Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle
|Women's 800 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
|Venue||Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool|
|Date||23 September 1988 (heats)
24 September 1988 (final)
|Competitors||27 from 19 nations|
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Janet Evans (USA)||8:17.12||Orlando, United States||22 March 1988|
|Olympic record||Tiffany Cohen (USA)||8:24.96||Los Angeles, United States||3 August 1984|
The following records were established during the competition:
|24 September||Final A||Janet Evans||United States||8:20.20||OR|
Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q).
|5||Janet Evans||United States||8:20.20||OR|
|4||Astrid Strauss||East Germany||8:22.09|
|4||6||Anke Möhring||East Germany||8:23.09|
|5||2||Tami Bruce||United States||8:30.86|
- "Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's 800 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
- "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 800m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. pp. 421–422. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
- "Seoul 1988: Swimming – Women's 800m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 422. Retrieved 2 April 2017.