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

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Men's 200 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 24 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors 42 from 31 nations
Winning time 1:56.94 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Gross  West Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Benny Nielsen  Denmark
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anthony Mosse  New Zealand
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The men's 200 metre butterfly 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  Michael Gross (FRG) 1:56.24 Hannover, West Germany 28 June 1986
Olympic record  Jon Sieben (AUS) 1:57.04 Los Angeles, United States 3 August 1984

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nation Time Record
24 September Final A Michael Gross  West Germany 1:56.94 OR

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 Michael Gross  West Germany 1:58.09 Q
2 4 Anthony Mosse  New Zealand 1:58.71 Q
3 5 David Wilson  Australia 1:59.02 Q
4 5 Benny Nielsen  Denmark 1:59.26 Q, NR
5 4 Jon Kelly  Canada 1:59.40 Q
6 6 Melvin Stewart  United States 1:59.78 Q
7 4 Tom Ponting  Canada 2:00.08 Q
8 6 Anthony Nesty  Suriname 2:00.17 Q, NR
9 4 Martin Roberts  Australia 2:00.32 q
10 6 Mark Dean  United States 2:00.86 q
11 6 Frank Drost  Netherlands 2:00.99 q
12 4 Tim Jones  Great Britain 2:01.01 q
13 5 Vadim Yaroshchuk  Soviet Union 2:01.05 q
14 6 Satoshi Takeda  Japan 2:01.42 q
15 3 Nick Hodgson  Great Britain 2:01.44 q
16 5 Christophe Bordeau  France 2:01.70 q
17 4 Rafał Szukała  Poland 2:01.91
18 5 Reinhold Leitner  Austria 2:02.18
19 4 Hiroshi Miura  Japan 2:02.30
20 3 Ross Anderson  New Zealand 2:02.40
21 5 Martin Herrmann  West Germany 2:02.61
22 4 Ondřej Bureš  Czechoslovakia 2:02.93
23 6 Jan Larsen  Denmark 2:03.01
24 5 José Luis Ballester  Spain 2:03.32
25 3 Jean-Marie Arnould  Belgium 2:03.76
26 2 Diogo Madeira  Portugal 2:03.79
3 Christer Wallin  Sweden
28 3 Khazan Singh Tokas  India 2:03.95
29 2 João Santos  Portugal 2:04.74
30 3 Zhan Jiang  China 2:05.22
31 2 Ahmed Abdullah  Egypt 2:05.28
32 2 Joseph Eric Buhain  Philippines 2:05.32
33 3 Théophile David  Switzerland 2:05.58
34 6 Eduardo de Poli  Brazil 2:06.15
35 2 Park Young-chul  South Korea 2:08.57
36 1 Emanuel Nascimento  Brazil 2:09.40
37 2 Desmond Koh  Singapore 2:10.86
38 1 Sultan Al-Otaibi  Kuwait 2:12.89
39 1 William Cleveland  Virgin Islands 2:13.19
40 1 Kristan Singleton  Virgin Islands 2:19.68
042 1 Julian Bolling  Sri Lanka DNS
042 5 Matjaž Kozelj  Yugoslavia DNS

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 5 Mark Dean  United States 2:00.26
10 6 Tim Jones  Great Britain 2:00.32
11 2 Vadim Yaroshchuk  Soviet Union 2:00.34
12 1 Nick Hodgson  Great Britain 2:01.09
13 8 Christophe Bordeau  France 2:01.46
14 3 Frank Drost  Netherlands 2:01.59
15 7 Satoshi Takeda  Japan 2:02.18
16 4 Martin Roberts  Australia 2:04.28

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Michael Gross  West Germany 1:56.94 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Benny Nielsen  Denmark 1:58.24 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Anthony Mosse  New Zealand 1:58.28 NR
4 1 Tom Ponting  Canada 1:58.91
5 7 Melvin Stewart  United States 1:59.19
6 3 David Wilson  Australia 1:59.20
7 2 Jon Kelly  Canada 1:59.48
8 8 Anthony Nesty  Suriname 2:00.80

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