Swimming at the 1922 Women's Olympiad – 200 metre breaststroke

The 100 m freestyle event at the 1922 Women's Olympiad was held from 21 to 22 April 1922. The venue of the competition was the Port Hercules, the harbour of Monte Carlo, Monaco.[1]

100 m freestyle
at the 1922 Women's Olympiad
VenuePort Hercules
LocationMonte Carlo, Monaco
Dates21 April (heats)
22 April (final)
Winning time3:35
Medalists
gold medal    Great Britain
silver medal    Belgium
bronze medal    Sweden

Results

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The winner of each heat and the fastest number two continued to the final.[1] There were four heats, so a total of five swimmers continued to the final.[2]

The Dutch Loes Brandt lost her heat from the French Harflinger and B. Petit.[2][3] The British Doris Hart was the fastest during the heats with a time of 3:39.[4][3] Other swimmers who continued to the final included Belgian Elisa van den Bogaert the Swedish Hjördis Töpel and at least one French woman of heat 3.

Heat Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
3 Alice Harflinger   France
3 B. Petit   France
3 3 Loes Brandt   Netherlands
1 Doris Hart   Great Britain 3:39 Q
Elisa van den Bogaert   Belgium Q
Hjördis Töpel   Sweden Q
Suzanne Porte   France 3:57.4 Q
Suzanne Bertrand   France
Joséphine Oberle   France
Marthe Olivier   France
Alice Stoffel   France
?

Sources:[5]

After the start the Belgian Van den Bogaert took the lead. After around 170 meters she was overtaken by the British Doris Hart. In a report of the final, the style how the English swam is described as a "beautiful style" and that "her breaststroke was flawless".[6] The British Doris Hart won the race ahead of the Belgian Elisa van den Bogaert and Swedish Hjördis Töpel. With a time of 3:35, Hart was faster than during the heats.[7][8]

 
Bronze medalist Hjördis Töpel
Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Doris Hart   Great Britain 3:35
  Elisa van den Bogaert   Belgium
  Hjördis Töpel   Sweden
4 ?
DNS Suzanne Porte   France did not start

Sources:[7][5]

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hollandsche zwemsters te Monte Carlo". Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant (in Dutch). 22 April 1922. Retrieved 13 October 2022 – via Delpher.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "De wedstrijden te Monte Carlo". Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant (in Dutch). 19 April 1922. Retrieved 13 October 2022 – via Delpher.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Hollandsche zwemsters te Monte Carlo". De Tijd (in Dutch). 22 April 1922. Retrieved 13 October 2022 – via Delpher.
  4. "De wedstrijden te Monte-Carlo". De Maasbode (in Dutch). 22 April 1922. Retrieved 13 October 2022 – via Delpher.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Velez, Anne (2010). "LES FILLES DE L'EAU. UNE HISTOIRE DES FEMMES ET DE LA NATATION EN FRANCE(1905-1939)" (PDF). Université d’Angers (in French). Retrieved 10 November 2022 – via tel.archives-ouvertes.fr.
  6. "Hollandsche zwemsters te Monte Carlo". Algemeen Handelsblad (in Dutch). 26 April 1922. Retrieved 13 October 2022 – via Delpher.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Zwemmen. Onze zwemsters in Monte Carlo". De Tijd (in Dutch). 24 April 1922. Retrieved 13 October 2022 – via Delpher.
  8. "De Ned. zwemsters in Monte Carlo". De Maasbode (in Dutch). 24 April 1922. Retrieved 13 October 2022 – via Delpher.