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Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Freestyle Round One

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Wembley Arena, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 5, 1948
Date Finished: August 5, 1948
Format: Top four in each heat and the next four fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: USA Ann Curtis
Silver: DEN Karen Margrethe Harup
Bronze: GBR Cathie Gibson

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Karen Margrethe Harup 23 Denmark DEN 5:31.7 QU
2 Ann Curtis 22 United States USA 5:32.0 QU
3 Colette Thomas 19 France FRA 5:32.9 QU
4 Gisela Thidholm 18 Sweden SWE 5:34.5 QU
5 Margaret Wellington 21 Great Britain GBR 5:40.0 QC
6 Kay McNamee 17 Canada CAN 5:58.7
7 Enriqueta Duarte 19 Argentina ARG 6:14.4

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Cathie Gibson 17 Great Britain GBR 5:26.9 QU
2 Fernande Caroen 27 Belgium BEL 5:29.2 QU
3 Fritze Carstensen 23 Denmark DEN 5:29.4 QU
4 Nancy Lees 22 United States USA 5:29.6 QU
5 Vivian King 18 Canada CAN 5:54.8 QC

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1T Brenda Helser 22 United States USA 5:30.0 QU
1T Piedade Coutinho-Tavares 28 Brazil BRA 5:30.0 QU
3 Patricia Nielsen 18 Great Britain GBR 5:40.4 QU
4 Denise Spencer 18 Australia AUS 5:40.9 QU
5 Magda Bruggemann Mexico MEX 5:43.8 QC
6 Eileen Holt Argentina ARG 5:44.9 QC
AC Greta Andersen 21 Denmark DEN DNF