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Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

Women's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
DateJuly 13–15
Competitors18 from 8 nations
Medalists
Gold medal  22x20px United States
Silver medal  22x20px United States
Bronze medal  22x20px United States
 1928»
Swimming at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 400 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of the event, in 1920 a 300 metre race was contested. The competition was held from Sunday July 13, 1924 to Tuesday July 15, 1924.

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 5:53.2 23x15px Gertrude Ederle Indianapolis (USA) August 4, 1922
Olympic Record - none - -

In the first heat Gertrude Ederle set the first Olympic record for this event with 6:12.2 minutes. In the final Martha Norelius won with the new Olympic record of 6:02.2 minutes.

Results

Heats

Sunday July 13, 1924: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Gertrude Ederle (USA) 6:12.2 QQ OR
2 22x20px Doris Molesworth (GBR) 6:28.6 QQ
3 22x20px Hedevig Rasmussen (DEN) 6:58.2 qq
4 22x20px Gurli Ewerlund (SWE) 7:05.4
5 22x20px Ernestine Lebrun (FRA) 7:06.4

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Martha Norelius (USA) 6:23.2 QQ
2 22x20px Constance Jeans (GBR) 6:34.6 QQ
3 22x20px Truus Klapwijk (NED) 7:15.0
4 22x20px Gilberte Mortier (FRA) 7:35.0

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Helen Wainwright (USA) 6:46.8 QQ
2 22x20px Mariette Protin (FRA) 6:58.2 QQ
3 22x20px Vibeke Møller (DEN) 7:02.2
4 22x20px Jane Gylling (SWE) 7:55.0
5 22x20px Eva Chaloupková (TCH) 8:14.0

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Gwitha Shand (NZL) 6:23.6 QQ
2 22x20px Iris Tanner (GBR) 6:35.4 QQ
3 22x20px Hjördis Töpel (SWE) 6:59.8
4 22x20px Maria Vierdag (NED) 7:02.4

Semifinals

Monday July 14, 1924: The fastest two in each semi-final and the faster of the two third-placed swimmer advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Helen Wainwright (USA) 6:19.6 QF
2 22x20px Doris Molesworth (GBR) 6:19.8 QF
3 22x20px Gwitha Shand (NZL) 6:24.4 qf
4 22x20px Constance Jeans (GBR) 6:37.8
5 22x20px Mariette Protin (FRA) 6:56.6

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Gertrude Ederle (USA) 6:23.8 QF
2 22x20px Martha Norelius (USA) 6:26.6 QF
3 22x20px Iris Tanner (GBR) 6:34.0
4 22x20px Hedevig Rasmussen (DEN) 6:55.2

Final

Tuesday July 15, 1924:

Place Swimmer Time
1 22x20px Martha Norelius (USA) 6:02.2 OR
2 22x20px Helen Wainwright (USA) 6:03.8
3 22x20px Gertrude Ederle (USA) 6:04.8
4 22x20px Doris Molesworth (GBR) 6:25.4
22x20px Gwitha Shand (NZL) DNF

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