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Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre butterfly

The women's 200 metre butterfly event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 17 and 18.[1]

Women's 200 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 17, 2004 (heats & semifinals)
August 18, 2004 (final)
Competitors32 from 26 nations
Winning time2:06.05
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Otylia Jędrzejczak  Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Petria Thomas  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yuko Nakanishi  Japan
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Polish swimmer and world record holder Otylia Jędrzejczak added gold to her two silver medals by a storming victory in this event, and by becoming the nation's first ever swimming champion, in an outstanding time of 2:06.05.[2][3] Three-time Olympian Petria Thomas of Australia managed to repeat her silver from Atlanta, lowering her time to 2:06.36. Japan's Yuko Nakanishi, on the other hand, took home the bronze at 2:08.04.[4]

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Otylia Jędrzejczak (POL) 2:05.78 Berlin, Germany 4 August 2002
Olympic record   Misty Hyman (USA) 2:05.88 Sydney, Australia 20 September 2000

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Otylia Jędrzejczak   Poland 2:09.64 Q
2 4 5 Yuko Nakanishi   Japan 2:10.04 Q
3 2 4 Éva Risztov   Hungary 2:10.49 Q
4 4 3 Kaitlin Sandeno   United States 2:10.50 Q
5 3 4 Petria Thomas   Australia 2:10.87 Q
6 2 3 Georgina Lee   Great Britain 2:10.99 Q
7 3 5 Felicity Galvez   Australia 2:11.17 Q
8 4 2 Yukiko Osada   Japan 2:11.20 Q
9 3 6 Francesca Segat   Italy 2:11.40 Q
10 4 1 María Peláez   Spain 2:11.66 Q
11 3 1 Li Jie   China 2:11.77 Q
12 2 5 Dana Kirk   United States 2:11.96 Q
13 4 6 Mette Jacobsen   Denmark 2:11.99 Q
14 2 6 Annika Mehlhorn   Germany 2:12.25 Q
15 3 7 Aurore Mongel   France 2:12.26 Q
16 3 3 Paola Cavallino   Italy 2:12.34 Q
17 2 7 Beatrix Boulsevicz   Hungary 2:12.54
18 1 5 Maria Bulakhova   Russia 2:12.99
19 3 2 Roser Vives   Spain 2:13.02
20 2 8 Raquel Felgueiras   Portugal 2:13.08
21 4 8 Georgina Bardach   Argentina 2:13.68
22 4 7 Vasiliki Angelopoulou   Greece 2:13.88
23 2 2 Petra Zahrl   Austria 2:13.92
24 2 1 Kwon You-ri   South Korea 2:14.30
25 1 3 Cheng Wan-jung   Chinese Taipei 2:16.25
26 3 8 Vesna Stojanovska   Macedonia 2:16.51
27 1 2 Nataliya Samorodina   Ukraine 2:17.15
28 1 4 Anja Klinar   Slovenia 2:18.15
29 1 6 Chan Wing Suet   Hong Kong 2:18.45
30 1 1 Heather Roffey   Cayman Islands 2:19.34
31 1 7 Gülşah Günenç   Turkey 2:20.17
32 1 8 Christel Bouvron   Singapore 2:26.21

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Kaitlin Sandeno   United States 2:08.77 Q
2 4 Yuko Nakanishi   Japan 2:08.83 Q
3 8 Paola Cavallino   Italy 2:10.23 Q
4 7 Dana Kirk   United States 2:10.69
5 3 Georgina Lee   Great Britain 2:10.93
6 6 Yukiko Osada   Japan 2:11.35
7 1 Annika Mehlhorn   Germany 2:11.37
8 2 María Peláez   Spain 2:12.54

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Otylia Jędrzejczak   Poland 2:08.84 Q
2 3 Petria Thomas   Australia 2:09.24 Q
3 6 Felicity Galvez   Australia 2:09.54 Q
4 5 Éva Risztov   Hungary 2:09.83 Q
5 1 Mette Jacobsen   Denmark 2:10.47 Q
6 8 Aurore Mongel   France 2:11.13
7 2 Francesca Segat   Italy 2:11.18
8 7 Li Jie   China 2:13.41

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
  3 Otylia Jędrzejczak   Poland 2:06.05
  6 Petria Thomas   Australia 2:06.36
  5 Yuko Nakanishi   Japan 2:08.04
4 4 Kaitlin Sandeno   United States 2:08.18
5 2 Felicity Galvez   Australia 2:09.28
6 8 Mette Jacobsen   Denmark 2:10.01
7 1 Paola Cavallino   Italy 2:10.14
8 7 Éva Risztov   Hungary 2:10.58

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ Andersson, Astrid (21 December 2004). "Olympic champion's heart of gold". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (18 August 2004). "Jedrzejczak Powers to Great Win in 200 Fly and Poland's First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal in the Pool". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Otylia Jedrzejczak of Poland wins women's 200m butterfly gold". Xinhua News Agency. People's Daily. 19 August 2004. Retrieved 24 March 2013.

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