Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Date July 16–18
Competitors 15 from 8 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Great Britain
  1928»
Swimming at the
1924 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 200 metre breaststroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of the event, as women only swam freestyle events before this Games. The competition was held on Wednesday July 16, 1924 and on Friday July 18, 1924.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:20.4 United Kingdom Irene Gilbert Rotherham (GBR) June 18, 1923
Olympic Record - none - -

In the first heat Agnes Geraghty set the first Olympic record with 3:27.6 minutes. This record was not bettered during this competition.

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Wednesday July 16, 1924: The fastest two in each semi-final and the fastest third-placed from across the semi-finals advanced.

Semifinal 1

Mietje Baron was disqualified, because she touched the wall with only one hand.

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Agnes Geraghty (USA) 3:27.6 QF OR
2  Irene Gilbert (GBR) 3:32.8 QF
3  Wivan Pettersson (SWE) 3:37.0 qf
4  Odette Monard (FRA) 3:48.4
 Mietje Baron (NED) (3:22.6) DSQ

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Lucy Morton (GBR) 3:29.4 QF
2  Laury Koster (LUX) 3:35.0 QF
3  Eleanor Coleman (USA) 3:39.2
4  Ella Molnár (HUN) 3:39.8
5  Alice Stoffel (FRA) 3:48.0

Semifinal 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Gladys Carson (GBR) 3:30.0 QF
2  Hjördis Töpel (SWE) 3:39.0 QF
3  Matilda Scheurich (USA) 3:41.2
4  Běla Drážková (TCH) 3:43.0
5  Sophie Kieffert-Porte (FRA) 3:43.6

Final[edit]

Friday July 18, 1924:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Lucy Morton (GBR) 3:33.2
2  Agnes Geraghty (USA) 3:34.0
3  Gladys Carson (GBR) 3:35.4
4  Wivan Pettersson (SWE) 3:37.6
5  Irene Gilbert (GBR) 3:38.0
6  Laury Koster (LUX) 3:39.2
7  Hjördis Töpel (SWE) 3:47.6

References[edit]