Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 200 metre backstroke
|Women's 200 metre backstroke |
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
|Dates||September 7, 1973|
|Competitors||24 from 17 nations|
|1973 FINA |
The women's 200 metre backstroke competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 7.
Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
|World record||Melissa Belote (USA)||2:19.19||Munich, West Germany||4 September 1972|
The following records were established during the competition:
|7 September||Heat||Wendy Cook||Canada||2:23.123||CR|
|7 September||Heat||Melissa Belote||United States||2:20.576||CR|
|7 September||Final||Melissa Belote||United States||2:20.522||CR|
24 swimmers participated in 4 heats.
The results of the final are below.
|4||Melissa Belote||United States||2:20.522||CR|
|4||2||Christine Herbst||East Germany||2:22.660|
|5||1||Andrea Eife||East Germany||2:23.551|
|8||8||Sylvie Le Noach||France||2:26.053|