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Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo, Shibuya, Tokyo
Date Started: October 14, 1964
Date Finished: October 16, 1964

Gold: USA Sharon Stouder
Silver: NED Ada Kok
Bronze: USA Kathy Ellis
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The three favorites were American teenagers Kathy Ellis and Sharon Stouder, and the Dutch world record holder, Ada Kok. All three made the finals easily, with Ellis and Stouder winning the semi-finals. In the final Stouder led from the start and won by over one metre from Kok, with Ellis in third. Stouder finished in 1:04.7 to better Kok’s world record. It was her first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics, but she would eventually win three golds (two in relays) and a silver in the 100 freestyle. In Budapest in August 1965, Kok re-took the world record by posting 1:04.5. Kok would continue swimming internationally, placing fourth in this event at Mexico City in 1968.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sharon Stouder 15 United States USA Gold WR
2 Ada Kok 17 Netherlands NED Silver
3 Kathy Ellis 17 United States USA Bronze
4 Eila Pyrhönen 18 Finland FIN
5 Donna de Varona 17 United States USA
6 Heike Hustede-Nagel 18 Germany GER
7 Eiko Takahashi 19 Japan JPN
8 Mary Beth Stewart 18 Canada CAN
4 h1 r2/3 Marianne Humeniuk 16 Canada CAN
5 h1 r2/3 Ute Noack 21 Germany GER
6 h1 r2/3 Glenda Phillips 19 Great Britain GBR
6 h2 r2/3 Mary Anne Cotterill 18 Great Britain GBR
7 h1 r2/3 Márta Egerváry 21 Hungary HUN
7 h2 r2/3 Anna Maria Cecchi 21 Italy ITA
8 h1 r2/3 Kimiko Sato 18 Japan JPN
8 h2 r2/3 Judy Gegan 19 Great Britain GBR
3 h4 r1/3 Valentyna Yakovleva 17 Soviet Union URS
4 h1 r1/3 Adrie Lasterie 20 Netherlands NED
4 h4 r1/3 Helen Kennedy 15 Canada CAN
4 h5 r1/3 Silvia Belmar 19 Mexico MEX
5 h1 r1/3 Linda McGill 18 Australia AUS
5 h3 r1/3 Tetiana Dev'iatova 16 Soviet Union URS
5 h4 r1/3 Hiroko Saito 19 Japan JPN
5 h5 r1/3 María Ballesté 16 Spain ESP
6 h1 r1/3 Ursel Brunner 23 Germany GER
6 h3 r1/3 Jenny Wood 16 Zimbabwe ZIM
6 h4 r1/3 Gillian de Greenlaw 14 Australia AUS
6 h5 r1/3 Jan Turner 19 Australia AUS
7 h1 r1/3 Molly Tay 12 Malaysia MAS
7 h3 r1/3 Ann Lallande 15 Puerto Rico PUR
7 h4 r1/3 Margaret Harding 16 Puerto Rico PUR