Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre individual medley

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Women's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 16, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 17, 2004 (final)
Competitors 30 from 27 nations
Winning time 2:11.14
Medalists
Gold medal    Ukraine
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Zimbabwe
«2000 2008»
Swimming events at the
2004 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 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 16 and 17.[1]

Ukraine's Yana Klochkova became the first woman to claim two consecutive Olympic titles in the individual medley, finishing the final race with a time of 2:11.14. American swimmer and three-time Olympian Amanda Beard took home the silver, in an American record time of 2:11.70, while Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry, on the other hand, broke an African record of 2:12.72 to earn the bronze medal.[2][3]

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
Olympic record  Yana Klochkova (UKR) 2:10.68 Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000

No new records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 2 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe 2:13.33 Q
2 4 4 Yana Klochkova Ukraine 2:13.40 Q
3 4 5 Katie Hoff United States 2:14.03 Q
4 3 4 Amanda Beard United States 2:14.49 Q
5 2 3 Hanna Shcherba Belarus 2:14.59 Q
6 2 6 Beatrice Căslaru Romania 2:14.70 Q
7 3 6 Ágnes Kovács Hungary 2:15.17 Q
8 2 5 Zhou Yafei China 2:15.56 Q
9 3 5 Alice Mills Australia 2:15.62 Q
10 2 4 Teresa Rohmann Germany 2:16.06 Q
11 4 6 Lara Carroll Australia 2:16.17 Q
12 3 1 Joanna Melo Brazil 2:16.21 Q
13 3 2 Oxana Verevka Russia 2:16.63 Q
14 4 7 Georgina Bardach Argentina 2:16.68 Q
15 4 3 Elizabeth Warden Canada 2:17.12 Q
16 4 8 Helen Norfolk New Zealand 2:17.27 Q
17 2 7 Misa Amano Japan 2:17.88
18 2 2 Alenka Kejžar Slovenia 2:18.60
19 4 1 Joscelin Yeo Singapore 2:18.61
20 2 8 Lin Man-Hsu Chinese Taipei 2:18.86
21 2 1 Alessia Filippi Italy 2:19.21
22 3 8 Siow Yi Ting Malaysia 2:19.52
23 3 7 Athina Tzavella Greece 2:20.30
24 1 2 Vered Borochovski Israel 2:20.62
25 1 4 Petra Banović Croatia 2:20.83
26 1 5 Park Na-Ri South Korea 2:21.48
27 1 6 Lára Hrund Bjargardóttir Iceland 2:22.00
28 1 7 Marina Mulyayeva Kazakhstan 2:24.25
29 3 3 Qi Hui China 2:26.02
30 1 3 Louise Mai Jansen Denmark 2:27.08

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Yana Klochkova Ukraine 2:13.30 Q
2 5 Amanda Beard United States 2:13.51 Q
3 3 Beatrice Căslaru Romania 2:14.25 Q
4 2 Teresa Rohmann Germany 2:14.47 Q
5 7 Joanna Melo Brazil 2:15.43
6 1 Georgina Bardach Argentina 2:15.73
7 6 Zhou Yafei China 2:15.93
8 8 Helen Norfolk New Zealand 2:17.41

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Katie Hoff United States 2:13.60 Q
2 4 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe 2:13.68 Q
3 7 Lara Carroll Australia 2:13.80 Q
4 6 Ágnes Kovács Hungary 2:14.68 Q
5 3 Hanna Shcherba Belarus 2:14.92
6 2 Alice Mills Australia 2:14.95
7 1 Oxana Verevka Russia 2:15.93
8 8 Elizabeth Warden Canada 2:17.32

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1st 4 Yana Klochkova Ukraine 2:11.14
2nd 5 Amanda Beard United States 2:11.70 AM
3rd 6 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe 2:12.72 AF
4 8 Ágnes Kovács Hungary 2:13.58
5 1 Teresa Rohmann Germany 2:13.74
6 2 Lara Carroll Australia 2:13.74
7 3 Katie Hoff United States 2:13.97
8 7 Beatrice Căslaru Romania 2:15.40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Klochkova golden in 200 IM". USA Today. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (17 August 2004). "Klochkova Scores a Unique Golden Double Double". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 

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