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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

Summary

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