| Event type

200 metres Backstroke, Women

Date11 – 12 August 2016
LocationEstádio Aquático Olímpico, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants28 from 20 countries

Australian Emily Seebohm had won the 2015 World Championships and ranked #2 on the world list coming into Rio, trailing only her countrywoman Belinda Hocking. Missy Franklin was the world record holder and defending gold medalist, but had not been the same swimmer since back injuries had slowed her in 2014. Other contenders were Hungary’s Katinka Hosszú, who had already won the 100 back, and American Maya DiRado, the US Olympic Trials Champion.

DiRado, who was retiring after the Rio Olympics, came through to win a very close gold medal over Hosszú, as DiRado finished in 2:05.99 with Hosszú at 2:06.05. Canada’s Hilary Caldwell won the bronze medal, repeating her finish at the 2015 World Championships and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

1Maya DiRadoUSA2:08.60 (3 h3)2:07.53 (2 h2)2:05.99 (1)Gold
2Katinka HosszúHUN2:06.09 (1 h3)2:06.03 (1 h2)2:06.05 (2)Silver
3Hilary CaldwellCAN2:07.40 (2 h3)2:07.17 (1 h1)2:07.54 (3)Bronze
4Darya UstinovaRUS2:09.96 (4 h2)2:08.84 (5 h2)2:07.89 (4)
5Belinda HockingAUS2:08.67 (1 h4)2:07.83 (3 h2)2:08.02 (5)
6Kirsty CoventryZIM2:08.91 (5 h3)2:08.83 (4 h2)2:08.80 (6)
7Liu YaxinCHN2:08.84 (4 h3)2:07.56 (2 h1)2:09.03 (7)
8Eygló Ósk GústafsdóttirISL2:09.62 (4 h4)2:08.84 (3 h1)2:09.44 (8)
9Daryna ZevinaUKR2:08.88 (2 h4)2:09.07 (4 h1)
10Dominique BouchardCAN2:08.87 (2 h2)2:09.07 (6 h2)
11Anastasiya FesikovaRUS2:10.39 (6 h3)2:09.12 (5 h1)
12Emily SeebohmAUS2:09.00 (3 h4)2:09.39 (6 h1)
13Lisa GrafGER2:08.67 (1 h2)2:09.56 (7 h1)
14Missy FranklinUSA2:09.36 (3 h2)2:09.74 (7 h2)
15Matea SamardžićCRO2:10.51 (5 h2)2:09.83 (8 h2)
16Jenny MensingGER2:10.68 (5 h4)2:10.15 (8 h1)
17Margherita PanzieraITA2:10.92 (6 h2)
18Claudia LauHKG2:10.94 (6 h4)
19Duane Da RochaESP2:11.17 (7 h2)
20Alicja TchórzPOL2:11.40 (8 h2)
21Ekaterina AvramovaTUR2:12.98 (1 h1)
22Réka GyörgyHUN2:12.99 (7 h3)
23Simona BaumrtováCZE2:13.26 (2 h1)
24Martina van BerkelSUI2:13.46 (3 h1)
25África ZamoranoESP2:13.74 (7 h4)
26Natsumi SakaiJPN2:13.99 (8 h3)
27Chen JieCHN2:14.18 (8 h4)
28Yessy YosaputraINA2:20.88 (4 h1)

Round One (11 August 2016 — 14:36)

Fastest 16 swimmers advanced to semi-finals

Heat One (14:36)

15Ekaterina AvramovaTUR2:12.980.59
24Simona BaumrtováCZE2:13.260.66
33Martina van BerkelSUI2:13.460.65
46Yessy YosaputraINA2:20.880.74

Heat Two (14:41)

16Lisa GrafGER2:08.670.74Q
23Dominique BouchardCAN2:08.870.73Q
34Missy FranklinUSA2:09.360.70Q
45Darya UstinovaRUS2:09.960.66Q
52Matea SamardžićCRO2:10.510.77Q
67Margherita PanzieraITA2:10.920.68
71Duane Da RochaESP2:11.170.73
88Alicja TchórzPOL2:11.400.70

Heat Three (14:46)

14Katinka HosszúHUN2:06.090.65Q
23Hilary CaldwellCAN2:07.400.60Q
35Maya DiRadoUSA2:08.600.72Q
47Liu YaxinCHN2:08.840.72Q
52Kirsty CoventryZIM2:08.910.68Q
66Anastasiya FesikovaRUS2:10.390.72Q
71Réka GyörgyHUN2:12.990.68
88Natsumi SakaiJPN2:13.990.60

Heat Four (14:51)

15Belinda HockingAUS2:08.670.62Q
23Daryna ZevinaUKR2:08.880.70Q
34Emily SeebohmAUS2:09.000.71Q
42Eygló Ósk GústafsdóttirISL2:09.620.64Q
56Jenny MensingGER2:10.680.70Q
67Claudia LauHKG2:10.940.65
78África ZamoranoESP2:13.740.59
81Chen JieCHN2:14.180.74

Semi-Finals (11 August 2016 — 22:35)

Fastest eight swimmers advanced to final

Heat One (22:35)

14Hilary CaldwellCAN2:07.170.61Q
23Liu YaxinCHN2:07.560.71Q
37Eygló Ósk GústafsdóttirISL2:08.840.66Q
46Daryna ZevinaUKR2:09.070.64
51Anastasiya FesikovaRUS2:09.120.80
62Emily SeebohmAUS2:09.390.66
75Lisa GrafGER2:09.560.83
88Jenny MensingGER2:10.150.72

Heat Two (22:44)

14Katinka HosszúHUN2:06.030.59Q
25Maya DiRadoUSA2:07.530.73Q
33Belinda HockingAUS2:07.830.63Q
42Kirsty CoventryZIM2:08.830.68Q
51Darya UstinovaRUS2:08.840.73Q
66Dominique BouchardCAN2:09.070.64
77Missy FranklinUSA2:09.740.70
88Matea SamardžićCRO2:09.830.68

Final (12 August 2016 — 22:03)

13Maya DiRadoUSA2:05.990.88
24Katinka HosszúHUN2:06.050.59
35Hilary CaldwellCAN2:07.540.61
48Darya UstinovaRUS2:07.890.65
52Belinda HockingAUS2:08.020.64
67Kirsty CoventryZIM2:08.800.69
76Liu YaxinCHN2:09.030.70
81Eygló Ósk GústafsdóttirISL2:09.440.78