Swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Venue Piscines Bernat Picornell
Date 27 July (heats and finals)
Competitors 40 from 29 nations
Winning time 2:26.65 (OR)
Medalists
Gold medal    Japan
Silver medal    China
Bronze medal    United States
«1988 1996»
Swimming events at the
1992 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 1992 Summer Olympics, took place on July 27, at the Piscines Bernat Picornell in Barcelona, Spain. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Anita Nall (USA) 2:25.35 s Indianapolis, United States 2 March 1992 [1]
Olympic record  Silke Hörner (GDR) 2:26.71 s Seoul, South Korea 21 September 1988 [2]

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
27 July Final A Kyoko Iwasaki Japan 2:26.65 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 4 Nall, AnitaAnita Nall United States 2:27.77 QA
2 5 3 Iwasaki, KyokoKyoko Iwasaki Japan 2:27.78 QA
3 3 6 Rudkovskaya, YelenaYelena Rudkovskaya Unified Team 2:28.24 QA
4 5 5 Cloutier, GuylaineGuylaine Cloutier Canada 2:29.01 QA
5 5 2 Giguère, NathalieNathalie Giguère Canada 2:29.71 QA
6 5 6 LinLin Li China 2:29.99 QA
7 3 3 Dalla Valle, ManuelaManuela Dalla Valle Italy 2:30.75 QA
8 4 2 PeczakAlicja Pęczak Poland 2:30.78 QA
9 4 4 Johnson, JillJill Johnson United States 2:30.80 QB
10 5 8 Csépe, GabriellaGabriella Csépe Hungary 2:32.04 QB
11 3 4 Riley, SamanthaSamantha Riley Australia 2:32.09 QB
12 4 7 Brendel, DanielaDaniela Brendel Germany 2:32.09 QB
13 4 5 Guérit, AudreyAudrey Guérit France 2:32.33 QB
14 3 5 Volkova, YelenaYelena Volkova Unified Team 2:32.39 QB
15 3 2 Kasuya, KyokoKyoko Kasuya Japan 2:32.55 QB
16 3 8 Kupiec, MagdalenaMagdalena Kupiec Poland 2:33.92 QB
17 3 7 Becue, BrigitteBrigitte Becue Belgium 2:34.11
18 3 1 Dörries, JanaJana Dörries Germany 2:34.58
19 4 3 Frame, LinleyLinley Frame Australia 2:34.73
20 4 6 CaslaruBeatrice Căslaru Romania 2:34.97
21 2 3 Vestergaard, BrittaBritta Vestergaard Denmark 2:35.28
22 4 8 Brownsdon, SukiSuki Brownsdon Great Britain 2:35.28
23 4 1 ParkPark Mi-Yeong South Korea 2:35.33
24 5 1 Donati, ElenaElena Donati Italy 2:36.42
25 1 4 Nemec, MartinaMartina Nemec Austria 2:36.65
26 2 7 Bulten, KiraKira Bulten Netherlands 2:37.09
27 2 4 Runólfsdóttir, RagnheiðurRagnheiður Runólfsdóttir Iceland 2:37.42
28 2 5 Becerra, LourdesLourdes Becerra Spain 2:37.69
29 5 7 LuLu Di China 2:38.63
30 2 2 Phuvichit, SornsawanSornsawan Phuvichit Thailand 2:41.20
31 2 6 Janssen, MartineMartine Janssen Netherlands 2:41.48
32 1 5 Smatt, JennyJenny Smatt Bermuda 2:42.25
33 2 1 King, JaimeJaime King Great Britain 2:44.49
34 2 8 Heyns, PenelopePenelope Heyns South Africa 2:45.04
35 1 2 Madero, PriscillaPriscilla Madero Ecuador 2:46.79
36 1 3 Pexa, BarbaraBarbara Pexa Guam 2:47.27
37 1 6 Velásquez, ClaudiaClaudia Velásquez Peru 2:47.31
38 1 7 NguyenNguyễn Thị Phương Vietnam 2:57.71
39 1 1 Talma, ElkeElke Talma Seychelles 3:12.13
40 1 8 Ratsifandrihamanana, BakoBako Ratsifandrihamanana Madagascar DNS[3]

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Csépe, GabriellaGabriella Csépe Hungary 2:31.15
2 6 Brendel, DanielaDaniela Brendel Germany 2:32.05
3 2 Guérit, AudreyAudrey Guérit France 2:32.10
4 3 Riley, SamanthaSamantha Riley Australia 2:32.63
5 1 Kasuya, KyokoKyoko Kasuya Japan 2:32.97
6 4 Johnson, JillJill Johnson United States 2:33.89
7 8 Kupiec, MagdalenaMagdalena Kupiec Poland 2:35.74
8 7 Volkova, YelenaYelena Volkova Unified Team 2:37.65

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Iwasaki, KyokoKyoko Iwasaki Japan 2:26.65 OR[3]
2 7 LinLin Li China 2:26.85
3 4 Nall, AnitaAnita Nall United States 2:26.88
4 3 Rudkovskaya, YelenaYelena Rudkovskaya Unified Team 2:28.47
5 6 Cloutier, GuylaineGuylaine Cloutier Canada 2:29.88
6 2 Giguère, NathalieNathalie Giguère Canada 2:30.11
7 1 Dalla Valle, ManuelaManuela Dalla Valle Italy 2:31.21
8 8 Pęczak, AlicjaAlicja Pęczak Poland 2:31.76

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Record Progression; 200 m Breaststroke Long Course Women". Swimming Statistics. www.scmsom.se. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Final". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b COOB, p. 376