Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre backstroke

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Swimming events at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m men women
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 men's 200 metre backstroke event at the 1988 Olympic Games took place September 22. This swimming event used backstroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Igor Polyansky
 Soviet Union
Silver Frank Baltrusch
 East Germany
Bronze Paul Kingsman
 New Zealand

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

B final[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Igor Polyansky Soviet Union 1:59.37
2 Frank Baltrusch East Germany 1:59.60
3 Paul Kingsman New Zealand 2:00.48
4 Sergei Zabolotnov Soviet Union 2:00.52
5 Dirk Richter East Germany 2:01.67
6 Jens-Peter Berndt West Germany 2:01.84
7 Dan Veatch United States 2:02.26
8 Rogério Romero Brazil 2:02.28

References[edit]