Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

The women's 400 metre freestyle event at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held on 22 July at the Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex.[1]

Women's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
VenueSwimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex
Date22 July
Competitors19 from 12 nations
Winning time4:08.76 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ines Diers  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Petra Schneider  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Carmela Schmidt  East Germany
← 1976
1984 →

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Tracey Wickham (AUS) 4:06.28 West Berlin, West Germany 24 August 1978
Olympic record   Petra Thümer (GDR) 4:09.89 Montreal, Canada 20 July 1976

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
22 July Final Ines Diers   East Germany 4:08.76 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Carmela Schmidt   East Germany 4:13.01 Q
2 1 Annelies Maas   Netherlands 4:13.12 Q
3 3 Michelle Ford   Australia 4:13.90 Q
4 2 Ines Diers   East Germany 4:13.98 Q
5 2 Irina Aksyonova   Soviet Union 4:14.39 Q
6 3 Petra Schneider   East Germany 4:14.49 Q
7 2 Reggie de Jong   Netherlands 4:15.07 Q
8 2 Olga Klevakina   Soviet Union 4:18.13 Q
9 3 Oksana Komissarova   Soviet Union 4:18.61
10 1 Pascale Verbauwen   Belgium 4:18.98
11 1 Sharron Davies   Great Britain 4:19.99
12 1 Sofia Dara   Greece 4:20.32
13 1 Rosemary Brown   Australia 4:21.36
14 3 Roberta Felotti   Italy 4:21.94
15 3 Jacquelene Willmott   Great Britain 4:22.32
16 2 Nikole Schrepfer   Switzerland 4:28.40
17 2 Natalia Más   Spain 4:29.81
18 3 María Pia Ayora   Peru 4:46.90
19 2 Soad Fezzani   Libya 5:16.17
1 Klára Gulyás   Hungary DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Ines Diers   East Germany 4:08.76 OR
  Petra Schneider   East Germany 4:09.16
  Carmela Schmidt   East Germany 4:10.86
4 Michelle Ford   Australia 4:11.65
5 Irina Aksyonova   Soviet Union 4:14.40
6 Annelies Maas   Netherlands 4:15.79
7 Reggie de Jong   Netherlands 4:15.95
8 Olga Klevakina   Soviet Union 4:19.18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980 – Volume 3: Participants and Results". Fizkultura i sport. pp. 450, 476. Retrieved 28 December 2018.