Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Swimming events at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
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

Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics, held at the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium, located on the USC campus. There was a total of 494 participants from 67 countries competing.

This was the first Olympic games at which only two swimmers per country were permitted. Previously, three swimmers were allowed and many countries, most often the United States, would sweep the medal stand.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 21 13 0 34
2  Canada (CAN) 4 3 3 10
3  West Germany (FRG) 2 3 6 11
4  Netherlands (NED) 2 1 3 6
5  Australia (AUS) 1 5 6 12
6  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 4 5
7  France (FRA) 0 1 1 2
8  Brazil (BRA) 0 1 0 1
9  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 2 2
10  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
 Romania (ROM) 0 0 1 1
 Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 1 1
 Venezuela (VEN) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
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Rowdy Gaines
 United States
49.80 Mark Stockwell
 Australia
50.24 Per Johansson
 Sweden
50.31
200 m freestyle
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Michael Gross
 West Germany
1:47.44 WR Mike Heath
 United States
1:49.10 Thomas Fahrner
 West Germany
1:49.69
400 m freestyle
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George DiCarlo
 United States
3:51.23 OR John Mykkanen
 United States
3:51.49 Justin Lemberg
 Australia
3:51.79
1500 m freestyle
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Mike O'Brien
 United States
15:05.20 George DiCarlo
 United States
15:10.59 Stefan Pfeiffer
 West Germany
15:12.11
100 m backstroke
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Rick Carey
 United States
55.79 Dave Wilson
 United States
56.35 Mike West
 Canada
56.49
200 m backstroke
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Rick Carey
 United States
2:00.23 Frédéric Delcourt
 France
2:01.75 Cameron Henning
 Canada
2:02.37
100 m breaststroke
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Steve Lundquist
 United States
1:01.65 WR Victor Davis
 Canada
1:01.99 Peter Evans
 Australia
1:02.97
200 m breaststroke
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Victor Davis
 Canada
2:13.34 WR Glenn Beringen
 Australia
2:15.79 Étienne Dagon
 Switzerland
2:17.41
100 m butterfly
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Michael Gross
 West Germany
53.08 WR Pablo Morales
 United States
53.23 Glenn Buchanan
 Australia
53.85
200 m butterfly
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Jon Sieben
 Australia
1:57.04 WR Michael Gross
 West Germany
1:57.40 Rafael Vidal
 Venezuela
1:57.51
200 m individual medley
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Alex Baumann
 Canada
2:01.42 WR Pablo Morales
 United States
2:03.05 Neil Cochran
 Great Britain
2:04.38
400 m individual medley
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Alex Baumann
 Canada
4:17.41 WR Ricardo Prado
 Brazil
4:18.45 Rob Woodhouse
 Australia
4:20.50
4×100 m freestyle relay
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 United States (USA)
Chris Cavanaugh
Mike Heath
Matt Biondi
Rowdy Gaines
Tom Jager*
Robin Leamy*
3:19.03 WR  Australia (AUS)
Greg Fasala
Neil Brooks
Michael Delany
Mark Stockwell
3:19.68  Sweden (SWE)
Thomas Lejdström
Per Johansson
Bengt Baron
Mikael Örn
Rikard Milton*
Michael Söderlund*
3:22.69
4×200 m freestyle relay
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 United States (USA)
Mike Heath
David Larson
Jeff Float
Bruce Hayes
Geoff Gaberino*
Richard Saeger*
7:15.69 WR  West Germany (FRG)
Thomas Fahrner
Dirk Korthals
Alexander Schowtka
Michael Gross
Rainer Henkel*
7:15.73  Great Britain (GBR)
Neil Cochran
Paul Easter
Paul Howe
Andrew Astbury
7:24.78
4×100 m medley relay
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 United States (USA)
Rick Carey
Steve Lundquist
Pablo Morales
Rowdy Gaines
Dave Wilson*
Richard Schroeder*
Mike Heath*
Tom Jager*
3:39.30 WR  Canada (CAN)
Mike West
Victor Davis
Tom Ponting
Sandy Goss
3:43.23  Australia (AUS)
Mark Kerry
Peter Evans
Glenn Buchanan
Mark Stockwell
Jon Sieben*
Neil Brooks*
3:43.25

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
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Carrie Steinseifer
 United States
55.92 none awarded Annemarie Verstappen
 Netherlands
56.08
Nancy Hogshead
 United States
200 m freestyle
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Mary Wayte
 United States
1:59.23 Cynthia Woodhead
 United States
1:59.50 Annemarie Verstappen
 Netherlands
1:59.69
400 m freestyle
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Tiffany Cohen
 United States
4:07.10 OR Sarah Hardcastle
 Great Britain
4:10.29 June Croft
 Great Britain
4:11.49
800 m freestyle
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Tiffany Cohen
 United States
8:24.95 OR Michele Richardson
 United States
8:30.73 Sarah Hardcastle
 Great Britain
8:32.60
100 m backstroke
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Theresa Andrews
 United States
1:02.55 Betsy Mitchell
 United States
1:02.63 Jolanda de Rover
 Netherlands
1:02.91
200 m backstroke
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Jolanda de Rover
 Netherlands
2:12.38 Amy White
 United States
2:13.04 Anca Patrascoiu
 Romania
2:13.29
100 m breaststroke
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Petra van Staveren
 Netherlands
1:09.88 OR Anne Ottenbrite
 Canada
1:10.69 Catherine Poirot
 France
1:10.70
200 m breaststroke
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Anne Ottenbrite
 Canada
2:30.38 Susan Rapp
 United States
2:31.15 Ingrid Lempereur
 Belgium
2:31.40
100 m butterfly
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Mary T. Meagher
 United States
59.26 Jenna Johnson
 United States
1:00.19 Karin Seick
 West Germany
1:01.36
200 m butterfly
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Mary T. Meagher
 United States
2:06.90 OR Karen Phillips
 Australia
2:10.56 Ina Beyermann
 West Germany
2:11.91
200 m individual medley
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Tracy Caulkins
 United States
2:12.64 OR Nancy Hogshead
 United States
2:15.17 Michelle Pearson
 Australia
2:15.92
400 m individual medley
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Tracy Caulkins
 United States
4:39.24 Suzanne Landells
 Australia
4:48.30 Petra Zindler
 West Germany
4:48.57
4×100 m freestyle relay
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 United States (USA)
Jenna Johnson
Carrie Steinseifer
Dara Torres
Nancy Hogshead
Jill Sterkel*
Mary Wayte*
3:43.43  Netherlands (NED)
Annemarie Verstappen
Desi Reijers
Elles Voskes
Conny van Bentum
Wilma van Velsen*
3:44.40  West Germany (FRG)
Iris Zscherpe
Susanne Schuster
Christiane Pielke
Karin Seick
3:45.56
4×100 m medley relay
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 United States (USA)
Theresa Andrews
Tracy Caulkins
Mary T. Meagher
Nancy Hogshead
Betsy Mitchell*
Susan Rapp*
Jenna Johnson*
Carrie Steinseifer*
4:08.34  West Germany (FRG)
Svenja Schlicht
Ute Hasse
Ina Beyermann
Karin Seick
4:11.97  Canada (CAN)
Reema Abdo
Anne Ottenbrite
Michelle MacPherson
Pamela Rai
4:12.98

*Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

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