Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

The women's 400 metre freestyle event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 31 and September 1.[1] This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of eight lengths of the pool.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Chris von Saltza
  United States
Silver Jane Cederqvist
  Sweden
Bronze Tineke Lagerberg
  Netherlands

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Chris von Saltza   United States 4:53.6
2 Tineke Lagerberg   Netherlands 4:57.0
3 Bibbi Segerström   Sweden 4:57.6
4 Gisela Weiß   Germany 5:08.6
5 Judy Samuel   Great Britain 5:08.6
6 Paola Saini   Italy 5:12.9
7 Kimiko Ezaka   Japan 5:13.1
8 Eiko Wada   Japan 5:26.8

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ilsa Konrads   Australia 4:59.2
2 Corrie Schimmel   Netherlands 5:00.1
3 Héda Frost   France 5:00.6
4 Carolyn House   United States 5:00.7
5 Hillary Wilson   Rhodesia 5:16.8
6 María Luisa Souza   Mexico 5:21.3
7 Sigrid Müller   Austria 5:25.1

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jane Cederqvist   Sweden 4:55.6
2 Nan Rae   Great Britain 4:55.7
3 Dawn Fraser   Australia 4:57.6
4 Ursel Brunner   Germany 5:05.3
5 Welleda Veschi   Italy 5:18.3
6 Mária Frank   Hungary 5:21.9
7 Blanca Barrón   Mexico 5:26.4

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Chris von Saltza   United States 4:50.6 OR
  Jane Cederqvist   Sweden 4:53.9
  Tineke Lagerberg   Netherlands 4:56.9
4 Ilsa Konrads   Australia 4:57.9
5 Dawn Fraser   Australia 4:58.5
6 Nan Rae   Great Britain 4:59.7
7 Corrie Schimmel   Netherlands 5:02.3
8 Bibbi Segerström   Sweden 5:02.4

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Women's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2016.