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

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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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 freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 21 and 22.[1] This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Debbie Meyer
 United States
Silver Jan Henne
 United States
Bronze Jane Barkman
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Debbie Meyer  United States 2:13.1
2 Oľga Kozičová  Czechoslovakia 2:16.1
3 Susan Williams  Great Britain 2:20.4
4 Heidi Reineck  West Germany 2:21.4
5 Danièle Dorléans  France 2:21.7
6 Kirsten Strange-Campbell  Denmark 2:30.5

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Lyn Bell  Australia 2:15.7
2 Claude Mandonnaud  France 2:15.8
3 Jenny Steinbeck  Australia 2:18.8
4 Helen Elliott  Philippines 2:25.4
5 Novella Calligaris  Italy 2:26.3
6 Marcia Arriaga  Mexico 2:27.0
7 Shen Bao-ni  Chinese Taipei 2:34.0
8 Lorna Blake  Puerto Rico 2:43.8

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jan Henne  United States 2:13.8
2 Marion Lay  Canada 2:16.7
3 María Teresa Ramírez  Mexico 2:17.5
4 Alexandra Jackson  Great Britain 2:19.2
5 Kristina Moir  Puerto Rico 2:23.1
6 Donatella Ferracuti  El Salvador 2:28.2
7 Hrafnhildur Guðmundsdóttir  Iceland 2:28.5

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Gabriele Wetzko  East Germany 2:14.7
2 Angela Coughlan  Canada 2:20.9
3 Maria Strumolo  Italy 2:23.3
4 Aloisia Bauer  West Germany 2:24.5
5 Emilia Figueroa  Uruguay 2:27.4

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jane Barkman  United States 2:13.6
2 Marie-José Kersaudy  France 2:18.0
3 Elisabeth Berglund  Sweden 2:19.7
4 Tamara Sosnova  Soviet Union 2:23.5
5 Patricia Olano  Colombia 2:25.1
6 Silvana Asturias  Guatemala 2:30.7
7 Lylian Castillo  Uruguay 2:34.1

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Mirjana Šegrt  Yugoslavia 2:15.7
2 Oei Liana  Chinese Taipei 2:16.3
3 Julie McDonald  Australia 2:19.9
4 Consuelo Changanaqui  Peru 2:20.7
5 Rosario de Vivanco  Peru 2:22.2
6 Sally Davison  Great Britain 2:26.1

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Debbie Meyer  United States 2:10.5 OR
2 Jan Henne  United States 2:11.0
3 Jane Barkman  United States 2:11.2
4 Gabriele Wetzko  East Germany 2:12.3
5 Mirjana Šegrt  Yugoslavia 2:13.3
6 Claude Mandonnaud  France 2:14.9
7 Lyn Bell  Australia 2:15.1
8 Olga Kozičová  Czechoslovakia 2:16.0

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 November 2016.