Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

The women's 400 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 15.[1]

Women's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 15, 2004 (heats & final)
Competitors38 from 31 nations
Winning time4:05.34 EU
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Laure Manaudou  France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Otylia Jędrzejczak  Poland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Kaitlin Sandeno  United States
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France's Laure Manaudou won the gold medal in this event, with a European record time of 4:05.34. The silver medal was awarded to Poland's Otylia Jędrzejczak, who finished behind Manaudou by half a second (0.50), in an outstanding time of 4:05.84. U.S. swimmer Kaitlin Sandeno, who earned a silver in the 400 m individual medley on the previous day, fought off a challenge from Romania's Camelia Potec in the final lap to take a bronze by two tenths of a second (0.20), clocking at 4:06.19.[2][3]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Janet Evans (USA) 4:03.85 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 1988
Olympic record   Janet Evans (USA) 4:03.85 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 1988

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 3 Laure Manaudou   France 4:06.76 Q
2 4 5 Otylia Jędrzejczak   Poland 4:07.11 Q
3 3 4 Camelia Potec   Romania 4:07.39 Q
4 3 5 Ai Shibata   Japan 4:07.63 Q
5 4 1 Rebecca Cooke   Great Britain 4:08.18 Q
6 4 3 Kaitlin Sandeno   United States 4:08.22 Q
7 3 6 Linda Mackenzie   Australia 4:08.46 Q
8 5 5 Sachiko Yamada   Japan 4:09.10 Q
9 3 2 Claudia Poll   Costa Rica 4:09.75
10 4 2 Kalyn Keller   United States 4:09.83
11 5 7 Simona Păduraru   Romania 4:10.39
12 5 4 Hannah Stockbauer   Germany 4:10.46
13 5 6 Elka Graham   Australia 4:11.67
14 5 1 Pang Jiaying   China 4:11.81
15 4 4 Éva Risztov   Hungary 4:12.08
16 5 2 Brittany Reimer   Canada 4:12.33
17 4 6 Chen Hua   China 4:12.67
18 4 7 Erika Villaécija García   Spain 4:13.03
19 5 8 Monique Ferreira   Brazil 4:13.75
20 3 1 Zoi Dimoschaki   Greece 4:13.96
21 3 3 Joanne Jackson   Great Britain 4:14.89
22 2 6 Cecilia Biagioli   Argentina 4:16.42
23 3 7 Arantxa Ramos   Spain 4:16.52
24 2 3 Anja Čarman   Slovenia 4:17.79
25 4 8 Daria Parshina   Russia 4:18.24
26 2 7 Kristel Köbrich   Chile 4:18.68
27 2 2 Vesna Stojanovska   Macedonia 4:19.39
28 2 5 Janelle Atkinson   Jamaica 4:20.00
29 1 6 Paola Duguet   Colombia 4:20.69
30 3 8 Kristýna Kyněrová   Czech Republic 4:21.12
31 2 1 Rebecca Linton   New Zealand 4:21.58
32 2 8 Ha Eun-ju   South Korea 4:21.65
33 1 4 Golda Marcus   El Salvador 4:22.27
34 1 5 Pilin Tachakittiranan   Thailand 4:23.62
35 1 7 Özlem Yasemin Taşkın   Turkey 4:24.08
36 1 3 Ivanka Moralieva   Bulgaria 4:25.92
37 1 2 Anita Galić   Croatia 4:26.09
38 2 4 Olga Beresnyeva   Ukraine 4:26.30

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
  4 Laure Manaudou   France 4:05.34 EU
  5 Otylia Jędrzejczak   Poland 4:05.84
  7 Kaitlin Sandeno   United States 4:06.19
4 3 Camelia Potec   Romania 4:06.34
5 6 Ai Shibata   Japan 4:07.51
6 8 Sachiko Yamada   Japan 4:10.91
7 1 Linda Mackenzie   Australia 4:10.92
8 2 Rebecca Cooke   Great Britain 4:11.35

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (15 August 2004). "French Star Laure Manaudou Wins 400 Free in a Stunning 4:05.34". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 14 February 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  3. ^ "French swimmer Manaudou wins women's 400m freestyle". Xinhua News Agency. China Daily. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 20 March 2013.

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