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Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
VenueStadio Olimpico del Nuoto
Date26 August (heats)
27 August (final)
Competitors30 from 19 nations
Winning time2:49.5 (OR)
Medalists
Gold medal  22x20px Great Britain
Silver medal  22x20px Germany
Bronze medal  22x20px Germany
«19561964»
Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 200 metre breaststroke event, included in the swimming competition at the 1960 Summer Olympics, took place on August 26–27, at the Stadio Olimpico del Nuoto. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke. It was the eighth appearance of the event, which first appeared at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of 30 competitors from 19 nations participated in the event.[1] British gold-medalist Anita Lonsbrough became the first swimmer to break the world record in this event, with a time of 2:49.5 in the final.

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were:

World record 23x15px Wiltrud Urselmann (FRG) 2:50.2 s Aachen, West Germany 6 June 1960 [2]
Olympic record 22x20px Ursula Happe (GER) 2:53.1 s Melbourne, Australia 30 November 1956 [2]

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
August 26 Heat 2 Anita Lonsbrough 22x20px Great Britain 2:53.3 OR
August 26 Heat 3 Wiltrud Urselmann 22x20px Germany 2:52.0 OR
August 27 Final Anita Lonsbrough 22x20px Great Britain 2:49.5 OR WR

Results

Heats

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 4 Urselmann, WiltrudWiltrud Urselmann 22x20px Germany 2:52.0 Q, OR[3]
2 2 4 Lonsbrough, AnitaAnita Lonsbrough 22x20px Great Britain 2:53.3 Q, OR[4]
3 4 5 den Haan, AdaAda den Haan 22x20px Netherlands 2:54.0 Q
4 1 4 GobelBarbara Göbel 22x20px Germany 2:54.2 Q
5 3 5 Kok, GrettaGretta Kok 22x20px Netherlands 2:55.2 Q
6 3 2 Kempner, PattyPatty Kempner 22x20px United States 2:55.5 Q
7 3 6 Kristensen, DorritDorrit Kristensen 22x20px Denmark 2:56.2 Q
8 4 4 Warner, AnneAnne Warner 22x20px United States 2:56.3 Q
9 3 3 Gosden, ChristineChristine Gosden 22x20px Great Britain 2:56.9
10 4 7 Zennaro, ElenaElena Zennaro 22x20px Italy 2:57.0
11 1 3 Lassig, RosemaryRosemary Lassig 22x20px Australia 2:57.4
12 1 5 Takamatsu, YoshikoYoshiko Takamatsu 22x20px Japan 2:57.6
13 2 5 Killermann, KláraKlára Killermann 22x20px Hungary 2:58.7
14 2 3 Eriksson, BarbroBarbro Eriksson 22x20px Sweden 2:59.8
15 4 6 Andersen, IngeInge Andersen 22x20px Denmark 2:57.6
16 4 2 Hogan, JanetJanet Hogan 22x20px Australia 3:00.3
17 2 6 Mirkowitch, AmélieAmélie Mirkowitch 22x20px France 3:01.5
18 4 3 Kadlecová, MartaMarta Kadlecová 22x20px Czechoslovakia 3:01.7
19 1 2 Pialat, MichèleMichèle Pialat 22x20px France 3:02.2
20 2 2 Filippovits, ChristlChristl Filippovits 22x20px Austria 3:02.6
21 2 7 Korobova, LyudmilaLyudmila Korobova 22x20px Soviet Union 3:02.7
22 1 6 Maurer, EveEve Maurer 22x20px Soviet Union 3:03.1
23 1 1 Miners, MegMeg Miners 22x20px Rhodesia 3:05.2
24 3 7 McHale, JudithJudith McHale 22x20px Canada 3:07.7
25 1 7 Wöber, ChristlChristl Wöber 22x20px Austria 3:09.3
26 2 1 Marcellini, LucianaLuciana Marcellini 22x20px Italy 3:09.8
27 1 8 Hungerbühler, MayaMaya Hungerbühler 22x20px Switzerland 3:10.1
28 3 8 Castañe, IsabelIsabel Castañe 22x20px Spain 3:10.4
29 4 1 Veloso, ReginaRegina Veloso 22x20px Portugal 3:13.3
30 3 1 Schmidlin, SuzetteSuzette Schmidlin 22x20px Switzerland DNS[3]

Final

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
File:Gold medal icon.svg 5 Lonsbrough, AnitaAnita Lonsbrough 22x20px Great Britain 2:49.5 WR[3]
File:Silver medal icon.svg 4 Urselmann, WiltrudWiltrud Urselmann 22x20px Germany 2:50.0
File:Bronze medal icon.svg 6 Göbel, BarbaraBarbara Göbel 22x20px Germany 2:53.6
4 3 den Haan, AdaAda den Haan 22x20px Netherlands 2:54.4
5 2 Kok, GrettaGretta Kok 22x20px Netherlands 2:54.6
6 8 Warner, AnneAnne Warner 22x20px United States 2:55.4
7 7 Kempner, PattyPatty Kempner 22x20px United States 2:55.5
8 1 Kristensen, DorritDorrit Kristensen 22x20px Denmark 2:55.7

Sources

References

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b USA Swimming, p. 17.
  3. ^ a b c OCGOR, p. 590
  4. ^ "Swimming at the 1960 Roma Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 1 July 2012.