Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

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Women's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 22 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors 30 from 21 nations
Winning time 4:03.85 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Janet Evans  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Heike Friedrich  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anke Möhring  East Germany
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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 women's 400 metre freestyle 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  Janet Evans (USA) 4:05.45 Orlando, United States 20 December 1987
Olympic record  Tiffany Cohen (USA) 4:07.10 Los Angeles, United States 31 July 1984

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
22 September Final A Janet Evans  United States 4:03.85 WR

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 4 Janet Evans  United States 4:10.21 Q
2 2 Anke Möhring  East Germany 4:10.64 Q
3 4 Tami Bruce  United States 4:10.73 Q
4 2 Janelle Elford  Australia 4:11.07 Q
5 3 Heike Friedrich  East Germany 4:11.30 Q
6 4 Isabelle Arnould  Belgium 4:11.71 Q
7 4 Stephanie Ortwig  West Germany 4:12.18 Q
8 2 Natalia Trefilova  Soviet Union 4:12.20 Q
9 3 Noemi Lung  Romania 4:12.42 q
10 3 Sheridan Burge-Lopez  Australia 4:12.77 q
11 2 Antoaneta Strumenlieva  Bulgaria 4:13.25 q
12 3 Manuela Melchiorri  Italy 4:15.40 q
13 1 Chikako Nakamori  Japan 4:15.51 q
14 3 Cécile Prunier  France 4:15.63 q
15 4 Stela Pura  Romania 4:15.78 q
16 4 Patricia Noall  Canada 4:15.90 q
17 3 Irene Dalby  Norway 4:16.22
18 4 Ruth Gilfillan  Great Britain 4:16.66
19 2 Tomomi Hosoda  Japan 4:17.30
20 3 Eva Mortensen  Denmark 4:18.06
21 3 Yan Ming  China 4:18.58
22 4 Alexandra Russ  West Germany 4:18.67
23 1 Nurul Huda Abdullah  Malaysia 4:19.33
24 1 Patrícia Amorim  Brazil 4:19.64
25 2 Christelle Janssens  Belgium 4:19.95
26 1 Pernille Jensen  Denmark 4:20.96
27 2 June Croft  Great Britain 4:21.98
28 1 Rita Jean Garay  Puerto Rico 4:24.84
29 2 Judit Csabai  Hungary 4:25.52
30 1 Senda Gharbi  Tunisia 4:34.67

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 5 Sheridan Burge-Lopez  Australia 4:10.21
10 4 Noemi Lung  Romania 4:11.88
11 1 Stela Pura  Romania 4:12.14
12 3 Antoaneta Strumenlieva  Bulgaria 4:13.43
13 8 Patricia Noall  Canada 4:14.70
14 6 Manuela Melchiorri  Italy 4:14.90
15 2 Chikako Nakamori  Japan 4:15.59
16 7 Cécile Prunier  France 4:21.03

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Janet Evans  United States 4:03.85 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2 Heike Friedrich  East Germany 4:05.94 EU
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Anke Möhring  East Germany 4:06.62
4 3 Tami Bruce  United States 4:08.16
5 6 Janelle Elford  Australia 4:10.64
6 7 Isabelle Arnould  Belgium 4:11.73
7 1 Stephanie Ortwig  West Germany 4:13.05
8 8 Natalia Trefilova  Soviet Union 4:13.92

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