Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

The women's 200 metre breaststroke event, included in the swimming competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics, took place on July 21, at the Olympic Pool in Montreal, Canada.[1] In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke. It was the twelfth appearance of the event, which first appeared at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of 39 competitors from 22 nations participated in the event.[2]

Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Pool
Date21 July (heats and final)
Competitors39 from 22 nations
Winning time2:33.35 (WR)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Marina Kosheveya  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Marina Yurchenya  Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Lyubov Rusanova  Soviet Union
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RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were:

World record   Karla Linke (GDR) 2:34.99 s Vienna, Austria 19 August 1974 [3]
Olympic record   Beverley Whitfield (AUS) 2:41.71 s Munich, West Germany 29 August 1972 [4]

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
21 July Heat 1 Marina Kosheveya   Soviet Union 2:35.14 OR
21 July Final Marina Kosheveya   Soviet Union 2:33.35 OR WR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Marina Kosheveya   Soviet Union 2:35.14 Q, OR[4]
2 5 Karla Linke   East Germany 2:37.13 Q
3 4 Hannelore Anke   East Germany 2:37.13 Q
4 4 Lyubov Rusanova   Soviet Union 2:37.45 Q
5 2 Marina Yurchenya   Soviet Union 2:37.92 Q
6 1 Debbie Rudd   Great Britain 2:38.26 Q
7 3 Margaret Kelly   Great Britain 2:39.01 Q
8 5 Carola Nitschke   East Germany 2:39.06 Q
9 3 Joann Baker   Canada 2:39.27
10 5 Wijda Mazereeuw   Netherlands 2:39.59
11 3 Lisa Borsholt   Canada 2:39.94
12 2 Susanne Nielsson   Denmark 2:41.09
13 2 Ann-Sofi Roos   Sweden 2:41.38
14 2 Christine Jarvis   Great Britain 2:41.61
15 2 Laura Siering   United States 2:41.66
16 1 Marcia Morey   United States 2:41.85
17 4 Dagmar Rehak   West Germany 2:41.98
18 4 Anna Skolarczyk   Poland 2:42.05
19 2 Gabriele Askamp   West Germany 2:42.58
20 4 Judith Hudson   Australia 2:43.88
21 2 Kazuyo Inaba   Japan 2:44.08
22 5 Toshiko Haruoka   Japan 2:44.11
23 3 Melanie MacKay   Canada 2:45.08
24 4 Anette Fredriksson   Sweden 2:45.31
25 5 Janis Hape   United States 2:45.57
26 3 Annick de Susini   France 2:45.63
27 3 Karin Deleurand   Denmark 2:45.96
28 3 Chiharu Mori   Japan 2:46.04
29 4 Colette Crabbe   Belgium 2:47.16
30 5 Véronique Brisy   Belgium 2:47.55
31 1 Cristina Teixeira   Brazil 2:47.69
32 1 Allison Smith   Australia 2:50.11
33 1 Beatriz Camuñas   Mexico 2:50.78
34 4 Angela López   Puerto Rico 2:52.71
35 5 Nancy Deano   Philippines 2:53.08
36 3 Elena Ospitaletche   Uruguay 2:53.60
37 1 Dacyl Pérez   Venezuela 2:56.76
38 2 Patricia Spohn   Argentina 2:59.51
39 1 Éva Kiss   Hungary DNS[2]

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Marina Kosheveya   Soviet Union 2:33.35 WR[2][4]
  Marina Yurchenya   Soviet Union 2:36.08
  Lyubov Rusanova   Soviet Union 2:36.22
4 Hannelore Anke   East Germany 2:36.49
5 Karla Linke   East Germany 2:36.97
6 Carola Nitschke   East Germany 2:38.27
7 Margaret Kelly   Great Britain 2:38.37
8 Debbie Rudd   Great Britain 2:39.01

SourcesEdit

  • "Games of the XXI Olympiad; Montréal 1976" (PDF). Volume Three. COJO 76. 1976. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  • Albert Schoenfeld, ed. (September 1976). "Results from the 1976 Olympic Games (Montreal)" (PDF). Swimming World & Junior Swimmer. Albert Schoenfeld. p. 90. ISSN 0039-7431. Retrieved 5 July 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c COJO 76, p. 473
  3. ^ "World, American and U.S. Open Records" (PDF). USA Swimming. 7 May 2012. p. 15. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b c Mallon, Bill (1988). "Olympic Records by Sport - Swimming". The Olympic Record Book. Garland Publishing. p. 240. ISBN 0824029488.