Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke
The women's 200 metre breaststroke event, included in the swimming competition at the 1980 Summer Olympics, took place on July 23, at the Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow, Soviet Union. In this event, swimmers covered four lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the breaststroke. It was the thirteenth appearance of the event, which first appeared at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of 25 competitors from 18 nations participated in the event.
|Women's 200 metre breaststroke|
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
|Venue||Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex|
|Date||23 July (heats and final)|
|Competitors||25 from 18 nations|
|Winning time||2:29.54 (OR)|
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were:
|World record||Lina Kačiušytė (URS)||2:28.36 s||Potsdam, East Germany||6 April 1979|
|Olympic record||Marina Kosheveya (URS)||2:33.35 s||Montreal, Canada||21 July 1976|
The following records were established during the competition:
|23 July||Heat 3||Svetlana Varganova||Soviet Union||2:29.77||OR|
|23 July||Final||Lina Kačiušytė||Soviet Union||2:29.54||OR|
|Lina Kačiušytė||Soviet Union||2:29.54||OR|
|Svetlana Varganova||Soviet Union||2:29.61|
|Yuliya Bogdanova||Soviet Union||2:32.39|
|6||Ute Geweniger||East Germany||2:34.34|
|7||Bettina Löbel||East Germany||2:34.51|
|8||Silvia Rinka||East Germany||2:35.38|
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