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Swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's 50 metre freestyle

The women's 50 metre freestyle event at the 1992 Summer Olympics took place on 31 July at the Piscines Bernat Picornell in Barcelona, Spain.[1]

Women's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenuePiscines Bernat Picornell
Date31 July 1992 (heats & finals)
Competitors50 from 35 nations
Winning time24.79 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yang Wenyi  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Zhuang Yong  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Angel Martino  United States
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Yang Wenyi (CHN) 24.98 Guangzhou, China 11 April 1988
Olympic record   Kristin Otto (GDR) 25.49 Seoul, South Korea 25 September 1988

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
31 July Final A Yang Wenyi   China 24.79 WR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 5 Zhuang Yong   China 25.56 Q
2 5 4 Angel Martino   United States 25.63 Q
7 4 Jenny Thompson   United States Q
4 5 3 Catherine Plewinski   France 25.78 Q
5 6 4 Simone Osygus   Germany 25.79 Q
6 7 5 Yang Wenyi   China 25.84 Q
7 5 5 Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands 25.86 Q
8 5 2 Natalya Meshcheryakova   Unified Team 25.89 Q
9 7 3 Franziska van Almsick   Germany 25.96 q
10 5 6 Marianne Kriel   South Africa 26.05 q
11 6 3 Lisa Curry   Australia 26.07 q
12 7 6 Andrea Nugent   Canada 26.29 q
13 5 8 Kristin Topham   Canada 26.32 q
14 6 2 Linda Olofsson   Sweden 26.43 q
7 8 Marianne Muis   Netherlands q
16 6 7 Yevgeniya Yermakova   Unified Team 26.45 q
17 6 8 Julie Blaise   France 26.48
18 7 2 Gitta Jensen   Denmark 26.54
19 6 1 Cristina Chiuso   Italy 26.72
20 5 1 Ayako Nakano   Japan 26.74
21 4 5 Luminița Dobrescu   Romania 26.76
4 3 Claudia Franco   Spain
23 5 7 Louise Karlsson   Sweden 26.77
24 4 4 Karen Pickering   Great Britain 26.78
25 4 6 Mette Nielsen   Denmark 26.80
6 6 Karen van Wirdum   Australia
27 7 7 Toni Jeffs   New Zealand 26.90
7 1 Alison Sheppard   Great Britain
29 4 7 Martina Moravcová   Czechoslovakia 26.92
30 4 2 Diana Ureche   Romania 26.96
31 3 3 Minna Salmela   Finland 27.00
32 3 6 Rania Elwani   Egypt 27.20
33 3 4 Eva Gysling   Switzerland 27.21
34 2 4 Joscelin Yeo   Singapore 27.36
3 5 Shina Matsudo   Japan
36 3 2 Robyn Lamsam   Hong Kong 27.40
37 3 7 Monica Dahl   Namibia 27.45
38 2 5 Marja Pärssinen   Finland 27.49
39 3 1 Joshua Ikhaghomi   Nigeria 27.53
40 2 7 Shelley Cramer   Virgin Islands 27.84 NR
41 1 7 Keren Regal   Israel 27.93
42 4 1 Helga Sigurðardóttir   Iceland 27.94
43 1 2 Vola Hanta Ratsifa Andrihamanana   Madagascar 28.22
44 2 3 Ratiporn Wong   Thailand 28.42
45 2 6 Ana Joselina Fortin   Honduras 28.59
46 2 2 May Ooi   Singapore 28.77
47 1 5 Sharon Pickering   Fiji 28.90
48 1 3 Paola Peñarrieta   Bolivia 29.71
49 1 6 Sara Casadei   San Marino 30.05
50 1 4 Elsa Freire   Angola 30.17

FinalsEdit

[3]

Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 3 Lisa Curry   Australia 25.87
10 2 Kristin Topham   Canada 26.17
11 7 Marianne Muis   Netherlands 26.24
6 Andrea Nugent   Canada
13 5 Marianne Kriel   South Africa 26.47
14 8 Yevgeniya Yermakova   Unified Team 26.49
15 1 Linda Olofsson   Sweden 26.51
4 Franziska van Almsick   Germany DSQ

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  7 Yang Wenyi   China 24.79 WR
  4 Zhuang Yong   China 25.08
  3 Angel Martino   United States 25.23
4 6 Catherine Plewinski   France 25.36 NR
5 5 Jenny Thompson   United States 25.37
6 8 Natalya Meshcheryakova   Unified Team 25.47
7 2 Simone Osygus   Germany 25.74
8 1 Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands 25.84

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Women's 50 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Barcelona 1992: Swimming – Women's 50m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Barcelona 1992. LA84 Foundation. p. 372. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Barcelona 1992: Swimming – Women's 50m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Barcelona 1992. LA84 Foundation. p. 372. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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