Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 20 September 1988 (heats)
21 September 1988 (final)
Competitors 73 from 16 nations
Winning time 7:12.51 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Troy Dalbey, Matt Cetlinski, Doug Gjertsen, Matt Biondi, Craig Oppel*, Dan Jorgensen*
2nd, silver medalist(s)  East Germany (GDR)
Uwe Daßler, Sven Lodziewski, Thomas Flemming, Steffen Zesner, Lars Hinneburg*
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  West Germany (FRG)
Erik Hochstein, Thomas Fahrner, Rainer Henkel, Michael Gross, Peter Sitt*, Stefan Pfeiffer*
*Indicates the swimmer only competed in the preliminary heats.
← 1984
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The men's 4×200 metre freestyle relay 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  West Germany (FRG)
Peter Sitt (1:48.94)
Rainer Henkel (1:48.71)
Thomas Fahrner (1:48.64)
Michael Gross (1:46.81)
7:13.10 Strasbourg, France 19 August 1987
Olympic record  United States (USA)
Mike Heath (1:48.67)
David Larson (1:49.01)
Jeff Float (1:49.60)
Bruce Hayes (1:48.41)
7:15.69 Los Angeles, United States 30 July 1984

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
21 September Final Troy Dalbey (1:49.37)
Matt Cetlinski (1:48.44)
Doug Gjertsen (1:48.26)
Matt Biondi (1:46.44)
 United States 7:12.51 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Rank Heat Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 1  East Germany Uwe Daßler (1:49.47)
Lars Hinneburg (1:49.64)
Sven Lodziewski (1:48.87)
Thomas Flemming (1:48.63)
7:16.61 Q
2 1  United States Craig Oppel (1:51.24)
Dan Jorgensen (1:49.24)
Matt Cetlinski (1:48.87)
Doug Gjertsen (1:49.41)
7:18.76 Q
3 2  West Germany Peter Sitt (1:50.31)
Rainer Henkel (1:49.63)
Stefan Pfeiffer (1:50.06)
Erik Hochstein (1:49.38)
7:19.38 Q
4 1  Australia Jason Plummer (1:51.44)
Ian Brown (1:48.89)
Martin Roberts (1:51.31)
Tom Stachewicz (1:49.82)
7:21.46 Q
5 1  Italy Massimo Trevisan (1:50.95)
Fabrizio Rampazzo (1:51.47)
Valerio Giambalvo (1:50.97)
Roberto Gleria (1:48.46)
7:21.85 Q
6 2  France Stéphan Caron (1:49.41)
Michel Pou (1:51.01)
Olivier Fougeroud (1:51.62)
Laurent Neuville (1:50.99)
7:23.03 Q
7 2  Sweden Tommy Werner (1:50.46)
Christer Wallin (1:50.38)
Henrik Jangvall (1:52.33)
Michael Söderlund (1:50.65)
7:23.82 Q
8 2  Canada Turlough O'Hare (1:51.59)
Darren Ward (1:52.27)
Donald Haddow (1:51.11)
Gary Vandermeulen (1:51.31)
7:26.28 Q
9 1  Great Britain Kevin Boyd (1:52.00)
Paul Howe (1:51.58)
Jonathan Broughton (1:52.81)
Roland Lee (1:53.38)
7:29.77
10 2  Brazil Cristiano Michelena (1:51.38)
Jorge Fernandes (1:53.34)
Emanuel Nascimento (1:54.26)
Júlio López (1:53.13)
7:32.11
11 1  Denmark Franz Mortensen (1:51.21)
Claus Christensen (1:52.08)
Jan Larsen (1:52.61)
Peter Rohde (1:57.41)
7:33.31
12 1  South Korea Kwon Sang-won (1:57.08)
Yang Wook (1:57.29)
Song Kwang-sun (1:59.11)
Kwon Soon-kun (1:59.45)
7:52.93
13 1  Virgin Islands Hans Foerster (2:01.34)
Kraig Singleton (2:05.63)
Ronald Pickard (2:07.66)
William Cleveland (2:00.88)
8:15.51
14 2  United Arab Emirates Ahmad Faraj (2:15.64)
Mohamed Abdullah (2:17.64)
Bassam Al-Ansari (2:15.41)
Mohamed Bin Abid (2:12.34)
9:01.03
016 2  Mexico Ignacio Escamilla
Jorge Alarcón
Carlos Romo
Rodrigo González
DSQ
016 2  Soviet Union Sergey Kudryayev
Aleksandr Bazhanov
Nikolay Yevseyev
Aleksey Kuznetsov
DSQ

Final[edit]

[3]

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5  United States Troy Dalbey (1:49.37)
Matt Cetlinski (1:48.44)
Doug Gjertsen (1:48.26)
Matt Biondi (1:46.44)
7:12.51 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4  East Germany Uwe Daßler (1:48.26)
Sven Lodziewski (1:48.92)
Thomas Flemming (1:48.07)
Steffen Zesner (1:48.43)
7:13.68 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3  West Germany Erik Hochstein (1:49.91)
Thomas Fahrner (1:47.25)
Rainer Henkel (1:49.42)
Michael Gross (1:47.27)
7:14.35
4 6  Australia Tom Stachewicz (1:48.99)
Ian Brown (1:49.05)
Jason Plummer (1:49.95)
Duncan Armstrong (1:47.24)
7:15.23 OC
5 2  Italy Roberto Gleria (1:49.23)
Giorgio Lamberti (1:47.29)
Massimo Trevisan (1:49.66)
Valerio Giambalvo (1:49.82)
7:16.00 NR
6 1  Sweden Anders Holmertz (1:48.06)
Tommy Werner (1:49.41)
Michael Söderlund (1:50.57)
Christer Wallin (1:51.06)
7:19.10
7 7  France Michel Pou (1:52.05)
Franck Iacono (1:50.04)
Olivier Fougeroud (1:52.14)
Ludovic Depickère (1:50.46)
7:24.69
8 8  Canada Turlough O'Hare (1:51.45)
Sandy Goss (1:51.01)
Donald Haddow (1:51.46)
Gary Vandermeulen (1:50.99)
7:24.91

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