Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle

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Men's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date 2 August 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors 37 from 26 nations
Winning time 3:51.23
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) George DiCarlo  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) John Mykkanen  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Justin Lemberg  Australia
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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 400 metre freestyle event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on August 2, 1984.[1] The first eight qualified for the final, the next eight for the B-final.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 3:48.32 Moscow, Soviet Union 19 February 1983
Olympic record  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 3:51.31 Moscow, Soviet Union 24 July 1980

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nation Time Record
2 August Final B Thomas Fahrner  West Germany 3:50.91 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 4 Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany 3:53.41 Q
2 4 4 John Mykkanen  United States 3:53.43 Q
3 5 4 George DiCarlo  United States 3:53.44 Q
4 2 4 Justin Lemberg  Australia 3:53.89 Q
5 4 5 Darjan Petrič  Yugoslavia 3:54.39 Q
6 1 5 Marco Dell'Uomo  Italy 3:55.00 Q, NR
7 4 3 Ron McKeon  Australia 3:55.06 Q
8 5 3 Franck Iacono  France 3:55.07 Q
9 3 4 Thomas Fahrner  West Germany 3:55.26 q
10 3 6 Peter Szmidt  Canada 3:55.65 q
11 3 5 Carlos Scanavino  Uruguay 3:55.92 q, WD
12 1 3 Juan Enrique Escalas  Spain 3:55.93 q
13 2 3 Borut Petrič  Yugoslavia 3:56.07 q, WD
14 5 6 Stefano Grandi  Italy 3:56.23 q
15 2 5 Marcelo Jucá  Brazil 3:57.43 q
16 4 6 Mike Davidson  New Zealand 3:57.88 q
5 5 Arne Borgstrøm  Norway q
18 3 3 Andrew Astbury  Great Britain 3:58.41 q
19 2 6 David Shemilt  Canada 3:58.43
20 2 7 Marc Van De Weghe  Belgium 4:00.01
21 3 2 Anders Grillhammar  Sweden 4:00.26
22 2 2 Shigeo Ogata  Japan 4:02.97
23 4 2 Jean-Marie François  Venezuela 4:03.08
24 1 6 Anders Holmertz  Sweden 4:03.67
25 5 6 Paul Howe  Great Britain 4:04.07
26 3 7 Alejandro Lecot  Argentina 4:05.74
27 5 1 Keisuke Okuno  Japan 4:06.31
28 3 1 William Wilson  Philippines 4:06.86
29 4 1 Gökhan Attaroglu  Turkey 4:07.07
30 1 7 Franz Mortensen  Denmark 4:09.80
31 5 7 Evert Johan Kroon  Netherlands Antilles 4:11.97
32 1 2 Scott Newkirk  Virgin Islands 4:12.61
33 1 1 Wu Ming-hsun  Chinese Taipei 4:13.11
34 2 1 Ahmet Nakkaş  Turkey 4:16.49
35 5 8 Lin Chun-hong  Chinese Taipei 4:20.65
36 4 8 Julian Bolling  Sri Lanka 4:23.42
37 4 7 Fabián Ferrari  Argentina DNS

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 4 Thomas Fahrner  West Germany 3:50.91 OR
10 3 Juan Enrique Escalas  Spain 3:55.25
11 5 Peter Szmidt  Canada 3:56.99
12 6 Stefano Grandi  Italy 3:57.17
13 7 Arne Borgstrøm  Norway 3:57.46
14 8 Andrew Astbury  Great Britain 3:58.14
15 2 Marcelo Jucá  Brazil 3:58.23
16 1 Mike Davidson  New Zealand 3:58.24

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 George DiCarlo  United States 3:51.23
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 John Mykkanen  United States 3:51.49
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Justin Lemberg  Australia 3:51.79 OC
4 4 Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany 3:52.91
5 8 Franck Iacono  France 3:54.58 NR
6 2 Darjan Petrič  Yugoslavia 3:54.88
7 7 Marco Dell'Uomo  Italy 3:55.44
8 1 Ron McKeon  Australia 3:55.48

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