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Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Freestyle Semi-Finals

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Wembley Arena, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 6, 1948
Date Finished: August 6, 1948
Format: Top three in each heat and the next two fastest advanced to the final.

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

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Karen Margrethe Harup 23 Denmark DEN 5:25.7 QU/OR
2 Fernande Caroen 27 Belgium BEL 5:26.1 QU
3 Piedade Coutinho-Tavares 28 Brazil BRA 5:31.1 QU
4 Nancy Lees 22 United States USA 5:31.9 QC
5 Patricia Nielsen 18 Great Britain GBR 5:39.5
6 Magda Bruggemann Mexico MEX 5:42.4
7 Vivian King 18 Canada CAN 5:52.7

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Ann Curtis 22 United States USA 5:26.4 QU
2 Brenda Helser 22 United States USA 5:28.1 QU
3 Fritze Carstensen 23 Denmark DEN 5:29.5 QU
4 Cathie Gibson 17 Great Britain GBR 5:31.0 QC
5 Colette Thomas 19 France FRA 5:35.3
6 Denise Spencer 18 Australia AUS 5:35.6
7 Margaret Wellington 21 Great Britain GBR 5:38.2
8 Eileen Holt Argentina ARG 5:52.4