Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre butterfly

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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 Butterfly event at the XXIV Olympic Games was swum on September 24, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 meters long (long course), this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Michael Groß (FRG) 1:56.24 Hannover, West Germany 28 June 1986
Olympic record  Jon Sieben (AUS) 1:57.04 Los Angeles, CA, USA 3 August 1984

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time WR OR
24 September 1988 Final Michael Groß West Germany West Germany 1:56.94 OR

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Michael Groß
West Germany (FRG)
Silver  Benny Nielsen
Denmark (DEN)
Bronze  Anthony Mosse
New Zealand (NZL)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

B final[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Michael Groß West Germany 1:56.94 OR
2 Benny Nielsen Denmark 1:58.24
3 Anthony Mosse New Zealand 1:58.28
4 Tom Ponting Canada 1:58.91
5 Melvin Stewart United States 1:59.19
6 David Wilson Australia 1:59.20
7 Jon Kelly Canada 1:59.48
8 Anthony Nesty Suriname 2:00.80 NR

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]