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

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 freestyle event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place September 1. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists

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Australia (AUS)
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United States (USA)
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United States (USA)

Results

Heats

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ann Marshall 22x20px United States 2:08.12 OR, Q
2 Karin Tülling 22x20px East Germany 2:09.01 Q
3 Jutta Weber 22x20px West Germany 2:12.44
4 Merrily Stratten 22x20px Canada 2:12.44
5 Heather Coombridge 22x20px New Zealand 2:14.78
6 Karen LeGresley 22x20px Canada 2:16.34
7 Belinda Phillips 22x20px Jamaica 2:19.49

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Anke Rijnders 22x20px Netherlands 2:09.09 Q
2 Helen Gray 22x20px Australia 2:12.76
3 Nadezhda Matyukhina 22x20px Soviet Union 2:13.60
4 Françoise Monod 22x20px Switzerland 2:15.30
5 Olga de Angulo 22x20px Colombia 2:17.34
6 Silvia Borgini 22x20px Argentina 2:23.11

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Keena Rothhammer 22x20px United States 2:07.48 OR, Q
2 Hansje Bunschoten 22x20px Netherlands 2:08.58 Q
3 Tatyana Zolotnitskaya 22x20px Soviet Union 2:13.12
4 Yelena Timoshenko 22x20px Soviet Union 2:14.06
5 Diana Sutherland 22x20px Great Britain 2:16.00
6 Ileana Morales 22x20px Venezuela 2:18.84

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shane Gould 22x20px Australia 2:07.95 Q
2 Deborah Palmer 22x20px Australia 2:10.29
3 Uta Schütz 22x20px West Germany 2:12.84
4 Mary Beth Rondeau 22x20px Canada 2:13.52
5 Susan Edmondson 22x20px Great Britain 2:13.54
6 Lucy Burle 22x20px Brazil 2:18.57
7 Marcia Arriaga 22x20px Mexico 2:18.93

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Andrea Eife 22x20px East Germany 2:07.95 OR, Q
2 Shirley Babashoff 22x20px United States 2:08.48 Q
3 Gudrun Wegner 22x20px East Germany 2:09.49
4 Angela Steinbach 22x20px West Germany 2:10.59
5 Lesley Allardice 22x20px Great Britain 2:13.43
6 Roselina Angee 22x20px Colombia 2:18.62
7 Hsu Yue-Yun 22x20px Chinese Taipei 2:20.17

Final

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shane Gould 22x20px Australia 2:03.56 WR
2 Shirley Babashoff 22x20px United States 2:04.33
3 Keena Rothhammer 22x20px United States 2:04.92
4 Ann Marshall 22x20px United States 2:05.45
5 Andrea Eife 22x20px East Germany 2:06.27
6 Hansje Bunschoten 22x20px Netherlands 2:08.40
7 Anke Rijnders 22x20px Netherlands 2:09.41
8 Karin Tülling 22x20px East Germany 2:11.70

Key: WR = World record

References