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

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Men's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date 24 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors 71 from 44 nations
Winning time 22.14 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Matt Biondi  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tom Jager  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gennadiy Prigoda  Soviet Union
1992 →
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 inaugural men's 50 metre freestyle event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place on 24 September at the Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

U.S. swimmer Matt Biondi demolished a new world record to become the event's first ever Olympic champion. He threw down a scorching time in 22.14 to add a fourth gold and sixth medal to his Olympic hardware, and to slice 0.04 seconds off the record set by South Africa's Peter Williams.[2][3] Starting the race with a fastest reaction, Biondi's rival and teammate Tom Jager faded down the stretch to pick up the silver in 22.36. Meanwhile, Soviet Union's Gennadiy Prigoda edged out Swiss swimmer Dano Halsall by 12-hundredths of a second to take home the bronze in 22.71.[2]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Peter Williams (RSA) 22.18 Indianapolis, United States 10 April 1988
Olympic record Inaugural event

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
24 September Heat 8 Matt Biondi  United States 22.39 OR
24 September Final A Matt Biondi  United States 22.14 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[4]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 Matt Biondi  United States 22.39 Q, OR
2 9 Gennadiy Prigoda  Soviet Union 22.57 Q
3 7 Dano Halsall  Switzerland 22.61 Q, NR
9 Tom Jager  United States Q
5 7 Volodymyr Tkachenko  Soviet Union 22.81 Q
6 7 Frank Henter  West Germany 22.98 Q
7 8 Andrew Baildon  Australia 22.99 Q
8 8 Stéfan Voléry  Switzerland 23.04 Q
9 9 Ang Peng Siong  Singapore 23.08 q, NR
10 8 Per Johansson  Sweden 23.12 q
11 9 Stephan Güsgen  West Germany 23.22 q
7 Stéphan Caron  France q, WD
13 9 Shen Jianqiang  China 23.41 q
9 Tsvetan Golomeev  Bulgaria q, WD
15 4 Mark Andrews  Canada 23.44 q, NR
16 8 Göran Titus  Sweden 23.44 q
17 8 Hilton Woods  Netherlands Antilles 23.46 q
18 6 Feng Qiangbiao  China 23.47 qSO
6 Christophe Kalfayan  France qSO
20 7 Vagn Høgholm  Denmark 23.50
9 Hans Kroes  Netherlands
22 7 Mark Foster  Great Britain 23.51
23 7 Petr Kladiva  Czechoslovakia 23.53
24 5 Manuel Guzmán  Puerto Rico 23.61
25 6 Mike Fibbens  Great Britain 23.67
26 8 Peter Rohde  Denmark 23.70
27 6 Thomas Stachewicz  Australia 23.72
28 6 Yves Clausse  Luxembourg 23.99
29 8 Rodrigo González  Mexico 24.01
30 6 Paulo Trindade  Portugal 24.02
31 5 Sérgio Esteves  Portugal 24.24
32 1 Garvin Ferguson  Bahamas 24.25 NR
33 7 José Moreira  Brazil 24.26
4 Joseph Eric Buhain  Philippines NR
35 5 Li Khai Kam  Hong Kong 24.30
36 6 Markus Opatril  Austria 24.32
37 5 Jorge Fernandes  Brazil 24.40
38 6 Alexander Pilhatsch  Austria 24.42
39 5 Michael Wright  Hong Kong 24.47
40 5 Magnús Ólafsson  Iceland 24.50
41 4 Richard Sam Bera  Indonesia 24.63 NR
42 5 Mohamed El-Azoul  Egypt 24.64
4 Murat Tahir  Turkey
44 4 Hans Foerster  Virgin Islands 24.72
45 6 Urbano Zea  Mexico 24.86
3 Oon Jin Gee  Singapore
47 3 Ronald Pickard  Virgin Islands 25.01
48 5 Mohamed Hassan  Egypt 25.11
49 1 Paul Yelle  Barbados 25.15
50 4 Hakan Eskioğlu  Turkey 25.24
51 3 Chiang Chi-li  Chinese Taipei 25.26
52 3 Vaughan Smith  Zimbabwe 25.29
53 3 Graham Thompson  Zimbabwe 25.38
54 3 Song Kwang-sun  South Korea 25.40
55 3 Wirmandi Sugriat  Indonesia 25.55
56 3 Bruno N'Diaye  Senegal 25.63
57 2 Warren Sorby  Fiji 25.64
58 2 Pablo Barahona  Honduras 25.79
59 1 Sergio Fafitine  Mozambique 25.97
60 2 Plutarco Castellanos  Honduras 26.00
61 2 Hasan Al-Shammari  Kuwait 26.27
62 2 Jason Chute  Fiji 26.46
63 2 Michele Piva  San Marino 26.60
2 Ahmad Faraj  United Arab Emirates
65 2 Trevor Ncala  Swaziland 26.88
66 1 Filippo Piva  San Marino 26.96
67 1 Amine El-Domyati  Lebanon 27.34
68 1 Mubarak Faraj Bilal  United Arab Emirates 27.60
69 1 Yul Mark Du Pont  Swaziland 27.93
070 4 Pedro Lima  Angola DSQ
070 4 Mouhamed Diop  Senegal DSQ

Swimoff[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Feng Qiangbiao  China 23.28 q, WD
2 5 Christophe Kalfayan  France 23.37 q

Finals[edit]

[5]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 7 Goran Titus  Sweden 23.28
10 5 Per Johansson  Sweden 23.37
11 4 Ang Peng Siong  Singapore 23.39
12 6 Shen Jianqiang  China 23.40
13 8 Christophe Kalfayan  France 23.45
14 3 Stephan Güsgen  West Germany 23.55
15 2 Mark Andrews  Canada 23.64
16 1 Hilton Woods  Netherlands Antilles 23.65

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Matt Biondi  United States 22.14 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Tom Jager  United States 22.36
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Gennadiy Prigoda  Soviet Union 22.71
4 3 Dano Halsall  Switzerland 22.83
5 8 Stéfan Voléry  Switzerland 22.84
6 2 Volodymyr Tkachenko  Soviet Union 22.88
7 7 Frank Henter  West Germany 23.03
8 1 Andrew Baildon  Australia 23.15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's 50 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Dodds, Tracy (24 September 1988). "The Seoul Games / Day 9 : Biondi, the Underdog, Ends Up Top Dog Again". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Husar, John (25 September 1988). "Biondi, Evans Stay On Gold Standard". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Seoul 2000: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 400. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Seoul 2000: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 401. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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