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Swimming at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Pool, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 19, 1976

Gold: GDR Kornelia Ender
Silver: GDR Petra Priemer
Bronze: NED Enith Brigitha


[Kornelia Ender] had won this event at the 1973 and 1975 World Championships, and had set nine world records in the 100 freestyle since the Munich Olympics. She came into Montréal as the prohibitive favorite and would not disappoint. Her winning time was her 10th consecutive world record in the event, finishing in 55.65, and was the fifth time she had bettered 56 seconds, the only woman to do so at this time. Behind her for silver was her teammates [Petra Priemer] followed by the Netherlands’ [Enith Brigitha], making Brigitha the first black swimmer to win an Olympic medal. Three American women made the final, placing 4-5-7.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kornelia Ender 17 East Germany GDR Gold WR
2 Petra Priemer 15 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Enith Brigitha 21 Netherlands NED Bronze
4 Kim Peyton 19 United States USA
5 Shirley Babashoff 19 United States USA
6 Claudia Hempel 17 East Germany GDR
7 Jill Sterkel 15 United States USA
8 Jutta Weber 22 West Germany FRG
4 h1 r2/3 Barbara Clark 17 Canada CAN
5 h1 r2/3 Gail Amundrud 19 Canada CAN
6 h1 r2/3 Rebecca Perrott 15 New Zealand NZL
6 h2 r2/3 Anne Jardin 16 Canada CAN
7 h1 r2/3 Ineke Ran 14 Netherlands NED
7 h2 r2/3 Lene Jenssen 19 Norway NOR
8 h1 r2/3 Guylaine Berger 20 France FRA
8 h2 r2/3 Jenny Tate 16 Australia AUS
3 h1 r1/3 Pia Mårtensson 17 Sweden SWE
3 h2 r1/3 Sachiko Yamazaki 14 Japan JPN
3 h3 r1/3 Irina Vlasova 19 Soviet Union URS
3 h4 r1/3 Susan Edmondson 20 Great Britain GBR
3 h7 r1/3 Lyubov Kobzova 19 Soviet Union URS
4 h1 r1/3 Ida Hansson 18 Sweden SWE
4 h2 r1/3 Regina Nissen 15 West Germany FRG
4 h3 r1/3 Elaine Gray 18 Great Britain GBR
4 h4 r1/3 Berber Kamstra 16 Netherlands NED
4 h5 r1/3 Marina Klyuchnikova 17 Soviet Union URS
4 h6 r1/3 Drue Le Guier 17 Australia AUS
4 h7 r1/3 Anne Richard 16 Belgium BEL
5 h1 r1/3 Shelley Cramer 14 United States Virgin Islands ISV
5 h2 r1/3 Lesleigh Harvey 15 Australia AUS
5 h3 r1/3 Ivis Poleo 13 Venezuela VEN
5 h4 r1/3 Geert Boekhout 18 Belgium BEL
5 h5 r1/3 Ratchaneewan Bulakul 13 Thailand THA
5 h6 r1/3 Beate Jasch 17 West Germany FRG
5 h7 r1/3 Diana Olsson 18 Sweden SWE
6 h1 r1/3 Myriam Mizouni 17 Tunisia TUN
6 h2 r1/3 Deirdre Sheehan 18 Ireland IRL
6 h3 r1/3 Karen Robertson 14 Hong Kong HKG
6 h4 r1/3 Marianela Huen 16 Venezuela VEN
6 h5 r1/3 Rossana Juncos 18 Argentina ARG
6 h6 r1/3 María París 15 Costa Rica CRC
6 h7 r1/3 Susana Coppo 16 Argentina ARG
7 h2 r1/3 Vilborg Sverrisdóttir 19 Iceland ISL
7 h4 r1/3 Georgina Osorio 17 Panama PAN
7 h7 r1/3 Jane Fayer 17 Puerto Rico PUR