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

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Swimming events at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
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 1972 Olympic Games took place September 4.[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.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Melissa Belote
 United States
Silver Susie Atwood
 United States
Bronze Donna Gurr
 Canada

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Annegret Kober  West Germany 2:24.88
2 Wendy Cook-Hogg  Canada 2:25.71
3 Suzuko Matsumura  Japan 2:26.95
4 María Teresa Ramírez  Mexico 2:27.47
5 Annemarie Groen  Netherlands 2:29.17
6 Diana Ashton  Great Britain 2:29.95

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Susie Atwood  United States 2:22.13
2 Deborah Palmer  Australia 2:24.25
3 Susanne Hilger  East Germany 2:27.88
4 Susan Hunter  New Zealand 2:28.28
5 Kikuyo Ishii  Japan 2:29.66
6 Zdenka Gašparač  Yugoslavia 2:33.57
7 Christine Fulcher  Ireland 2:33.73
8 Pat Chan  Singapore 2:41.27

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Leslie Cliff  Canada 2:25.08
2 Karin Bormann  West Germany 2:25.59
3 Lynn Skrifvars  United States 2:26.40
4 Debra Cain  Australia 2:27.14
5 Josien Elzerman  Netherlands 2:28.18
6 Kazu Fujimura  Japan 2:30.37
7 Felicia Ospitaletche  Uruguay 2:37.88

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Enith Brigitha  Netherlands 2:23.70
2 Donna-Marie Gurr  Canada 2:25.33
3 Sylvie Le Noach  France 2:27.18
4 Tina Lek'veishvili  Soviet Union 2:28.22
5 Susanne Niesner  Switzerland 2:28.62
6 Pamela Bairstow  Great Britain 2:29.28
7 María Cecilia Vargas  Mexico 2:37.54
8 Ong Mei Lin  Malaysia 2:46.40

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Melissa Belote  United States 2:20.58
2 Christine Herbst  East Germany 2:25.09
3 Sue Lewis  Australia 2:25.34
4 Andrea Gyarmati  Hungary 2:25.81
5 Nataliya Yershova  Soviet Union 2:29.46
6 Angelika Kraus  West Germany 2:31.16
7 Patricia López  Argentina 2:33.41
8 Diana Sutherland  Great Britain 2:37.61

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Melissa Belote  United States 2:19.19 WR
2 Susie Atwood  United States 2:20.38
3 Donna Gurr  Canada 2:23.22
4 Annegret Kober  West Germany 2:23.35
5 Christine Herbst  East Germany 2:23.44
6 Enith Brigitha  Netherlands 2:23.70
7 Deborah Palmer  Australia 2:24.65
8 Leslie Cliff  Canada 2:25.80

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 November 2016.