Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre individual medley
1988 Summer Olympics
This swimming event used medley swimming. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of eight lengths of the pool. The first two lengths were swum using the butterfly stroke, the second pair with the backstroke, the third pair of lengths in breaststroke, and the final two were freestyle. Unlike other events using freestyle, swimmers could not use butterfly, backstroke, or breaststroke for the freestyle leg; most swimmers use the front crawl in freestyle events.
|Gold|| Tamás Darnyi
|Silver|| David Wharton
United States (USA)
|Bronze|| Stefano Battistelli
A Final 
|David Wharton||United States||4:17.36|
|5||Patrick Kühl||East Germany||4:18.44|
|6||Jens-Peter Berndt||West Germany||4:21.71|
|8||Peter Bermel||West Germany||4:24.02|
B Final 
|9||Jeff Kostoff||United States||4:22.95|
|13||Mikhail Zubkov||Soviet Union||4:25.44|
|15||Paul Brew||Great Britain||4:26.77|
Preliminary heats 
|This section requires expansion. (December 2009)|
- For the Record, Swimming World Magazine, November 1988, p. 84.
- 1988 Summer Olympics results: Men's 400m individual medley, from sports-reference.com; retrieved 2009-12-30.