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

The women's 200 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 16 and 17.[1]

Women's 200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 16, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 17, 2004 (final)
Competitors41 from 36 nations
Winning time1:58.03
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Camelia Potec  Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Federica Pellegrini  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Solenne Figuès  France
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Camelia Potec became the second Romanian swimmer to claim a gold medal in swimming (the first being done by Diana Mocanu in Sydney), outside the record time of 1:58.03. The silver medal was awarded to 15-year-old Federica Pellegrini of Italy, who finished behind Potec by 0.19 of a second, clocking at 1:58.22. France's Solenne Figuès, on the other hand, took home the bronze in 1:58.45. World record holder Franziska van Almsick, however, finished outside of medals in fifth place, with a time of 1:58.88.[2][3]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Franziska van Almsick (GER) 1:56.64 Berlin, Germany 3 August 2002
Olympic record   Heike Friedrich (GDR) 1:57.65 Seoul, South Korea 21 September 1988

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 2 Dana Vollmer   United States 1:59.49 Q
2 6 2 Claudia Poll   Costa Rica 1:59.50 Q
3 5 7 Paulina Barzycka   Poland 1:59.52 Q
4 5 6 Federica Pellegrini   Italy 1:59.80 Q
5 6 3 Solenne Figuès   France 1:59.90 Q
6 6 7 Josefin Lillhage   Sweden 2:00.04 Q
7 4 6 Elka Graham   Australia 2:00.13 Q
8 6 4 Lindsay Benko   United States 2:00.21 Q
9 6 5 Franziska van Almsick   Germany 2:00.23 Q
10 5 4 Melanie Marshall   Great Britain 2:00.46 Q
11 4 5 Camelia Potec   Romania 2:00.50 Q
12 5 3 Alena Popchanka   Belarus 2:00.67 Q
13 4 1 Tomoko Nagai   Japan 2:00.73 Q
14 5 5 Pang Jiaying   China 2:00.80 Q
15 4 3 Martina Moravcová   Slovakia 2:01.00 Q
16 4 4 Yang Yu   China 2:01.33 Q
17 6 8 Brittany Reimer   Canada 2:01.39
18 4 7 Sara Isaković   Slovenia 2:01.71
19 6 6 Linda Mackenzie   Australia 2:02.04
20 5 2 Sara Harstick   Germany 2:02.25
21 5 1 Nataliya Shalagina   Russia 2:02.37
22 3 5 Olena Lapunova   Ukraine 2:02.71
23 5 8 Mariana Brochado   Brazil 2:02.91
24 3 3 Hanna Miluska   Switzerland 2:03.28
25 3 1 Florencia Szigeti   Argentina 2:03.29
26 4 8 Kim Hyun-joo   South Korea 2:03.33
27 6 1 Zoi Dimoschaki   Greece 2:03.38
28 3 4 Elina Partõka   Estonia 2:03.54
29 3 2 Alison Fitch   New Zealand 2:03.58
30 3 8 Janelle Atkinson   Jamaica 2:04.06
31 3 7 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary 2:04.22
32 3 6 Petra Banović   Croatia 2:04.24
33 2 2 Jana Myšková   Czech Republic 2:04.62
34 2 4 Vesna Stojanovska   Macedonia 2:04.64
35 1 3 Pilin Tachakittiranan   Thailand 2:05.29
36 1 4 Yang Chin-kuei   Chinese Taipei 2:05.65
37 2 3 Louise Mai Jansen   Denmark 2:06.06
38 2 5 Larisa Lăcustă   Romania 2:06.62
39 2 6 Sze Hang Yu   Hong Kong 2:07.55
40 2 7 Khadija Ciss   Senegal 2:09.04
41 1 5 Yuliya Rissik   Kazakhstan 2:09.93

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Federica Pellegrini   Italy 1:58.02 Q
2 1 Pang Jiaying   China 1:58.68 Q
3 3 Josefin Lillhage   Sweden 1:59.31 Q
4 4 Claudia Poll   Costa Rica 1:59.79
5 7 Alena Popchanka   Belarus 1:59.87
6 6 Lindsay Benko   United States 2:00.22
7 8 Yang Yu   China 2:00.52
8 2 Melanie Marshall   Great Britain 2:01.06

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Solenne Figuès   France 1:58.65 Q
2 4 Dana Vollmer   United States 1:59.04 Q
3 5 Paulina Barzycka   Poland 1:59.10 Q
4 2 Franziska van Almsick   Germany 1:59.13 Q
5 7 Camelia Potec   Romania 1:59.25 Q
6 6 Elka Graham   Australia 1:59.44
7 8 Martina Moravcová   Slovenia 1:59.96
8 1 Tomoko Nagai   Japan 2:00.09

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
  1 Camelia Potec   Romania 1:58.03
  4 Federica Pellegrini   Italy 1:58.22
  5 Solenne Figuès   France 1:58.45
4 2 Paulina Barzycka   Poland 1:58.62
5 7 Franziska van Almsick   Germany 1:58.88
6 6 Dana Vollmer   United States 1:58.98
7 3 Pang Jiaying   China 1:59.16
8 8 Josefin Lillhage   Sweden 1:59.20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Potec wins freestyle gold". BBC Sport. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Camelia Potec Takes 200 Freestyle from Lane Ones". Swimming World Magazine. 17 August 2004. Archived from the original on 3 December 2005. Retrieved 20 March 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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