Swimming at the 1932 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 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which was established in 1912. The competition was held on Saturday August 6, 1932 and on Monday August 8, 1932.
|Women's 100 metre freestyle|
at the Games of the X Olympiad
|Competitors||20 from 10 nations|
Twenty swimmers from ten nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||1:06.6||Helene Madison||Boston (USA)||April 20, 1931|
|Olympic Record||1:11.0||Albina Osipowich||Amsterdam (NED)||August 11, 1928|
In the heats the Olympics record was beaten in the second heat by Joyce Cooper with 1 minute 09.0 seconds, in the third heat by Helene Madison with 1:08.9 minutes and in the fourth heat Eleanor Saville with 1 minute 08.5 minutes. In the first semi-final Willy den Ouden bettered the Olympic record with 1 minute 07.6 seconds and in the final Madison again set a new Olympic record with 1 minute 06.8 seconds.
Saturday August 6, 1932: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced to the final.
|1||Corrie Laddé (NED)||1:12.1||Q|
|2||Yvonne Godard (FRA)||1:12.2||Q|
|3||Valerie Davies (GBR)||1:12.7|
|4||Hatsuho Matsuzawa (JPN)||1:17.1|
|5||Marjorie Linton (CAN)||1:19.9|
|1||Joyce Cooper (GBR)||1:09.0||Q OR|
|2||Josephine McKim (USA)||1:09.3||Q|
|3||Frances Bult (AUS)||1:11.4||q|
|4||Maria Vierdag (NED)||1:13.3|
|5||Irene Mullen (CAN)||1:15.2|
|1||Helene Madison (USA)||1:08.9||Q OR|
|2||Jenny Maakal (RSA)||1:11.0||Q|
|3||Lilli Andersen (DEN)||1:11.6|
|4||Edna Hughes (GBR)||1:15.1|
|5||Kazue Kojima (JPN)||1:16.2|
|1||Eleanor Saville (USA)||1:08.5||Q OR|
|2||Willy den Ouden (NED)||1:09.2||Q|
|3||Yukie Arata (JPN)||1:16.1|
|4||Irene Pirie (CAN)||1:16.3|
|5||Maria Lenk (BRA)||1:25.8|
Sunday August 7, 1932: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.
|1||Willy den Ouden (NED)||1:07.6||Q OR|
|2||Eleanor Saville (USA)||1:08.8||Q|
|3||Josephine McKim (USA)||1:08.8||Q|
|4||Joyce Cooper (GBR)||1:09.2|
|5||Yvonne Godard (FRA)||1:14.1|
|1||Helene Madison (USA)||1:09.9||Q|
|2||Frances Bult (AUS)||1:10.2||Q|
|3||Jenny Maakal (RSA)||1:10.6||Q|
|4||Corrie Laddé (NED)||1:11.8|
Monday August 8, 1932:
|1||Helene Madison (USA)||1:06.8 OR|
|2||Willy den Ouden (NED)||1:07.8|
|3||Eleanor Saville (USA)||1:08.2|
|4||Josephine McKim (USA)||1:09.3|
|5||Frances Bult (AUS)||1:09.9|
|6||Jenny Maakal (RSA)||1:10.8|
- "Swimming at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 September 2016.