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Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle

Women's 800 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 19, 2004 (heats)
August 20, 2004 (final)
Competitors 31 from 26 nations
Winning time 8:24.54
Medalists
Gold medal    Japan
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    United States
Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Freestyle
50 m   men   women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 800 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 19 and 20.[1]

Japan's Ai Shibata became the first Asian swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal in long-distance freestyle swimming, outside the record time of 8:24.54. France's Laure Manaudou, who claimed the title in the 400 m freestyle, added a silver to her medal tally, with a time of 8:24.96. U.S. swimmer Diana Munz, on the other hand, edged out her teammate Kalyn Keller for the bronze medal by 0.36 of a second, clocking at 8:26.61.[2][3]

Contents

  • Records 1
  • Results 2
    • Heats 2.1
    • Final 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Janet Evans (USA) 8:16.22 Tokyo, Japan 20 August 1989
Olympic record  Brooke Bennett (USA) 8:19.67 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 2000

No new records were set during this competition.

Results

Heats

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 3 Laure Manaudou France 8:25.91 Q
2 3 2 Rebecca Cooke Great Britain 8:28.47 Q
3 3 5 Ai Shibata Japan 8:30.08 Q
4 2 4 Diana Munz United States 8:30.87 Q
5 2 3 Jana Henke Germany 8:31.86 Q
6 4 5 Kalyn Keller United States 8:32.36 Q
7 4 6 Erika Villaécija García Spain 8:33.61 Q
8 2 6 Simona Păduraru Romania 8:34.15 Q
9 2 2 Sarah Paton Australia 8:35.81
10 3 6 Linda Mackenzie Australia 8:35.90
11 4 2 Chen Hua China 8:36.24
12 3 4 Sachiko Yamada Japan 8:36.48
13 4 7 Flavia Rigamonti Switzerland 8:38.10
14 4 4 Hannah Stockbauer Germany 8:38.17
15 4 8 Kristel Köbrich Chile 8:40.41
16 3 3 Camelia Potec Romania 8:41.20
17 2 5 Brittany Reimer Canada 8:41.55
18 2 1 Marianna Lymperta Greece 8:42.65
19 3 1 Jana Pechanová Czech Republic 8:47.38
20 2 7 Olga Beresnyeva Ukraine 8:57.96
21 1 2 Golda Marcus El Salvador 8:59.81
22 1 4 Kwon You-Ri South Korea 9:01.42
23 1 3 Jelena Petrova Estonia 9:01.62
24 3 8 Rebecca Linton New Zealand 9:02.41
25 1 7 Heather Roffey Cayman Islands 9:02.88
26 2 8 Ivanka Moralieva Bulgaria 9:03.13
27 1 6 Paola Duguet Colombia 9:06.96
28 1 5 Anita Galić Croatia 9:10.91
29 1 1 Khadija Ciss Senegal 9:20.06
31 3 7 Éva Risztov Hungary DNS
31 4 1 Anja Čarman Slovenia DNS

Final

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
3 Ai Shibata Japan 8:24.54
4 Laure Manaudou France 8:24.96
6 Diana Munz United States 8:26.61
4 7 Kalyn Keller United States 8:26.97
5 1 Erika Villaécija García Spain 8:29.04
6 5 Rebecca Cooke Great Britain 8:29.37
7 2 Jana Henke Germany 8:33.95
8 8 Simona Păduraru Romania 8:37.02

References

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule".  
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (20 August 2004). "Japan's Ai Shibata Wins the Women's 800 With Back-Half Surge".  
  3. ^ "Shibata wins women's 800m freestyle".  

External links

  • Official Olympic Report
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