Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 200 metre backstroke

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Women's 200 metre backstroke
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
Dates September 7, 1973
Competitors 24 from 17 nations
Winning time 2:20.522
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Netherlands
Bronze medal    Hungary
  1975»
1973 FINA
World Championships

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Diving
Individual
3 m men women
10 m men women
Swimming
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
Synchronised swimming
Solo women
Duet women
Team women
Water polo

The women's 200 metre backstroke competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 7.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.

World record  Melissa Belote (USA) 2:19.19 Munich, West Germany 4 September 1972
Championship record N/A N/A N/A N/A

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
7 September Heat Wendy Cook  Canada 2:23.123 CR
7 September Heat Melissa Belote  United States 2:20.576 CR
7 September Final Melissa Belote  United States 2:20.522 CR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

24 swimmers participated in 4 heats.[1]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 - Melissa Belote  United States 2:20.576 Q, CR
2 1 - Wendy Cook  Canada 2:23.123 Q, CR
3 2 - Andrea Gyarmati  Hungary 2:23.586 Q
4 3 - Enith Brigitha  Netherlands 2:24.882 Q
5 4 - Christine Herbst  East Germany 2:24.932 Q
6 1 - Debbie Cain  Australia 2:24.967 Q
7 3 - Andrea Eife  East Germany 2:25.434 Q
8 1 - Sylvie Le Noach  France 2:25.513 Q
9 2 - Linda Young  Australia 2:25.941
10 4 - Josien Elzerman  Netherlands 2:26.369
11 1 - Diana Olsson  Sweden 2:26.965
12 3 - Angelika Grieser  West Germany 2:27.508
13 3 - Maryanne Graham  United States 2:29.282
14 4 - Donna-Marie Gurr  Canada 2:30.864
15 2 - Susan Hunter  New Zealand 2:31.004
16 2 - I. Golovanova  Soviet Union 2:31.975
17 2 - F. Chaunin  Belgium 2:33.964
18 1 - H. Jaqueti  Spain 2:34.964
19 3 - E. Kobielska  Poland 2:35.394
20 4 - T. Skvortsova  Soviet Union 2:38.871
21 4 - D. McSwain  Puerto Rico 2:39.033
22 2 - B. Fernandes  Brazil 2:41.703
23 1 - María Mock  Puerto Rico 2:45.299
24 3 - R. Okan  Turkey 2:51.648

Final[edit]

The results of the final are below.

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Melissa Belote  United States 2:20.522 CR
2 6 Enith Brigitha  Netherlands 2:22.152
3 3 Andrea Gyarmati  Hungary 2:22.483
4 2 Christine Herbst  East Germany 2:22.660
5 1 Andrea Eife  East Germany 2:23.551
6 5 Wendy Cook  Canada 2:23.596
7 7 Debbie Cain  Australia 2:24.268
8 8 Sylvie Le Noach  France 2:26.053

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For the Record" (pdf). Swimming World Magazine: 73. October 1973. Retrieved 14 May 2013.