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

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]

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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Contents

RecordsEdit

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

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

FinalsEdit

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Final BEdit

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 AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  6 Uwe Daßler   East Germany 3:46.95 WR
  1 Duncan Armstrong   Australia 3:47.15 OC
  3 Artur Wojdat   Poland 3:47.34 NR
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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