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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 10, 2016
Date Finished: August 11, 2016

Gold: JPN Rie Kaneto
Silver: RUS Yuliya Yefimova
Bronze: CHN Shi Jinglin


The 2015 World Champion was Japan’s [Kanako Watanabe], but she was not considered the strongest breaststroker on her team in 2016, that honor going to [Rie Kaneto], who had set a Japanese record of 2:19.65 in April. The world record holder was Denmark’s [Rikke Møller Pedersen], but her recent times had not been as strong.

In the final Kaneto started slowly but dominated the second-half of the race to win by over 1½ seconds from Russian [Yuliya Yefimova]. The bronze medal went to the surprising [Shi Jinglin] of China. Watanabe failed to even qualify for the semi-finals, while Møller Pedersen made the final, but finished last.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Rie Kaneto 27 Japan JPN Gold
2 Yuliya Yefimova 24 Russia RUS Silver
3 Shi Jinglin 23 China CHN Bronze
4 Chloé Tutton 20 Great Britain GBR
5 Taylor McKeown 21 Australia AUS
6 Molly Renshaw 20 Great Britain GBR
7 Kierra Smith 22 Canada CAN
8 Rikke Møller Pedersen 27 Denmark DEN
9 Viktoria Zeynep Güneş 18 Turkey TUR
10 Jessica Vall 27 Spain ESP
11 Hrafnhildur Luthersdóttir 25 Iceland ISL
12 Lilly King 19 United States USA
13 Kanako Watanabe 19 Japan JPN
14 Jenna Laukkanen 21 Finland FIN
15 Sofya Andreyeva 18 Russia RUS
16 Molly Hannis 24 United States USA
17 Fanny Lecluyse 24 Belgium BEL
18 Martina Moravčíková 27 Czech Republic CZE
19 Dalma Sebestyén 19 Hungary HUN
20 Anna Sztankovics 20 Hungary HUN
21 Julia Sebastián 22 Argentina ARG
22 Georgia Bohl 19 Australia AUS
23 Martha McCabe 26 Canada CAN
24 Yu Jingyao 17 China CHN
25 Fiona Doyle 24 Ireland IRL
26 Sophie Hansson 18 Sweden SWE
27 Aļona Ribakova 25 Latvia LAT
28 Amit Ivry 26 Israel ISR
29 Baek Su-Yeon 25 South Korea KOR