Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre individual medley
|Swimming events at the
1988 Summer Olympics
The women's 400 metre individual medley event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place between September 18 & September 19.
This swimming event used medley swimming. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of eight lengths of the pool. The first two lengths were swum using the butterfly stroke, the second pair with the backstroke, the third pair of lengths in breaststroke, and the final two were freestyle. Unlike other events using freestyle, swimmers could not use butterfly, backstroke, or breaststroke for the freestyle leg; most swimmers use the front crawl in freestyle events.
|Janet Evans||United States||4:37.76|
|Daniela Hunger||East Germany||4:39.76|
|4||Yelena Dendeberova||Soviet Union||4:40.44|
|5||Kathleen Nord||East Germany||4:41.64|
|10||Birgit Schulz-Lohberg||West Germany||4:50.54|
|11||Erika Hansen||United States||4:51.93|
- For the Record, Swimming World Magazine, November 1988, p. 81-82.
- 1988 Summer Olympics results: Women's 400m Individual Medley, from sports-reference.com; retrieved 2010-01-02.