Women’s 50 Freestyle, Prelims Day 7: Inky Sizzles in World Best 24.66, Joyce Next in PR 25.06, Jenny Thompson Makes It Too

By Stephen J. Thomas

ATHENS, August 20. DUTCH world record-holder Inge De Bruijn is keen to go out a winner if her prelim time is any indication.

Her 24.66 in the final heat of the morning prelims is the world's fastest time thus far this year. Inky will be tough to beat. (Her teammate Marleen Veldhuis looked sharp too in 25.28).

American teen Kara Lynn Joyce won the second to last heat in a Personal Record (PR) 25.06 and can only get better. Meanwhile, her 31-year-old teammate Jenny Thompson will be hoping to go out with an individual medal, qualifying in 11th place 25.50.

Both the Aussie stars were through. Michelle Engelsman (25.28) made it in fifth place and the former 100 free world record-holder Libby Lenton (25.31) will have something to prove, having missed a shot at a medal in the two-lap race.

Others through include French hope Malia Metella (25.21), British five-time Olympian Alison Sheppard (25.36), Swede Therese Alshammar (25.42), Brazilians Flavia Cazziolato (25.40) and Rebeca Gusmao (25.64), Panamian Eileen Coparropa (25.57) and Sviatlana Khakhlova from Belarus (25.24).

Notable big name non-qualifiers include: Martina Moravcova, Sandra Volker, and Hanna-Maria Seppala.

Women 50m Freestyle Heats

Record Name NOC Location Date
WR 24.13 de BRUIJN Inge NED Sydney (AUS) 22 SEP 2000
OR 24.13 de BRUIJN Inge NED Sydney (AUS) 22 SEP 2000

Event No: 29

Rank Heat Lane Name NOC R.T. Time Time
Behind
1 10 4 de BRUIJN Inge NED 0.79 24.66

2 9 3 JOYCE Kara Lynn USA 0.73 25.06
0.40
3 10 3 METELLA Malia FRA 0.78 25.21
0.55
4 10 2 KHAKHLOVA Sviatlana BLR 0.79 25.24
0.58
5 8 4 ENGELSMAN Michelle AUS 0.74 25.28
0.62
5 10 5 VELDHUIS Marleen NED 0.85 25.28
0.62
7 9 4 LENTON Lisbeth AUS 0.74 25.31
0.65
8 9 2 SHEPPARD Alison GBR 0.79 25.36
0.70

9 10 7 CAZZIOLATO Flavia BRA 0.73 25.40
0.74
10 9 5 ALSHAMMAR Therese SWE 0.81 25.42
0.76
11 8 5 THOMPSON Jenny USA 0.72 25.50
0.84
12 8 8 COPARROPA ALEMAN Eileen Marie PAN 0.76 25.57
0.91
13 8 1 NIANGKOUARA Nery Mantey GRE 0.80 25.62
0.96
14 9 6 GUSMAO Rebeca BRA 0.67 25.64
0.98
15 8 7 BRANDT Dorothea GER 0.78 25.67
1.01
16 9 1 CHIUSO Cristina ITA 0.73 25.68
1.02

17 8 6 MORAVCOVA Martina SVK 0.75 25.69
1.03
18 10 6 VOELKER Sandra GER 0.78 25.74
1.08
19 9 8 DRAXLER Judith AUT 0.75 25.82
1.16
20 8 3 KAMMERLING Anna-Karin SWE 0.80 25.85
1.19
21 10 8 PALOMO Ana Belen ESP 0.80 25.92
1.26
22 7 6 OTTESEN Jeanette DEN 0.74 25.95
1.29
23 8 2 MUKOMOL Olga UKR 0.87 25.96
1.30
24 9 7 SEPPALA Hanna-Maria FIN 0.73 26.01
1.35
25 7 2 KAZIKOVA Sandra CZE 0.72 26.18
1.52
26 7 3 ALJAND Triin EST 0.77 26.19
1.53
27 7 5 SEMECO Arlene VEN 0.77 26.20
1.54
28 5 6 GARCIA Vanessa PUR 0.69 26.26
1.60
28 7 7 RYU Yoon-Ji KOR 0.82 26.26
1.60
30 6 2 HEINZ Lara LUX 0.86 26.35
1.69
31 6 5 RAGNARSDOTTIR Ragnheidur ISL 0.84 26.36
1.70
32 7 8 ZHU Yingwen CHN 0.78 26.45
1.79
33 7 4 MATSA Martha GRE 0.87 26.46
1.80
34 5 5 FITCH Alison NZL 0.85 26.56
1.90
35 6 6 GOSTOMELSKY Anna ISR 0.76 26.72
2.06
36 5 2 ISAKOVIC Sara SLO 0.83 26.81
2.15
37 6 3 SZIGETI Florencia ARG 0.65 26.84
2.18
38 7 1 McLEAN Sharntelle TRI 0.82 26.86
2.20
39 6 1 SKALINSKAYA Yelena KAZ 0.91 27.04
2.38
40 6 8 TANDON Shikha IND 0.80 27.08
2.42
41 5 3 NIEH Pin Chieh TPE 0.78 27.09
2.43
41 6 7 CSOBANKI Zsuzsanna HUN 0.88 27.09
2.43
43 5 1 NAJDANOVSKI Miroslava SCG 0.84 27.18
2.52
44 5 7 ATKINSON Alia JAM 0.80 27.21
2.55
45 5 8 DEVEAUX Nikia BAH 0.78 27.36
2.70
46 4 4 SLOWING Melanie GUA 0.74 27.44
2.78
47 6 4 CHAN Yu Ning HKG 0.89 27.48
2.82
48 4 5 TREGUBOVA Maria MDA 0.76 28.40
3.74
49 4 3 VROLIJK Roshendra ARU 0.76 28.43
3.77
50 4 2 WELLMAN Jakie ZAM 0.81 28.56
3.90
51 4 6 ARCE Geraldine NCA 0.80 28.73
4.07
52 4 7 de SILVA Menaka SRI 0.80 28.93
4.27
53 4 8 DROUBRY Dohi Eliane CIV 0.85 29.23
4.57
54 4 1 DAAL Sade SUR 0.79 29.27
4.61
55 3 6 ZAMBA Ermelinda MOZ 0.79 29.34
4.68
56 3 7 ANDRIAMANJATOARIMANANA Aina MAD 0.74 29.35
4.69
57 3 5 DONDE Eva KEN 0.74 29.47
4.81
58 3 4 ETIENNETTE Diane MRI 0.94 30.00
5.34
59 3 3 RAZA Rubab PAK 0.84 30.10
5.44
60 3 1 MARKU Rovena ALB 0.93 30.51
5.85
61 1 5 AKHTER Doli BAN 0.84 30.72
6.06
62 3 2 NASSAR Samar JOR 0.80 30.83
6.17
63 2 4 AL BITAR Sameera BRN 0.88 31.00
6.34
63 2 5 EL JOBEILI Ghazal LIB 0.85 31.00
6.34
65 2 6 ROUTE Tracy Ann FSM 0.85 31.26
6.60
65 3 8 ROUYA Aminath MDV 0.87 31.26
6.60
67 2 7 CLASHING Christal ANT 0.88 31.55
6.89
68 1 3 BAKALE Monika CGO 0.97 31.61
6.95
69 2 3 CHOI Han MAW 0.77 31.62
6.96
70 2 2 OTTO Evelyn PLW 0.67 33.04
8.38
71 2 1 KET Sivan CAM 0.81 34.62
9.96
72 1 4 EDRAHI Amira LBA 0.87 34.67
10.01
73 2 8 VONGPHACHANH Vilayphone LAO 0.93 36.57
11.91
5 4 DIEZI Dominique SUI DNS
10 1 PELLEGRINI Federica ITA DNS

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