Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre backstroke

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Women's 200 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date 4 August 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors 29 from 19 nations
Winning time 2:12.38 NR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jolanda de Rover  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Amy White  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anca Pătrășcoiu  Romania
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Swimming events at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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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
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The final of the women's 200 metre backstroke event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on August 4, 1984.[1] The fastest eight qualified for the final, the next eight for the B-final.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Cornelia Sirch (GDR) 2:09.91 Guayaquil, Ecuador 8 August 1982
Olympic record  Rica Reinisch (GDR) 2:11.77 Moscow, Soviet Union 27 July 1980

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 4 Jolanda de Rover  Netherlands 2:13.50 Q
2 1 4 Georgina Parkes  Australia 2:14.89 Q
3 4 5 Amy White  United States 2:15.40 Q
4 2 5 Svenja Schlicht  West Germany 2:15.69 Q
5 3 5 Tori Trees  United States 2:16.23 Q
6 3 4 Carmen Bunaciu  Romania 2:16.41 Q
7 4 4 Anca Pătrășcoiu  Romania 2:16.71 Q
8 2 7 Carmel Clark  New Zealand 2:16.78 Q, NR
9 2 6 Catherine White  Great Britain 2:18.02 q
10 1 5 Yolande van der Straeten  Belgium 2:18.49 q
11 3 2 Naomi Sekido  Japan 2:18.52 q
12 4 3 Katherine Read  Great Britain 2:18.92 q
13 2 3 Reema Abdo  Canada 2:19.05 q
14 4 6 Sandra Dahlmann  West Germany 2:19.59 q
15 4 7 Sofia Kraft  Sweden 2:19.73 q
16 3 3 Audrey Moore  Australia 2:20.12 q
17 3 6 Brigitte van der Lans  Netherlands 2:20.63
18 1 3 Sabine Pauwels  Belgium 2:21.36
19 4 2 Melinda Copp  Canada 2:21.39
20 2 2 Teresa Rivera  Mexico 2:22.94
21 4 1 Choi Yun-hui  South Korea 2:23.80
22 3 7 Nozomi Sunouchi  Japan 2:25.05
23 1 6 Manuela Carosi  Italy 2:25.45
24 1 7 Eva Gysling  Switzerland 2:25.69
25 2 1 Lotta Flink  Hong Kong 2:29.00
26 3 1 Yan Hong  China 2:32.33
27 1 1 Christine Jacob  Philippines 2:32.91
29 1 2 Lise Lotte Nylund  Norway DNS
29 4 8 Kathy Wong  Hong Kong DNS

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 7 Sandra Dahlmann  West Germany 2:16.93
10 4 Catherine White  Great Britain 2:17.63
11 6 Katherine Read  Great Britain 2:18.33
12 2 Reema Abdo  Canada 2:18.50
13 5 Yolande van der Straeten  Belgium 2:18.63
14 3 Naomi Sekido  Japan 2:18.87
15 1 Sofia Kraft  Sweden 2:19.37
16 8 Audrey Moore  Australia 2:21.36

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Jolanda de Rover  Netherlands 2:12.38 NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 Amy White  United States 2:13.04
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1 Anca Pătrășcoiu  Romania 2:13.29
4 5 Georgina Parkes  Australia 2:14.37
5 2 Tori Trees  United States 2:15.73
6 6 Svenja Schlicht  West Germany 2:15.93
7 7 Carmen Bunaciu  Romania 2:16.15
8 8 Carmel Clark  New Zealand 2:17.89

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