Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

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Women's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Petra Thümer  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Shirley Babashoff  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shannon Smith  Canada
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The Women's 400 metre Freestyle event for the 1976 Summer Olympics was held in Montreal. The event took place on 20 July.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Rebecca Perrott  New Zealand 4:15.71 Q, OR
2 Regina Jäger  East Germany 4:20.05
3 Tracey Wickham  Australia 4:24.44
4 Carine Verbauwen  Belgium 4:26.27
5 María Pérez  Venezuela 4:38.93
6 María París  Costa Rica 4:40.35
7 Vilborg Sverrisdóttir  Iceland 4:48.28

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Brenda Borgh  United States 4:17.20 Q
2 Wendy Quirk  Canada 4:19.69
3 Wendy Lee  Canada 4:20.16
4 Laura Bortolotti  Italy 4:29.71
5 Antonia Real  Spain 4:30.37
6 Fernanda Pérez  Colombia 4:45.73
7 Karen Robertson  Hong Kong 5:03.90

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Annelies Maas  Netherlands 4:17.16 Q
2 Kathy Heddy  United States 4:19.34 Q
3 Susan Barnard  Great Britain 4:30.05
4 Maria Guimarães  Brazil 4:32.63
5 Linda Faber  Netherlands 4:36.98
6 Susana Coppo  Argentina 4:57.41

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shirley Babashoff  United States 4:16.07 Q
2 Shannon Smith  Canada 4:16.70 Q
3 Sabine Kahle  East Germany 4:19.34 Q
4 Irina Vlasova  Soviet Union 4:21.19
5 Ratchaneewan Bulakul  Thailand 4:32.98
6 Susan Edmondson  Great Britain 4:33.33
7 Diana Hatler  Puerto Rico 4:49.73

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Petra Thümer  East Germany 4:17.20 Q
2 Rosemary Milgate  Australia 4:21.20
3 Jenny Turrall  Australia 4:21.33
4 Allison Calder  New Zealand 4:23.64
5 Eleonora Pandini  Italy 4:34.69
6 Myriam Mizouni  Tunisia 4:43.11
7 Georgina Osorio  Panama 4:49.80

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Petra Thümer  East Germany 4:09.89 WR
2 Shirley Babashoff  United States 4:10.46
3 Shannon Smith  Canada 4:14.60
4 Rebecca Perrott  New Zealand 4:14.76
5 Kathy Heddy  United States 4:15.50
6 Brenda Borgh  United States 4:17.43
7 Annelies Maas  Netherlands 4:17.44
8 Sabine Kahle  East Germany 4:20.42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Women's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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