You Know That Bit In ‘The Guard’?

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‘Meh’ writes:

There’s a claim by Gerry Boyle (played by Brendan Gleeson), in The Guard that he swam the 1500m an the 1988 Seoul Olympics and finished 4th.

Don Cheadle is hugely sceptical but Gleeson/Boyle describes the final from a competitor’s point of view in a very laid-back, blasé way that implies he is used to people not believing him, but there you go.
Anyway – Wikipedia currently has the answer, and it’s different than it was 2 weeks ago….

1988 1500m final (Wikipedia)