Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 200 metre breaststroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme.[1] 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.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Hilde Schrader
 Germany
Mietje Baron
 Netherlands
Charlotte Mühe
 Germany

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:11.2 Germany Charlotte Mühe Berlin (GER) July 15, 1928
Olympic Record 3:27.6 United States 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.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Tuesday August 7, 1928: The fastest three in each heat advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Hilde Schrader (GER) 3:11.6 QQ OR
2  Agnes Geraghty (USA) 3:18.8 QQ
3  Brita Hazelius (SWE) 3:21.6 QQ
4  Cornelia van Gelder (NED)
5  Margery Hinton (GBR)
6  Róża Kajzer (POL)

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Charlotte Mühe (GER) 3:14.2 QQ
2  Mietje Baron (NED) 3:20.2 QQ
3  Margaret Hoffman (USA) 3:21.6 QQ
4  Hedwig Bienenfeld (AUT)
5  Dora Gibbs (GBR)
6  Virginie Rausch (LUX)

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Else Jacobsen (DEN) 3:17.6 QQ
2  Elfriede Zimmermann (GER) 3:18.6 QQ
3  Marianne Gustafsson (SWE) 3:27.0 QQ
4  Dorothy Prior (CAN)
5  Mabel Hamblen (GBR)

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Margaretha van Norden (NED) 3:27.2 QQ
2  Jane Fauntz (USA) 3:29.0 QQ
3  Doris Thompson (AUS) 3:33.6 QQ
4  Alice Stoffel (FRA)

Semifinals[edit]

Wednesday August 8, 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
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)

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
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)

Final[edit]

Thursday August 9, 1928:

Place Swimmer Time
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

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