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Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Individual Medley 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 24, 1968
Date Finished: October 24, 1968
Format: Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Gold: USA Claudia Kolb
Silver: USA Lynn Vidali
Bronze: GDR Sabine Steinbach

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Sue Pedersen 14 United States USA 5:26.4 QU
2 Larisa Zakharova 17 Soviet Union URS 5:38.6
3 Hennie Penterman 17 Netherlands NED 5:38.8
4 Carla Galle 20 Belgium BEL 5:55.2
5 Olga de Angulo 12 Colombia COL 6:00.6

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Sabine Steinbach 16 East Germany GDR 5:31.3 QU
2 Eva Sigg 17 Finland FIN 5:37.3
3 Sue Eddy 15 Australia AUS 5:42.2
4 Norma Amezcua 15 Mexico MEX 5:47.9
5 Ruth Apt 15 Uruguay URU 6:04.5
6 Shen Bao-Ni 14 Chinese Taipei TPE 6:21.5

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Lynn Vidali 16 United States USA 5:28.9 QU
2 Shelagh Ratcliffe 16 Great Britain GBR 5:33.2 QU
3 Laura Vaca 15 Mexico MEX 5:33.7 QU
4 Tamara Oynick 15 Mexico MEX 5:48.4
5 Kirsten Strange-Campbell 24 Denmark DEN 5:59.0

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Marianne Seydel 18 East Germany GDR 5:30.9 QU
2 Tui Shipston 17 New Zealand NZL 5:33.7 QU
3 Eva Wittke 17 East Germany GDR 5:40.6
4 Mariya Nikolova 17 Bulgaria BUL 5:45.2
5 Patricia Olano 18 Colombia COL 5:52.6
6 Yvonne Tobis 20 Israel ISR 5:53.8
7 Hedy García 18 Philippines PHI 6:07.3

Round One Heat Five

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Claudia Kolb 18 United States USA 5:17.2 QU/OR
2 Dianna Rickard 15 Australia AUS 5:37.8
3 Heli Matzdorf 16 West Germany FRG 5:50.5
4 Consuelo Changanaqui 17 Peru PER 5:52.2
5 Nelly Syro 15 Colombia COL 6:13.1