Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke
The women's 200 metre breaststroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third appearance of the event, which was established in 1924. The competition was held on Saturday August 6, 1932 and on Tuesday August 9, 1932.
Eleven swimmers from seven nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.
|World record||3:03.4||Else Jacobsen||Stockholm (SWE)||May 11, 1932|
|Olympic record||3:11.2||Hilde Schrader||Amsterdam (NED)||August 8, 1928|
In the first semi-final Clare Dennis set a new Olympic record with 3:08.2 minutes. In the final she bettered this record with 3:06.3 minutes.
Saturday August 6, 1932: The fastest two in each semi-final and the fastest third-placed from across the semi-finals advanced to the final.
|1||Clare Dennis (AUS)||3:08.2||QQ OR|
|2||Margaret Hoffman (USA)||3:14.7|
|3||Dorothy Prior (CAN)||3:33.2|
|1||Else Jacobsen (DEN)||3:12.1|
|2||Ann Govednik (USA)||3:15.9|
|3||Cecelia Wolstenholme (GBR)||3:24.5|
|4||Janet Sheather (CAN)||3:46.1|
|1||Hideko Maehata (JPN)||3:10.7|
|2||Margery Hinton (GBR)||3:13.5|
|3||Jane Cadwell (USA)||3:20.0|
|4||Maria Lenk (BRA)||3:26.6|
Tuesday August 9, 1932:
|1||Clare Dennis (AUS)||3:06.3 OR|
|2||Hideko Maehata (JPN)||3:06.4|
|3||Else Jacobsen (DEN)||3:07.1|
|4||Margery Hinton (GBR)||3:11.7|
|5||Margaret Hoffman (USA)||3:11.8|
|6||Ann Govednik (USA)||3:16.0|
|7||Jane Cadwell (USA)||3:18.2|
- "Swimming at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 September 2016.