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Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date23 July (heats and finals)
Competitors42 from 35 nations
Winning time2:25.41 (OR)
Medalists
Gold medal  22x20px South Africa
Silver medal  22x20px United States
Bronze medal  22x20px Hungary
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Swimming events at the
1996 Summer Olympics
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100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
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Backstroke
100 m men women
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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
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Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 200 metre breaststroke event, included in the swimming competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics, took place on July 23, at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke.

Records

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

World record 23x15px Rebecca Brown (AUS) 2:24.76 s Brisbane, Australia 15 March 1994 [1][2]
Olympic record 22x20px Kyoko Iwasaki (JPN) 2:26.65 s Barcelona, Spain 27 July 1992 [3]

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
23 July Heat 4 Penelope Heyns 22x20px South Africa 2:26.63 OR
23 July Final A Penelope Heyns 22x20px South Africa 2:25.41 OR

Results

Heats

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Heyns, PenelopePenelope Heyns 22x20px South Africa 2:26.63 QA, OR[4]
2 5 4 Beard, AmandaAmanda Beard 22x20px United States 2:28.10 QA
3 6 4 Riley, SamanthaSamantha Riley 22x20px Australia 2:28.30 QA
4 6 3 Tanaka, MasamiMasami Tanaka 22x20px Japan 2:29.36 QA
5 5 3 Kovács, ÁgnesÁgnes Kovács 22x20px Hungary 2:29.58 QA
6 6 5 Becue, BrigitteBrigitte Becue 22x20px Belgium 2:29.62 QA
7 5 6 Neumann, NadineNadine Neumann 22x20px Australia 2:29.91 QA
8 6 6 Petelski, ChristinChristin Petelski 22x20px Canada 2:30.30 QA
9 5 7 LinLin Li 22x20px China 2:30.64 QB
10 6 2 PeczakAlicja Pęczak 22x20px Poland 2:30.64 QB
11 4 3 Iwasaki, KyokoKyoko Iwasaki 22x20px Japan 2:30.84 QB
12 6 1 Hardiman, MarieMarie Hardiman 22x20px Great Britain 2:31.12 QB
13 5 5 Siroky, JilenJilen Siroky 22x20px United States 2:31.57 QB
14 4 7 Eriksson, LenaLena Eriksson 22x20px Sweden 2:31.65 QB
15 5 2 ManhalovaLenka Maňhalová 22x20px Czech Republic 2:32.14 QB
16 4 2 Bondarenko, SvitlanaSvitlana Bondarenko 22x20px Ukraine 2:32.42 QB
17 4 1 Russell, JuliaJulia Russell 22x20px South Africa 2:32.44
18 4 8 Austevoll, ElinElin Austevoll 22x20px Norway 2:32.48
19 4 6 Mants, RileyRiley Mants 22x20px Canada 2:32.97
20 3 5 Kejžar, AlenkaAlenka Kejžar 22x20px Slovenia 2:33.34
21 6 7 OstlingMaria Östling 22x20px Sweden 2:33.44
22 5 1 Makarova, YelenaYelena Makarova 22x20px Russia 2:33.74
23 3 6 Becerra, LourdesLourdes Becerra 22x20px Spain 2:33.80
24 3 4 Fischer, ElviraElvira Fischer 22x20px Austria 2:33.89
25 4 5 Yuan, YuanYuan Yuan 22x20px China 2:33.89
26 5 8 Dalla Valle, ManuelaManuela Dalla Valle 22x20px Italy 2:34.76
27 3 1 Hagman, MiaMia Hagman 22x20px Finland 2:36.11
28 3 7 RohRoh Joo-Hee 22x20px South Korea 2:36.20
29 2 4 Brémond, KarineKarine Brémond 22x20px France 2:36.26
30 2 6 Ceballos, IsabelIsabel Ceballos 22x20px Colombia 2:36.94
31 3 2 Dumitru, KathrinKathrin Dumitru 22x20px Germany 2:37.07
32 3 8 Santa Cruz , María CarolinaMaría Carolina Santa Cruz 22x20px Argentina 2:37.85
33 6 8 LacustaLarisa Lăcustă 22x20px Romania 2:38.08
34 2 7 Kalmikova, MargaritaMargarita Kalmikova 22x20px Latvia 2:39.63
35 1 3 Graf, ErikaErika Graf 22x20px Uruguay 2:42.97
36 2 3 MouMou Ying-Hsin 22x20px Chinese Taipei 2:43.94
37 2 2 Cruz, NádiaNádia Cruz 22x20px Angola 2:44.24
38 2 1 Kodajová, NatáliaNatália Kodajová 22x20px Slovakia 2:45.21
39 2 5 Gibbes, CerianCerian Gibbes [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TRI|22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] [[Template:Country IOC alias TRI at the 1996 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TRI]] 2:45.87
40 1 5 Cherevko, OksanaOksana Cherevko 22x20px Kyrgyzstan 2:57.65
41 1 4 Vestergaard, BrittaBritta Vestergaard 22x20px Denmark DNS[4]
42 3 3 Wilson, AnnaAnna Wilson 22x20px New Zealand DNS[4]

Finals

Final B

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 Eriksson, LenaLena Eriksson 22x20px Sweden 2:28.87
2 3 Iwasaki, KyokoKyoko Iwasaki 22x20px Japan 2:29.32
3 1 ManhalovaLenka Maňhalová 22x20px Czech Republic 2:29.96
4 8 Russell, JuliaJulia Russell 22x20px South Africa 2:30.38
5 5 PeczakAlicja Pęczak 22x20px Poland 2:30.99
6 6 Hardiman, MarieMarie Hardiman 22x20px Great Britain 2:31.39
7 2 Siroky, JilenJilen Siroky 22x20px United States 2:33.43
8 4 Li, LinLin Li 22x20px China 2:33.45

Final A

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
File:Gold medal icon.svg 4 Heyns, PenelopePenelope Heyns 22x20px South Africa 2:25.41 OR[5]
File:Silver medal icon.svg 5 Beard, AmandaAmanda Beard 22x20px United States 2:25.75
File:Bronze medal icon.svg 2 Kovács, ÁgnesÁgnes Kovács 22x20px Hungary 2:26.57
4 3 Riley, SamanthaSamantha Riley 22x20px Australia 2:27.91
5 6 Tanaka, MasamiMasami Tanaka 22x20px Japan 2:28.05
6 1 Neumann, NadineNadine Neumann 22x20px Australia 2:28.34
7 7 Becue, BrigitteBrigitte Becue 22x20px Belgium 2:28.36
8 8 Petelski, ChristinChristin Petelski 22x20px Canada 2:31.45

See also

Sources

References

  1. "World Record Progression; 200 m Breaststroke Long Course Women". Swimming Statistics. www.scmsom.se. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. "Ryan’s Express Too Quick for Roomie McKendry". Swimming Australia. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. "Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992" (PDF). Volume 5: The Results. Comité Coordinador Olímpico de Barcelona (COOB). 1992. p. 376. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 ACOG, p. 30
  5. ACOG, p. 31