Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre butterfly

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Women's 200 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueJamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date25 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors28 from 21 nations
Winning time2:09.51
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kathleen Nord  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Birte Weigang  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mary T. Meagher  United States
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The women's 200 metre butterfly event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place on 25 September at the Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Mary T. Meagher (USA) 2:05.96 Brown Deer, United States 13 August 1981
Olympic record  Mary T. Meagher (USA) 2:06.90 Los Angeles, United States 4 August 1984

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 Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Kathleen Nord  East Germany 2:11.81 Q
2 3 Birte Weigang  East Germany 2:11.97 Q
3 4 Mary T. Meagher  United States 2:12.35 Q
4 4 Conny van Bentum  Netherlands 2:12.41 Q
5 4 Stela Pura  Romania 2:12.53 Q
6 2 Kiyomi Takahashi  Japan 2:12.68 Q
7 3 Trina Radke  United States 2:12.93 Q
8 3 Wang Xiaohong  China 2:13.05 Q
9 4 Gabi Reha  West Germany 2:13.09 q
10 2 Mojca Cater  Canada 2:13.21 q
11 3 Ina Beyermann  West Germany 2:13.56 q
12 4 Svitlana Kopchykova  Soviet Union 2:15.26 q
13 4 Takayo Kitano  Japan 2:15.41 q
14 2 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 2:15.78 q
15 3 Helen Bewley  Great Britain 2:17.10 q
16 4 Lynne Wilson  Great Britain 2:17.28 q
17 4 Donna Procter  Australia 2:18.17
18 2 Sandra Neves  Portugal 2:18.29
19 3 Neviana Miteva  Bulgaria 2:18.44
20 3 Kim Soo-jin  South Korea 2:19.00
21 1 Blanca Morales  Guatemala 2:19.28
22 2 Mo Wanlan  China 2:19.56
23 1 Marlene Bruten  Mexico 2:19.68
24 1 Isabelle Arnould  Belgium 2:20.74
25 3 Claire Supiot  France 2:21.65
26 1 Chang Hui-chien  Chinese Taipei 2:25.50
27 1 Nguyễn Kiều Oanh  Vietnam 2:33.07
2 Donna McGinnis  Canada DSQ

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 5 Mojca Cater  Canada 2:12.66
10 3 Ina Beyermann  West Germany 2:13.74
11 4 Gabi Reha  West Germany 2:14.20
12 6 Svitlana Kopchykova  Soviet Union 2:14.43
13 7 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 2:15.60
14 2 Takayo Kitano  Japan 2:15.61
15 1 Helen Bewley  Great Britain 2:17.11
16 8 Lynne Wilson  Great Britain 2:18.66

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Kathleen Nord  East Germany 2:09.51
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Birte Weigang  East Germany 2:09.91
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Mary T. Meagher  United States 2:10.80
4 2 Stela Pura  Romania 2:11.28
5 1 Trina Radke  United States 2:11.55
6 7 Kiyomi Takahashi  Japan 2:11.62
7 8 Wang Xiaohong  China 2:12.34
8 6 Conny van Bentum  Netherlands 2:13.17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Butterfly". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 200m Butterfly Heats" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. pp. 426–427. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 200m Butterfly Finals" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 427. Retrieved 2 April 2017.

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