Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle

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Women's 800 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    East Germany
Bronze medal    Australia
«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 women's 800 freestyle at the 1998 Summer Olympics, was contested on the morning of September 23 (preliminaries) and the afternoon of September 24 (finals).

Records[edit]

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

World record  Janet Evans (USA) 8:17.12 Orlando, FL, USA March 22, 1988
Olympic record  Tiffany Cohen (France) 8:24.96 Los Angeles, USA August 3, 1984

Finals[edit]

Place Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Janet Evans United States 8:20.20 OR
2 Astrid Strauss East Germany 8:22.09
3 Julie McDonald Australia 8:22.93
4th Anke Möhring East Germany 8:23.09
5th Tami Bruce United States 8:30.86
6th Janelle Elford Australia 8:30.94
7th Isabelle Arnould Belgium 8:37.47
8th Antoaneta Strumenlieva Bulgaria 8:41.05

Preliminary heats[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Astrid Strauss East Germany 8:28.07 q-A
2 Janet Evans United States 8:28.13 q-A
3 Julie McDonald Australia 8:29.68 q-A
4 Anke Möhring East Germany 8:30.95 q-A
5 Tami Bruce United States 8:31.57 q-A
6 Janelle Elford Australia 8:32.14 q-A
7 Isabelle Arnould Belgium 8:34.56 q-A
8 Antoaneta Strumenlieva Bulgaria 8:35.40 q-A
9 Debbie Wurzburger Canada 8:36.24
10 Irene Dalby Norway 8:38.33
11 Tomomi Hosoda Japan 8:39.55
12 Manuela Melchiorri Italy 8:40.63
13 Karyn Faure France 8:41.64
14 Stephanie Ortwig West Germany 8:41.95
15 Natalia Trefilova Soviet Union 8:43.19
16 Karen Mellor Great Britain 8:44.64
17 Alexandra Russ West Germany 8:49.31
18 Pernille Jensen Denmark 8:50.82
19 Huda Abdullah Nurul  Malaysia 8:50.84
20 Christelle Janssens Belgium 8:51.22
21 Patrícia Amorim Brazil 8:51.95
22 Eva Mortensen Denmark 8:53.67
23 Judit Csabai Hungary 8:56.37
24 Cecile Prunier France 8:57.22
25 Tracey Atkin Great Britain 9:00.04
26 Ming Yan China 9:00.81
27 Ritajean Garay Puerto Rico 9:04.62

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