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

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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 butterfly event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place September 4. This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Karen Moe
United States (USA)
Silver  Lynn Colella
United States (USA)
Bronze  Ellie Daniel
United States (USA)

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Rosemarie Kother East Germany 2:18.32 Q, OR
2 Mayumi Aoki Japan 2:23.01 Q
3 Anca Groza Romania 2:30.32
4 Grisel Mendoza Mexico 2:35.85

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ellie Daniel United States 2:17.18 Q, OR
2 Jean Jeavons Great Britain 2:27.59
3 Eva Wikner Sweden 2:29.03
4 Margrit Thomet Switzerland 2:29.21
5 Věra Faitlová Czechoslovakia 2:29.34
6 Moira Brown Great Britain 2:30.08
7 Jennifer McHugh Canada 2:30.36

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lynn Colella United States 2:18.80 Q
2 Noriko Asano Japan 2:20.09 Q
3 Gail Neall Australia 2:23.21 Q
4 Frieke Buys Netherlands 2:24.20
5 Olga de Angulo Colombia 2:34.69
6 Hsu Yue-Yun Chinese Taipei 2:44.88

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Karen Moe United States 2:18.15 Q
2 Helga Lindner East Germany 2:20.00 Q
3 Brigitte Mertz East Germany 2:24.92
4 Sue Funch Australia 2:26.69
5 Eva Sigg Finland 2:27.64
6 Ileana Morales Venezuela 2:28.41
7 Maria Isabel Guerra Brazil 2:32.60

"Q": Qualified

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Karen Moe United States 2:15.57 WR
2 Lynn Colella United States 2:16.34
3 Ellie Daniel United States 2:16.74
4 Rosemarie Kother-Gabriel East Germany 2:17.11
5 Noriko Asano Japan 2:19.50
6 Helga Lindner East Germany 2:20.47
7 Gail Neall Australia 2:21.88
8 Mayumi Aoki Japan 2:22.84

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]