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

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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
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Alex Baumann  Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ricardo Prado  Brazil
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rob Woodhouse  Australia
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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.[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  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:

Date Round Name Nation Time Record
30 July Heat 3 Alex Baumann  Canada 4:22.46 OR
30 July Final A Alex Baumann  Canada 4:17.41 WR

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 Alex Baumann  Canada 4:22.46 Q, OR
2 3 5 Jeff Kostoff  United States 4:22.55 Q
3 1 4 Giovanni Franceschi  Italy 4:23.03 Q
4 2 4 Ricardo Prado  Brazil 4:23.31 Q
5 1 5 Maurizio Divano  Italy 4:23.61 Q
6 2 5 Jesse Vassallo  United States 4:23.82 Q
7 3 3 Rob Woodhouse  Australia 4:24.85 Q, OC
8 3 6 Stephen Poulter  Great Britain 4:25.38 Q, NR
9 2 3 Ralf Diegel  West Germany 4:28.10 q
10 2 6 Arne Borgstrøm  Norway 4:28.37 q
11 2 7 Andrew Phillips  Jamaica 4:29.43 q, NR
12 1 3 Peter Dobson  Canada 4:29.61 q
13 1 2 Shinji Ito  Japan 4:30.52 q
14 1 6 Stuart Willmott  Great Britain 4:32.90 q
15 2 2 Anders Peterson  Sweden 4:32.93 q
16 3 7 Yoram Kochavy  Israel 4:35.70 q, NR
17 1 7 Scott Newkirk  Virgin Islands 4:48.15
18 2 1 Jairulla Jaitulla  Philippines 4:51.24
19 3 1 Harry Wozniak  Barbados 4:53.87
20 1 1 Ng Wing Hon  Hong Kong 4:58.98
21 2 8 Julian Bolling  Sri Lanka 5:02.88
22 3 8 Wu Ming Hsun  Hong Kong 5:02.94
23 1 8 Juan José Piro  Honduras 5:15.68
24 3 2 Rafael Escalas  Spain DNS

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 1 Anders Peterson  Sweden 4:27.95 NR
10 3 Andrew Phillips  Jamaica 4:27.98 NR
11 5 Arne Borgstrøm  Norway 4:28.20
12 4 Ralf Diegel  West Germany 4:28.94
13 2 Shinji Ito  Japan 4:29.76 AS
14 6 Peter Dobson  Canada 4:30.09
15 7 Stuart Willmott  Great Britain 4:31.10
16 8 Yoram Kochavy  Israel 4:40.00

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Alex Baumann  Canada 4:17.41 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Ricardo Prado  Brazil 4:18.45 SA
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1 Rob Woodhouse  Australia 4:20.50 OC
4 7 Jesse Vassallo  United States 4:21.46
5 2 Maurizio Divano  Italy 4:22.76
6 5 Jeff Kostoff  United States 4:23.28
7 8 Stephen Poulter  Great Britain 4:25.80
8 3 Giovanni Franceschi  Italy 4:26.05

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