Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre butterfly
|Women's 200 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre|
|Date||August 17, 2004 (heats & semifinals)
August 18, 2004 (final)
|Competitors||32 from 26 nations|
|Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Polish swimmer and world record holder Otylia Jędrzejczak added gold to her two silver medals by a storming victory in this event, and by becoming the nation's first ever swimming champion, in an outstanding time of 2:06.05. Three-time Olympian Petria Thomas of Australia managed to repeat her silver from Atlanta, lowering her time to 2:06.36. Japan's Yuko Nakanishi, on the other hand, took home the bronze at 2:08.04.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Otylia Jędrzejczak (POL)||2:05.78||Berlin, Germany||4 August 2002|
|Olympic record||Misty Hyman (USA)||2:05.88||Sydney, Australia||20 September 2000|
No new records were set during this competition.
|1||5||Kaitlin Sandeno||United States||2:08.77||Q|
|4||7||Dana Kirk||United States||2:10.69|
|5||3||Georgina Lee||Great Britain||2:10.93|
|4||4||Kaitlin Sandeno||United States||2:08.18|
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