Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 24 September 1988 (heats)
25 September 1988 (final)
Competitors 35 from 22 nations
Winning time 15:00.40
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Uwe Daßler  East Germany
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The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place on 23 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  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 14:54.76 Moscow, Soviet Union 22 February 1983
Olympic record  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 14:58.27 Moscow, Soviet Union 22 July 1980

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q).[2]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Matt Cetlinski  United States 15:07.41 Q
2 4 Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union 15:07.83 Q
3 3 Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany 15:07.85 Q
4 4 Uwe Daßler  East Germany 15:08.91 Q
5 4 Mariusz Podkościelny  Poland 15:11.19 Q
6 4 Jörg Hoffmann  East Germany 15:14.13 Q, WD
7 5 Rainer Henkel  West Germany 15:14.64 Q
8 5 Darjan Petrič  Yugoslavia 15:16.99 Q
9 3 Kevin Boyd  Great Britain 15:17.56 Q
10 5 Luca Pellegrini  Italy 15:18.80
11 4 Michael McKenzie  Australia 15:19.36
12 3 Christophe Marchand  France 15:22.19
13 4 Franck Iacono  France 15:22.66
14 5 Jason Plummer  Australia 15:22.85
15 2 Valter Kalaus  Hungary 15:23.01
16 3 Christopher Chalmers  Canada 15:23.22
17 5 Stefan Persson  Sweden 15:24.33
18 4 Igor Majcen  Yugoslavia 15:29.16
19 3 Harry Taylor  Canada 15:30.31
20 3 Stefano Battistelli  Italy 15:36.54
21 4 Artur Wojdat  Poland 15:37.52
22 5 Tony Day  Great Britain 15:38.75
23 3 Lars Jorgensen  United States 15:39.51
24 5 Wang Dali  China 15:45.96
25 2 Masashi Kato  Japan 15:47.35
26 2 Cristiano Michelena  Brazil 15:50.50
27 2 Yoshiyuki Mizumoto  Japan 15:52.06
28 2 Norbert Ágh  Hungary 15:52.80
29 2 Jeffrey Ong  Malaysia 15:53.67
30 2 Artur Costa  Portugal 15:56.13
31 2 Ragnar Guðmundsson  Iceland 15:57.54
32 3 David Castro  Brazil 15:57.89
33 1 Wu Ming-hsun  Chinese Taipei 15:59.74
34 1 Yang Wook  South Korea 16:21.10
35 1 Jonathan Sakovich  Guam 16:26.77

Final[edit]

[3]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union 15:00.40
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany 15:02.69
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Uwe Daßler  East Germany 15:06.15
4 4 Matt Cetlinski  United States 15:06.42
5 2 Mariusz Podkościelny  Poland 15:14.76
6 7 Rainer Henkel  West Germany 15:18.19
7 8 Kevin Boyd  Great Britain 15:21.16
8 1 Darjan Petrič  Yugoslavia 15:37.12

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