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Swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

The women's 4×100 metre freestyle relay event at the 1992 Summer Olympics took place on 28 July at the Piscines Bernat Picornell in Barcelona, Spain.[1]

Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenuePiscines Bernat Picornell
Date28 July 1992 (heats & final)
Competitors60 from 13 nations
Winning time3:39.46 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Nicole Haislett, Angel Martino, Jenny Thompson, Dara Torres, Ashley Tappin*, Crissy Ahmann-Leighton*
2nd, silver medalist(s)  China (CHN)
Le Jingyi, Lü Bin, Zhuang Yong, Yang Wenyi, Zhao Kun*
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany (GER)
Franziska van Almsick, Daniela Hunger, Simone Osygus, Manuela Stellmach, Kerstin Kielgaß*, Annette Hadding*
*Indicates the swimmer only competed in the preliminary heats.
← 1988
1996 →

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   East Germany (GDR)
Kristin Otto (54.73)
Manuela Stellmach (54.96)
Sabina Schulze (55.52)
Heike Friedrich (55.36)
3:40.57 Madrid, Spain 19 August 1986
Olympic record   East Germany (GDR)
Kristin Otto (55.11)
Katrin Meissner (54.73)
Daniela Hunger (55.69)
Manuela Stellmach (55.10)
3:40.63 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 1988

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
28 July Final Nicole Haislett (55.33)
Dara Torres (55.33)
Angel Martino (54.79)
Jenny Thompson (54.01)
  United States 3:39.46 WR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rule: The eight fastest teams advance to the final (Q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 2 4   United States Angel Martino (54.83)
Ashley Tappin (55.68)
Crissy Ahmann-Leighton (55.55)
Dara Torres (55.51)
3:41.57 Q
2 1 3   China Zhao Kun (56.95)
Lü Bin (55.61)
Yang Wenyi (55.51)
Le Jingyi (55.34)
3:43.41 Q
3 2 5   Germany Manuela Stellmach (56.10)
Kerstin Kielgaß (55.85)
Annette Hadding (56.35)
Daniela Hunger (55.28)
3:43.58 Q
4 1 5   Netherlands Mildred Muis (56.71)
Diana van der Plaats (55.75)
Inge de Bruijn (56.03)
Marianne Muis (55.51)
3:44.00 Q
5 2 7   Unified Team Natalya Meshcheryakova (56.05)
Svetlana Leshukova (56.38)
Yevgeniya Yermakova (56.43)
Yelena Dendeberova (56.20)
3:45.06 Q
6 1 2   Sweden Eva Nyberg (57.12)
Linda Olofsson (57.38)
Louise Karlsson (56.79)
Ellenor Svensson (56.86)
3:48.15 Q
7 2 3   Denmark Berit Puggaard (58.38)
Gitta Jensen (55.66)
Annette Poulsen (58.16)
Mette Jacobsen (56.58)
3:48.78 Q
8 2 6   Canada Marianne Limpert (57.11)
Allison Higson (57.80)
Nikki Dryden (58.26)
Andrea Nugent (56.11)
3:49.28 Q
9 1 4   Australia Angela Mullens (57.78)
Lise Mackie (57.88)
Nicole Stevenson (58.25)
Lisa Curry (55.73)
3:49.64
10 1 6   Japan Ayako Nakano (57.36)
Yoko Koikawa (57.45)
Shina Matsudo (58.05)
Suzu Chiba (57.05)
3:49.91
11 2 2   France Julie Blaise (57.54)
Julia Reggiani (57.62)
Marie-Laure Giraudon (57.78)
Véronique Jardin (57.28)
3:50.22
12 1 7   Romania Diana Ureche (58.43)
Carla Negrea (1:00.26)
Beatrice Căşlaru (59.34)
Luminița Dobrescu (57.49)
3:55.52
13 2 8   Mauritius Corinne Leclair (1:00.99)
Luanne Maurice (1:02.94)
Annabelle Mariejeanne (1:03.66)
Nathalie Lam (1:02.37)
4:09.96

FinalEdit

[3]

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
  4   United States Nicole Haislett (55.33)
Dara Torres (55.33)
Angel Martino (54.79)
Jenny Thompson (54.01)
3:39.46 WR
  5   China Zhuang Yong (54.51)
Lü Bin (55.90)
Yang Wenyi (54.90)
Le Jingyi (54.81)
3:40.12 AS
  3   Germany Franziska van Almsick (54.99)
Simone Osygus (55.74)
Daniela Hunger (55.12)
Manuela Stellmach (55.75)
3:41.60
4 2   Unified Team Natalya Meshcheryakova (55.69)
Svetlana Leshukova (58.56)
Yelena Dendeberova (55.79)
Yelena Shubina (55.64)
3:43.68
5 6   Netherlands Diana van der Plaats (56.68)
Mildred Muis (55.75)
Marianne Muis (55.53)
Karin Brienesse (55.78)
3:43.74
6 1   Denmark Gitta Jensen (56.13)
Mette Jacobsen (56.26)
Berit Puggaard (57.67)
Mette Nielsen (57.75)
3:47.81 NR
7 7   Sweden Eva Nyberg (57.37)
Louise Karlsson (56.50)
Ellenor Svensson (56.94)
Malin Nilsson (57.06)
3:48.47
8 8   Canada Marianne Limpert (57.06)
Nikki Dryden (57.65)
Andrea Nugent (56.79)
Allison Higson (57.97)
3:49.37

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Barcelona 1992: Swimming – Women's 4×100m Freestyle Relay Heats" (PDF). Barcelona 1992. LA84 Foundation. p. 382. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Barcelona 1992: Swimming – Women's 4×100m Freestyle Relay Final" (PDF). Barcelona 1992. LA84 Foundation. p. 382. Retrieved 5 September 2017.

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