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The final of the women's 400 metre freestyle event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on July 31, 1984. The fastest eight qualified for the final, the next eight for the B-final.
Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle Wikipedia
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
The following records were established during the competition:
Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).