Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre individual medley
|Men's 400 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
|Venue||McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium|
|Date||30 July 1984 (heats & final)|
|Competitors||24 from 20 nations|
|Winning time||4:17.41 WR|
|Swimming at the
1984 Summer Olympics
The final of the men's 200 metre individual medley event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on July 30, 1984. The first 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||Alex Baumann (CAN)||4:17.53||Etobicoke, Canada||17 June 1984|
|Olympic record||Rod Strachan (USA)||4:23.68||Montreal, Canada||25 July 1976|
The following records were established during the competition:
|30 July||Heat 3||Alex Baumann||Canada||4:22.46||OR|
|30 July||Final A||Alex Baumann||Canada||4:17.41||WR|
Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).
|12||4||Ralf Diegel||West Germany||4:28.94|
|15||7||Stuart Willmott||Great Britain||4:31.10|
|4||7||Jesse Vassallo||United States||4:21.46|
|6||5||Jeff Kostoff||United States||4:23.28|
|7||8||Stephen Poulter||Great Britain||4:25.80|
- "Swimming at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Individual Medley". Sports Reference. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
- "Los Angeles 1984: Swimming – Men's 400m Individual Medley Heats" (PDF). Los Angeles 1984. LA84 Foundation. pp. 513–514. Retrieved 9 March 2017.