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Swimming at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Swimming Hall, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: August 31, 1972
Date Finished: September 1, 1972

Gold: JPN Mayumi Aoki
Silver: GDR Roswitha Beier
Bronze: HUN Andrea Gyarmati

Summary

At a meet in Tokyo in July 1972 Japan’s Mayumi Aoki had set a world record in this event with 1:03.9. She was little known prior to that record but with no clear favorite in the event she seemed as good a bet as any. In the first semi-final, Hungary’s Andrea Gyarmati recorded 1:03.80 to better Aoki’s record. Aoki qualified second in the second semi. The early leader of the final was East Germany’s Roswitha Beier, who turned first, with six other swimmers in a blanket for second, while America’s best, Deena Deardurff, was last after a poor start. Beier maintained her lead until 10 metres from the wall when Aoki shot past to win the gold medal with another world record of 1:03.34. Beier held on for silver, with Gyarmati taking bronze. Deardurff closed quickly to take fourth, but she had dug too deep a hole for herself.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mayumi Aoki 19 Japan JPN Gold OR
2 Roswitha Beier 15 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Andrea Gyarmati 18 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 Deena Deardurff 15 United States USA
5 Dana Shrader 16 United States USA
6 Ellie Daniel 22 United States USA
7 Gudrun Beckmann 17 West Germany FRG
8 Noriko Asano 17 Japan JPN
4 h1 r2/3 Rosemarie Kother-Gabriel 16 East Germany GDR
5 h1 r2/3 Edeltraud Koch 17 West Germany FRG
6 h1 r2/3 Frieke Buys 18 Netherlands NED
6 h2 r2/3 Heike Hustede-Nagel 26 West Germany FRG
7 h1 r2/3 Marilyn Corson 22 Canada CAN
7 h2 r2/3 Margrit Thomet 20 Switzerland SUI
8 h1 r2/3 Iryna Ustymenko 15 Soviet Union URS
8 h2 r2/3 Eva Wikner 17 Sweden SWE
4 h3 r1/3 Sue Funch 17 Australia AUS
5 h1 r1/3 Brenda McGrory 16 Ireland IRL
5 h2 r1/3 Aurora Chamorro 18 Spain ESP
5 h3 r1/3 Jean Jeavons 16 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r1/3 Donatella Talpo-Schiavon 15 Italy ITA
6 h2 r1/3 Leslie Cliff 17 Canada CAN
6 h3 r1/3 Věra Faitlová 14 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 h4 r1/3 Judit Turóczy 24 Hungary HUN
7 h1 r1/3 Susan Smith 21 Canada CAN
7 h2 r1/3 Hsu Yue-Yun 14 Chinese Taipei TPE
7 h3 r1/3 Tay Chin Joo 17 Singapore SIN
7 h4 r1/3 Ileana Morales 15 Venezuela VEN
8 h1 r1/3 Norma Amezcua 19 Mexico MEX
8 h3 r1/3 Susana Saxlund 15 Uruguay URU