Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

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Men's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 24 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors 54 from 42 nations
Winning time 55.05 AS
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Daichi Suzuki  Japan
2nd, silver medalist(s) David Berkoff  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Igor Polyansky  Soviet Union
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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 100 metre backstroke event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place on 24 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  David Berkoff (USA) 54.91 Austin, United States 13 August 1988
Olympic record  John Naber (USA) 55.49 Montreal, Canada 19 July 1976

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
24 September Heat 6 Igor Polyansky  Soviet Union 55.04 OR
24 September Heat 7 David Berkoff  United States 54.51 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 Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 David Berkoff  United States 54.51 Q, WR
2 6 Igor Polyansky  Soviet Union 55.04 Q
3 7 Daichi Suzuki  Japan 55.90 Q
4 7 Sergei Zabolotnov  Soviet Union 56.13 Q
5 7 Frank Hoffmeister  West Germany 56.19 Q
6 5 Sean Murphy  Canada 56.20 Q
6 Mark Tewksbury  Canada Q
8 6 Frank Baltrusch  East Germany 56.45 Q
9 5 Dirk Richter  East Germany 56.52 q
10 6 Franck Schott  France 56.76 q
11 6 Georgi Mihalev  Bulgaria 57.06 q
12 5 Jens-Peter Berndt  West Germany 57.08 q, WD
13 5 Jay Mortenson  United States 57.19 q
14 3 David Lim Fong Jock  Singapore 57.34 q, NR
15 5 Shigemori Maruyama  Japan 57.54 q
16 4 Manuel Guzmán  Puerto Rico 57.62 q
17 5 Eðvarð Þór Eðvarðsson  Iceland 57.70 q
18 6 Lin Laijiu  China 57.74
19 7 Paul Kingsman  New Zealand 57.80
20 7 Rogerio Romero  Brazil 57.91
21 6 Lars Sørensen  Denmark 58.01
22 4 Neil Harper  Great Britain 58.02
23 4 Martín López-Zubero  Spain 58.06
24 4 Patrick Ferland  Switzerland 58.17
25 3 Neil Cochran  Great Britain 58.25
26 3 Alejandro Alvizuri  Peru 58.37
27 5 Carl Wilson  Australia 58.40
28 4 Tamás Deutsch  Hungary 58.65
29 3 Stephen Cullen  Ireland 58.82
30 5 Pavel Vokoun  Czechoslovakia 58.88
31 4 Renaud Boucher  France 58.90
32 5 Simon Upton  Australia 59.06
33 3 Ernesto Vela  Mexico 59.19
34 3 Ilias Malamas  Greece 59.24
35 4 Huang Guoxiong  China 59.36
36 3 Richard Gheel  Ireland 59.37
37 5 Valerio Giambalvo  Italy 59.48
38 4 Wladimir Ribeiro  Brazil 59.76
39 3 Amin Amer  Egypt 1:00.76
40 2 Park Dong-pil  South Korea 1:01.25
41 2 Patrick Sagisi  Guam 1:01.86
42 2 Yip Hor Man  Hong Kong 1:01.91
2 Horst Niehaus  Costa Rica
44 2 Brett Halford  Zimbabwe 1:02.95
45 2 Eric Greenwood  Costa Rica 1:03.11
46 2 Pablo Barahona  Honduras 1:03.90
47 2 Bruno N'Diaye  Senegal 1:05.06
48 1 Filippo Piva  San Marino 1:07.63
49 1 Mohamed Abdullah  United Arab Emirates 1:08.91
50 1 Rami Kantari  Lebanon 1:09.35
51 1 Mohamed Bin Abid  United Arab Emirates 1:10.01
52 1 Yul Mark Du Pont  Swaziland 1:12.50
054 1 Paul Yelle  Barbados DNS
054 6 Ranjoy Punja  India DNS

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 4 Dirk Richter  East Germany 56.66
10 5 Franck Schott  France 56.98
11 6 Jay Mortenson  United States 57.06
12 7 Shigemori Maruyama  Japan 57.13
13 3 Georgi Mihalev  Bulgaria 57.17
14 2 David Lim Fong Jock  Singapore 57.72
15 1 Manuel Guzmán  Puerto Rico 57.95
16 8 Eðvarð Þór Eðvarðsson  Iceland 58.20

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 Daichi Suzuki  Japan 55.05 AS
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 David Berkoff  United States 55.18
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Igor Polyansky  Soviet Union 55.20
4 6 Sergei Zabolotnov  Soviet Union 55.37
5 1 Mark Tewksbury  Canada 56.09
6 8 Frank Baltrusch  East Germany 56.10
7 2 Frank Hoffmeister  West Germany 56.19
8 7 Sean Murphy  Canada 56.32

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