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Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre breaststroke

Women's 100 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueLondon Aquatics Centre
DateJuly 29, 2012 (heats &
semifinals)
July 30, 2012 (final)
Competitors46 from 36 nations
Winning time1:05.47
Medalists
Gold medal  22x20px Lithuania
Silver medal  22x20px United States
Bronze medal  22x20px Japan
«20082016»
Swimming at the
2012 Summer Olympics

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The women's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 2012 Summer Olympics took place on 29–30 July at the London Aquatics Centre in London, United Kingdom.[1]

At only 15 years of age, Rūta Meilutytė defeated a vastly more sophisticated field to become Lithuania's first ever gold medalist in swimming under its own banner. Dominating the race from the start, she pulled away from the field to an unexpected triumph in a sterling time of 1:05.47.[2][3] U.S. top favorite and reigning world champion Rebecca Soni held on a sprint challenge from the Lithuanian teen at the halfway turn, but ended up defending her silver instead from Beijing four years earlier in 1:05.55.[4] Meanwhile, Satomi Suzuki powered home with the bronze in 1:06.46, handing Japan its first ever medal in the event's history.[5][6]

Jamaica's Alia Atkinson raced on the outside lane after her swim-off triumph over Canada's Tera van Beilen in the semifinals, but narrowly missed the podium with a fourth-place time in 1:06.93.[7] Competing in her fourth Olympics as Australia's first ever swimmer, defending Olympic champion Leisel Jones finished fifth in a credible time of 1:06.96 to end her illustrious career with a full set of medals.[8]

U.S. swimmer Breeja Larson escaped from a "no false-start" rule to pull off a sixth-place finish in 1:06.96, as the issue of her pre-race jump came with a faulty starting system.[9][10] Russia's Yuliya Yefimova (1:06.98) and Denmark's Rikke Pedersen (1:07.55) rounded out the field.[6]

Records

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

World record 23x15px Jessica Hardy (USA) 1:04.45 Federal Way, United States 7 August 2009 [11][12]
Olympic record 22x20px Leisel Jones (AUS) 1:05.17 Beijing, China 10 August 2008 [13]

No new records were set during this competition.

Results

Heats

[14]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 6 Rūta Meilutytė 22x20px Lithuania 1:05.56 Q, NR
2 6 4 Rebecca Soni 22x20px United States 1:05.75 Q
3 6 5 Yuliya Yefimova 22x20px Russia 1:06.51 Q
4 5 4 Breeja Larson 22x20px United States 1:06.58 Q
5 4 4 Leisel Jones 22x20px Australia 1:06.98 Q
6 5 5 Satomi Suzuki 22x20px Japan 1:07.08 Q
7 6 2 Sarah Poewe 22x20px Germany 1:07.12 Q
8 6 3 Jennie Johansson 22x20px Sweden 1:07.14 Q
9 5 3 Rikke Pedersen 22x20px Denmark 1:07.23 Q
10 3 6 Alia Atkinson 22x20px Jamaica 1:07.39 Q, NR
11 4 5 Leiston Pickett 22x20px Australia 1:07.41 Q
12 3 2 Suzaan van Biljon 22x20px South Africa 1:07.54 Q
13 4 1 Zhao Jin 22x20px China 1:07.68 Q
14 4 2 Mina Matsushima 22x20px Japan 1:07.69 Q
15 4 3 Jillian Tyler 22x20px Canada 1:07.81 Q
16 5 2 Tera van Beilen 22x20px Canada 1:07.85 Q
17 5 7 Liu Xiaoyu 22x20px China 1:07.99
18 3 3 Sara El Bekri 22x20px Morocco 1:08.21 NR
19 5 1 Joline Höstman 22x20px Sweden 1:08.28
20 6 7 Moniek Nijhuis 22x20px Netherlands 1:08.31
21 6 8 Siobhan-Marie O'Connor 22x20px Great Britain 1:08.32
22 5 6 Caroline Ruhnau 22x20px Germany 1:08.43
23 6 6 Daria Deeva 22x20px Russia 1:08.44
24 3 5 Petra Chocová 22x20px Czech Republic 1:08.59
25 4 7 Marina Garcia Urzainqui 22x20px Spain 1:08.64
26 4 8 Sycerika McMahon 22x20px Ireland 1:08.80
27 3 4 Michela Guzzetti 22x20px Italy 1:08.83
28 5 8 Kate Haywood 22x20px Great Britain 1:09.22
29 3 1 Dilara Buse Günaydin 22x20px Turkey 1:09.43
30 2 4 Tjaša Vozel 22x20px Slovenia 1:09.63
31 2 5 Anna Sztankovics 22x20px Hungary 1:09.65
32 2 6 Fanny Babou 22x20px France 1:09.76
33 3 7 Kim Hye-Jin 22x20px South Korea 1:09.79
34 2 3 Jenna Laukkanen 22x20px Finland 1:09.92
35 2 2 Ana Rodrigues 22x20px Portugal 1:10.62
36 2 1 Danielle Beaubrun 22x20px Saint Lucia 1:11.12
37 3 8 Mariya Liver 22x20px Ukraine 1:11.23
38 2 7 Chen I-Chuan 22x20px Chinese Taipei 1:11.28
39 6 1 Concepcion Badillo Diaz 22x20px Spain 1:12.58
40 2 8 Tatiana Chisca 22x20px Moldova 1:13.30
41 1 4 Ivana Ninković 22x20px Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:14.04
42 1 3 Pilar Shimizu 22x20px Guam 1:15.76 NR
43 1 5 Matelita Buadromo 22x20px Fiji 1:16.33
44 1 6 Oksana Hatamkhanova 22x20px Azerbaijan 1:25.52
45 1 2 Oyungerel Gantumur 22x20px Mongolia 1:27.17
46 1 7 Dede Camara 22x20px Guinea 1:38.54

Semifinals

Semifinal 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Rebecca Soni 22x20px United States 1:05.98 Q
2 5 Breeja Larson 22x20px United States 1:06.70 Q
3 3 Satomi Suzuki 22x20px Japan 1:07.10 Q
4 2 Alia Atkinson 22x20px Jamaica 1:07.48 QSO
4 8 Tera van Beilen 22x20px Canada 1:07.48 QSO
6 6 Jennie Johansson 22x20px Sweden 1:07.57
7 7 Suzaan van Biljon 22x20px South Africa 1:07.68
8 1 Mina Matsushima 22x20px Japan 1:08.26

Semifinal 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Rūta Meilutytė 22x20px Lithuania 1:05.21 Q, EU, NR
2 5 Yuliya Yefimova 22x20px Russia 1:06.57 Q
3 3 Leisel Jones 22x20px Australia 1:06.81 Q
4 2 Rikke Pedersen 22x20px Denmark 1:06.82 Q
5 6 Sarah Poewe 22x20px Germany 1:07.68
6 7 Leiston Pickett 22x20px Australia 1:07.74
7 8 Jillian Tyler 22x20px Canada 1:07.87
8 1 Zhao Jin 22x20px China 1:07.97

Semifinal swim-off

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Alia Atkinson 22x20px Jamaica 1:06.79 Q, NR
2 4 Tera van Beilen 22x20px Canada 1:07.73

Final

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
File:Gold medal icon.svg 4 Rūta Meilutytė 22x20px Lithuania 1:05.47
File:Silver medal icon.svg 5 Rebecca Soni 22x20px United States 1:05.55
File:Bronze medal icon.svg 1 Satomi Suzuki 22x20px Japan 1:06.46
4 8 Alia Atkinson 22x20px Jamaica 1:06.93
5 2 Leisel Jones 22x20px Australia 1:06.95
6 6 Breeja Larson 22x20px United States 1:06.96 *
7 3 Yuliya Yefimova 22x20px Russia 1:06.98
8 7 Rikke Pedersen 22x20px Denmark 1:07.55

* False start, but she was not disqualified due to technical error.

References

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  4. ^ "Ruta Meilutyte wins 100m breast". ESPN. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Kano, Shintaro (31 July 2012). "Irie, Terakawa, Suzuki haul in bronze from the pool". The Japan Times. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
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  7. ^ "2012 London Olympics: Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte Sets European Record to Top 100 Breast Semis; Soni and Larson Advance". Swimming World Magazine. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jones misses medals in 'changing of the guard'". ABC News Australia. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Williams, Charean (30 July 2012). "Texas A&M swimmer Breeja Larson derailed after jumping gun before start". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
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  11. ^ "Jessica Hardy wins her third medal at U.S. Open". USA Today. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
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