Swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's 50 metre freestyle

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Women's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Venue Piscines Bernat Picornell
Date 31 July 1992 (heats & finals)
Competitors 50 from 35 nations
Winning time 24.79 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yang Wenyi  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Zhuang Yong  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Angel Martino  United States
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The women's 50 metre freestyle event at the 1992 Summer Olympics took place on 31 July at the Piscines Bernat Picornell in Barcelona, Spain.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Yang Wenyi (CHN) 24.98 Guangzhou, China 11 April 1988
Olympic record  Kristin Otto (GDR) 25.49 Seoul, South Korea 25 September 1988

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
31 July Final A Yang Wenyi  China 24.79 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 5 Zhuang Yong  China 25.56 Q
2 5 4 Angel Martino  United States 25.63 Q
7 4 Jenny Thompson  United States Q
4 5 3 Catherine Plewinski  France 25.78 Q
5 6 4 Simone Osygus  Germany 25.79 Q
6 7 5 Yang Wenyi  China 25.84 Q
7 5 5 Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 25.86 Q
8 5 2 Natalya Meshcheryakova  Unified Team 25.89 Q
9 7 3 Franziska van Almsick  Germany 25.96 q
10 5 6 Marianne Kriel  South Africa 26.05 q
11 6 3 Lisa Curry  Australia 26.07 q
12 7 6 Andrea Nugent  Canada 26.29 q
13 5 8 Kristin Topham  Canada 26.32 q
14 6 2 Linda Olofsson  Sweden 26.43 q
7 8 Marianne Muis  Netherlands q
16 6 7 Yevgeniya Yermakova  Unified Team 26.45 q
17 6 8 Julie Blaise  France 26.48
18 7 2 Gitta Jensen  Denmark 26.54
19 6 1 Cristina Chiuso  Italy 26.72
20 5 1 Ayako Nakano  Japan 26.74
21 4 5 Luminița Dobrescu  Romania 26.76
4 3 Claudia Franco  Spain
23 5 7 Louise Karlsson  Sweden 26.77
24 4 4 Karen Pickering  Great Britain 26.78
25 4 6 Mette Nielsen  Denmark 26.80
6 6 Karen van Wirdum  Australia
27 7 7 Toni Jeffs  New Zealand 26.90
7 1 Alison Sheppard  Great Britain
29 4 7 Martina Moravcová  Czechoslovakia 26.92
30 4 2 Diana Ureche  Romania 26.96
31 3 3 Minna Salmela  Finland 27.00
32 3 6 Rania Elwani  Egypt 27.20
33 3 4 Eva Gysling  Switzerland 27.21
34 2 4 Joscelin Yeo  Singapore 27.36
3 5 Shina Matsudo  Japan
36 3 2 Robyn Lamsam  Hong Kong 27.40
37 3 7 Monica Dahl  Namibia 27.45
38 2 5 Marja Pärssinen  Finland 27.49
39 3 1 Joshua Ikhaghomi  Nigeria 27.53
40 2 7 Shelley Cramer  Virgin Islands 27.84 NR
41 1 7 Keren Regal  Israel 27.93
42 4 1 Helga Sigurðardóttir  Iceland 27.94
43 1 2 Bako Ratsifandrihamanana  Madagascar 28.22
44 2 3 Ratiporn Wong  Thailand 28.42
45 2 6 Ana Joselina Fortin  Honduras 28.59
46 2 2 May Ooi  Singapore 28.77
47 1 5 Sharon Pickering  Fiji 28.90
48 1 3 Paola Peñarrieta  Bolivia 29.71
49 1 6 Sara Casadei  San Marino 30.05
50 1 4 Elsa Freire  Angola 30.17

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 3 Lisa Curry  Australia 25.87
10 2 Kristin Topham  Canada 26.17
11 7 Marianne Muis  Netherlands 26.24
6 Andrea Nugent  Canada
13 5 Marianne Kriel  South Africa 26.47
14 8 Yevgeniya Yermakova  Unified Team 26.49
15 1 Linda Olofsson  Sweden 26.51
16 4 Franziska van Almsick  Germany DSQ

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 7 Yang Wenyi  China 24.79 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Zhuang Yong  China 25.08
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Angel Martino  United States 25.23
4 6 Catherine Plewinski  France 25.36 NR
5 5 Jenny Thompson  United States 25.37
6 8 Natalya Meshcheryakova  Unified Team 25.47
7 2 Simone Osygus  Germany 25.74
8 1 Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 25.84

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