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Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre backstroke

The women's 200 metre backstroke event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place on 25 September at the Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

Women's 200 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueJamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date25 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors34 from 25 nations
Winning time2:09.29 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kathrin Zimmermann  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cornelia Sirch  East Germany
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Contents

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Betsy Mitchell (USA) 2:08.60 Orlando, United States 27 June 1986
Olympic record   Rica Reinisch (GDR) 2:11.77 Moscow, Soviet Union 27 July 1980

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
25 September Heat 4 Krisztina Egerszegi   Hungary 2:11.01 OR
25 September Heat 5 Cornelia Sirch   East Germany 2:10.46 OR
25 September Final A Krisztina Egerszegi   Hungary 2:09.29 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Cornelia Sirch   East Germany 2:10.46 Q, OR
2 4 Krisztina Egerszegi   Hungary 2:11.01 Q
3 3 Kathrin Zimmermann   East Germany 2:12.81 Q
4 4 Beth Barr   United States 2:13.91 Q
5 5 Andrea Hayes   United States 2:14.77 Q
6 5 Nicole Livingstone   Australia 2:14.81 Q
7 4 Jolanda de Rover   Netherlands 2:16.58 Q
8 4 Svenja Schlicht   West Germany 2:16.81 Q
9 5 Karen Lord   Australia 2:16.94 q
10 4 Katherine Read   Great Britain 2:17.22 q
11 3 Anca Pătrășcoiu   Romania 2:17.25 q
12 4 Lorenza Vigarani   Italy 2:17.35 q
13 5 Sharon Musson   New Zealand 2:17.47 q
14 3 Johanna Larsson   Sweden 2:18.01 q
15 2 Lin Li   China 2:18.11 q
16 5 Satoko Morishita   Japan 2:18.74 q
17 5 Michelle Smith   Ireland 2:19.50
18 2 Aileen Convery   Ireland 2:19.91
19 3 Lori Melien   Canada 2:20.45
20 5 Tomoko Onogi   Japan 2:21.46
21 3 Sylvia Hume   New Zealand 2:21.55
22 4 Helen Slatter   Great Britain 2:21.66
23 4 Wang Bolin   China 2:21.70
24 2 Rita Jean Garay   Puerto Rico 2:23.73
25 3 Christine Magnier   France 2:24.15
26 2 Hong Ji-hee   South Korea 2:24.58
27 2 Eva Gysling   Switzerland 2:24.61
28 3 Katja Ziliox   West Germany 2:26.25
29 1 Ana Joselina Fortin   Honduras 2:32.13
30 1 Tricia Duncan   Virgin Islands 2:33.97
31 2 Wang Chi   Chinese Taipei 2:36.60
32 1 Sharon Pickering   Fiji 2:36.99
2 Akiko Thomson   Philippines DNS
3 Ruth Hochstatter   Austria DNS

FinalsEdit

[3]

Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 3 Anca Pătrășcoiu   Romania 2:15.75
10 2 Sharon Musson   New Zealand 2:16.06
11 1 Lin Li   China 2:16.68
12 5 Katherine Read   Great Britain 2:18.20
13 6 Lorenza Vigarani   Italy 2:18.69
14 4 Karen Lord   Australia 2:18.78
8 Satoko Morishita   Japan
7 Johanna Larsson   Sweden DSQ

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Krisztina Egerszegi   Hungary 2:09.29 OR
  3 Kathrin Zimmermann   East Germany 2:10.61
  4 Cornelia Sirch   East Germany 2:11.45
4 6 Beth Barr   United States 2:12.39
5 7 Nicole Livingstone   Australia 2:13.43
6 2 Andrea Hayes   United States 2:15.02
7 1 Jolanda de Rover   Netherlands 2:15.17
8 8 Svenja Schlicht   West Germany 2:15.94

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 200m Backstroke Heats" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. pp. 423–424. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 200m Backstroke Finals" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 424. Retrieved 2 April 2017.

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