Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke
|Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
The women's 200 metre breaststroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event, which was established in 1924. The competition was held from Tuesday August 7, 1928, to Thursday August 9, 1928.
Twenty-one swimmers from twelve nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||3:11.2||Charlotte Mühe||Berlin (GER)||July 15, 1928|
|Olympic Record||3:27.6||Agnes Geraghty||Paris (FRA)||July 16, 1924|
In the first heat Hilde Schrader set a new Olympic record with 3:11.6 minutes. In the second semi-final she equalized the standing world record with 3:11.2 minutes.
Tuesday August 7, 1928: The fastest three in each heat advanced.
|1||Hilde Schrader (GER)||3:11.6||QQ OR|
|2||Agnes Geraghty (USA)||3:18.8|
|3||Brita Hazelius (SWE)||3:21.6|
|4||Cornelia van Gelder (NED)|
|5||Margery Hinton (GBR)|
|6||Róża Kajzer (POL)|
|1||Charlotte Mühe (GER)||3:14.2|
|2||Mietje Baron (NED)||3:20.2|
|3||Margaret Hoffman (USA)||3:21.6|
|4||Hedwig Bienenfeld (AUT)|
|5||Dora Gibbs (GBR)|
|6||Virginie Rausch (LUX)|
|1||Else Jacobsen (DEN)||3:17.6|
|2||Elfriede Zimmermann (GER)||3:18.6|
|3||Marianne Gustafsson (SWE)||3:27.0|
|4||Dorothy Prior (CAN)|
|5||Mabel Hamblen (GBR)|
|1||Margaretha van Norden (NED)||3:27.2|
|2||Jane Fauntz (USA)||3:29.0|
|3||Doris Thompson (AUS)||3:33.6|
|4||Alice Stoffel (FRA)|
Wednesday August 8, 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced.
|1||Mietje Baron (NED)||3:15.4||QF|
|2||Charlotte Mühe (GER)||3:16.8||QF|
|Else Jacobsen (DEN)||3:16.8||QF|
|4||Agnes Geraghty (USA)|
|5||Elfriede Zimmermann (GER)|
|6||Marianne Gustafsson (SWE)|
|1||Hilde Schrader (GER)||3:11.2||QF =WR|
|2||Brita Hazelius (SWE)||3:21.4||QF|
|3||Margaret Hoffman (USA)||3:22.4||QF|
|4||Margaretha van Norden (NED)|
|5||Doris Thompson (AUS)|
|6||Jane Fauntz (USA)|
Thursday August 9, 1928:
|1||Hilde Schrader (GER)||3:12.6|
|2||Mietje Baron (NED)||3:15.2|
|3||Charlotte Mühe (GER)||3:17.6|
|4||Else Jacobsen (DEN)||3:19.0|
|5||Margaret Hoffman (USA)||3:19.2|
|6||Brita Hazelius (SWE)||3:23.0|
- "Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 September 2016.