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

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Women's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date 24 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors 43 from 39 nations
Winning time 2:13.93 NR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michelle Smith  Ireland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marianne Limpert  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lin Li  China
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The women's 200 metre individual medley event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 24 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  Lin Li (CHN) 2:11.65 Barcelona, Spain 30 July 1992
Olympic record  Lin Li (CHN) 2:11.65 Barcelona, Spain 30 July 1992

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 4 3 Marianne Limpert  Canada 2:15.12 Q
2 6 5 Elli Overton  Australia 2:15.81 Q
3 5 3 Minouche Smit  Netherlands 2:16.30 Q
4 6 3 Lin Li  China 2:16.31 Q
5 5 4 Allison Wagner  United States 2:16.32 Q
6 4 5 Joanne Malar  Canada 2:16.34 Q
7 5 5 Michelle Smith  Ireland 2:16.35 Q
8 5 1 Louise Karlsson  Sweden 2:16.37 Q
9 4 7 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 2:16.50 q, NR
10 6 4 Wu Yanyan  China 2:16.55 q
11 3 4 Beatrice Căşlaru  Romania 2:16.80 q
12 6 2 Emma Johnson  Australia 2:17.02 q, WD
13 4 4 Kristine Quance  United States 2:17.48 q
6 1 Alicja Pęczak  Poland q
15 3 2 Silvia Parera  Spain 2:17.67 q
16 5 7 Sabine Herbst  Germany 2:18.00 q
17 6 6 Brigitte Becue  Belgium 2:18.28 q, WD
18 4 1 Britta Vestergaard  Denmark 2:18.35 q
19 3 8 Alenka Kejžar  Slovenia 2:18.39 NR
20 6 7 Lenka Maňhalová  Czech Republic 2:18.43
21 5 6 Sue Rolph  Great Britain 2:18.81
22 4 6 Gabrielle Rose  Brazil 2:18.99
23 3 6 Aikaterini Sarakatsani  Greece 2:19.74
24 2 5 Elin Austevoll  Norway 2:19.81
25 4 2 Anna Wilson  New Zealand 2:19.97
26 5 8 Darya Shmeleva  Russia 2:20.34
27 3 7 Julia Russell  South Africa 2:20.40
28 5 2 Fumie Kurotori  Japan 2:20.58
29 4 8 Olena Lapunova  Ukraine 2:20.76
30 3 5 Martina Nemec  Austria 2:21.10
31 2 3 Carolyn Adel  Suriname 2:21.54 NR
32 6 8 Joscelin Yeo  Singapore 2:21.76
33 2 4 Petra Chaves  Portugal 2:22.03
34 3 1 Praphalsai Minpraphal  Thailand 2:22.34
35 2 7 Lee Jie-hyun  South Korea 2:22.97
36 3 3 Nadège Cliton  France 2:25.25
37 2 1 Sonia Álvarez  Puerto Rico 2:25.57
38 2 2 Akiko Thomson  Philippines 2:25.87
39 1 4 Olga Bogatyreva  Kyrgyzstan 2:26.42
40 2 6 Beáta Újhelyi  Hungary 2:26.77
41 2 8 Tsai Shu-min  Chinese Taipei 2:28.71
42 1 5 Meritxell Sabate  Andorra 2:37.38
43 1 3 Mira Ghniem  Jordan 2:56.99

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 6 Kristine Quance  United States 2:15.24
10 5 Wu Yanyan  China 2:16.61
11 1 Sabine Herbst  Germany 2:16.68
12 3 Beatrice Câșlaru  Romania 2:16.75
13 4 Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 2:17.40
14 8 Britta Vestergaard  Denmark 2:17.95
15 2 Alicja Pęczak  Poland 2:18.21
16 7 Silvia Parera  Spain 2:19.92

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 1 Michelle Smith  Ireland 2:13.93 NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Marianne Limpert  Canada 2:14.35 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Lin Li  China 2:14.74
4 7 Joanne Malar  Canada 2:15.30
5 5 Elli Overton  Australia 2:16.04
6 2 Allison Wagner  United States 2:16.43
7 3 Minouche Smit  Netherlands 2:16.73
8 8 Louise Karlsson  Sweden 2:17.25

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