Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle
|Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
|Venue||McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium|
|Date||4 August 1984 (heats & final)|
|Competitors||28 from 20 nations|
|Swimming events at the
1984 Summer Olympics
The final of the men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on August 4, 1984. The fastest eight qualified for the final.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Vladimir Salnikov (URS)||14:54.76||Moscow, Soviet Union||22 February 1983|
|Olympic record||Vladimir Salnikov (URS)||14:58.27||Moscow, Soviet Union||22 July 1980|
Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q).
|4||Mike O'Brien||United States||15:05.20|
|6||George DiCarlo||United States||15:10.59|
|5||Stefan Pfeiffer||West Germany||15:12.77||NR|
|4||2||Rainer Henkel||West Germany||15:20.03|
- "Swimming at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
- "Los Angeles 1984: Swimming – Men's 1500m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Los Angeles 1984. LA84 Foundation. pp. 506–507. Retrieved 7 March 2017.