Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 200 metre individual medley
|Women's 200 metre individual medley
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
|Dates||September 4, 1973|
|Competitors||30 from 22 nations|
|Winning time||2:20.518 WR|
The women's 200 metre individual medley competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 4.
Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
|World record||Kornelia Ender (GDR)||2:23.01||East Berlin, East Germany||13 April 1973|
The following records were established during the competition:
|4 September||Heat||Leslie Cliff||Canada||2:28.842||CR|
|4 September||Heat||Kathy Heddy||United States||2:28.306||CR|
|4 September||Heat||Andrea Hübner||East Germany||2:24.168||CR|
|4 September||Final||Andrea Hübner||East Germany||2:20.518||WR|
30 swimmers participated in 4 heats, qualified swimmers are listed:
The results of the final are below.
|-||Andrea Hübner||East Germany||2:20.518||WR|
|-||Kornelia Ender||East Germany||2:21.218|
|-||Kathy Heddy||United States||2:23.842|
|5||-||Julie Woodcock||United States||2:25.728|