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Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueOlympia Schwimmhalle
Date29 August (heats and final)
Competitors40 from 23 nations
Winning time2:41.71 (OR)
Medalists
Gold medal  22x20px Australia
Silver medal  22x20px United States
Bronze medal  22x20px Soviet Union
«19681976»
Swimming events at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men 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 1972 Summer Olympics, took place on August 29, at the Olympia Schwimmhalle. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke. It was the eleventh appearance of the event, which first appeared at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of 40 competitors from 23 nations participated in the event, another 2 entries from 2 other countries did not compete.

Records

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

World record 23x15px Catie Ball (USA) 2:38.5 s Los Angeles, California 26 August 1968 [1]
Olympic record 22x20px Sharon Wichman (USA) 2:44.4 s Mexico City, Mexico 23 October 1968 [1]

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
29 August Heat 3 Ágnes Kaczander 22x20px Hungary 2:43.13 OR
29 August Final Beverley Whitfield 22x20px Australia 2:41.71 OR

Results

Heats

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Kaczander, ÁgnesÁgnes Kaczander 22x20px Hungary 2:43.13 Q, OR[2]
2 3 Kiss, ÉvaÉva Kiss 22x20px Hungary 2:43.68 Q
3 6 Porubayko, LyudmilaLyudmila Porubayko 22x20px Soviet Union 2:43.68 Q
4 4 Schoenfield, DanaDana Schoenfield 22x20px United States 2:43.97 Q
5 5 Prozumenshchikova, GalinaGalina Prozumenshchikova 22x20px Soviet Union 2:44.20 Q
6 5 Whitfield, BeverleyBeverley Whitfield 22x20px Australia 2:44.47 Q
7 6 Clevenger, ClaudiaClaudia Clevenger 22x20px United States 2:44.74 Q
8 6 Nows, PetraPetra Nows 22x20px West Germany 2:45.20 Q
9 4 Anke, HanneloreHannelore Anke 22x20px East Germany 2:45.92
10 2 Smedh, Britt-MarieBritt-Marie Smedh 22x20px Sweden 2:46.05
11 1 Eberle, VreniVreni Eberle 22x20px West Germany 2:46.17
12 6 Shibata, ChienoChieno Shibata 22x20px Japan 2:46.87
13 2 Mitchell, BarbaraBarbara Mitchell 22x20px United States 2:47.05
14 2 Beavan, PatPat Beavan 22x20px Great Britain 2:47.42
15 6 Rüegg, ErikaErika Rüegg 22x20px Switzerland 2:47.63
16 5 Wright, JaneJane Wright 22x20px Canada 2:47.85
17 3 te Riet, AlieAlie te Riet 22x20px Netherlands 2:48.49
18 4 Hudson, JudithJudith Hudson 22x20px Australia 2:49.09
19 4 Stuart, MarianMarian Stuart 22x20px Canada 2:49.11
20 5 Jarvis, ChristineChristine Jarvis 22x20px Great Britain 2:49.24
21 1 Langer, SylviaSylvia Langer 22x20px East Germany 2:49.68
22 5 Pettersson, JeanetteJeanette Pettersson 22x20px Sweden 2:50.36
23 2 Klees, UlrikeUlrike Klees 22x20px West Germany 2:50.48
24 1 Prudnikova, TetianaTetiana Prudnikova 22x20px Soviet Union 2:50.79
25 5 Panadell, NievesNieves Panadell 22x20px Spain 2:51.50
26 3 Radnage, AmandaAmanda Radnage 22x20px Great Britain 2:51.85
27 4 Mottoulle, BéatriceBéatrice Mottoulle 22x20px Belgium 2:52.18
28 2 Schuchardt, BrigitteBrigitte Schuchardt 22x20px East Germany 2:53.03
29 2 O'Connor, AnnAnn O'Connor 22x20px Ireland 2:53.04
30 1 Miserini, PatriziaPatrizia Miserini 22x20px Italy 2:53.14
31 3 Ioannidou, MairiMairi Ioannidou 22x20px Greece 2:53.53
32 3 Nir, ShlomitShlomit Nir 22x20px Israel 2:53.60
33 6 Marková, ZuzanaZuzana Marková 22x20px Czechoslovakia 2:53.88
34 6 de la Portilla, Ana ElenaAna Elena de la Portilla 22x20px Mexico 2:54.10
35 4 Yamamoto, YokoYoko Yamamoto 22x20px Japan 2:54.28
36 2 Pepe, Rose-MarieRose-Marie Pepe 22x20px Canada 2:54.75
37 3 Urueta, LeonorLeonor Urueta 22x20px Mexico 2:55.21
38 4 Nielsen, WinnieWinnie Nielsen 22x20px Denmark 2:59.31
39 1 Lie Yue-HwanLie Yue-Hwan 22x20px Republic of China 3:04.74
40 1 Teixeira, CristinaCristina Teixeira 22x20px Brazil 2:57.03 DSQ[2]
41 5 Mugrditchian, Ani JaneAni Jane Mugrditchian 22x20px Lebanon DNS[2]
42 1 Zawadzka, HalinaHalina Zawadzka 22x20px Poland DNS[2]

Final

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
File:Gold medal icon.svg Whitfield, BeverleyBeverley Whitfield 22x20px Australia 2:41.71 OR[2]
File:Silver medal icon.svg Schoenfield, DanaDana Schoenfield 22x20px United States 2:42.05
File:Bronze medal icon.svg Prozumenshchikova, GalinaGalina Prozumenshchikova 22x20px Soviet Union 2:42.36
4 Clevenger, ClaudiaClaudia Clevenger 22x20px United States 2:42.88
5 Nows, PetraPetra Nows 22x20px West Germany 2:43.38
6 Kaczander, ÁgnesÁgnes Kaczander 22x20px Hungary 2:43.41
7 Porubayko, LyudmilaLyudmila Porubayko 22x20px Soviet Union 2:44.48
8 Kiss, ÉvaÉva Kiss 22x20px Hungary 2:45.12

Sources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 MOC, p. 329
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 MOC, p. 344