Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date 4 August 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors 28 from 20 nations
Winning time 15:05.20
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Mike O'Brien  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) George DiCarlo  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany
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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

The final of the men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on August 4, 1984.[1] The fastest eight qualified for the final.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 14:54.76 Moscow, Soviet Union 22 February 1983
Olympic record  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 14:58.27 Moscow, Soviet Union 22 July 1980

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 4 Mike O'Brien  United States 15:21.04 Q
2 2 4 Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany 15:21.95 Q
3 3 3 Stefano Grandi  Italy 15:22.49 Q, NR
4 4 4 George DiCarlo  United States 15:22.88 Q
5 4 5 Rainer Henkel  West Germany 15:23.60 Q
6 4 2 David Shemilt  Canada 15:24.78 Q, NR
7 3 6 Wayne Shillington  Australia 15:25.67 Q
8 2 6 Franck Iacono  France 15:27.27 Q
9 1 5 Justin Lemberg  Australia 15:29.74
10 2 3 Carlos Scanavino  Uruguay 15:29.78 NR
11 1 4 Rafael Escalas  Spain 15:30.09
12 4 3 David Stacey  Great Britain 15:30.10
13 1 2 Bernard Volz  Canada 15:31.38
14 1 6 Mike Davidson  New Zealand 15:35.43
15 2 5 Borut Petrič  Yugoslavia 15:36.44
16 3 5 Darjan Petrič  Yugoslavia 15:39.79
17 1 3 Marcelo Jucá  Brazil 15:43.80
18 4 6 Juan Enrique Escalas  Spain 15:44.85
19 4 7 Marc Van De Weghe  Belgium 15:45.50
20 2 2 Alejandro Lecot  Argentina 15:49.94
21 3 7 Stuart Willmott  Great Britain 15:57.79
22 3 2 Anders Holmertz  Sweden 16:11.38
23 3 1 Wu Ming-hsun  Chinese Taipei 16:14.40
24 2 1 William Wilson  Philippines 16:24.81
25 1 7 Lin Chun-hong  Chinese Taipei 16:44.94
26 2 7 Scott Newkirk  Virgin Islands 16:50.55
27 1 1 Julian Bolling  Sri Lanka 17:16.92
28 4 1 Ahmet Nakkaş  Turkey DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Mike O'Brien  United States 15:05.20
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 George DiCarlo  United States 15:10.59
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany 15:12.77 NR
4 2 Rainer Henkel  West Germany 15:20.03
5 8 Franck Iacono  France 15:26.96 NR
6 3 Stefano Grandi  Italy 15:28.58
7 7 David Shemilt  Canada 15:31.28
8 1 Wayne Shillington  Australia 15:38.18

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