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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Individual Medley

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 6, 2016

Gold: HUN Katinka Hosszú
Silver: USA Maya DiRado
Bronze: ESP Mireia Belmonte


Hungarian [Katinka Hosszú] was a heavy favorite coming in to 2016. She had won both IMs at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships, and the 2012, 2014, and, earlier in the year, at the 2016 European Championships. But her form in 2016 had not been quite as strong, so there was some daylight for the other swimmers. Other medal challengers were considered to be Americans [Maya DiRado] and [Elizabeth Beisel] and Spain’s [Mireia Belmonte].

Hosszú may have been sandbagging or simply training through competitions, as she returned to form in Rio, winning this event by almost five seconds over DiRado, in the world record time of 4:26.36, as Belmonte took bronze. Hosszú came to Rio having won 56 international medals, but never an Olympic medal. She would win three golds and four medals in Rio, also winning the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke. DiRado took bronze in the 200 IM but defeated Hosszú in the 200 backstroke to win that gold medal, adding another gold in the 4x200 free relay. Belmonte also added another individual gold, winning the 200 butterfly.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Katinka Hosszú 27 Hungary HUN Gold WR
2 Maya DiRado 23 United States USA Silver
3 Mireia Belmonte 25 Spain ESP Bronze
4 Hannah Miley 26 Great Britain GBR
5 Emily Overholt 18 Canada CAN
6 Elizabeth Beisel 23 United States USA
7 Aimee Willmott 23 Great Britain GBR
8 Sakiko Shimizu 24 Japan JPN
9 Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên 19 Vietnam VIE
10T Miho Takahashi 23 Japan JPN
10T Keryn McMaster 22 Australia AUS
12 Sydney Pickrem 19 Canada CAN
13 Zsu Jakabos 27 Hungary HUN
14 Barbora Závadová 23 Czech Republic CZE
15 Joanna Maranhão 29 Brazil BRA
16 Blair Evans 25 Australia AUS
17 Matea Samardžić 21 Croatia CRO
18 Viktoria Zeynep Güneş 18 Turkey TUR
19 María Vilas 20 Spain ESP
20 Anja Crevar 16 Serbia SRB
21 Franziska Hentke 27 Germany GER
22 Lara Grangeon 24 France FRA
23 Fantine Lesaffre 21 France FRA
24 Martina van Berkel 27 Switzerland SUI
25 Tanja Kylliäinen 23 Finland FIN
26 Luisa Trombetti 22 Italy ITA
27 Ye Shiwen 20 China CHN
28 Victoria Kaminskaya 20 Portugal POR
29 Jördis Steinegger 33 Austria AUT
30 Sara Franceschi 17 Italy ITA
31 Virginia Bardach 24 Argentina ARG
32 Zhou Min 18 China CHN
33 Ranokhon Omonova 22 Uzbekistan UZB