Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympia Schwimmhalle
Date 29 August (heats and final)
Competitors 40 from 23 nations
Winning time 2:41.71 (OR)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Beverley Whitfield  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dana Schoenfield  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Galina Prozumenshchikova  Soviet Union
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The women's 200 metre breaststroke event, included in the swimming competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics, took place on August 29, at the Olympia Schwimmhalle. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke. It was the eleventh appearance of the event, which first appeared at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of 40 competitors from 23 nations participated in the event, another 2 entries from 2 other countries did not compete.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were:

World record  Catie Ball (USA) 2:38.5 s Los Angeles, California 26 August 1968
Olympic record  Sharon Wichman (USA) 2:44.4 s Mexico City, Mexico 23 October 1968

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
29 August Heat 3 Ágnes Kaczander  Hungary 2:43.13 OR
29 August Final Beverley Whitfield  Australia 2:41.71 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Ágnes Kaczander  Hungary 2:43.13 Q, OR[2]
2 3 Éva Kiss  Hungary 2:43.68 Q
3 6 Lyudmila Porubayko  Soviet Union 2:43.68 Q
4 4 Dana Schoenfield  United States 2:43.97 Q
5 5 Galina Prozumenshchikova  Soviet Union 2:44.20 Q
6 5 Beverley Whitfield  Australia 2:44.47 Q
7 6 Claudia Clevenger  United States 2:44.74 Q
8 6 Petra Nows  West Germany 2:45.20 Q
9 4 Hannelore Anke  East Germany 2:45.92
10 2 Britt-Marie Smedh  Sweden 2:46.05
11 1 Vreni Eberle  West Germany 2:46.17
12 6 Chieno Shibata  Japan 2:46.87
13 2 Barbara Mitchell  United States 2:47.05
14 2 Pat Beavan  Great Britain 2:47.42
15 6 Erika Rüegg  Switzerland 2:47.63
16 5 Jane Wright  Canada 2:47.85
17 3 Alie te Riet  Netherlands 2:48.49
18 4 Judith Hudson  Australia 2:49.09
19 4 Marian Stuart  Canada 2:49.11
20 5 Christine Jarvis  Great Britain 2:49.24
21 1 Sylvia Langer  East Germany 2:49.68
22 5 Jeanette Pettersson  Sweden 2:50.36
23 2 Ulrike Klees  West Germany 2:50.48
24 1 Tetiana Prudnikova  Soviet Union 2:50.79
25 5 Nieves Panadell  Spain 2:51.50
26 3 Amanda Radnage  Great Britain 2:51.85
27 4 Béatrice Mottoulle  Belgium 2:52.18
28 2 Brigitte Schuchardt  East Germany 2:53.03
29 2 Ann O'Connor  Ireland 2:53.04
30 1 Patrizia Miserini  Italy 2:53.14
31 3 Mairi Ioannidou  Greece 2:53.53
32 3 Shlomit Nir  Israel 2:53.60
33 6 Zuzana Marková  Czechoslovakia 2:53.88
34 6 Ana Elena de la Portilla  Mexico 2:54.10
35 4 Yoko Yamamoto  Japan 2:54.28
36 2 Rose-Marie Pepe  Canada 2:54.75
37 3 Leonor Urueta  Mexico 2:55.21
38 4 Winnie Nielsen  Denmark 2:59.31
39 1 Lee Yue-hwan  Republic of China 3:04.74
40 1 Cristina Teixeira  Brazil 2:57.03 DSQ[2]
41 5 Ani Jane Mugrditchian  Lebanon DNS[2]
42 1 Halina Zawadzka  Poland DNS[2]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Beverley Whitfield  Australia 2:41.71 OR[2]
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dana Schoenfield  United States 2:42.05
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Galina Prozumenshchikova  Soviet Union 2:42.36
4 Claudia Clevenger  United States 2:42.88
5 Petra Nows  West Germany 2:43.38
6 Ágnes Kaczander  Hungary 2:43.41
7 Lyudmila Porubayko  Soviet Union 2:44.48
8 Éva Kiss  Hungary 2:45.12

Sources[edit]

  • "The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972" (PDF). Volume 3: The Competitions. Volume Two, Part 2. Munich Organizing Committee. 1972. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  • Albert Schoenfeld, ed. (October 1972). "Results from the 1972 Olympic Games (Munich)" (PDF). Swimming World & Junior Swimmer. Albert Schoenfeld. p. 68. ISSN 0039-7431. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  • "Swimming at the 1972 München Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2 July 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MOC, p. 329
  2. ^ a b c d e MOC, p. 344