Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 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 200 metre backstroke event at the 1988 Olympic Games took place September 22. This swimming event used backstroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Igor Polyansky
Soviet Union (URS)
Silver  Frank Baltrusch
East Germany (GDR)
Bronze  Paul Kingsman
New Zealand (NZL)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

B final[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Igor Polyansky Soviet Union 1:59.37
2 Frank Baltrusch East Germany 1:59.60
3 Paul Kingsman New Zealand 2:00.48
4 Sergey Zabolotnov Soviet Union 2:00.52
5 Dirk Richter East Germany 2:01.67
6 Jens-Peter Berndt West Germany 2:01.84
7 Dan Veatch United States 2:02.26
8 Rogério Romero Brazil 2:02.28

References[edit]