Coventry’s time of 2:08;80 was only enough for a sixth-place finish in the final, which was won by Madeline Dirado of the United States. Hungary’s Katinka Hoszzu and Canada’s Hilary Caldwell secured silver and bronze, respectively.
She also sports two 100-metre backstroke silvers – and two more in the 200- and 400-metre individual medley.
“London should have been my last Olympics if things had gone differently and I’d not dislocated my knee four months before. When I made the decision to carry on swimming after London, Rio was to be the last one, and now that I’m fit and back to being in good shape and having consistency in my training, I’m thinking maybe I’ll keep going for a year afterwards,” Coventry told Reuters recently, quashing rumours of impending retirement.