Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Pool
Date 21 July (heats and final)
Competitors 39 from 22 nations
Winning time 2:33.35 (WR)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Marina Kosheveya  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marina Yurchenya  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lyubov Rusanova  Soviet Union
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Swimming events at the
1976 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
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 200 metre breaststroke event, included in the swimming competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics, took place on July 21, at the Olympic Pool in Montreal, Canada.[1] In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke. It was the twelfth appearance of the event, which first appeared at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of 39 competitors from 22 nations participated in the event.[2]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were:

World record  Karla Linke (GDR) 2:34.99 s Vienna, Austria 19 August 1974
Olympic record  Beverley Whitfield (AUS) 2:41.71 s Munich, West Germany 29 August 1972

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
21 July Heat 1 Marina Kosheveya  Soviet Union 2:35.14 OR
21 July Final Marina Kosheveya  Soviet Union 2:33.35 OR WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Kosheveya, MarinaMarina Kosheveya  Soviet Union 2:35.14 Q, OR[4]
2 5 Linke, KarlaKarla Linke  East Germany 2:37.13 Q
3 4 Anke, HanneloreHannelore Anke  East Germany 2:37.13 Q
4 4 Rusanova, LyubovLyubov Rusanova  Soviet Union 2:37.45 Q
5 2 Yurchenya, MarinaMarina Yurchenya  Soviet Union 2:37.92 Q
6 1 Rudd, DebbieDebbie Rudd  Great Britain 2:38.26 Q
7 3 Kelly, MargaretMargaret Kelly  Great Britain 2:39.01 Q
8 5 Nitschke, CarolaCarola Nitschke  East Germany 2:39.06 Q
9 3 Baker, JoannJoann Baker  Canada 2:39.27
10 5 Mazereeuw, WijdaWijda Mazereeuw  Netherlands 2:39.59
11 3 Borsholt, LisaLisa Borsholt  Canada 2:39.94
12 2 Nielsson, SusanneSusanne Nielsson  Denmark 2:41.09
13 2 Roos, Ann-SofiAnn-Sofi Roos  Sweden 2:41.38
14 2 Jarvis, ChristineChristine Jarvis  Great Britain 2:41.61
15 2 Siering, LauraLaura Siering  United States 2:41.66
16 1 Morey, MarciaMarcia Morey  United States 2:41.85
17 4 Rehak, DagmarDagmar Rehak  West Germany 2:41.98
18 4 Skolarczyk, AnnaAnna Skolarczyk  Poland 2:42.05
19 2 Askamp, GabrieleGabriele Askamp  West Germany 2:42.58
20 4 Hudson, JudithJudith Hudson  Australia 2:43.88
21 2 Inaba, KazuyoKazuyo Inaba  Japan 2:44.08
22 5 Haruoka, ToshikoToshiko Haruoka  Japan 2:44.11
23 3 MacKay, MelanieMelanie MacKay  Canada 2:45.08
24 4 Fredriksson, AnetteAnette Fredriksson  Sweden 2:45.31
25 5 Hape, JanisJanis Hape  United States 2:45.57
26 3 de Susini, AnnickAnnick de Susini  France 2:45.63
27 3 Deleurand, KarinKarin Deleurand  Denmark 2:45.96
28 3 Mori, ChiharuChiharu Mori  Japan 2:46.04
29 4 Crabbe, ColetteColette Crabbe  Belgium 2:47.16
30 5 Brisy, VéroniqueVéronique Brisy  Belgium 2:47.55
31 1 Teixeira, CristinaCristina Teixeira  Brazil 2:47.69
32 1 Smith, AllisonAllison Smith  Australia 2:50.11
33 1 Camuñas, BeatrizBeatriz Camuñas  Mexico 2:50.78
34 4 López, AngelaAngela López  Puerto Rico 2:52.71
35 5 Deano, NancyNancy Deano  Philippines 2:53.08
36 3 Ospitaletche, ElenaElena Ospitaletche  Uruguay 2:53.60
37 1 Pérez, DacylDacyl Pérez  Venezuela 2:56.76
38 2 Spohn, PatriciaPatricia Spohn  Argentina 2:59.51
39 1 Kiss, ÉvaÉva Kiss  Hungary DNS[2]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Kosheveya, MarinaMarina Kosheveya  Soviet Union 2:33.35 WR[2][4]
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yurchenya, MarinaMarina Yurchenya  Soviet Union 2:36.08
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rusanova, LyubovLyubov Rusanova  Soviet Union 2:36.22
4 Anke, HanneloreHannelore Anke  East Germany 2:36.49
5 Linke, KarlaKarla Linke  East Germany 2:36.97
6 Nitschke, CarolaCarola Nitschke  East Germany 2:38.27
7 Kelly, MargaretMargaret Kelly  Great Britain 2:38.37
8 Rudd, DebbieDebbie Rudd  Great Britain 2:39.01

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c COJO 76, p. 473
  3. ^ "World, American and U.S. Open Records" (PDF). USA Swimming. 7 May 2012. p. 15. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Mallon, Bill (1988). "Olympic Records by Sport - Swimming". The Olympic Record Book. Garland Publishing. p. 240. ISBN 0824029488.