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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Freestyle Round One

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming and Diving Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 29, 1956
Date Finished: November 29, 1956
Format: Fastest 16 advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: AUS Dawn Fraser
Silver: AUS Lorraine Crapp
Bronze: AUS Faith Leech

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Lorraine Crapp 18 Australia AUS 1:03.4 QU/OR
2 Joan Rosazza 19 United States USA 1:05.5 QU
3 Helen Stewart Canada CAN 1:07.1 QU
4 Jeanette Myburgh 16 South Africa RSA 1:07.1 QU
5 Anita Hellström 16 Sweden SWE 1:08.5
6 Irène Sweyd 16 Belgium BEL 1:08.9
7 Winifred Griffin 24 New Zealand NZL 1:10.4
8 Margaret Northrop 22 Kenya KEN 1:12.8

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Nancy Simons 18 United States USA 1:06.5 QU
2 Katalin Szőke 21 Hungary HUN 1:08.0
3 Kati Jansen 22 Germany GER 1:08.3
4 Odile Vouaux France FRA 1:08.6
5 Fearne Ewart 20 Great Britain GBR 1:08.8
6 Setsuko Shimada 18 Japan JPN 1:11.8

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Marrion Roe 21 New Zealand NZL 1:05.9 QU
2 Valéria Gyenge 23 Hungary HUN 1:06.6 QU
3 Birgit Klomp 16 Germany GER 1:07.7 QU
4 Héda Frost 20 France FRA 1:08.8
5 Blanca Barrón 22 Mexico MEX 1:09.5
6 Yoshiko Sato 18 Japan JPN 1:10.3
7 Gertrudes Lozada Philippines PHI 1:13.7

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Faith Leech 15 Australia AUS 1:04.9 QU
2 Zsuzsa Ördög 16 Hungary HUN 1:06.5 QU
3 Kate Jobson 19 Sweden SWE 1:07.3 QU
4 Susan Roberts 17 South Africa RSA 1:07.9 QU
5 Christel Steffin 16 Germany GER 1:08.1
6 Hitomi Jinno 19 Japan JPN 1:08.8
7 Gladys Priestley 18 Canada CAN 1:09.2

Round One Heat Five

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Dawn Fraser 19 Australia AUS 1:02.4 QU/OR
2 Natalie Myburgh 16 South Africa RSA 1:05.1 QU
3 Virginia Grant Canada CAN 1:05.1 QU
4 Shelley Mann 19 United States USA 1:05.4 QU
5 Frances Hogben 19 Great Britain GBR 1:08.5
6 Ginette Jany-Sendral 24 France FRA 1:09.9
7 Shoshana Rivner 18 Israel ISR 1:10.3