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

The women's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place between 20–21 September at the Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

Women's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueJamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date20 September (heats)
21 September (finals)
Competitors43 from 27 nations
Winning time2:26.71 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Silke Hörner  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Huang Xiaomin  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Antoaneta Frenkeva  Bulgaria
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Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Allison Higson (CAN) 2:27.27 Montreal, Canada 28 May 1988
Olympic record   Lina Kačiušytė (URS) 2:29.54 Moscow, Soviet Union 23 July 1980

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
20 September Heat 6 Silke Hörner   East Germany 2:27.63 OR
21 September Final A Silke Hörner   East Germany 2:26.71 WR

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 6 Silke Hörner   East Germany 2:27.63 Q, OR
2 5 Yuliya Bogacheva   Soviet Union 2:28.94 Q
3 4 Antoaneta Frenkeva   Bulgaria 2:29.57 Q
4 6 Allison Higson   Canada 2:29.67 Q
5 5 Tanya Dangalakova   Bulgaria 2:29.91 Q
6 5 Huang Xiaomin   China 2:30.03 Q
7 4 Ingrid Lempereur   Belgium 2:30.07 Q
8 4 Manuela Dalla Valle   Italy 2:30.60 Q
9 6 Susanne Börnike   East Germany 2:30.71 q
10 4 Svetlana Kuzmina   Soviet Union 2:30.93 q
11 5 Linda Moes   Netherlands 2:31.98 q
12 6 Tracey McFarlane   United States 2:32.11 q
13 4 Annalisa Nisiro   Italy 2:32.77 q
14 6 Brigitte Becue   Belgium 2:33.13 q
15 6 Susan Rapp   United States 2:34.21 q
16 5 Guylaine Cloutier   Canada 2:34.36 q
17 4 Britta Dahm   West Germany 2:35.06
18 3 Silvia Parera   Spain 2:35.57
19 6 Yoshie Nishioka   Japan 2:35.81
20 3 Suki Brownsdon   Great Britain 2:36.14
21 5 Kornelia Stawicka   Poland 2:36.86
22 6 Virginie Bojaryn   France 2:37.38
23 5 Hiroko Nagasaki   Japan 2:37.44
24 1 Karen Horning   Peru 2:37.84
25 5 Pia Sørensen   Denmark 2:38.49
26 4 Pascaline Louvrier   France 2:38.75
27 3 Ragnheiður Runólfsdóttir   Iceland 2:39.10
28 3 Dorota Chylak   Poland 2:39.38
29 2 Park Sung-won   South Korea 2:39.40
30 3 Lara Hooiveld   Australia 2:39.97
31 2 Nancy Kemp-Arendt   Luxembourg 2:40.78
32 3 Anamarija Petričević   Yugoslavia 2:40.80
33 2 Helen Frank   Great Britain 2:41.12
34 6 Heike Esser   West Germany 2:41.34
35 1 Carwai Seto   Chinese Taipei 2:42.31
36 2 Patricia Brülhart   Switzerland 2:42.82
37 1 Montserrat Hidalgo   Costa Rica 2:44.72
38 2 Sigrid Niehaus   Costa Rica 2:45.35
39 3 Alicia María Boscatto   Argentina 2:45.80
40 3 Chen Huiling   China 2:45.87
41 2 Kimberly Chen   Chinese Taipei 2:50.84
42 1 Dipika Chanmugam   Sri Lanka 2:51.60
2 Valentina Aracil   Argentina DSQ

FinalsEdit

[3]

Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 4 Susanne Börnike   East Germany 2:28.55
10 5 Svetlana Kuzmina   Soviet Union 2:30.03
11 3 Linda Moes   Netherlands 2:30.83
12 2 Annalisa Nisiro   Italy 2:31.19
13 1 Susan Rapp   United States 2:32.90
14 6 Tracey McFarlane   United States 2:33.46
15 8 Guylaine Cloutier   Canada 2:33.50
16 7 Brigitte Becue   Belgium 2:34.10

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Silke Hörner   East Germany 2:26.71 WR
  7 Huang Xiaomin   China 2:27.49 AS
  3 Antoaneta Frenkeva   Bulgaria 2:28.34
4 2 Tanya Dangalakova   Bulgaria 2:28.43
5 5 Yuliya Bogacheva   Soviet Union 2:28.54
6 1 Ingrid Lempereur   Belgium 2:29.42 NR
7 6 Allison Higson   Canada 2:29.60
8 8 Manuela Dalla Valle   Italy 2:29.86

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 200m Breaststroke Heats" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 425. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 200m Breaststroke Finals" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 425. Retrieved 2 April 2017.

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