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Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre breaststroke

The women's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 1968 Summer Olympics took place between 18 and 19 October.[1] This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool. This was the first appearance for this event in the Olympics for the women swimmers.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Catie Ball   United States 1:18.8
2 Jo-Anne Barnes   Australia 1:19.1
3 Sue Jones   United States 1:19.3
4 Dorothy Harrison   Great Britain 1:19.6
5 Christine Filippovits   Austria 1:19.9
6 Tamara Oynick   Mexico 1:22.7
7 Liana Vicens   Puerto Rico 1:25.2
Heat 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Djurdjica Bjedov   Yugoslavia 1:17.7
2 Alla Grebennikova   Soviet Union 1:19.3
3 Shlomit Nir   Israel 1:20.9
4 Ann O'Connor   Ireland 1:21.1
5 Marjan Janus   Netherlands 1:21.9
6 Tamara Orejuela   Ecuador 1:26.8
7 Celia Jokisch   El Salvador 1:46.6
Heat 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Sharon Wichman   United States 1:18.3
2 Judy Playfair   Australia 1:19.2
3 Yvonne Brage   Sweden 1:20.8
4 Vreni Eberle   West Germany 1:22.6
5 Víctoria Casas   Mexico 1:24.7
6 María Moreño   El Salvador 1:27.2
Heat 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Uta Frommater   West Germany 1:18.5
2 Galina Prozumenschikova   Soviet Union 1:18.6
3 Svetlana Babanina   Soviet Union 1:20.2
4 Jill Slattery   Great Britain 1:20.7
5 Sue McKenzie   Australia 1:20.9
6 Ellen Ingvadóttir   Iceland 1:22.6
Heat 5
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ana María Norbis   Uruguay 1:17.4
2 Kiyoe Nakagawa   Japan 1:18.2
3 Diana Harris   Great Britain 1:19.8
4 Yukari Takemoto   Japan 1:20.7
5 Márta Egerváry   Hungary 1:22.6
6 Arlette Wilmes   Luxembourg 1:24.4
7 María Castro   El Salvador 1:36.9

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Sharon Wichman   United States 1:16.8
2 Djurdjica Bjedov   Yugoslavia 1:17.1
3 Galina Prozumenschikova   Soviet Union 1:17.5
4 Joanne Barnes   Australia 1:18.4
5 Alla Grebennikova   Soviet Union 1:18.6
6 Christine Filippovits   Austria 1:18.9
7 Dorothy Harrison   Great Britain 1:19.6
8 Jill Slattery   Great Britain 1:19.8
Semifinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ana Norbis   Uruguay 1:16.7
2 Catie Ball   United States 1:16.8
3 Uta Frommater   West Germany 1:16.9
4 Kiyoe Nakagawa   Japan 1:17.7
5 Svetlana Babanina   Soviet Union 1:18.3
6 Sue Jones   United States 1:18.6
7 Judy Playfair   Australia 1:19.3
8 Diana Harris   Great Britain 1:19.3

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Đurđica Bjedov   Yugoslavia 1:15.8 OR
  Galina Prozumenshchikova   Soviet Union 1:15.9
  Sharon Wichman   United States 1:16.1
4 Uta Frommater   West Germany 1:16.2
5 Catie Ball   United States 1:16.7
6 Kiyoe Nakagawa   Japan 1:17.0
7 Svetlana Babanina   Soviet Union 1:17.2
8 Ana María Norbis   Uruguay 1:17.3

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 November 2016.

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