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Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Freestyle Round One

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Swimming Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 31, 1952
Date Finished: July 31, 1952
Format: Fastest 16 advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: HUN Valéria Gyenge
Silver: HUN Éva Gérard-Novák
Bronze: USA Evelyn Kawamoto

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Ana María Schultz 16 Argentina ARG 5:26.1 QU
2 Huguette Peeters 15 Belgium BEL 5:29.8 QU
3 Mette Ove Petersen 18 Denmark DEN 5:30.6
4 Grace Wood 19 Great Britain GBR 5:31.2
5 Kay McNamee 21 Canada CAN 5:50.5
6 Geertje Wielema 17 Netherlands NED 6:02.6

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Ragnhild Hveger 31 Denmark DEN 5:19.6 QU
2 Éva Székely 25 Hungary HUN 5:20.9 QU
3 Judy-Joy Davies 24 Australia AUS 5:21.2 QU
4 Delia Meulenkamp 17 United States USA 5:21.4 QU
5 Lillian Preece 24 Great Britain GBR 5:32.1
6 Sybille Verckist 17 Belgium BEL 5:40.1
7 Ritva Järvinen 19 Finland FIN 5:53.5

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Valéria Gyenge 19 Hungary HUN 5:22.6 QU
2 Carolyn Green 18 United States USA 5:23.8 QU
3 Colette Thomas 23 France FRA 5:36.8
4 Elisabeth Rechlin 22 Germany GER 5:38.0
5 Hannie Termeulen 23 Netherlands NED 5:45.5
6 Gladys Priestley 14 Canada CAN 5:52.7
7 Cynthia Eager 15 Hong Kong HKG 5:55.8

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Evelyn Kawamoto 18 United States USA 5:16.6 QU/OR
2 Daphne Wilkinson 20 Great Britain GBR 5:16.6 QU/=OR
3 Joan Harrison 16 South Africa RSA 5:21.8 QU
4 Ingegerd Fredin 21 Sweden SWE 5:28.7 QU
5 Ginette Jany-Sendral 20 France FRA 5:32.6
6 Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher 27 Netherlands NED 5:45.2
7 Sadako Yamashita 19 Japan JPN 5:48.4

Round One Heat Five

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Éva Gérard-Novák 22 Hungary HUN 5:19.1 QU
2 Greta Andersen 25 Denmark DEN 5:21.3 QU
3 Piedade Coutinho-Tavares 32 Brazil BRA 5:26.9 QU
4 Denise Norton 18 Australia AUS 5:28.5 QU
5 Marianne Lundquist 20 Sweden SWE 5:34.4
6 Josette Arène 27 France FRA 5:44.1
7 Misako Tamura 18 Japan JPN 5:59.0