Women’s 200 IM – Long Course

World’s Fastest 200m Individual Medley – Women’s Long Course

  1. Katinka Hosszu (27.30, 31.64, 36.70, 30.48) 2:06.12
  2. Ariana Kukors (27.72, 31.52, 37.07, 29.84) 2:06.15
  3. Siobhan O’Connor (27.31, 32.30, 36.88, 30.39) 2:06.88
  4. Summer McIntosh (26.80, 31.83, 38.63, 29.63) 2:06.89
  5. Kaylee McKeown (27.84, 32.10, 37.48, 29.57) 2:06.99
  6. Stephanie Rice (27.32, 31.52, 37.07, 29.84) 2:07.03
  7. Kate Douglass (26.81, 33.23, 36.80, 30.21) 2:07.05
  8. Alex Walsh (27.29, 32.06, 36.84, 30.94) 2:07.13
  9. Shiwen Ye (28.25, 32.58, 37.42, 29.32) 2:07.57
  10. Yiting Yu (26.62, 32.49, 37.61, 31.03) 2:07.75
  11. Yui Ohashi (27.91, 32.62, 37.34, 30.28) 2:07.91

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The chart below compares the World’s fastest 200m Individual Medley swimmers. Swimmers and coaches can looks at the individual Splits, Stroke Counts and the first 50m split compared to swimmers 50m PB. All swim data has been collected from our team reviewing race footage where possible. Here is Katinka Hosszu’s 200m Individual Medley World Record swim to view.

Here is a list of the Women’s 400IM Long Course.

Women's 200 IM - Long Course
Katinka HosszuAriana KukorsSiobhan O'ConnorSummer McIntoshStephanie RiceKate DouglassAlex WalshKaylee McKeownShiwen YeYiting YuYui Ohashi
Height:5 ft 9 in 175cm5 ft 7 in 170cm5 ft 9 in 174cm5 ft 8 in 173cm5 ft 9 in 176cm5 ft 10 in 178cm6 ft 0 in 183cm5 ft 9 in 175cm5 ft 8 in 172cm5 ft 8 in 172cm5 ft 8 in 173cm
Weight:150 Ib 68kg141 Ib 64kg141 Ib 64 kg148 Ib 67kg125lb 57kg132lb 60kg141 Ib 64kg125 Ib 57kg
Country:HUNUSAGBRCANAUSUSAUSAAUSCHNCHNJPN
DOB:1989-05-03 1989-06-01 1995-11-29 2006-08-181988-06-17 2001-11-172001-07-312001-07-111996-03-01 2005-09-05 1995-10-18
Meet:16th FINA World Championships 201513th FINA World Championships 2009Olympic Games Rio 2016Canadian Swimming Trials 202313th FINA World Championships 2009World Aquatics Championships Doha 202419th FINA World Championships Budapest 2022Sydney Open Meet 2023Olympic Games London 20122023 Asian Games17th FINA World Championships 2017
1st 50m Split27.3027.7227.3126.8027.3226.8127.2927.8828.2526.6227.91
Strokes1922202120192019
Split Time:27.3027.7227.3126.8027.3226.9627.2927.8828.2526.6227.91
50m PB:26.6227.8725.4926.8027.3226.2727.2927.5426.59
Time off 50m PB:0.68-0.151.820.000.000.150.000.000.711.32
Percentage of 50m PB:102.554%99.462%107.14%100.000%100.000%100.560%100.000%100.000%102.578%104.964%
2nd 50m Split31.6431.5232.3031.8331.5233.2332.0631.9532.5832.4932.62
Strokes4338373939343635
Split Time:58.9459.2459.6158.6259.241:00.0459.3559.831:00.8359.111:00.29
3rd 50m Split36.7037.0736.8838.6337.0736.8036.8437.0337.4237.6137.34
Strokes24201925221922
Split Time:1:35.641:36.311:36.491:37.261:36.311:36.841:36.191:36.861:38.251:36.721:37.63
4th 50m Split30.4829.8430.3929.6329.8430.2130.9430.3329.3231.0330.28
Strokes4341424142384441
Total Time:2:06.122:06.152:06.882:06.892:07.032:07.052:07.132:07.192:07.572:07.752:07.91

Analyzing the world’s fastest 200m individual medley times for women’s long course, we see an exciting competition shaped by mere fractions of a second. The current record is held by Katinka Hosszu with a time of 2:06.12. However, the difference between her and the tenth-fastest swimmer, Yui Ohashi, is less than two seconds, which illustrates the competitive nature of this event.

Hosszu’s split times of 27.30, 31.64, 36.70, and 30.48 show an incredibly balanced performance across all the four strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle), a necessary trait for any successful medley swimmer. This discipline and versatility allow her to secure her position at the top.

It’s also intriguing to observe that Ariana Kukors and Summer McIntosh managed to finish their races faster in the freestyle segment than Hosszu. In particular, McIntosh’s freestyle time of 29.63 seconds, the fastest among the top ten, brings her overall time to 2:06.89, placing her fourth. Such a strong finish might become a deciding factor in more closely contested races.

The analysis also shows that swimmers excel in different segments. For instance, Kate Douglass has the fastest butterfly segment among the top ten, and Stephanie Rice matches Kukors in both backstroke and breaststroke times. This diversity of strengths among the competitors enhances the unpredictability and excitement of the medley event.

In conclusion, the 200m individual medley represents a fine blend of versatility, endurance, and strategy, with swimmers exhibiting their strengths in different segments. With such narrow margins, the leaderboard could change in any upcoming event, making the women’s 200m individual medley a thrilling spectacle to watch in the world of competitive swimming.

Note: World’s Fastest 200m Individual Medley – Women’s Long Course Update April 2024

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