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Women's 100 metres Butterfly

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Aquatics Centre, Beijing Olympic Green, Beijing
Date Started: August 9, 2008
Date Finished: August 11, 2008

Gold: AUS Libby Lenton-Trickett
Silver: USA Christine Magnuson
Bronze: AUS Jess Schipper

Summary

Australia held a strong hand at the 100 butterfly through Libby Trickett and Jess Schipper, the gold and silver medalist from the previous year's World Championships, which was strengthened by the decision of Natalie Coughlin to concentrate on other events. Trickett was better known as a freestyle swimmer but had added the butterfly as a second stroke in recent years. She led the final from the off and swam away to record a comprehensive victory. Behind her Christine Magnusson of the USA headed off Schipper for the silver medal.

Ironically, despite being acknowledged as one of the greatest freestyle swimmers of the decade, the 100 metres butterfly win is the only individual Olympic title Trickett has won to date.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Libby Lenton-Trickett 23 Australia AUS Gold
2 Christine Magnuson 22 United States USA Silver
3 Jess Schipper 21 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Zhou Yafei 24 China CHN
5 Tao Li 18 Singapore SIN
6 Jemma Lowe 18 Great Britain GBR
7 Gabriella Silva 19 Brazil BRA
8 Inge Dekker 22 Netherlands NED
9 Aurore Mongel 26 France FRA
10T Alena Popchanka 29 France FRA
10T Elaine Breeden 19 United States USA
12 Lize-Mari Retief 21 South Africa RSA
13 Eszter Dara 18 Hungary HUN
14 Nataliya Sutyagina 28 Russia RUS
15 Jeanette Ottesen Gray 20 Denmark DEN
16 Ilaria Bianchi 18 Italy ITA
17 Otylia Jędrzejczak 24 Poland POL
18T Mandy Loots 30 South Africa RSA
18T Yuko Nakanishi 27 Japan JPN
20 Sara Isakovič 20 Slovenia SLO
21 Fran Halsall 18 Great Britain GBR
22 Irina Bespalova 27 Russia RUS
23 Yuka Kato 21 Japan JPN
24 Kateryna Zubkova 20 Ukraine UKR
25 Martina Moravcová 32 Slovakia SVK
26 Birgit Koschischek 21 Austria AUT
27 Sarah Sjöström 14 Sweden SWE
28T Audrey Lacroix 24 Canada CAN
28T Micha Østergaard 21 Denmark DEN
30T Hannah Wilson 19 Hong Kong HKG
30T Chantal Groot 25 Netherlands NED
32T Triin Aljand 23 Estonia EST
32T Xu Yanwei 24 China CHN
34 Daynara de Paula 19 Brazil BRA
35 Sara Oliveira 22 Portugal POR
36 Anya Gostomelsky 27 Israel ISR
37 Ingvild Snildal 19 Norway NOR
38 Carolina Colorado 20 Colombia COL
39 Daniela Samulski 24 Germany GER
40 Choi Hye-Ra 17 South Korea KOR
41 Eirini Kavarnou 22 Greece GRE
42 Heather Brand 25 Zimbabwe ZIM
43 Yang Chun-Kuei 20 Chinese Taipei TPE
44 Iris Rosenberger 22 Turkey TUR
45 Natalia Baranovskaya-Khatziloizou 29 Cyprus CYP
46 Emilia Pikkarainen 15 Finland FIN
47 Binta Zahra Diop 18 Senegal SEN
48 Antonella Scanavino 15 Uruguay URU
49 Simona Muccioli 24 San Marino SMR