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

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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 freestyle at the 1988 Summer Olympics, was contested on September 20 (preliminaries) and September 21 (finals).

Silvia Poll's silver medal was Costa Rica's first Olympic medal ever.

Records[edit]

The existing World and Olympic records at the time of the competition were:

World record  Heike Friedrich (GDR) 1:57.55 East Berlin, East Germany 18 June 1986
Olympic record  Barbara Krause (GDR) 1:58.33 Moscow, Soviet Union 24 July 1980

Finals[edit]

A Final[edit]

Place Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Heike Friedrich East Germany 1:57.65 OR[1]
2 Silvia Poll Costa Rica 1:58.67
3 Manuela Stellmach East Germany 1:59.01
4th Mary Wayte United States 1:59.04
5th Natalia Trefilova Soviet Union 1:59.24
6th Mitzi Kremer United States 2:00.23
7th Stephanie Ortwig West Germany 2:00.73
8th Cécile Prunier France 2:02.88

B Final[edit]

Place Name Nationality Time Notes
9th Patricia Noall Canada 2:00.77
10th Ruth Gilfillan Great Britain 2:01.66
11th Mette Jacobsen Denmark 2:01.84
12th Liliana Dobrescu Romania 2:01.98
13th Stela Pura Romania 2:02.30
14th Chikako Nakamori Japan 2:02.31
15th Birgit Lohberg-Schulz West Germany 2:02.32
16th Zhuang Yong China 2:14.23

Preliminary heats[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Heike Friedrich East Germany 1:59.02 q-A
2 Silvia Poll Costa Rica 1:59.22 q-A
3 Mary Wayte United States 1:59.50 q-A
4 Manuela Stellmach East Germany 2:00.30 q-A
5 Natalia Trefilova Soviet Union 2:00.54 q-A
6 Stephanie Ortwig West Germany 2:00.66 q-A
7 Mitzi Kremer United States 2:01.45 q-A
8 Cécile Prunier France 2:01.60 q-A
9 Chikako Nakamori Japan 2:01.76 q-B
10 Mette Jacobsen Denmark 2:01.80 q-B
11 Luminita Dobrescu Romania 2:01.93 q-B
12 Ruth Gilfillan Great Britain 2:02.11 q-B
13 Stela Pura Romania 2:02.26 q-B
14 Patricia Noall Canada 2:02.31 q-B
15 Zhuang Yong China 2:02.40 q-B
16 Birgit Lohberg-Schulz West Germany 2:02.77 q-B
17 Adriana van der Plaats Netherlands 2:03.02
18 Isabelle Arnould Belgium 2:03.32
18 Suzanne Nilsson Sweden 2:03.32
20 Sheridan Burge-Lopez Australia 2:03.42
21 June Croft Great Britain 2:03.63
22 Karin Brienesse Netherlands 2:04.36
23 Silvia Persi Italy 2:04.40
24 Annette Jorgensen Denmark 2:04.71
25 Patrícia Amorim Brazil 2:04.74
26 Susie Baumer Australia 2:04.82
27 Huda Abdullah Nurul  Malaysia 2:04.85
28 Jane Kerr Canada 2:04.92
29 Kaori Sasaki Japan 2:04.92
30 Senda Gharbi Tunisia 2:06.60
31 Karen Dieffenthaller Trinidad and Tobago 2:07.09 NR
32 Bryndís Ólafsdóttir Iceland 2:07.11
33 Ritajean Garay Puerto Rico 2:07.44
34 Natasha Aguilar Costa Rica 2:10.22
35 Patricia Kohlmann Mexico 2:10.36
36 Fenella Ng Hong Kong 2:10.43
37 Eum-Jung Kim South Korea 2:10.85
38 Hui-Chien Chang Chinese Taipei 2:11.50
39 Joo-Li Park South Korea 2:11.53
40 Hong Olan China 2:12.44
41 Catherine Fogarty Zimbabwe 2:13.44
42 Cee Kay Hung Hong Kong 2:13.61
43 Angela Birch Fiji 2:16.79
44 Cina Munch Fiji 2:18.45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1996). "The Complete Book of the Olympics". Aurum Press Limited. p. 660.