Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo, Shibuya, Tokyo
Date Started: October 14, 1964
Date Finished: October 16, 1964
The three favorites were American teenagers [Kathy Ellis] and [Sharon Stouder], and the Dutch world record holder, [Ada Kok]. All three made the finals easily, with Ellis and Stouder winning the semi-finals. In the final Stouder led from the start and won by over one metre from Kok, with Ellis in third. Stouder finished in 1:04.7 to better Kokâs world record. It was her first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics, but she would eventually win three golds (two in relays) and a silver in the 100 freestyle. In Budapest in August 1965, Kok re-took the world record by posting 1:04.5. Kok would continue swimming internationally, placing fourth in this event at Mexico City in 1968.