Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle

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Men's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Uwe Daßler  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Duncan Armstrong  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Artur Wojdat  Poland
← 1984
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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 400 freestyle at the 1988 Summer Olympics, was contested on September 23, 1988, with both preliminaries and finals on the same day.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Artur Wojdat (POL) 3:47.38 Orlando, FL, USA 25 March 1988
Olympic record  Thomas Fahrner (FRG) 3:50.91 Los Angeles, CA, USA 1984

Finals[edit]

A Final[edit]

Place Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Uwe Daßler  East Germany 3:46.95 WR
2 Duncan Armstrong  Australia 3:47.15 OC
3 Artur Wojdat  Poland 3:47.34
4th Matt Cetlinski  United States 3:48.09
5th Mariusz Podkościelny  Poland 3:48.59
6th Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany 3:49.96
7th Kevin Boyd  Great Britain 3:50.16
8th Anders Holmertz  Sweden 3:51.04

B final[edit]

Place Name Nationality Time Notes
9th Jörg Hoffmann  East Germany 3:52.13
10th Walter Kalaus  Hungary 3:53.24
11th Turlough O'Hare  Canada 3:54.33
12th Carlos Scanavino  Uruguay 3:54.36
13th Ian Brown  Australia 3:54.63
14th Dan Jorgensen  United States 3:55.34
15th Salvador Vassallo  Puerto Rico 3:55.39
16th Zoltán Szilágyi  Hungary 3:56.00

Preliminary heats[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mariusz Podkościelny  Poland 3:49.51 q-A
OR
2 Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany 3:49.52 q-A
3 Artur Wojdat  Poland 3:49.68 q-A
4 Uwe Daßler  East Germany 3:49.90 q-A
5 Kevin Boyd  Great Britain 3:50.01 q-A
6 Anders Holmertz  Sweden 3:50.06 q-A
7 Duncan Armstrong  Australia 3:50.64 q-A
8 Matt Cetlinski  United States 3:50.82 q-A
9 Ian Brown  Australia 3:51.09 q-B
10 Rainer Henkel  West Germany 3:51.50 q-B
Scratched finals
11 Dan Jorgensen  United States 3:52.64 q-B
12 Giorgio Lamberti  Italy 3:53.29 q-B
Scratched finals
13 Walter Kalaus  Hungary 3:53.44 q-B
14 Jörg Hoffmann  East Germany 3:53.78 q-B
15 Carlos Scanavino  Uruguay 3:54.86 q-B
16 Salvador Vassallo  Puerto Rico 3:55.30 q-B
17 Turlough O'Hare  Canada 3:55.35
18 Zoltán Szilágyi  Hungary 3:56.29
19 Roberto Gleria  Italy 3:56.33
20 Darjan Petrič  Yugoslavia 3:56.94
21 Henrik Jangvall  Sweden 3:57.41
22 Daniel Serra  Spain 3:57.46
23 Cristiano Michelena  Brazil 3:57.79
24 Tony Day  Great Britain 3:57.91
25 Alberto Bottini  Switzerland 3:57.92
26 Gary Vandermeulen  Canada 3:57.99
27 Alexander Bazanov  Soviet Union 3:58.74
28 Igor Majcen  Yugoslavia 3:58.90
29 Jean-Marie Arnould  Belgium 3:59.91
30 Franck Iacono  France 4:00.04
31 Claus Christensen  Denmark 4:00.46
32 Yoshiyuki Mizumoto  Japan 4:02.02
33 David Castro  Brazil 4:02.48
34 Ignacio Escamilia  Mexico 4:03.16
35 Carlos Romo  Mexico 4:04.02
36 Jeffrey Ong  Malaysia 4:04.57
37 Ragnar Guðmundsson  Iceland 4:05.12
38 Shigeo Ogata  Japan 4:05.68
39 Wook Yang  South Korea 4:05.81
40 Ming-Hsun Wu  Chinese Taipei 4:06.66
41 Jonathan Sakovich  Guam 4:06.89
42 Soon-Kun Kwon  South Korea 4:08.02
43 Richard Sam Bera  Indonesia 4:08.70
44 Desmond Koh  Singapore 4:15.54
45 Arthur Li  Hong Kong 4:18.50
46 Julian Bolling  Sri Lanka 4:18.88
47 Bassam Alansari  United Arab Emirates 4:39.36
48 Émile Lahoud  Lebanon 4:47.09
49 Mohammed Binabid  United Arab Emirates 4:47.28

References[edit]