Olympic Swimming 2016: Women's 100M Freestyle Medal Winners, Times and Results

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2016

United States' Simone Manuel celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Simone Manuel of the United States and Penny Oleksiak of Canada tied for the gold medal in the women's 100-meter freestyle Thursday night at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 

Both swimmers put up a time of 52.70 seconds, upsetting favorite Cate Campbell of Australia, who didn't make it to the podium.

Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports put Manuel's win in historical perspective:

Here's a look at the medalists and their times:

Women's 100M Freestyle Results
MedalSwimmerCountryTime (Seconds)
GoldSimone ManuelUnited States52.70
GoldPenny OleksiakCanada52.70
BronzeSarah SjostromSweden52.99
Rio2016.com

The race featured competitors swimming two laps while executing the freestyle, the fastest form of Olympic swimming.

Campbell, who was also competing against her younger sister, Bronte, had a slow start off the blocks but charged into the lead before the first turn.

At the 50-meter mark, she had a 0.27-second lead and looked poised to close it out, given her past dominance.

But out of nowhere, midway through the final lap, Cate Campbell faded. Manuel and the 16-year-old Oleksiak surged in front and touched the wall at the same time. 

NBC Olympics caught the moment when both swimmers finished:

It's the first time an American has won gold in the event since 1984, which was also a tie. Cate Campbell wound up sixth, while her sister finished fourth. 

Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom took the bronze, finishing 0.29 seconds behind the gold medalists.

The United States had one more representative in the competition, but Abbey Weitzeil finished seventh, 0.6 seconds behind the leaders.

                 

Stats courtesy of Rio2016.com.

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