Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke
The women's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in 2021 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. It will be the event's twenty-third consecutive appearance, having been held at every edition since 1924.
|Women's 200 metre breaststroke|
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
|Venue||Tokyo Aquatics Centre|
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Rikke Møller Pedersen (DEN)||2:19.11||Barcelona, Spain||1 August 2013|||
|Olympic record||Rebecca Soni (USA)||2:19.59||London, United Kingdom||2 August 2012|||
The Olympic Qualifying Time for the event is 2:25.52. Up to two swimmers per National Olympic Committee (NOC) can automatically qualify by swimming that time at an approved qualification event. The Olympic Selection Time is 2:29.89. Up to one swimmer per NOC meeting that time is eligible for selection, allocated by world ranking until the maximum quota for all swimming events is reached. NOCs without a female swimmer qualified in any event can also use their universality place.
The competition consists of three rounds: heats, semifinals, and a final. The swimmers with the best 16 times in the heats advance to the semifinals. The swimmers with the best 8 times in the semifinals advance to the final. Swim-offs are used as necessary to break ties for advancement to the next round.
The swimmers with the top 16 times, regardless of heat, advance to the semifinals.
The swimmers with the best 8 times, regardless of heat, advanced to the final.
- "Tokyo 2020: Swimming Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
- "Pedersen sets 200 meters breaststroke world record". Reuters. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
- Auerbach, Nicole (2 August 2012). "Rebecca Soni sets world record in winning gold". USA Today. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (pdf). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
- "FINA Swimming Rulebook, 2017–21" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 29 January 2020.