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Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre individual medley

The women's 200 metre individual medley event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place on 8–9 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.[1]

Women's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Aquatics Stadium
Dates8 August 2016 (heats &
semifinals)
9 August 2016 (final)
Competitors40 from 27 nations
Winning time2:06.58 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Katinka Hosszú
 Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Siobhan-Marie O'Connor
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Maya DiRado
 United States
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Another medley double happened for the sixth straight time, as Hungary's Katinka Hosszú pulled away from the field to collect her third individual Olympic gold at these Games. Leading from the start, she threw down a gold-medal time in 2:06.58 to establish a new Olympic record, and to hold off a charging Great Britain's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor by three tenths of a second.[2][3] Unable to catch the Hungarian towards a sprint finish, O'Connor produced a new British record of 2:06.88 to take home the silver.[4][5] Meanwhile, U.S. swimmer Maya DiRado added a bronze to her runner-up prize from the 400 m individual medley three days earlier with a time of 2:08.79, edging out her teammate Melanie Margalis (2:09.21) to fourth by almost half a second.[6][7]

Australia's Alicia Coutts, silver medalist from London 2012, culminated her Olympic career with a fifth-place time in 2:10.88, and was shortly followed in sixth by Canadian swimmer Sydney Pickrem (2:11.22).[8] Russia's Viktoriya Andreeva (2:12.28), and defending gold medalist Ye Shiwen of China (2:13.56) closed out the field.[7]

Hosszú also posted an Olympic record in 2:07.45 to lead all swimmers on the morning prelims, clipping 0.12 seconds off the previous mark set by Ye Shiwen in London four years earlier.[9][10]

In the medal ceremony, the medals for the competition were presented by Pál Schmitt, Hungary, IOC member, and the gifts were presented by Mohamed Diop, Senegal, Bureau Member of FINA.

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Katinka Hosszú (HUN) 2:06.12 Kazan, Russia 3 August 2015
Olympic record   Ye Shiwen (CHN) 2:07.57 London, United kingdom 31 July 2012

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nation Time Record
8 August Heat 5 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary 2:07.45 OR
9 August Final Katinka Hosszú   Hungary 2:06.58 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 4 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary 2:07.45 Q, OR
2 4 4 Siobhan-Marie O'Connor   Great Britain 2:08.44 Q
3 4 3 Melanie Margalis   United States 2:09.62 Q
4 3 4 Maya DiRado   United States 2:10.24 Q
5 4 5 Miho Teramura   Japan 2:10.34 Q
6 3 5 Alicia Coutts   Australia 2:10.52 Q
7 3 6 Ye Shiwen   China 2:10.56 Q
8 5 3 Sydney Pickrem   Canada 2:11.06 Q
9 5 6 Zsuzsanna Jakabos   Hungary 2:11.69 Q
10 2 2 Kim Seo-yeong   South Korea 2:11.75 Q
11 5 7 Runa Imai   Japan 2:11.78 Q
12 3 3 Hannah Miley   Great Britain 2:11.84 Q
13 5 2 Alexandra Wenk   Germany 2:12.46 Q
14 4 1 Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson   Canada 2:12.56 Q
15 4 2 Mireia Belmonte Garcia   Spain 2:12.58 Q
16 5 5 Viktoriya Andreeva   Russia 2:13.01 Q
17 4 6 Kotuku Ngawati   Australia 2:13.05
18 5 1 Joanna Maranhão   Brazil 2:13.06
19 2 4 Maria Ugolkova   Switzerland 2:13.77
20 2 8 Stina Gardell   Sweden 2:14.41
21 3 2 Barbora Závadová   Czech Republic 2:14.45
22 2 3 Luisa Trombetti   Italy 2:14:66
23 4 7 Zhou Min   China 2:14.81
24 2 7 África Zamorano   Spain 2:14.87
25 1 2 Tanja Kylliäinen   Finland 2:14.97
26 4 8 Lisa Zaiser   Austria 2:15.23
27 1 8 Anja Crevar   Serbia 2:15.33
28 5 8 Sara Franceschi   Italy 2:15.61
29 2 5 Louise Hansson   Sweden 2:15.66
30 1 5 Fantine Lesaffre   France 2:15.71
3 8 Lena Kreundl   Austria
32 1 4 Nam Yoo-sun   South Korea 2:16.11
33 3 7 Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên   Vietnam 2:16.20
34 1 3 Marrit Steenbergen   Netherlands 2:16.59
35 1 1 Victoria Kaminskaya   Portugal 2:16.78
36 1 6 Simona Baumrtová   Czech Republic 2:17.21
37 2 1 Virginia Bardach   Argentina 2:17.94
38 3 1 Ranohon Amanova   Uzbekistan 2:18.97
39 1 7 Katarzyna Baranowska   Poland 2:19.03
2 6 Siobhan Haughey   Hong Kong DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Siobhan-Marie O'Connor   Great Britain 2:07.57 Q, NR
2 3 5 Maya DiRado   United States 2:08.91 Q
3 3 3 Alicia Coutts   Australia 2:10.35 Q
4 5 6 Sydney Pickrem   Canada 2:10.57 Q
5 5 8 Viktoriya Andreeva   Russia 2:10.87 Q
6 2 2 Kim Seo-yeong   South Korea 2:12.15
3 7 Hannah Miley   Great Britain
8 4 1 Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson   Canada 2:12.25

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 4 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary 2:08.13 Q
2 3 6 Ye Shiwen   China 2:09.33 Q
3 4 5 Melanie Margalis   United States 2:10.10 Q
4 4 3 Miho Teramura   Japan 2:11.03
5 5 2 Zsuzsanna Jakabos   Hungary 2:12.05
6 5 1 Alexandra Wenk   Germany 2:12.13
7 2 7 Runa Imai   Japan 2:12.53
8 4 8 Mireia Belmonte García   Spain 2:13.33

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary 2:06.58 OR
  4 Siobhan-Marie O'Connor   Great Britain 2:06.88 NR
  3 Maya DiRado   United States 2:08.79
4 2 Melanie Margalis   United States 2:09.21
5 7 Alicia Coutts   Australia 2:10.88
6 1 Sydney Pickrem   Canada 2:11.22
7 8 Viktoriya Andreeva   Russia 2:12.28
8 6 Ye Shiwen   China 2:13.56

ReferencesEdit

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