Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

The women's 100 metre butterfly event at the 1956 Olympic Games took place on December 3 and December 5.[1] This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Shelley Mann
  United States
Silver Nancy Ramey
  United States
Bronze Mary Sears
  United States

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Eight fastest swimmers from the heats advanced to the finals.

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shelley Mann   United States 1:11.2 Q
2 Nancy Ramey   United States 1:13.4 Q
3 Sara Barber   Canada 1:16.2 Q
4 Marta Skupilová   Czechoslovakia 1:17.7
5 Maureen Giles   Australia 1:19.4

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Beverly Bainbridge   Australia 1:14.4 Q
2 Mary Sears   United States 1:15.1 Q
3 Mária Littomeritzky   Hungary 1:15.2 Q
4 Beth Whittall   Canada 1:16.9 Q
5 Jutta Langenau   United Team of Germany 1:17.4 Q
6 Anne Morton   Great Britain 1:17.7
7 Odette Lusien-Casteur   France 1:19.8

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Shelley Mann   United States 1:11.0 OR
  Nancy Ramey   United States 1:11.9
  Mary Sears   United States 1:14.4
4 Mária Littomeritzky   Hungary 1:14.9
5 Beverly Bainbridge   Australia 1:15.2
6 Jutta Langenau   United Team of Germany 1:17.4
7 Beth Whittall   Canada 1:17.9
8 Sara Barber   Canada 1:18.4

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Butterfly". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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