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ⓘ Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Womens 50 metre freestyle. The womens 50 metre freestyle event at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in 2021 at the Ol ..




                                     

ⓘ Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Womens 50 metre freestyle

The womens 50 metre freestyle event at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in 2021 at the Olympic Aquatics Centre. It will be the events ninth consecutive appearance, having been held at every edition since 1988.

                                     

1. Qualification

The Olympic Qualifying Time for the event is 24.77 seconds. Up to two swimmers per National Olympic Committee NOC can automatically qualify by swimming that time at an approved qualification event. The Olympic Selection Time is 25.51 seconds. Up to one swimmer per NOC meeting that time is eligible for selection, allocated by world ranking until the maximum quota for all swimming events is reached. NOCs without a female swimmer qualified in any event can also use their universality place.

                                     

2. Competition format

The competition consists of three rounds: heats, semifinals, and a final. The swimmers with the best 16 times in the heats advance to the semifinals. The swimmers with the best 8 times in the semifinals advance to the final. Swim-offs are used as necessary to break ties for advancement to the next round.

                                     

3. Results

Heats

The swimmers with the top 16 times, regardless of heat, advance to the semifinals.

Semifinals

The swimmers with the best 8 times, regardless of heat, advanced to the final.

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