 1:02.5
8 Lyn Bell Australia 1:02.7

Key: OR = Olympic record