Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

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Women's 100 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Aquatics Center
Date August 9, 2008 (heats)
August 10, 2008 (semifinals)
August 11, 2008 (final)
Competitors 49 from 38 nations
Winning time 56.73 OC
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lisbeth Trickett  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christine Magnuson  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jessicah Schipper  Australia
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Swimming events at the
2008 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
Marathon
10 km men women

The women's 100 metre butterfly event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 9–11 August at the Beijing National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China.[1]

Top favorite Lisbeth Trickett powered past the entire field to earn Australia's second straight gold in the event. She posted a lifetime best of 56.73, just 0.12 of a second outside the world record set by Dutch swimmer Inge de Bruijn at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[2][3] U.S. swimmer Christine Magnuson took home the silver in 57.10, while Trickett's teammate Jessicah Schipper picked up the bronze in 57.25, handing an entire medal haul for the Aussies in the pool.[4]

China's Zhou Yafei finished fourth with a time of 57.84, while Tao Li made a historic milestone for Singapore as she became the nation's first ever swimmer to reach an Olympic final, earning a fifth spot in 57.99.[5] Meanwhile, Great Britain's Jemma Lowe (58.06), Brazil's Gabriella Silva (58.10), and Netherlands' Inge Dekker (58.54) closed out the field.[4]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 56.61 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000
Olympic record  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 56.61 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 4 Jessicah Schipper  Australia 57.58 Q
2 5 4 Christine Magnuson  United States 57.70 Q
6 3 Zhou Yafei  China Q, AS
4 4 5 Tao Li  Singapore 57.77 Q
5 5 8 Gabriella Silva  Brazil 58.00 Q
6 5 5 Elaine Breeden  United States 58.06 Q
7 4 1 Ilaria Bianchi  Italy 58.12 Q
8 5 1 Lize-Mari Retief  South Africa 58.20 Q, AF
9 6 5 Inge Dekker  Netherlands 58.22 Q
10 7 7 Aurore Mongel  France 58.30 Q
11 5 6 Natalya Sutyagina  Russia 58.32 Q
12 7 4 Lisbeth Trickett  Australia 58.37 Q
13 6 2 Eszter Dara  Hungary 58.39 Q, NR
14 7 2 Alena Popchanka  France 58.40 Q
15 5 3 Jeanette Ottesen  Denmark 58.44 Q
16 7 5 Jemma Lowe  Great Britain 58.49 Q
17 4 6 Otylia Jędrzejczak  Poland 58.53
18 4 2 Mandy Loots  South Africa 58.61
5 2 Yuko Nakanishi  Japan
20 4 4 Sara Isakovič  Slovenia 58.68 NR
21 7 3 Francesca Halsall  Great Britain 58.70
22 6 6 Irina Bespalova  Russia 58.92
23 6 7 Yuka Kato  Japan 58.94
24 4 3 Kateryna Zubkova  Ukraine 58.99 NR
25 6 1 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 59.03
26 3 4 Birgit Koschischek  Austria 59.07 NR
27 7 6 Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 59.08
28 4 8 Audrey Lacroix  Canada 59.10
6 8 Micha Kathrine Østergaard Jensen  Denmark
30 3 1 Hannah Wilson  Hong Kong 59.35
5 7 Chantal Groot  Netherlands
32 2 4 Triin Aljand  Estonia 59.43 NR
7 8 Xu Yanwei  China
34 4 7 Daynara de Paula  Brazil 59.45
35 3 6 Sara Oliveira  Portugal 59.48
36 3 5 Anna Gostomelsky  Israel 59.50
37 3 2 Ingvild Snildal  Norway 59.86
38 3 7 Carolina Colorado  Colombia 1:00.06
39 7 1 Daniela Samulski  Germany 1:00.37
40 2 5 Choi Hye-ra  South Korea 1:00.65
41 3 3 Eirini Kavarnou  Greece 1:00.74
42 3 8 Heather Brand  Zimbabwe 1:01.39
43 2 6 Yang Chin-kuei  Chinese Taipei 1:01.60
44 2 3 Iris Rosenberger  Turkey 1:01.67
45 2 2 Natalia Hadjiloizou  Cyprus 1:01.80
46 2 7 Emilia Pikkarainen  Finland 1:02.31
47 1 5 Binta Zahra Diop  Senegal 1:04.26
48 1 4 Antonella Scanavino  Uruguay 1:04.28
49 1 3 Simona Muccioli  San Marino 1:04.91

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 Lisbeth Trickett  Australia 57.05 Q
2 4 Christine Magnuson  United States 57.08 Q, AM
3 5 Tao Li  Singapore 57.54 Q, AS
4 8 Jemma Lowe  Great Britain 57.78 Q, NR
5 2 Aurore Mongel  France 58.46
6 1 Alena Popchanka  France 58.55
3 Elaine Breeden  United States
8 6 Lize-Mari Retief  South Africa 58.63

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Jessicah Schipper  Australia 57.43 Q
2 5 Zhou Yafei  China 57.68 Q
3 2 Inge Dekker  Netherlands 58.20 Q
4 3 Gabriella Silva  Brazil 58.39 Q
5 1 Eszter Dara  Hungary 58.84
6 7 Natalya Sutyagina  Russia 59.07
7 8 Jeanette Ottesen  Denmark 59.29
8 6 Ilaria Bianchi  Italy DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Lisbeth Trickett  Australia 56.73 OC
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Christine Magnuson  United States 57.10
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Jessicah Schipper  Australia 57.25
4 2 Zhou Yafei  China 57.84
5 6 Tao Li  Singapore 57.99
6 7 Jemma Lowe  Great Britain 58.06
7 8 Gabriella Silva  Brazil 58.10
8 1 Inge Dekker  Netherlands 58.54

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Swimming Schedule". USA Today. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Trickett takes gold in 100m fly". ABC News. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Libby Trickett wins gold in 100m butterfly at Beijing Olympics". The Australian. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Lohn, John (10 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: Libby Trickett Wins Gold in 100 Fly". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tao Li takes 5th place at Olympic swimming final". AsiaOne. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "De Bruijn soars to butterfly gold". BBC News. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 6 August 2008. 

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