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

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Women's 400 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date 29 July 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors 20 from 14 nations
Winning time 4:39.24 AM
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tracy Caulkins  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Suzie Landells  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Petra Zindler  West Germany
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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 individual medley event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on July 29, 1984.[1] The first 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  Petra Schneider (GDR) 4:36.10 Guayaquil, Ecuador 1 August 1982
Olympic record  Petra Schneider (GDR) 4:36.29 Moscow, Soviet Union 26 July 1980

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 3 4 Tracy Caulkins  United States 4:44.42 Q
2 2 4 Sue Heon  United States 4:51.32 Q
3 2 3 Nathalie Gingras  Canada 4:51.77 Q
4 1 4 Petra Zindler  West Germany 4:52.49 Q
5 2 5 Kathrine Bomstad  Norway 4:52.74 Q
6 1 5 Donna McGinnis  Canada 4:53.30 Q
7 1 3 Gaynor Stanley  Great Britain 4:53.70 Q
8 3 5 Suzie Landells  Australia 4:54.13 Q
9 3 6 Roberta Felotti  Italy 4:54.14 q
10 3 7 Karen Phillips  Australia 4:54.28 q
11 1 6 Sofia Kraft  Sweden 4:55.10 q
12 3 3 Sarah Hardcastle  Great Britain 4:55.78 q
13 2 2 Sonja Hausladen  Austria 4:58.68 q
14 1 2 Hideka Koshimizu  Japan 4:59.18 q
15 3 2 Gail Jonson  New Zealand 4:59.92 q
16 2 6 Anca Pătrășcoiu  Romania 5:03.97 q, NR
17 2 7 Monika Bayer  Austria 5:05.61
18 2 1 Karin Brandes  Peru 5:11.92
20 1 7 Beda Leirvaag  Norway DNS
20 4 1 Faten Ghattas  Tunisia DNS

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 6 Sarah Hardcastle  Great Britain 4:51.55
10 3 Sofia Kraft  Sweden 4:53.25 NR
11 5 Karen Phillips  Australia 4:53.37
12 4 Roberta Felotti  Italy 4:57.74
13 2 Sonja Hausladen  Austria 4:57.78 NR
14 7 Hideka Koshimizu  Japan 4:58.02
15 1 Gail Jonson  New Zealand 4:58.40
16 8 Anca Pătrășcoiu  Romania 5:05.53

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Tracy Caulkins  United States 4:39.24 AM
2nd, silver medalist(s) 8 Suzie Landells  Australia 4:48.30 OC
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Petra Zindler  West Germany 4:48.57
4 5 Sue Heon  United States 4:49.41
5 3 Nathalie Gingras  Canada 4:50.55
6 7 Donna McGinnis  Canada 4:50.65
7 1 Gaynor Stanley  Great Britain 4:52.83
8 8 Kathrine Bomstad  Norway 4:53.28

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