Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle
The women's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of a women's event in Olympic swimming, followed closely by the 4×100 metre free relay. The competition was held from Monday to Friday, 8 to 12 July 1912.
|Women's 100 metre freestyle|
at the Games of the V Olympiad
|Competitors||27 from 8 nations|
Twenty-seven swimmers from eight nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1:20.6||Daisy Curwen||Birkenhead (GBR)||10 June 1912|
Belle Moore, swimming in the first heat, set the first Olympic record with 1 minute 29.8 seconds. In the second heat Daisy Curwen bettered the record with 1 minute 23.6 seconds, and in the fourth heat Fanny Durack set a new world record with 1 minute 19.8 seconds.
The top two in each heat advanced along with the fastest loser overall.
|1||Belle Moore (GBR)||1:29.8||QS OR|
|2||Louise Otto (GER)||1:34.4||QS|
|3||Klara Milch (AUT)||1:37.2|
|4||Greta Johansson (SWE)||1:41.4|
|5||Tyyne Järvi (FIN)||1:42.4|
|—||Aagot Norman (NOR)||DNF|
|1||Daisy Curwen (GBR)||1:23.6||QS OR|
|2||Jennie Fletcher (GBR)||1:26.2||QS|
|3||Berta Zahourek (AUT)||1:38.6|
|4||Josefa Kellner (AUT)||1:41.2|
|5||Karin Lundgren (SWE)||1:44.8|
|6||Sonja Johnsson (SWE)|
|1||Mina Wylie (ANZ)||1:26.8||QS|
|2||Mary Langford (GBR)||1:28.0||QS|
|3||Hermine Stindt (GER)||1:29.2|
|4||Josephine Sticker (AUT)||1:31.8|
|5||Claire Guttenstein (BEL)|
|6||Elsa Björklund (SWE)|
|1||Fanny Durack (ANZ)||1:19.8||QS WR|
|2||Irene Steer (GBR)||1:27.2||QS|
|3||Wally Dressel (GER)||1:28.6||qs|
|4||Margarete Adler (AUT)||1:34.4|
|5||Greta Carlsson (SWE)|
|6||Regina Kari (FIN)|
|1||Grete Rosenberg (GER)||1:25.0||QS|
|2||Annie Speirs (GBR)||1:25.6||QS|
|3||Vera Thulin (SWE)||1:44.0|
The top two from each heat and the faster of the two third place swimmers advanced.
|1||Fanny Durack (ANZ)||1:20.2||QF|
|2||Daisy Curwen (GBR)||1:26.8||QF|
|3||Annie Speirs (GBR)||1:27.0||qf|
|4||Belle Moore (GBR)||1:27.4|
|5||Mary Langford (GBR)||1:29.2|
|6||Louise Otto (GER)||1:32.0|
|1||Mina Wylie (ANZ)||1:27.0||QF|
|2||Jennie Fletcher (GBR)||1:27.2||QF|
|3||Grete Rosenberg (GER)||1:29.2||*|
|4||Wally Dressel (GER)||1:33.4|
|—||Irene Steer (GBR)||DQ|
|1||Fanny Durack (ANZ)||1:22.2|
|2||Mina Wylie (ANZ)||1:25.4|
|3||Jennie Fletcher (GBR)||1:27.0|
|4||Grete Rosenberg (GER)||1:27.2|
|5||Annie Speirs (GBR)||1:27.4|
|—||Daisy Curwen (GBR)||DNS|
- "Swimming at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2016.