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.[1] 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.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
Clare Dennis
  Australia
Hideko Maehata
  Japan
Else Jacobsen
  Denmark

RecordsEdit

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.

ResultsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

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.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Clare Dennis (AUS) 3:08.2 QQ OR
2   Margaret Hoffman (USA) 3:14.7 QQ
3   Dorothy Prior (CAN) 3:33.2

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Else Jacobsen (DEN) 3:12.1 QQ
2   Ann Govednik (USA) 3:15.9 QQ
3   Cecelia Wolstenholme (GBR) 3:24.5
4   Janet Sheather (CAN) 3:46.1

Semifinal 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Hideko Maehata (JPN) 3:10.7 QQ
2   Margery Hinton (GBR) 3:13.5 QQ
3   Jane Cadwell (USA) 3:20.0 QQ
4   Maria Lenk (BRA) 3:26.6

FinalEdit

Tuesday August 9, 1932:

Place Swimmer Time
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 September 2016.

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