Swimming at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 200 metre backstroke

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Women's 200 metre backstroke
at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships
Dates July 29, 2011 (heats and semifinals)
July 30, 2011 (final)
Competitors 41 from 34 nations
Winning time 2:05.10
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    Netherlands
«2009 2013»
2011 FINA
World Championships

China Shanghai, China
Diving
Individual
1 m men women
3 m men women
10 m men women
Synchronised
3 m men women
10 m men women
Open water swimming
5 km men women
10 km men women
25 km men women
Team team
Swimming
Freestyle
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
Backstroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
50 m men women
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
Synchronised swimming
Solo technical free
Duet technical free
Team technical free
combination
Water polo

The women's 200 metre backstroke competition of the swimming events at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships was held on July 29 with the heats and the semifinals and July 30 with the final.

The final was won by sixteen-year-old American Missy Franklin in a time of 2:05.10. Frankin's time was the third-fastest ever in the event, only behind Zimbabwean Kirsty Coventry (2:04.81) and Russian Anastasia Zuyeva (2:04.94).

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship record were as follows.

Name Nation Time Location Date
World record
Championship record
Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 2:04.81 Rome August 1, 2009

No new world or competition records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

39 swimmers participated in 6 heats.[1]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 3 Missy Franklin  United States 2:07.71 Q
2 4 7 Daryna Zevina  Ukraine 2:08.35 Q
3 4 5 Elizabeth Beisel  United States 2:08.40 Q
4 4 4 Belinda Hocking  Australia 2:08.50 Q
5 6 5 Meagen Nay  Australia 2:08.50 Q
6 4 6 Sinead Russell  Canada 2:08.92 Q
7 4 3 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 2:09.03 Q
8 5 5 Shiho Sakai  Japan 2:09.25 Q
9 4 1 Sharon van Rouwendaal  Netherlands 2:09.65 Q
10 5 4 Elizabeth Simmonds  Great Britain 2:10.02 Q
11 5 6 Alexianne Castel  France 2:10.38 Q
12 6 4 Zhao Jing  China 2:10.40 Q
13 6 1 Duane da Rocha  Spain 2:10.41 Q
14 4 2 Melissa Ingram  New Zealand 2:10.59 Q
15 6 2 Stephanie Proud  Great Britain 2:10.65 Q
16 5 7 Genevieve Cantin  Canada 2:11.09 Q
17 6 3 Anastasia Zuyeva  Russia 2:11.23
18 6 6 Zhu Jiani  China 2:11.84
19 3 1 Fernanda González Mexico 2:12.29 NR
20 6 7 Jenny Mensing  Germany 2:12.38
21 3 7 Anja Čarman  Slovenia 2:12.73
22 4 8 Kimberly Buys  Belgium 2:13.01
23 3 4 Melanie Nocher  Ireland 2:13.39
24 6 8 Simona Baumrtova  Czech Republic 2:13.48
25 2 3 Anna Volchkov  Israel 2:13.99 NR
26 5 1 Alicja Tchorz  Poland 2:14.27
27 3 5 Ekaterina Avramova  Bulgaria 2:14.85
28 3 6 Ham Chan-Mi  South Korea 2:14.88
29 3 8 Lau Yin Yan  Hong Kong 2:15.09
30 2 5 Eyglo Gustafsdottir  Iceland 2:15.16
31 2 4 Leone Vorster  South Africa 2:16.45
3 2 5 8 Sophia Batachelor  New Zealand 2:17.06
33 3 3 Therese Svendsen  Sweden 2:18.12
34 2 6 Yulduz Kuchkarova  Uzbekistan 2:18.62
35 2 7 Ines Remarsaro  Uruguay 2:21.07
36 2 2 Tatiana Perstineva  Moldova 2:21.25
37 1 4 Karen Vilorio  Honduras 2:24.43
38 1 5 Estellah Fils Rabetsara  Madagascar 2:33.83
39 1 3 Aure Fanchette  Seychelles 2:52.04
3 2 Evelyn Verrasztó  Hungary DNS
5 2 Aya Terakawa  Japan DNS

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held at 19:12.[2]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Belinda Hocking  Australia 2:07.76 Q
2 4 Daryna Zevina  Ukraine 2:08.22 Q
3 2 Elizabeth Simmonds  Great Britain 2:08.79 Q
4 3 Sinead Russell  Canada 2:08.80 NR
5 7 Zhao Jing  China 2:08.86
6 6 Shiho Sakai  Japan 2:08.93
7 1 Melissa Ingram  New Zealand 2:10.77
8 8 Genevieve Cantin  Canada 2:12.12

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Missy Franklin  United States 2:05.90 Q, AM
2 5 Elizabeth Beisel  United States 2:07.82 Q
3 7 Alexianne Castel  France 2:08.41 Q
4 2 Sharon van Rouwendaal  Netherlands 2:08.42 Q
5 3 Meagen Nay  Australia 2:08.53 Q
6 6 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 2:09.33
7 8 Stephanie Proud  Great Britain 2:10.57
8 1 Duane da Rocha  Spain 2:10.74

Final[edit]

The final was held at 18:33.[3]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Missy Franklin  United States 2:05.10 AM
2 5 Belinda Hocking  Australia 2:06.06
3 7 Sharon van Rouwendaal  Netherlands 2:07.78 NR
4 6 Daryna Zevina  Ukraine 2:07.82 NR
5 3 Elizabeth Beisel  United States 2:08.16
6 1 Meagen Nay  Australia 2:08.69
7 8 Elizabeth Simmonds  Great Britain 2:08.76
8 2 Alexianne Castel  France 2:09.07

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