Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Date 11 October (heats)
12 October (final)
Competitors 27 from 15 nations
Winning time 2:46.4 (OR)
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
«1960 1968»
Swimming at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men women
400 m men women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m women
200 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m women
200 m men
Individual medley
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 breaststroke event, included in the swimming competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics, took place on October 11–12, at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke. It was the ninth appearance of the event, which first appeared at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of 27 competitors from 15 nations participated in the event.[1] Soviet Union's Galina Prozumenshchikova and Svetlana Babanina won their country's first ever medals in this event, with a gold and bronze medal respectively. Claudia Kolb's silver medal was the United States' second ever medal in this event, after Agnes Geraghty's silver in the inaugural event in 1924. In the heats, Australian Christine Barnetson was disqualified for an incorrect breaststroke, and Hungarian Márta Egerváry withdrew from the competition.[2]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Galina Prozumenshchikova (URS) 2:45.4 s Berlin, East Germany 17 May 1964 [3]
Olympic record  Anita Lonsbrough (GBR) 2:49.5 s Rome, Italy 27 August 1960 [3]

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
11 October Heat 2 Bärbel Grimmer Germany 2:48.6 OR
11 October Heat 3 Svetlana Babanina Soviet Union 2:48.3 OR
12 October Final Galina Prozumenshchikova Soviet Union 2:46.4 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane[4] Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 1 Babanina, SvetlanaSvetlana Babanina Soviet Union 2:48.3 Q, OR[5]
2 2 4 Grimmer, BärbelBärbel Grimmer Germany 2:48.6 Q, OR[5]
3 3 7 Mitchell, StellaStella Mitchell Great Britain 2:48.8 Q
4 2 1 Prozumenshchikova, GalinaGalina Prozumenshchikova Soviet Union 2:49.0 Q
5 3 6 Kolb, ClaudiaClaudia Kolb United States 2:49.7 Q
6 3 3 Küper, UrsulaUrsula Küper Germany 2:50.1 Q
7 4 2 Slattery, JillJill Slattery Great Britain 2:50.2 Q
8 1 1 Bimolt, KlenieKlenie Bimolt Netherlands 2:50.7 Q
9 1 7 Ruygrok, MargueriteMarguerite Ruygrok Australia 2:53.1
10 1 6 Urselmann, WiltrudWiltrud Urselmann Germany 2:53.2
11 4 1 Haddon, VivienVivien Haddon New Zealand 2:53.4
12 4 3 Looijs, TruusTruus Looijs Netherlands 2:54.5
13 2 7 Enfield, JacquelineJacqueline Enfield Great Britain 2:54.9
14 1 4 Hazleton, TammyTammy Hazleton United States 2:55.0
15 2 5 Kok, GrettaGretta Kok Netherlands 2:55.4
16 3 5 Castañe, IsabelIsabel Castañe Spain 2:55.7
17 1 3 Yamamoto, NorikoNoriko Yamamoto Japan 2:57.0
18 4 6 Nitta, SandraSandra Nitta United States 2:58.4
19 4 5 Filippovits, ChristlChristl Filippovits Austria 2:59.2
20 3 4 McGill, LindaLinda McGill Australia 2:59.4
21 4 7 Morizane, YoshikoYoshiko Morizane Japan 2:59.9
22 2 6 Peper, SusanaSusana Peper Argentina 3:00.0
23 1 5 Kovács, ZsuzsaZsuzsa Kovács Hungary 3:06.7
24 3 2 Jolly, MarnyMarny Jolly Malaysia 3:11.0
25 1 2 Harding, MargaretMargaret Harding Puerto Rico 3:16.0
26 4 4 Li Hin YuLi Hin Yu Hong Kong 3:22.2
27 2 3 Barnetson, ChristineChristine Barnetson Australia DSQ[3]

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st 6 Prozumenshchikova, GalinaGalina Prozumenshchikova Soviet Union 2:46.4 OR[6]
2nd 2 Kolb, ClaudiaClaudia Kolb United States 2:47.6
3rd 4 Babanina, SvetlanaSvetlana Babanina Soviet Union 2:48.6
4 3 Mitchell, StellaStella Mitchell Great Britain 2:49.0
5 1 Slattery, JillJill Slattery Great Britain 2:49.6
6 5 Grimmer, BärbelBärbel Grimmer Germany 2:51.0
7 8 Bimolt, KlenieKlenie Bimolt Netherlands 2:51.3
8 7 Küper, UrsulaUrsula Küper Germany 2:53.9

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Reynolds Qualifies". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). 12 October 1964. p. 17. 
  3. ^ a b c OCGOT, p. 532
  4. ^ Albert Schoenfeld, ed. (29 September 1964). "Results from the 1964 Olympic Games (Tokyo)". Swimming World & Junior Swimmer. Albert Schoenfeld. p. 46. ISSN 0039-7431. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  6. ^ OCGOT, p. 533