1986 World Aquatics Championships

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The 1986 World Aquatics Championships took place in M86 Swimming Center in Madrid, Spain between August 13 and August 23, 1986, with 1119 participating athletes. In swimming, the 50 m freestyle events and women's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay were held for the first time.

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Medal table

PlaceNationGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgTotal
1Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 1412430
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States 9101332
3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 4228
4Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 4217
5Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 3003
6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 2417
7Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 23712
8Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania 1012
9Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1001
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1001
11Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0303
12Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 0145
13Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria 0112
Flag of France.svg  France 0112
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 0112
16Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0101
17Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 0022
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 0022
19Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 0011
Total414141123

Medal summary

Diving

Men
EventGoldSilverBronze
3 m springboardFlag of the United States.svg  Greg Louganis  (USA)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Tan Liangde  (CHN)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Li Hongping  (CHN)
10 m highboardFlag of the United States.svg  Greg Louganis  (USA)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Li Kongzheng  (CHN)Flag of the United States.svg  Bruce Kimball  (USA)
Women
EventGoldSilverBronze
3 m springboardFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Gao Min  (CHN)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Li Yihua  (CHN)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Marina Babkova  (URS)
10 m highboardFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Chen Lin  (CHN)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Lü Wei  (CHN)Flag of the United States.svg  Wendy Wyland  (USA)

Swimming

Men
EventGoldSilverBronze
50 m freestyleFlag of the United States.svg  Tom Jager  (USA)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Dano Halsall  (SUI)Flag of the United States.svg  Matt Biondi  (USA)
100 m freestyleFlag of the United States.svg  Matt Biondi  (USA)Flag of France.svg  Stéphan Caron  (FRA)Flag of the United States.svg  Tom Jager  (USA)
200 m freestyleFlag of Germany.svg  Michael Gross  (FRG)Flag of East Germany.svg  Sven Lodziewski  (GDR)Flag of the United States.svg  Matt Biondi  (USA)
400 m freestyleFlag of Germany.svg  Rainer Henkel  (FRG)Flag of East Germany.svg  Uwe Daßler  (GDR)Flag of the United States.svg  Dan Jorgensen  (USA)
1500 m freestyleFlag of Germany.svg  Rainer Henkel  (FRG)Flag of Italy.svg  Stefano Battistelli  (ITA)Flag of the United States.svg  Dan Jorgensen  (USA)
100 m backstrokeFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Igor Polyansky  (URS)Flag of East Germany.svg  Dirk Richter  (GDR)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergei Zabolotnov  (URS)
200 m backstrokeFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Igor Polyansky  (URS)Flag of East Germany.svg  Frank Baltrusch  (GDR)Flag of Germany.svg  Frank Hoffmeister  (FRG)
100 m breaststrokeFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Victor Davis  (CAN)Flag of Italy.svg  Gianni Minervini  (ITA)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Dmitry Volkov  (URS)
200 m breaststrokeFlag of Hungary.svg  József Szabó  (HUN)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Victor Davis  (CAN)Flag of the United States.svg  Steve Bentley  (USA)
100 m butterflyFlag of the United States.svg  Pablo Morales  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Matt Biondi  (USA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Andy Jameson  (GBR)
200 m butterflyFlag of Germany.svg  Michael Gross  (FRG)Flag of New Zealand.svg  Anthony Mosse  (NZL)Flag of Denmark.svg  Benny Nielsen  (DEN)
200 m individual medleyFlag of Hungary.svg  Tamás Darnyi  (HUN)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Alex Baumann  (CAN)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vadim Yaroshchuk  (URS)
400 m individual medleyFlag of Hungary.svg  Tamás Darnyi  (HUN)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vadim Yaroshchuk  (URS)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Alex Baumann  (CAN)
4 × 100 m freestyle relayFlag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Tom Jager
Mike Heath
Paul Wallace
Matt Biondi
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Gennadiy Prigoda
Nikolay Yevseyev
Sergey Smiriyagin
Aleksey Markovsky
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Dirk Richter
Jörg Woithe
Sven Lodziewski
Steffen Zesner
4 × 200 m freestyle relayFlag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Lars Hinneburg
Thomas Flemming
Dirk Richter
Sven Lodziewski
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Rainer Henkel
Michael Gross
Alexander Schowtka
Thomas Fahrner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Eric Boyer
Mike Heath
Dan Jorgensen
Matt Biondi
4 × 100 m medley relayFlag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Dan Veatch
David Lundberg
Pablo Morales
Matt Biondi
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Frank Hoffmeister
Bert Göbel
Michael Gross
André Schadt
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Igor Polyansky
Dmitry Volkov
Aleksey Markovsky
Nikolay Yevseyev
Women
EventGoldSilverBronze
50 m freestyleFlag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Tamara Costache  (ROU)Flag of East Germany.svg  Kristin Otto  (GDR)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Marie-Thérèse Armentero  (SUI)
100 m freestyleFlag of East Germany.svg  Kristin Otto  (GDR)Flag of the United States.svg  Jenna Johnson  (USA)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Conny van Bentum  (NED)
200 m freestyleFlag of East Germany.svg  Heike Friedrich  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Manuela Stellmach  (GDR)Flag of the United States.svg  Mary T. Meagher  (USA)
400 m freestyleFlag of East Germany.svg  Heike Friedrich  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Astrid Strauß  (GDR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Sarah Hardcastle  (GBR)
800 m freestyleFlag of East Germany.svg  Astrid Strauß  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Katja Hartmann  (GDR)Flag of the United States.svg  Debbie Babashoff  (USA)
100 m backstrokeFlag of the United States.svg  Betsy Mitchell  (USA)Flag of East Germany.svg  Kathrin Zimmermann  (GDR)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Natalya Shibayeva  (URS)
200 m backstrokeFlag of East Germany.svg  Cornelia Sirch  (GDR)Flag of the United States.svg  Betsy Mitchell  (USA)Flag of East Germany.svg  Kathrin Zimmermann  (GDR)
100 m breaststrokeFlag of East Germany.svg  Sylvia Gerasch  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Silke Hörner  (GDR)Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Tanya Bogomilova  (BUL)
200 m breaststrokeFlag of East Germany.svg  Silke Hörner  (GDR)Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Tanya Bogomilova  (BUL)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Allison Higson  (CAN)
100 m butterflyFlag of East Germany.svg  Kornelia Greßler  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Kristin Otto  (GDR)Flag of the United States.svg  Mary T. Meagher  (USA)
200 m butterflyFlag of the United States.svg  Mary T. Meagher  (USA)Flag of East Germany.svg  Kornelia Greßler  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Birte Weigang  (GDR)
200 m individual medleyFlag of East Germany.svg  Kristin Otto  (GDR)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yelena Dendeberova  (URS)Flag of East Germany.svg  Kathleen Nord  (GDR)
400 m individual medleyFlag of East Germany.svg  Kathleen Nord  (GDR)Flag of the United States.svg  Michelle Griglione  (USA)Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Noemi Lung  (ROU)
4 × 100 m freestyle relayFlag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Kristin Otto
Manuela Stellmach
Sabine Schulze
Heike Friedrich
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jenna Johnson
Dara Torres
Mary T. Meagher
Betsy Mitchell
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Conny van Bentum
Laura Leideritz
Karin Brienesse
Annemarie Verstappen
4 × 200 m freestyle relayFlag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Manuela Stellmach
Astrid Strauß
Nadja Bergknecht
Heike Friedrich
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Betsy Mitchell
Mary T. Meagher
Kim Brown
Mary Wayte
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Annemarie Verstappen
Jolanda van de Meer
Marianne Muis
Conny van Bentum
4 × 100 m medley relayFlag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Kathrin Zimmermann
Sylvia Gerasch
Kornelia Greßler
Kristin Otto
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Betsy Mitchell
Jenny Hau
Mary T. Meagher
Jenna Johnson
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Jolanda de Rover
Petra van Staveren
Conny van Bentum
Annemarie Verstappen

Synchronised swimming

EventGoldSilverBronze
Solo routineFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Carolyn Waldo  (CAN)Flag of the United States.svg  Sarah Josephson  (USA)Flag of France.svg  Muriel Hermine  (FRA)
Duet routineFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Michelle Cameron  (CAN)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Carolyn Waldo  (CAN)
Flag of the United States.svg  Karen Josephson  (USA)
Flag of the United States.svg  Sarah Josephson  (USA)
Flag of Japan.svg  Megumi Itō  (JPN)
Flag of Japan.svg  Mikako Kotani  (JPN)
Team routineFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)

Water polo

Men
EventGoldSilverBronze
TeamFlag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Women
EventGoldSilverBronze
TeamFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the United States.svg  United States

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