Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre freestyle
|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|
|Swimming at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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. The fastest eight qualified for the final, the next eight for the B-final.
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|
Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).
|10||3||Iris Zscherpe||West Germany||2:03.42|
|15||1||Annabelle Cripps||Great Britain||2:04.90|
|4||Mary Wayte||United States||1:59.23|
|5||Cynthia Woodhead||United States||1:59.50|
|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|
- "Swimming at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
- "Los Angeles 1984: Swimming – Women's 200m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Los Angeles 1984. LA84 Foundation. pp. 492–493. Retrieved 13 March 2017.