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Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

Women's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
VenueSwimming and Diving Stadium
Date29 November (heats)
30 November (semifinals)
1 December (final)
Competitors35 from 16 nations
Winning time1:02.0 (WR)
Medalists
Gold medal  22x20px Australia
Silver medal  22x20px Australia
Bronze medal  22x20px Australia
«19521960»
Swimming at the
1956 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
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1956 Olympic Games took place from November 29 to December 1. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were:

World record 23x15px Lorraine Crapp (AUS) 1:02.4 s Melbourne, Australia 25 October 1956
Olympic record 22x20px Judit Temes (HUN) 1:05.5 s Helsinki, Finland 26 July 1952

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
November 29 Heat 1 Lorraine Crapp 22x20px Australia 1:03.4 OR
November 29 Heat 5 Dawn Fraser 22x20px Australia 1:02.4 OR
December 1 Final Dawn Fraser 22x20px Australia 1:02.0 OR WR

Results

Heats

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Fraser, DawnDawn Fraser 22x20px Australia 1:02.4 Q, OR
2 1 Crapp, LorraineLorraine Crapp 22x20px Australia 1:03.4 Q, OR
3 4 Leech, FaithFaith Leech 22x20px Australia 1:04.9 Q
4 5 Myburgh, NatalieNatalie Myburgh 22x20px South Africa 1:05.1 Q
5 5 Grant, VirginiaVirginia Grant 22x20px Canada 1:05.1 Q
6 5 Mann, ShelleyShelley Mann 22x20px United States 1:05.4 Q
7 1 Rosazza, JoanJoan Rosazza 22x20px United States 1:05.5 Q
8 3 Roe, MarrionMarrion Roe 22x20px New Zealand 1:05.9 Q
9 4 OrdoghZsuzsa Ördögh 22x20px Hungary 1:06.5 Q
9 2 Simons, NancyNancy Simons 22x20px United States 1:06.5 Q
11 3 Gyenge, ValériaValéria Gyenge 22x20px Hungary 1:06.6 Q
12 1 Stewart, HelenHelen Stewart 22x20px Canada 1:07.1 Q
13 1 Myburgh, JeanetteJeanette Myburgh 22x20px South Africa 1:07.1 Q
14 4 Jobson, KateKate Jobson 22x20px Sweden 1:07.3 Q
15 3 Klomp, BirgitBirgit Klomp 22x20px Germany 1:07.7 Q
16 4 Roberts, SusanSusan Roberts 22x20px South Africa 1:07.9 Q
17 2 Szőke, KatalinKatalin Szőke 22x20px Hungary 1:08.0
18 4 Steffin, ChristelChristel Steffin 22x20px Germany 1:08.1
19 2 Jansen, KatiKati Jansen 22x20px Germany 1:08.3
20 1 Hellström, AnitaAnita Hellström 22x20px Sweden 1:08.5
20 5 Hogben, FrancesFrances Hogben 22x20px Great Britain 1:08.5
22 2 Vouaux, OdileOdile Vouaux 22x20px France 1:08.6
23 2 Ewart, FearneFearne Ewart 22x20px Great Britain 1:08.8
23 3 Frost, HédaHéda Frost 22x20px France 1:08.8
23 4 Jinno, HitomiHitomi Jinno 22x20px Japan 1:08.8
26 1 Sweyd, IrèneIrène Sweyd 22x20px Belgium 1:08.9
27 4 Priestley, GladysGladys Priestley 22x20px Canada 1:09.2
28 3 Barrón, BlancaBlanca Barrón 22x20px Mexico 1:09.5
29 5 Jany-Sendral, GinetteGinette Jany-Sendral 22x20px France 1:09.9
30 3 Sato, YoshikoYoshiko Sato 22x20px Japan 1:10.3
30 5 Rivner, ShoshanaShoshana Rivner 22x20px Israel 1:10.3
32 1 Griffin, WinifredWinifred Griffin 22x20px New Zealand 1:10.4
33 2 Shimada, SetsukoSetsuko Shimada 22x20px Japan 1:11.8
34 1 Northrop, MargaretMargaret Northrop 22x20px Kenya 1:12.8
35 3 Lozada, GertrudezGertrudez Lozada 22x20px Philippines 1:13.7

Semifinals

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Fraser, DawnDawn Fraser 22x20px Australia 1:03.0 Q
2 2 Crapp, LorraineLorraine Crapp 22x20px Australia 1:03.1 Q
3 1 Leech, FaithFaith Leech 22x20px Australia 1:05.2 Q
4 2 Roe, MarrionMarrion Roe 22x20px New Zealand 1:05.3 Q
5 2 Grant, VirginiaVirginia Grant 22x20px Canada 1:05.5 Q
6 2 Mann, ShelleyShelley Mann 22x20px United States 1:05.5 Q
7 1 Rosazza, JoanJoan Rosazza 22x20px United States 1:05.9 Q
8 1 Myburgh, NatalieNatalie Myburgh 22x20px South Africa 1:06.0 Q
9 2 Simons, NancyNancy Simons 22x20px United States 1:06.1
10 2 Jobson, KateKate Jobson 22x20px Sweden 1:06.1
11 1 Gyenge, ValériaValéria Gyenge 22x20px Hungary 1:06.4
12 2 Roberts, SusanSusan Roberts 22x20px South Africa 1:06.6
13 2 Myburgh, JeanetteJeanette Myburgh 22x20px South Africa 1:06.7
14 1 OrdoghZsuzsa Ördögh 22x20px Hungary 1:06.9
15 1 Stewart, HelenHelen Stewart 22x20px Canada 1:06..9
16 1 Klomp, BirgitBirgit Klomp 22x20px Germany 1:07.9

Final

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
File:Gold medal icon.svg Fraser, DawnDawn Fraser 22x20px Australia 1:02.0 WR
File:Silver medal icon.svg Crapp, LorraineLorraine Crapp 22x20px Australia 1:02.4
File:Bronze medal icon.svg Leech, FaithFaith Leech 22x20px Australia 1:05.1
4 Rosazza, JoanJoan Rosazza 22x20px South Africa 1:05.2
5 Grant, VirginiaVirginia Grant 22x20px Canada 1:05.4
6 Mann, ShelleyShelley Mann 22x20px United States 1:05.6
7 Roe, MarrionMarrion Roe 22x20px New Zealand 1:05.6
8 Myburgh, NatalieNatalie Myburgh 22x20px South Africa 1:05.8

Key: WR = World record

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