Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Venue Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex
Date 23 July (heats and final)
Competitors 25 from 18 nations
Winning time 2:29.54 (OR)
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
«1976 1984»
Swimming at the 1980 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
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m 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 1980 Summer Olympics, took place on July 23, at the Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow, Soviet Union. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke. It was the thirteenth appearance of the event, which first appeared at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of 25 competitors from 18 nations participated in the event.[1]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Lina Kačiušytė (URS) 2:28.36 s Potsdam, East Germany 6 April 1979 [2]
Olympic record  Marina Kosheveya (URS) 2:33.35 s Montreal, Canada 21 July 1976 [3]

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
23 July Heat 3 Svetlana Varganova Soviet Union 2:29.77 OR
23 July Final Lina Kačiušytė Soviet Union 2:29.54 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Varganova, SvetlanaSvetlana Varganova Soviet Union 2:29.77 Q, OR[1]
2 3 Fleissnerová, IrenaIrena Fleissnerová Czechoslovakia 2:32.79 Q, NR[4]
3 4 Kačiušytė, LinaLina Kačiušytė Soviet Union 2:33.04 Q
4 2 Bogdanova, YuliyaYuliya Bogdanova Soviet Union 2:33.45 Q
5 4 Nielsson, SusanneSusanne Nielsson Denmark 2:34.42 Q
6 2 Rinka, SilviaSilvia Rinka East Germany 2:34.88 Q
7 1 Löbel, BettinaBettina Löbel East Germany 2:35.31 Q
8 1 Geweniger, UteUte Geweniger East Germany 2:35.42 Q
9 3 Håkansson, Eva-MarieEva-Marie Håkansson Sweden 2:35.64 NR[4]
10 4 Roos, Ann-SofiAnn-Sofi Roos Sweden 2:35.99
11 2 Rudd, DebbieDebbie Rudd Great Britain 2:36.32
12 1 Kelly, MargaretMargaret Kelly Great Britain 2:37.67
13 4 Dangalakova, TanyaTanya Dangalakova Bulgaria 2:39.11
14 4 Curry, LisaLisa Curry Australia 2:39.42
15 4 Prass, BrigitteBrigitte Prass Romania 2:39.90 NR[4]
16 3 Bihan, OdileOdile Bihan France 2:40.55
17 4 Seminatore, SabrinaSabrina Seminatore Italy 2:41.77
18 2 Holtz, ElkeElke Holtz Mexico 2:42.59 NR[4]
19 1 Bosmans, BrigitteBrigitte Bosmans Belgium 2:42.87
20 3 Bohan, CatherineCatherine Bohan Ireland 2:43.30
21 1 de Susini, AnnickAnnick de Susini France 2:44.03
22 2 Kindl, GabriellaGabriella Kindl Hungary 2:44.08
23 3 Tasker, LynneLynne Tasker Zimbabwe 2:48.86 NR[4]
24 2 HoàngHoàng Thị Hoà Vietnam 2:55.94
25 1 Rajoharison, NicoleNicole Rajoharison Madagascar 3:12.40

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Kačiušytė, LinaLina Kačiušytė Soviet Union 2:29.54 OR[1]
2 Varganova, SvetlanaSvetlana Varganova Soviet Union 2:29.61
3 Bogdanova, YuliyaYuliya Bogdanova Soviet Union 2:32.39
4 Nielsson, SusanneSusanne Nielsson Denmark 2:32.75 NR[4]
5 Fleissnerová, IrenaIrena Fleissnerová Czechoslovakia 2:33.23
6 Geweniger, UteUte Geweniger East Germany 2:34.34
7 Löbel, BettinaBettina Löbel East Germany 2:34.51
8 Rinka, SilviaSilvia Rinka East Germany 2:35.38

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fizkultura i Sport, p. 483
  2. ^ "World Record Progression; 200 m Breaststroke Long Course Women". Swimming Statistics. www.scmsom.se. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Mallon, Bill (1988). "Olympic Records by Sport - Swimming". The Olympic Record Book. Garland Publishing. p. 240. ISBN 0824029488. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Schoenfeld, ed., p. 73