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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.[1]

Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
VenueSwimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex
Date23 July (heats and final)
Competitors25 from 18 nations
Winning time2:29.54 (OR)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lina Kačiušytė  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Svetlana Varganova  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yuliya Bogdanova  Soviet Union
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Contents

RecordsEdit

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:

Date Round Name Nationality Time OR WR
23 July Heat 3 Svetlana Varganova   Soviet Union 2:29.77 OR
23 July Final Lina Kačiušytė   Soviet Union 2:29.54 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Svetlana Varganova   Soviet Union 2:29.77 Q, OR[1]
2 3 Irena Fleissnerová   Czechoslovakia 2:32.79 Q, NR[4]
3 4 Lina Kačiušytė   Soviet Union 2:33.04 Q
4 2 Yuliya Bogdanova   Soviet Union 2:33.45 Q
5 4 Susanne Nielsson   Denmark 2:34.42 Q
6 2 Silvia Rinka   East Germany 2:34.88 Q
7 1 Bettina Löbel   East Germany 2:35.31 Q
8 1 Ute Geweniger   East Germany 2:35.42 Q
9 3 Eva-Marie Håkansson   Sweden 2:35.64 NR[4]
10 4 Ann-Sofi Roos   Sweden 2:35.99
11 2 Debbie Rudd   Great Britain 2:36.32
12 1 Margaret Kelly   Great Britain 2:37.67
13 4 Tanya Dangalakova   Bulgaria 2:39.11
14 4 Lisa Curry   Australia 2:39.42
15 4 Brigitte Prass   Romania 2:39.90 NR[4]
16 3 Odile Bihan   France 2:40.55
17 4 Sabrina Seminatore   Italy 2:41.77
18 2 Elke Holtz   Mexico 2:42.59 NR[4]
19 1 Brigitte Bosmans   Belgium 2:42.87
20 3 Catherine Bohan   Ireland 2:43.30
21 1 Annick de Susini   France 2:44.03
22 2 Gabriella Kindl   Hungary 2:44.08
23 3 Lynne Tasker   Zimbabwe 2:48.86 NR[4]
24 2 Hoàng Thị Hoà   Vietnam 2:55.94
25 1 Nicole Rajoharison   Madagascar 3:12.40

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Lina Kačiušytė   Soviet Union 2:29.54 OR[1]
  Svetlana Varganova   Soviet Union 2:29.61
  Yuliya Bogdanova   Soviet Union 2:32.39
4 Susanne Nielsson   Denmark 2:32.75 NR[4]
5 Irena Fleissnerová   Czechoslovakia 2:33.23
6 Ute Geweniger   East Germany 2:34.34
7 Bettina Löbel   East Germany 2:34.51
8 Silvia Rinka   East Germany 2:35.38

SourcesEdit

  • "Official Report of the Organising Committee of the Games of the XXII Olympiad" (PDF). Volume Three. Fizkultura i Sport. 1981. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  • Albert Schoenfeld, ed. (September 1980). "Results from the 1980 Olympic Games (Moscow)" (PDF). Swimming World & Junior Swimmer. Albert Schoenfeld. p. 73. ISSN 0039-7431. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  • "Swimming at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 5 July 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Fizkultura i Sport, p. 483
  2. ^ "World Record Progression; 200 m Breaststroke Long Course Women". Swimming Statistics. www.scmsom.se. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  3. ^ Mallon, Bill (1988). "Olympic Records by Sport - Swimming". The Olympic Record Book. Garland Publishing. p. 240. ISBN 0824029488.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Schoenfeld, ed., p. 73