Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre individual medley

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Women's 400 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 14, 2004 (heats & final)
Competitors25 from 21 nations
Winning time4:34.83
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yana Klochkova  Ukraine
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kaitlin Sandeno  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Georgina Bardach  Argentina
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The women's 400 metre individual medley event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 14.[1]

World record holder Yana Klochkova of Ukraine successfully defended her Olympic title in this event, outside the record time of 4:34.83. U.S. swimmer Kaitlin Sandeno, who finished behind Klochkova by 0.12 of a second, earned a silver medal, in an American record time of 4:34.95. Georgina Bardach, on the other hand, won Argentina's first Olympic bronze medal in swimming, breaking a South American record of 4:37.51.[2] South Korea's Nam Yoo-sun and Greece's Vasiliki Angelopoulou became the first female swimmers for their respective nation to reach an Olympic final, finishing outside the medals in seventh and eighth place, respectively. Romania's Beatrice Căslaru, who won a bronze medal in Sydney, finished only in fourteenth place on the morning's preliminary heats.[3]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Yana Klochkova (UKR) 4:33.59 Sydney, Australia 16 September 2000
Olympic record  Yana Klochkova (UKR) 4:33.59 Sydney, Australia 16 September 2000

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Yana Klochkova  Ukraine 4:38.36 Q
2 4 5 Kaitlin Sandeno  United States 4:40.21 Q
3 2 5 Georgina Bardach  Argentina 4:41.20 Q
3 3 4 Éva Risztov  Hungary 4:41.20 Q
5 2 6 Nicole Hetzer  Germany 4:41.74 Q
6 4 6 Joanna Melo  Brazil 4:42.01 Q
7 4 1 Vasiliki Angelopoulou  Greece 4:44.90 Q, NR
8 2 1 Nam Yoo-sun  South Korea 4:45.16 Q
9 2 2 Helen Norfolk  New Zealand 4:45.21
10 4 2 Misa Amano  Japan 4:45.61
11 3 6 Elizabeth Warden  Canada 4:46.27
12 2 3 Lara Carroll  Australia 4:46.32
13 3 3 Anja Klinar  Slovenia 4:46.66
14 4 3 Beatrice Câșlaru  Romania 4:46.94
15 4 7 Zsuzsanna Jakabos  Hungary 4:47.21
16 3 1 Alessia Filippi  Italy 4:47.26
17 2 4 Katie Hoff  United States 4:47.49
18 3 7 Teresa Rohmann  Germany 4:48.51
19 3 5 Jennifer Reilly  Australia 4:49.04
20 4 8 Lin Man-hsu  Chinese Taipei 4:52.22
21 2 7 Yana Martynova  Russia 4:52.96
22 1 4 Nimitta Thaveesupsoonthorn  Thailand 5:00.06
23 1 5 Ana Dangalakova  Bulgaria 5:01.00
24 1 3 Sabria Dahane  Algeria 5:10.20
3 2 Zhang Tianyi  China DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Yana Klochkova  Ukraine 4:34.83
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Kaitlin Sandeno  United States 4:34.95 AM
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Georgina Bardach  Argentina 4:37.51 SA
4 6 Éva Risztov  Hungary 4:39.29
5 7 Joanna Melo  Brazil 4:40.00 NR
6 2 Nicole Hetzer  Germany 4:40.20
7 8 Nam Yoo-sun  South Korea 4:50.35
8 1 Vasiliki Angelopoulou  Greece 4:50.85

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Klochkova Wins Her Second Consecutive Olympic 400IM. Sandeno Takes the Silver, Sets a New American Record. Argentina's Bardach Grabs Bronze in S.A. Record". Swimming World Magazine. 14 August 2004. Archived from the original on 3 December 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  3. ^ "U.S. swimmer Sandeno nearly gets gold". ESPN. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 25 March 2013.

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