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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's 200 metres Backstroke

Swimming at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 11, 2016
Date Finished: August 12, 2016

Gold: USA Maya DiRado
Silver: HUN Katinka Hosszú
Bronze: CAN Hilary Caldwell

Summary

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.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Maya DiRado 23 United States USA Gold
2 Katinka Hosszú 27 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Hilary Caldwell 25 Canada CAN Bronze
4 Darya Ustinova 17 Russia RUS
5 Belinda Hocking 25 Australia AUS
6 Kirsty Coventry 32 Zimbabwe ZIM
7 Liu Yaxin 17 China CHN
8 Eygló Ósk Gústafsdóttir 21 Iceland ISL
9 Daryna Zevina 21 Ukraine UKR
10 Dominique Bouchard 25 Canada CAN
11 Anastasiya Zuyeva-Fesikova 26 Russia RUS
12 Emily Seebohm 24 Australia AUS
13 Lisa Graf 23 Germany GER
14 Missy Franklin 21 United States USA
15 Matea Samardžić 21 Croatia CRO
16 Jenny Mensing 30 Germany GER
17 Margherita Panziera 20 Italy ITA
18 Claudia Lau 23 Hong Kong HKG
19 Duane Da Rocha 28 Spain ESP
20 Alicja Tchórz 23 Poland POL
21 Ekaterina Avramova 24 Turkey TUR
22 Réka György 20 Hungary HUN
23 Simona Baumrtová 24 Czech Republic CZE
24 Martina van Berkel 27 Switzerland SUI
25 África Zamorano 18 Spain ESP
26 Natsumi Sakai 15 Japan JPN
27 Chen Jie 21 China CHN
28 Yessy Yosaputra 21 Indonesia INA