Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Swimming events at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics, held at the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium, located on the USC campus. There was a total of 494 participants from 67 countries competing.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 21 13 0 34
2  Canada (CAN) 4 3 3 10
3  West Germany (FRG) 2 3 6 11
4  Netherlands (NED) 2 1 3 6
5  Australia (AUS) 1 5 6 12
6  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 4 5
7  France (FRA) 0 1 1 2
8  Brazil (BRA) 0 1 0 1
9  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 2 2
10  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1
 Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 1 1
 Venezuela (VEN) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Rowdy Gaines
United States (USA)
49.80  Mark Stockwell
Australia (AUS)
50.24  Per Johansson
Sweden (SWE)
50.31
200 m freestyle  Michael Groß
West Germany (FRG)
1:47.44 (WR)  Mike Heath
United States (USA)
1:49.10  Thomas Fahrner
West Germany (FRG)
1:49.69
400 m freestyle  George DiCarlo
United States (USA)
3:51.23 (OR)  John Mykkanen
United States (USA)
3:51.49  Justin Lemberg
Australia (AUS)
3:51.79
1500 m freestyle  Mike O'Brien
United States (USA)
15:05.20  George DiCarlo
United States (USA)
15:10.59  Stefan Pfeiffer
West Germany (FRG)
15:12.11
100 m backstroke  Rick Carey
United States (USA)
55.79  Dave Wilson
United States (USA)
56.35  Mike West
Canada (CAN)
56.49
200 m backstroke  Rick Carey
United States (USA)
2:00.23  Frédéric Delcourt
France (FRA)
2:01.75  Cameron Henning
Canada (CAN)
2:02.37
100 m breaststroke  Steve Lundquist
United States (USA)
1:01.65 (WR)  Victor Davis
Canada (CAN)
1:01.99  Peter Evans
Australia (AUS)
1:02.97
200 m breaststroke  Victor Davis
Canada (CAN)
2:13.34 (WR)  Glenn Beringen
Australia (AUS)
2:15.79  Étienne Dagon
Switzerland (SUI)
2:17.41
100 m butterfly  Michael Groß
West Germany (FRG)
53.08 (WR)  Pablo Morales
United States (USA)
53.23  Glenn Buchanan
Australia (AUS)
53.85
200 m butterfly  Jon Sieben
Australia (AUS)
1:57.04 (WR)  Michael Groß
West Germany (FRG)
1:57.40  Rafael Vidal
Venezuela (VEN)
1:57.51
200 m individual medley  Alex Baumann
Canada (CAN)
2:01.42 (WR)  Pablo Morales
United States (USA)
2:03.05  Neil Cochran
Great Britain (GBR)
2:04.38
400 m individual medley  Alex Baumann
Canada (CAN)
4:17.41 (WR)  Ricardo Prado
Brazil (BRA)
4:18.45  Rob Woodhouse
Australia (AUS)
4:20.50
4×100 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Chris Cavanaugh
Mike Heath
Matt Biondi
Rowdy Gaines
Tom Jager*
Robin Leamy*
3:19.03 (WR)  Australia (AUS)
Greg Fasala
Neil Brooks
Michael Delany
Mark Stockwell
3:19.68  Sweden (SWE)
Thomas Lejdström
Per Johansson
Bengt Baron
Mikael Örn
Rikard Milton*
Michael Söderlund*
3:22.69
4×200 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Mike Heath
David Larson
Jeff Float
Bruce Hayes
Geoff Gaberino*
Richard Saeger*
7:15.69 (WR)  West Germany (FRG)
Thomas Fahrner
Dirk Korthals
Alexander Schowtka
Michael Groß
Rainer Henkel*
7:15.73  Great Britain (GBR)
Neil Cochran
Paul Easter
Paul Howe
Andrew Astbury
7:24.78
4×100 m medley relay  United States (USA)
Rick Carey
Steve Lundquist
Pablo Morales
Rowdy Gaines
Dave Wilson*
Richard Schroeder*
Mike Heath*
Tom Jager*
3:39.30 (WR)  Canada (CAN)
Mike West
Victor Davis
Tom Ponting
Sandy Goss
3:43.23  Australia (AUS)
Mark Kerry
Peter Evans
Glenn Buchanan
Mark Stockwell
Jon Sieben*
Neil Brooks*
3:43.25

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Carrie Steinseifer
United States (USA)
55.92 none awarded  Annemarie Verstappen
Netherlands (NED)
56.08
 Nancy Hogshead
United States (USA)
200 m freestyle  Mary Wayte
United States (USA)
1:59.23  Cynthia Woodhead
United States (USA)
1:59.50  Annemarie Verstappen
Netherlands (NED)
1:59.69
400 m freestyle  Tiffany Cohen
United States (USA)
4:07.10 (OR)  Sarah Hardcastle
Great Britain (GBR)
4:10.29  June Croft
Great Britain (GBR)
4:11.49
800 m freestyle  Tiffany Cohen
United States (USA)
8:24.95 (OR)  Michele Richardson
United States (USA)
8:30.73  Sarah Hardcastle
Great Britain (GBR)
8:32.60
100 m backstroke  Theresa Andrews
United States (USA)
1:02.55  Betsy Mitchell
United States (USA)
1:02.63  Jolanda de Rover
Netherlands (NED)
1:02.91
200 m backstroke  Jolanda de Rover
Netherlands (NED)
2:12.38  Amy White
United States (USA)
2:13.04  Anca Patrascoiu
Romania (ROM)
2:13.29
100 m breaststroke  Petra van Staveren
Netherlands (NED)
1:09.88 (OR)  Anne Ottenbrite
Canada (CAN)
1:10.69  Catherine Poirot
France (FRA)
1:10.70
200 m breaststroke  Anne Ottenbrite
Canada (CAN)
2:30.38  Susan Rapp
United States (USA)
2:31.15  Ingrid Lempereur
Belgium (BEL)
2:31.40
100 m butterfly  Mary T. Meagher
United States (USA)
59.26  Jenna Johnson
United States (USA)
1:00.19  Karin Seick
West Germany (FRG)
1:01.36
200 m butterfly  Mary T. Meagher
United States (USA)
2:06.90 (OR)  Karen Phillips
Australia (AUS)
2:10.56  Ina Beyermann
West Germany (FRG)
2:11.91
200 m individual medley  Tracy Caulkins
United States (USA)
2:12.64 (OR)  Nancy Hogshead
United States (USA)
2:15.17  Michelle Pearson
Australia (AUS)
2:15.92
400 m individual medley  Tracy Caulkins
United States (USA)
4:39.24  Suzanne Landells
Australia (AUS)
4:48.30  Petra Zindler
West Germany (FRG)
4:48.57
4×100 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Jenna Johnson
Carrie Steinseifer
Dara Torres
Nancy Hogshead
Jill Sterkel*
Mary Wayte*
3:43.43  Netherlands (NED)
Annemarie Verstappen
Desi Reijers
Elles Voskes
Conny van Bentum
Wilma van Velsen*
3:44.40  West Germany (FRG)
Iris Zscherpe
Susanne Schuster
Christiane Pielke
Karin Seick
3:45.56
4×100 m medley relay  United States (USA)
Theresa Andrews
Tracy Caulkins
Mary T. Meagher
Nancy Hogshead
Betsy Mitchell*
Susan Rapp*
Jenna Johnson*
Carrie Steinseifer*
4:08.34  West Germany (FRG)
Svenja Schlicht
Ute Hasse
Ina Beyermann
Karin Seick
4:11.97  Canada (CAN)
Reema Abdo
Anne Ottenbrite
Michelle MacPherson
Pamela Rai
4:12.98

*Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

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