100 m freestyle W - Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne - Results

Women's 100 m freestyle - Swimming
Melbourne 1956 Olympics

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Women's 100 m freestyle 1956
Final
Dawn Fraser AUS 1.02,0 WR
Lorraine Crapp AUS 1.02,3
Faith Leech AUS 1.05,1
4. Joan Rosazza USA 1.05,2
5. Virginia Grant CAN 1.05,4
6. Shelley Mann USA 1.05,6
7. Marrion Roe NZL 1.05,6
8. Natalie Myburgh RSA 1.05,8
Semifinal - Heat 1
1. Dawn Fraser AUS 1.03,0 q
2. Faith Leech AUS 1.05,2 q
3. Joan Rosazza USA 1.05,9 q
4. Natalie Myburgh RSA 1.06,0 q
5. Valeria Gyenge HUN 1.06,4
6. Zsussa Ördög HUN 1.06,9
7. Helen Stewart CAN 1.06,9
8. Birgit Klomp GER 1.07,9
Semifinal - Heat 2
1. Lorraine Crapp AUS 1.03,1 q
2. Marrion Roe NZL 1.05,3 q
3. Virginia Grant CAN 1.05,5 q
4. Shelley Mann USA 1.05,5 q
5. Nancy Simons USA 1.06,1
6. Kate Jobson SWE 1.06,1
7. Susan Roberts RSA 1.06,6
8. Jeanette Myburgh RSA 1.06,7
Round 1 - Heat 1
1. Lorraine Crapp AUS 1.03,4 OR
2. Joan Rosazza USA 1.05,5 q
3. Helen Stewart CAN 1.07,1 q
4. Jeanette Myburgh RSA 1.07,1 q
5. Anita Hellström SWE 1.08,5
6. Irene Sweyd BEL 1.08,9
7. Winifred Griffin NZL 1.10,4
8. Margaret Northrop KEN 1.12,8
Round 1 - Heat 2
1. Nancy Simons USA 1.06,5 q
2. Katalin Szöke HUN 1.08,0
3. Katharine Jansen GER 1.08,3
4. Odile Couaux FRA 1.08,6
5. Fearne Ewart GBR 1.08,8
6. Setsuko Shimada JPN 1.11,8
Round 1 - Heat 3
1. Marrion Roe NZL 1.05,9 q
2. Valeria Gyenge HUN 1.06,6 q
3. Birgit Klomp GER 1.07,7 q
4. Heda Frost FRA 1.08,8
5. Blanca Barron Serrano MEX 1.09,5
6. Yoshiko Sato JPN 1.10,3
7. Gertrudez Lozada PHI 1.13,7
Round 1 - Heat 4
1. Faith Leech AUS 1.04,9 q
2. Zsussa Ördög HUN 1.06,5 q
3. Kate Jobson SWE 1.07,3 q
4. Susan Roberts RSA 1.07,9 q
5. Christel Steffin GER 1.08,1
6. Hitomi Jinno JPN 1.08,8
7. Gladys Priestley CAN 1.09,2
Round 1 - Heat 5
1. Dawn Fraser AUS 1.02,4 EWR
2. Natalie Myburgh RSA 1.05,1 q
3. Virginia Grant CAN 1.05,1 q
4. Shelley Mann USA 1.05,4 q
5. Frances Hogben GBR 1.08,5
6. Ginette Sendral FRA 1.09,9
7. Shoshana Rivner ISR 1.10,3
Women's 100 m freestyle - Swimming - Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics

Event Format: Swimmers competed in preliminary heats, semifinals and final. Normally eight swimmers competed in each heat. The 16 swimmers with the best time in the preliminary heats advanced to the semifinals. From the semifinals the eight swimmers with the best time in the semifinals advanced to the final.

Event facts: Women's 100 m freestyle competition was held at the Swimming Stadium and 35 athletes participated in the event.

These results for Women's 100 m freestyle - Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics - are based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database
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