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

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Women's 200 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 25 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors 34 from 25 nations
Winning time 2:09.29 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kathrin Zimmermann  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cornelia Sirch  East Germany
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Swimming events at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m men women
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 women's 200 metre backstroke 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  Betsy Mitchell (USA) 2:08.60 Orlando, United States 27 June 1986
Olympic record  Rica Reinisch (GDR) 2:11.77 Moscow, Soviet Union 27 July 1980

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
25 September Heat 4 Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary 2:11.01 OR
25 September Heat 5 Cornelia Sirch  East Germany 2:10.46 OR
25 September Final A Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary 2:09.29 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 Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Cornelia Sirch  East Germany 2:09.29 Q, OR
2 4 Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary 2:11.01 Q
3 3 Kathrin Zimmermann  East Germany 2:12.81 Q
4 4 Beth Barr  United States 2:13.91 Q
5 5 Andrea Hayes  United States 2:14.77 Q
6 5 Nicole Livingstone  Australia 2:14.81 Q
7 4 Jolanda de Rover  Netherlands 2:16.58 Q
8 4 Svenja Schlicht  West Germany 2:16.81 Q
9 5 Karen Lord  Australia 2:16.94 q
10 4 Katherine Read  Great Britain 2:17.22 q
11 3 Anca Pătrășcoiu  Romania 2:17.25 q
12 4 Lorenza Vigarani  Italy 2:17.35 q
13 5 Sharon Musson  New Zealand 2:17.47 q
14 3 Johanna Larsson  Sweden 2:18.01 q
15 2 Lin Li  China 2:18.11 q
16 5 Satoko Morishita  Japan 2:18.74 q
17 5 Michelle Smith  Ireland 2:19.50
18 2 Aileen Convery  Ireland 2:19.91
19 3 Lori Melien  Canada 2:20.45
20 5 Tomoko Onogi  Japan 2:21.46
21 3 Sylvia Hume  New Zealand 2:21.55
22 4 Helen Slatter  Great Britain 2:21.66
23 4 Wang Bolin  China 2:21.70
24 2 Rita Jean Garay  Puerto Rico 2:23.73
25 3 Christine Magnier  France 2:24.15
26 2 Hong Ji-hee  South Korea 2:24.58
27 2 Eva Gysling  Switzerland 2:24.61
28 3 Katja Ziliox  West Germany 2:26.25
29 1 Ana Joselina Fortin  Honduras 2:32.13
30 1 Tricia Duncan  Virgin Islands 2:33.97
31 2 Wang Chi  Chinese Taipei 2:36.60
32 1 Sharon Pickering  Fiji 2:36.99
034 2 Akiko Thomson  Philippines DNS
034 3 Ruth Hochstatter  Austria DNS

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 3 Anca Pătrășcoiu  Romania 2:15.75
10 2 Sharon Musson  New Zealand 2:16.06
11 1 Lin Li  China 2:16.68
12 5 Katherine Read  Great Britain 2:18.20
13 6 Lorenza Vigarani  Italy 2:18.69
14 4 Karen Lord  Australia 2:18.78
8 Satoko Morishita  Japan
16 7 Johanna Larsson  Sweden DSQ

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary 2:09.29 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 Kathrin Zimmermann  East Germany 2:10.61
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 Cornelia Sirch  East Germany 2:11.45
4 6 Beth Barr  United States 2:12.39
5 7 Nicole Livingstone  Australia 2:13.43
6 2 Andrea Hayes  United States 2:15.02
7 1 Jolanda de Rover  Netherlands 2:15.17
8 8 Svenja Schlicht  West Germany 2:15.94

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