Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre individual medley

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The women's 400 metre individual medley event at the 1972 Summer Olympics took place August 31.[1] This swimming event used medley swimming. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of eight lengths of the pool. The first two lengths were swum using the butterfly stroke, the second pair with the backstroke, the third pair of lengths in breaststroke, and the final two were freestyle. Unlike other events using freestyle, swimmers could not use butterfly, backstroke, or breaststroke for the freestyle leg; most swimmers use the front crawl in freestyle events.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gail Neall
 Australia
Silver Leslie Cliff
 Canada
Bronze Novella Calligaris
 Italy

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Gail Neall  Australia 5:11.89
2 Susan Hunter  New Zealand 5:14.47
3 Jaroslava Slavíčková  Czechoslovakia 5:18.53
4 Birutė Užkuraitytė  Soviet Union 5:20.05
5 Helga Niemann  West Germany 5:21.97
6 Shelagh Ratcliffe  Great Britain 5:24.27
7 Helmi Boxberger  West Germany 5:32.31
8 Silvia Borgini  Argentina 5:44.22

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Hennie Penterman  Netherlands 5:14.99
2 Marlies Pohl  East Germany 5:15.38
3 Jennifer McHugh  Canada 5:20.25
4 Debbie Bengtson  Canada 5:21.62
5 Eva Sigg  Finland 5:22.92
6 Karen Moras  Australia 5:24.13
7 Kirsten Strange-Campbell  Denmark 5:25.97

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lynn Vidali  United States 5:09.67
2 Novella Calligaris  Italy 5:11.16
3 Gerda Lassooij  Netherlands 5:22.09
4 Maria Isabel Guerra  Brazil 5:24.43
5 Trine Krogh  Norway 5:25.08
6 Diane Walker  Great Britain 5:28.82
7 Eleni Avlonitou  Greece 5:32.49
8 Béatrice Mottoulle  Belgium 5:35.38

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Evelyn Stolze  East Germany 5:06.96
2 Jenny Bartz  United States 5:07.31
3 Nina Petrova  Soviet Union 5:13.42
4 Yukari Takemoto  Japan 5:20.89
5 Wijda Mazereeuw  Netherlands 5:24.00
6 Laura Vaca  Mexico 5:24.63
7 Roselina Angee  Colombia 5:35.44

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Leslie Cliff  Canada 5:08.64
2 Mary Montgomery  United States 5:13.62
3 Angela Franke  East Germany 5:14.81
4 Anita Zarnowiecki  Sweden 5:15.05
5 Susan Richardson  Great Britain 5:19.53
6 Susanne Niesner  Switzerland 5:25.23
7 Gisela Cerezo  Venezuela 5:29.56
8 María Ballesteros  Mexico 5:31.06

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Gail Neall  Australia 5:02.97 WR
2 Leslie Cliff  Canada 5:03.57
3 Novella Calligaris  Italy 5:03.99
4 Jenny Bartz  United States 5:05.56
5 Evelyn Stolze  East Germany 5:06.80
6 Mary Montgomery  United States 5:09.98
7 Lynn Vidali  United States 5:13.06
8 Nina Petrova  Soviet Union 5:15.68

Key: WR = World record

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