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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Swimming at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 10, 2016
Date Finished: August 11, 2016

Gold: CAN Penny Oleksiak
USA Simone Manuel
Bronze: SWE Sarah Sjöström

Summary

The Australian Campbell sisters were expected to dominant this race. [Cate Campbell] had recently set the world record with 52.06, while [Bronte Campbell] had won the 2015 World Championships. They were expected to go 1-2, with the bronze challengers including the defending gold medalist, [Ranomi Kromowidjojo] of the Netherlands and Sweden’s [Sarah Sjoström].

Nobody expected this result as neither Campbell sister made the podium. Cate led at 50 metres and then crashed and burned to finish sixth, while Bronte was 0.05 seconds off the podium in fourth. The gold medal turned out to be a rare tie between American [Simone Manuel] and Canadian prodigy [Penny Oleksiak], who had only turned 16 two months before the Rio Games, and was quite unknown. Sjoström seemed off the podium until the last few strokes when she caught Bronte Campbell to win the bronze. The only other gold medal tie in this event had occurred at the 1984 Olympics between Americans [Nancy Hogshead] and [Carrie Steinseifer]. It was only the third such tie in Olympic swimming, the other one occurring in the 2000 men’s 50 freestyle.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1T Simone Manuel 20 United States USA Gold OR
1T Penny Oleksiak 16 Canada CAN Gold OR
3 Sarah Sjöström 22 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Bronte Campbell 22 Australia AUS
5 Ranomi Kromowidjojo 25 Netherlands NED
6 Cate Campbell 24 Australia AUS
7 Abbey Weitzeil 19 United States USA
8 Jeanette Ottesen Gray 28 Denmark DEN
9 Zhu Menghui 17 China CHN
10 Chantal Van Landeghem 22 Canada CAN
11 Pernille Blume 22 Denmark DEN
12 Rikako Ikee 16 Japan JPN
13 Aleksandra Gerasimenya 30 Belarus BLR
14 Miki Uchida 21 Japan JPN
15 Charlotte Bonnet 21 France FRA
16 Etiene Medeiros 25 Brazil BRA
17 Shen Duo 19 China CHN
18 Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace 26 Bahamas BAH
19 Veronika Popova 25 Russia RUS
20 Femke Heemskerk 28 Netherlands NED
21 Larissa Oliveira 23 Brazil BRA
22 Béryl Gastaldello 21 France FRA
23 Maria Ugolkova 27 Switzerland SUI
24 Camille Cheng 23 Hong Kong HKG
25 Julie Meynen 18 Luxembourg LUX
26 Erika Ferraioli 30 Italy ITA
27 Susann Bjørnsen 23 Norway NOR
28 Nataliya Lovtsova 28 Russia RUS
29 Katarzyna Wilk 24 Poland POL
30 Andi Murez 24 Israel ISR
31 Nina Rangelova 25 Bulgaria BUL
32 Natthanan Chankrajang 30 Thailand THA
33 Jasmine Alkhaldi 23 Philippines PHI
34 Inés Remersaro 23 Uruguay URU
35 Jade Howard 21 Zambia ZAM
36 Ana Dascăl 13 Romania ROU
37 Heather Arseth 22 Mauritius MRI
38 Tracy Keith-Matchitt 26 Cook Islands COK
39 Karen Riveros 21 Paraguay PAR
40 Ana Sofia Nóbrega 25 Angola ANG
41 Fatimə Alkərəmova 14 Azerbaijan AZE
42 Jovana Terzić 17 Montenegro MNE
43 Nikol Merizaj 17 Albania ALB
44 Aina Fils Rabetsara 22 Madagascar MAD
45 Yusra Mardini 18 Refugee Olympic Athletes ROT
46 Aminath Shajan 22 Maldives MDV