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Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

The women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place on 22 September at the Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

Women's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueJamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date22 September 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors41 from 30 nations
Winning time1:00.89
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kristin Otto  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cornelia Sirch  East Germany
← 1984
1992 →

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Ina Kleber (GDR) 1:00.59 Moscow, Soviet Union 24 August 1984
Olympic record   Rica Reinisch (GDR) 1:00.86 Moscow, Soviet Union 23 July 1980

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 6 Kristin Otto   East Germany 1:01.45 Q
2 5 Cornelia Sirch   East Germany 1:01.63 Q
3 5 Krisztina Egerszegi   Hungary 1:02.09 Q
4 6 Beth Barr   United States 1:02.63 Q
5 4 Betsy Mitchell   United States 1:02.85 Q
6 5 Silvia Poll   Costa Rica 1:03.21 Q, NR
7 6 Nicole Livingstone   Australia 1:03.26 Q
8 6 Marion Aizpors   West Germany 1:03.27 Q
9 4 Anca Pătrășcoiu   Romania 1:03.29 q
10 5 Svenja Schlicht   West Germany 1:03.72 q
11 4 Lorenza Vigarani   Italy 1:03.96 q
12 5 Lori Melien   Canada 1:04.29 q
13 5 Jolanda de Rover   Netherlands 1:04.39 q
14 5 Sharon Musson   New Zealand 1:04.58 q
15 6 Katherine Read   Great Britain 1:04.62 q
16 4 Manuela Carosi   Italy 1:04.69 qSO
6 Karen Lord   Australia qSO
18 5 Sharon Page   Great Britain 1:04.75
19 4 Bistra Gospodinova   Bulgaria 1:04.91
20 4 Laurence Guillou   France 1:05.07
4 Eva Gysling   Switzerland
22 6 Johanna Larsson   Sweden 1:05.10
23 3 Wang Bolin   China 1:05.15
24 6 Satoko Morishita   Japan 1:05.38
25 4 Sylvia Hume   New Zealand 1:05.81
26 3 Tomoko Onogi   Japan 1:06.14
27 3 Michelle Smith   Ireland 1:06.22
28 3 Akiko Thomson   Philippines 1:06.51
29 3 Aileen Convery   Ireland 1:06.73
30 3 Hong Ji-hee   South Korea 1:08.33
31 3 Rita Jean Garay   Puerto Rico 1:08.58
32 3 Wang Chi   Chinese Taipei 1:09.56
33 2 Ana Joselina Fortin   Honduras 1:10.10
34 2 Tricia Duncan   Virgin Islands 1:10.37
35 2 Tsang Wing Sze   Hong Kong 1:10.50
36 2 Sharon Pickering   Fiji 1:12.14
37 1 Angela Birch   Fiji 1:13.48
38 1 Katerine Moreno   Bolivia 1:14.42
39 2 Elsa Freire   Angola 1:15.56
40 1 Carolina Araujo   Mozambique 1:15.86
41 2 Carla Fernandes   Angola 1:21.58

SwimoffEdit

Round 1
Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Manuela Carosi   Italy 1:05.05 qSO
4 Karen Lord   Australia qSO
Round 2
Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Manuela Carosi   Italy 1:04.62 q
2 4 Karen Lord   Australia 1:04.75

FinalsEdit

[3]

Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 4 Anca Pătrășcoiu   Romania 1:03.33
10 5 Svenja Schlicht   West Germany 1:03.68
11 8 Manuela Carosi   Italy 1:03.80
12 6 Lori Melien   Canada 1:03.87
13 3 Lorenza Vigarani   Italy 1:03.88
14 2 Jolanda de Rover   Netherlands 1:04.11
15 7 Sharon Musson   New Zealand 1:04.17
16 1 Katherine Read   Great Britain 1:04.27

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Kristin Otto   East Germany 1:00.89
  3 Krisztina Egerszegi   Hungary 1:01.56
  5 Cornelia Sirch   East Germany 1:01.57
4 2 Betsy Mitchell   United States 1:02.71
5 6 Beth Barr   United States 1:02.78
6 7 Silvia Poll   Costa Rica 1:03.34
7 1 Nicole Livingstone   Australia 1:04.15
8 8 Marion Aizpors   West Germany 1:04.19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 100m Backstroke Heats" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. pp. 422–423. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 100m Backstroke Finals" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 423. Retrieved 2 April 2017.

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