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Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics, held at the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium, located on the USC campus. There was a total of 494 participants from 67 countries competing.[1]

Swimming
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
VenueMcDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
No. of events29
Competitors494 from 67 nations
← 1980
1988 →

This was the first Olympic games at which only two swimmers per country, per event, were permitted. Previously, three swimmers were allowed and many countries would sweep the medal stand.

Contents

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)2113034
2  Canada (CAN)43310
3  West Germany (FRG)23611
4  Netherlands (NED)2136
5  Australia (AUS)15612
6  Great Britain (GBR)0145
7  France (FRA)0112
8  Brazil (BRA)0101
9  Sweden (SWE)0022
10  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Romania (ROM)0011
  Switzerland (SUI)0011
  Venezuela (VEN)0011
Totals (13 nations)30282987

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Rowdy Gaines
  United States
49.80 OR Mark Stockwell
  Australia
50.24 Per Johansson
  Sweden
50.31
200 m freestyle
details
Michael Gross
  West Germany
1:47.44 WR Mike Heath
  United States
1:49.10 Thomas Fahrner
  West Germany
1:49.69
400 m freestyle
details
George DiCarlo
  United States
3:51.23 OR John Mykkanen
  United States
3:51.49 Justin Lemberg
  Australia
3:51.79
1500 m freestyle
details
Mike O'Brien
  United States
15:05.20 George DiCarlo
  United States
15:10.59 Stefan Pfeiffer
  West Germany
15:12.11
100 m backstroke
details
Rick Carey
  United States
55.79 Dave Wilson
  United States
56.35 Mike West
  Canada
56.49
200 m backstroke
details
Rick Carey
  United States
2:00.23 Frédéric Delcourt
  France
2:01.75 Cameron Henning
  Canada
2:02.37
100 m breaststroke
details
Steve Lundquist
  United States
1:01.65 WR Victor Davis
  Canada
1:01.99 Peter Evans
  Australia
1:02.97
200 m breaststroke
details
Victor Davis
  Canada
2:13.34 WR Glenn Beringen
  Australia
2:15.79 Étienne Dagon
  Switzerland
2:17.41
100 m butterfly
details
Michael Gross
  West Germany
53.08 WR Pablo Morales
  United States
53.23 Glenn Buchanan
  Australia
53.85
200 m butterfly
details
Jon Sieben
  Australia
1:57.04 WR Michael Gross
  West Germany
1:57.40 Rafael Vidal
  Venezuela
1:57.51
200 m individual medley
details
Alex Baumann
  Canada
2:01.42 WR Pablo Morales
  United States
2:03.05 Neil Cochran
  Great Britain
2:04.38
400 m individual medley
details
Alex Baumann
  Canada
4:17.41 WR Ricardo Prado
  Brazil
4:18.45 Rob Woodhouse
  Australia
4:20.50
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Chris Cavanaugh
Mike Heath
Matt Biondi
Rowdy Gaines
Tom Jager*
Robin Leamy*
3:19.03 WR   Australia (AUS)
Greg Fasala
Neil Brooks
Michael Delany
Mark Stockwell
3:19.68   Sweden (SWE)
Thomas Lejdström
Per Johansson
Bengt Baron
Mikael Örn
Rikard Milton*
Michael Söderlund*
3:22.69
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Mike Heath
David Larson
Jeff Float
Bruce Hayes
Geoff Gaberino*
Richard Saeger*
7:15.69 WR   West Germany (FRG)
Thomas Fahrner
Dirk Korthals
Alexander Schowtka
Michael Gross
Rainer Henkel*
7:15.73   Great Britain (GBR)
Neil Cochran
Paul Easter
Paul Howe
Andrew Astbury
7:24.78
4×100 m medley relay
details
  United States (USA)
Rick Carey
Steve Lundquist
Pablo Morales
Rowdy Gaines
Dave Wilson*
Richard Schroeder*
Mike Heath*
Tom Jager*
3:39.30 WR   Canada (CAN)
Mike West
Victor Davis
Tom Ponting
Sandy Goss
3:43.23   Australia (AUS)
Mark Kerry
Peter Evans
Glenn Buchanan
Mark Stockwell
Jon Sieben*
Neil Brooks*
3:43.25

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Carrie Steinseifer
  United States
55.92 none awarded Annemarie Verstappen
  Netherlands
56.08
Nancy Hogshead
  United States
200 m freestyle
details
Mary Wayte
  United States
1:59.23 Cynthia Woodhead
  United States
1:59.50 Annemarie Verstappen
  Netherlands
1:59.69
400 m freestyle
details
Tiffany Cohen
  United States
4:07.10 OR Sarah Hardcastle
  Great Britain
4:10.29 June Croft
  Great Britain
4:11.49
800 m freestyle
details
Tiffany Cohen
  United States
8:24.95 OR Michele Richardson
  United States
8:30.73 Sarah Hardcastle
  Great Britain
8:32.60
100 m backstroke
details
Theresa Andrews
  United States
1:02.55 Betsy Mitchell
  United States
1:02.63 Jolanda de Rover
  Netherlands
1:02.91
200 m backstroke
details
Jolanda de Rover
  Netherlands
2:12.38 Amy White
  United States
2:13.04 Anca Patrascoiu
  Romania
2:13.29
100 m breaststroke
details
Petra van Staveren
  Netherlands
1:09.88 OR Anne Ottenbrite
  Canada
1:10.69 Catherine Poirot
  France
1:10.70
200 m breaststroke
details
Anne Ottenbrite
  Canada
2:30.38 Susan Rapp
  United States
2:31.15 Ingrid Lempereur
  Belgium
2:31.40
100 m butterfly
details
Mary T. Meagher
  United States
59.26 Jenna Johnson
  United States
1:00.19 Karin Seick
  West Germany
1:01.36
200 m butterfly
details
Mary T. Meagher
  United States
2:06.90 OR Karen Phillips
  Australia
2:10.56 Ina Beyermann
  West Germany
2:11.91
200 m individual medley
details
Tracy Caulkins
  United States
2:12.64 OR Nancy Hogshead
  United States
2:15.17 Michelle Pearson
  Australia
2:15.92
400 m individual medley
details
Tracy Caulkins
  United States
4:39.24 Suzanne Landells
  Australia
4:48.30 Petra Zindler
  West Germany
4:48.57
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Jenna Johnson
Carrie Steinseifer
Dara Torres
Nancy Hogshead
Jill Sterkel*
Mary Wayte*
3:43.43   Netherlands (NED)
Annemarie Verstappen
Desi Reijers
Elles Voskes
Conny van Bentum
Wilma van Velsen*
3:44.40   West Germany (FRG)
Iris Zscherpe
Susanne Schuster
Christiane Pielke
Karin Seick
3:45.56
4×100 m medley relay
details
  United States (USA)
Theresa Andrews
Tracy Caulkins
Mary T. Meagher
Nancy Hogshead
Betsy Mitchell*
Susan Rapp*
Jenna Johnson*
Carrie Steinseifer*
4:08.34   West Germany (FRG)
Svenja Schlicht
Ute Hasse
Ina Beyermann
Karin Seick
4:11.97   Canada (CAN)
Reema Abdo
Anne Ottenbrite
Michelle MacPherson
Pamela Rai
4:12.98

*Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Participating nationsEdit

494 swimmers from 67 nations competed.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Swimming at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

External linksEdit