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

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Women's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 16, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 17, 2004 (final)
Competitors 30 from 27 nations
Winning time 2:11.14
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yana Klochkova  Ukraine
2nd, silver medalist(s) Amanda Beard  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe
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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 individual medley event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 16 and 17.[1]

Ukraine's Yana Klochkova became the first woman to claim two consecutive Olympic titles in the individual medley, finishing the final race with a time of 2:11.14. American swimmer and three-time Olympian Amanda Beard took home the silver, in an American record time of 2:11.70, while Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry, on the other hand, broke an African record of 2:12.72 to earn the bronze medal.[2][3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Wu Yanyan (CHN) 2:09.72 Shanghai, China 17 October 1997
Olympic record  Yana Klochkova (UKR) 2:10.68 Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 2 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 2:13.33 Q
2 4 4 Yana Klochkova  Ukraine 2:13.40 Q
3 4 5 Katie Hoff  United States 2:14.03 Q
4 3 4 Amanda Beard  United States 2:14.49 Q
5 2 3 Hanna Shcherba  Belarus 2:14.59 Q
6 2 6 Beatrice Câșlaru  Romania 2:14.70 Q
7 3 6 Ágnes Kovács  Hungary 2:15.17 Q
8 2 5 Zhou Yafei  China 2:15.56 Q
9 3 5 Alice Mills  Australia 2:15.62 Q
10 2 4 Teresa Rohmann  Germany 2:16.06 Q
11 4 6 Lara Carroll  Australia 2:16.17 Q
12 3 1 Joanna Melo  Brazil 2:16.21 Q
13 3 2 Oxana Verevka  Russia 2:16.63 Q
14 4 7 Georgina Bardach  Argentina 2:16.68 Q
15 4 3 Elizabeth Warden  Canada 2:17.12 Q
16 4 8 Helen Norfolk  New Zealand 2:17.27 Q
17 2 7 Misa Amano  Japan 2:17.88
18 2 2 Alenka Kejžar  Slovenia 2:18.60
19 4 1 Joscelin Yeo  Singapore 2:18.61
20 2 8 Lin Man-hsu  Chinese Taipei 2:18.86
21 2 1 Alessia Filippi  Italy 2:19.21
22 3 8 Siow Yi Ting  Malaysia 2:19.52
23 3 7 Athina Tzavella  Greece 2:20.30
24 1 2 Vered Borochovski  Israel 2:20.62
25 1 4 Petra Banović  Croatia 2:20.83
26 1 5 Park Na-ri  South Korea 2:21.48
27 1 6 Lára Hrund Bjargardóttir  Iceland 2:22.00
28 1 7 Marina Mulyayeva  Kazakhstan 2:24.25
29 3 3 Qi Hui  China 2:26.02
30 1 3 Louise Mai Jansen  Denmark 2:27.08

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Yana Klochkova  Ukraine 2:13.30 Q
2 5 Amanda Beard  United States 2:13.51 Q
3 3 Beatrice Câșlaru  Romania 2:14.25 Q
4 2 Teresa Rohmann  Germany 2:14.47 Q
5 7 Joanna Melo  Brazil 2:15.43
6 1 Georgina Bardach  Argentina 2:15.73
7 6 Zhou Yafei  China 2:15.93
8 8 Helen Norfolk  New Zealand 2:17.41

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Katie Hoff  United States 2:13.60 Q
2 4 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 2:13.68 Q
3 7 Lara Carroll  Australia 2:13.80 Q
4 6 Ágnes Kovács  Hungary 2:14.68 Q
5 3 Hanna Shcherba  Belarus 2:14.92
6 2 Alice Mills  Australia 2:14.95
7 1 Oxana Verevka  Russia 2:15.93
8 8 Elizabeth Warden  Canada 2:17.32

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Yana Klochkova  Ukraine 2:11.14
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Amanda Beard  United States 2:11.70 AM
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 2:12.72 AF
4 8 Ágnes Kovács  Hungary 2:13.58
5 1 Teresa Rohmann  Germany 2:13.74
6 2 Lara Carroll  Australia 2:13.74
7 3 Katie Hoff  United States 2:13.97
8 7 Beatrice Câșlaru  Romania 2:15.40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Klochkova golden in 200 IM". USA Today. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (17 August 2004). "Klochkova Scores a Unique Golden Double Double". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 

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