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Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Women's 800 metres Freestyle Round One

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Indoor Swimming Pool, Olympic Park, Seoul
Date Started: September 23, 1988
Date Finished: September 23, 1988
Format: Fastest eight advanced to the final. Places 9-16 advanced to the B Final.

Gold: USA Janet Evans
Silver: GDR Astrid Strauß
Bronze: AUS Julie M. McDonald

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Patricia Amorim 19 Brazil BRA 8:51.95
2 Tracey Atkin 17 Great Britain GBR 9:00.04
3 Rita Garay 17 Puerto Rico PUR 9:04.62

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Tami Bruce 21 United States USA 8:31.57 QU
2 Janelle Elford 18 Australia AUS 8:32.14 QU
3 Antoaneta Strumenlieva 20 Bulgaria BUL 8:35.40 QU
4 Manuela Melchiorri 18 Italy ITA 8:40.63
5 Karyn Faure 19 France FRA 8:41.64
6 Alexandra Russ 18 West Germany FRG 8:49.31
7 Eva Mortensen 18 Denmark DEN 8:53.67
8 Cécile Prunier 19 France FRA 8:57.22

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Astrid Strauß 19 East Germany GDR 8:28.07 QU
2 Janet Evans 17 United States USA 8:28.13 QU
3 Debby Wurzburger 18 Canada CAN 8:36.24
4 Stephanie Ortwig 15 West Germany FRG 8:41.95
5 Karen Mellor 19 Great Britain GBR 8:44.64
6 Nurul Huda Ch' Su-Lin 16 Malaysia MAS 8:50.84
7 Christelle Janssens 16 Belgium BEL 8:51.22
8 Judit Csabai 15 Hungary HUN 8:56.37

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Julie M. McDonald 18 Australia AUS 8:29.68 QU
2 Anke Möhring 19 East Germany GDR 8:30.95 QU
3 Isabelle Arnould 17 Belgium BEL 8:34.56 QU
4 Irene Dalby 17 Norway NOR 8:38.33
5 Tomomi Hosoda 17 Japan JPN 8:39.55
6 Nataliya Trefilova 17 Soviet Union URS 8:43.19
7 Pernille Jensen 15 Denmark DEN 8:50.82
8 Yan Ming 18 China CHN 9:00.81