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Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre breaststroke

The women's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place on 7–8 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.[1]

Women's 100 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Aquatics Stadium
Dates 7 August 2016 (heats &
semifinals)
8 August 2016 (final)
Competitors 44 from 35 nations
Winning time 1:04.93 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lilly King  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yuliya Yefimova  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Katie Meili  United States
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U.S. swimmer Lilly King stormed home on the final lap in a grudge match against Russia's Yuliya Yefimova to capture the sprint breaststroke title for the first time, since Megan Quann topped the podium in 2000. With 15 metres to go, King launched a mighty surge to pass Yefimova by more than half a second for the gold medal with a time of 1:04.93. King's time also shaved 0.24 seconds off the Olympic record set by Australia's four-time Olympian Leisel Jones from Beijing in 2008.[2][3] After a successful appeal against doping suspension that allowed her to compete in Rio, Yefimova entered the pool with loud boos from the crowd, but did not let it shake her performance, finishing with a silver in 1:05.50.[4][5] King's teammate Katie Meili snared the final podium spot with a 1:05.69 for the bronze.[6]

China's Shi Jinglin delivered a time of 1:06.37 to pick up the fourth spot, just ahead of Canada's Rachel Nicol (1:06.68) by about three tenths of a second. Iceland's Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir placed sixth in 1:07.18, while Lithuania's world-record holder and defending champion Rūta Meilutytė could not reproduce her effort from London 2012 with a seventh-place time in 1:07.32. Jamaica's Alia Atkinson, fourth-place finalist at the previous Games, rounded out the top eight with a 1:08.10.[6]

The medals for the competition were presented by Richard Peterkin, IOC member from St. Lucia, and the gifts were presented by Donald Rukare, FINA bureau member.

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Rūta Meilutytė (LTU) 1:04.35 Barcelona, Spain 29 July 2013
Olympic record   Leisel Jones (AUS) 1:05.17 Beijing, China 10 August 2008

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nation Time Record
8 August Final Lilly King   United States 1:04.93 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 4 Lilly King   United States 1:05.78 Q
2 5 4 Yuliya Yefimova   Russia 1:05.79 Q
3 4 4 Katie Meili   United States 1:06.00 Q
4 6 5 Rūta Meilutytė   Lithuania 1:06.35 Q
5 6 3 Shi Jinglin   China 1:06.55 Q
6 4 7 Rikke Møller Pedersen   Denmark 1:06.58 Q
7 5 5 Alia Atkinson   Jamaica 1:06.72 Q
8 4 6 Taylor McKeown   Australia 1:06.73 Q
9 6 6 Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir   Iceland 1:06.81 Q
10 5 6 Jennie Johansson   Sweden 1:06.84 Q
11 4 2 Rachel Nicol   Canada 1:06.85 Q
12 5 8 Chloe Tutton   Great Britain 1:06.88 Q
13 6 2 Satomi Suzuki   Japan 1:06.99 Q
14 6 1 Jessica Vall   Spain 1:07.07 Q
15 5 2 Viktoriya Zeynep Güneş   Turkey 1:07.14 Q
16 4 3 Kanako Watanabe   Japan 1:07.22 Q
17 5 7 Arianna Castiglioni   Italy 1:07.32
18 3 4 Jenna Laukkanen   Finland 1:07.35
19 6 7 Kierra Smith   Canada 1:07.41
20 5 3 Martina Carraro   Italy 1:07.56
21 5 1 Fiona Doyle   Ireland 1:07.58
22 6 8 Zhang Xinyu   China 1:07.59
23 3 2 Molly Renshaw   Great Britain 1:07.92
24 4 5 Georgia Bohl   Australia 1:07.96
25 3 1 Anna Sztankovics   Hungary 1:08.06
26 3 8 Martina Moravčíková   Czech Republic 1:08.50
27 3 5 Sophie Hansson   Sweden 1:08.67
28 4 1 Fanny Lecluyse   Belgium 1:08.80
29 4 8 Daria Chikunova   Russia 1:09.12
30 3 6 Amit Ivry   Israel 1:09.42
31 2 5 Maria Romanjuk   Estonia 1:09.49
32 3 3 Yvette Kong   Hong Kong 1:09.56
33 2 4 Phee Jinq En   Malaysia 1:10.22
34 2 6 Dariya Talanova   Kyrgyzstan 1:10.94
35 3 7 Tjaša Vozel   Slovenia 1:11.15
36 2 3 Tatiana Chișca   Moldova 1:11.37
37 2 2 Evita Leter   Suriname 1:14.96
38 2 1 Pilar Shimizu   Guam 1:16.65
39 2 8 Izzy Joachim   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1:17.37
40 2 7 Jamila Lunkuse   Uganda 1:19.64
41 1 3 Darya Semyonova   Turkmenistan 1:19.84
42 1 5 Rechael Tonjor   Nigeria 1:21.43
43 1 4 Teona Bostashvili   Georgia 1:22.91
44 1 6 Daniah Hagul   Libya 1:25.47

SemifinalsEdit

[10]

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Yuliya Yefimova   Russia 1:05.72 Q
2 5 Rūta Meilutytė   Lithuania 1:06.44 Q
3 2 Jennie Johansson   Sweden 1:07.06
4 3 Rikke Møller Pedersen   Denmark 1:07.07
5 6 Taylor McKeown   Australia 1:07.12
6 7 Chloe Tutton   Great Britain 1:07.29
7 8 Kanako Watanabe   Japan 1:07.43
8 1 Jessica Vall   Spain 1:07.55

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Lilly King   United States 1:05.70 Q
2 3 Shi Jinglin   China 1:06.31 Q
3 5 Katie Meili   United States 1:06.52 Q
6 Alia Atkinson   Jamaica Q
5 2 Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir   Iceland 1:06.71 Q
6 7 Rachel Nicol   Canada 1:06.73 Q
7 1 Satomi Suzuki   Japan 1:07.18
8 8 Viktoriya Zeynep Güneş   Turkey 1:07.41

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Lilly King   United States 1:04.93 OR
  5 Yuliya Yefimova   Russia 1:05.50
  2 Katie Meili   United States 1:05.69
4 3 Shi Jinglin   China 1:06.37
5 8 Rachel Nicol   Canada 1:06.68
6 1 Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir   Iceland 1:07.18
7 6 Rūta Meilutytė   Lithuania 1:07.32
8 7 Alia Atkinson   Jamaica 1:08.10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's 100m Breaststroke". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lilly King wins grudge-match gold and takes aim at US team-mate Justin Gatlin". The Guardian. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Fenno, Nathan (9 August 2016). "Lilly King beats Yulia Efimova to win gold in 100-meter breaststroke duel". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Russia's Yulia Efimova beaten to gold by Lilly King of USA". BBC Sport. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Rogers, Martin (9 August 2016). "Russian Yulia Efimova breaks down in tears after losing to Lilly King". USA Today. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Lilly King Queen Of 100 Breaststroke; Sets New Olympic Record". Swimming World Magazine. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Hope, Nick (29 July 2013). "World Swimming Championships: Ruta Meilutyte storms to record". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Leisel's Olympic redemption with elusive gold". ABC News. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "SWW031900_ResultsSummary_2016_08_07.pdf:" (PDF). Rio 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "SWW031200_ResultsSummary_2016_08_07.pdf:" (PDF). Rio 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.