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
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 23 September 1988 (heats)
24 September 1988 (final)
Competitors 27 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
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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 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

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