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Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

The women's 100 metre butterfly event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 9–11 August at the Beijing National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China.[1]

Women's 100 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Aquatics Center
DateAugust 9, 2008 (heats)
August 10, 2008 (semifinals)
August 11, 2008 (final)
Competitors49 from 38 nations
Winning time56.73 OC
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lisbeth Trickett  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christine Magnuson  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jessicah Schipper  Australia
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Top favorite Lisbeth Trickett powered past the entire field to earn Australia's second straight gold in the event. She posted a lifetime best of 56.73, just 0.12 of a second outside the world record set by Dutch swimmer Inge de Bruijn at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[2][3] U.S. swimmer Christine Magnuson took home the silver in 57.10, while Trickett's teammate Jessicah Schipper picked up the bronze in 57.25, handing an entire medal haul for the Aussies in the pool.[4]

China's Zhou Yafei finished fourth with a time of 57.84, while Tao Li made a historic milestone for Singapore as she became the nation's first ever swimmer to reach an Olympic final, earning a fifth spot in 57.99.[5] Meanwhile, Great Britain's Jemma Lowe (58.06), Brazil's Gabriella Silva (58.10), and Netherlands' Inge Dekker (58.54) closed out the field.[4]

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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Inge de Bruijn (NED) 56.61 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000
Olympic record   Inge de Bruijn (NED) 56.61 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 4 Jessicah Schipper   Australia 57.58 Q
2 5 4 Christine Magnuson   United States 57.70 Q
6 3 Zhou Yafei   China Q, AS
4 4 5 Tao Li   Singapore 57.77 Q
5 5 8 Gabriella Silva   Brazil 58.00 Q
6 5 5 Elaine Breeden   United States 58.06 Q
7 4 1 Ilaria Bianchi   Italy 58.12 Q
8 5 1 Lize-Mari Retief   South Africa 58.20 Q, AF
9 6 5 Inge Dekker   Netherlands 58.22 Q
10 7 7 Aurore Mongel   France 58.30 Q
11 5 6 Natalya Sutyagina   Russia 58.32 Q
12 7 4 Lisbeth Trickett   Australia 58.37 Q
13 6 2 Eszter Dara   Hungary 58.39 Q, NR
14 7 2 Alena Popchanka   France 58.40 Q
15 5 3 Jeanette Ottesen   Denmark 58.44 Q
16 7 5 Jemma Lowe   Great Britain 58.49 Q
17 4 6 Otylia Jędrzejczak   Poland 58.53
18 4 2 Mandy Loots   South Africa 58.61
5 2 Yuko Nakanishi   Japan
20 4 4 Sara Isakovič   Slovenia 58.68 NR
21 7 3 Francesca Halsall   Great Britain 58.70
22 6 6 Irina Bespalova   Russia 58.92
23 6 7 Yuka Kato   Japan 58.94
24 4 3 Kateryna Zubkova   Ukraine 58.99 NR
25 6 1 Martina Moravcová   Slovakia 59.03
26 3 4 Birgit Koschischek   Austria 59.07 NR
27 7 6 Sarah Sjöström   Sweden 59.08
28 4 8 Audrey Lacroix   Canada 59.10
6 8 Micha Kathrine Østergaard Jensen   Denmark
30 3 1 Hannah Wilson   Hong Kong 59.35
5 7 Chantal Groot   Netherlands
32 2 4 Triin Aljand   Estonia 59.43 NR
7 8 Xu Yanwei   China
34 4 7 Daynara de Paula   Brazil 59.45
35 3 6 Sara Oliveira   Portugal 59.48
36 3 5 Anna Gostomelsky   Israel 59.50
37 3 2 Ingvild Snildal   Norway 59.86
38 3 7 Carolina Colorado   Colombia 1:00.06
39 7 1 Daniela Samulski   Germany 1:00.37
40 2 5 Choi Hye-ra   South Korea 1:00.65
41 3 3 Eirini Kavarnou   Greece 1:00.74
42 3 8 Heather Brand   Zimbabwe 1:01.39
43 2 6 Yang Chin-kuei   Chinese Taipei 1:01.60
44 2 3 Iris Rosenberger   Turkey 1:01.67
45 2 2 Natalia Hadjiloizou   Cyprus 1:01.80
46 2 7 Emilia Pikkarainen   Finland 1:02.31
47 1 5 Binta Zahra Diop   Senegal 1:04.26
48 1 4 Antonella Scanavino   Uruguay 1:04.28
49 1 3 Simona Muccioli   San Marino 1:04.91

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 Lisbeth Trickett   Australia 57.05 Q
2 4 Christine Magnuson   United States 57.08 Q, AM
3 5 Tao Li   Singapore 57.54 Q, AS
4 8 Jemma Lowe   Great Britain 57.78 Q, NR
5 2 Aurore Mongel   France 58.46
6 1 Alena Popchanka   France 58.55
3 Elaine Breeden   United States
8 6 Lize-Mari Retief   South Africa 58.63

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Jessicah Schipper   Australia 57.43 Q
2 5 Zhou Yafei   China 57.68 Q
3 2 Inge Dekker   Netherlands 58.20 Q
4 3 Gabriella Silva   Brazil 58.39 Q
5 1 Eszter Dara   Hungary 58.84
6 7 Natalya Sutyagina   Russia 59.07
7 8 Jeanette Ottesen   Denmark 59.29
6 Ilaria Bianchi   Italy DSQ

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Lisbeth Trickett   Australia 56.73 OC
  5 Christine Magnuson   United States 57.10
  3 Jessicah Schipper   Australia 57.25
4 2 Zhou Yafei   China 57.84
5 6 Tao Li   Singapore 57.99
6 7 Jemma Lowe   Great Britain 58.06
7 8 Gabriella Silva   Brazil 58.10
8 1 Inge Dekker   Netherlands 58.54

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Swimming Schedule". USA Today. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Trickett takes gold in 100m fly". ABC News. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Libby Trickett wins gold in 100m butterfly at Beijing Olympics". The Australian. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b Lohn, John (10 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: Libby Trickett Wins Gold in 100 Fly". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Tao Li takes 5th place at Olympic swimming final". AsiaOne. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  6. ^ a b "De Bruijn soars to butterfly gold". BBC News. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 6 August 2008.

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