Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre backstroke

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Swimming events at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
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 1972 Olympic Games took place September 4. This swimming event used backstroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Melissa Belote
United States (USA)
Silver  Susie Atwood
United States (USA)
Bronze  Donna Gurr
Canada (CAN)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Melissa Belote United States 2:19.19 WR
2 Susie Atwood United States 2:20.38
3 Donna Gurr Canada 2:23.22
4 Annegret Kober West Germany 2:23.35
5 Christine Herbst East Germany 2:23.44
6 Enith Brigitha Netherlands 2:23.70
7 Deborah Palmer Australia 2:24.65
8 Leslie Cliff Canada 2:25.80

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]