Women’s 100 Breaststroke Prelims: Aussies Hanson and Jones Qualify One-Two

By Stephen J. Thomas

ATHENS, Greece August 15. THE Aussie 100-meter breaststroke duo of world record-holder Leisel Jones and Brooke Hanson began their campaign with a strong start this morning. Hanson led the way in 1:07.35 while jones grabbed the number two spot in 1:07.69.

However Jones, racing with the USA's Tara Kirk, looked to come home easier than did Hanson in the second half of the race.

The USA's Tara Kirk qualified third in 1:07.92 while Amanda Beard was fifth in 1:08.04. there was a big gap after Beard, with the sixth place qualifier, Luo Xuejuan, more than a second behind.

Former South African Sarah Poewe, now swimming for Germany, was fourth fastest in 1:07.97, her best for the year. Chinese hopes, Luo Xuejuan (1:09.07) and Qu Hui (1:09.29), were also on song. Canada had two qualifiers: Rhiannon Leier (1:09.38) and Lauren van Oosten (1:09.93).

Cut-off for the semifinals was 1:10.33.

RESULTS:
Women 100m Breaststroke Heats

Record Split Name NOC Location Date
WR 1:06.37 31.40
JONES Leisel AUS Barcelona (ESP) 21 JUL 2003
OR 1:07.02 31.65
HEYNS Penelope RSA Atlanta (USA) 21 JUL 1996

Event No: 9

Rank Heat Lane Name NOC R.T. 50m Time Time
Behind
1 4 4 HANSON Brooke AUS 0.75 32.05 1:07.35
35.30
2 6 4 JONES Leisel AUS 0.77 31.79 1:07.69
35.90 0.34
3 6 5 KIRK Tara USA 0.73 31.84 1:07.92
36.08 0.57
4 4 5 POEWE Sarah GER 0.73 32.11 1:07.97
35.86 0.62
5 5 5 BEARD Amanda USA 0.69 32.51 1:08.04
35.53 0.69
6 5 4 LUO Xuejuan CHN 0.76 33.02 1:09.07
36.05 1.72
7 5 3 QI Hui CHN 0.80 33.12 1:09.29
36.17 1.94
8 4 2 BONDARENKO Svitlana UKR 0.88 33.77 1:09.35
35.58 2.00

9 6 3 LEIER Rhiannon CAN 0.80 32.58 1:09.38
36.80 2.03
10 5 6 TANAKA Masami JPN 0.82 33.29 1:09.44
36.15 2.09
11 6 7 KOVACS Agnes HUN 0.88 32.52 1:09.51
36.99 2.16
12 6 2 BERNHARDT Vipa GER 0.78 32.80 1:09.60
36.80 2.25
13 4 6 van OOSTEN Lauren CAN 0.78 33.30 1:09.93
36.63 2.58
14 4 3 JUKIC Mirna AUT 0.74 33.34 1:09.99
36.65 2.64
15 6 6 BOGOMAZOVA Elena RUS 0.82 32.56 1:10.24
37.68 2.89
16 5 7 BOGGIATTO Chiara ITA 0.79 33.68 1:10.33
36.65 2.98

17 5 2 OSTLING Maria SWE 0.83 33.03 1:10.45
37.42 3.10
18 2 4 KAPISHINA Ina BLR 0.76 33.92 1:10.66
36.74 3.31
19 4 7 THORUP Majken DEN 0.76 33.53 1:10.97
37.44 3.62
20 4 8 MARINOVIC Smiljana CRO 0.85 33.68 1:11.00
37.32 3.65
21 5 1 BAANS Madelon NED 0.78 32.87 1:11.10
38.23 3.75
22 3 2 KUC Marina SCG 0.98 33.93 1:11.27
37.34 3.92
23 6 8 SAARINEN Eeva FIN 0.78 33.21 1:11.39
38.18 4.04
24 4 1 GOMES Diana POR 0.85 33.96 1:11.40
37.44 4.05
24 6 1 ROBINSON Emma IRL 0.79 33.26 1:11.40
38.14 4.05
26 3 3 DIKMEN Ilkay TUR 0.72 33.92 1:11.69
37.77 4.34
27 2 1 NUNEZ GONZALEZ Imaday CUB 0.75 33.79 1:12.14
38.35 4.79
28 3 5 ISMAIL Salama EGY 0.92 34.21 1:12.20
37.99 4.85
29 3 6 SALCEDO Javiera ARG 0.81 34.36 1:12.46
38.10 5.11
29 5 8 SARAKATSANI Aikaterini GRE 0.83 34.20 1:12.46
38.26 5.11
31 3 8 PANGILINAN Jaclyn PHI 0.74 34.18 1:12.47
38.29 5.12
32 2 6 ATKINSON Alia JAM 0.75 34.18 1:12.53
38.35 5.18
33 3 7 TEO Nicolette SIN 0.71 34.45 1:12.87
38.42 5.52
34 3 4 LEE Ji-Young KOR 0.85 35.31 1:12.93
37.62 5.58
35 3 1 CAREY Annabelle NZL 0.76 34.02 1:13.21
39.19 5.86
36 2 2 SIOW Yi Ting MAS 0.81 34.94 1:13.30
38.36 5.95
37 2 7 SILVA Valeria PER 0.84 34.48 1:13.52
39.04 6.17
38 2 3 MARMOLEJO VARGAS Adriana MEX 0.77 35.58 1:14.35
38.77 7.00
39 2 5 YIP Tsz Wa HKG 0.85 35.00 1:14.53
39.53 7.18
40 2 8 HEIMISDOTTIR Iris Edda ISL 0.82 34.54 1:15.35
40.81 8.00
41 1 3 MORENO Katerine BOL 0.87 36.47 1:18.25
41.78 10.90
42 1 4 AVETISYAN Varduhi ARM 0.97 37.33 1:18.87
41.54 11.52
43 1 5 AUSTIN Shrone SEY 0.99 37.33 1:19.02
41.69 11.67
44 1 6 FILINA Nataliya AZE 0.99 37.11 1:20.21
43.10 12.86
45 1 2 ASHBY Melissa GRN 0.82 39.15 1:22.67
43.52 15.32
46 1 8 KEITA Pauline MLI 0.92 41.33 1:30.40
49.07 23.05
47 1 7 SHAKYA Nayana NEP 0.88 42.55 1:32.92
50.37 25.57
48 1 1 GIRIMBABAZI RUGABIRA Pamela RWA 0.82 49.07 1:50.39
1:01.32 43.04

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