Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 200 metre freestyle
|Women's 200 metre freestyle
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
|Dates||September 5, 1973|
|Competitors||34 from 23 nations|
The women's 200 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 5.
Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
|World record||Shane Gould (AUS)||2:03.56||Munich, West Germany||1 September 1972|
The following records were established during the competition:
|5 September||Heat||Lesley Allardice||United Kingdom||2:12.946||CR|
|5 September||Heat||Irwi Johansson||Sweden||2:09.260||CR|
|5 September||Heat||Andrea Eife||West Germany||2:08.099||CR|
|5 September||Heat||Keena Rothhammer||United States||2:07.531||CR|
|5 September||Final||Keena Rothhammer||United States||2:04.999||CR|
34 swimmers participated in 5 heats, qualified swimmers are listed:
The results of the final are below.
|-||Keena Rothhammer||United States||2:04.999||CR|
|-||Shirley Babashoff||United States||2:05.332|
|-||Andrea Eife||West Germany||2:05.525|
|6||-||Elke Sehmisch||West Germany||2:09.331|
|8||-||Jutta Weber||West Germany||2:10.587|