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Swimming at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Swimming Stadium, Roma
Date Started: August 29, 1960
Date Finished: August 30, 1960

Gold: USA Carolyn Schuler
Silver: NED Marianne Heemskerk
Bronze: AUS Jan Andrew


The United States’ women had swept the medals in this event at Melbourne, but would see no such dominance in Rome. The silver medalist from Melbourne, American [Nancy Ramey], had set the last two world records in this event, and won the 1959 Pan American gold medal. But she did not make the United States’ team. In her absence the gold medal went to [Carolyn Schuler] of the United States who won easily over Dutchwoman [Marianne Heemskerk] and Australia’s [Janice Andrew]. American 14-year-old [Carolyn Wood] was near the lead in the final at 70 metres, but swallowed water and had to stop.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Carolyn Schuler 17 United States USA Gold OR
2 Marianne Heemskerk 15 Netherlands NED Silver
3 Jan Andrew 16 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Sheila Watt 19 Great Britain GBR
5 Atie Voorbij 19 Netherlands NED
6 Zinaida Belovetskaya 20 Soviet Union URS
7 Kristina Larsson 16 Sweden SWE
AC r2/2 Carolyn Wood 14 United States USA DNF
2 h4 r1/2 Bärbel Fuhrmann 20 Germany GER
3 h1 r1/2 Valentina Poznyak 23 Soviet Union URS
3 h3 r1/2 Heidi Eisenschmidt 18 Germany GER
3 h4 r1/2 Margaret Iwasaki 18 Canada CAN
4 h1 r1/2 Jean Oldroyd 17 Great Britain GBR
4 h2 r1/2 Anna Beneck 18 Italy ITA
4 h3 r1/2 Karin Larsson 18 Sweden SWE
4 h4 r1/2 Shizue Miyabe 22 Japan JPN
5 h1 r1/2 Silvia Belmar 15 Mexico MEX
5 h2 r1/2 Hillary Wilson 15 Rhodesia RHO
5 h3 r1/2 Eulalia Martínez 21 Mexico MEX
5 h4 r1/2 Sandra von Giese 20 Philippines PHI
6 h1 r1/2 Hannelore Janele 17 Austria AUT
6 h3 r1/2 Márta Egerváry 17 Hungary HUN
6 h4 r1/2 Annie Caron 19 France FRA
7 h3 r1/2 Colette Libourel 19 France FRA
7 h4 r1/2 Anna Maria Cecchi 17 Italy ITA