Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

The Men's Discus Throw event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 27 competitors, with two qualifying groups before the final (12) took place on Saturday October 1, 1988.[1]

Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
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VenueOlympic Stadium
Date30 September 1988 (qualifications)
1 October 1988 (finals)
Competitors29 from 21 nations
Winning distance68.82 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jürgen Schult
 East Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Romas Ubartas
 Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Rolf Danneberg
 West Germany
← 1984
1992 →

MedalistsEdit

Gold Jürgen Schult
  East Germany
Silver Romas Ubartas
  Soviet Union
Bronze Rolf Danneberg
  West Germany

AbbreviationsEdit

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

RecordsEdit

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record   Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m June 6, 1986   Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Olympic Record   Mac Wilkins (USA) 68.28 m July 24, 1976   Montreal, Canada
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record   Jürgen Schult (GDR) 68.82 m October 1, 1988   Seoul, South Korea

QualificationEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 7   Mac Wilkins (USA) 62.48 X 61.34 62.48 m
2 8   Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 61.30 60.24 62.08 62.08 m
3 9   Imrich Bugár (TCH) 61.94 61.48 61.00 61.94 m
4 12   Georgi Georgiev (BUL) 59.78 61.34 X 61.34 m
5 13   Vaclavas Kidykas (URS) 58.82 60.88 X 60.88 m
6 14   Svein-Inge Valvik (NOR) 59.40 X 60.64 60.64 m
7 15   Werner Reiterer (AUS) X 57.58 59.78 59.78m
8 17   Randy Heisler (USA) X X 59.08 59.08 m
9 18   Patrick Journoud (FRA) 58.94 57.62 55.82 58.94 m
10 22   Wulf Brunner (FRG) X 57.50 X 57.50 m
11 23   Adewale Olukoju (NGR) 51.38 54.44 47.60 54.44 m
12 25   Henry Smith (SAM) 47.96 49.40 48.98 49.40 m
13 26   Min Se-hun (KOR) X 46.52 47.84 47.84 m
  Ibrahim Mohamed Al-Ouiran (KSA) X X X NM
  Eggert Bogason (ISL) X X X NM

Group BEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1   Rolf Danneberg (FRG) 65.70 65.70 m
2 2   Romas Ubartas (URS) 65.58 65.58 m
3 3   Jürgen Schult (GDR) 64.70 64.70 m
4 4   Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) 63.50 62.66 X 63.50 m
5 5   Gejza Valent (TCH) 61.88 62.84 63.46 63.46 m
6 6   Mike Buncic (USA) X 63.16 X 63.16 m
7 10   Erik de Bruin (NED) 58.56 60.72 61.66 61.66 m
8 11   Alois Hannecker (FRG) 61.44 X X 61.44 m
9 16   Bradley Cooper (BAH) 59.74 56.88 56.44 59.74 m
10 19   Vésteinn Hafsteinsson (ISL) 58.94 57.10 55.70 58.94 m
11 20   Paul Mardle (GBR) 57.18 56.06 58.28 58.28 m
12 21   Ray Lazdins (CAN) 57.94 X X 57.94 m
13 24   Ramón Jiménez Gaona (PAR) 50.18 48.80 50.90 50.90 m
  Mohamed Hamed Naguib (EGY) X X X NM

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
    Jürgen Schult (GDR) 68.82 67.92 65.76 68.18 65.70 68.26 68.82 m OR
    Romas Ubartas (URS) 66.86 66.20 66.24 64.40 63.74 67.48 67.48 m
    Rolf Danneberg (FRG) 65.58 63.60 X 63.88 67.38 62.56 67.38 m
4   Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 64.00 63.74 63.54 63.66 62.86 66.42 66.42 m
5   Mac Wilkins (USA) 61.88 X 65.12 63.84 65.90 62.96 65.90 m
6   Géjza Valent (TCH) X 63.36 62.46 62.80 64.28 65.80 65.80 m
7   Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) 63.30 X 64.10 64.94 63.22 X 64.94 m
8   Alois Hannecker (FRG) 60.28 62.50 63.28 60.94 61.54 X 63.28 m
9   Erik de Bruin (NED) 63.06 X X 63.06 m
10   Mike Buncic (USA) 62.46 X X 62.46 m
11   Gueorgui Gueorguiev (BUL) 61.24 61.12 59.66 61.24 m
12   Imrich Bugár (TCH) 59.60 X 60.88 60.88 m

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's Discus Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

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