Australian Kieren Perkins won the 1500 metres swimming freestyle at the 1992 Olympics in world record time
Australian Glen Housman came second to Kieren Perkins in the 1500 metres swimming freestyle at the 1992 Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: (L-R) Jordan Wilimovsky of the United States and Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy and Connor Jaeger of the United States compete in the Men's 1500m Freestyle Final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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France's Damien Joly looks on after the Men's 1500m Freestyle heats during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS
Vladimir Salnikov swimming for the Soviet Union won the 400 metres and 1500 metres freestyle. He was the first person to swim under fifteen minutes in the 1500 m freestyle. He missed the LA Games because of the boycott but won gold again in this event at Seoul 88.