Women's Olympic Swimming

At least 4 gold medals (including relays): Jenny Thompson (8); Kristin Otto and Amy Van Dyken (6); Krisztina Egerszegi (5), Kornelia Ender, Janet Evans, Dawn Fraser and Dara Torres (4).

50-meter Freestyle

Year  Time  
1988 Kristin Otto, E. Ger 25.49 OR
1992 Yang Wenyi, CHN 24.79 WR
1996Amy Van Dyken, USA24.87 
2000Inge de Bruijn, NED24.32 
2004 Inge de Bruijn, NED24.58 

100-meter Freestyle

Year  Time  
1912 Fanny Durack, AUS 1:22.2  
1920 Ethelda Bleibtrey, USA 1:13.6 WR
1924 Ethel Lackie, USA 1:12.4   
1928 Albina Osipowich, USA 1:11.0 OR
1932 Helene Madison, USA 1:06.8  OR
1936 Rie Mastenbroek, NED 1:05.9 OR
1948 Greta Andersen, DEN 1:06.3   
1952 Katalin Szöke, HUN 1:06.8   
1956 Dawn Fraser, AUS 1:02.0  WR
1960 Dawn Fraser, AUS 1:01.2  OR
1964 Dawn Fraser, AUS 59.5 OR
1968 Jan Henne, USA 1:00.0   
1972 Sandra Neilson, USA 58.59 OR
1976 Kornelia Ender, E. Ger 55.65 WR
1980 Barbara Krause, E. Ger 54.79 WR
1984 (TIE) Nancy Hogshead, USA 55.92  
 & Carrie Steinseifer, USA 55.92  
1988 Kristin Otto, E. Ger 54.93  
1992 Zhuang Yong, CHN 54.65 OR
1996Le Jingyi, CHN54.50 
2000Inge de Bruijn, NED53.83 
2004 Jodie Henry, AUS53.84 

200-meter Freestyle

Year  Time  
1968 Debbie Meyer, USA2:10.5  OR
1972 Shane Gould, AUS 2:03.56 WR
1976 Kornelia Ender, E. Ger 1:59.26 WR
1980 Barbara Krause, E. Ger 1:58.33 OR
1984 Mary Wayte, USA 1:59.23  
1988 Heike Friedrich, E. Ger 1:57.65 OR
1992 Nicole Haislett, USA 1:57.90  
1996Claudia Poll, CRC1:58.16 
2000Susie O'Neill, AUS1:58.24 
2004Camelia Potec, ROM1:58.03 

400-meter Freestyle

Year  Time  
1920 Ethelda Bleibtrey, USA (300m) 4:34.0  WR
1924 Martha Norelius, USA 6:02.2  OR
1928 Martha Norelius, USA 5:42.8  WR
1932 Helene Madison, USA 5:28.5  WR
1936 Rie Mastenbroek, NED 5:26.4  OR
1948 Ann Curtis, USA 5:17.8 OR
1952 Valéria Gyenge, HUN 5:12.1  OR
1956 Lorraine Crapp, AUS 4:54.6  OR
1960 Chris von Saltza, USA 4:50.6  OR
1964 Ginny Duenkel, USA 4:43.3  OR
1968 Debbie Meyer, USA 4:31.8  OR
1972 Shane Gould, AUS 4:19.44 WR
1976 Petra Thümer, E. Ger 4:09.89 WR
1980 Ines Diers, E. Ger 4:08.76 OR
1984 Tiffany Cohen, USA 4:07.10 OR
1988 Janet Evans, USA 4:03.85 WR
1992 Dagmar Hase, GER 4:07.18  
1996Michelle Smith, IRE4:07.25 
2000Brooke Bennett, USA4:05.80 
2004 Laure Manaudou, FRA4:05.34 

800-meter Freestyle

Year  Time  
1968 Debbie Meyer, USA 9:24.0  OR
1972 Keena Rothhammer, USA 8:53.68 WR
1976 Petra Thümer, E. Ger 8:37.14 WR
1980 Michelle Ford, AUS 8:28.90 OR
1984 Tiffany Cohen, USA 8:24.95 OR
1988 Janet Evans, USA 8:20.20 OR
1992 Janet Evans, USA 8:25.52  
1996Brooke Bennett, USA8:27.89 
2000Brooke Bennett, USA8:19.67OR
2004 Ai Shibata, JPN8:24.54 

100-meter Backstroke

Year  Time  
1924 Sybil Bauer, USA 1:23.2 OR
1928 Maria Braun, NED 1:22.0   
1932 Eleanor Holm, USA 1:19.4   
1936 Dina Senff, NED 1:18.9   
1948 Karen-Margrete Harup, DEN 1:14.4  OR
1952 Joan Harrison, S. Afr.1:14.3   
1956 Judy Grinham, GBR 1:12.9  OR
1960 Lynn Burke, USA 1:09.3  OR
1964 Cathy Ferguson, USA 1:07.7  WR
1968 Kaye Hall, USA 1:06.2  WR
1972 Melissa Belote, USA 1:05.78 OR
1976 Ulrike Richter, E. Ger 1:01.83 OR
1980 Rica Reinisch, E. Ger 1:00.86 WR
1984 Theresa Andrews, USA 1:02.55  
1988 Kristin Otto, E. Ger 1:00.89  
1992 Krisztina Egerszegi, HUN 1:00.68 OR
1996Beth Botsford, USA1:01.19 
2000Diana Mocanu, ROM1:00.21OR
2004 Natalie Coughlin, USA1:03.37 

200-meter Backstroke

Year  Time  
1968 Pokey Watson, USA 2:24.8  OR
1972 Melissa Belote, USA 2:19.19 WR
1976 Ulrike Richter, E. Ger 2:13.43 OR
1980 Rica Reinisch, E. Ger 2:11.77 WR
1984 Jolanda de Rover, NED2:12.38  
1988 Krisztina Egerszegi, HUN 2:09.29 OR
1992 Krisztina Egerszegi, HUN 2:07.06 OR
1996Krisztina Egerszegi, HUN2:07.83 
2000Diana Mocanu, ROM2:08.16 
2004 Kirsty Coventry, ZIM2:09.19 

100-meter Breaststroke

Year  Time  
1968 Djurdjica Bjedov, YUG 1:15.8  OR
1972 Cathy Carr, USA 1:13.58 WR
1976 Hannelore Anke, E. Ger 1:11.16  
1980 Ute Geweniger, E. Ger 1:10.22  
1984 Petra van Staveren, NED1:09.88 OR
1988 Tania Dangalakova, BUL 1:07.95 OR
1992 Yelena Rudkovskaya, UT 1:08.00  
1996Penny Heyns, RSA.1:07.73 
2000Megan Quann, USA1:07.05 
2004 Luo Xuejuan, CHN1:06.64 OR

200-meter Breaststroke

Year  Time  
1924 Lucy Morton, GBR 3:33.2  OR
1928 Hilde Schrader, GER 3:12.6   
1932 Clare Dennis, AUS 3:06.3  OR
1936 Hideko Maehata, JPN 3:03.6   
1948 Petronella van Vliet, NED2:57.2   
1952 Éva Székely, HUN 2:51.7  OR
1956 Ursula Happe, GER 2:53.1  OR
1960 Anita Lonsbrough, GBR 2:49.5  WR
1964 Galina Prozumenshikova, USSR 2:46.4  OR
1968 Sharon Wichman, USA 2:44.4  OR
1972 Beverley Whitfield, AUS 2:41.71 OR
1976 Marina Koshevaya, USSR 2:33.35 WR
1980 Lina Kaciusyte, USSR 2:29.54 OR
1984 Anne Ottenbrite, CAN 2:30.38  
1988 Silke Hörner, E. Ger 2:26.71 WR
1992 Kyoko Iwasaki, JPN 2:26.65 OR
1996Penny Heyns, RSA2:25.41 
2000Agnes Kovacs, HUN2:24.35 
2004 Amanda Beard, USA 2:23.37 OR

100-meter Butterfly

Year  Time  
1956 Shelly Mann, USA 1:11.0  OR
1960 Carolyn Schuler, USA 1:09.5  OR
1964 Sharon Stouder, USA 1:04.7  WR
1968 Lynn McClements, AUS 1:05.5   
1972 Mayumi Aoki, JPN 1:03.34 WR
1976 Kornelia Ender, E. Ger 1:00.13 =WR
1980 Caren Metschuck, E. Ger 1:00.42  
1984 Mary T. Meagher, USA 59.26  
1988 Kristin Otto, E. Ger 59.00 OR
1992 Qian Hong, CHN 58.62 OR
1996Amy Van Dyken, USA59.13 
2000Inge de Bruijn, NED56.61WR
2004 Petria Thomas, AUS57.72 

200-meter Butterfly

Year  Time  
1968 Ada Kok, NED 2:24.7  OR
1972 Karen Moe, USA 2:15.57 WR
1976 Andrea Pollack, E. Ger 2:11.41 OR
1980 Ines Geissler, E. Ger 2:10.44 OR
1984 Mary T. Meagher, USA 2:06.90 OR
1988 Kathleen Nord, E. Ger 2:09.51  
1992 Summer Sanders, USA 2:08.67  
1996Susie O'Neill, AUS2:07.76 
2000Misty Hyman, USA2:05.88OR
2004 Otylia Jedrzejczak, POL2:06.05 

200-meter Individual Medley

Year  Time  
1968 Claudia Kolb, USA 2:24.7  OR
1972 Shane Gould, AUS 2:23.07 WR
1984 Tracy Caulkins, USA 2:12.64 OR
1988 Daniela Hunger, E. Ger 2:12.59 OR
1992 Lin Li, CHN 2:11.65 WR
1996Michelle Smith, IRE2:13.93 
2000Yana Klochkova, UKR2:10.68OR
2004 Yana Klochkova, UKR2:11.14 

400-meter Individual Medley

Year  Time  
1964 Donna de Varona, USA 5:18.7  OR
1968 Claudia Kolb, USA 5:08.5  OR
1972 Gail Neall, AUS 5:02.97 WR
1976 Ulrike Tauber, E. Ger 4:42.77 WR
1980 Petra Schneider, E. Ger 4:36.29 WR
1984 Tracy Caulkins, USA 4:39.24  
1988 Janet Evans, USA 4:37.76  
1992 Krisztina Egerszegi, HUN 4:36.54  
1996Michelle Smith, IRE4:39.18 
2000Yana Klochkova, UKR4:33.59WR
2004Yana Klochkova,4:34.83 

4x100-meter Freestyle Relay

Year  Time  
1912 Great Britain 5:52.8  WR
1920 United States 5:11.6  WR
1924 United States 4:58.8  WR
1928 United States 4:47.6 WR
1932 United States 4:38.0  WR
1936 Netherlands4:36.0  OR
1948 United States 4:29.2  OR
1952 Hungary 4:24.4  WR
1956 Australia 4:17.1  WR
1960 United States 4:08.9  WR
1964 United States 4:03.8  WR
1968 United States 4:02.5  OR
1972 United States 3:55.19 WR
1976 United States 3:44.82 WR
1980 East Germany 3:42.71 WR
1984 United States 3:43.43  
1988 East Germany 3:40.63 OR
1992 United States 3:39.46 WR
1996United States3:39.29 
2000United States3:36.61WR
2004 Australia3:35.94 WR

4x200-meter Freestyle Relay

Year  Time  
1996United States7:59.87 
2000United States7:57.80OR
2004 United States 7:53.42 WR

4x100-meter Medley Relay

Year  Time  
1960 United States 4:41.1  WR
1964 United States 4:33.9  WR
1968 United States 4:28.3  OR
1972 United States 4:20.75 WR
1976 East Germany 4:07.95 WR
1980 East Germany 4:06.67 WR
1984 United States 4:08.34  
1988 East Germany 4:03.74 OR
1992 United States 4:02.54 WR
1996United States4:02.88 
2000United States3:58.30WR
2004 Australia3:57.32 WR

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