Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle
|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|
|Swimming events at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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. The first eight qualified for the final, the next eight for the B-final.
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:
|2 August||Final B||Thomas Fahrner||West Germany||3:50.91||OR|
Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).
|9||4||Thomas Fahrner||West Germany||3:50.91||OR|
|10||3||Juan Enrique Escalas||Spain||3:55.25|
|14||8||Andrew Astbury||Great Britain||3:58.14|
|16||1||Mike Davidson||New Zealand||3:58.24|
|3||George DiCarlo||United States||3:51.23|
|5||John Mykkanen||United States||3:51.49|
|4||4||Stefan Pfeiffer||West Germany||3:52.91|
- "Swimming at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
- "Los Angeles 1984: Swimming – Men's 400m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Los Angeles 1984. LA84 Foundation. p. 505. Retrieved 6 March 2017.