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Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Aquatic Centre
DatesAugust 14, 2004 (heats & final)
Competitors72 from 16 nations
Winning time3:35.96 WR
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m   men   women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 4×100 metre freestyle relay took place on 14 August at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece.[1]

For the first time in 48 years, the Australians (Alice Mills, Lisbeth Lenton, Petria Thomas, and Jodie Henry) overhauled the Team USA on the final leg to win a gold medal in the event. When Henry touched the wall at 3:35.94, the Australians broke a new world record under a 0.06-second mark set by the Germans in 2002 (3:36.00). Henry also unleashed a remarkable relay split of 52.95, the fastest of all-time in Olympic history.[2][3][4]

The U.S. team of Kara Lynn Joyce, Natalie Coughlin, Amanda Weir, and Jenny Thompson finished out an American record of 3:36.39 to earn a silver medal, while the Dutch took home the bronze in 3:37.59, after Inge de Bruijn swam a split of 53.37 to hold off the Germans anchored by Franziska van Almsick.[2][5]

Records

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

World record 23x15px Germany (GER)
Katrin Meissner (54.82)
Petra Dallmann (53.95)
Sandra Völker (53.59)
Franziska van Almsick (53.64)
3:36.00 Berlin, Germany 29 July 2002
Olympic record United States United States (USA)
Amy Van Dyken (55.08)
Dara Torres (53.51)
Courtney Shealy (54.40)
Jenny Thompson (53.62)
3:36.61 Sydney, Australia 16 September 2000

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 14 Final Alice Mills (54.75)
Lisbeth Lenton (53.57)
Petria Thomas (54.67)
Jodie Henry (52.95)
22x20px Australia 3:35.94 WR

Results

Heats

Rank Heat Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 2 5 22x20px Australia Alice Mills (54.77)
Libby Lenton (54.58)
Sarah Ryan (54.97)
Jodie Henry (54.04)
3:38.26 Q, OC
2 2 4 22x20px United States Amanda Weir (54.50)
Colleen Lanne (55.42)
Lindsay Benko (54.80)
Maritza Correia (54.74)
3:39.46 Q
3 2 3 22x20px Netherlands Inge Dekker (55.56)
Annabel Kosten (55.24)
Marleen Veldhuis (54.61)
Chantal Groot (54.52)
3:39.93 Q
4 1 4 22x20px Germany Petra Dallmann (55.49)
Britta Steffen (56.31)
Daniela Götz (55.04)
Antje Buschschulte (54.35)
3:41.19 Q
5 2 6 22x20px Sweden Josefin Lillhage (55.72)
Cathrin Carlzon (56.05)
Therese Alshammar (54.33)
Johanna Sjöberg (55.41)
3:41.51 Q
6 1 3 22x20px Great Britain Alison Sheppard (55.49)
Kathryn Evans (55.21)
Karen Pickering (55.57)
Melanie Marshall (54.83)
3:41.96 Q
7 1 5 22x20px France Solenne Figuès (55.61)
Céline Couderc (55.84)
Aurore Mongel (56.25)
Malia Metella (54.72)
3:42.42 Q
8 1 6 22x20px China Cheng Jiaru (56.14)
Xu Yanwei (55.43)
Zhu Yingwen (55.08)
Yang Yu (56.19)
3:42.84 Q
9 1 7 22x20px South Korea Sun So-Eun (56.86)
Ryu Yoon-Ji (55.24)
Shim Min-Ji (56.91)
Kim Hyun-Joo (55.83)
3:44.84
10 1 2 22x20px Italy Cecilia Vianini (56.53)
Cristina Chiuso (56.33)
Sara Parise (57.38)
Federica Pellegrini (54.64)
3:44.88
11 2 2 22x20px Belarus Hanna Shcherba (56.10)
Maryia Shcherba (56.78)
Iryna Niafedava (56.46)
Sviatlana Khakhlova (56.04)
3:45.38
11 2 7 22x20px Brazil Rebeca Gusmão (56.56)
Tatiana Lima (56.67)
Renata Burgos (56.32)
Flávia Cazziolato (55.83)
3:45.38
13 1 8 22x20px Czech Republic Jana Myšková (56.02)
Petra Klosová (56.49)
Ilona Hlaváčková (56.42)
Sandra Kazíková (54.64)
3:46.83
14 1 1 22x20px Spain Tatiana Rouba (56.41)
Ana Belén Palomo (56.64)
Laura Roca (56.83)
Melissa Caballero (57.59)
3:47.47
15 2 8 22x20px Switzerland Dominique Diezi (56.78)
Marjorie Sagne (57.17)
Seraina Prünte (58.16)
Nicole Zahnd (56.50)
3:48.61
16 2 1 22x20px Greece Nery Mantey Niangkouara (55.79)
Zoi Dimoschaki (56.09)
Martha Matsa
Eleni Kosti
DSQ

Final

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Time behind Notes
File:Gold medal icon.svg 4 22x20px Australia Alice Mills (54.75)
Lisbeth Lenton (53.57)
Petria Thomas (54.67)
Jodie Henry (52.95)
3:35.94 WR
File:Silver medal icon.svg 5 22x20px United States Kara Lynn Joyce (54.74)
Natalie Coughlin (53.83)
Amanda Weir (54.05)
Jenny Thompson (53.77)
3:36.39 0.45 AM
File:Bronze medal icon.svg 3 22x20px Netherlands Chantal Groot (55.45)
Inge Dekker (54.66)
Marleen Veldhuis (54.11)
Inge de Bruijn (53.37)
3:37.59 1.65
4 6 22x20px Germany Antje Buschschulte (54.67)
Petra Dallmann (54.79)
Daniela Götz (53.99)
Franziska van Almsick (54.49)
3:37.94 2.00
5 1 22x20px France Solenne Figuès (55.36)
Céline Couderc (55.20)
Aurore Mongel (55.72)
Malia Metella (53.95)
3:40.23 4.29
6 7 22x20px Great Britain Melanie Marshall (55.42)
Kathryn Evans (54.33)
Karen Pickering (55.58)
Lisa Chapman (55.49)
3:40.82 4.88
7 2 22x20px Sweden Josefin Lillhage (55.77)
Johanna Sjöberg (55.90)
Therese Alshammar (54.18)
Anna-Karin Kammerling (55.37)
3:41.22 5.28
8 8 22x20px China Cheng Jiaru (56.20)
Xu Yanwei (55.19)
Yang Yu (56.08)
Zhu Yingwen (55.43)
3:42.90 6.96

References

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "World Record! Women's 400 Freestyle Relay – Australia Passes U.S. on Final Leg". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Woodward, Steve (14 August 2004). "Thompson, U.S. victimized by amazing Aussies". ESPN. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Dodd, Mike (14 August 2004). "This time, Thompson couldn't save the day". USA Today. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Australia take record win". BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 

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