Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Swimming events at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
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 (USA) 49.80  Mark Stockwell (AUS) 50.24  Per Johansson (SWE) 50.31
200 m freestyle
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 Michael Gross (FRG) 1:47.44 (WR)  Mike Heath (USA) 1:49.10  Thomas Fahrner (FRG) 1:49.69
400 m freestyle
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 George DiCarlo (USA) 3:51.23 (OR)  John Mykkanen (USA) 3:51.49  Justin Lemberg (AUS) 3:51.79
1500 m freestyle
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 Mike O'Brien (USA) 15:05.20  George DiCarlo (USA) 15:10.59  Stefan Pfeiffer (FRG) 15:12.11
100 m backstroke
details
 Rick Carey (USA) 55.79  Dave Wilson (USA) 56.35  Mike West (CAN) 56.49
200 m backstroke
details
 Rick Carey (USA) 2:00.23  Frédéric Delcourt (FRA) 2:01.75  Cameron Henning (CAN) 2:02.37
100 m breaststroke
details
 Steve Lundquist (USA) 1:01.65 (WR)  Victor Davis (CAN) 1:01.99  Peter Evans (AUS) 1:02.97
200 m breaststroke
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 Victor Davis (CAN) 2:13.34 (WR)  Glenn Beringen (AUS) 2:15.79  Étienne Dagon (SUI) 2:17.41
100 m butterfly
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 Michael Gross (FRG) 53.08 (WR)  Pablo Morales (USA) 53.23  Glenn Buchanan (AUS) 53.85
200 m butterfly
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 Jon Sieben (AUS) 1:57.04 (WR)  Michael Gross (FRG) 1:57.40  Rafael Vidal (VEN) 1:57.51
200 m individual medley
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 Alex Baumann (CAN) 2:01.42 (WR)  Pablo Morales (USA) 2:03.05  Neil Cochran (GBR) 2:04.38
400 m individual medley
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 Alex Baumann (CAN) 4:17.41 (WR)  Ricardo Prado (BRA) 4:18.45  Rob Woodhouse (AUS) 4:20.50
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
 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
details
 Carrie Steinseifer (USA) 55.92 none awarded  Annemarie Verstappen (NED) 56.08
 Nancy Hogshead (USA)
200 m freestyle
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 Mary Wayte (USA) 1:59.23  Cynthia Woodhead (USA) 1:59.50  Annemarie Verstappen (NED) 1:59.69
400 m freestyle
details
 Tiffany Cohen (USA) 4:07.10 (OR)  Sarah Hardcastle (GBR) 4:10.29  June Croft (GBR) 4:11.49
800 m freestyle
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 Tiffany Cohen (USA) 8:24.95 (OR)  Michele Richardson (USA) 8:30.73  Sarah Hardcastle (GBR) 8:32.60
100 m backstroke
details
 Theresa Andrews (USA) 1:02.55  Betsy Mitchell (USA) 1:02.63  Jolanda de Rover (NED) 1:02.91
200 m backstroke
details
 Jolanda de Rover (NED) 2:12.38  Amy White (USA) 2:13.04  Anca Patrascoiu (ROU) 2:13.29
100 m breaststroke
details
 Petra van Staveren (NED) 1:09.88 (OR)  Anne Ottenbrite (CAN) 1:10.69  Catherine Poirot (FRA) 1:10.70
200 m breaststroke
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 Anne Ottenbrite (CAN) 2:30.38  Susan Rapp (USA) 2:31.15  Ingrid Lempereur (BEL) 2:31.40
100 m butterfly
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 Mary T. Meagher (USA) 59.26  Jenna Johnson (USA) 1:00.19  Karin Seick (FRG) 1:01.36
200 m butterfly
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 Mary T. Meagher (USA) 2:06.90 (OR)  Karen Phillips (AUS) 2:10.56  Ina Beyermann (FRG) 2:11.91
200 m individual medley
details
 Tracy Caulkins (USA) 2:12.64 (OR)  Nancy Hogshead (USA) 2:15.17  Michelle Pearson (AUS) 2:15.92
400 m individual medley
details
 Tracy Caulkins (USA) 4:39.24  Suzanne Landells (AUS) 4:48.30  Petra Zindler (FRG) 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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