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
Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date 31 July 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors 26 from 18 nations
Winning time 4:07.10 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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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 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
26 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

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