Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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Women's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 22 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors 41 from 30 nations
Winning time 1:00.89
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kristin Otto  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cornelia Sirch  East Germany
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Swimming events at the
1988 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
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 women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place on 22 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  Ina Kleber (GDR) 1:00.59 Moscow, Soviet Union 24 August 1984
Olympic record  Rica Reinisch (GDR) 1:00.86 Moscow, Soviet Union 23 July 1980

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 6 Kristin Otto  East Germany 1:01.45 Q
2 5 Cornelia Sirch  East Germany 1:01.63 Q
3 5 Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary 1:02.09 Q
4 6 Beth Barr  United States 1:02.63 Q
5 4 Betsy Mitchell  United States 1:02.85 Q
6 5 Silvia Poll  Costa Rica 1:03.21 Q, NR
7 6 Nicole Livingstone  Australia 1:03.26 Q
8 6 Marion Aizpors  West Germany 1:03.27 Q
9 4 Anca Pătrășcoiu  Romania 1:03.29 q
10 5 Svenja Schlicht  West Germany 1:03.72 q
11 4 Lorenza Vigarani  Italy 1:03.96 q
12 5 Lori Melien  Canada 1:04.29 q
13 5 Jolanda de Rover  Netherlands 1:04.39 q
14 5 Sharon Musson  New Zealand 1:04.58 q
15 6 Katherine Read  Great Britain 1:04.62 q
16 4 Manuela Carosi  Italy 1:04.69 qSO
6 Karen Lord  Australia qSO
18 5 Sharon Page  Great Britain 1:04.75
19 4 Bistra Gospodinova  Bulgaria 1:04.91
20 4 Laurence Guillou  France 1:05.07
4 Eva Gysling  Switzerland
22 6 Johanna Larsson  Sweden 1:05.10
23 3 Wang Bolin  China 1:05.15
24 6 Satoko Morishita  Japan 1:05.38
25 4 Sylvia Hume  New Zealand 1:05.81
26 3 Tomoko Onogi  Japan 1:06.14
27 3 Michelle Smith  Ireland 1:06.22
28 3 Akiko Thomson  Philippines 1:06.51
29 3 Aileen Convery  Ireland 1:06.73
30 3 Hong Ji-hee  South Korea 1:08.33
31 3 Rita Jean Garay  Puerto Rico 1:08.58
32 3 Wang Chi  Chinese Taipei 1:09.56
33 2 Ana Joselina Fortin  Honduras 1:10.10
34 2 Tricia Duncan  Virgin Islands 1:10.37
35 2 Tsang Wing Sze  Hong Kong 1:10.50
36 2 Sharon Pickering  Fiji 1:12.14
37 1 Angela Birch  Fiji 1:13.48
38 1 Katerine Moreno  Bolivia 1:14.42
39 2 Elsa Freire  Angola 1:15.56
40 1 Carolina Araujo  Mozambique 1:15.86
41 2 Carla Fernandes  Angola 1:21.58

Swimoff[edit]

Round 1
Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Manuela Carosi  Italy 1:05.05 qSO
4 Karen Lord  Australia qSO
Round 2
Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Manuela Carosi  Italy 1:04.62 q
2 4 Karen Lord  Australia 1:04.75

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 4 Anca Pătrășcoiu  Romania 1:03.33
10 5 Svenja Schlicht  West Germany 1:03.68
11 8 Manuela Carosi  Italy 1:03.80
12 6 Lori Melien  Canada 1:03.87
13 3 Lorenza Vigarani  Italy 1:03.88
14 2 Jolanda de Rover  Netherlands 1:04.11
15 7 Sharon Musson  New Zealand 1:04.17
16 1 Katherine Read  Great Britain 1:04.27

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Kristin Otto  East Germany 1:00.89
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary 1:01.56
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Cornelia Sirch  East Germany 1:01.57
4 2 Betsy Mitchell  United States 1:02.71
5 6 Beth Barr  United States 1:02.78
6 7 Silvia Poll  Costa Rica 1:03.34 NR
7 1 Nicole Livingstone  Australia 1:04.15
8 8 Marion Aizpors  West Germany 1:04.19

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