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

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Men's 400 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 20 September 1988 (heats)
21 September 1988 (finals)
Competitors 35 from 25 nations
Winning time 4:14.75 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tamás Darnyi  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) David Wharton  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Stefano Battistelli  Italy
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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 400 metre individual medley event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place between 20–21 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  Tamás Darnyi (HUN) 4:15.42 Strasbourg, France 19 August 1987
Olympic record  Alex Baumann (CAN) 4:17.41 Los Angeles, United States 30 July 1984

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nation Time Record
20 September Heat 5 Tamás Darnyi  Hungary 4:16.55 OR
21 September Final A Tamás Darnyi  Hungary 4:14.75 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 5 Tamás Darnyi  Hungary 4:16.55 Q, OR
2 3 Patrick Kühl  East Germany 4:18.60 Q
3 5 Stefano Battistelli  Italy 4:20.43 Q
4 4 David Wharton  United States 4:20.84 Q
5 4 József Szabó  Hungary 4:20.85 Q
6 4 Jens-Peter Berndt  West Germany 4:20.93 Q
7 5 Peter Bermel  West Germany 4:22.78 Q
8 5 Luca Sacchi  Italy 4:23.37 Q
9 3 Christophe Bordeau  France 4:23.46 q
10 3 Jeff Kostoff  United States 4:24.10 q
11 5 Jon Kelly  Canada 4:24.62 q
12 3 Robert Bruce  Australia 4:25.15 q
13 3 Mikhail Zubkov  Soviet Union 4:25.30 q
14 5 Rob Woodhouse  Australia 4:25.60 q
15 5 Charalambos Papanikolaou  Greece 4:26.72 q
16 4 Paul Brew  Great Britain 4:27.22 q
17 4 Yoshiyuki Mizumoto  Japan 4:28.11
18 3 Laurent Journet  France 4:29.03
19 2 Ondřej Bureš  Czechoslovakia 4:29.62
20 3 Salvador Vassallo  Puerto Rico 4:30.37
21 2 Javier Careaga  Mexico 4:30.71
22 2 Rui Borges  Portugal 4:30.79
23 5 Michael Meldrum  Canada 4:31.74
24 2 Renato Ramalho  Brazil 4:31.95
25 3 Takahiro Fujimoto  Japan 4:33.03
26 2 Diogo Madeira  Portugal 4:35.00
27 4 Martín López-Zubero  Spain 4:35.68
28 2 Lee Jae-soo  South Korea 4:40.46
29 1 Jonathan Sakovich  Guam 4:44.78
30 2 René Concepcion  Philippines 4:48.00
31 1 Sultan Al-Otaibi  Kuwait 4:50.16
32 1 Julian Bolling  Sri Lanka 4:53.61
034 2 Desmond Koh  Singapore DSQ
034 4 John Davey  Great Britain DSQ
035 4 Jan Bidrman  Sweden DNS

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 5 Jeff Kostoff  United States 4:22.95
10 4 Christophe Bordeau  France 4:23.39
11 6 Robert Bruce  Australia 4:24.33
12 3 Jon Kelly  Canada 4:25.02
13 2 Mikhail Zubkov  Soviet Union 4:25.44
14 7 Rob Woodhouse  Australia 4:26.14
15 8 Paul Brew  Great Britain 4:26.77
16 1 Charalambos Papanikolaou  Greece 4:27.95

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Tamás Darnyi  Hungary 4:14.75 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 David Wharton  United States 4:17.36
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Stefano Battistelli  Italy 4:18.01
4 2 József Szabó  Hungary 4:18.15
5 5 Patrick Kühl  East Germany 4:18.44
6 7 Jens-Peter Berndt  West Germany 4:21.71
7 8 Luca Sacchi  Italy 4:23.23
8 1 Peter Bermel  West Germany 4:24.02

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