Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre individual medley
|Swimming events at the
1988 Summer Olympics
The women's 200 metre individual medley event at the 1988 Olympic Games took place September 24. 36 individuals swam this event.
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.
|Gold|| Daniela Hunger
East Germany (GDR)
|Silver|| Yelena Dendeberova
Soviet Union (URS)
|Bronze|| Noemi Lung
|Daniela Hunger||East Germany||2:12.59||OR|
|Yelena Dendeberova||Soviet Union||2:13.31|
|8||Whitney Hedgepeth||United States||2:17.99|
|10||Birgit Lohberg-Schulz||West Germany||2:17.85|
|11||Jean Hill||Great Britain||2:19.20|
|15||Julia Bogacheva||Soviet Union||2:19.91|
- For the Record, Swimming World Magazine, November 1988, p. 81.
- 1988 Summer Olympics results: Women's 200m Individual Medley, from sports-reference.com; retrieved 2010-01-01.