Missy Franklin Franklin wins gold in new record

American Missy Franklin sets a new world record as she wins gold in the women's 200m backstroke, her third of London 2012.

3 Aug 12

James Goddard Halsall and Goddard reach semis

Swimming

1 Aug 12

Fran Halsall and James Goddard both made it through to their semi-finals from Wednesday's Olympic swimming heats in the Aquatics Centre.

Melanie Nocher Nocher aiming for semi-final place

Ireland

21 Jul 12

Belfast swimmer Melanie Nocher is targeting a semi-final spot in the 200m backstroke at the Olympic Games.

Team GB's swimming squad BOA finalises Games swimming team

Team GB

24 Jun 12

The British Olympic Association picks seven further swimmers to complete its 44-strong squad for London 2012.

More Women's 200m Backstroke stories (7)

Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment Result
1 Franklin USA 2:04.06 WR
2 Zueva RUS 2:05.92
3 Beisel USA 2:06.55
View full results for Women's 200m Backstroke

Head to Head

Stephanie Proud vs Lizzie Simmonds

Stephanie Proud

Stephanie Proud Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

2

London 2012 results

2:09.04 Women's 200m Backstroke

Height

1.69m (5'7")

Weight

65kg

Age

25

Lizzie Simmonds

Lizzie Simmonds Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

3

London 2012 results

2:07.26 Women's 200m Backstroke

Height

1.71m (5'7")

Weight

60kg

Age

23

View the London 2012 medallist table