Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Dates18 – 25 September 1988
No. of events31
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The 1988 Summer Olympics took place in Seoul, South Korea. The swimming competition, held from September 18 to September 25, was notable for the seven medals, including five golds, won by Matt Biondi, the six golds won by Kristin Otto, and the three individual golds won by Janet Evans. 633 participants from 77 countries were competing. [1]

Contents

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)118928
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)86418
3Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)4206
4Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)2259
5Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1113
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)1113
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1113
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)1113
9Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)1001
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname  (SUR)1001
11Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)0314
12Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0112
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania  (ROU)0112
14Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica  (CRC)0101
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)0101
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0101
18Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0022
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0022
20Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0011
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0011
Totals (22 nations)31313294

Events

The swimming program for 1988 included two new events, the men's and women's 50 m freestyle, bringing the total number of events to 31.

The following events were contested:

Competition schedule

All dates are in 1988.

dateMorning sessionAfternoon session
Sept.18 no competitionwomen's 100 freestyle (prelims)
men's 100 breaststroke (prelims)
women's 400 I.M. (prelims)
men's 200 freestyle (prelims)
Sept.19women's 100 freestyle (finals)
men's 100 breaststroke (finals)
women's 400 I.M. (finals)
men's 200 freestyle (finals)
Sept.20men's 100 butterfly (prelims)
women's 200 freestyle (prelims)
men's 400 I.M. (prelims)
women's 200 breaststroke (prelims)
men's 4x200 Freestyle Relay (prelims)
Sept.21men's 100 butterfly (finals)
women's 200 freestyle (finals)
men's 400 I.M. (finals)
women's 200 breaststroke (finals)
men's 4x200 Freestyle Relay (finals)
Sept.22women's 400 freestyle (prelims)
men's 100 freestyle (prelims)
women's 100 backstroke (prelims)
men's 200 backstroke (prelims)
women's 4x100 Free Relay
women's 400 freestyle (finals)
men's 100 freestyle (finals)
women's 100 backstroke (finals)
men's 200 backstroke (finals)
women's 4x100 Freestyle Relay (finals)
Sept.23men's 400 freestyle (prelims)
women's 100 butterfly (prelims)
men's 200 breaststroke (prelims)
women's 100 breaststroke (prelims)
men's 4x100 Freestyle Relay (prelims)
women's 800 freestyle (prelims)
men's 400 freestyle (final)
women's 100 butterfly (finals)
men's 200 breaststroke (finals)
women's 100 breaststroke (finals)
men's 4x100 Freestyle Relay (finals)
Sept.24men's 200 butterfly (prelims)
women's 200 I.M. (prelims)
men's 50 freestyle (prelims)
men's 100 backstroke (prelims)
women's 4x100 Medley Relay (prelims)
men's 1500 freestyle (prelims)
women's 200 I.M. (finals)
men's 200 butterfly (finals)
men's 50 freestyle (finals)
women's 800 freestyle (finals)
men's 100 backstroke (finals)
women's 4×100 medley relay (finals)
Sept.25women's 200 butterfly (prelims)
men's 200 I.M. (prelims)
women's 50 freestyle (prelims)
men's 4×100 medley relay (prelims)
women's 200 backstroke (prelims)
men's 200 I.M. (finals)
women's 200 butterfly (finals)
women's 50 freestyle (finals)
men's 1500 freestyle (finals)
women's 200 backstroke (finals)
men's 4×100 medley relay (finals)

Medal summary

Men’s events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
50 m freestyle
details
Matt Biondi
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
22.14 (WR) Tom Jager
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
22.36 Gennadiy Prigoda
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
22.71
100 m freestyle
details
Matt Biondi
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
48.63 (OR) Chris Jacobs
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
49.08 Stéphan Caron
Flag of France.svg  France
49.62
200 m freestyle
details
Duncan Armstrong
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:47.25 (WR) Anders Holmertz
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1:47.89 Matt Biondi
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:47.99
400 m freestyle
details
Uwe Dassler
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
3:46.95 (WR) Duncan Armstrong
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
3:47.15 Artur Wojdat
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
3:47.34
1500 m freestyle
details
Vladimir Salnikov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
15:00.40 Stefan Pfeiffer
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
15:02.69 Uwe Dassler
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
15:06.15
100 m backstroke
details
Daichi Suzuki
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
55.05 David Berkoff
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
55.18 Igor Polyansky
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
55.20
200 m backstroke
details
Igor Polyansky
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1:59.37 Frank Baltrusch
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:59.60 Paul Kingsman
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
2:00.48
100 m breaststroke
details
Adrian Moorhouse
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1:02.04 Károly Güttler
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
1:02.05 Dmitry Volkov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1:02.20
200 m breaststroke
details
József Szabó
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2:13.52 Nick Gillingham
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2:14.12 Sergio López Miró
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
2:15.21
100 m butterfly
details
Anthony Nesty
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname
53.00 (OR) Matt Biondi
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
53.01 Andy Jameson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
53.30
200 m butterfly
details
Michael Gross
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1:56.94 (OR) Benny Nielsen
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
1:58.24 Anthony Mosse
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
1:58.28
200 m individual medley
details
Tamás Darnyi
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2:00.17 (WR) Patrick Kühl
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
2:01.61 Vadim Yaroshchuk
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
2:02.40
400 m individual medley
details
Tamás Darnyi
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
4:14.75 (WR) David Wharton
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:17.36 Stefano Battistelli
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
4:18.01
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Chris Jacobs
Troy Dalbey
Tom Jager
Matt Biondi
Doug Gjertsen*
Brent Lang*
Shaun Jordan*
3:16.53 (WR)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Gennadiy Prigoda
Yuri Bashkatov
Nikolai Yevseyev
Vladimir Tkacenko
Raimundas Mažuolis*
Oleksiy Boryslavskiy*
3:18.33Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Dirk Richter
Thomas Flemming
Lars Hinneburg
Steffen Zesner
3:19.82
4 × 200 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Troy Dalbey
Matt Cetlinski
Doug Gjertsen
Matt Biondi
Craig Oppel*
Dan Jorgensen*
7:12.51 (WR)Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Uwe Daßler
Sven Lodziewski
Thomas Flemming
Steffen Zesner
Lars Hinneburg*
7:13.68Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Erik Hochstein
Thomas Fahrner
Rainer Henkel
Michael Gross
Peter Sitt*
Stefan Pfeiffer*
7:14.35
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
David Berkoff
Richard Schroeder
Matt Biondi
Chris Jacobs
Jay Mortenson*
Tom Jager*
3:36.93Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
Mark Tewksbury
Victor Davis
Tom Ponting
Sandy Goss
3:39.28Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Igor Polyansky
Dmitry Volkov
Vadim Yaroshchuk
Gennadiy Prigoda
Sergey Zabolotnov*
Valeriy Lozik*
Konstantin Petrov*
Nikolay Yevseyev*
3:39.96

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

Women’s events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
50 m freestyle
details
Kristin Otto
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
25.49 (OR) Yang Wenyi
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
25.64 Jill Sterkel
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
25.71
Katrin Meissner
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
100 m freestyle
details
Kristin Otto
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
54.93 Zhuang Yong
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
55.47 Catherine Plewinski
Flag of France.svg  France
55.49
200 m freestyle
details
Heike Friedrich
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:57.65 (OR) Silvia Poll
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
1:58.67 Manuela Stellmach
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:59.01
400 m freestyle
details
Janet Evans
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:03.85 (WR) Heike Friedrich
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
4:05.94 Anke Möhring
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
4:06.62
800 m freestyle
details
Janet Evans
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8:20.20 (OR) Astrid Strauß
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
8:22.09 Julie McDonald
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
8:22.93
100 m backstroke
details
Kristin Otto
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:00.89 Krisztina Egerszegi
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
1:01.56 Cornelia Sirch
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:01.57
200 m backstroke
details
Krisztina Egerszegi
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2:09.29 (OR) Katrin Zimmermann
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
2:10.61 Cornelia Sirch
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
2:11.45
100 m breaststroke
details
Tanya Dangalakova
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
1:07.95 (OR) Antoaneta Frenkeva
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
1:08.74 Silke Hörner
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:08.83
200 m breaststroke
details
Silke Hörner
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
2:26.71 (WR) Huang Xiaomin
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2:27.49 Antoaneta Frenkeva
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
2:28.34
100 m butterfly
details
Kristin Otto
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
59.00 (OR) Birte Weigang
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
59.45 Hong Qian
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
59.52
200 m butterfly
details
Kathleen Nord
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
2:09.51 Birte Weigang
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
2:09.91 Mary T. Meagher
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:10.80
200 m individual medley
details
Daniela Hunger
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
2:12.59 (OR) Yelena Dendeberova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
2:13.31 Noemi Lung
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
2:14.85
400 m individual medley
details
Janet Evans
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:37.76 Noemi Lung
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
4:39.46 Daniela Hunger
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
4:39.76
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Kristin Otto
Katrin Meissner
Daniela Hunger
Manuela Stellmach
Sabina Schulze*
Heike Friedrich*
3:40.63Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Marianne Muis
Mildred Muis
Conny van Bentum
Karin Brienesse
Diana van der Plaats*
3:43.39Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Mary Wayte
Mitzi Kremer
Laura Walker
Dara Torres
Paige Zemina*
Jill Sterkel*
3:44.25
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Kristin Otto
Silke Hörner
Birte Weigang
Katrin Meissner
Cornelia Sirch*
Manuela Stellmach*
4:03.74Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Beth Barr
Tracey McFarlane
Janel Jorgensen
Mary Wayte
Betsy Mitchell*
Mary T. Meagher*
Dara Torres*
4:07.90Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
Lori Melien
Allison Higson
Jane Kerr
Andrea Nugent
Keltie Duggan*
Patricia Noall*
4:10.49

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

Participating nations

633 swimmers from 77 nations competed. [1]

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