Swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre freestyle

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Women's 200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenuePiscines Bernat Picornell
Date27 July 1992 (heats & finals)
Competitors37 from 26 nations
Winning time1:57.90 AM
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Nicole Haislett  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Franziska van Almsick  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kerstin Kielgaß  Germany
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The women's 200 metre freestyle event at the 1992 Summer Olympics took place on 27 July at the Piscines Bernat Picornell in Barcelona, Spain.[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  Heike Friedrich (GDR) 1:57.65 Seoul, South Korea 21 September 1988

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 3 4 Franziska van Almsick  Germany 1:57.90 Q
2 5 4 Nicole Haislett  United States 1:59.33 Q
3 4 2 Luminița Dobrescu  Romania 2:00.51 Q, NR
4 3 5 Kerstin Kielgaß  Germany 2:00.55 Q
5 4 3 Lü Bin  China 2:00.56 Q
6 4 5 Catherine Plewinski  France 2:00.67 Q
5 7 Olga Kirichenko  Unified Team Q
8 5 3 Suzu Chiba  Japan 2:00.96 Q
9 3 6 Susie O'Neill  Australia 2:01.05 q
10 3 2 Karen Pickering  Great Britain 2:01.09 q
11 4 7 Yelena Dendeberova  Unified Team 2:01.28 q
12 4 4 Jenny Thompson  United States 2:01.71 q, WD
13 5 5 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 2:01.84 q
14 3 3 Gitta Jensen  Denmark 2:02.27 q
15 4 6 Nicole Stevenson  Australia 2:02.50 q
16 5 8 Carla Negrea  Romania 2:03.16 q
17 5 2 Yoko Koikawa  Japan 2:03.32 q, WD
18 5 1 Malin Nilsson  Sweden 2:03.44 q
19 3 8 Nikki Dryden  Canada 2:03.59
20 3 7 Isabelle Arnould  Belgium 2:04.06
21 5 6 Zhuang Yong  China 2:04.12
22 2 5 Allison Higson  Canada 2:04.25
23 4 8 Irene Dalby  Norway 2:04.28
24 2 4 Natalia Pulido  Spain 2:04.39
25 3 1 Sandra Cam  Belgium 2:04.72
26 4 1 Diana van der Plaats  Netherlands 2:05.42
27 2 3 Rita Jean Garay  Puerto Rico 2:07.08
28 2 2 Joscelin Yeo  Singapore 2:07.09
29 1 3 Akiko Thomson  Philippines 2:07.95
30 1 5 Robyn Lamsam  Hong Kong 2:08.60
31 2 2 Rania Elwani  Egypt 2:08.93
32 1 4 María José Marenco  El Salvador 2:09.36
33 1 6 Claudia Fortin  Honduras 2:12.24
34 1 7 Sharon Pickering  Fiji 2:12.43
35 2 1 Corinne Leclair  Mauritius 2:12.55
36 2 7 May Ooi  Singapore 2:13.20
37 1 2 Paola Peñarrieta  Bolivia 2:15.74

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 3 Yelena Dendeberova  Unified Team 2:00.09
10 5 Karen Pickering  Great Britain 2:00.33 NR
11 4 Susie O'Neill  Australia 2:00.89
12 8 Malin Nilsson  Sweden 2:02.02 NR
13 6 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 2:02.14
14 2 Gitta Jensen  Denmark 2:02.32
15 1 Carla Negrea  Romania 2:02.96
16 7 Nicole Stevenson  Australia 2:04.21

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Nicole Haislett  United States 1:57.90 AM
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Franziska van Almsick  Germany 1:58.00
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Kerstin Kielgaß  Germany 1:59.67
4 1 Catherine Plewinski  France 1:59.88 NR
5 3 Luminița Dobrescu  Romania 2:00.48 NR
6 8 Suzu Chiba  Japan 2:00.64 NR
7 7 Olga Kirichenko  Unified Team 2:00.90
8 2 Lü Bin  China 2:02.10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Barcelona 1992: Swimming – Women's 200m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Barcelona 1992. LA84 Foundation. pp. 373–374. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Barcelona 1992: Swimming – Women's 200m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Barcelona 1992. LA84 Foundation. p. 374. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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