Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Swimming at the
1932 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 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third appearance of the event, which was established in 1924. The competition was held on Saturday August 6, 1932 and on Tuesday August 9, 1932.

Eleven swimmers from seven nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Clare Dennis
Australia (AUS)
 Hideko Maehata
Japan (JPN)
 Else Jacobsen
Denmark (DEN)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.

World record 3:03.4 Denmark Else Jacobsen Stockholm (SWE) May 11, 1932
Olympic record 3:11.2 Germany Hilde Schrader Amsterdam (NED) August 9, 1928

In the first semi-final Clare Dennis set a new Olympic record with 3:08.2 minutes. In the final she bettered this record with 3:06.3 minutes.

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Saturday August 6, 1932: The fastest two in each semi-final and the fastest third-placed from across the semi-finals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Clare Dennis (AUS) 3:08.2 QQ OR
2  Margaret Hoffman (USA) 3:14.7 QQ
3  Dorothy Prior (CAN) 3:33.2

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Else Jacobsen (DEN) 3:12.1 QQ
2  Ann Govednik (USA) 3:15.9 QQ
3  Cecelia Wolstenholme (GBR) 3:24.5
4  Janet Sheather (CAN) 3:46.1

Semifinal 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Hideko Maehata (JPN) 3:10.7 QQ
2  Margery Hinton (GBR) 3:13.5 QQ
3  Jane Cadwell (USA) 3:20.0 QQ
4  Maria Lenk (BRA) 3:26.6

Final[edit]

Tuesday August 9, 1932:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Clare Dennis (AUS) 3:06.3 OR
2  Hideko Maehata (JPN) 3:06.4
3  Else Jacobsen (DEN) 3:07.1
4  Margery Hinton (GBR) 3:11.7
5  Margaret Hoffman (USA) 3:11.8
6  Ann Govednik (USA) 3:16.0
7  Jane Cadwell (USA) 3:18.2

References[edit]