Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle

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Women's 800 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 19, 2004 (heats)
August 20, 2004 (final)
Competitors31 from 26 nations
Winning time8:24.54
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ai Shibata  Japan
2nd, silver medalist(s) Laure Manaudou  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Diana Munz  United States
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The women's 800 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 19 and 20.[1]

Japan's Ai Shibata became the first Asian swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal in long-distance freestyle swimming, outside the record time of 8:24.54. France's Laure Manaudou, who claimed the title in the 400 m freestyle, added a silver to her medal tally, with a time of 8:24.96. U.S. swimmer Diana Munz, on the other hand, edged out her teammate Kalyn Keller for the bronze medal by 0.36 of a second, clocking at 8:26.61.[2][3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Janet Evans (USA) 8:16.22 Tokyo, Japan 20 August 1989
Olympic record  Brooke Bennett (USA) 8:19.67 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 2000

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 3 Laure Manaudou  France 8:25.91 Q
2 3 2 Rebecca Cooke  Great Britain 8:28.47 Q
3 3 5 Ai Shibata  Japan 8:30.08 Q
4 2 4 Diana Munz  United States 8:30.87 Q
5 2 3 Jana Henke  Germany 8:31.86 Q
6 4 5 Kalyn Keller  United States 8:32.36 Q
7 4 6 Erika Villaécija García  Spain 8:33.61 Q
8 2 6 Simona Păduraru  Romania 8:34.15 Q
9 2 2 Sarah Paton  Australia 8:35.81
10 3 6 Linda Mackenzie  Australia 8:35.90
11 4 2 Chen Hua  China 8:36.24
12 3 4 Sachiko Yamada  Japan 8:36.48
13 4 7 Flavia Rigamonti  Switzerland 8:38.10
14 4 4 Hannah Stockbauer  Germany 8:38.17
15 4 8 Kristel Köbrich  Chile 8:40.41
16 3 3 Camelia Potec  Romania 8:41.20
17 2 5 Brittany Reimer  Canada 8:41.55
18 2 1 Marianna Lymperta  Greece 8:42.65
19 3 1 Jana Pechanová  Czech Republic 8:47.38
20 2 7 Olga Beresnyeva  Ukraine 8:57.96
21 1 2 Golda Marcus  El Salvador 8:59.81
22 1 4 Kwon You-ri  South Korea 9:01.42
23 1 3 Jelena Petrova  Estonia 9:01.62
24 3 8 Rebecca Linton  New Zealand 9:02.41
25 1 7 Heather Roffey  Cayman Islands 9:02.88
26 2 8 Ivanka Moralieva  Bulgaria 9:03.13
27 1 6 Paola Duguet  Colombia 9:06.96
28 1 5 Anita Galić  Croatia 9:10.91
29 1 1 Khadija Ciss  Senegal 9:20.06
3 7 Éva Risztov  Hungary DNS
4 1 Anja Čarman  Slovenia DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 Ai Shibata  Japan 8:24.54
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Laure Manaudou  France 8:24.96
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Diana Munz  United States 8:26.61
4 7 Kalyn Keller  United States 8:26.97
5 1 Erika Villaécija García  Spain 8:29.04
6 5 Rebecca Cooke  Great Britain 8:29.37
7 2 Jana Henke  Germany 8:33.95
8 8 Simona Păduraru  Romania 8:37.02

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (20 August 2004). "Japan's Ai Shibata Wins the Women's 800 With Back-Half Surge". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Shibata wins women's 800m freestyle". Reuters. ABC News Australia. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 20 March 2013.

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