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Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Freestyle Round One

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Francisco Márquez Olympic Swimming Pool, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 19, 1968
Date Finished: October 19, 1968
Format: Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Gold: USA Debbie Meyer
Silver: USA Linda Gustavson
Bronze: AUS Karen Moras

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 María Teresa Ramírez 14 Mexico MEX 4:43.9 QU
2 Gabriele Wetzko 14 East Germany GDR 4:49.8 QU
3 Laura Vaca 15 Mexico MEX 4:53.3
4 Helen Elliott 19 Philippines PHI 4:59.9
5 Shen Bao-Ni 14 Chinese Taipei TPE 5:41.8

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Debbie Meyer 16 United States USA 4:35.0 QU/OR
2 Norma Amezcua 15 Mexico MEX 5:00.5
3 Dominique Mollier 19 France FRA 5:00.5
4 Sheila Clayton 17 Great Britain GBR 5:08.0

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Pam Kruse 18 United States USA 4:45.2 QU
2 Marjatta Hara 17 Finland FIN 4:53.0
3 Olga de Angulo 12 Colombia COL 5:08.6
4 Sally Davison 17 Great Britain GBR 5:11.2
5 Lylian Castillo 15 Uruguay URU 5:30.2
6 Lorna Blake 14 Puerto Rico PUR 5:54.7

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Linda Gustavson 18 United States USA 4:41.4 QU
2 Marie-José Kersaudy 14 France FRA 4:57.3
3 Kristina Moir 17 Puerto Rico PUR 4:57.7
4 Susan Williams 16 Great Britain GBR 5:02.7
5 Emilia Figueroa 15 Uruguay URU 5:21.0

Round One Heat Five

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Karen Moras 14 Australia AUS 4:39.6 QU
2 Elisabeth Ljunggren-Morris 20 Sweden SWE 4:51.6 QU
3 Novella Calligaris 13 Italy ITA 4:59.4
4 Consuelo Changanaqui 17 Peru PER 5:02.9
5 Silvana Asturias 15 Guatemala GUA 5:25.6

Round One Heat Six

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Angela Coughlan 16 Canada CAN 4:47.4 QU
2 Denise Langford 14 Australia AUS 4:52.2
3 Eva Sigg 17 Finland FIN 4:58.5
4 Christine Deakes 15 Australia AUS 5:01.5
5 Patricia Olano 18 Colombia COL 5:01.8