Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre butterfly

The women's 200 metre butterfly event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place 24 October.[1] This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool. This was the first time for this event for the women swimmers.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Ada Kok
  Netherlands
Silver Helga Lindner
  East Germany
Bronze Ellie Daniel
  United States

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Diane Giebel   United States 2:33.0
2 Yasuko Fujii   Japan 2:33.4
3 Margaret Auton   Great Britain 2:33.6
4 Sandra Whittleston   New Zealand 2:39.7
5 Carmen Gómez   Colombia 2:44.7

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ellie Daniel   United States 2:29.4
2 Vivienne Smith   Ireland 2:39.7
3 Jeanne Warren   Canada 2:40.7
4 Lyn McClements   Australia 2:40.7
5 Lotten Andersson   Sweden 2:42.1
6 Lidia Ramírez   Mexico 2:42.1

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Toni Hewitt   United States 2:29.1
2 Heike Hustede-Nagel   West Germany 2:32.1
3 Christine Strübing   East Germany 2:39.0
4 Nam Sang-nam   South Korea 2:58.6

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ada Kok   Netherlands 2:26.3
2 Helga Lindner   East Germany 2:29.4
3 Tetiana Dev'iatova   Soviet Union 2:34.7
4 Marilyn Corson   Canada 2:41.8
5 Pauline Gray   Australia 2:43.6
6 Kristina Moir   Puerto Rico 2:51.1

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Ada Kok   Netherlands 2:24.7 OR
  Helga Lindner   East Germany 2:24.8
  Ellie Daniel   United States 2:25.9
4 Toni Hewitt   United States 2:26.2
5 Heike Hustede-Nagel   West Germany 2:27.9
6 Diane Giebel   United States 2:31.7
7 Margaret Auton   Great Britain 2:33.2
8 Yasuko Fujii   Japan 2:34.3

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Butterfly". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 November 2016.