Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

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Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 23 September 1988 (heats & final)
Competitors 95 from 22 nations
Winning time 3:16.53 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Chris Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Jager, Matt Biondi, Brent Lang*, Doug Gjertsen*, Shaun Jordan*
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Soviet Union (URS)
Gennadiy Prigoda, Iurie Başcatov, Nikolay Yevseyev, Volodymyr Tkachenko, Raimundas Mažuolis*, Oleksiy Boryslavskiy*
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  East Germany (GDR)
Dirk Richter, Thomas Flemming, Lars Hinneburg, Steffen Zesner
*Indicates the swimmer only competed in the preliminary heats.
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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 4×100 metre freestyle relay 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  United States (USA)
Chris Cavanaugh (50.83)
Mike Heath (49.60)
Matt Biondi (49.67)
Rowdy Gaines (48.93)
3:19.03 Los Angeles, United States 2 August 1984
Olympic record  United States (USA)
Chris Cavanaugh (50.83)
Mike Heath (49.60)
Matt Biondi (49.67)
Rowdy Gaines (48.93)
3:19.03 Los Angeles, United States 2 August 1984

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
23 September Final Chris Jacobs (49.63)
Troy Dalbey (49.75)
Tom Jager (49.34)
Matt Biondi (47.81)
 United States 3:16.53 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest teams advance to the final (Q).[2]

Rank Heat Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 3  United States Brent Lang (50.18)
Doug Gjertsen (49.64)
Shaun Jordan (50.19)
Troy Dalbey (49.51)
3:19.52 Q
2 3  Soviet Union Raimundas Mažuolis (50.90)
Oleksiy Boryslavskiy (49.95)
Nikolay Yevseyev (49.21)
Volodymyr Tkachenko (49.83)
3:19.89 Q
3 3  East Germany Dirk Richter (50.30)
Thomas Flemming (50.01)
Lars Hinneburg (50.11)
Steffen Zesner (50.05)
3:20.47 Q
4 3  France Stéphan Caron (50.68)
Christophe Kalfayan (50.54)
Laurent Neuville (50.45)
Bruno Gutzeit (50.10)
3:21.77 Q
5 1  Sweden Tommy Werner (50.92)
Rikard Milton (51.38)
Joakim Holmquist (50.48)
Göran Titus (50.31)
3:23.09 Q
6 2  West Germany Björn Zikarsky (51.09)
Peter Sitt (51.02)
Thomas Fahrner (51.09)
Torsten Wiegel (49.99)
3:23.19 Q
7 2  Italy Fabrizio Rampazzo (51.83)
Giorgio Lamberti (49.93)
Andrea Ceccarini (51.25)
Roberto Gleria (50.34)
3:23.35 Q
8 2  Great Britain Andy Jameson (51.40)
Mark Foster (50.81)
Mike Fibbens (50.68)
Roland Lee (50.82)
3:23.71 Q
9 1  Canada Mark Andrews (51.66)
Stephen Vandermeulen (50.99)
Vlastimil Černý (51.14)
Sandy Goss (50.15)
3:23.85
10 1  Denmark Franz Mortensen (51.21)
Vagn Høgholm (50.97)
Benny Nielsen (51.73)
Peter Rohde (51.24)
3:25.15
11 1  Netherlands Frank Drost (51.52)
Patrick Dybiona (50.86)
Hans Kroes (51.57)
Ronald Dekker (51.31)
3:25.26
12 2  Brazil Emanuel Nascimento (52.13)
Cristiano Michelena (52.13)
Jorge Fernandes (52.05)
Júlio López (51.86)
3:28.17
13 2  Mexico Rodrigo González (51.48)
Ignacio Escamilla (53.48)
Jorge Alarcón (52.51)
Urbano Zea (52.25)
3:29.72
14 1  Portugal Mabílio Albuquerque (53.06)
Henrique Villaret (52.87)
Vasco Sousa (53.73)
Sérgio Esteves (53.65)
3:33.31
15 3  Singapore Ang Peng Siong (52.28)
David Lim Fong Jock (53.10)
Oon Jin Gee (52.77)
Desmond Koh (56.48)
3:34.54
16 2  Hong Kong Michael Wright (53.74)
Li Khai Kam (52.79)
Arthur Li Kai Yien (53.48)
Tsang Yi Ming (54.77)
3:34.78
17 2  South Korea Kwon Sang-won (54.18)
Yang Wook (54.17)
Song Kwang-sun (54.25)
Kwon Soon-kun (55.45)
3:38.05
18 1  Virgin Islands Hans Foerster (54.23)
Kraig Singleton (56.51)
Kristan Singleton (57.78)
William Cleveland (54.71)
3:43.23
19 3  United Arab Emirates Ahmad Faraj (58.29)
Mohamed Abdullah (1:00.80)
Bassam Al-Ansari (1:00.92)
Mohamed Bin Abid (58.91)
3:58.92
022 2  China Shen Jianqiang
Li Tao
Xie Jun
Feng Qiangbiao
DSQ
022 3  Egypt Mohamed El-Azoul
Amin Amer
Mohamed Hassan
Moustafa Amer
DSQ
022 3  Austria Stefan Opatril
Markus Opatril
Alexander Placheta
Alexander Pilhatsch
DSQ

Final[edit]

[3]

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4  United States Chris Jacobs (49.63)
Troy Dalbey (49.75)
Tom Jager (49.34)
Matt Biondi (47.81)
3:16.53 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5  Soviet Union Gennadiy Prigoda (50.24)
Iurie Başcatov (49.30)
Nikolay Yevseyev (49.27)
Volodymyr Tkachenko (49.52)
3:18.33 EU
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3  East Germany Dirk Richter (50.25)
Thomas Flemming (49.70)
Lars Hinneburg (50.35)
Steffen Zesner (49.52)
3:19.82
4 6  France Stéphan Caron (49.97)
Christophe Kalfayan (50.09)
Laurent Neuville (50.04)
Bruno Gutzeit (49.92)
3:20.02 NR
5 2  Sweden Per Johansson (50.58)
Tommy Werner (50.00)
Joakim Holmquist (50.47)
Göran Titus (50.02)
3:21.07 NR
6 7  West Germany Michael Gross (50.66)
Thomas Fahrner (50.00)
Björn Zikarsky (50.40)
Peter Sitt (50.59)
3:21.65
7 8  Great Britain Mike Fibbens (51.36)
Mark Foster (50.20)
Roland Lee (50.33)
Andy Jameson (49.82)
3:21.71 NR
8 7  Italy Roberto Gleria (50.51)
Giorgio Lamberti (50.31)
Fabrizio Rampazzo (51.19)
Andrea Ceccarini (50.92)
3:22.93

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