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

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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 400 meter individual medley event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place between September 20 & September 21. 34 swimmers swam in this event.

The men's 400 meter swimming event used medley swimming. Since an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 meters 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.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Tamás Darnyi
Hungary (HUN)
Silver  David Wharton
United States (USA)
Bronze  Stefano Battistelli
Italy (ITA)

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

A Final[edit]

Place Swimmer Country Time Notes
1 Tamás Darnyi Hungary 4:14.75 WR
2 David Wharton United States 4:17.36
3 Stefano Battistelli Italy 4:18.01
4 József Szabó Hungary 4:18.15
5 Patrick Kühl East Germany 4:18.44
6 Jens-Peter Berndt West Germany 4:21.71
7 Luca Sacchi Italy 4:23.23
8 Peter Bermel West Germany 4:24.02

B Final[edit]

Place Swimmer Country Time Notes
9 Jeff Kostoff United States 4:22.95
10 Christophe Bordeau France 4:23.39
11 Robert Bruce Australia 4:24.33
12 Jon Kelly Canada 4:25.02
13 Mikhail Zubkov Soviet Union 4:25.44
14 Rob Woodhouse Australia 4:26.14
15 Paul Brew Great Britain 4:26.77
16 Charalambos Papanikolaou Greece 4:27.95

Preliminary heats[edit]

Rank Swimmer Country Time Notes
1 Tamás Darnyi Hungary 4:26.55

References[edit]