Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

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Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date 23 July (heats and finals)
Competitors 42 from 35 nations
Winning time 2:25.41 (OR)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Penelope Heyns  South Africa
2nd, silver medalist(s) Amanda Beard  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ágnes Kovács  Hungary
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Swimming events at the
1996 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 women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 200 metre breaststroke event, included in the swimming competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics, took place on July 23, at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were:

World record  Rebecca Brown (AUS) 2:24.76 s Brisbane, Australia 15 March 1994
Olympic record  Kyoko Iwasaki (JPN) 2:26.65 s Barcelona, Spain 27 July 1992

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
23 July Heat 4 Penelope Heyns  South Africa 2:26.63 OR
23 July Final A Penelope Heyns  South Africa 2:25.41 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Heyns, PenelopePenelope Heyns  South Africa 2:26.63 QA, OR[4]
2 5 4 Beard, AmandaAmanda Beard  United States 2:28.10 QA
3 6 4 Riley, SamanthaSamantha Riley  Australia 2:28.30 QA
4 6 3 Tanaka, MasamiMasami Tanaka  Japan 2:29.36 QA
5 5 3 Kovács, ÁgnesÁgnes Kovács  Hungary 2:29.58 QA
6 6 5 Becue, BrigitteBrigitte Becue  Belgium 2:29.62 QA
7 5 6 Neumann, NadineNadine Neumann  Australia 2:29.91 QA
8 6 6 Petelski, ChristinChristin Petelski  Canada 2:30.30 QA
9 5 7 LinLin Li  China 2:30.64 QB
10 6 2 PeczakAlicja Pęczak  Poland 2:30.64 QB
11 4 3 Iwasaki, KyokoKyoko Iwasaki  Japan 2:30.84 QB
12 6 1 Hardiman, MarieMarie Hardiman  Great Britain 2:31.12 QB
13 5 5 Siroky, JilenJilen Siroky  United States 2:31.57 QB
14 4 7 Eriksson, LenaLena Eriksson  Sweden 2:31.65 QB
15 5 2 ManhalovaLenka Maňhalová  Czech Republic 2:32.14 QB
16 4 2 Bondarenko, SvitlanaSvitlana Bondarenko  Ukraine 2:32.42 QB
17 4 1 Russell, JuliaJulia Russell  South Africa 2:32.44
18 4 8 Austevoll, ElinElin Austevoll  Norway 2:32.48
19 4 6 Mants, RileyRiley Mants  Canada 2:32.97
20 3 5 Kejžar, AlenkaAlenka Kejžar  Slovenia 2:33.34
21 6 7 OstlingMaria Östling  Sweden 2:33.44
22 5 1 Makarova, YelenaYelena Makarova  Russia 2:33.74
23 3 6 Becerra, LourdesLourdes Becerra  Spain 2:33.80
24 3 4 Fischer, ElviraElvira Fischer  Austria 2:33.89
25 4 5 Yuan, YuanYuan Yuan  China 2:33.89
26 5 8 Dalla Valle, ManuelaManuela Dalla Valle  Italy 2:34.76
27 3 1 Hagman, MiaMia Hagman  Finland 2:36.11
28 3 7 RohRoh Joo-Hee  South Korea 2:36.20
29 2 4 Brémond, KarineKarine Brémond  France 2:36.26
30 2 6 Ceballos, IsabelIsabel Ceballos  Colombia 2:36.94
31 3 2 Dumitru, KathrinKathrin Dumitru  Germany 2:37.07
32 3 8 Santa Cruz , María CarolinaMaría Carolina Santa Cruz  Argentina 2:37.85
33 6 8 LacustaLarisa Lăcustă  Romania 2:38.08
34 2 7 Kalmikova, MargaritaMargarita Kalmikova  Latvia 2:39.63
35 1 3 Graf, ErikaErika Graf  Uruguay 2:42.97
36 2 3 MouMou Ying-Hsin  Chinese Taipei 2:43.94
37 2 2 Cruz, NádiaNádia Cruz  Angola 2:44.24
38 2 1 Kodajová, NatáliaNatália Kodajová  Slovakia 2:45.21
39 2 5 Gibbes, CerianCerian Gibbes  Trinidad and Tobago 2:45.87
40 1 5 Cherevko, OksanaOksana Cherevko  Kyrgyzstan 2:57.65
41 1 4 Vestergaard, BrittaBritta Vestergaard  Denmark DNS[4]
42 3 3 Wilson, AnnaAnna Wilson  New Zealand DNS[4]

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 Eriksson, LenaLena Eriksson  Sweden 2:28.87
2 3 Iwasaki, KyokoKyoko Iwasaki  Japan 2:29.32
3 1 ManhalovaLenka Maňhalová  Czech Republic 2:29.96
4 8 Russell, JuliaJulia Russell  South Africa 2:30.38
5 5 PeczakAlicja Pęczak  Poland 2:30.99
6 6 Hardiman, MarieMarie Hardiman  Great Britain 2:31.39
7 2 Siroky, JilenJilen Siroky  United States 2:33.43
8 4 Li, LinLin Li  China 2:33.45

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Heyns, PenelopePenelope Heyns  South Africa 2:25.41 OR[5]
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Beard, AmandaAmanda Beard  United States 2:25.75
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2 Kovács, ÁgnesÁgnes Kovács  Hungary 2:26.57
4 3 Riley, SamanthaSamantha Riley  Australia 2:27.91
5 6 Tanaka, MasamiMasami Tanaka  Japan 2:28.05
6 1 Neumann, NadineNadine Neumann  Australia 2:28.34
7 7 Becue, BrigitteBrigitte Becue  Belgium 2:28.36
8 8 Petelski, ChristinChristin Petelski  Canada 2:31.45

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Record Progression; 200 m Breaststroke Long Course Women". Swimming Statistics. www.scmsom.se. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ryan's Express Too Quick for Roomie McKendry". Swimming Australia. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992" (PDF). Volume 5: The Results. Comité Coordinador Olímpico de Barcelona (COOB). 1992. p. 376. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c ACOG, p. 30
  5. ^ ACOG, p. 31