STORIES SI WRITERS PHOTOS SCHEDULES & RESULTS SWIMMING EXPLAINER
Medals
GoldGOLD SilverSILVER BronzeBRONZE
Natalie Coughlin  Kirsty Coventry  Margaret Hoelzer 
United StatesUnited States   ZimbabweZimbabwe   United StatesUnited States  
Women's 100m backstroke
Final
QUAL/RANK NATION ATHLETE RESULT MEDAL
FINAL
United StatesUnited States  Natalie Coughlin  58.96  Gold 
ZimbabweZimbabwe  Kirsty Coventry  59.19  Silver 
United StatesUnited States  Margaret Hoelzer  59.34  Bronze 
Great BritainGreat Britain  Gemma Spofforth  59.38   
RussiaRussia  Anastasia Zueva  59.40   
JapanJapan  Reiko Nakamura  59.72   
FranceFrance  Laure Manaudou  1:00.10   
JapanJapan  Hanae Ito  1:00.18   
Semifinals
QUAL/RANK NATION ATHLETE RESULT  
SEMIFINAL HEAT 1
United StatesUnited States  Natalie Coughlin  59.43   
JapanJapan  Reiko Nakamura  59.64   
Great BritainGreat Britain  Gemma Spofforth  59.79   
JapanJapan  Hanae Ito  1:00.13   
Great BritainGreat Britain  Elizabeth Simmonds  1:00.39   
CanadaCanada  Julia Wilkinson  1:00.60   
AustraliaAustralia  Sophie Edington  1:01.05   
RussiaRussia  Kseniya Moskvina  1:01.06   
SEMIFINAL HEAT 2
ZimbabweZimbabwe  Kirsty Coventry  58.77 WR  
RussiaRussia  Anastasia Zueva  59.77   
United StatesUnited States  Margaret Hoelzer  59.84   
FranceFrance  Laure Manaudou  1:00.19   
AustraliaAustralia  Emily Seebohm  1:00.31   
SpainSpain  Nina Alexandrovna Zhivanevskaya  1:00.50   
GermanyGermany  Antje Buschschulte  1:01.15   
New ZealandNew Zealand  Elizabeth Coster  1:01.45   
Preliminary
QUAL/RANK NATION ATHLETE RESULT  
HEATS HEAT 1
BermudaBermuda  Kiera Aitken  1:02.62   
ParaguayParaguay  Maria Virginia Baez  1:05.39   
PanamaPanama  Christie Marie Bodden Baca  1:07.18   
HEATS HEAT 2
PolandPoland  Zuzanna Mazurek  1:02.77   
GuatemalaGuatemala  Gisela Morales  1:02.92   
SerbiaSerbia  Marica Strazmester  1:03.56   
VenezuelaVenezuela  Erin Nicole Volcan Smith  1:03.90   
South KoreaSouth Korea  Yuyon Kim  1:04.63   
KazakhstanKazakhstan  Yekaterina Rudenko  1:04.85   
HEATS HEAT 3
ColombiaColombia  Carolina Colorado  1:01.19   
IsraelIsrael  Anna Gostomelsky  1:01.87   
SwedenSweden  Sarah Sjostrom  1:02.38   
BahamasBahamas  Alana Dillette  1:02.56   
Hong KongHong Kong  Hiu Wai Sherry Tsai  1:02.68   
MexicoMexico  Fernanda Gonzalez  1:02.76   
Czech RepublicCzech Republic  Petra Klosova  1:03.36   
IcelandIceland  Sarah Blake Bateman  1:03.82   
HEATS HEAT 4
CanadaCanada  Julia Wilkinson  1:00.38   
New ZealandNew Zealand  Melissa Ingram  1:01.24   
ItalyItaly  Romina Armellini  1:02.21   
SloveniaSlovenia  Anja Carman  1:02.21   
SpainSpain  Mercedes Peris  1:02.30   
FinlandFinland  Hanna-Maria Seppala  1:02.39   
IrelandIreland  Aisling Margaret Cooney  1:02.50   
DNS  BelarusBelarus  Svetlana Khokhlova     
HEATS HEAT 5
RussiaRussia  Anastasia Zueva  59.61 OR  
AustraliaAustralia  Emily Seebohm  1:00.27   
GermanyGermany  Antje Buschschulte  1:00.48   
Great BritainGreat Britain  Elizabeth Simmonds  1:00.53   
SpainSpain  Nina Alexandrovna Zhivanevskaya  1:00.54   
AustraliaAustralia  Sophie Edington  1:00.65   
ChinaChina  Tianlongzi Xu  1:00.82   
UkraineUkraine  Kateryna Zubkova  1:01.25   
HEATS HEAT 6
JapanJapan  Reiko Nakamura  59.36 OR  
FranceFrance  Laure Manaudou  1:00.09   
United StatesUnited States  Margaret Hoelzer  1:00.13   
JapanJapan  Hanae Ito  1:00.16   
RussiaRussia  Kseniya Moskvina  1:00.70   
CroatiaCroatia  Sanja Jovanovic  1:01.30   
UkraineUkraine  Iryna Amshennikova  1:02.85   
GermanyGermany  Christin Zenner  1:03.87   
HEATS HEAT 7
ZimbabweZimbabwe  Kirsty Coventry  59.00 OR  
United StatesUnited States  Natalie Coughlin  59.69   
Great BritainGreat Britain  Gemma Spofforth  1:00.11   
New ZealandNew Zealand  Elizabeth Coster  1:00.66   
BrazilBrazil  Fabiola Molina  1:01.00   
FranceFrance  Alexianne Castel  1:01.44   
HungaryHungary  Nikolett Szepesi  1:01.77   
DQ  ChinaChina  Jing Zhao     
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