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

The women's 200 metre freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between 21 and 22 October.[1] This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Debbie Meyer   United States 2:13.1
2 Oľga Kozičová   Czechoslovakia 2:16.1
3 Susan Williams   Great Britain 2:20.4
4 Heidi Reineck   West Germany 2:21.4
5 Danièle Dorléans   France 2:21.7
6 Kirsten Strange-Campbell   Denmark 2:30.5

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Lyn Bell   Australia 2:15.7
2 Claude Mandonnaud   France 2:15.8
3 Jenny Steinbeck   Australia 2:18.8
4 Helen Elliott   Philippines 2:25.4
5 Novella Calligaris   Italy 2:26.3
6 Marcia Arriaga   Mexico 2:27.0
7 Shen Bao-ni   Chinese Taipei 2:34.0
8 Lorna Blake   Puerto Rico 2:43.8

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jan Henne   United States 2:13.8
2 Marion Lay   Canada 2:16.7
3 María Teresa Ramírez   Mexico 2:17.5
4 Alexandra Jackson   Great Britain 2:19.2
5 Kristina Moir   Puerto Rico 2:23.1
6 Donatella Ferracuti   El Salvador 2:28.2
7 Hrafnhildur Guðmundsdóttir   Iceland 2:28.5

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Gabriele Wetzko   East Germany 2:14.7
2 Angela Coughlan   Canada 2:20.9
3 Maria Strumolo   Italy 2:23.3
4 Aloisia Bauer   West Germany 2:24.5
5 Emilia Figueroa   Uruguay 2:27.4

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jane Barkman   United States 2:13.6
2 Marie-José Kersaudy   France 2:18.0
3 Elisabeth Berglund   Sweden 2:19.7
4 Tamara Sosnova   Soviet Union 2:23.5
5 Patricia Olano   Colombia 2:25.1
6 Silvana Asturias   Guatemala 2:30.7
7 Lylian Castillo   Uruguay 2:34.1

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Mirjana Šegrt   Yugoslavia 2:15.7
2 Oei Liana   Chinese Taipei 2:16.3
3 Julie McDonald   Australia 2:19.9
4 Consuelo Changanaqui   Peru 2:20.7
5 Rosario de Vivanco   Peru 2:22.2
6 Sally Davison   Great Britain 2:26.1

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Debbie Meyer   United States 2:10.5 OR
  Jan Henne   United States 2:11.0
  Jane Barkman   United States 2:11.2
4 Gabriele Wetzko   East Germany 2:12.3
5 Mirjana Šegrt   Yugoslavia 2:13.3
6 Claude Mandonnaud   France 2:14.9
7 Lyn Bell   Australia 2:15.1
8 Olga Kozičová   Czechoslovakia 2:16.0

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 November 2016.