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

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Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympia Schwimmhalle
Date 29 August (heats and final)
Competitors 40 from 23 nations
Winning time 2:41.71 (OR)
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
«1968 1976»
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 breaststroke event, included in the swimming competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics, took place on August 29, at the Olympia Schwimmhalle. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke. It was the eleventh appearance of the event, which first appeared at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of 40 competitors from 23 nations participated in the event, another 2 entries from 2 other countries did not compete.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Catie Ball (USA) 2:38.5 s Los Angeles, California 26 August 1968 [1]
Olympic record  Sharon Wichman (USA) 2:44.4 s Mexico City, Mexico 23 October 1968 [1]

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
29 August Heat 3 Ágnes Kaczander Hungary 2:43.13 OR
29 August Final Beverley Whitfield Australia 2:41.71 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Kaczander, ÁgnesÁgnes Kaczander Hungary 2:43.13 Q, OR[2]
2 3 Kiss, ÉvaÉva Kiss Hungary 2:43.68 Q
3 6 Porubayko, LyudmilaLyudmila Porubayko Soviet Union 2:43.68 Q
4 4 Schoenfield, DanaDana Schoenfield United States 2:43.97 Q
5 5 Prozumenshchikova, GalinaGalina Prozumenshchikova Soviet Union 2:44.20 Q
6 5 Whitfield, BeverleyBeverley Whitfield Australia 2:44.47 Q
7 6 Clevenger, ClaudiaClaudia Clevenger United States 2:44.74 Q
8 6 Nows, PetraPetra Nows West Germany 2:45.20 Q
9 4 Anke, HanneloreHannelore Anke East Germany 2:45.92
10 2 Smedh, Britt-MarieBritt-Marie Smedh Sweden 2:46.05
11 1 Eberle, VreniVreni Eberle West Germany 2:46.17
12 6 Shibata, ChienoChieno Shibata Japan 2:46.87
13 2 Mitchell, BarbaraBarbara Mitchell United States 2:47.05
14 2 Beavan, PatPat Beavan Great Britain 2:47.42
15 6 Rüegg, ErikaErika Rüegg Switzerland 2:47.63
16 5 Wright, JaneJane Wright Canada 2:47.85
17 3 te Riet, AlieAlie te Riet Netherlands 2:48.49
18 4 Hudson, JudithJudith Hudson Australia 2:49.09
19 4 Stuart, MarianMarian Stuart Canada 2:49.11
20 5 Jarvis, ChristineChristine Jarvis Great Britain 2:49.24
21 1 Langer, SylviaSylvia Langer East Germany 2:49.68
22 5 Pettersson, JeanetteJeanette Pettersson Sweden 2:50.36
23 2 Klees, UlrikeUlrike Klees West Germany 2:50.48
24 1 Prudnikova, TetianaTetiana Prudnikova Soviet Union 2:50.79
25 5 Panadell, NievesNieves Panadell Spain 2:51.50
26 3 Radnage, AmandaAmanda Radnage Great Britain 2:51.85
27 4 Mottoulle, BéatriceBéatrice Mottoulle Belgium 2:52.18
28 2 Schuchardt, BrigitteBrigitte Schuchardt East Germany 2:53.03
29 2 O'Connor, AnnAnn O'Connor Ireland 2:53.04
30 1 Miserini, PatriziaPatrizia Miserini Italy 2:53.14
31 3 Ioannidou, MairiMairi Ioannidou Greece 2:53.53
32 3 Nir, ShlomitShlomit Nir Israel 2:53.60
33 6 Marková, ZuzanaZuzana Marková Czechoslovakia 2:53.88
34 6 de la Portilla, Ana ElenaAna Elena de la Portilla Mexico 2:54.10
35 4 Yamamoto, YokoYoko Yamamoto Japan 2:54.28
36 2 Pepe, Rose-MarieRose-Marie Pepe Canada 2:54.75
37 3 Urueta, LeonorLeonor Urueta Mexico 2:55.21
38 4 Nielsen, WinnieWinnie Nielsen Denmark 2:59.31
39 1 Lie Yue-HwanLie Yue-Hwan Republic of China 3:04.74
40 1 Teixeira, CristinaCristina Teixeira Brazil 2:57.03 DSQ[2]
41 5 Mugrditchian, Ani JaneAni Jane Mugrditchian Lebanon DNS[2]
42 1 Zawadzka, HalinaHalina Zawadzka Poland DNS[2]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Whitfield, BeverleyBeverley Whitfield Australia 2:41.71 OR[2]
2 Schoenfield, DanaDana Schoenfield United States 2:42.05
3 Prozumenshchikova, GalinaGalina Prozumenshchikova Soviet Union 2:42.36
4 Clevenger, ClaudiaClaudia Clevenger United States 2:42.88
5 Nows, PetraPetra Nows West Germany 2:43.38
6 Kaczander, ÁgnesÁgnes Kaczander Hungary 2:43.41
7 Porubayko, LyudmilaLyudmila Porubayko Soviet Union 2:44.48
8 Kiss, ÉvaÉva Kiss Hungary 2:45.12

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MOC, p. 329
  2. ^ a b c d e MOC, p. 344