1986 World Aquatics Championships

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The 1986 World Aquatics Championships took place in Madrid, Spain between August 13 and August 23, 1986 with 1119 participating athletes. In swimming, the women's 4×200 m freestyle relay was held for the first time.

Medals table[edit]

Place Nation Total
1  East Germany 14 12 4 30
2  United States 9 10 13 32
3  Canada 4 2 2 8
4  West Germany 4 2 1 7
5  Hungary 3 0 0 3
6  China 2 4 1 7
7  Soviet Union 2 3 7 12
8  Romania 1 0 1 2
9  Australia 1 0 0 1
 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1
11  Italy 0 3 0 3
12  Netherlands 0 1 4 5
13  Bulgaria 0 1 1 2
 France 0 1 1 2
  Switzerland 0 1 1 2
16  New Zealand 0 1 0 1
17  Great Britain 0 0 2 2
18  Japan 0 0 2 2
19  Denmark 0 0 1 1
Total 41 41 41 123

Medal summary[edit]

Diving[edit]

Men
Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard  Greg Louganis (USA)  Tan Liangde (CHN)  Li Hongping (CHN)
10 m highboard  Greg Louganis (USA)  Li Kongzheng (CHN)  Bruce Kimball (USA)
Women
Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard  Gao Min (CHN)  Li Yihua (CHN)  Marina Babkova (URS)
10 m highboard  Chen Lin (CHN)  Lu Wei (CHN)  Wendy Wyland (USA)

Swimming[edit]

Men
Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle  Tom Jager (USA)  Dano Halsall (SUI)  Matt Biondi (USA)
100 m freestyle  Matt Biondi (USA)  Stéphan Caron (FRA)  Tom Jager (USA)
200 m freestyle  Michael Gross (FRG)  Sven Lodziewski (GDR)  Matt Biondi (USA)
400 m freestyle  Rainer Henkel (FRG)  Uwe Daßler (GDR)  Dan Jorgensen (USA)
1500 m freestyle  Rainer Henkel (FRG)  Stefano Battistelli (ITA)  Dan Jorgensen (USA)
100 m backstroke  Igor Polyansky (URS)  Dirk Richter (GDR)  Sergey Zabolotnov (URS)
200 m backstroke  Igor Polyansky (URS)  Frank Baltrusch (GDR)  Frank Hoffmeister (FRG)
100 m breaststroke  Victor Davis (CAN)  Gianni Minervini (ITA)  Dmitry Volkov (URS)
200 m breaststroke  József Szabó (HUN)  Victor Davis (CAN)  Steve Bentley (USA)
100 m butterfly  Pablo Morales (USA)  Matt Biondi (USA)  Andy Jameson (GBR)
200 m butterfly  Michael Gross (FRG)  Anthony Mosse (NZL)  Benny Nielsen (DEN)
200 m individual medley  Tamás Darnyi (HUN)  Alex Baumann (CAN)  Vadim Yaroshchuk (URS)
400 m individual medley  Tamás Darnyi (HUN)  Vadim Yaroshchuk (URS)  Alex Baumann (CAN)
4×100 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Tom Jager
Mike Heath
Paul Wallace
Matt Biondi
 Soviet Union (URS)
Gennadiy Prigoda
Nikolay Yevseyev
Sergey Smiriyagin
Aleksey Markovskiy
 East Germany (GDR)
Dirk Richter
Jörg Woithe
Sven Lodziewski
Steffen Zesner
4×200 m freestyle relay  East Germany (GDR)
Lars Hinneburg
Thomas Flemming
Dirk Richter
Sven Lodziewski
 West Germany (FRG)
Rainer Henkel
Michael Gross
Alexander Schowtka
Thomas Fahrner
 United States (USA)
Eric Boyer
Mike Heath
Dan Jorgensen
Matt Biondi
4×100 m medley relay  United States (USA)
Dan Veatch
David Lundberg
Pablo Morales
Matt Biondi
 West Germany (FRG)
Frank Hoffmeister
Bert Göbel
Michael Gross
André Schadt
 Soviet Union (URS)
Igor Polyansky
Dmitry Volkov
Aleksey Markovskiy
Nikolay Yevseyev
Women
Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle  Tamara Costache (ROU)  Kristin Otto (GDR)  Marie-Thérèse Armentero (SUI)
100 m freestyle  Kristin Otto (GDR)  Jenna Johnson (USA)  Conny van Bentum (NED)
200 m freestyle  Heike Friedrich (GDR)  Manuela Stellmach (GDR)  Mary T. Meagher (USA)
400 m freestyle  Heike Friedrich (GDR)  Astrid Strauß (GDR)  Sarah Hardcastle (GBR)
800 m freestyle  Astrid Strauß (GDR)  Katja Hartmann (GDR)  Debbie Babashoff (USA)
100 m backstroke  Betsy Mitchell (USA)  Kathrin Zimmermann (GDR)  Natalya Shibayeva (URS)
200 m backstroke  Cornelia Sirch (GDR)  Betsy Mitchell (USA)  Kathrin Zimmermann (GDR)
100 m breaststroke  Sylvia Gerasch (GDR)  Silke Hörner (GDR)  Tanya Bogomilova (BUL)
200 m breaststroke  Silke Hörner (GDR)  Tanya Bogomilova (BUL)  Allison Higson (CAN)
100 m butterfly  Kornelia Greßler (GDR)  Kristin Otto (GDR)  Mary T. Meagher (USA)
200 m butterfly  Mary T. Meagher (USA)  Kornelia Greßler (GDR)  Birte Weigang (GDR)
200 m individual medley  Kristin Otto (GDR)  Yelena Dendeberova (URS)  Kathleen Nord (GDR)
400 m individual medley  Kathleen Nord (GDR)  Michelle Griglione (USA)  Noemi Lung (ROU)
4×100 m freestyle relay  East Germany (GDR)
Kristin Otto
Manuela Stellmach
Sabine Schulze
Heike Friedrich
 United States (USA)
Jenna Johnson
Dara Torres
Mary T. Meagher
Betsy Mitchell
 Netherlands (NED)
Conny van Bentum
Laura Leideritz
Karin Brienesse
Annemarie Verstappen
4×200 m freestyle relay  East Germany (GDR)
Manuela Stellmach
Astrid Strauß
Nadja Bergknecht
Heike Friedrich
 United States (USA)
Betsy Mitchell
Mary T. Meagher
Kim Brown
Mary Wayte
 Netherlands (NED)
Annemarie Verstappen
Jolanda van de Meer
Marianne Muis
Conny van Bentum
4×100 m medley relay  East Germany (GDR)
Kathrin Zimmermann
Sylvia Gerasch
Kornelia Greßler
Kristin Otto
 United States (USA)
Betsy Mitchell
Jenny Hau
Mary T. Meagher
Jenna Johnson
 Netherlands (NED)
Jolanda de Rover
Petra van Staveren
Conny van Bentum
Annemarie Verstappen

Synchronised swimming[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Solo routine  Carolyn Waldo (CAN)  Sarah Josephson (USA)  Muriel Hermine (FRA)
Duet routine  Michelle Cameron (CAN)
 Carolyn Waldo (CAN)
 Karen Josephson (USA)
 Sarah Josephson (USA)
 Megumi Ito (JPN)
 Mikako Kotani (JPN)
Team routine  Canada (CAN)  United States (USA)  Japan (JPN)

Water polo[edit]

Men
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team  Yugoslavia  Italy  Soviet Union
Women
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team  Australia  Netherlands  United States

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1982 World Aquatics Championships
(Guayaquil, Ecuador)
FINA World Aquatics Championships Succeeded by
1991 World Aquatics Championships
(Perth, Australia)