Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

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Women's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 15, 2004 (heats & final)
Competitors 38 from 31 nations
Winning time 4:05.34 EU
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Laure Manaudou  France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Otylia Jędrzejczak  Poland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kaitlin Sandeno  United States
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The women's 400 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 15.[1]

France's Laure Manaudou won the gold medal in this event, with a European record time of 4:05.34. The silver medal was awarded to Poland's Otylia Jędrzejczak, who finished behind Manaudou by half a second (0.50), in an outstanding time of 4:05.84. U.S. swimmer Kaitlin Sandeno, who earned a silver in the 400 m individual medley on the previous day, fought off a challenge from Romania's Camelia Potec in the final lap to take a bronze by two tenths of a second (0.20), clocking at 4:06.19.[2][3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Janet Evans (USA) 4:03.85 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 1988
Olympic record  Janet Evans (USA) 4:03.85 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 1988

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 3 Laure Manaudou  France 4:06.76 Q
2 4 5 Otylia Jędrzejczak  Poland 4:07.11 Q
3 3 4 Camelia Potec  Romania 4:07.39 Q
4 3 5 Ai Shibata  Japan 4:07.63 Q
5 4 1 Rebecca Cooke  Great Britain 4:08.18 Q
6 4 3 Kaitlin Sandeno  United States 4:08.22 Q
7 3 6 Linda Mackenzie  Australia 4:08.46 Q
8 5 5 Sachiko Yamada  Japan 4:09.10 Q
9 3 2 Claudia Poll  Costa Rica 4:09.75
10 4 2 Kalyn Keller  United States 4:09.83
11 5 7 Simona Păduraru  Romania 4:10.39
12 5 4 Hannah Stockbauer  Germany 4:10.46
13 5 6 Elka Graham  Australia 4:11.67
14 5 1 Pang Jiaying  China 4:11.81
15 4 4 Éva Risztov  Hungary 4:12.08
16 5 2 Brittany Reimer  Canada 4:12.33
17 4 6 Chen Hua  China 4:12.67
18 4 7 Erika Villaécija García  Spain 4:13.03
19 5 8 Monique Ferreira  Brazil 4:13.75
20 3 1 Zoi Dimoschaki  Greece 4:13.96
21 3 3 Joanne Jackson  Great Britain 4:14.89
22 2 6 Cecilia Biagioli  Argentina 4:16.42
23 3 7 Arantxa Ramos  Spain 4:16.52
24 2 3 Anja Čarman  Slovenia 4:17.79
25 4 8 Daria Parshina  Russia 4:18.24
26 2 7 Kristel Köbrich  Chile 4:18.68
27 2 2 Vesna Stojanovska  Macedonia 4:19.39
28 2 5 Janelle Atkinson  Jamaica 4:20.00
29 1 6 Paola Duguet  Colombia 4:20.69
30 3 8 Kristýna Kyněrová  Czech Republic 4:21.12
31 2 1 Rebecca Linton  New Zealand 4:21.58
32 2 8 Ha Eun-ju  South Korea 4:21.65
33 1 4 Golda Marcus  El Salvador 4:22.27
34 1 5 Pilin Tachakittiranan  Thailand 4:23.62
35 1 7 Özlem Yasemin Taşkın  Turkey 4:24.08
36 1 3 Ivanka Moralieva  Bulgaria 4:25.92
37 1 2 Anita Galić  Croatia 4:26.09
38 2 4 Olga Beresnyeva  Ukraine 4:26.30

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Laure Manaudou  France 4:05.34 EU
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Otylia Jędrzejczak  Poland 4:05.84
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 Kaitlin Sandeno  United States 4:06.19
4 3 Camelia Potec  Romania 4:06.34
5 6 Ai Shibata  Japan 4:07.51
6 8 Sachiko Yamada  Japan 4:10.91
7 1 Linda Mackenzie  Australia 4:10.92
8 2 Rebecca Cooke  Great Britain 4:11.35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (15 August 2004). "French Star Laure Manaudou Wins 400 Free in a Stunning 4:05.34". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "French swimmer Manaudou wins women's 400m freestyle". Xinhua News Agency. China Daily. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 

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