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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 individual medley event at the 1968 Summer Olympics took place October 20. This swimming event used medley swimming. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool. The first length was swum using the butterfly stroke, the second with the backstroke, the third length in breaststroke, and the fourth freestyle. Unlike other events using freestyle, swimmers could not use butterfly, backstroke, or breaststroke for the freestyle leg; most swimmers use the front crawl in freestyle events anyway.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Claudia Kolb
United States (USA)
Silver  Susan Pedersen
United States (USA)
Bronze  Jan Henne
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Claudia Kolb United States 2:24.7 OR
2 Susan Pedersen United States 2:28.8
3 Jan Henne United States 2:31.4
4 Sabine Steinbach East Germany 2:31.4
5 Yoshimi Nishigawa Japan 2:33.7
6 Marianne Seydel East Germany 2:33.7
7 Larisa Zakharova Soviet Union 2:37.0
Shelagh Ratcliffe Great Britain DQ

Key: DQ = Disqualified, OR = Olympic record

References[edit]