Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Swimming at the
1928 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
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 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event, which was established in 1924. The competition was held from Tuesday August 7, 1928 to Thursday August 9, 1928.

Twenty-one swimmers from twelve nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Hilde Schrader
Germany (GER)
 Mietje Baron
Netherlands (NED)
 Charlotte Mühe
Germany (GER)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:11.2 Germany Charlotte Mühe Berlin (GER) July 15, 1928
Olympic Record 3:27.6 United States Agnes Geraghty Paris (FRA) July 16, 1924

In the first heat Hilde Schrader set a new Olympic record with 3:11.6 minutes. In the second semi-final she equalized the standing world record with 3:11.2 minutes.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Tuesday August 7, 1928: The fastest three in each heat advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Hilde Schrader (GER) 3:11.6 QQ OR
2  Agnes Geraghty (USA) 3:18.8 QQ
3  Brita Hazelius (SWE) 3:21.6 QQ
4  Cornelia van Gelder (NED)
5  Margery Hinton (GBR)
6  Róża Kajzer (POL)

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Charlotte Mühe (GER) 3:14.2 QQ
2  Mietje Baron (NED) 3:20.2 QQ
3  Margaret Hoffman (USA) 3:21.6 QQ
4  Hedwig Bienenfeld (AUT)
5  Dora Gibbs (GBR)
6  Virginie Rausch (LUX)

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Else Jacobsen (DEN) 3:17.6 QQ
2  Elfriede Zimmermann (GER) 3:18.6 QQ
3  Marianne Gustafsson (SWE) 3:27.0 QQ
4  Dorothy Prior (CAN)
5  Mabel Hamblen (GBR)

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Margaretha van Norden (NED) 3:27.2 QQ
2  Jane Fauntz (USA) 3:29.0 QQ
3  Doris Thompson (AUS) 3:33.6 QQ
4  Alice Stoffel (FRA)

Semifinals[edit]

Wednesday August 8, 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Mietje Baron (NED) 3:15.4 QF
2  Charlotte Mühe (GER) 3:16.8 QF
 Else Jacobsen (DEN) 3:16.8 QF
4  Agnes Geraghty (USA)
5  Elfriede Zimmermann (GER)
6  Marianne Gustafsson (SWE)

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Hilde Schrader (GER) 3:11.2 QF =WR
2  Brita Hazelius (SWE) 3:21.4 QF
3  Margaret Hoffman (USA) 3:22.4 QF
4  Margaretha van Norden (NED)
5  Doris Thompson (AUS)
6  Jane Fauntz (USA)

Final[edit]

Thursday August 9, 1928:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Hilde Schrader (GER) 3:12.6
2  Mietje Baron (NED) 3:15.2
3  Charlotte Mühe (GER) 3:17.6
4  Else Jacobsen (DEN) 3:19.0
5  Margaret Hoffman (USA) 3:19.2
6  Brita Hazelius (SWE) 3:23.0

References[edit]