Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 200 metre butterfly
|Women's 200 metre butterfly
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
|Dates||September 8, 1973|
|Competitors||27 from 18 nations|
|Winning time||2:13.766 WR|
The women's 200 metre butterfly competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 8.
Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
|World record||Karen Moe (USA)||2:15.57||Munich, West Germany||4 September 1972|
The following records were established during the competition:
|8 September||Heat||Nina MacInnis||United States||2:23.870||CR|
|8 September||Heat||Sandra Yost||Australia||2:21.825||CR|
|8 September||Heat||Roswitha Beier||East Germany||2:18.876||CR|
|8 September||Heat||Rosemarie Kother||East Germany||2:15.455||WR|
|8 September||Final||Rosemarie Kother||East Germany||2:13.766||WR|
27 swimmers participated in 4 heats.
The results of the final are below.
|4||Rosemarie Kother||East Germany||2:13.766||WR|
|5||Roswitha Beier||East Germany||2:16.777|
|3||Lynn Colella||United States||2:19.535|
|6||7||Nina MacInnis||United States||2:22.570|
|7||1||Uta Schütz||West Germany||2:23.508|