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Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics

At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul a total number of 42 events in athletics were contested: 24 by men and 18 by women. There were a total number of 1617 participating athletes from 149 countries.

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Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Carl Lewis
  United States
9.92
(WR)
Linford Christie
  Great Britain
9.97
(AR)
Calvin Smith
  United States
9.99
200 metres
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Joe DeLoach
  United States
19.75 Carl Lewis
  United States
19.79 Robson da Silva
  Brazil
20.04
400 metres
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Steve Lewis
  United States
43.87 Butch Reynolds
  United States
43.93 Danny Everett
  United States
44.09
800 metres
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Paul Ereng
  Kenya
1:43.45 Joaquim Cruz
  Brazil
1:43.90 Saïd Aouita
  Morocco
1:44.06
1500 metres
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Peter Rono
  Kenya
3:35.96 Peter Elliott
  Great Britain
3:36.15 Jens-Peter Herold
  East Germany
3:36.21
5000 metres
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John Ngugi
  Kenya
13:11.70 Dieter Baumann
  West Germany
13:15.52 Hansjörg Kunze
  East Germany
13:15.73
10,000 metres
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Brahim Boutayeb
  Morocco
27:21.44
(OR)
Salvatore Antibo
  Italy
27:23.55 Kipkemboy Kimeli
  Kenya
27:25.16
110 metres hurdles
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Roger Kingdom
  United States
12.98 Colin Jackson
  Great Britain
13.28 Tonie Campbell
  United States
13.38
400 metres hurdles
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Andre Phillips
  United States
47.19 Amadou Dia Ba
  Senegal
47.23
(NR)
Edwin Moses
  United States
47.56
3000 metres steeplechase
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Julius Kariuki
  Kenya
8:05.51
(OR)
Peter Koech
  Kenya
8:06.79 Mark Rowland
  Great Britain
8:07.96
4×100 metres relay
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  Soviet Union (URS)
Viktor Bryzhin
Vladimir Krylov
Vladimir Muravyov
Vitaliy Savin
38.19   Great Britain (GBR)
Elliot Bunney
John Regis
Linford Christie
Mike McFarlane
Clarence Callender*
38.28   France (FRA)
Bruno Marie-Rose
Daniel Sangouma
Gilles Quenehervé
Max Morinière
38.40
4×400 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Danny Everett
Steve Lewis
Kevin Robinzine
Butch Reynolds
Antonio McKay*
Andrew Valmon*
2:56.16   Jamaica (JAM)
Howard Davis
Devon Morris
Winthrop Graham
Bert Cameron
Trevor Graham*
Howard Burnett*
3:00.30   West Germany (FRG)
Norbert Dobeleit
Edgar Itt
Jörg Vaihinger
Ralf Lübke
Mark Henrich*
Bodo Kuhn*
3:00.56
Marathon
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Gelindo Bordin
  Italy
2:10:32 Douglas Wakiihuri
  Kenya
2:10:47 Hussein Ahmed Salah
  Djibouti
2:10:59
20 kilometres walk
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Jozef Pribilinec
  Czechoslovakia
1:19:57 Ronald Weigel
  East Germany
1:20:00 Maurizio Damilano
  Italy
1:20:14
50 kilometres walk
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Vyacheslav Ivanenko
  Soviet Union
3:38:29
(OR)
Ronald Weigel
  East Germany
3:38:56 Hartwig Gauder
  East Germany
3:39:45
High jump
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Hennadiy Avdyeyenko
  Soviet Union
2.38 m Hollis Conway
  United States
2.36 m Rudolf Povarnitsyn
  Soviet Union
2.36 m
Patrik Sjöberg
  Sweden
Pole vault
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Sergey Bubka
  Soviet Union
5.90 m Radion Gataullin
  Soviet Union
5.85 m Grigoriy Yegorov
  Soviet Union
5.80 m
Long jump
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Carl Lewis
  United States
8.72 m Mike Powell
  United States
8.49 m Larry Myricks
  United States
8.27 m
Triple jump
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Khristo Markov
  Bulgaria
17.61 m Igor Lapshin
  Soviet Union
17.52 m Aleksandr Kovalenko
  Soviet Union
17.42 m
Shot put
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Ulf Timmermann
  East Germany
22.47 m
(OR)
Randy Barnes
  United States
22.39 m Werner Günthör
  Switzerland
21.99 m
Discus throw
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Jürgen Schult
  East Germany
68.82 m Romas Ubartas
  Soviet Union
67.48 m Rolf Danneberg
  West Germany
67.38 m
Hammer throw
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Sergey Litvinov
  Soviet Union
84.80 m
(OR)
Yuriy Sedykh
  Soviet Union
83.76 m Jüri Tamm
  Soviet Union
81.16 m
Javelin throw
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Tapio Korjus
  Finland
84.28 m Jan Železný
  Czechoslovakia
84.12 m Seppo Räty
  Finland
83.26 m
Decathlon
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Christian Schenk
  East Germany
8488 Torsten Voss
  East Germany
8399 Dave Steen
  Canada
8328

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Florence Griffith Joyner
  United States
10.54
(OR)
Evelyn Ashford
  United States
10.83 Heike Drechsler
  East Germany
10.85
200 metres
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Florence Griffith Joyner
  United States
21.34
(WR)
Grace Jackson
  Jamaica
21.72 Heike Drechsler
  East Germany
21.95
400 metres
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Olga Bryzgina
  Soviet Union
48.65 Petra Müller
  East Germany
49.45 Olga Nazarova
  Soviet Union
49.90
800 metres
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Sigrun Wodars
  East Germany
1:56.10 Christine Wachtel
  East Germany
1:56.64 Kim Gallagher
  United States
1:56.91
1500 metres
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Paula Ivan
  Romania
3:53.96
(OR)
Laimutė Baikauskaitė
  Soviet Union
4:00.24 Tetyana Samolenko
  Soviet Union
4:00.30
3000 metres
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Tetyana Samolenko
  Soviet Union
8:26.53 Paula Ivan
  Romania
8:27.15 Yvonne Murray
  Great Britain
8:29.02
10,000 metres
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Olga Bondarenko
  Soviet Union
31:05.21 Liz McColgan
  Great Britain
31:08.44 Yelena Zhupiyeva
  Soviet Union
31:19.82
100 metres hurdles
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Yordanka Donkova
  Bulgaria
12.38
(OR)
Gloria Siebert
  East Germany
12.61 Claudia Zackiewicz
  West Germany
12.75
400 metres hurdles
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Debbie Flintoff-King
  Australia
53.17 Tatyana Ledovskaya
  Soviet Union
53.18 Ellen Fiedler
  East Germany
53.63
4×100 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Alice Brown
Sheila Echols
Florence Griffith Joyner
Evelyn Ashford
Dannette Young*
41.98   East Germany (GDR)
Silke Gladisch-Möller
Kerstin Behrendt
Ingrid Lange
Marlies Oelsner-Gohr
42.09   Soviet Union (URS)
Lyudmila Kondratyeva
Galina Malchugina
Marina Zhirova
Natalya Pomoshchnikova
Maia Azarashvili*
42.75
4×400 metres relay
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  Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
Liudmila Dzhigalova*
3:15.17
(WR)
  United States (USA)
Denean Howard
Diane Dixon
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Florence Griffith Joyner
Sherri Howard*
Lillie Leatherwood*
3:15.51
(AR)
  East Germany (GDR)
Dagmar Neubauer
Kirsten Emmelmann
Sabine Busch
Petra Muller
Grit Breuer*
3:18.29
Marathon
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Rosa Mota
  Portugal
2:25:40 Lisa Martin-Ondieki
  Australia
2:25:53 Katrin Dörre
  East Germany
2:26:21
High jump
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Louise Ritter
  United States
2.03 m Stefka Kostadinova
  Bulgaria
2.01 m Tamara Bykova
  Soviet Union
1.99 m
Long jump
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  United States
7.40 m
(OR)
Heike Drechsler
  East Germany
7.22 m Galina Chistyakova
  Soviet Union
7.11 m
Shot put
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Natalya Lisovskaya
  Soviet Union
22.24 m Kathrin Neimke
  East Germany
21.07 m Li Meisu
  China
21.06 m
Discus throw
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Martina Hellmann
  East Germany
72.30 m
(OR)
Diana Gansky
  East Germany
71.88 m Tsvetanka Khristova
  Bulgaria
69.74 m
Javelin throw
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Petra Felke
  East Germany
74.68 m
(OR)
Fatima Whitbread
  Great Britain
70.32 m Beate Koch
  East Germany
67.30 m
Heptathlon
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  United States
7291
(WR)
Sabine John
  East Germany
6897 Anke Behmer
  East Germany
6858
  • * = Athletes who ran in preliminary rounds and also received medals.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)137626
2  Soviet Union (URS)1061026
3  East Germany (GDR)6111027
4  Kenya (KEN)4217
5  Bulgaria (BUL)2114
6  Italy (ITA)1113
7  Australia (AUS)1102
  Czechoslovakia (TCH)1102
  Romania (ROM)1102
10  Finland (FIN)1012
  Morocco (MAR)1012
12  Portugal (POR)1001
13  Great Britain (GBR)0628
14  Jamaica (JAM)0202
15  West Germany (FRG)0134
16  Brazil (BRA)0112
17  Senegal (SEN)0101
18  Canada (CAN)0011
  China (CHN)0011
  Djibouti (DJI)0011
  France (FRA)0011
  Sweden (SWE)0011
  Switzerland (SUI)0011
Totals (23 nations)424243127

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