Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 20 September (heats)
21 September (finals)
Competitors 43 from 27 nations
Winning time 2:26.71 (WR)
Medalists
Gold medal    East Germany
Silver medal    China
Bronze medal    Bulgaria
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Swimming events at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m men women
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 1988 Summer Olympics, took place on September 20–21, at the Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool in Seoul, South Korea. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke. It was the fifteenth appearance of the event, which first appeared at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of 43 competitors from 27 nations participated in the event.[1]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Allison Higson (CAN) 2:27.27 s Montreal, Canada 28 May 1988 [2]
Olympic record  Lina Kačiušytė (URS) 2:29.54 s Moscow, Soviet Union 23 July 1980 [3]

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
20 September Heat 6 Silke Hörner East Germany 2:27.63 OR
21 September Final A Silke Hörner East Germany 2:26.71 OR WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 Hörner, SilkeSilke Hörner East Germany 2:27.63 QA, OR[1]
2 5 Bohachova, YuliyaYuliya Bohachova Soviet Union 2:28.94 QA, OR[3]
3 4 Frenkeva, AntoanetaAntoaneta Frenkeva Bulgaria 2:29.57 QA
4 6 Higson, AllisonAllison Higson Canada 2:29.67 QA
5 5 Dangalakova, TanyaTanya Dangalakova Bulgaria 2:29.91 QA
6 5 HuangHuang Xiaomin China 2:30.03 QA
7 4 Lempereur, IngridIngrid Lempereur Belgium 2:30.07 QA
8 4 Dalla Valle, ManuelaManuela Dalla Valle Italy 2:30.60 QA
9 6 Börnike, SusanneSusanne Börnike East Germany 2:30.71 QB
10 4 Kuzmina, SvetlanaSvetlana Kuzmina Soviet Union 2:30.93 QB
11 5 Moes, LindaLinda Moes Netherlands 2:31.98 QB
12 6 McFarlane, TraceyTracey McFarlane United States 2:32.11 QB
13 4 Nisiro, AnnalisaAnnalisa Nisiro Italy 2:32.77 QB
14 6 Becue, BrigitteBrigitte Becue Belgium 2:33.13 QB
15 6 Rapp, SusanSusan Rapp United States 2:34.21 QB
16 5 Cloutier, GuylaineGuylaine Cloutier Canada 2:34.36 QB
17 4 Dahm, BrittaBritta Dahm West Germany 2:35.06
18 3 Parera, SilviaSilvia Parera Spain 2:35.57
19 6 Nishioka, YoshieYoshie Nishioka Japan 2:35.81
20 3 Brownsdon, SusannahSusannah Brownsdon Great Britain 2:36.14
21 5 Stawicka, KorneliaKornelia Stawicka Poland 2:36.86
22 6 Bojaryn, VirginieVirginie Bojaryn France 2:37.38
23 5 Nagasaki, HirokoHiroko Nagasaki Japan 2:37.44
24 1 Horning, KarenKaren Horning Peru 2:37.84
25 5 Sørensen, PiaPia Sørensen Denmark 2:38.49
26 4 Louvrier, PascalinePascaline Louvrier France 2:38.75
27 3 Runólfsdóttir, RagnheiðurRagnheiður Runólfsdóttir Iceland 2:39.10
28 3 Chylak, DorotaDorota Chylak Poland 2:39.38
29 2 ParkPark Seong-won South Korea 2:39.40
30 3 Hooiveld, LaraLara Hooiveld Australia 2:39.97
31 2 Kemp-Arendt, NancyNancy Kemp-Arendt Luxembourg 2:40.78
32 3 Petričević, AnamarijaAnamarija Petričević Yugoslavia 2:40.80
33 2 Frank, HelenHelen Frank Great Britain 2:41.12
34 6 Esser, HeikeHeike Esser West Germany 2:41.34
35 1 Car-Wai, SetoSeto Car-Wai Chinese Taipei 2:42.31
36 2 Brülhart, PatriciaPatricia Brülhart Switzerland 2:42.82
37 1 Hidalgo, MontserratMontserrat Hidalgo Costa Rica 2:44.72
38 2 Niehaus, SigridSigrid Niehaus Costa Rica 2:45.35
39 3 Boscatto, AliciaAlicia Boscatto Argentina 2:45.80
40 3 ChenChen Huiling China 2:45.87
41 2 Chen, KimKim Chen Chinese Taipei 2:50.84
42 1 Chanmugam, DipikaDipika Chanmugam Sri Lanka 2:51.60
43 2 Aracil, ValentinaValentina Aracil Argentina DSQ[1]

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
9 Börnike, SusanneSusanne Börnike East Germany 2:28.55
10 Kuzmina, SvetlanaSvetlana Kuzmina Soviet Union 2:30.03
11 Moes, LindaLinda Moes Netherlands 2:30.83
12 Nisiro, AnnalisaAnnalisa Nisiro Italy 2:31.19
13 Rapp, SusanSusan Rapp United States 2:32.90
14 McFarlane, TraceyTracey McFarlane United States 2:33.46
15 Cloutier, GuylaineGuylaine Cloutier Canada 2:33.50
16 Becue, BrigitteBrigitte Becue Belgium 2:34.10

Final A[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hörner, SilkeSilke Hörner East Germany 2:26.71 WR[4]
2 HuangHuang Xiaomin China 2:27.49
3 Frenkeva, AntoanetaAntoaneta Frenkeva Bulgaria 2:28.34
4 Dangalakova, TanyaTanya Dangalakova Bulgaria 2:28.43
5 Bohachova, YuliyaYuliya Bohachova Soviet Union 2:28.54
6 Lempereur, IngridIngrid Lempereur Belgium 2:29.42
7 Higson, AllisonAllison Higson Canada 2:29.60
8 Dalla Valle, ManuelaManuela Dalla Valle Italy 2:29.86

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c SLOOC, p. 573
  2. ^ SLOOC, p. 169
  3. ^ a b SLOOC, p. 172
  4. ^ Albert Schoenfeld, ed. (November 1988). "Results from the 1988 Olympic Games (Seoul)". Swimming World Magazine. Albert Schoenfeld. p. 81. ISSN 0039-7431. Retrieved 6 July 2012.