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Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle

The women's 800 metre freestyle event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place between 20–21 September at the Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

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
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Janet Evans  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Astrid Strauss  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Julie McDonald  Australia
← 1984
1992 →

Contents

RecordsEdit

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:

Date Round Name Nation Time Record
24 September Final A Janet Evans   United States 8:20.20 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q).[2]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Astrid Strauss   East Germany 8:28.07 Q
2 3 Janet Evans   United States 8:28.13 Q
3 4 Julie McDonald   Australia 8:29.68 Q
4 4 Anke Möhring   East Germany 8:30.95 Q
5 2 Tami Bruce   United States 8:31.57 Q
6 2 Janelle Elford   Australia 8:32.14 Q
7 4 Isabelle Arnould   Belgium 8:34.56 Q
8 2 Antoaneta Strumenlieva   Bulgaria 8:35.40 Q
9 3 Debby Wurzburger   Canada 8:36.24
10 4 Irene Dalby   Norway 8:38.33
11 4 Tomomi Hosoda   Japan 8:39.55
12 2 Manuela Melchiorri   Italy 8:40.63
13 2 Karyn Faure   France 8:41.64
14 3 Stephanie Ortwig   West Germany 8:41.95
15 4 Natalia Trefilova   Soviet Union 8:43.19
16 3 Karen Mellor   Great Britain 8:44.64
17 2 Alexandra Russ   West Germany 8:49.31
18 4 Pernille Jensen   Denmark 8:50.82
19 4 Nurul Huda Abdullah   Malaysia 8:50.84
20 3 Christelle Janssens   Belgium 8:51.22
21 1 Patrícia Amorim   Brazil 8:51.95
22 2 Eva Mortensen   Denmark 8:53.67
23 3 Judit Csabai   Hungary 8:56.37
24 2 Cécile Prunier   France 8:57.22
25 1 Tracey Atkin   Great Britain 9:00.04
26 4 Yan Ming   China 9:00.81
27 1 Rita Jean Garay   Puerto Rico 9:04.62

FinalEdit

[3]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Janet Evans   United States 8:20.20 OR
  4 Astrid Strauss   East Germany 8:22.09
  3 Julie McDonald   Australia 8:22.93 OC
4 6 Anke Möhring   East Germany 8:23.09
5 2 Tami Bruce   United States 8:30.86
6 7 Janelle Elford   Australia 8:30.94
7 1 Isabelle Arnould   Belgium 8:37.47
8 8 Antoaneta Strumenlieva   Bulgaria 8:41.05

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