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

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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 Butterfly event at the XXIV Olympic Games was swum on September 24, 1988, in Seoul, South Korea. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 meters long (long course), this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Records[edit]

The existing World and Olympic records at the time of the competition were:

World record  Michael Gross (FRG) 1:56.24 Hannover, West Germany 28 June 1986
Olympic record  Jon Sieben (AUS) 1:57.04 Los Angeles, CA, USA 3 August 1984

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time WR OR
24 September 1988 Final Michael Gross West Germany West Germany 1:56.94 OR

Medalists[edit]

Gold Michael Gross
 West Germany
Silver Benny Nielsen
 Denmark
Bronze Anthony Mosse
 New Zealand

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

B final[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Michael Gross West Germany 1:56.94 OR
2 Benny Nielsen Denmark 1:58.24
3 Anthony Mosse New Zealand 1:58.28
4 Tom Ponting Canada 1:58.91
5 Melvin Stewart United States 1:59.19
6 David Wilson Australia 1:59.20
7 Jon Kelly Canada 1:59.48
8 Anthony Nesty Suriname 2:00.80 NR

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]