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Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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Dates  September 18 – September 25

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.

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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:

  • Freestyle: 50 m, 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m (women), 1500 m (men),
  • Backstroke: 100 m, 200 m
  • Breaststroke: 100 m, 200 m
  • Butterfly: 100 m, 200 m
  • Individual Medley: 200 m, 400 m
  • Relay: 4×100 m free, 4×200 m free; 4×100 m medley
  • Competition schedule

    All dates are in 1988.

    Men’s events

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

    Women’s events

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

    Participating nations

    633 swimmers from 77 nations competed.

    References

    Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics Wikipedia


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