Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle

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Men's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    East Germany
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    Poland
«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 400 freestyle at the 1988 Summer Olympics, was contested on September 23, 1998, with both preliminaries and finals on the same day.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Artur Wojdat (POL) 3:47.38 Orlando, FL, USA 25 March 1988
Olympic record  Thomas Fahrner (FRG) 3:50.91 Los Angeles, CA, USA 1984

Finals[edit]

A Final[edit]

Place Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Uwe Daßler East Germany 3:46.95 WR
2 Duncan Armstrong Australia 3:47.15 OC
3 Artur Wojdat Poland 3:47.34
4th Matt Cetlinski United States 3:48.09
5th Mariusz Podkościelny Poland 3:48.59
6th Stefan Pfeiffer West Germany 3:49.96
7th Kevin Boyd Great Britain 3:50.16
8th Anders Holmertz Sweden 3:51.04

B final[edit]

Place Name Nationality Time Notes
9th Jörg Hoffmann East Germany 3:52.13
10th Walter Kalaus Hungary 3:53.24
11th Turlough O'Hare Canada 3:54.33
12th Carlos Scanavino Uruguay 3:54.36
13th Ian Brown Australia 3:54.63
14th Dan Jorgensen United States 3:55.34
15th Salvador Vassallo Puerto Rico 3:55.39
16th Zoltán Szilágyi Hungary 3:56.00

Preliminary heats[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mariusz Podkościelny Poland 3:49.51 q-A
OR
2 Stefan Pfeiffer West Germany 3:49.52 q-A
3 Artur Wojdat Poland 3:49.68 q-A
4 Uwe Daßler East Germany 3:49.90 q-A
5 Kevin Boyd Great Britain 3:50.01 q-A
6 Anders Holmertz Sweden 3:50.06 q-A
7 Duncan Armstrong Australia 3:50.64 q-A
8 Matt Cetlinski United States 3:50.82 q-A
9 Ian Brown Australia 3:51.09 q-B
10 Rainer Henkel West Germany 3:51.50 q-B
Scratched finals
11 Dan Jorgensen United States 3:52.64 q-B
12 Giorgio Lamberti Italy 3:53.29 q-B
Scratched finals
13 Walter Kalaus Hungary 3:53.44 q-B
14 Jörg Hoffmann East Germany 3:53.78 q-B
15 Carlos Scanavino Uruguay 3:54.86 q-B
16 Salvador Vassallo Puerto Rico 3:55.30 q-B
17 Turlough O'Hare Canada 3:55.35
18 Zoltán Szilágyi Hungary 3:56.29
19 Roberto Gleria Italy 3:56.33
20 Darjan Petrič Yugoslavia 3:56.94
21 Henrik Jangvall Sweden 3:57.41
22 Daniel Serra Spain 3:57.46
23 Cristiano Michelena Brazil 3:57.79
24 Tony Day Great Britain 3:57.91
25 Alberto Bottini Switzerland 3:57.92
26 Gary Vandermeulen Canada 3:57.99
27 Alexander Bazanov Soviet Union 3:58.74
28 Igor Majcen Yugoslavia 3:58.90
29 Jean-Marie Arnould Belgium 3:59.91
30 Franck Iacono France 4:00.04
31 Claus Christensen Denmark 4:00.46
32 Yoshiyuki Mizumoto Japan 4:02.02
33 David Castro Brazil 4:02.48
34 Ignacio Escamilia Mexico 4:03.16
35 Carlos Romo Mexico 4:04.02
36 Jeffrey Ong  Malaysia 4:04.57
37 Ragnar Guðmundsson Iceland 4:05.12
38 Shigeo Ogata Japan 4:05.68
39 Wook Yang South Korea 4:05.81
40 Ming-Hsun Wu Chinese Taipei 4:06.66
41 Jonathan Sakovich Guam 4:06.89
42 Soon-Kun Kwon South Korea 4:08.02
43 Richard Sam Bera Indonesia 4:08.70
44 Desmond Koh Singapore 4:15.54
45 Arthur Li Hong Kong 4:18.50
46 Julian Bolling Sri Lanka 4:18.88
47 Bassam Alansari United Arab Emirates 4:39.36
48 Émile Lahoud Lebanon 4:47.09
49 Mohammed Binabid United Arab Emirates 4:47.28

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