Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

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Women's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 18, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 19, 2004 (final)
Competitors 51 from 45 nations
Winning time 53.84
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jodie Henry  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Natalie Coughlin  United States
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Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m   men   women
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
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 100 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 18 and 19.[1]

Australia's Jodie Henry edged out defending Olympic champion Inge de Bruijn to take the gold medal in this event, by thirty-two hundredths of a second (0.32), outside the record time of 53.84 seconds.[2] U.S. swimmer Natalie Coughlin, who previously claimed the title in the 100 m backstroke, earned the bronze at 54.40 seconds. In the semifinals, Henry captured fourteen hundredths of a second (0.14) off her teammate Lisbeth Lenton's world record (set five months earlier in Sydney), with a time of 53.52.[3] This was also the final appearance for de Bruijn at the Olympics, before she retired from her swimming career in 2007.[4]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Lisbeth Lenton (AUS) 53.66 Sydney, Australia 31 March 2004
Olympic record  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 53.77 Sydney, Australia 20 September 2000

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 18 Semifinal 2 Jodie Henry  Australia 53.52 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 4 Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 54.43 Q
2 5 5 Kara Lynn Joyce  United States 54.53 Q
3 7 5 Natalie Coughlin  United States 54.82 Q
4 7 4 Lisbeth Lenton  Australia 54.89 Q
5 6 3 Malia Metella  France 55.08 Q
6 7 2 Nery Mantey Niangkouara  Greece 55.12 Q
7 6 4 Jodie Henry  Australia 55.13 Q
8 7 6 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 55.17 Q
9 7 3 Federica Pellegrini  Italy 55.41 Q
10 6 6 Alena Popchanka  Belarus 55.49 Q
11 6 2 Franziska van Almsick  Germany 55.57 Q, WD
12 5 1 Tomoko Nagai  Japan 55.76 Q
13 5 6 Marleen Veldhuis  Netherlands 55.81 Q
14 5 7 Josefin Lillhage  Sweden 55.87 Q
15 4 6 Hanna Shcherba  Belarus 56.01 Q
6 5 Hanna-Maria Seppälä  Finland Q
17 6 1 Ryu Yoon-ji  South Korea 56.02 Q
18 4 3 Jeanette Ottesen  Denmark 56.17
19 7 1 Paulina Barzycka  Poland 56.20
20 6 8 Rebeca Gusmão  Brazil 56.25
21 4 1 Alison Fitch  New Zealand 56.29
22 6 7 Cheng Jiaru  China 56.39
23 7 8 Jana Myšková  Czech Republic 56.59
24 7 7 Xu Yanwei  China 56.66
5 2 Johanna Sjöberg  Sweden
26 4 2 Sara Isaković  Slovenia 56.67
3 7 Dominique Diezi  Switzerland
28 5 8 Florencia Szigeti  Argentina 56.71
29 3 5 Arlene Semeco  Venezuela 57.04
30 4 8 Eileen Coparropa  Panama 57.09
31 4 7 Olga Mukomol  Ukraine 57.12
32 4 5 Anna Gostomelsky  Israel 57.15
33 3 6 Judith Draxler  Austria 57.29
34 3 8 Hannah Wilson  Hong Kong 57.33
35 2 2 Vanessa García  Puerto Rico 57.38
36 3 3 Lara Heinz  Luxembourg 57.40
37 4 4 Jana Kolukanova  Estonia 57.45
38 3 2 Ágnes Mutina  Hungary 58.10
39 3 1 Angela Chuck  Jamaica 58.33
40 3 4 Ragnheidur Ragnarsdóttir  Iceland 58.47
41 2 5 Yelena Skalinskaya  Kazakhstan 58.56
42 2 4 Linda McEachrane  Trinidad and Tobago 58.92
43 2 3 Agnese Ozoliņa  Latvia 59.03
44 2 6 Sung Yi-chieh  Chinese Taipei 59.18
45 2 7 Irina Shlemova  Uzbekistan 59.21
46 2 8 Shikha Tandon  India 59.70
47 2 1 Nicoleta Coica  Moldova 59.85
48 1 4 Carolina Cerqueda  Andorra 1:00.38
49 1 5 Larissa Inangorore  Burundi 1:23.90
50 1 3 Gloria Koussihouede  Benin 1:30.90
51 5 3 Melanie Marshall  Great Britain DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Kara Lynn Joyce  United States 54.81 Q
2 2 Alena Popchanka  Belarus 54.97 Q
3 3 Nery Mantey Niangkouara  Greece 55.02 Q
4 6 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 55.08 Q
5 5 Lisbeth Lenton  Australia 55.17
6 7 Marleen Veldhuis  Netherlands 55.32
7 1 Hanna Shcherba  Belarus 55.67
8 8 Ryu Yoon-Ji  South Korea 55.85

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 Jodie Henry  Australia 53.52 Q, WR
2 4 Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 54.06 Q
3 5 Natalie Coughlin  United States 54.37 Q
4 3 Malia Metella  France 54.57 Q
5 2 Federica Pellegrini  Italy 55.30
6 8 Hanna-Maria Seppälä  Finland 55.59
7 1 Josefin Lillhage  Sweden 55.76
8 7 Tomoko Nagai  Japan 56.03

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Jodie Henry  Australia 53.84
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 54.16
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Natalie Coughlin  United States 54.40
4 6 Malia Metella  France 54.50
5 2 Kara Lynn Joyce  United States 54.54
6 1 Nery Mantey Niangkouara  Greece 54.81
7 8 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 55.12
8 7 Alena Popchanka  Belarus 55.24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Jodie Henry wins gold in 100 metres freestyle". ABC News Australia. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (2 December 2006). "Aussie Jodie Henry Breaks World Record in 100 Freestyle – Blasts 53.52". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Olympic champion de Bruijn retires". Associated Press. NDTV. 22 March 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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