Beijing Olympics 2008 200m Women Backstroke Swimming Scoreboard

Medalists

 

Gold Zimbabwe Kirsty Coventry
Zimbabwe (ZIM)
Silver United States Margaret Hoelzer
United States (USA)
Bronze Japan Reiko Nakamura
Japan (JPN)

Records

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

 

World Record  Margaret Hoelzer (USA) 2:06.09 Omaha, United States 5 July 2008
Olympic Record  Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 2:07.06 Barcelona, Spain 31 July 1992

Heats

Heat 1

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Yeongseo Kang South Korea 2:14.52
2 5 Gisela Morales Guatemala 2:14.54
3 4 Erin Nicole Volcan Smith Venezuela 2:15.58

Heat 2

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 Melanie Nocher Ireland 2:12.29
2 6 Zuzanna Mazurek Poland 2:12.46
3 4 Lydia Morant Spain 2:13.87
4 8 Fernanda Gonzalez Mexico 2:14.64
5 1 Stella Boumi Greece 2:14.73
6 3 Sanja Jovanovic Croatia 2:15.57
7 5 Christin Zenner Germany 2:20.28
8 2 Julia Wilkinson Canada DNS

Heat 3

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Jing Zhao China 2:08.97 Q
2 3 Anastasia Zuyeva Russia 2:09.01 Q
3 4 Laure Manaudou France 2:09.39 Q
4 6 Belinda Hocking Australia 2:09.54 Q
5 1 Anja Čarman Slovenia 2:10.49 Q
6 2 Gemma Spofforth Great Britain 2:10.58 Q
7 7 Evelin Verraszto Hungary 2:11.02
8 8 Lindsay Seemann Canada 2:15.07

Heat 4

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe 2:06.76 Q, OR
2 3 Meagen Nay Australia 2:08.79 Q
3 2 Melissa Ingram New Zealand 2:09.34 Q
4 5 Alexianne Castel France 2:09.37 Q
5 6 Hanae Ito Japan 2:10.05 Q
6 8 Yanyan Chen China 2:11.95
7 7 Melissa Corfe South Africa 2:12.64
8 1 Iryna Amshennikova Ukraine 2:15.78

Heat 5

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 Elizabeth Simmonds Great Britain 2:08.66 Q, NR
2 5 Elizabeth Beisel United States 2:09.02 Q
3 4 Margaret Hoelzer United States 2:09.12 Q
4 3 Reiko Nakamura Japan 2:09.77 Q
5 7 Stanislava Komarova Russia 2:09.93 Q
6 2 Nikolett Szepesi Hungary 2:11.47
7 8 Kateryna Zubkova Ukraine 2:12.64
8 1 Victoria Escarlata Bernard Spain 2:12.86

Semifinals

Semifinal 1

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Elizabeth Beisel United States 2:07.90 Q
2 7 Reiko Nakamura Japan 2:08.21 Q
3 4 Elizabeth Simmonds Great Britain 2:08.96 Q
4 8 Gemma Spofforth Great Britain 2:09.19
5 5 Jing Zhao China 2:09.59
6 6 Melissa Ingram New Zealand 2:09.70
7 1 Hanae Ito Japan 2:09.86
8 2 Laure Manaudou France 2:12.04

Semifinal 2

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe 2:07.76 Q
2 5 Meagen Nay Australia 2:08.09 Q, OC
3 6 Margaret Hoelzer United States 2:08.25 Q
4 7 Belinda Hocking Australia 2:08.80 Q
5 3 Anastasia Zuyeva Russia 2:09.07 Q
6 2 Alexianne Castel France 2:10.04
7 1 Stanislava Komarova Russia 2:10.50
8 8 Anja Čarman Slovenia 2:12.46

Final

 

 

Rank   Lane   Swimmer   Time   Notes  
  4  Kirsty Coventry (ZIM) 2:05.24 WR
  2  Margaret Hoelzer (USA) 2:06.23  
  6  Reiko Nakamura (JPN) 2:07.13 AS
4 8  Anastasia Zuyeva (RUS) 2:07.88  
5 5  Elizabeth Beisel (USA) 2:08.23  
6 1  Elizabeth Simmonds (GBR) 2:08.51 NR
7 3  Meagen Nay (AUS) 2:08.84  
8 7  Belinda Hocking (AUS) 2:10.12