Women’s 100 Butterfly Prelims: Petria Thomas Fastest Through to Semis – One Full Second Ahead of Inky.

By Stephen J. Thomas

ATHENS, August 14. PETRIA Thomas reinforced her top ranking coming into this meet when she clocked a very impressive 57.47 – eighth fastest performance over the distance all-time. More importantly, she left defending Olympic champion and worId record-holder, Inge de Bruijn, in third place, a full second in her wake (58.47).

Polish world record-holder over the four-lap distance, Otylia Jedrzejczak, looked strong winning her heat with her fastest time over the distance, 57.84 (6th all-time performer).

Silver medalist from Sydney, Slovakian Martina Moravcova (58.48), Aussie rookie 17-year-old Jessica Schipper (PR 58.57 – 2nd all-time Aussie) and veteran American Jenny Thompson (58.77) were the only other swimmers under 59 seconds.

American Rachel Komisarz was tied for eighth fastest through to tonight’s semifinals, touching in 59.38. German swim queen Franzi van Almsick made it through in 11th place (59.53). Like Thompson, van Almsick is competing in her fourth Olympics.

Quite neatly, the break between the 16 semifinalists and the non-qualifiers was one minute, with Sweden's Anna-Karin Kammerling, the short course WR-holder over 50 meters, taking the final spot in 59.84.

Shortly after the morning session, van Almsick scratched from the semifinals to save her strength for the 400 free relay. That opened the door for Japan's Yuko Nakanishi.


Women 100m Butterfly Heats

Record Split Name NOC Location Date
WR 56.61 26.67
de BRUIJN Inge NED Sydney (AUS) 17 SEP 2000
OR 56.61 26.67
de BRUIJN Inge NED Sydney (AUS) 17 SEP 2000

Event No: 2

Rank Heat Lane Name NOC R.T. 50m Time Time
Behind
1 5 4 THOMAS Petria AUS 0.71 27.13 57.47
30.34
2 4 5 JEDRZEJCZAK Otylia POL 0.78 27.20 57.84
30.64 0.37
3 5 5 de BRUIJN Inge NED 0.71 27.36 58.47
31.11 1.00
4 3 4 MORAVCOVA Martina SVK 0.74 27.30 58.48
31.18 1.01
5 5 7 SCHIPPER Jess AUS 0.76 27.77 58.57
30.80 1.10
6 4 4 THOMPSON Jenny USA 0.78 27.25 58.77
31.52 1.30
7 5 3 ONISHI Junko JPN 0.76 28.28 59.22
30.94 1.75
8 3 3 KOMISARZ Rachel USA 0.80 28.22 59.38
31.16 1.91
8 5 6 METELLA Malia FRA 0.80 27.61 59.38
31.77 1.91

10 4 2 MIGLIORI Ambra ITA 0.85 27.75 59.47
31.72 2.00
11 5 1 van ALMSICK Franziska GER 0.86 28.01 59.53 SCR
31.52 2.06
12 4 6 ZHOU Yafei CHN 0.72 27.90 59.62
31.72 2.15
13 3 2 SOUTIAGUINA Natalia RUS 0.85 28.06 59.76
31.70 2.29
14 3 5 POPCHANKA Alena BLR 0.76 27.96 59.77
31.81 2.30
15 2 4 JACOBSEN Mette DEN 0.86 28.32 59.81
31.49 2.34
16 4 3 KAMMERLING Anna-Karin SWE 0.83 27.33 59.84
32.51 2.37

17 3 1 NAKANISHI Yuko JPN 0.75 28.29 1:00.16
31.87 2.69

18 3 8 BOULSEVICZ Beatrix HUN 0.74 28.43 1:00.18
31.75 2.71
19 2 3 KAVARNOU Eirini GRE 0.78 28.45 1:00.43
31.98 2.96
20 4 1 LEE Georgina GBR 0.75 28.48 1:00.45
31.97 2.98
21 4 8 GROOT Chantal NED 0.80 28.16 1:00.49
32.33 3.02
22 5 8 SEGAT Francesca ITA 0.74 28.57 1:00.56
31.99 3.09
23 2 5 COSTER Elizabeth NZL 0.76 28.50 1:00.61
32.11 3.14
23 3 6 SJOBERG Johanna SWE 0.93 28.05 1:00.61
32.56 3.14
25 4 7 MONGEL Aurore FRA 0.78 28.48 1:00.65
32.17 3.18
26 3 7 BOROCHOVSKI Vered ISR 0.89 28.12 1:00.69
32.57 3.22
27 2 6 YEO Joscelin SIN 0.75 28.93 1:00.81
31.88 3.34
28 5 2 XU Yanwei CHN 0.73 28.18 1:01.53
33.35 4.06
29 2 2 PAPADOPOULOU Maria CYP 0.76 28.91 1:02.01
33.10 4.54
30 1 6 ZUBKOVA Kateryna UKR 0.93 28.86 1:02.22
33.36 4.75
31 2 1 KRISTJANSDOTTIR Kolbrun Yr ISL 0.82 28.56 1:02.33
33.77 4.86
32 2 8 SZE Hang Yu HKG 0.79 28.63 1:02.42
33.79 4.95
33 2 7 PARK Kyung-Hwa KOR 0.78 29.04 1:02.52
33.48 5.05
34 1 4 CHENG Wan Jung TPE 0.94 29.53 1:02.94
33.41 5.47
35 1 5 GONENC Gulsah TUR 0.85 30.40 1:04.30
33.90 6.83
36 1 2 GALEA Angela MLT 0.87 31.74 1:05.47
33.73 8.00
37 1 3 BUGAKOVA Mariya UZB 0.94 30.81 1:07.08
36.27 9.61
38 1 7 GEORGEOS Natasha Sara LCA 0.74 31.38 1:07.94
36.56 10.47

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