Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle

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Women's 800 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) Wendy Weinberg  United States
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Swimming events at the
1976 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
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The final of the Women's 800 metre Freestyle event for the 1976 Summer Olympics was held on July 25, 1976, in Montreal, after the preliminary heats on July 24, 1976.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Nicole Kramer  United States 8:46.81 Q, OR
2 Shannon Smith  Canada 8:52.66 Q
3 Lisa Geary  Canada 8:56.49
4 Allison Calder  New Zealand 8:57.24
5 Carine Verbauwen  Belgium 8:57.31
6 Laura Bortolotti  Italy 9:00.16

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Petra Thümer  East Germany 8:46.58 Q, OR
2 Regina Jäger  East Germany 8:49.19 Q
3 Wendy Weinberg  United States 8:49.78 Q
4 Wendy Quirk  Canada 8:53.93
5 Eleonora Pandini  Italy 9:12.47
6 Fernanda Pérez  Colombia 9:36.10
- Maria Guimarães  Brazil - DQ

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shirley Babashoff  United States 8:47.74 Q
2 Jenny Turrall  Australia 8:51.41 Q
3 Rosemary Milgate  Australia 8:53.65 Q
4 Annelies Maas  Netherlands 8:57.38
5 Tracey Wickham  Australia 9:01.93
6 Antonia Real  Spain 9:07.24
7 Diana Hatler  Puerto Rico 9:43.51

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Petra Thümer  East Germany 8:37.14 WR
2 Shirley Babashoff  United States 8:37.59
3 Wendy Weinberg  United States 8:42.60
4 Rosemary Milgate  Australia 8:47.21
5 Nicole Kramer  United States 8:47.33
6 Shannon Smith  Canada 8:48.15
7 Regina Jäger  East Germany 8:50.40
8 Jenny Turrall  Australia 8:52.88

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Women's 800 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 December 2016.