Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    West Germany
Bronze medal    East Germany
«1984 1992»
Swimming events at the
1988 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
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 1500 freestyle at the 1988 Summer Olympics, was contested in the morning of September 24 (preliminaries) and in the afternoon of September 25 (finals).

Records[edit]

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

World record  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 14:54.76 Moscow, USSR 22 February 1983
Olympic record  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 14:58.27 Moscow, USSR 22 July 1980

Finals[edit]

A Final[edit]

Place Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Vladimir Salnikov Soviet Union 15:00.40
2 Stefan Pfeiffer West Germany 15:02.69
3 Uwe Daßler East Germany 15:06.15
4th Matt Cetlinski United States 15:06.42
5th Mariusz Podkościelny Poland 15:14.76
6th Rainer Henkel West Germany 15:18.19
7th Kevin Boyd Great Britain 15:21.16
8th Darjan Petrič Yugoslavia 15:37.12

Preliminary heats[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Matt Cetlinski United States 15:07.41 q-A
2 Vladimir Salnikov Soviet Union 15:07.83 q-A
3 Stefan Pfeiffer West Germany 15:07.85 q-A
4 Uwe Daßler East Germany 15:08.91 q-A
5 Mariusz Podkościelny Poland 15:11.19 q-A
6 Jörg Hoffmann East Germany 15:14.13 q-A
Scratched final
7 Rainer Henkel West Germany 15:14.64 q-A
8 Darjan Petrič Yugoslavia 15:16.99 q-A
9 Kevin Boyd Great Britain 15:17.56
10 Luca Pellegrini Italy 15:18.80
11 Michael Bruce McKenzie Australia 15:19.36
12 Christophe Marchand France 15:22.19
13 Franck Iacono France 15:22.66
14 Jason Plummer Australia 15:22.85
15 Walter Kalaus Hungary 15:23.01
16 Chris Chalmers Canada 15:23.22
17 Stefan Persson Sweden 15:24.33
18 Igor Majcen Yugoslavia 15:29.16
19 Harry Taylor Canada 15:30.31
20 Stefano Battistelli Italy 15:36.54
21 Artur Wojdat Poland 15:37.52
22 Tony Day Great Britain 15:38.75
23 Lars Jorgensen United States 15:39.51
24 Dali Wang China 15:45.96
25 Masashi Kato Japan 15:47.35
26 Cristiano Michelena Brazil 15:50.50
27 Yoshiyuki Mizumoto Japan 15:52.06
28 Norbert Agh Hungary 15:52.80
29 Kuan Seng J. Ong  Malaysia 15:53.67
30 Artur Costa Portugal 15:56.13
31 Ragnar Guðmundsson Iceland 15:57.54
32 David Castro Brazil 15:57.89
33 Ming-Hsun Wu Chinese Taipei 15:59.74
34 Wook Yang South Korea 16:21.10
35 Jonathan Sakovich Guam 16:26.77

References[edit]