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Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

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Events:

Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Indoor Swimming Pool, Olympic Park, Seoul
Date Started: September 24, 1988
Date Finished: September 24, 1988

Gold: FRG Michael Groß
Silver: DEN Benny Nielsen
Bronze: NZL Anthony Mosse

Summary

[Michael Groß] had dominated the 200 fly since 1981, losing only one big race, and that was the 1984 Olympics in which he silvered behind Australian [Jon Sieben]. But Seoul had been a struggle for him before this race, as he had finished fifth in both the 200 free and 100 fly, events he had won in Los Angeles. In the final, he made certain that streak would end. He took the lead on the first lap and kept opening it up, eventually winning by over a second from Denmark's [Benny Nielsen], who was only fourth at 150 but came on strong for silver. New Zealand's [Anthony Mosse] had been second to Groß at 150, but fell back slightly, stilling winning a bronze medal. This was the final individual Olympic event for [Michael Groß]. He ended his Olympic career with six medals and three Olympic gold medals.

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