Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Swimming events at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m men women
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

The men's 100 backstroke at the 1988 Summer Olympics was held on September 24, 1998, with both preliminaries and finals on the same day.

Records[edit]

The existing World and Olympic records at the time of the competition were:

World record  David Berkoff (USA) 54.91 Austin, TX, USA 13 August 1988
Olympic record  Rick Carey (USA) 55.41 Los Angeles, CA, USA 4 August 1984

Finals[edit]

A Final[edit]

Place Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Daichi Suzuki Japan 55.05
2 David Berkoff United States 55.18
3 Igor Polyansky Soviet Union 55.20
4 Sergei Zabolotnov Soviet Union 55.37
5 Mark Tewksbury Canada 56.09
6 Frank Baltrusch East Germany 56.10
7 Frank Hoffmeister West Germany 56.19
8 Sean Murphy Canada 56.32

B Final[edit]

Place Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 Dirk Richter East Germany 56.66
10 Franck Schott France 56.98
11 Jay Mortenson United States 57.06
12 Shigemori Maruyama Japan 57.13
13 Georgi Mihalev Bulgaria 57.17
14 David Lim Singapore 57.72
15 Manuel Guzmán Puerto Rico 57.95
16 Eðvarð Eðvarðsson Iceland 58.20

Preliminary heats[edit]

Rank Heat
(Heat Rank)
Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7  (1) David Berkoff United States 54.51 q-A
WR
2 6  (1) Igor Polyansky Soviet Union 55.04 q-A
3 7  (2) Daichi Suzuki Japan 55.90 q-A
4 7  (3) Sergei Zabolotnov Soviet Union 56.13 q-A
5 7  (4) Frank Hoffmeister West Germany 56.19 q-A
6 5  (1) Sean Murphy Canada 56.20 q-A
6 6  (2) Mark Tewksbury Canada 56.20 q-A
8 6  (3) Frank Baltrusch East Germany 56.45 q-A
9 5  (2) Dirk Richter East Germany 56.52 q-B
10 6  (4) Franck Schott France 56.76 q-B
11 6  (5) Georgi Mihalev Bulgaria 57.06 q-B
12 5  (3) Jens-Peter Berndt West Germany 57.08 q-B
Scratched final
13 5  (4) Jay Mortenson United States 57.19 q-B
14 3  (1) David Lim Singapore 57.34 q-B, NR
15 5  (5) Shigemori Maruyama Japan 57.54 q-B
16 4  (1) Manuel Guzmán Puerto Rico 57.62 q-B
17 5  (6) Eðvarð Eðvarðsson Iceland 57.70
18 6  (6) Lin Laijiu China 57.74
19 7  (5) Paul Kingsman New Zealand 57.80
20 7  (6) Rogério Romero Brazil 57.91
21 6  (7) Lars Sørensen Denmark 58.01
22 4  (2) Neil Harper Great Britain 58.02
23 4  (3) Martin López-Zubero Spain 58.06
24 4  (4) Patrick Ferland Switzerland 58.17
25 Neil Cochran Great Britain 58.25
26 Alejandro Alvizuri Peru 58.37
27 Carl Wilson Australia 58.40
28 Tamás Deutsch Hungary 58.65
29 Stephen Cullen Ireland 58.82
30 Pavel Vokoun Czechoslovakia 58.88
31 Renaud Boucher France 58.90
32 Simon Upton Australia 59.06
33 Ernesto Vela Mexico 59.19
34 Helias Malamas Greece 59.24
35 Guoxiong Huang China 59.36
36 Richard Gheel Ireland 59.37
37 Valerio Giambalvo Italy 59.48
38 Wladimir Ribeiro Brazil 59.76
39 Amin Amer Egypt 1:00.76
40 Dong-Pil Park South Korea 1:01.25
41 Patrick Sagisi Guam 1:01.86
42 Horst Niehaus Costa Rica 1:01.91
42 Hor Man Yip Hong Kong 1:01.91
44 Brett Halford Zimbabwe 1:02.95
45 Eric Greenwood Costa Rica 1:03.11
46 Pablo Barahona Honduras 1:03.90
47 Bruno Ndiaye Senegal 1:05.06
48 Filippo Piva San Marino 1:07.63
49 Mohamed Abdulla United Arab Emirates 1:08.91
50 Rami Kantari Lebanon 1:09.35
51 Mohammed Binabid United Arab Emirates 1:10.01
52 Yul Mark Du Pont Swaziland 1:12.50

References[edit]

  • Swimming World Magazine, November 1988.
  • The Complete Book of the Olympics by David Wallechinsky. Published by Aurum Press Limited; 1996.