World’s Fastest 100m Freestyle – Women’s Long Course
- Sarah Sjoestroem (24.83, 26.88) 51.71
- Emma McKeon (25.08, 26.88) 51.96
- Cate Campbell (25.09, 26.94) 52.03
- Simone Manuel (24.81, 27.23) 52.04
- Britta Steffen (25.46, 26.61) 52.07
- Mollie O’Callaghan (25.75, 26.41) 52.16
- Siobhan Haughey (25.10, 27.17) 52.27
- Bronte Campbell (25.47, 26.80) 52.27
- Kate Douglass (25.35, 27.22) 52.57
- Penny Oleksiak (25.42, 27.17) 52.59 / Mallory Comerford (25.51, 27.08) 52.59
The chart below compares the World’s best 100m Freestyle swimmers. Swimmers and coaches can looks at the individual Splits, Stroke Counts and the first 50m split compared to swimmers 50m PB. All swim data has been collected from our team reviewing race footage where possible. Here is Sarah Sjoestroem’s 100m Freestyle World Record swim to view.
Here is the list of the Women’s 100m Freestyle Short Course for comparison.
|Women's 100m Freestyle - Long Course|
|Sarah Sjoestroem||Emma McKeon||Cate Campbell||Simone Manuel||Britta Steffen||Mollie O'Callaghan||Siobhan Haughey||Bronte Campbell||Kate Douglass||Penny Oleksiak||Mallory Comerford|
|Height:||6ft 1.82m||5 ft 11 in 180cm||6ft 1in 1.86m||5ft 10in 1.78m||5ft 11in 1.80m||5ft 8in 1.75m||5ft 10in 1.78m||5ft 10in 1.79m||5ft 10in 1.78m||6ft 1in 1.86m||5ft 9in 175cm|
|Weight:||168lb 76kg||132lb 60kg||163lb 74kg||148lb 67kg||132lb 60kg||130lb 59kg||132lb 60kg||128lb 58kg||125lb 57kg||150lb 68kg||130lb 60kg|
|Meet:||17th FINA World Championships 2017||Tokyo Olympics 2020 (2021)||Pan Pacific Championships 2018||18th FINA World Championships 2019||13th FINA World Championships 2009||World Aquatic Championships - Fukuoka 2023||Tokyo Olympics 2020 (2021)||Commonwealth Games 2018||USA Nationals 2023||Tokyo Olympics 2020 (2021)||17th FINA World Championships 2017|
|1st 50m Split|
|Time off 50m PB:||1.16||0.91||1.31||0.84||1.73||1.23||0.51||1.35||1.05||0.04||0.71|
|Percentage of 50m PB:||104.901%||103.765%||105.509%||103.504%||107.290%||105.063%||102.074%||105.597%||103.893%||100.158%||102.863%|
|2nd 50m Split|
The 100m freestyle is one of the most exciting events in swimming, and the women’s world record has been broken several times over the years. Currently, the world record holder is Sarah Sjoestroem, with a time of 51.71 seconds. Other top contenders include Emma McKeon, Cate Campbell, and Simone Manuel. Let’s take a closer look at these amazing athletes and their impressive performances.
Analyzing the splits and the order of rank per split, we can gain insights into the swimmers’ performances in each 50-meter segment of the World’s Fastest 100m Freestyle race for women’s long course.
First 50-meter split:
- Simone Manuel: Manuel had the fastest first split time of 24.81 seconds, showcasing her exceptional speed in the initial phase of the race.
- Sarah Sjoestroem: Sjoestroem closely followed Manuel with a time of 24.83 seconds for the first 50 meters.
- Penny Oleksiak: Oleksiak recorded a competitive time of 25.42 seconds, placing her third in the first split.
Second 50-meter split:
- Simone Manuel: Despite having the fastest first split, Manuel’s second split time of 27.23 seconds was relatively slower compared to other swimmers. This affected her overall rank.
- Sarah Sjoestroem: Sjoestroem’s second split time matched her first split time exactly, with both being 26.88 seconds. This consistency helped her maintain her lead in the race.
- Mollie O’Callaghan: O’Callaghan achieved a second split time of 26.41 seconds, securing her first place in the second split.
Based on the analysis of the splits, it is evident that Simone Manuel had a remarkable start with the fastest first split time. However, her slower second split affected her overall rank. On the other hand, Sarah Sjoestroem displayed consistent performance with identical split times, ultimately leading her to victory. It is worth noting that the second split was generally slower for most swimmers, indicating the challenges faced in maintaining speed and endurance throughout the race.
Update: World’s Fastest 100m Freestyle – Women’s Long Course Update July 2023