Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle
|Women's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
|Venue||McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium|
|Date||31 July 1984 (heats & final)|
|Competitors||26 from 18 nations|
|Winning time||4:07.10 OR|
|Swimming events at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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. The fastest 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||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:
|31 July||Final A||Tiffany Cohen||United States||4:07.10||OR|
Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).
|15||1||Lisa Ann Wen||Chinese Taipei||4:21.61|
|4||Tiffany Cohen||United States||4:07.10||OR|
|5||Sarah Hardcastle||Great Britain||4:10.27||NR|
|2||June Croft||Great Britain||4:11.49|
|4||3||Kim Linehan||United States||4:12.26|
|6||1||Jolande van der Meer||Netherlands||4:16.05|
|7||8||Birgit Kowalczik||West Germany||4:16.33|
- "Swimming at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
- "Los Angeles 1984: Swimming – Women's 400m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Los Angeles 1984. LA84 Foundation. pp. 493–494. Retrieved 13 March 2017.