Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 100 metre freestyle
|Women's 100 metre freestyle
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
|Dates||September 9, 1973|
|Competitors||35 from 25 nations|
The women's 100 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 9.
Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
|World record||Kornelia Ender (GDR)||57.61||Belgrade, Yugoslavia||8 September 1973|
|Championship record||Kornelia Ender (GDR)||57.61||Belgrade, Yugoslavia||8 September 1973|
The following records were established during the competition:
|9 September||Final||Kornelia Ender||East Germany||57.542||WR|
35 swimmers participated in 5 heats, qualified swimmers are listed:
The results of the final are below.
|6||Kornelia Ender||East Germany||57.542||WR|
|5||Shirley Babashoff||United States||58.876|
|4||3||Andrea Eife||East Germany||58.931|
|6||2||Jutta Weber||West Germany||59.585|
|7||7||Kathy Heddy||United States||59.900|