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

The women's 200 metre individual medley 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 individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 16, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 17, 2004 (final)
Competitors30 from 27 nations
Winning time2:11.14
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yana Klochkova  Ukraine
2nd, silver medalist(s) Amanda Beard  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe
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2008 →

Ukraine's Yana Klochkova became the first woman to claim two consecutive Olympic titles in the individual medley, finishing the final race with a time of 2:11.14. American swimmer and three-time Olympian Amanda Beard took home the silver, in an American record time of 2:11.70, while Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry, on the other hand, broke an African record of 2:12.72 to earn the bronze medal.[2][3]

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   Yana Klochkova (UKR) 2:10.68 Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 2 Kirsty Coventry   Zimbabwe 2:13.33 Q
2 4 4 Yana Klochkova   Ukraine 2:13.40 Q
3 4 5 Katie Hoff   United States 2:14.03 Q
4 3 4 Amanda Beard   United States 2:14.49 Q
5 2 3 Hanna Shcherba   Belarus 2:14.59 Q
6 2 6 Beatrice Câșlaru   Romania 2:14.70 Q
7 3 6 Ágnes Kovács   Hungary 2:15.17 Q
8 2 5 Zhou Yafei   China 2:15.56 Q
9 3 5 Alice Mills   Australia 2:15.62 Q
10 2 4 Teresa Rohmann   Germany 2:16.06 Q
11 4 6 Lara Carroll   Australia 2:16.17 Q
12 3 1 Joanna Melo   Brazil 2:16.21 Q
13 3 2 Oxana Verevka   Russia 2:16.63 Q
14 4 7 Georgina Bardach   Argentina 2:16.68 Q
15 4 3 Elizabeth Warden   Canada 2:17.12 Q
16 4 8 Helen Norfolk   New Zealand 2:17.27 Q
17 2 7 Misa Amano   Japan 2:17.88
18 2 2 Alenka Kejžar   Slovenia 2:18.60
19 4 1 Joscelin Yeo   Singapore 2:18.61
20 2 8 Lin Man-hsu   Chinese Taipei 2:18.86
21 2 1 Alessia Filippi   Italy 2:19.21
22 3 8 Siow Yi Ting   Malaysia 2:19.52
23 3 7 Athina Tzavella   Greece 2:20.30
24 1 2 Vered Borochovski   Israel 2:20.62
25 1 4 Petra Banović   Croatia 2:20.83
26 1 5 Park Na-ri   South Korea 2:21.48
27 1 6 Lára Hrund Bjargardóttir   Iceland 2:22.00
28 1 7 Marina Mulyayeva   Kazakhstan 2:24.25
29 3 3 Qi Hui   China 2:26.02
30 1 3 Louise Mai Jansen   Denmark 2:27.08

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Yana Klochkova   Ukraine 2:13.30 Q
2 5 Amanda Beard   United States 2:13.51 Q
3 3 Beatrice Câșlaru   Romania 2:14.25 Q
4 2 Teresa Rohmann   Germany 2:14.47 Q
5 7 Joanna Melo   Brazil 2:15.43
6 1 Georgina Bardach   Argentina 2:15.73
7 6 Zhou Yafei   China 2:15.93
8 8 Helen Norfolk   New Zealand 2:17.41

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Katie Hoff   United States 2:13.60 Q
2 4 Kirsty Coventry   Zimbabwe 2:13.68 Q
3 7 Lara Carroll   Australia 2:13.80 Q
4 6 Ágnes Kovács   Hungary 2:14.68 Q
5 3 Hanna Shcherba   Belarus 2:14.92
6 2 Alice Mills   Australia 2:14.95
7 1 Oxana Verevka   Russia 2:15.93
8 8 Elizabeth Warden   Canada 2:17.32

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
  4 Yana Klochkova   Ukraine 2:11.14
  5 Amanda Beard   United States 2:11.70 AM
  6 Kirsty Coventry   Zimbabwe 2:12.72 AF
4 8 Ágnes Kovács   Hungary 2:13.58
5 1 Teresa Rohmann   Germany 2:13.74
6 2 Lara Carroll   Australia 2:13.74
7 3 Katie Hoff   United States 2:13.97
8 7 Beatrice Câșlaru   Romania 2:15.40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Klochkova golden in 200 IM". USA Today. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (17 August 2004). "Klochkova Scores a Unique Golden Double Double". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 25 March 2013.

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