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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4×100 m men women

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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