Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Venue Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex
Date 23 July (heats and final)
Competitors 25 from 18 nations
Winning time 2:29.54 (OR)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lina Kačiušytė  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Svetlana Varganova  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yuliya Bogdanova  Soviet Union
← 1976
1984 →

The women's 200 metre breaststroke event, included in the swimming competition at the 1980 Summer Olympics, took place on July 23, at the Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow, Soviet Union. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke. It was the thirteenth appearance of the event, which first appeared at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of 25 competitors from 18 nations participated in the event.[1]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Lina Kačiušytė (URS) 2:28.36 s Potsdam, East Germany 6 April 1979
Olympic record  Marina Kosheveya (URS) 2:33.35 s Montreal, Canada 21 July 1976

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
23 July Heat 3 Svetlana Varganova  Soviet Union 2:29.77 OR
23 July Final Lina Kačiušytė  Soviet Union 2:29.54 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Varganova, SvetlanaSvetlana Varganova  Soviet Union 2:29.77 Q, OR[1]
2 3 Fleissnerová, IrenaIrena Fleissnerová  Czechoslovakia 2:32.79 Q, NR[4]
3 4 Kačiušytė, LinaLina Kačiušytė  Soviet Union 2:33.04 Q
4 2 Bogdanova, YuliyaYuliya Bogdanova  Soviet Union 2:33.45 Q
5 4 Nielsson, SusanneSusanne Nielsson  Denmark 2:34.42 Q
6 2 Rinka, SilviaSilvia Rinka  East Germany 2:34.88 Q
7 1 Löbel, BettinaBettina Löbel  East Germany 2:35.31 Q
8 1 Geweniger, UteUte Geweniger  East Germany 2:35.42 Q
9 3 Håkansson, Eva-MarieEva-Marie Håkansson  Sweden 2:35.64 NR[4]
10 4 Roos, Ann-SofiAnn-Sofi Roos  Sweden 2:35.99
11 2 Rudd, DebbieDebbie Rudd  Great Britain 2:36.32
12 1 Kelly, MargaretMargaret Kelly  Great Britain 2:37.67
13 4 Dangalakova, TanyaTanya Dangalakova  Bulgaria 2:39.11
14 4 Curry, LisaLisa Curry  Australia 2:39.42
15 4 Prass, BrigitteBrigitte Prass  Romania 2:39.90 NR[4]
16 3 Bihan, OdileOdile Bihan  France 2:40.55
17 4 Seminatore, SabrinaSabrina Seminatore  Italy 2:41.77
18 2 Holtz, ElkeElke Holtz  Mexico 2:42.59 NR[4]
19 1 Bosmans, BrigitteBrigitte Bosmans  Belgium 2:42.87
20 3 Bohan, CatherineCatherine Bohan  Ireland 2:43.30
21 1 de Susini, AnnickAnnick de Susini  France 2:44.03
22 2 Kindl, GabriellaGabriella Kindl  Hungary 2:44.08
23 3 Tasker, LynneLynne Tasker  Zimbabwe 2:48.86 NR[4]
24 2 HoàngHoàng Thị Hoà  Vietnam 2:55.94
25 1 Rajoharison, NicoleNicole Rajoharison  Madagascar 3:12.40

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Kačiušytė, LinaLina Kačiušytė  Soviet Union 2:29.54 OR[1]
2nd, silver medalist(s) Varganova, SvetlanaSvetlana Varganova  Soviet Union 2:29.61
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bogdanova, YuliyaYuliya Bogdanova  Soviet Union 2:32.39
4 Nielsson, SusanneSusanne Nielsson  Denmark 2:32.75 NR[4]
5 Fleissnerová, IrenaIrena Fleissnerová  Czechoslovakia 2:33.23
6 Geweniger, UteUte Geweniger  East Germany 2:34.34
7 Löbel, BettinaBettina Löbel  East Germany 2:34.51
8 Rinka, SilviaSilvia Rinka  East Germany 2:35.38

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fizkultura i Sport, p. 483
  2. ^ "World Record Progression; 200 m Breaststroke Long Course Women". Swimming Statistics. www.scmsom.se. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Mallon, Bill (1988). "Olympic Records by Sport - Swimming". The Olympic Record Book. Garland Publishing. p. 240. ISBN 0824029488. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Schoenfeld, ed., p. 73