Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 50 metre freestyle

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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 women's 50 freestyle at the 1988 Summer Olympics was contested on 25 September. This was the first time that women swam the 50 freestyle as an event at the Olympic Games.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Yang Wenyi (CHN) 24.98 Guangzhou, China 10 April 1988
Olympic record Not held before 1988 - - -

Finals[edit]

A Final[edit]

Place Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Kristin Otto East Germany 25.49 OR[1]
2 Yang Wenyi China 25.64
3 Katrin Meißner East Germany 25.71
3 Jill Sterkel United States 25.71
5 Leigh Ann Fetter United States 25.78
6 Tamara Costache Romania 25.80
7 Catherine Plewinski France 25.90
8 Karen Van Wirdum Australia 26.01

B final[edit]

Place Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 Marion Aizpors West Germany 26.17
10 Christiane Pielke West Germany 26.22
11 Marie-Thérèse Armentero Switzerland 26.34
12= Kristin Topham Canada 26.45
12= Ayako Nakano Japan 26.45
14 Inna Abramova Soviet Union 26.48
15 Karin Brienesse Netherlands 26.66
16 Diane van der Plaats Netherlands 26.80

Preliminary heats[edit]

Heat Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
7 1 Yang Wenyi China 25.67 Q
OR
7 2 Katrin Meißner East Germany 25.77 Q
6 1 Kristin Otto East Germany 25.85 Q
OR
5 1 Leigh Ann Fetter United States 25.91 Q
OR
6 2 Catherine Plewinski France 26.01 Q
7 3 Jill Sterkel United States 26.02 Q
6 3 Tamara Costache Romania 26.06 Q
7 4 Karen Van Wirdum Australia 26.12 Q
7 5 Marion Aizpors West Germany 26.20 q B final
7 6 Inna Abramova Soviet Union 26.27 q B final
5 2 Marie-Thérèse Armentero Switzerland 26.32 q B final
5 3 Christiane Pielke West Germany 26.33 q B final
6 4 Ayako Nakano Japan 26.44 q B final
4 1 Diane van der Plaats Netherlands 26.49 q B final
OR
6 5 Kristin Topham Canada 26.50 q B final
5 4 Karin Brienesse Netherlands 26.54 q B final
4 2 Adriana Pereira Brazil 26.56
5 5 Luminiţa Dobrescu Romania 26.56
6 6 Andrea Nugent Canada 26.60
5 6= Gitta Jensen Denmark 26.61
5 6= Kaori Sasaki Japan 26.61
6 7 Xia Fujie China 26.66
7 7 Helena Åberg Sweden 26.67
6 8 Karin Furuhed Sweden 26.85
7 8 Alison Sheppard Great Britain 27.14
4 3 María Rivera Mexico 27.16
4 4 Annabelle Cripps Great Britain 27.17
4 5 Karen Dieffenthaler Trinidad and Tobago 27.27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1996). "The Complete Book of the Olympics". Aurum Press Limited. p. 653.