Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

The women's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place between October 12 and 13.[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 two lengths of the pool.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Dawn Fraser
  Australia
Silver Sharon Stouder
  United States
Bronze Kathy Ellis
  United States

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Kathy Ellis   United States 1:01.5
2 Martina Grunert   Germany 1:03.1
3 Daniela Beneck   Italy 1:03.2
4 Winnie van Weerdenburg   Netherlands 1:03.8
5 Ryoko Urakami   Japan 1:04.5
6 Mary Beth Stewart   Canada 1:05.1
7 Im Geum-ja   South Korea 1:16.1

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ann-Christine Hagberg   Sweden 1:02.5
2 Rita Schumacher   Germany 1:03.5
3 Anneliese Rockenbach   Venezuela 1:04.3
4 Paola Saini   Italy 1:04.4
5 Sandra Keen   Great Britain 1:04.7
6 Toos Beumer   Netherlands 1:05.2
7 Ann Lallande   Puerto Rico 1:06.8

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jeanne Hallock   United States 1:03.6
2 Robyn Thorn   Australia 1:03.7
3 Nataliya Ustinova   Soviet Union 1:04.2
4 Kirsten Strange-Campbell   Denmark 1:05.3
5 Traudi Beierlein   Germany 1:05.4
6 Monique Piétri   France 1:05.8
7 Christl Paukerl   Austria 1:07.3

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Erica Terpstra   Netherlands 1:02.5
2 Judit Turóczy   Hungary 1:02.9
3 Ulla Jäfvert   Sweden 1:03.8
4 Nataliya Bystrova   Soviet Union 1:04.0
5 Diana Wilkinson   Great Britain 1:05.0
6 Mara Sacchi   Italy 1:05.9
7 Hrafnhildur Guðmundsdóttir   Iceland 1:06.4
8 Rosario de Vivanco   Peru 1:09.0

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Dawn Fraser   Australia 1:00.6
2 Marion Lay   Canada 1:02.1
3 Katalin Takács   Hungary 1:03.5
4 Toyoko Kimura   Japan 1:04.8
5 Marilyn Sidelsky   Zimbabwe 1:05.5
6 Linda Amos   Great Britain 1:06.1
7 Rita Pulido   Spain 1:06.7
8 Margaret Harding   Puerto Rico 1:11.7

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Sharon Stouder   United States 1:02.3
2 Lyn Bell   Australia 1:02.4
3 Csilla Madarász-Bajnogel-Dobai   Hungary 1:02.5
4 Ann-Charlotte Lilja   Sweden 1:03.7
5 Helen Kennedy   Canada 1:04.2
6 Miyoko Azuma   Japan 1:06.4
7 Jovina Tseng   Malaysia 1:13.9

SemifinalsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Dawn Fraser   Australia 59.9
2 Marion Lay   Canada 1:02.2
3 Lyn Bell   Australia 1:02.2
4 Csilla Madarász   Hungary 1:02.3
5 Jeanne Hallock   United States 1:02.4
6 Daniela Beneck   Italy 1:02.9
7 Judit Turóczy   Hungary 1:03.0
8 Robyn Thorn   Australia 1:03.9

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Sharon Stouder   United States 1:01.4
2 Erica Terpstra   Netherlands 1:02.3
3 Kathy Ellis   United States 1:02.5
4 Ann-Christine Hagberg   Sweden 1:02.8
5 Martina Grunert   Germany 1:03.1
6 Katalin Takács   Hungary 1:03.3
7 Ann-Charlotte Lilja   Sweden 1:03.9
8 Ulla Jäfvert   Sweden 1:04.6

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Dawn Fraser   Australia 59.5 OR
  Sharon Stouder   United States 59.9
  Kathy Ellis   United States 1:00.8
4 Erica Terpstra   Netherlands 1:01.8
5 Marion Lay   Canada 1:02.2
6 Csilla Madarász-Bajnogel-Dobai   Hungary 1:02.4
7 Ann-Christine Hagberg   Sweden 1:02.5
8 Lyn Bell   Australia 1:02.7

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2016.