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

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Women's 200 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 17, 2004 (heats & semifinals)
August 18, 2004 (final)
Competitors 32 from 26 nations
Winning time 2:06.05
Medalists
Gold medal    Poland
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    Japan
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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 butterfly event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 17 and 18.[1]

Polish swimmer and world record holder Otylia Jędrzejczak added gold to her two silver medals by a storming victory in this event, and by becoming the nation's first ever swimming champion, in an outstanding time of 2:06.05.[2][3] Three-time Olympian Petria Thomas of Australia managed to repeat her silver from Atlanta, lowering her time to 2:06.36. Japan's Yuko Nakanishi, on the other hand, took home the bronze at 2:08.04.[4]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Otylia Jędrzejczak (POL) 2:05.78 Berlin, Germany 4 August 2002
Olympic record  Misty Hyman (USA) 2:05.88 Sydney, Australia 20 September 2000

No new records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Otylia Jędrzejczak Poland 2:09.64 Q
2 4 5 Yuko Nakanishi Japan 2:10.04 Q
3 2 4 Éva Risztov Hungary 2:10.49 Q
4 4 3 Kaitlin Sandeno United States 2:10.50 Q
5 3 4 Petria Thomas Australia 2:10.87 Q
6 2 3 Georgina Lee Great Britain 2:10.99 Q
7 3 5 Felicity Galvez Australia 2:11.17 Q
8 4 2 Yukiko Osada Japan 2:11.20 Q
9 3 6 Francesca Segat Italy 2:11.40 Q
10 4 1 María Peláez Spain 2:11.66 Q
11 3 1 Li Jie China 2:11.77 Q
12 2 5 Dana Kirk United States 2:11.96 Q
13 4 6 Mette Jacobsen Denmark 2:11.99 Q
14 2 6 Annika Mehlhorn Germany 2:12.25 Q
15 3 7 Aurore Mongel France 2:12.26 Q
16 3 3 Paola Cavallino Italy 2:12.34 Q
17 2 7 Beatrix Boulsevicz Hungary 2:12.54
18 1 5 Maria Bulakhova Russia 2:12.99
19 3 2 Roser Vives Spain 2:13.02
20 2 8 Raquel Felgueiras Portugal 2:13.08
21 4 8 Georgina Bardach Argentina 2:13.68
22 4 7 Vasiliki Angelopoulou Greece 2:13.88
23 2 2 Petra Zahrl Austria 2:13.92
24 2 1 Kwon You-Ri South Korea 2:14.30
25 1 3 Cheng Wan-Jung Chinese Taipei 2:16.25
26 3 8 Vesna Stojanovska Macedonia 2:16.51
27 1 2 Nataliya Samorodina Ukraine 2:17.15
28 1 4 Anja Klinar Slovenia 2:18.15
29 1 6 Chan Wing Suet Hong Kong 2:18.45
30 1 1 Heather Roffey Cayman Islands 2:19.34
31 1 7 Gülşah Günenç Turkey 2:20.17
32 1 8 Christel Bouvron Singapore 2:26.21

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Kaitlin Sandeno United States 2:08.77 Q
2 4 Yuko Nakanishi Japan 2:08.83 Q
3 8 Paola Cavallino Italy 2:10.23 Q
4 7 Dana Kirk United States 2:10.69
5 3 Georgina Lee Great Britain 2:10.93
6 6 Yukiko Osada Japan 2:11.35
7 1 Annika Mehlhorn Germany 2:11.37
8 2 María Peláez Spain 2:12.54

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Otylia Jędrzejczak Poland 2:08.84 Q
2 3 Petria Thomas Australia 2:09.24 Q
3 6 Felicity Galvez Australia 2:09.54 Q
4 5 Éva Risztov Hungary 2:09.83 Q
5 1 Mette Jacobsen Denmark 2:10.47 Q
6 8 Aurore Mongel France 2:11.13
7 2 Francesca Segat Italy 2:11.18
8 7 Li Jie China 2:13.41

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1st 3 Otylia Jędrzejczak Poland 2:06.05
2nd 6 Petria Thomas Australia 2:06.36
3rd 5 Yuko Nakanishi Japan 2:08.04
4 4 Kaitlin Sandeno United States 2:08.18
5 2 Felicity Galvez Australia 2:09.28
6 8 Mette Jacobsen Denmark 2:10.01
7 1 Paola Cavallino Italy 2:10.14
8 7 Éva Risztov Hungary 2:10.58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Andersson, Astrid (21 December 2004). "Olympic champion's heart of gold". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (18 August 2004). "Jedrzejczak Powers to Great Win in 200 Fly and Poland’s First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal in the Pool". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Otylia Jedrzejczak of Poland wins women's 200m butterfly gold". Xinhua News Agency (People's Daily). 19 August 2004. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 

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