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Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre individual medley

The women's 200 metre individual medley event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 18–19 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.[1]

Women's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney International Aquatic Centre
DateSeptember 18, 2000 (heats &
semifinals)
September 19, 2000 (final)
Competitors36 from 28 nations
Winning time2:10.68 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yana Klochkova  Ukraine
2nd, silver medalist(s) Beatrice Câșlaru  Romania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cristina Teuscher  United States
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Yana Klochkova, Ukraine's swimming pride and three-time European champion, became the fourth swimmer in Olympic history to strike a medley double, since Claudia Kolb did so in 1968, Tracy Caulkins in 1984, and Michelle Smith in 1996. Leading from start to finish, she established a sterling time of 2:10.68 to cut off Lin Li's eight-year Olympic record by a comfortable margin of 0.95 seconds.[2][3] Romania's Beatrice Câșlaru, who shared the European title with Klochkova in the event, raced to silver with a national record of 2:12.57 on the rear of a dominant breaststroke leg. Meanwhile, U.S. swimmer Cristina Teuscher took home the bronze in 2:13.32 to touch out Canada's Marianne Limpert (2:13.44) by 12-hundredths of a second.[4][5][6]

Limpert was followed in fifth by her teammate Joanne Malar (2:13.70) and in sixth by Russia's Oxana Verevka (2:13.88). Previously competed for Brazil in Atlanta four years earlier, Gabrielle Rose finished seventh in 2:14.82, while Japan's Tomoko Hagiwara rounded out the field with an eighth-place time of 2:15.64.[6]

Notable swimmers missed out the top 8 final, featuring China's Chen Yan, who recorded the second fastest time ever in the event's history but faded badly to place ninth (2:15.27); and Australia's home favorite Elli Overton, who finished her semifinal run with an eleventh-place effort (2:15.74).[7]

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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Wu Yanyan (CHN) 2:09.72 Shanghai, China 17 October 1997
Olympic record   Lin Li (CHN) 2:11.65 Barcelona, Spain 30 July 1992

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
19 September Final Yana Klochkova   Ukraine 2:10.68 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

[8]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 7 Oxana Verevka   Russia 2:13.48 Q, NR
2 4 4 Beatrice Câșlaru   Romania 2:13.72 Q
3 5 4 Yana Klochkova   Ukraine 2:13.83 Q
4 4 5 Joanne Malar   Canada 2:13.92 Q
5 5 5 Cristina Teuscher   United States 2:14.17 Q
6 4 3 Marianne Limpert   Canada 2:15.07 Q
7 3 4 Tomoko Hagiwara   Japan 2:15.16 Q
8 3 6 Gabrielle Rose   United States 2:15.55 Q
9 5 2 Chen Yan   China 2:16.01 Q
10 5 1 Federica Biscia   Italy 2:16.09 Q, NR
11 4 6 Sue Rolph   Great Britain 2:16.43 Q
12 4 8 Yseult Gervy   Belgium 2:16.51 Q
13 4 2 Zhan Shu   China 2:16.63 Q
14 5 3 Elli Overton   Australia 2:16.76 Q
15 3 3 Nicole Hetzer   Germany 2:16.98 Q
16 5 6 Sabine Herbst   Germany 2:17.18 Q
17 2 3 Hana Černá   Czech Republic 2:17.58 NR
18 3 8 Kirsty Coventry   Zimbabwe 2:17.73 AF
19 2 5 Alenka Kejžar   Slovenia 2:18.33 NR
20 3 1 Helen Norfolk   New Zealand 2:18.90
21 5 8 Vered Borochovski   Israel 2:18.99
22 2 4 Carolyn Adel   Suriname 2:19.17
23 4 1 Joscelin Yeo   Singapore 2:19.18
24 5 7 Kathryn Evans   Great Britain 2:19.41
25 4 7 Anna Windsor   Australia 2:19.44
26 3 2 Yasuko Tajima   Japan 2:21.65
27 2 2 Nam Yoo-sun   South Korea 2:22.53
28 1 3 Marina Mulyayeva   Kazakhstan 2:22.72
29 2 1 María Virginia Garrone   Argentina 2:22.98
30 2 6 Aikaterini Sarakatsani   Greece 2:23.05
31 2 8 Sia Wai Yen   Malaysia 2:23.31
32 1 5 Alexandra Zertsalova   Kyrgyzstan 2:24.09
33 2 7 Smiljana Marinović   Croatia 2:25.24
34 3 5 Diana Mocanu   Romania 2:29.58
35 1 4 Meritxell Sabate   Andorra 2:30.41
36 1 6 Fernanda Cuadra   Nicaragua 2:38.25

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Beatrice Câșlaru   Romania 2:13.31 Q
2 5 Joanne Malar   Canada 2:13.59 Q
3 3 Marianne Limpert   Canada 2:13.90 Q
4 6 Gabrielle Rose   United States 2:14.40 Q
5 2 Federica Biscia   Italy 2:15.71 NR
6 1 Elli Overton   Australia 2:15.74
7 7 Yseult Gervy   Belgium 2:17.19
8 8 Sabine Herbst   Germany 2:17.51

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Yana Klochkova   Ukraine 2:13.08 Q
2 3 Cristina Teuscher   United States 2:13.47 Q
3 4 Oxana Verevka   Russia 2:14.04 Q
4 6 Tomoko Hagiwara   Japan 2:15.09 Q
5 2 Chen Yan   China 2:15.27
6 7 Sue Rolph   Great Britain 2:15.98
7 1 Zhan Shu   China 2:16.58
8 8 Nicole Hetzer   Germany 2:18.08

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Yana Klochkova   Ukraine 2:10.68 OR*
  5 Beatrice Câșlaru   Romania 2:12.57 NR
  3 Cristina Teuscher   United States 2:13.32
4 2 Marianne Limpert   Canada 2:13.44
5 6 Joanne Malar   Canada 2:13.70
6 7 Oxana Verevka   Russia 2:13.88
7 1 Gabrielle Rose   United States 2:14.82
8 8 Tomoko Hagiwara   Japan 2:15.64

* Also a European and a Ukrainian record.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Klochkova completes golden double". BBC Sport. 19 September 2000. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Franz (19 September 2000). "U.S.' Malchow Beats Odds To Grab Gold". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Aussies rule relays". Sports Illustrated. CNN. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Malchow sets Olympic record in 200 fly". ESPN. 19 September 2000. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  6. ^ a b Whitten, Phillip (19 September 2000). "Olympic Day 4 Finals". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  7. ^ Whitten, Phillip (18 September 2000). "Olympic Day 3 Finals (100 Breast, 100 Back M, 100 Back W, 200 Free)". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  8. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 200m Individual Medley Heats" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 326–327. Retrieved 23 June 2013.

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