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

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Women's 200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date 30 July 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors 38 from 26 nations
Winning time 1:59.23
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Mary Wayte  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Cynthia Woodhead  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Annemarie Verstappen  Netherlands
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The final of the women's 200 metre freestyle event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on July 30, 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  Kristin Otto (GDR) 1:57.75 Magdeburg, East Germany 23 May 1984
Olympic record  Barbara Krause (GDR) 1:58.33 Moscow, Soviet Union 24 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 3 4 Mary Wayte  United States 2:00.69 Q
2 4 4 Cynthia Woodhead  United States 2:00.85 Q
3 5 4 June Croft  Great Britain 2:01.05 Q
4 3 5 Michelle Pearson  Australia 2:01.49 Q
5 2 4 Conny van Bentum  Netherlands 2:01.52 Q
6 1 4 Annemarie Verstappen  Netherlands 2:01.61 Q
7 5 5 Ina Beyermann  West Germany 2:02.42 Q
8 3 3 Anna McVann  Australia 2:03.14 Q
9 5 3 Julie Daigneault  Canada 2:03.40 q
10 4 6 Chikako Nakamori  Japan 2:03.94 q
11 3 6 Iris Zscherpe  West Germany 2:03.95 q
12 2 3 Silvia Persi  Italy 2:03.98 q
13 4 3 Jane Kerr  Canada 2:04.02 q
14 4 5 Kaori Yanase  Japan 2:04.38 q
15 2 5 Annabelle Cripps  Great Britain 2:04.44 q
16 1 5 Ann Linder  Sweden 2:04.60 q
17 2 6 Carla Lasi  Italy 2:05.86
18 2 7 Lisa Ann Wen  Chinese Taipei 2:06.01
19 1 3 Laurence Bensimon  France 2:06.61
20 2 2 Carol Ann Heavey  Ireland 2:07.75
21 5 2 Patricia Kohlmann  Mexico 2:08.15
22 5 7 Sandra Crousse  Peru 2:09.42
23 1 6 Sofia Dara  Greece 2:09.52
24 4 2 Irma Huerta  Mexico 2:09.79
25 4 1 Christine Jacob  Philippines 2:12.17
26 3 7 Hadar Rubinstein  Israel 2:12.32
27 3 2 Virginia Sachero  Argentina 2:13.41
28 5 1 Chang Hui-chien  Chinese Taipei 2:13.67
29 1 7 Kim Jin-suk  South Korea 2:13.76
30 1 2 Fenella Ng  Hong Kong 2:13.94
31 2 1 Karen Slowing-Aceituno  Guatemala 2:14.39
32 4 8 Blanca Morales  Guatemala 2:14.79
33 3 1 Sherwite Hafez  Egypt 2:16.11
34 1 1 Daniela Galassi  San Marino 2:19.22
35 5 8 Sharon Pickering  Fiji 2:19.61
36 3 8 María Lardizábal  Honduras 2:28.65
38 4 7 Faten Ghattas  Tunisia DNS
38 5 6 Maria Kardum  Sweden DNS

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 6 Silvia Persi  Italy 2:03.17 NR
10 3 Iris Zscherpe  West Germany 2:03.42
11 4 Julie Daigneault  Canada 2:03.67
12 8 Ann Linder  Sweden 2:03.85
13 5 Chikako Nakamori  Japan 2:04.11
14 2 Jane Kerr  Canada 2:04.19
15 1 Annabelle Cripps  Great Britain 2:04.90
16 7 Kaori Yanase  Japan 2:05.24

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Mary Wayte  United States 1:59.23
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Cynthia Woodhead  United States 1:59.50
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 Annemarie Verstappen  Netherlands 1:59.69
4 6 Michelle Pearson  Australia 1:59.79 OC
5 2 Conny van Bentum  Netherlands 2:00.59
6 3 June Croft  Great Britain 2:00.64
7 1 Ina Beyermann  West Germany 2:01.89
8 8 Anna McVann  Australia 2:02.87

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