Women’s 400 Medley Relay, Prelims Day 7: Aussies Qualify Ahead of USA in Two-Way Battle for Gold

Stephen J. Thomas

ATHENS, August 20. THE Aussie women posted a very fast 4:01.17, only 0.67 of a second outside their national record from Pan Pacs in '02, in prelims of the 400m medley relay this morning.

The team was made up of Rooney, Hanson, Schipper and Mills. They will draw on gold medalists Petria Thomas and Jodie Henry for the final tomorrow night but it is unclear at this point why Brooke Hanson, the silver medalist in the 100m breaststroke, swam the heat rather than bronze medalist Leisel Jones.

The USA was second in 4:02.82 swimming Cope, Kirk, Komisarz and Weir. You might expect the final team to be comprised of Coughlin, Beard, Thompson, and Joyce, though no announcement on the subject has been made yet.

On form, the Germans (4:04.16), Brits (4:05.63), Chinese (4:05.97) and Japanese (4:05.99) should fight it out for the bronze.

Women 4 x 100m Medley Relay Heats

Record Splits NOC Location Date
WR 3:58.30 1:01.39 2:07.68 3:04.93 3:58.30 USA Sydney (AUS) 23 SEP 2000
OR 3:58.30 1:01.39 2:07.68 3:04.93 3:58.30 USA Sydney (AUS) 23 SEP 2000

Final Event No: 31

Rank Heat Lane NOC Name R.T. 50m 100m Time Time
Behind
1 2 5 AUS 4:01.17
ROONEY Giaan 0.70 30.55 1:01.99 1:01.99
HANSON Brooke 0.36 31.74 1:07.55 2:09.54
SCHIPPER Jess 0.32 27.07 58.09 3:07.63
MILLS Alice 0.22 25.62 53.54 4:01.17

2 1 4 USA 4:02.82 1.65
COPE Haley 0.68 30.68 1:01.96 1:01.96
KIRK Tara 0.39 31.41 1:07.08 2:09.04
KOMISARZ Rachel 0.44 27.81 58.75 3:07.79
WEIR Amanda 0.42 26.50 55.03 4:02.82

3 1 5 GER 4:04.16 2.99
BUSCHSCHULTE Antje 0.68 30.78 1:02.47 1:02.47
POEWE Sarah 0.32 31.72 1:07.31 2:09.78
van ALMSICK Franziska 0.00 27.90 59.77 3:09.55
GOTZ Daniela 0.36 26.25 54.61 4:04.16

4 2 6 GBR 4:05.63 4.46
PRICE Sarah 0.72 30.32 1:01.90 1:01.90
BALFOUR Kirsty 0.14 32.33 1:09.19 2:11.09
LEE Georgina 0.23 27.99 59.56 3:10.65
MARSHALL Melanie 0.21 26.33 54.98 4:05.63

5 2 4 CHN 4:05.97 4.80
ZHAN Shu 0.72 30.21 1:01.92 1:01.92
QI Hui 0.36 32.93 1:09.90 2:11.82
ZHOU Yafei 0.31 27.73 59.13 3:10.95
ZHU Yingwen 0.27 26.27 55.02 4:05.97

6 1 3 JPN 4:05.99 4.82
INADA Noriko 0.65 29.76 1:02.14 1:02.14
TANAKA Masami 0.13 32.57 1:09.17 2:11.31
ONISHI Junko 0.18 28.09 59.45 3:10.76
NAGAI Tomoko 0.19 26.29 55.23 4:05.99

7 2 7 ESP 4:06.90 5.73
ZHIVANEVSKAYA Nina 0.66 29.76 1:01.08 1:01.08
PEREZ Sara 0.17 33.02 1:10.52 2:11.60
PELAEZ Maria 0.09 28.00 1:00.34 3:11.94
ROUBA Tatiana 0.22 26.58 54.96 4:06.90

8 2 2 NED 4:08.72 7.55
LUIKEN Stefanie 0.79 31.33 1:04.13 1:04.13
BAANS Madelon 0.09 31.86 1:09.53 2:13.66
GROOT Chantal 0.28 28.07 1:00.51 3:14.17
VELDHUIS Marleen 0.19 25.62 54.55 4:08.72

9 1 1 DEN 4:08.89 7.72
OERNSTEDT Louise 0.71 30.71 1:02.71 1:02.71
THORUP Majken 0.32 33.26 1:11.46 2:14.17
JACOBSEN Mette 0.30 27.69 59.21 3:13.38
OTTESEN Jeanette 0.21 26.88 55.51 4:08.89

10 1 6 UKR 4:09.79 8.62
ZUBKOVA Kateryna 0.69 30.75 1:03.66 1:03.66
BONDARENKO Svitlana 0.45 33.08 1:09.36 2:13.02
KLOCHKOVA Yana 0.41 27.85 1:00.16 3:13.18
MUKOMOL Olga 0.53 27.02 56.61 4:09.79

11 2 1 CAN 4:09.84 8.67
GAMMEL Erin 0.60 30.56 1:02.57 1:02.57
van OOSTEN Lauren 0.17 32.94 1:09.57 2:12.14
FRATESI Jennifer 0.15 28.83 1:01.60 3:13.74
REIMER Brittany 0.24 26.64 56.10 4:09.84

12 2 8 RUS 4:10.18 9.01
VEREVKA Oxana 0.69 31.62 1:05.09 1:05.09
BOGOMAZOVA Elena 0.19 32.12 1:08.51 2:13.60
SOUTIAGUINA Natalia 0.25 27.67 58.98 3:12.58
SHALAGINA Natalia 0.27 27.28 57.60 4:10.18

13 1 7 NZL 4:10.37 9.20
McLEAN Hannah 0.68 30.39 1:02.40 1:02.40
CAREY Annabelle 0.30 33.28 1:11.98 2:14.38
COSTER Elizabeth 0.41 28.09 1:00.38 3:14.76
FITCH Alison 0.37 26.87 55.61 4:10.37

14 2 3 FRA 4:11.42 10.25
PUTRA Alexandra 0.71 31.70 1:04.81 1:04.81
THOMASSIN Laurie 0.34 32.92 1:12.16 2:16.97
MONGEL Aurore 0.22 28.02 1:00.40 3:17.37
METELLA Malia 0.23 25.66 54.05 4:11.42

15 1 8 SUI 4:15.54 14.37
DIEZI Dominique 0.62 30.89 1:04.06 1:04.06
SCHLEGEL Carmela 0.32 33.55 1:12.04 2:16.10
STAMPFLI Carla 0.42 28.53 1:03.37 3:19.47
ZAHND Nicole 0.05 26.78 56.07 4:15.54

1 2 ITA DSQ
CAPPA Alessandra 0.68 30.42 1:03.11 1:03.11
BOGGIATTO Chiara 0.10 32.76 1:09.66 2:12.77
MIGLIORI Ambra -0.06
PELLEGRINI Federica

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