Swimming at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – Women's 200 metre backstroke

The women's 200 metre backstroke event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was held on 8 April at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

Women's 200 metre backstroke
at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
VenueGold Coast Aquatic Centre
Dates8 April
Competitors16 from 8 nations
Winning time2:05.98


Prior to this competition, the existing world, Commonwealth and Games records were as follows:

World record Missy Franklin (USA)2:04.06London, United Kingdom3 August 2012
Commonwealth record Emily Seebohm (AUS)2:05.68Budapest, Hungary29 July 2017
Games record Belinda Hocking (AUS)2:07.24Glasgow, United Kingdom27 July 2014

The following records were established during the competition:

8 AprilFinalKylie Masse Canada2:05.98GR



The heats were held at 10:31.[1]

124Kylie Masse Canada2:09.12Q
225Hilary Caldwell Canada2:10.27Q
314Kaylee McKeown Australia2:10.45Q
413Jessica Fullalove England2:11.51Q
534Emily Seebohm Australia2:11.68Q
633Elizabeth Simmonds England2:12.12Q
735Taylor Ruck Canada2:12.62Q
815Hayley Baker Australia2:12.71Q
923Chloe Golding England2:13.05
1026Mariella Venter South Africa2:14.82
1116Nathania van Niekerk South Africa2:16.07
1222Gemma Atherley Jersey2:16.89
1332Bobbi Gichard New Zealand2:17.88
1437Aaliyah Palestrini Seychelles2:27.48
1512Lauren Hew Cayman Islands2:27.88
1627Therese Soukup Seychelles2:36.95
36Kathryn Greenslade WalesDNS


The final was held at 19:37.[2]

4Kylie Masse Canada2:05.98GR
1Taylor Ruck Canada2:06.42
2Emily Seebohm Australia2:06.82
43Kaylee McKeown Australia2:07.86
55Hilary Caldwell Canada2:09.22
68Hayley Baker Australia2:11.28
76Jessica Fullalove England2:11.74
87Elizabeth Simmonds England2:12.40


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