Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle

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Women's 800 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueJamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date23 September 1988 (heats)
24 September 1988 (final)
Competitors27 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Janet Evans  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Astrid Strauss  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Julie McDonald  Australia
← 1984
1992 →

The women's 800 metre freestyle 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  Janet Evans (USA) 8:17.12 Orlando, United States 22 March 1988
Olympic record  Tiffany Cohen (USA) 8:24.96 Los Angeles, United States 3 August 1984

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nation Time Record
24 September Final A Janet Evans  United States 8:20.20 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q).[2]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Astrid Strauss  East Germany 8:28.07 Q
2 3 Janet Evans  United States 8:28.13 Q
3 4 Julie McDonald  Australia 8:29.68 Q
4 4 Anke Möhring  East Germany 8:30.95 Q
5 2 Tami Bruce  United States 8:31.57 Q
6 2 Janelle Elford  Australia 8:32.14 Q
7 4 Isabelle Arnould  Belgium 8:34.56 Q
8 2 Antoaneta Strumenlieva  Bulgaria 8:35.40 Q
9 3 Debby Wurzburger  Canada 8:36.24
10 4 Irene Dalby  Norway 8:38.33
11 4 Tomomi Hosoda  Japan 8:39.55
12 2 Manuela Melchiorri  Italy 8:40.63
13 2 Karyn Faure  France 8:41.64
14 3 Stephanie Ortwig  West Germany 8:41.95
15 4 Natalia Trefilova  Soviet Union 8:43.19
16 3 Karen Mellor  Great Britain 8:44.64
17 2 Alexandra Russ  West Germany 8:49.31
18 4 Pernille Jensen  Denmark 8:50.82
19 4 Nurul Huda Abdullah  Malaysia 8:50.84
20 3 Christelle Janssens  Belgium 8:51.22
21 1 Patrícia Amorim  Brazil 8:51.95
22 2 Eva Mortensen  Denmark 8:53.67
23 3 Judit Csabai  Hungary 8:56.37
24 2 Cécile Prunier  France 8:57.22
25 1 Tracey Atkin  Great Britain 9:00.04
26 4 Yan Ming  China 9:00.81
27 1 Rita Jean Garay  Puerto Rico 9:04.62

Final[edit]

[3]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Janet Evans  United States 8:20.20 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Astrid Strauss  East Germany 8:22.09
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Julie McDonald  Australia 8:22.93 OC
4 6 Anke Möhring  East Germany 8:23.09
5 2 Tami Bruce  United States 8:30.86
6 7 Janelle Elford  Australia 8:30.94
7 1 Isabelle Arnould  Belgium 8:37.47
8 8 Antoaneta Strumenlieva  Bulgaria 8:41.05

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's 800 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 800m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. pp. 421–422. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 800m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 422. Retrieved 2 April 2017.

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