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

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Men's 200 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 22 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors 44 from 32 nations
Winning time 1:59.37
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Igor Polyansky  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Frank Baltrusch  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Paul Kingsman  New Zealand
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The men's 200 metre backstroke event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place on 22 September at the Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Igor Polyansky (URS) 1:58.14 Erfurt, East Germany 3 March 1985
Olympic record  Rick Carey (USA) 1:58.99 Los Angeles, United States 31 July 1984

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 Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 Sergei Zabolotnov  Soviet Union 2:01.27 Q
2 5 Frank Baltrusch  East Germany 2:01.49 Q
3 4 Dirk Richter  East Germany 2:01.54 Q
4 6 Igor Polyansky  Soviet Union 2:01.70 Q
5 4 Dan Veatch  United States 2:01.73 Q
6 6 Jens-Peter Berndt  West Germany 2:01.77 Q
7 6 Paul Kingsman  New Zealand 2:02.20 Q
8 5 Rogério Romero  Brazil 2:02.26 Q
9 4 Georgi Mihalev  Bulgaria 2:02.71 q
10 6 Tamás Deutsch  Hungary 2:03.17 q
11 5 Martín López-Zubero  Spain 2:03.33 q
12 4 Frank Hoffmeister  West Germany 2:03.34 q
13 5 Daichi Suzuki  Japan 2:03.36 q
14 5 Stefano Battistelli  Italy 2:03.63 q, WD
15 4 Steve Bigelow  United States 2:03.64 q
16 3 Gary Binfield  Great Britain 2:03.79 q
17 4 Sean Murphy  Canada 2:03.81 q, WD
18 5 Mark Tewksbury  Canada 2:04.02 q
19 3 Alejandro Alvizuri  Peru 2:04.29
20 3 John Davey  Great Britain 2:04.70
21 6 David Holderbach  France 2:04.83
22 3 Ernesto Vela  Mexico 2:05.08
6 Simon Upton  Australia
24 5 Eðvarð Þór Eðvarðsson  Iceland 2:05.61
25 3 Richard Gheel  Ireland 2:05.71
26 6 Lars Sørensen  Denmark 2:05.73
27 2 Stephen Cullen  Ireland 2:06.98
28 4 Pavel Vokoun  Czechoslovakia 2:07.24
29 2 Patrick Ferland  Switzerland 2:07.77
30 3 Lin Laijiu  China 2:08.28
31 2 David Lim Fong Jock  Singapore 2:08.65
32 3 Shigemori Maruyama  Japan 2:09.16
33 2 Wladimir Ribeiro  Brazil 2:11.48
34 2 Horst Niehaus  Costa Rica 2:12.83
35 2 Eric Greenwood  Costa Rica 2:15.42
36 2 Patrick Sagisi  Guam 2:15.82
37 1 Brett Halford  Zimbabwe 2:17.84
38 1 Pablo Barahona  Honduras 2:21.61
39 1 Mohamed Abdullah  United Arab Emirates 2:29.64
40 1 Mohamed Bin Abid  United Arab Emirates 2:36.21
41 1 Rami Kantari  Lebanon 2:40.29
2 Park Dong-pil  South Korea DSQ
3 Charalambos Papanikolaou  Greece DSQ
5 Tamás Darnyi  Hungary DSQ

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 6 Frank Hoffmeister  West Germany 2:01.65
10 7 Steve Bigelow  United States 2:02.95
11 3 Martín López-Zubero  Spain 2:03.70
12 8 Mark Tewksbury  Canada 2:03.79
13 4 Georgi Mihalev  Bulgaria 2:04.24
14 5 Tamás Deutsch  Hungary 2:04.42
15 2 Daichi Suzuki  Japan 2:04.67
16 1 Gary Binfield  Great Britain 2:04.90

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 6 Igor Polyansky  Soviet Union 1:59.37
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Frank Baltrusch  East Germany 1:59.60
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1 Paul Kingsman  New Zealand 2:00.48 NR
4 4 Sergei Zabolotnov  Soviet Union 2:00.52
5 3 Dirk Richter  East Germany 2:01.67
6 7 Jens-Peter Berndt  West Germany 2:01.84
7 2 Dan Veatch  United States 2:02.26
8 8 Rogério Romero  Brazil 2:02.28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Men's 200m Backstroke Heats" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 407. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Men's 200m Backstroke Finals" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. pp. 407–408. Retrieved 27 March 2017.

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