Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre breaststroke

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Swimming events at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
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 breaststroke event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place between September 1 and September 2.[1] This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Cathy Carr
 United States
Silver Galina Prozumenshchikova
 Soviet Union
Bronze Beverley Whitfield
 Australia

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lyudmila Porubayko  Soviet Union 1:17.14
2 Renate Vogel  East Germany 1:17.33
3 Beverley Whitfield  Australia 1:17.59
4 Tetiana Prudnikova  Soviet Union 1:18.11
5 Yoko Yamamoto  Japan 1:18.94
6 Ann O'Connor  Ireland 1:19.13
7 Judith Hudson  Australia 1:19.78
8 Shlomit Nir  Israel 1:20.90

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Judy Melick  United States 1:16.75
2 Vreni Eberle  West Germany 1:17.67
3 Lynn Vidali  United States 1:18.80
4 Zuzana Marková  Czechoslovakia 1:18.88
5 Jaroslava Slavíčková  Czechoslovakia 1:19.12
6 Diana Harris  Great Britain 1:19.19
7 Winnie Nielsen  Denmark 1:23.00
8 Leonor Urueta  Mexico 1:23.21

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dorothy Harrison  Great Britain 1:16.99
2 Christine Jarvis  Great Britain 1:18.27
3 Sylvia Langer  East Germany 1:18.29
4 Brigitte Schuchardt  East Germany 1:18.62
5 Dagmar Sierck  West Germany 1:18.80
6 Jane Wright  Canada 1:20.56
7 Cristina Teixeira  Brazil 1:20.58
8 Ani Jane Mugrditchian  Lebanon 1:29.71

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Halyna Prozumenshchykova-Stepanova  Soviet Union 1:17.18
2 Jeanette Pettersson  Sweden 1:17.83
3 Éva Kiss  Hungary 1:18.57
4 Alie te Riet  Netherlands 1:18.79
5 Tineke Hofland  Netherlands 1:19.38
6 Patricia Siewert  West Germany 1:19.54
7 Mairi Ioannidou  Greece 1:21.705
8 Lee Yue-hwan  Chinese Taipei 1:25.47

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Cathy Carr  United States 1:16.01
2 Ágnes Kaczander-Kiss  Hungary 1:16.52
3 Britt-Marie Smedh  Sweden 1:17.21
4 Erika Rüegg  Switzerland 1:17.95
5 Sylvia Dockerill  Canada 1:18.64
6 Marian Stuart  Canada 1:18.69
7 Béatrice Mottoulle  Belgium 1:20.79
8 Ana Elena de la Portilla  Mexico 1:21.61

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Cathy Carr  United States 1:13.58 WR
2 Galina Prozumenshchikova  Soviet Union 1:14.99
3 Beverley Whitfield  Australia 1:15.73
4 Ágnes Kaczander-Kiss  Hungary 1:16.26
5 Judy Melick  United States 1:16.34
6 Vreni Eberle  West Germany 1:17.16
7 Britt-Marie Smedh  Sweden 1:17.19
8 Dorothy Harrison  Great Britain 1:17.49

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 November 2016.