Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
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
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 200 metre backstroke event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place October 25. This swimming event used backstroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool. This was the first appearance for this event in the Olympics for the women swimmers.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Lillian Watson
United States (USA)
Silver  Elaine Tanner
Canada (CAN)
Bronze  Kaye Hall
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lillian Watson United States 2:24.8 OR
2 Elaine Tanner Canada 2:27.4
3 Kaye Hall United States 2:28.9
4 Lynne Watson Australia 2:29.5
5 Wendy Burrell Great Britain 2:32.3
6 Zdenka Gašparač Yugoslavia 2:33.5
7 María Corominas Spain 2:33.9
8 Bénédicte Duprez France 2:36.6

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]