Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre butterfly

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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
Winning time 2:06.05
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Otylia Jędrzejczak  Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Petria Thomas  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yuko Nakanishi  Japan
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Swimming events at the
2004 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 butterfly event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 17 and 18.[1]

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.[2][3] 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.[4]

Records[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Otylia Jędrzejczak  Poland 2:09.64 Q
2 4 5 Yuko Nakanishi  Japan 2:10.04 Q
3 2 4 Éva Risztov  Hungary 2:10.49 Q
4 4 3 Kaitlin Sandeno  United States 2:10.50 Q
5 3 4 Petria Thomas  Australia 2:10.87 Q
6 2 3 Georgina Lee  Great Britain 2:10.99 Q
7 3 5 Felicity Galvez  Australia 2:11.17 Q
8 4 2 Yukiko Osada  Japan 2:11.20 Q
9 3 6 Francesca Segat  Italy 2:11.40 Q
10 4 1 María Peláez  Spain 2:11.66 Q
11 3 1 Li Jie  China 2:11.77 Q
12 2 5 Dana Kirk  United States 2:11.96 Q
13 4 6 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 2:11.99 Q
14 2 6 Annika Mehlhorn  Germany 2:12.25 Q
15 3 7 Aurore Mongel  France 2:12.26 Q
16 3 3 Paola Cavallino  Italy 2:12.34 Q
17 2 7 Beatrix Boulsevicz  Hungary 2:12.54
18 1 5 Maria Bulakhova  Russia 2:12.99
19 3 2 Roser Vives  Spain 2:13.02
20 2 8 Raquel Felgueiras  Portugal 2:13.08
21 4 8 Georgina Bardach  Argentina 2:13.68
22 4 7 Vasiliki Angelopoulou  Greece 2:13.88
23 2 2 Petra Zahrl  Austria 2:13.92
24 2 1 Kwon You-ri  South Korea 2:14.30
25 1 3 Cheng Wan-jung  Chinese Taipei 2:16.25
26 3 8 Vesna Stojanovska  Macedonia 2:16.51
27 1 2 Nataliya Samorodina  Ukraine 2:17.15
28 1 4 Anja Klinar  Slovenia 2:18.15
29 1 6 Chan Wing Suet  Hong Kong 2:18.45
30 1 1 Heather Roffey  Cayman Islands 2:19.34
31 1 7 Gülşah Günenç  Turkey 2:20.17
32 1 8 Christel Bouvron  Singapore 2:26.21

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Kaitlin Sandeno  United States 2:08.77 Q
2 4 Yuko Nakanishi  Japan 2:08.83 Q
3 8 Paola Cavallino  Italy 2:10.23 Q
4 7 Dana Kirk  United States 2:10.69
5 3 Georgina Lee  Great Britain 2:10.93
6 6 Yukiko Osada  Japan 2:11.35
7 1 Annika Mehlhorn  Germany 2:11.37
8 2 María Peláez  Spain 2:12.54

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Otylia Jędrzejczak  Poland 2:08.84 Q
2 3 Petria Thomas  Australia 2:09.24 Q
3 6 Felicity Galvez  Australia 2:09.54 Q
4 5 Éva Risztov  Hungary 2:09.83 Q
5 1 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 2:10.47 Q
6 8 Aurore Mongel  France 2:11.13
7 2 Francesca Segat  Italy 2:11.18
8 7 Li Jie  China 2:13.41

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 Otylia Jędrzejczak  Poland 2:06.05
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Petria Thomas  Australia 2:06.36
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Yuko Nakanishi  Japan 2:08.04
4 4 Kaitlin Sandeno  United States 2:08.18
5 2 Felicity Galvez  Australia 2:09.28
6 8 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 2:10.01
7 1 Paola Cavallino  Italy 2:10.14
8 7 Éva Risztov  Hungary 2:10.58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Andersson, Astrid (21 December 2004). "Olympic champion's heart of gold". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (18 August 2004). "Jedrzejczak Powers to Great Win in 200 Fly and Poland’s First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal in the Pool". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Otylia Jedrzejczak of Poland wins women's 200m butterfly gold". Xinhua News Agency. People's Daily. 19 August 2004. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 

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