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100 metres Butterfly, Women

Date6 – 7 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationEstádio Aquático Olímpico, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants45 from 35 countries
Olympic Record 55.98 WR / Dana Vollmer USA / 29 July 2012

American Dana Vollmer was back to defend her Olympic title, but the heavy favorite in this event was Sweden’s Sarah Sjoström. Sjoström had won three of the last four world titles in the event and had posted the five fastest times in history. Vollmer had retired after the London Olympics and had a baby in March 2015, but elected to return for Rio. Other potential medalists were Australia’s Emma McKeon, China’s Chen Xinyi, and Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen Gray.

Sjoström did not disappoint, winning the gold medal with a world record of 55.48 in the final. Over a second behind was Canadian Penny Oleksiak, the break-out swimmer of the Rio Olympics, who would also win an individual gold medal in the 100 freestyle. Vollmer came through for the bronze medal.

PosSwimmerNOCR1SFFinal
1Sarah SjöströmSWE56.26 (1 h6)55.84 (1 h2)55.48 (1)GoldWR
2Penny OleksiakCAN56.73 (2 h6)57.10 (3 h2)56.46 (2)Silver
3Dana VollmerUSA56.56 (1 h4)57.06 (2 h1)56.63 (3)Bronze
4Lu YingCHN57.08 (3 h6)57.15 (4 h2)56.76 (4)
5Rikako IkeeJPN57.27 (5 h6)57.05 (1 h1)56.86 (5)
6Emma McKeonAUS57.33 (2 h5)56.81 (2 h2)57.05 (6)
7Jeanette Ottesen GrayDEN57.15 (4 h6)57.47 (3 h1)57.17 (7)
8Kelsi WorrellUSA56.97 (1 h5)57.54 (4 h1)
9An Se-HyeonKOR57.80 (3 h5)57.95 (5 h2)
10Natsumi HoshiJPN58.15 (2 h3)58.03 (6 h2)
11Farida OsmanEGY57.83 (3 h4)58.26 (5 h1)
12Liliána SzilágyiHUN57.70 (2 h4)58.31 (6 h1)
13Daiene DiasBRA58.15 (4 h5)58.52 (7 h1)
14Kimberly BuysBEL57.91 (4 h4)58.63 (7 h2)
15Daynara PaulaBRA57.92 (1 h3)58.65 (8 h1)
16Madeline GrovesAUS58.17 (5 h4)
17Anna NtountounakiGRE58.27 (6 h4)
18Noemie ThomasCAN58.27 (5 h5)
19Svetlana ChimrovaRUS58.41 (6 h6)
20Ilaria BianchiITA58.48 (6 h5)
21Alexandra WenkGER58.49 (7 h4)
22Kristel VournaGRE58.89 (7 h6)
23Marie WattelFRA58.90 (7 h5)
24Béryl GastaldelloFRA58.93 (3 h3)
25Nataliya LovtsovaRUS59.19 (8 h6)
26Amit IvryISR59.42 (1 h2)
=27Danielle VillarsSUI59.45 (=4 h3)
=27Lucie SvěcenáCZE59.45 (=4 h3)
29Katarína ListopadováSVK59.57 (6 h3)
30Judit IgnacioESP59.61 (7 h3)
31Louise HanssonSWE59.73 (8 h5)
32Helena GassonNZL59.82 (8 h3)
33Dar'ia StepaniukUKR1:00.81 (2 h2)
34Quah Ting WenSGP1:00.88 (3 h2)
35Amina KajtazBIH1:01.67 (4 h2)
36Marie MezaCRC1:02.01 (5 h2)
37Sotiria NeofytouCYP1:02.91 (6 h2)
38Jannah SonnenscheinMOZ1:04.21 (7 h2)
39Dalia TórrezNCA1:05.81 (8 h2)
40Yusra MardiniROT1:09.21 (1 h1)
41Oreoluwa CherebinGRN1:10.40 (2 h1)
42Nooran Ba MatrafYEM1:11.16 (3 h1)
43Johanna UmurungiRWA1:11.92 (4 h1)
44Nada ArakjiQAT1:18.86 (5 h1)
ACChen XinyiCHN57.17 (AC h4)57.51 (AC h2)56.72 (AC)DQ1

Round One (6 August 2016 — 13:28)

Fastest 16 swimmers advanced to semi-finals

Heat One (13:28)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Yusra MardiniROT1:09.210.72
25Oreoluwa CherebinGRN1:10.400.78
36Nooran Ba MatrafYEM1:11.160.81
43Johanna UmurungiRWA1:11.920.64
52Nada ArakjiQAT1:18.860.81

Heat Two (13:31)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Amit IvryISR59.420.69
23Dar'ia StepaniukUKR1:00.810.78
35Quah Ting WenSGP1:00.880.69
42Amina KajtazBIH1:01.670.70
56Marie MezaCRC1:02.010.71
67Sotiria NeofytouCYP1:02.910.70
71Jannah SonnenscheinMOZ1:04.210.69
88Dalia TórrezNCA1:05.810.79

Heat Three (13:34)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
15Daynara PaulaBRA57.920.60Q
23Natsumi HoshiJPN58.150.65Q
36Béryl GastaldelloFRA58.930.65
=47Lucie SvěcenáCZE59.450.72
=48Danielle VillarsSUI59.450.70
64Katarína ListopadováSVK59.570.68
71Judit IgnacioESP59.610.70
82Helena GassonNZL59.820.63

Heat Four (13:37)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
15Dana VollmerUSA56.560.70Q
26Liliána SzilágyiHUN57.700.68Q
37Farida OsmanEGY57.830.71Q
48Kimberly BuysBEL57.910.75Q
53Madeline GrovesAUS58.170.70
61Anna NtountounakiGRE58.270.70
72Alexandra WenkGER58.490.71
AC4Chen XinyiCHN57.170.68DQ Q2

Heat Five (13:40)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Kelsi WorrellUSA56.970.63Q
25Emma McKeonAUS57.330.75Q
32An Se-HyeonKOR57.800.69Q
47Daiene DiasBRA58.150.63Q
53Noemie ThomasCAN58.270.58
66Ilaria BianchiITA58.480.67
78Marie WattelFRA58.900.73
81Louise HanssonSWE59.730.74

Heat Six (13:43)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Sarah SjöströmSWE56.260.72Q
23Penny OleksiakCAN56.730.69Q
36Lu YingCHN57.080.70Q
45Jeanette Ottesen GrayDEN57.150.67Q
52Rikako IkeeJPN57.270.65Q
67Svetlana ChimrovaRUS58.410.69
78Kristel VournaGRE58.890.71
81Nataliya LovtsovaRUS59.190.78

Semi-Finals (6 August 2016 — 22:14)

Fastest eight swimmers advanced to final

Heat One (22:14)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
16Rikako IkeeJPN57.050.63Q
24Dana VollmerUSA57.060.70Q
33Jeanette Ottesen GrayDEN57.470.70Q
45Kelsi WorrellUSA57.540.64
57Farida OsmanEGY58.260.71
62Liliána SzilágyiHUN58.310.67
78Daiene DiasBRA58.520.67
81Daynara PaulaBRA58.650.63

Heat Two (22:22)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Sarah SjöströmSWE55.840.72QOR
22Emma McKeonAUS56.810.75Q
35Penny OleksiakCAN57.100.68Q
43Lu YingCHN57.150.72Q
57An Se-HyeonKOR57.950.67
68Natsumi HoshiJPN58.030.64
71Kimberly BuysBEL58.630.75
AC6Chen XinyiCHN57.510.71DQ Q3

Final (7 August 2016 — 22:03)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Sarah SjöströmSWE55.480.73WR
22Penny OleksiakCAN56.460.72
36Dana VollmerUSA56.630.73
47Lu YingCHN56.760.70
53Rikako IkeeJPN56.860.65
65Emma McKeonAUS57.050.74
71Jeanette Ottesen GrayDEN57.170.67
AC8Chen XinyiCHN56.720.71DQ4