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

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Women's 200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 20 September 1988 (heats)
21 September 1988 (finals)
Competitors 45 from 30 nations
Winning time 1:57.65 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Heike Friedrich  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Silvia Poll  Costa Rica
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Manuela Stellmach  East Germany
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The women's 200 metre freestyle event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place between 20–21 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  Heike Friedrich (GDR) 1:57.55 East Berlin, East Germany 18 June 1986
Olympic record  Barbara Krause (GDR) 1:58.33 Moscow, Soviet Union 24 July 1980

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
21 September Final A Heike Friedrich  East Germany 1:57.65 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 6 Heike Friedrich  East Germany 1:59.02 Q
2 5 Silvia Poll  Costa Rica 1:59.22 Q, NR
3 6 Mary Wayte  United States 1:59.50 Q
4 5 Manuela Stellmach  East Germany 2:00.30 Q
5 4 Natalia Trefilova  Soviet Union 2:00.54 Q
6 5 Stephanie Ortwig  West Germany 2:00.66 Q
7 4 Mitzi Kremer  United States 2:01.45 Q
8 5 Cécile Prunier  France 2:01.60 Q
9 5 Chikako Nakamori  Japan 2:01.76 q
10 4 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 2:01.80 q
11 6 Luminița Dobrescu  Romania 2:01.93 q
12 4 Ruth Gilfillan  Great Britain 2:02.11 q
13 4 Stela Pura  Romania 2:02.26 q
14 6 Patricia Noall  Canada 2:02.31 q
15 5 Zhuang Yong  China 2:02.40 q
16 1 Birgit Lohberg-Schulz  West Germany 2:02.77 q
17 3 Diana van der Plaats  Netherlands 2:03.02
18 6 Isabelle Arnould  Belgium 2:03.32
6 Suzanne Nilsson  Sweden
20 5 Sheridan Burge-Lopez  Australia 2:03.42
21 6 June Croft  Great Britain 2:03.63
22 4 Karin Brienesse  Netherlands 2:04.36
23 5 Silvia Persi  Italy 2:04.40
24 4 Annette Jørgensen  Denmark 2:04.71
25 3 Patrícia Amorim  Brazil 2:04.74
26 4 Susie Baumer  Australia 2:04.82
27 3 Nurul Huda Abdullah  Malaysia 2:04.85
28 6 Jane Kerr  Canada 2:04.92
29 3 Kaori Sasaki  Japan 2:04.92
30 3 Senda Gharbi  Tunisia 2:06.60
31 3 Karen Dieffenthaler  Trinidad and Tobago 2:07.09 NR
32 2 Bryndís Ólafsdóttir  Iceland 2:07.11
33 3 Rita Jean Garay  Puerto Rico 2:07.44
34 2 Natasha Aguilar  Costa Rica 2:10.22
35 3 Patricia Kohlmann  Mexico 2:10.36
36 2 Fenella Ng  Hong Kong 2:10.43
37 2 Kim Eun-jung  South Korea 2:10.85
38 2 Chang Hui-chien  Chinese Taipei 2:11.50
39 2 Park Joo-li  South Korea 2:11.53
40 2 Qian Hong  China 2:12.44
41 1 Catherine Fogarty  Zimbabwe 2:13.44
42 2 Hung Cee Kay  Hong Kong 2:13.61
43 1 Angela Birch  Fiji 2:16.79
44 1 Cina Munch  Fiji 2:18.45
045 1 Nancy Khalaf  Lebanon DNS

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 7 Patricia Noall  Canada 2:00.77
10 6 Ruth Gilfillan  Great Britain 2:01.66
11 5 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 2:01.84
12 3 Luminița Dobrescu  Romania 2:01.98
13 2 Stela Pura  Romania 2:02.30
14 4 Chikako Nakamori  Japan 2:02.31
15 8 Birgit Lohberg-Schulz  West Germany 2:02.32
16 1 Zhuang Yong  China 2:14.23

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Heike Friedrich  East Germany 1:57.65 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Silvia Poll  Costa Rica 1:58.67 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Manuela Stellmach  East Germany 1:59.01
4 3 Mary Wayte  United States 1:59.04
5 2 Natalia Trefilova  Soviet Union 1:59.24
6 1 Mitzi Kremer  United States 2:00.23
7 7 Stephanie Ortwig  West Germany 2:00.73
8 8 Cécile Prunier  France 2:02.88

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