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

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Women's 200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date 21 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors 42 from 35 nations
Winning time 1:58.16
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Claudia Poll  Costa Rica
2nd, silver medalist(s) Franziska van Almsick  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dagmar Hase  Germany
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The women's 200 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 21 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Franziska van Almsick (GER) 1:56.78 Rome, Italy 6 September 1994
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 6 4 Franziska van Almsick  Germany 1:59.40 Q
2 5 4 Claudia Poll  Costa Rica 1:59.87 Q
3 5 5 Trina Jackson  United States 2:00.29 Q
4 5 3 Dagmar Hase  Germany 2:00.38 Q
5 5 6 Julia Greville  Australia 2:00.44 Q
6 6 5 Cristina Teuscher  United States 2:00.57 Q
7 5 7 Luminița Dobrescu  Romania 2:00.85 Q
8 4 6 Susie O'Neill  Australia 2:00.89 Q
9 4 3 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 2:00.99 q
10 4 4 Suzu Chiba  Japan 2:01.11 q
11 6 2 Louise Jöhncke  Sweden 2:01.13 q, NR
12 6 7 Karen Pickering  Great Britain 2:01.46 q
13 4 1 Dionne Bainbridge  New Zealand 2:02.69 q, NR
14 5 1 Solenne Figuès  France 2:02.74 q
15 3 2 Antonia Machaira  Greece 2:03.21 q, NR
16 6 3 Chen Yan  China 2:03.32 q, WD
17 4 2 Joanne Malar  Canada 2:03.53 q
18 3 4 Paula Harmokivi  Finland 2:03.54
19 4 8 Kristýna Kyněrová  Czech Republic 2:03.63
20 4 7 Naoko Imoto  Japan 2:03.78
21 5 8 Olena Lapunova  Ukraine 2:04.07
22 6 1 Tatyana Litovchenko  Russia 2:04.09
23 4 5 Shan Ying  China 2:04.29
24 5 8 Malin Nilsson  Sweden 2:04.39
25 6 6 Lorena Diaconescu  Romania 2:04.59
26 2 4 Sandra Cam  Belgium 2:04.90
27 3 8 Marion Madine  Ireland 2:04.92 NR
28 2 1 Carolyn Adel  Suriname 2:05.04 NR
29 3 1 Ana Alegria  Portugal 2:05.16
30 2 5 Helene Muller  South Africa 2:05.59
31 2 6 Ravee Intporn-Udom  Thailand 2:05.77
32 2 3 Lee Jie-hyun  South Korea 2:05.78
33 2 2 Inga Borodich  Belarus 2:05.85
34 3 5 Rania Elwani  Egypt 2:06.94
35 3 6 Chang Wei-chia  Chinese Taipei 2:06.97
36 6 8 Mia Muusfeldt  Denmark 2:07.29
37 2 7 Maritza Chiaway  Peru 2:07.80
38 3 3 Chantal Strasser  Switzerland 2:07.98
39 3 3 Joscelin Yeo  Singapore 2:08.10
40 1 5 Teresa Moodie  Zimbabwe 2:08.23
41 1 4 Laura Petrutytė  Lithuania 2:09.78
42 1 3 Marina Zarma  Cyprus 2:10.85

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 4 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 2:00.96
10 5 Suzu Chiba  Japan 2:01.00
11 3 Louise Jöhncke  Sweden 2:01.37
12 7 Solenne Figuès  France 2:01.47
13 6 Karen Pickering  Great Britain 2:02.58
14 1 Antonia Machaira  Estonia 2:03.19 NR
15 2 Dionne Bainbridge  New Zealand 2:03.20
16 8 Joanne Malar  Canada 2:03.79

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Claudia Poll  Costa Rica 1:58.16
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Franziska van Almsick  Germany 1:58.57
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Dagmar Hase  Germany 1:59.56
4 3 Trina Jackson  United States 1:59.57
5 8 Susie O'Neill  Australia 1:59.87
6 7 Cristina Teuscher  United States 2:00.79
7 2 Julia Greville  Australia 2:01.46
8 1 Luminița Dobrescu  Romania 2:01.63

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