Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date 30 July 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors 62 from 14 nations
Winning time 7:15.69 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Mike Heath, David Larson, Jeff Float, Bruce Hayes, Geoff Gaberino*, Richard Saeger*
2nd, silver medalist(s)  West Germany (FRG)
Thomas Fahrner, Dirk Korthals, Alexander Schowtka, Michael Gross, Rainer Henkel*
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Great Britain (GBR)
Neil Cochran, Paul Easter, Paul Howe, Andrew Astbury
*Indicates the swimmer only competed in the preliminary heats.
← 1980
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The final of the men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in Los Angeles, California, on July 30, 1984.[1] The first eight teams qualified for the final.

Records[edit]

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

World record  West Germany (FRG)
Thomas Fahrner (1:51.13)
Alexander Schowtka (1:51.28)
Andreas Schmidt (1:50.78)
Michael Gross (1:47.21)
7:20.40 Rome, Italy 23 August 1983
Olympic record  United States (USA)
Mike Bruner (1:52.35)
Bruce Furniss (1:49.56)
John Naber (1:51.20)
Jim Montgomery (1:50.11)
7:23.22 Montreal, Canada 21 July 1976

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
30 July Heat 1 Geoff Gaberino (1:49.80)
David Larson (1:50.18)
Bruce Hayes (1:50.04)
Richard Saeger (1:48.85)
 United States 7:18.87 OR
30 July Final Mike Heath (1:48.67)
David Larson (1:49.01)
Jeff Float (1:49.60)
Bruce Hayes (1:48.41)
 United States 7:15.69 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest teams advance to the final (Q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 1 4  United States Geoff Gaberino (1:49.80)
David Larson (1:50.18)
Bruce Hayes (1:50.04)
Richard Saeger (1:48.85)
7:18.87 Q, OR
2 2 4  West Germany Rainer Henkel (1:52.94)
Dirk Korthals (1:50.37)
Alexander Schowtka (1:50.82)
Thomas Fahrner (1:51.16)
7:25.29 Q
3 1 5  Great Britain Neil Cochran (1:52.91)
Paul Easter (1:50.63)
Paul Howe (1:52.02)
Andrew Astbury (1:51.27)
7:26.83 Q, NR
4 2 6  Australia Justin Lemberg (1:52.65)
Ron McKeon (1:51.04)
Tom Stachewicz (1:52.61)
Graeme Brewer (1:50.63)
7:26.93 Q, OC
5 1 6  France Pierre Andraca (1:53.13)
Dominique Bataille (1:51.42)
Michel Pou (1:52.74)
Stéphan Caron (1:50.11)
7:27.40 Q, NR
6 2 2  Canada Sandy Goss (1:52.15)
Benoit Clément (1:52.51)
Wayne Kelly (1:52.08)
Peter Szmidt (1:51.57)
7:28.31 Q, NR
7 1 3  Sweden Michael Söderlund (1:51.95)
Tommy Werner (1:52.28)
Mikael Örn (1:53.01)
Anders Holmertz (1:51.36)
7:28.60 Q
8 1 2  Netherlands Hans Kroes (1:53.09)
Peter Drost (1:53.16)
Edsard Schlingemann (1:51.94)
Frank Drost (1:50.95)
7:29.14 Q, NR
9 1 1  Brazil Cyro Delgado (1:52.49)
Marcelo Jucá (1:53.08)
Djan Madruga (1:52.51)
Jorge Fernandes (1:52.33)
7:30.41 SA
10 2 6  Venezuela Jean-Marie François (1:53.75)
Alberto José Umana (1:55.66)
Rafael Vidal (1:51.91)
Alberto Mestre (1:50.47)
7:31.79 NR
11 2 7  Spain Juan Enrique Escalas (1:52.76)
Rafael Escalas (1:54.47)
Juan Carlos Vallejo (1:51.59)
David López-Zubero (1:53.39)
7:32.21
12 2 1  Turkey Gökhan Attaroğlu (1:56.01)
Kemal Sabri Özün (2:00.93)
Ahmed Nakkaş (1:59.45)
İhsan Sabri Özün (2:02.97)
7:59.36 NR
14 1 7  Japan Taihei Saka (1:54.79)
Hiroshi Sakamoto
Keisuke Okuno
Shigeo Ogata
DSQ
14 2 5  Italy Marco Colombo (1:53.38)
Marcello Guarducci
Fabrizio Rampazzo
Marco Dell'Uomo
DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4  United States Mike Heath (1:48.67)
David Larson (1:49.01)
Jeff Float (1:49.60)
Bruce Hayes (1:48.41)
7:15.69 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5  West Germany Thomas Fahrner (1:49.83)
Dirk Korthals (1:48.75)
Alexander Schowtka (1:50.26)
Michael Gross (1:46.89)
7:15.73 EU
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3  Great Britain Neil Cochran (1:52.08)
Paul Easter (1:49.64)
Paul Howe (1:51.63)
Andrew Astbury (1:51.43)
7:24.78 NR
4 6  Australia Peter Dale (1:51.96)
Justin Lemberg (1:52.08)
Ron McKeon (1:50.52)
Graeme Brewer (1:51.07)
7:25.63 OC
5 7  Canada Sandy Goss (1:51.69)
Wayne Kelly (1:53.08)
Peter Szmidt (1:51.23)
Alex Baumann (1:50.51)
7:26.51 NR
6 1  Sweden Michael Söderlund (1:51.73)
Tommy Werner (1:51.79)
Anders Holmertz (1:51.33)
Thomas Lejdström (1:51.68)
7:26.63 NR
7 8  Netherlands Hans Kroes (1:51.84)
Peter Drost (1:52.77)
Edsard Schlingemann (1:51.42)
Frank Drost (1:50.69)
7:26.72 NR
8 2  France Stéphan Caron (1:50.99) NR
Dominique Bataille (1:52.49)
Michel Pou (1:53.41)
Pierre Andraca (1:53.27)
7:30.16

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