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Swimming at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's 200 metres Butterfly

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatic Centre, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Athina
Date Started: August 17, 2004
Date Finished: August 18, 2004

Gold: POL Otylia Jędrzejczak
Silver: AUS Petria Thomas
Bronze: JPN Yuko Nakanishi


The events of the 100 metres butterfly, held earlier in the week, further defined the hierarchy in this event. That final had been decided between [Petria Thomas] of Australia and [Otylia Jędrzejczak] of Poland, the women who had won the 2001 and 2003 200 metres world titles, respectively.

Reality stuck perfectly to the script and Thomas took out the pace in the final with split times that put her on track to break the world record. In contrast Jędrzejczak held back before attacking off the last turn. The Pole caught the Australia but could not break away and the two women fought out a close finish which went to Jędrzejczak on the final stroke.

This was the first, and through 2012 only, Olympic title won by Poland in the swimming pool.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Otylia Jędrzejczak 20 Poland POL Gold
2 Petria Thomas 28 Australia AUS Silver
3 Yuko Nakanishi 23 Japan JPN Bronze
4 Kaitlin Sandeno 21 United States USA
5 Felicity Galvez 19 Australia AUS
6 Mette Jacobsen 31 Denmark DEN
7 Paola Cavallino 27 Italy ITA
8 Éva Risztov 18 Hungary HUN
9 Dana Kirk 20 United States USA
10 Georgina Lee 22 Great Britain GBR
11 Aurore Mongel 22 France FRA
12 Francesca Segat 21 Italy ITA
13 Yukiko Osada 23 Japan JPN
14 Annika Mehlhorn 21 Germany GER
15 María Peláez 26 Spain ESP
16 Li Jie 21 China CHN
17 Beatrix Boulsevicz 17 Hungary HUN
18 Mariya Bulakhova 15 Russia RUS
19 Roser Vives 20 Spain ESP
20 Raquel Felgueiras 24 Portugal POR
21 Georgina Bardach 20 Argentina ARG
22 Vasiliki Angelopoulou 17 Greece GRE
23 Petra Zahrl 23 Austria AUT
24 Gwon Yu-Ri 15 South Korea KOR
25 Cheng Wan-Jung 16 Chinese Taipei TPE
26 Vesna Stojanovska 19 Macedonia MKD
27 Nataliya Samorodina 21 Ukraine UKR
28 Anja Klinar 16 Slovenia SLO
29 Chan Sandy 17 Hong Kong HKG
30 Heather Roffey 17 Cayman Islands CAY
31 Gülşah Günenç 19 Turkey TUR
32 Christel Bouvron 19 Singapore SIN