Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

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Women's 100 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Aquatics Stadium
Dates6 August 2016 (heats &
semifinals)
7 August 2016 (final)
Competitors45 from 35 nations
Winning time55.48 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Sarah Sjöström  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Penny Oleksiak  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dana Vollmer  United States
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The women's 100 metre butterfly event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place on 6–7 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.[1]

Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjöström overturned her own existing world record to become the country's first Olympic champion in the pool since Lars Frölander topped the podium on the male counterpart of this event in 2000. She maintained an enormous lead from the start to capture her first Olympic gold medal with a 55.48, shaving 0.16 seconds off from her own world record.[2][3] Canada's 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak came from third at the initial length to smash a new junior World and Canadian record for the silver in 56.46, touching out U.S. swimmer and reigning Olympic titleholder Dana Vollmer, who claimed the bronze in 56.63, by just 0.17 of a second.[4][5]

Chinese teammates Chen Xinyi (56.72) and London 2012 runner-up Lu Ying (56.76) picked up the fourth and fifth spots respectively, separated by 0.04-second margin. Meanwhile, teenager Rikako Ikee cracked a 57-second barrier with a Japanese record and a sixth-place finish in 56.86. Australia's Emma McKeon (57.05) and Denmark's four-time Olympian Jeanette Ottesen (57.17) rounded out the championship field.[4] In December 2016, Chen Xinyi was disqualified after failing a drugs test.[6]

Earlier in the semifinals, Sjöström established a new Olympic record time of 55.84 to take the top seed for a historic finale, slicing 0.14 seconds off from the standard held by Vollmer at the previous Games.[7]

The medals for the competition were presented by Gunilla Lindberg, Sweden, IOC member, and the gifts were presented by Mr. Pipat Paniangvait, Honorary Treasurer of the FINA.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Sarah Sjöström (SWE) 55.64 Kazan, Russia 3 August 2015
Olympic record  Dana Vollmer (USA) 55.98 London, United Kingdom 29 July 2012

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
6 August Semifinal Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 55.84 OR
7 August Final Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 55.48 WR, OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[10][11]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 4 Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 56.26 Q
2 4 5 Dana Vollmer  United States 56.56 Q
3 6 3 Penny Oleksiak  Canada 56.73 Q, WJR, NR
4 5 4 Kelsi Worrell  United States 56.97 Q
5 6 6 Lu Ying  China 57.08 Q
6 6 5 Jeanette Ottesen  Denmark 57.15 Q
7 4 4 Chen Xinyi  China 57.17 Q
8 6 2 Rikako Ikee  Japan 57.27 Q, NR
9 5 5 Emma McKeon  Australia 57.33 Q
10 4 6 Liliána Szilágyi  Hungary 57.70 Q
11 5 2 An Se-hyeon  South Korea 57.80 Q
12 4 7 Farida Osman  Egypt 57.83 Q, AF
13 4 8 Kimberly Buys  Belgium 57.91 Q
14 3 5 Daynara de Paula  Brazil 57.92 Q
15 3 3 Natsumi Hoshi  Japan 58.15 Q
5 7 Daiene Dias  Brazil Q
17 4 3 Madeline Groves  Australia 58.17
18 4 1 Anna Ntountounaki  Greece 58.27
5 3 Noemie Thomas  Canada
20 6 7 Svetlana Chimrova  Russia 58.41
21 5 6 Ilaria Bianchi  Italy 58.48
22 4 2 Alexandra Wenk  Germany 58.49
23 6 8 Kristel Vourna  Greece 58.89
24 5 8 Marie Wattel  France 58.90
25 3 6 Béryl Gastaldello  France 58.93
26 6 1 Nataliya Lovtsova  Russia 59.19
27 2 4 Amit Ivry  Israel 59.42
28 3 7 Lucie Svěcená  Czech Republic 59.45
3 8 Danielle Villars  Switzerland
30 3 4 Katarína Listopadová  Slovakia 59.57
31 3 1 Judit Ignacio  Spain 59.61
32 5 1 Louise Hansson  Sweden 59.73
33 3 2 Helena Gasson  New Zealand 59.82
34 2 3 Darya Stepanyuk  Ukraine 1:00.81
35 2 5 Quah Ting Wen  Singapore 1:00.88
36 2 2 Amina Kajtaz  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:01.67
37 2 6 Marie Laura Meza  Costa Rica 1:02.01
38 2 7 Sotiria Neofytou  Cyprus 1:02.91
39 2 1 Jannah Sonnenschein  Mozambique 1:04.21
40 2 8 Dalia Tórrez Zamora  Nicaragua 1:05.81
41 1 4 Yusra Mardini  Refugee Olympic Team 1:09.21
42 1 5 Oreoluwa Cherebin  Grenada 1:10.40
43 1 6 Nooran Ba Matraf  Yemen 1:11.16
44 1 3 Johanna Umurungi  Rwanda 1:11.92
45 1 2 Nada Arkaji  Qatar 1:18.86

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 Rikako Ikee  Japan 57.05 Q, NR
2 4 Dana Vollmer  United States 57.06 Q
3 3 Jeanette Ottesen  Denmark 57.47 Q
4 5 Kelsi Worrell  United States 57.54
5 7 Farida Osman  Egypt 58.26
6 2 Liliána Szilágyi  Hungary 58.31
7 8 Daiene Dias  Brazil 58.52
8 1 Daynara de Paula  Brazil 58.65

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 55.84 Q, OR
2 2 Emma McKeon  Australia 56.81 Q
3 5 Penny Oleksiak  Canada 57.10 Q
4 3 Lu Ying  China 57.15 Q
5 6 Chen Xinyi  China 57.51 Q
6 7 An Se-hyeon  South Korea 57.95
7 8 Natsumi Hoshi  Japan 58.03
8 1 Kimberly Buys  Belgium 58.63

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 55.48 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2 Penny Oleksiak  Canada 56.46 WJR, NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Dana Vollmer  United States 56.63
4 7 Lu Ying  China 56.76
5 3 Rikako Ikee  Japan 56.86 NR
6 5 Emma McKeon  Australia 57.05
7 1 Jeanette Ottesen  Denmark 57.17
[a] 8 Chen Xinyi  China DSQ

Chen - On 10 December 2016, FINA confirmed that Chen had tested positive for unlawful substances at the Games. Her results were voided, and she was given a two year ban from competing.[6]

References[edit]

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