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

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Men's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 23 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors 49 from 33 nations
Winning time 3:46.95 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Uwe Daßler  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Duncan Armstrong  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Artur Wojdat  Poland
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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 men's 400 metre freestyle event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place on 23 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  Artur Wojdat (POL) 3:47.38 Orlando, United States 25 March 1988
Olympic record  Thomas Fahrner (FRG) 3:50.91 Los Angeles, United States 2 August 1984

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
23 September Heat 5 Mariusz Podkościelny  Poland 3:49.51 OR
23 September Final A Uwe Daßler  East Germany 3:46.95 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 5 Mariusz Podkościelny  Poland 3:49.51 Q, OR
2 5 Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany 3:49.52 Q
3 7 Artur Wojdat  Poland 3:49.68 Q
4 7 Uwe Daßler  East Germany 3:49.90 Q
5 6 Kevin Boyd  Great Britain 3:50.01 Q
6 6 Anders Holmertz  Sweden 3:50.06 Q
7 7 Duncan Armstrong  Australia 3:50.64 Q
8 6 Matt Cetlinski  United States 3:50.82 Q
9 6 Ian Brown  Australia 3:51.09 q
10 5 Rainer Henkel  West Germany 3:51.50 q, WD
11 7 Dan Jorgensen  United States 3:52.64 q
12 6 Giorgio Lamberti  Italy 3:53.29 q, WD
13 5 Valter Kalaus  Hungary 3:53.44 q
14 5 Jörg Hoffmann  East Germany 3:53.78 q
15 6 Carlos Scanavino  Uruguay 3:54.86 q
16 4 Salvador Vassallo  Puerto Rico 3:55.30 q
17 7 Turlough O'Hare  Canada 3:55.35 q
18 6 Zoltán Szilágyi  Hungary 3:56.29 q
19 7 Roberto Gleria  Italy 3:56.33
20 5 Darjan Petrič  Yugoslavia 3:56.94
21 4 Henrik Jangvall  Sweden 3:57.41
22 4 Daniel Serra  Spain 3:57.46
23 5 Cristiano Michelena  Brazil 3:57.79
24 4 Tony Day  Great Britain 3:57.91
25 4 Alberto Bottini  Switzerland 3:57.92
26 5 Gary Vandermeulen  Canada 3:57.99
27 7 Aleksandr Bazhanov  Soviet Union 3:58.74
28 3 Igor Majcen  Yugoslavia 3:58.90
29 7 Jean-Marie Arnould  Belgium 3:59.91
30 6 Franck Iacono  France 4:00.04
31 4 Claus Christensen  Denmark 4:00.46
32 4 Yoshiyuki Mizumoto  Japan 4:02.02
33 3 David Castro  Brazil 4:02.48
34 3 Ignacio Escamilla  Mexico 4:03.16
35 3 Carlos Romo  Mexico 4:04.02
36 3 Jeffrey Ong  Malaysia 4:04.57
37 3 Ragnar Guðmundsson  Iceland 4:05.12
38 4 Shigeo Ogata  Japan 4:05.68
39 3 Yang Wook  South Korea 4:05.81
40 2 Wu Ming-hsun  Chinese Taipei 4:06.66
41 2 Jonathan Sakovich  Guam 4:06.89
42 3 Kwon Soon-kun  South Korea 4:08.02
43 2 Richard Sam Bera  Indonesia 4:08.70
44 2 Desmond Koh  Singapore 4:15.54
45 2 Arthur Li Kai Yien  Hong Kong 4:18.50
46 2 Julian Bolling  Sri Lanka 4:18.88
47 1 Bassam Al-Ansari  United Arab Emirates 4:39.36
48 1 Émile Lahoud  Lebanon 4:47.09
49 1 Mohamed Bin Abid  United Arab Emirates 4:47.28

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 6 Jörg Hoffmann  East Germany 3:52.13
10 3 Valter Kalaus  Hungary 3:53.24
11 1 Turlough O'Hare  Canada 3:54.33
12 2 Carlos Scanavino  Uruguay 3:54.36
13 4 Ian Brown  Australia 3:54.63
14 5 Dan Jorgensen  United States 3:55.34
15 7 Salvador Vassallo  Puerto Rico 3:55.39
16 8 Zoltán Szilágyi  Hungary 3:56.00

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 6 Uwe Daßler  East Germany 3:46.95 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1 Duncan Armstrong  Australia 3:47.15 OC
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Artur Wojdat  Poland 3:47.34
4 8 Matt Cetlinski  United States 3:48.09
5 4 Mariusz Podkościelny  Poland 3:48.59
6 5 Stefan Pfeiffer  West Germany 3:49.96
7 2 Kevin Boyd  Great Britain 3:50.16
8 7 Anders Holmertz  Sweden 3:51.04

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