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Medals
GoldGOLD SilverSILVER BronzeBRONZE
Kirsty Coventry  Margaret Hoelzer  Reiko Nakamura 
ZimbabweZimbabwe   United StatesUnited States   JapanJapan  
Women's 200m backstroke
Final
QUAL/RANK NATION ATHLETE RESULT MEDAL
FINAL
ZimbabweZimbabwe  Kirsty Coventry  2:05.24 WR Gold 
United StatesUnited States  Margaret Hoelzer  2:06.23  Silver 
JapanJapan  Reiko Nakamura  2:07.13  Bronze 
RussiaRussia  Anastasia Zueva  2:07.88   
United StatesUnited States  Elizabeth Beisel  2:08.23   
Great BritainGreat Britain  Elizabeth Simmonds  2:08.51   
AustraliaAustralia  Meagen Nay  2:08.84   
AustraliaAustralia  Belinda Hocking  2:10.12   
Semifinals
QUAL/RANK NATION ATHLETE RESULT  
SEMIFINAL HEAT 1
United StatesUnited States  Elizabeth Beisel  2:07.90   
JapanJapan  Reiko Nakamura  2:08.21   
Great BritainGreat Britain  Elizabeth Simmonds  2:08.96   
Great BritainGreat Britain  Gemma Spofforth  2:09.19   
ChinaChina  Jing Zhao  2:09.59   
New ZealandNew Zealand  Melissa Ingram  2:09.70   
JapanJapan  Hanae Ito  2:09.86   
FranceFrance  Laure Manaudou  2:12.04   
SEMIFINAL HEAT 2
ZimbabweZimbabwe  Kirsty Coventry  2:07.76   
AustraliaAustralia  Meagen Nay  2:08.09   
United StatesUnited States  Margaret Hoelzer  2:08.25   
AustraliaAustralia  Belinda Hocking  2:08.80   
RussiaRussia  Anastasia Zueva  2:09.07   
FranceFrance  Alexianne Castel  2:10.04   
RussiaRussia  Stanislava Komarova  2:10.50   
SloveniaSlovenia  Anja Carman  2:12.46   
Preliminary
QUAL/RANK NATION ATHLETE RESULT  
HEATS HEAT 1
South KoreaSouth Korea  Yeongseo Kang  2:14.52   
GuatemalaGuatemala  Gisela Morales  2:14.54   
VenezuelaVenezuela  Erin Nicole Volcan Smith  2:15.58   
HEATS HEAT 2
IrelandIreland  Melanie Nocher  2:12.29   
PolandPoland  Zuzanna Mazurek  2:12.46   
SpainSpain  Lydia Morant  2:13.87   
MexicoMexico  Fernanda Gonzalez  2:14.64   
GreeceGreece  Stella Boumi  2:14.73   
CroatiaCroatia  Sanja Jovanovic  2:15.57   
GermanyGermany  Christin Zenner  2:20.28   
DNS  CanadaCanada  Julia Wilkinson     
HEATS HEAT 3
ChinaChina  Jing Zhao  2:08.97   
RussiaRussia  Anastasia Zueva  2:09.01   
FranceFrance  Laure Manaudou  2:09.39   
AustraliaAustralia  Belinda Hocking  2:09.54   
SloveniaSlovenia  Anja Carman  2:10.49   
Great BritainGreat Britain  Gemma Spofforth  2:10.58   
HungaryHungary  Evelin Verraszto  2:11.02   
CanadaCanada  Lindsay Seemann  2:15.07   
HEATS HEAT 4
ZimbabweZimbabwe  Kirsty Coventry  2:06.76 OR  
AustraliaAustralia  Meagen Nay  2:08.79   
New ZealandNew Zealand  Melissa Ingram  2:09.34   
FranceFrance  Alexianne Castel  2:09.37   
JapanJapan  Hanae Ito  2:10.05   
ChinaChina  Yanyan Chen  2:11.95   
South AfricaSouth Africa  Melissa Corfe  2:12.64   
UkraineUkraine  Iryna Amshennikova  2:15.78   
HEATS HEAT 5
Great BritainGreat Britain  Elizabeth Simmonds  2:08.66   
United StatesUnited States  Elizabeth Beisel  2:09.02   
United StatesUnited States  Margaret Hoelzer  2:09.12   
JapanJapan  Reiko Nakamura  2:09.77   
RussiaRussia  Stanislava Komarova  2:09.93   
HungaryHungary  Nikolett Szepesi  2:11.47   
UkraineUkraine  Kateryna Zubkova  2:12.64   
SpainSpain  Victoria Escarlata Bernard  2:12.86   
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