Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

The women's 100 metre butterfly event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on August 29 and August 30.[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 Carolyn Schuler
  United States
Silver Marianne Heemskerk
  Netherlands
Bronze Jan Andrew
  Australia

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Eight fastest swimmers advanced directly to the finals

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Carolyn Schuler   United States 1:09.8
2 Jan Andrew   Australia 1:10.3
3 Valentina Poznyak   Soviet Union 1:13.2
4 Jean Oldroyd   Great Britain 1:14.2
5 Silvia Belmar   Mexico 1:16.5
6 Hannelore Janele   Austria 1:18.4
Judith McHale   Canada DNS

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Sheila Watt   Great Britain 1:12.3
2 Zinaida Belovetskaya   Soviet Union 1:12.6
3 Kristina Larsson   Sweden 1:13.0
4 Anna Beneck   Italy 1:18.4
5 Hillary Wilson   Rhodesia 1:21.4
Dawn Fraser   Australia DNS
Gertrudes Lozada   Philippines DNS

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Carolyn Wood   United States 1:11.1
2 Atie Voorbij   Netherlands 1:12.4
3 Heidi Eisenschmidt   United Team of Germany 1:14.6
4 Karin Larsson   Sweden 1:15.0
5 Eulalia Martínez   Mexico 1:17.9
6 Márta Egerváry   Hungary 1:19.4
7 Colette Libourel   France 1:20.4

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Marianne Heemskerk   Netherlands 1:11.0
2 Bärbel Fuhrmann   United Team of Germany 1:13.2
3 Margaret Iwasaki   Canada 1:14.2
4 Shizue Miyabe   Japan 1:15.8
5 Sandra von Giese   Philippines 1:16.3
6 Annie Caron   France 1:17.1
7 Anna Cechi   Italy 1:19.5

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Carolyn Schuler   United States 1:09.5 OR
  Marianne Heemskerk   Netherlands 1:10.4
  Jan Andrew   Australia 1:12.2
4 Sheila Watt   Great Britain 1:13.3
5 Atie Voorbij   Netherlands 1:13.3
6 Zinaida Belovetskaya   Soviet Union 1:13.3
7 Kristina Larsson   Sweden 1:13.6
Carolyn Wood   United States DNF

Wood was in second place after 70 metres, but swallowed too much water, became confused, and stopped swimming.[2]


Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Butterfly". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book To The Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 443. ISBN 0140066322.

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