Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre individual medley

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Women's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney International Aquatic Centre
Date September 18, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 19, 2000 (final)
Competitors 36 from 28 nations
Winning time 2:10.68 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Ukraine
Silver medal    Romania
Bronze medal    United States
«1996 2004»
Swimming events at the
2000 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 women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 200 metre individual medley event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 18–19 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Yana Klochkova, Ukraine's swimming pride and three-time European champion, became the fourth swimmer in Olympic history to strike a medley double, since Claudia Kolb did so in 1968, Tracy Caulkins in 1984, and Michelle Smith in 1996. Leading from start to finish, she established a sterling time of 2:10.68 to cut off Lin Li's eight-year Olympic record by a comfortable margin of 0.95 seconds.[2][3] Romania's Beatrice Căslaru, who shared the European title with Klochkova in the event, raced to silver with a national record of 2:12.57 on the rear of a dominant breaststroke leg. Meanwhile, U.S. swimmer Cristina Teuscher took home the bronze in 2:13.32 to touch out Canada's Marianne Limpert (2:13.44) by 12-hundredths of a second.[4][5][6]

Limpert was followed in fifth by her teammate Joanne Malar (2:13.70) and in sixth by Russia's Oxana Verevka (2:13.88). Previously competed for Brazil in Atlanta four years earlier, Gabrielle Rose finished seventh in 2:14.82, while Japan's Tomoko Hagiwara rounded out the field with an eighth-place time of 2:15.64.[6]

Notable swimmers missed out the top 8 final, featuring China's Chen Yan, who recorded the second fastest time ever in the event's history but faded badly to place ninth (2:15.27); and Australia's home favorite Elli Overton, who finished her semifinal run with an eleventh-place effort (2:15.74).[7]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Wu Yanyan (CHN) 2:09.72 Shanghai, China 17 October 1997 [8]
Olympic record  Lin Li (CHN) 2:11.65 Barcelona, Spain 30 July 1992 [8]

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
19 September Final Yana Klochkova Ukraine 2:10.68 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[8]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 7 Oxana Verevka Russia 2:13.48 Q, NR
2 4 4 Beatrice Căslaru Romania 2:13.72 Q
3 5 4 Yana Klochkova Ukraine 2:13.83 Q
4 4 5 Joanne Malar Canada 2:13.92 Q
5 5 5 Cristina Teuscher United States 2:14.17 Q
6 4 3 Marianne Limpert Canada 2:15.07 Q
7 3 4 Tomoko Hagiwara Japan 2:15.16 Q
8 3 6 Gabrielle Rose United States 2:15.55 Q
9 5 2 Chen Yan China 2:16.01 Q
10 5 1 Federica Biscia Italy 2:16.09 Q, NR
11 4 6 Sue Rolph Great Britain 2:16.43 Q
12 4 8 Yseult Gervy Belgium 2:16.51 Q
13 4 2 Zhan Shu China 2:16.63 Q
14 5 3 Elli Overton Australia 2:16.76 Q
15 3 3 Nicole Hetzer Germany 2:16.98 Q
16 5 6 Sabine Herbst Germany 2:17.18 Q
17 2 3 Hana Černá Czech Republic 2:17.58 NR
18 3 8 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe 2:17.73 AF
19 2 5 Alenka Kejžar Slovenia 2:18.33 NR
20 3 1 Helen Norfolk New Zealand 2:18.90
21 5 8 Vered Borochovski Israel 2:18.99
22 2 4 Carolyn Adel Suriname 2:19.17
23 4 1 Joscelin Yeo Singapore 2:19.18
24 5 7 Kathryn Evans Great Britain 2:19.41
25 4 7 Anna Windsor Australia 2:19.44
26 3 2 Yasuko Tajima Japan 2:21.65
27 2 2 Nam Yoo-Sun South Korea 2:22.53
28 1 3 Marina Mulyayeva Kazakhstan 2:22.72
29 2 1 María Virginia Garrone Argentina 2:22.98
30 2 6 Aikaterini Sarakatsani Greece 2:23.05
31 2 8 Sia Wai Yen Malaysia 2:23.31
32 1 5 Alexandra Zertsalova Kyrgyzstan 2:24.09
33 2 7 Smiljana Marinović Croatia 2:25.24
34 3 5 Diana Mocanu Romania 2:29.58
35 1 4 Meritxell Sabate Andorra 2:30.41
36 1 6 Fernanda Cuadra Nicaragua 2:38.25

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Beatrice Căslaru Romania 2:13.31 Q
2 5 Joanne Malar Canada 2:13.59 Q
3 3 Marianne Limpert Canada 2:13.90 Q
4 6 Gabrielle Rose United States 2:14.40 Q
5 2 Federica Biscia Italy 2:15.71 NR
6 1 Elli Overton Australia 2:15.74
7 7 Yseult Gervy Belgium 2:17.19
8 8 Sabine Herbst Germany 2:17.51

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Yana Klochkova Ukraine 2:13.08 Q
2 3 Cristina Teuscher United States 2:13.47 Q
3 4 Oxana Verevka Russia 2:14.04 Q
4 6 Tomoko Hagiwara Japan 2:15.09 Q
5 2 Chen Yan China 2:15.27
6 7 Sue Rolph Great Britain 2:15.98
7 1 Zhan Shu China 2:16.58
8 8 Nicole Hetzer Germany 2:18.08

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st 4 Yana Klochkova Ukraine 2:10.68 OR*
2nd 5 Beatrice Căslaru Romania 2:12.57 NR
3rd 3 Cristina Teuscher United States 2:13.32
4 2 Marianne Limpert Canada 2:13.44
5 6 Joanne Malar Canada 2:13.70
6 7 Oxana Verevka Russia 2:13.88
7 1 Gabrielle Rose United States 2:14.82
8 8 Tomoko Hagiwara Japan 2:15.64

* Also a European and a Ukrainian record.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Klochkova completes golden double". BBC Sport. 19 September 2000. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Franz (19 September 2000). "U.S.' Malchow Beats Odds To Grab Gold". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Aussies rule relays". Sports Illustrated (CNN). 20 September 2000. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Malchow sets Olympic record in 200 fly". ESPN. 19 September 2000. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (19 September 2000). "Olympic Day 4 Finals". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Whitten, Phillip (18 September 2000). "Olympic Day 3 Finals (100 Breast, 100 Back M, 100 Back W, 200 Free)". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 200m Individual Medley Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 326–327. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 

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