Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
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
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 200 metre backstroke event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place October 25.[1] This swimming event used backstroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool. This was the first appearance for this event in the Olympics for the women swimmers.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Lillian Watson
 United States
Silver Elaine Tanner
 Canada
Bronze Kaye Hall
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Kaye Hall  United States 2:31.1
2 Coby Sikkens  Netherlands 2:36.9
3 Jeanne Warren  Canada 2:37.9
4 Anne Walton  Canada 2:39.4
5 Jacqueline Brown  Great Britain 2:40.0
6 Tina Lek'veishvili  Soviet Union 2:40.5
7 Francine Dauven  Belgium 2:43.5

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 María Corominas  Spain 2:34.5
2 Tatyana Savelyeva  Soviet Union 2:35.5
3 Ulla Patrikka  Finland 2:38.1
4 Kiki Caron  France 2:40.5

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Lynne Watson  Australia 2:33.5
2 Susie Atwood  United States 2:35.2
3 Bep Weeteling  Netherlands 2:35.4
4 Anca Andreiu  Romania 2:38.8
5 María Procopio  Argentina 2:49.2

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Elaine Tanner  Canada 2:30.9
2 Wendy Burrell  Great Britain 2:33.2
3 Doris Kohardt  East Germany 2:34.7
4 Angelika Kraus  West Germany 2:36.7
5 Glenda Stirling  New Zealand 2:40.3
6 Carmen Ferracuti  El Salvador 2:52.6

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Pokey Watson  United States 2:29.2
2 Zdenka Gašparač  Yugoslavia 2:33.7
3 Bénédicte Duprez  France 2:34.5
4 Sylvie Canet  France 2:36.1
5 Yvette Hafner  Austria 2:37.7
6 Patricia Sentous  Argentina 2:41.5
7 Felicia Ospitaletche  Uruguay 2:51.4
8 Rosa Hasbún  El Salvador 2:56.2

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lillian Watson  United States 2:24.8 OR
2 Elaine Tanner  Canada 2:27.4
3 Kaye Hall  United States 2:28.9
4 Lynne Watson  Australia 2:29.5
5 Wendy Burrell  Great Britain 2:32.3
6 Zdenka Gašparač  Yugoslavia 2:33.5
7 María Corominas  Spain 2:33.9
8 Bénédicte Duprez  France 2:36.6

Key: OR = Olympic record

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