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

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Women's 200 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Venue Piscines Bernat Picornell
Date 31 July 1992 (heats & finals)
Competitors 43 from 30 nations
Winning time 2:07.06 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dagmar Hase  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nicole Stevenson  United States
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The women's 200 metre backstroke event at the 1992 Summer Olympics took place on 31 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  Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 2:06.62 Athens, Greece 25 August 1991
Olympic record  Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 2:09.29 Seoul, South Korea 25 September 1988

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
31 July Heat 6 Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary 2:07.34 OR
31 July Final A Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary 2:07.06 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 Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 4 Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary 2:07.34 Q, OR
2 4 4 Lea Loveless  United States 2:11.32 Q
3 6 3 Dagmar Hase  Germany 2:11.52 Q
4 4 8 Silvia Poll  Costa Rica 2:11.66 Q, NR
5 5 5 Nicole Stevenson  Australia 2:12.32 Q
6 6 5 Anna Simcic  New Zealand 2:12.99 Q
7 6 2 Leigh Habler  Australia 2:13.44 Q
8 4 5 Tünde Szabó  Hungary 2:13.81 Q
9 5 4 Janie Wagstaff  United States 2:13.91 q, WD
10 5 6 Joanne Deakins  Great Britain 2:14.34 q
6 6 Nina Zhivanevskaya  Unified Team q
12 4 6 Marion Zoller  Germany 2:14.53 q
13 5 3 Lorenza Vigarani  Italy 2:15.49 q
14 5 8 Noriko Inada  Japan 2:15.74 q
15 6 7 Lin Li  China 2:15.87 q
16 3 5 Nathalie Wunderlich  Switzerland 2:16.07 q, NR
17 5 1 Junko Torikai  Japan 2:16.13 q
18 4 1 Núria Castelló  Spain 2:16.24
19 2 7 Akiko Thomson  Philippines 2:16.44 NR
20 6 1 Francesca Salvalajo  Italy 2:16.89
21 4 3 Katherine Read  Great Britain 2:17.15
22 4 7 Ellen Elzerman  Netherlands 2:17.34
23 5 2 Nikki Dryden  Canada 2:17.54
24 3 1 Ana Barros  Portugal 2:17.59
25 5 7 Beth Hazel  Canada 2:17.70
26 3 7 Małgorzata Galwas  Poland 2:17.73 NR
27 3 6 Rita Jean Garay  Puerto Rico 2:18.10
28 2 4 Lee Chang-ha  South Korea 2:18.33
29 3 4 Claudia Stănescu  Romania 2:18.39
30 3 3 Helena Straková  Czechoslovakia 2:18.44
31 6 8 Lü Bin  China 2:18.51
32 2 6 Jill Brukman  South Africa 2:18.56
33 4 2 Natalya Shibayeva  Unified Team 2:20.52
34 3 2 Cristina Rey  Spain 2:20.75
35 2 5 Michelle Smith  Ireland 2:21.37
36 1 4 Mariya Kocheva  Bulgaria 2:21.79
37 1 7 Darija Alauf  Independent Olympic Participants 2:22.07
38 2 3 Marta Włodkowska  Poland 2:22.86
39 1 6 Storme Moodie  Zimbabwe 2:23.26
40 1 3 Sarah-Jane Murphy  Zimbabwe 2:24.58
41 2 2 Tanja Godina  Slovenia 2:25.31
42 1 5 Praphalsai Minpraphal  Thailand 2:26.32
43 1 2 Ana Joselina Fortin  Honduras 2:27.33

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 3 Marion Zoller  Germany 2:13.77
10 4 Joanne Deakins  Great Britain 2:13.91
11 8 Junko Torikai  Japan 2:15.20
12 7 Lin Li  China 2:15.38
13 6 Lorenza Vigarani  Italy 2:16.21
14 5 Nina Zhivanevskaya  Unified Team 2:17.61
15 2 Noriko Inada  Japan 2:17.68
16 1 Nathalie Wunderlich  Switzerland 2:19.70

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary 2:07.06 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 Dagmar Hase  Germany 2:09.46 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2 Nicole Stevenson  Australia 2:10.20 OC
4 5 Lea Loveless  United States 2:11.54
5 7 Anna Simcic  New Zealand 2:11.99 NR
6 8 Tünde Szabó  Hungary 2:12.94
7 6 Silvia Poll  Costa Rica 2:12.97
8 1 Leigh Habler  Australia 2:13.68

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