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Swimming at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Breaststroke

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Bernat Picornell Pools, Barcelona
Date Started: July 29, 1992
Date Finished: July 29, 1992

Gold: EUN Yelena Rudkovskaya
Silver: USA Anita Nall
Bronze: AUS Sam Riley

Summary

[Yelena Rudovskaya] of the Unified Team had had a difficult year. Her coach, Leonid Kaufman, had emigrated to Israel, and the financial situation for sports after the fall of Communism severely affected the swimming program. A year earlier she had won both breaststrokes at the 1991 European Championships, but she was not as certain of her form in Barcelona. She had placed only fourth in the 200 breast a few days earlier. But in the 100 final she won a narrow finish over American Anita Nall, who had won bronze in the 200. Rudovskaya’s time was 1:08.00, the third-fastest performance ever, and only 9/100ths of a second off the world record of Sam Riley (AUS), who won the bronze medal. Riley would return in Atlanta and repeat her bronze medal in this event. Rudovskaya would compete for one more year, this time representing her native Belarus at the 1993 Europeans, where she won a bronze in this event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yelena Rudkovskaya 19 Unified Team EUN Gold
2 Anita Nall 16 United States USA Silver
3 Sam Riley 19 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Guylaine Cloutier 20 Canada CAN
5 Jana Dörries 16 Germany GER
6 Gabriella Csépe 19 Hungary HUN
7 Manuela Dalla Valle 29 Italy ITA
8 Daniela Brendel 18 Germany GER
9 Lou Xia 20 China CHN
10 Magdalena Kupiec 15 Poland POL
11 Alicja Pęczak 22 Poland POL
12 Megan Kleine 17 United States USA
13 Kyoko Iwasaki 14 Japan JPN
14 Lisa Flood 20 Canada CAN
15 Linley Frame 20 Australia AUS
16 Lu Di 16 China CHN
17 Kyoko Kasuya 16 Japan JPN
18 Kira Bulten 19 Netherlands NED
19 Ragnheiður Runólfsdóttir 25 Iceland ISL
20 Yelena Volkova 24 Unified Team EUN
21 Brigitte Becue 19 Belgium BEL
22 Rocío Ruiz 20 Spain ESP
23 Suki Brownsdon 26 Great Britain GBR
24 Jaime King 15 Great Britain GBR
25 Martina Nemec 16 Austria AUT
26 Park Mi-Yeong 16 South Korea KOR
27 Britta Vestergaard 17 Denmark DEN
28 Jenny Smatt 17 Bermuda BER
29 Lenka Maňhalová 17 Czechoslovakia TCH
30 Audrey Guérit 16 France FRA
31 Phuvichit Sornsawan 19 Thailand THA
32 Elena Donati 18 Italy ITA
33 Penny Heyns 17 South Africa RSA
34 Martine Janssen 15 Netherlands NED
35 Riikka Ukkola 24 Finland FIN
36 Tammie Kaae 16 Guam GUM
37 Barbara Pexa 17 Guam GUM
38 Vola Hanta Ratsifa Andrihamanana 21 Madagascar MAD
39 Claudia Velásquez 16 Peru PER
40 Priscilla Madera 15 Ecuador ECU
41 Nádia Cruz 17 Angola ANG
42 Elke Talma 15 Seychelles SEY
AC r1/2 Nguyễn Thị Phương 15 Vietnam VIE DQ