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
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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Swimming events at the
1988 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
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 1500 freestyle at the 1988 Summer Olympics, was contested in the morning of September 24 (preliminaries) and in the afternoon of September 25 (finals).[1]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 14:54.76 Moscow, USSR 22 February 1983
Olympic record  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 14:58.27 Moscow, USSR 22 July 1980

Finals[edit]

A Final[edit]

Place Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union 15:00.40
2 Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany 15:02.69
3 Uwe Daßler  East Germany 15:06.15
4th Matt Cetlinski  United States 15:06.42
5th Mariusz Podkościelny  Poland 15:14.76
6th Rainer Henkel  West Germany 15:18.19
7th Kevin Boyd  Great Britain 15:21.16
8th Darjan Petrič  Yugoslavia 15:37.12

Preliminary heats[edit]

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

References[edit]