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

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Women's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date 3 August 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors 30 from 22 nations
Winning time 2:12.64 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tracy Caulkins  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Nancy Hogshead  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Michelle Pearson  Australia
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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 individual medley event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on August 3, 1984.[1] The first 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  Ute Geweniger (GDR) 2:11.73 Magdeburg, East Germany 4 July 1981
Olympic record  Shane Gould (AUS) 2:23.07 Munich, West Germany 28 August 1972

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nation Time Record
3 August Heat 4 Tracy Caulkins  United States 2:14.47 OR
3 August Final A Tracy Caulkins  United States 2:12.64 OR

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 4 4 Tracy Caulkins  United States 2:14.47 Q, OR
2 3 4 Nancy Hogshead  United States 2:16.29 Q
3 3 5 Michelle Pearson  Australia 2:17.46 Q, OC
4 1 5 Christiane Pielke  West Germany 2:19.17 Q, NR
5 4 3 Kathrine Bomstad  Norway 2:19.88 Q, NR
6 4 5 Petra Zindler  West Germany 2:20.05 Q
7 3 3 Manuela Dalla Valle  Italy 2:20.50 Q
8 2 4 Lisa Curry-Kenny  Australia 2:20.57 Q
9 1 4 Michelle MacPherson  Canada 2:20.68 q
10 2 5 Alison Dozzo  Canada 2:20.85 q
11 3 6 Maarit Vähäsaari-Sihvonen  Finland 2:21.05 q
12 2 6 Anette Philipsson  Sweden 2:21.70 q
13 4 8 Sabine Pauwels  Belgium 2:22.86 q, WD
14 4 6 Maria Kardum  Sweden 2:22.87 q, WD
15 4 7 Hideka Koshimizu  Japan 2:23.38 q
16 2 3 Zara Long  Great Britain 2:23.89 q
17 1 3 Laurence Bensimon  France 2:24.34 q
18 1 6 Gaynor Stanley  Great Britain 2:24.94 q
19 1 2 Gail Jonson  New Zealand 2:25.00
20 2 2 Brigitte Wanderer  Austria 2:26.85
21 2 7 Yan Hong  China 2:27.95
22 3 1 Helen Chow  Malaysia 2:29.25
23 1 7 Faten Ghattas  Tunisia 2:29.77
24 3 7 Karin Brandes  Peru 2:29.87
25 2 1 Lotta Flink  Hong Kong 2:31.70
26 1 1 Sharon Pickering  Fiji 2:34.77
27 4 1 Blanca Morales  Guatemala 2:38.16
30 3 2 Silvia Persi  Italy DNS
30 3 8 Rosa María Silva  Uruguay DNS
30 4 2 Beda Leirvaag  Norway DNS

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 3 Maarit Vähäsaari-Sihvonen  Finland 2:19.27 NR
10 4 Michelle MacPherson  Canada 2:19.34
11 5 Alison Dozzo  Canada 2:19.70
12 6 Anette Philipsson  Sweden 2:21.54
13 8 Gaynor Stanley  Great Britain 2:21.71
14 7 Zara Long  Great Britain 2:22.25
15 2 Hideka Koshimizu  Japan 2:22.81
16 1 Laurence Bensimon  France 2:27.13

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Tracy Caulkins  United States 2:12.64 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Nancy Hogshead  United States 2:15.17
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Michelle Pearson  Australia 2:15.92 OC
4 8 Lisa Curry-Kenny  Australia 2:16.75
5 6 Christiane Pielke  West Germany 2:17.82 NR
6 1 Manuela Dalla Valle  Italy 2:19.69
7 7 Petra Zindler  West Germany 2:19.86
8 8 Kathrine Bomstad  Norway 2:20.48

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