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Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre breaststroke
|Women's 100 metre breaststroke|
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre|
|Date||August 15, 2004 (heats &|
August 16, 2004 (final)
|Competitors||48 from 43 nations|
|Winning time||1:06.64 OR|
|Swimming events at the|
2004 Summer Olympics
Chinese swimmer and triple world champion Luo Xuejuan won the gold medal in this event, with an Olympic record time of 1:06.64, missing the world record by 0.27 of a second. Australia's Brooke Hanson took home the silver at 1:07.15, while her teammate and world record holder Leisel Jones, who won silver as a 15-year-old in Sydney (2000), finished behind Hanson for a bronze medal by a hundredth of a second (0.01), with a time of 1:07.16. In 2007, Luo announced her official retirement from swimming, because of heart ailments that had plagued her and had caused fainting spells during her training.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||23x15px Leisel Jones (AUS)||1:06.37||Barcelona, Spain||21 July 2003|
|Olympic record||22x20px Penelope Heyns (RSA)||1:07.02||Atlanta, United States||21 July 1996|
The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.
|August 15||Semifinal 1||Leisel Jones||22x20px Australia||1:06.78||OR|
|August 16||Final||Luo Xuejuan||22x20px China||1:06.64||OR|
|1||4||Leisel Jones||22x20px Australia||1:06.78||Q, OR|
|2||5||Sarah Poewe||22x20px Germany||1:07.48||Q|
|3||6||Svitlana Bondarenko||22x20px Ukraine||1:08.28||Q|
|4||3||Luo Xuejuan||22x20px China||1:08.57||Q|
|5||2||Masami Tanaka||22x20px Japan||1:09.11|
|6||7||Vipa Bernhardt||22x20px Germany||1:09.72|
|7||1||Mirna Jukić||22x20px Austria||1:10.06|
|8||8||Chiara Boggiatto||22x20px Italy||1:10.84|
|1||5||Tara Kirk||22x20px United States||1:07.60||Q|
|2||4||Brooke Hanson||22x20px Australia||1:07.75||Q|
|3||3||Amanda Beard||22x20px United States||1:07.92||Q|
|4||6||Qi Hui||22x20px China||1:09.06||Q|
|5||7||Ágnes Kovács||22x20px Hungary||1:09.12|
|6||1||Lauren van Oosten||22x20px Canada||1:09.45|
|7||2||Rhiannon Leier||22x20px Canada||1:09.46|
|8||8||Elena Bogomazova||22x20px Russia||1:10.41|
|File:Gold medal icon.svg||1||Luo Xuejuan||22x20px China||1:06.64||OR|
|File:Silver medal icon.svg||6||Brooke Hanson||22x20px Australia||1:07.15|
|File:Bronze medal icon.svg||4||Leisel Jones||22x20px Australia||1:07.16|
|4||2||Amanda Beard||22x20px United States||1:07.44|
|5||5||Sarah Poewe||22x20px Germany||1:07.53|
|6||3||Tara Kirk||22x20px United States||1:07.59|
|7||7||Svitlana Bondarenko||22x20px Ukraine||1:08.19|
|8||8||Qi Hui||22x20px China||DSQ|
- "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
- "Luo Xuejuan wins women's 100m breaststroke in Athens". People's Daily. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- Thomas, Stephen (16 August 2004). "Leisel Jones Fails at the Final Hurdle; Once Again Beaten by China’s Luo". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- "Luo Xuejuan Confirms Retirement". Swimming World Magazine. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- "'Breaststroke Queen' Luo Abdicates". China Internet Information Center. 30 January 2007. Retrieved 23 March 2013.