Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
No. of events29
Competitors494 from 67 nations
  1980
1988  

The swimming competitions of the 1984 Summer Olympics were held at the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium, located on the University of Southern California (USC) campus. There were a total of 494 participants from 67 countries competing. [1]

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This was the first Olympic games at which only two swimmers per country, per event, were permitted; previously, three swimmers were allowed and many countries would sweep the medal stand. In addition, the Women’s 200 Meters Medley returned to the program after being absent in 1976 and 1980, after a proposal by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOC). [2] [3] [4] [5]

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)2113034
2Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)43310
3Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)23611
4Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)2136
5Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)15612
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)0145
7Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0112
8Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil  (BRA)0101
9Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0022
10Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)0011
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania  (ROM)0011
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)0011
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).png  Venezuela  (VEN)0011
Totals (13 nations)30282987

Medal summary

Men's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Rowdy Gaines
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
49.80 OR Mark Stockwell
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
50.24 Per Johansson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
50.31
200 m freestyle
details
Michael Gross
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1:47.44 WR Mike Heath
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:49.10 Thomas Fahrner
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1:49.69
400 m freestyle
details
George DiCarlo
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
3:51.23 John Mykkanen
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
3:51.49 Justin Lemberg
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
3:51.79
1500 m freestyle
details
Mike O'Brien
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
15:05.20 George DiCarlo
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
15:10.59 Stefan Pfeiffer
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
15:12.11
100 m backstroke
details
Rick Carey
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
55.79 Dave Wilson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
56.35 Mike West
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
56.49
200 m backstroke
details
Rick Carey
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:00.23 Frédéric Delcourt
Flag of France.svg  France
2:01.75 Cameron Henning
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:02.37
100 m breaststroke
details
Steve Lundquist
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:01.65 WR Victor Davis
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1:01.99 Peter Evans
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:02.97
200 m breaststroke
details
Victor Davis
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:13.34 WR Glenn Beringen
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:15.79 Étienne Dagon
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
2:17.41
100 m butterfly
details
Michael Gross
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
53.08 WR Pablo Morales
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
53.23 Glenn Buchanan
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
53.85
200 m butterfly
details
Jon Sieben
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:57.04 WR Michael Gross
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1:57.40 Rafael Vidal
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).png  Venezuela
1:57.51
200 m individual medley
details
Alex Baumann
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:01.42 WR Pablo Morales
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:03.05 Neil Cochran
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2:04.38
400 m individual medley
details
Alex Baumann
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
4:17.41 WR Ricardo Prado
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
4:18.45 Rob Woodhouse
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
4:20.50
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Chris Cavanaugh
Mike Heath
Matt Biondi
Rowdy Gaines
Tom Jager*
Robin Leamy*
3:19.03 WR Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Greg Fasala
Neil Brooks
Michael Delany
Mark Stockwell
3:19.68Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Thomas Lejdström
Per Johansson
Bengt Baron
Mikael Örn
Rikard Milton*
Michael Söderlund*
3:22.69
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Mike Heath
David Larson
Jeff Float
Bruce Hayes
Geoff Gaberino*
Richard Saeger*
7:15.69 WR Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Thomas Fahrner
Dirk Korthals
Alexander Schowtka
Michael Gross
Rainer Henkel*
7:15.73Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Neil Cochran
Paul Easter
Paul Howe
Andrew Astbury
7:24.78
4×100 m medley relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Rick Carey
Steve Lundquist
Pablo Morales
Rowdy Gaines
Dave Wilson*
Richard Schroeder*
Mike Heath*
Tom Jager*
3:39.30 WR Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
Mike West
Victor Davis
Tom Ponting
Sandy Goss
3:43.23Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Mark Kerry
Peter Evans
Glenn Buchanan
Mark Stockwell
Jon Sieben*
Neil Brooks*
3:43.25

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Women's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Carrie Steinseifer
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
55.92none awarded Annemarie Verstappen
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
56.08
Nancy Hogshead
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
200 m freestyle
details
Mary Wayte
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:59.23 Cynthia Woodhead
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:59.50 Annemarie Verstappen
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:59.69
400 m freestyle
details
Tiffany Cohen
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:07.10 OR Sarah Hardcastle
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
4:10.29 June Croft
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
4:11.49
800 m freestyle
details
Tiffany Cohen
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8:24.95 OR Michele Richardson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8:30.73 Sarah Hardcastle
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
8:32.60
100 m backstroke
details
Theresa Andrews
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:02.55 Betsy Mitchell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:02.63 Jolanda de Rover
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:02.91
200 m backstroke
details
Jolanda de Rover
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
2:12.38 Amy White
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:13.04 Anca Patrascoiu
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
2:13.29
100 m breaststroke
details
Petra van Staveren
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:09.88 OR Anne Ottenbrite
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1:10.69 Catherine Poirot
Flag of France.svg  France
1:10.70
200 m breaststroke
details
Anne Ottenbrite
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2:30.38 Susan Rapp
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:31.15 Ingrid Lempereur
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
2:31.40
100 m butterfly
details
Mary T. Meagher
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
59.26 Jenna Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:00.19 Karin Seick
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1:01.36
200 m butterfly
details
Mary T. Meagher
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:06.90 OR Karen Phillips
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:10.56 Ina Beyermann
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
2:11.91
200 m individual medley
details
Tracy Caulkins
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:12.64 OR Nancy Hogshead
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:15.17 Michelle Pearson
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:15.92
400 m individual medley
details
Tracy Caulkins
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:39.24 Suzanne Landells
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
4:48.30 Petra Zindler
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
4:48.57
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jenna Johnson
Carrie Steinseifer
Dara Torres
Nancy Hogshead
Jill Sterkel*
Mary Wayte*
3:43.43Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Annemarie Verstappen
Desi Reijers
Elles Voskes
Conny van Bentum
Wilma van Velsen*
3:44.40Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Iris Zscherpe
Susanne Schuster
Christiane Pielke
Karin Seick
3:45.56
4×100 m medley relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Theresa Andrews
Tracy Caulkins
Mary T. Meagher
Nancy Hogshead
Betsy Mitchell*
Susan Rapp*
Jenna Johnson*
Carrie Steinseifer*
4:08.34Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Svenja Schlicht
Ute Hasse
Ina Beyermann
Karin Seick
4:11.97Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
Reema Abdo
Anne Ottenbrite
Michelle MacPherson
Pamela Rai
4:12.98

*Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Participating nations

494 swimmers from 67 nations competed. [1]

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