Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke
|Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
|Competitors||15 from 8 nations|
|Swimming at the
1924 Summer Olympics
The women's 200 metre breaststroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of the event, as women only swam freestyle events before this Games. The competition was held on Wednesday July 16, 1924 and on Friday July 18, 1924.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||3:20.4||Irene Gilbert||Rotherham (GBR)||June 18, 1923|
In the first heat Agnes Geraghty set the first Olympic record with 3:27.6 minutes. This record was not bettered during this competition.
Wednesday July 16, 1924: The fastest two in each semi-final and the fastest third-placed from across the semi-finals advanced.
Mietje Baron was disqualified, because she touched the wall with only one hand.
|1||Agnes Geraghty (USA)||3:27.6||QF OR|
|2||Irene Gilbert (GBR)||3:32.8||QF|
|3||Wivan Pettersson (SWE)||3:37.0||qf|
|4||Odette Monard (FRA)||3:48.4|
|—||Mietje Baron (NED)||(3:22.6)||DSQ|
|1||Lucy Morton (GBR)||3:29.4||QF|
|2||Laure Koster (LUX)||3:35.0||QF|
|3||Eleanor Coleman (USA)||3:39.2|
|4||Ella Molnár (HUN)||3:39.8|
|5||Alice Stoffel (FRA)||3:48.0|
|1||Gladys Carson (GBR)||3:30.0||QF|
|2||Hjördis Töpel (SWE)||3:39.0||QF|
|3||Matilda Scheurich (USA)||3:41.2|
|4||Běla Drážková (TCH)||3:43.0|
|5||Sophie Kieffert-Porte (FRA)||3:43.6|
Friday July 18, 1924:
|1||Lucy Morton (GBR)||3:33.2|
|2||Agnes Geraghty (USA)||3:34.0|
|3||Gladys Carson (GBR)||3:35.4|
|4||Wivan Pettersson (SWE)||3:37.6|
|5||Irene Gilbert (GBR)||3:38.0|
|6||Laury Koster (LUX)||3:39.2|
|7||Hjördis Töpel (SWE)||3:47.6|
- "Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 September 2016.