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

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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 individual medley event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place August 28. 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  Shane Gould
Australia (AUS)
Silver  Kornelia Ender
East Germany (GDR)
Bronze  Lynn Vidali
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shane Gould Australia 2:23.07 WR
2 Kornelia Ender East Germany 2:23.59
3 Lynn Vidali United States 2:24.06
4 Jenny Bartz United States 2:24.55
5 Leslie Cliff Canada 2:24.83
6 Evelyn Stolze East Germany 2:25.90
7 Yoshimi Nishigawa Japan 2:26.35
8 Carolyn Woods United States 2:27.42

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]