Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 50 metre freestyle

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Women's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 25 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors 50 from 33 nations
Winning time 25.49 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kristin Otto  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yang Wenyi  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Katrin Meissner  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jill Sterkel  United States
1992 →

The inaugural women's 50 metre freestyle event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place on 25 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  Yang Wenyi (CHN) 24.98 Guangzhou, China 11 April 1988
Olympic record Inaugural event

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
25 September Heat 7 Yang Wenyi  China 25.67 OR
25 September Final A Kristin Otto  East Germany 25.49 OR

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 7 Yang Wenyi  China 25.67 Q, OR
2 7 Katrin Meissner  East Germany 25.77 Q
3 6 Kristin Otto  East Germany 25.85 Q
4 5 Leigh Ann Fetter  United States 25.91 Q
5 6 Catherine Plewinski  France 26.01 Q, NR
6 7 Jill Sterkel  United States 26.02 Q
7 6 Tamara Costache  Romania 26.06 Q
8 7 Karen van Wirdum  Australia 26.12 Q, OC
9 7 Marion Aizpors  West Germany 26.20 q
10 7 Inna Abramova  Soviet Union 26.27 q
11 5 Marie-Thérèse Armentero  Switzerland 26.32 q
12 5 Christiane Pielke  West Germany 26.33 q
13 6 Ayako Nakano  Japan 26.44 q
14 4 Diana van der Plaats  Netherlands 26.49 q, NR
15 6 Kristin Topham  Canada 26.50 q
16 5 Karin Brienesse  Netherlands 26.54 q
17 4 Adriana Pereira  Brazil 26.56
5 Luminița Dobrescu  Romania
19 6 Andrea Nugent  Canada 26.60
20 5 Gitta Jensen  Denmark 26.61
5 Kaori Sasaki  Japan
22 6 Xia Fujie  China 26.66
23 7 Helena Aberg  Sweden 26.67
24 6 Karin Furuhed  Sweden 26.85
25 7 Alison Sheppard  Great Britain 27.14
26 4 María Rivera  Mexico 27.16
27 4 Annabelle Cripps  Great Britain 27.17
28 4 Karen Dieffenthaler  Trinidad and Tobago 27.27
29 5 Senda Gharbi  Tunisia 27.34
30 4 Akiko Thomson  Philippines 27.43
31 3 Mônica Rezende  Brazil 27.44
32 4 Patricia Kohlmann  Mexico 27.45
33 2 Carolina Mauri  Costa Rica 27.96
34 3 Han Young-hee  South Korea 28.02
35 3 Hung Cee Kay  Hong Kong 28.15
36 3 Park Joo-li  South Korea 28.20
37 2 Bryndís Ólafsdóttir  Iceland 28.38
38 3 Ana Joselina Fortin  Honduras 28.46
39 2 Cina Munch  Fiji 28.55
40 2 Catherine Fogarty  Zimbabwe 28.66
41 3 Wang Chi  Chinese Taipei 28.73
42 2 Sabrina Lum  Chinese Taipei 28.82
43 2 Veronica Cummings  Guam 28.94
44 2 Angela Birch  Fiji 29.01
45 3 Tsang Wing Sze  Hong Kong 29.14
46 2 Katerine Moreno  Bolivia 29.42
47 4 Elsa Freire  Angola 29.54
48 1 Carolina Araujo  Mozambique 29.64
49 3 Ana Martins  Hong Kong 29.74
50 1 Nancy Khalaf  Lebanon 30.77

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 4 Marion Aizpors  West Germany 26.17
10 6 Christiane Pielke  West Germany 26.22
11 3 Marie-Thérèse Armentero  Switzerland 26.34
12 1 Kristin Topham  Canada 26.45
2 Ayako Nakano  Japan
14 5 Inna Abramova  Soviet Union 26.48
15 8 Karin Brienesse  Netherlands 26.66
16 7 Diana van der Plaats  Netherlands 26.80

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 Kristin Otto  East Germany 25.49 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Yang Wenyi  China 25.64
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Katrin Meissner  East Germany 25.71
7 Jill Sterkel  United States
5 6 Leigh Ann Fetter  United States 25.78
6 1 Tamara Costache  Romania 25.80
7 2 Catherine Plewinski  France 25.90 NR
8 8 Karen van Wirdum  Australia 26.01 OC

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