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

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Women's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
VenueMcDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date31 July 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors26 from 18 nations
Winning time4:07.10 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tiffany Cohen  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sarah Hardcastle  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) June Croft  Great Britain
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The final of the women's 400 metre freestyle event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on July 31, 1984.[1] The fastest 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  Tracey Wickham (AUS) 4:06.28 West Berlin 24 August 1978
Olympic record  Ines Diers (GDR) 4:08.76 Moscow, Soviet Union 22 July 1980

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nation Time Record
31 July Final A Tiffany Cohen  United States 4:07.10 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 4 4 Tiffany Cohen  United States 4:11.49 Q
2 4 5 Sarah Hardcastle  Great Britain 4:11.55 Q, NR
3 3 4 Kim Linehan  United States 4:15.08 Q
4 3 3 Anna McVann  Australia 4:15.21 Q
5 2 4 June Croft  Great Britain 4:15.51 Q
6 2 3 Julie Daigneault  Canada 4:16.60 Q
7 2 5 Jolande van der Meer  Netherlands 4:16.65 Q
8 4 3 Birgit Kowalczik  West Germany 4:17.92 Q
9 3 6 Ann Linder  Sweden 4:18.28 q
10 1 6 Monica Olmi  Italy 4:18.70 q
11 1 5 Carla Lasi  Italy 4:18.90 q
12 1 4 Ina Beyermann  West Germany 4:18.94 q, WD
13 4 6 Donna McGinnis  Canada 4:19.48 q
14 4 2 Chikako Nakamori  Japan 4:20.13 q, NR
15 3 5 Susie Baumer  Australia 4:20.69 q
16 3 7 Lisa Ann Wen  Chinese Taipei 4:23.30 q
17 2 2 Irma Huerta  Mexico 4:25.13 q
18 3 2 Nadia Krüger  Switzerland 4:28.20
19 2 6 Junko Sakurai  Japan 4:28.68
20 1 3 Sofia Dara  Greece 4:31.76
21 1 2 Hadar Rubinstein  Israel 4:34.95
22 4 1 Carol Ann Heavey  Ireland 4:36.07
23 3 1 Karen Slowing-Aceituno  Guatemala 4:36.87
24 1 7 Chang Hui-chien  Chinese Taipei 4:42.47
25 4 7 Fenella Ng  Hong Kong 4:43.41
2 7 Faten Ghattas  Tunisia DNS

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 7 Susie Baumer  Australia 4:15.46
10 6 Donna McGinnis  Canada 4:15.59
11 4 Ann Linder  Sweden 4:17.55
12 3 Carla Lasi  Italy 4:18.57
13 5 Monica Olmi  Italy 4:19.22
14 2 Chikako Nakamori  Japan 4:20.18
15 1 Lisa Ann Wen  Chinese Taipei 4:21.61
16 8 Irma Huerta  Mexico 4:23.34

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Tiffany Cohen  United States 4:07.10 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Sarah Hardcastle  Great Britain 4:10.27 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2 June Croft  Great Britain 4:11.49
4 3 Kim Linehan  United States 4:12.26
5 6 Anna McVann  Australia 4:13.95
6 1 Jolande van der Meer  Netherlands 4:16.05
7 8 Birgit Kowalczik  West Germany 4:16.33
8 7 Julie Daigneault  Canada 4:16.41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles 1984: Swimming – Women's 400m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Los Angeles 1984. LA84 Foundation. pp. 493–494. Retrieved March 13, 2017.

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