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Yana, Amanda Go 1-2 in Women's 200m IM Semis -- August 16, 2004 Yana Klochkova Ukraine at 2003 Worlds Barcelona

By Phillip Whitten

ATHENS, August 16. THREE medals. Four contenders.

That's what the women's 200 IM will boil down to tomorrow night. At least that's what we can glean is likely from tonight's semifinals in the event.

Actually, it may become a five-woman race as Aussie rookie Lara Carroll put herself in the mix with a 2:13.80.

Yana -- Klochkova, that is -- led the semis at 2:13.30 as she tries to become the first woman to win both IM events in consecutive Olympic Games.

But it won't be easy, as precisely half a second separates the top five young women.

Beard is second at 2:13.51, followed by Katie Hoff at 2:13.60 and backstroke surprise-packet Kirsty Coventry at 2:13.68.


Women 200m Individual Medley Semifinals


Record Splits Name NOC Location Date
WR 2:09.72 28.81 1:01.91 1:39.44 WU Yanyan CHN Shanghai (CHN) 17 OKT 1997
OR 2:10.68 28.70 1:01.78 1:40.05 KLOCHKOVA Yana UKR Sydney (AUS) 19 SEP 2000


Event No: 15

Rank Heat Lane Name NOC R.T. 50m 100m 150m Time Time
Behind
1 1 4 KLOCHKOVA Yana UKR 0.82 28.50 1:02.44
33.94 1:41.64
39.20 2:13.30
31.66
2 1 5 BEARD Amanda USA 0.73 29.36 1:04.84
35.48 1:41.98
37.14 2:13.51
31.53 0.21
3 2 5 HOFF Katie USA 0.82 28.87 1:02.80
33.93 1:41.82
39.02 2:13.60
31.78 0.30
4 2 4 COVENTRY Kirsty ZIM 0.72 30.18 1:04.32
34.14 1:43.44
39.12 2:13.68
30.24 0.38
5 2 7 CARROLL Lara AUS 0.82 30.02 1:02.79
32.77 1:41.53
38.74 2:13.80
32.27 0.50
6 1 3 CASLARU Beatrice ROM 0.82 29.68 1:03.81
34.13 1:42.55
38.74 2:14.25
31.70 0.95
7 1 2 ROHMANN Teresa GER 0.94 30.01 1:04.88
34.87 1:42.79
37.91 2:14.47
31.68 1.17
8 2 6 KOVACS Agnes HUN 0.79 29.02 1:03.95
34.93 1:42.01
38.06 2:14.68
32.67 1.38

9 2 3 SHCHERBA Hanna BLR 0.78 29.57 1:03.89
34.32 1:43.22
39.33 2:14.92
31.70 1.62
10 2 2 MILLS Alice AUS 0.81 28.64 1:03.52
34.88 1:43.66
40.14 2:14.95
31.29 1.65
11 1 7 MELO Joanna BRA 0.73 29.75 1:04.40
34.65 1:44.61
40.21 2:15.43
30.82 2.13
12 2 1 VEREVKA Oxana RUS 0.89 29.25 1:03.89
34.64 1:43.40
39.51 2:15.45
32.05 2.15
13 1 1 BARDACH Georgina ARG 0.85 29.80 1:05.10
35.30 1:43.81
38.71 2:15.73
31.92 2.43
14 1 6 ZHOU Yafei CHN 0.73 28.31 1:03.47
35.16 1:43.96
40.49 2:15.93
31.97 2.63
15 2 8 WARDEN Elizabeth CAN 0.75 29.29 1:03.59
34.30 1:44.26
40.67 2:17.32
33.06 4.02
16 1 8 NORFOLK Helen NZL 0.74 29.88 1:04.43
34.55 1:45.29
40.86 2:17.41
32.12 4.11

Results: 2004 Olympic Games