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Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres

The Women's 400 metres event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 48 competitors. The final was run on Monday September 26, 1988, in the Seoul Olympic Stadium.[1]

Women's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates23 September 1988 (heats)
24 September 1988 (quarter-finals)
25 September 1988 (semi-finals)
26 September 1988 (final)
Competitors46 from 33 nations
Winning time48.65 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Olga Bryzgina
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Petra Müller
 East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Olga Nazarova
 Soviet Union
← 1984
1992 →

MedalistsEdit

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 47.60   Marita Koch Canberra (AUS) October 6, 1985
Olympic Record 48.83   Valerie Brisco-Hooks Los Angeles (USA) August 6, 1984

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
September 26, 1988 Final   Olga Bryzgina (URS) 48.65s OR

FinalEdit

RANK FINAL TIME
    Olga Bryzgina (URS) 48.65(OR)
    Petra Müller (GDR) 49.45
    Olga Nazarova (URS) 49.90
4.   Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) 50.16
5.   Diane Dixon (USA) 50.72
6.   Denean Howard (USA) 51.12
7.   Helga Arendt (FRG) 51.17
8.   Maree Holland (AUS) 51.25

Semi finalsEdit

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.   Olga Nazarova (URS) 49.11
2.   Petra Müller (GDR) 49.50
3.   Diane Dixon (USA) 49.84
4.   Denean Howard (USA) 49.87
5.   Jillian Richardson (CAN) 49.91
6.   Ute Thimm (FRG) 50.28
7.   Marita Payne Wiggins (CAN) 50.29
8.   Dagmar Neubauer (GDR) 50.92


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.   Olga Bryzgina (URS) 49.33
2.   Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) 49.90
3.   Maree Holland (AUS) 50.24
4.   Helga Arendt (FRG) 50.36
5.   Kirsten Emmelmann (GDR) 50.39
6.   Cathy Rattray-Williams (JAM) 50.82
7.   Charmaine Crooks (CAN) 51.63
8.   Norfalia Carabali (COL) 52.65

Quarter finalsEdit

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.   Maree Holland (AUS) 50.90
2.   Kirsten Emmelmann (GDR) 51.02
3.   Denean Howard (USA) 51.02
4.   Ute Thimm (FRG) 51.18
5.   Maria Magnólia Figueiredo (BRA) 51.32
6.   Airat Bakare (NGR) 52.86
7.   Loreen Hall (GBR) 53.42
  Nathalie Simon (FRA) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.   Olga Bryzgina (URS) 51.90
2.   Diane Dixon (USA) 51.98
3.   Helga Arendt (FRG) 52.08
4.   Jillian Richardson (CAN) 52.33
5.   Sandie Richards (JAM) 52.90
6.   Évelyne Élien (FRA) 53.36
7.   Sun Sumei (CHN) 53.58
8.   Yolande Straughn (BAR) 54.22


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.   Petra Müller (GDR) 51.45
2.   Marita Payne Wiggins (CAN) 51.73
3.   Norfalia Carabali (COL) 51.76
4.   Cathy Rattray-Williams (JAM) 51.81
5.   Linda Keough (GBR) 51.91
6.   Yvonne van Dorp (NED) 53.50
7.   Liliana Chalá (ECU) 53.83
8.   Mercy Kuttan-Mathews (IND) 53.93


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.   Olga Nazarova (URS) 50.26
2.   Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) 51.24
3.   Dagmar Neubauer (GDR) 51.48
4.   Charmaine Crooks (CAN) 51.64
5.   Céléstine N'Drin (CIV) 52.04
6.   Aïssatou Tandian (SEN) 52.33
7.   Fabienne Ficher (FRA) 52.95
8.   Blanca Lacambra (ESP) 53.76

Qualifying heatsEdit

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.   Olga Nazarova (URS) 52.18
2.   Blanca Lacambra (ESP) 53.04
3.   Charmaine Crooks (CAN) 53.58
4.   Liliana Chalá (ECU) 53.74
5.   Pat Beckford (GBR) 54.39
6.   Yang Gyeong-hui (KOR) 58.18
7.   Juliana Obiong (GEQ) 1:07.58


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.   Dagmar Neubauer (GDR) 52.51
2.   Marita Payne Wiggins (CAN) 52.70
3.   Airat Bakare (NGR) 52.83
4.   Fabienne Ficher (FRA) 53.42
5.   Farida Kyakutewa (UGA) 56.00
6.   Christine Bakombo (ZAI) 57.85


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.   Maria Magnólia Figueiredo (BRA) 51.74
2.   Petra Müller (GDR) 51.93
3.   Sandie Richards (JAM) 52.19
4.   Loreen Hall (GBR) 53.13
5.   Sun Sumei (CHN) 53.46
6.   Yolande Straughn (BAR) 53.62


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.   Diane Dixon (USA) 52.45
2.   Ute Thimm (FRG) 52.79
3.   Yvonne van Dorp (NED) 52.84
4.   Évelyne Élien (FRA) 52.90
5.   Marilyn Dewarder (GUY) 54.76
6.   May Sardouk (LIB) 1:00.01


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.   Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) 51.96
2.   Maree Holland (AUS) 52.29
3.   Norfalia Carabali (COL) 53.27
4.   Kirsten Emmelmann (GDR) 54.02
5.   Assumpta Achuo-Bei (CMR) 55.22
6.   Josephine Mary Singarayar (MAS) 56.06
7.   Lasnet Nkouka (CGO) 57.19


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.   Olga Bryzgina (URS) 51.94
2.   Linda Keough (GBR) 52.26
3.   Cathy Rattray-Williams (JAM) 52.39
4.   Céléstine N'Drin (CIV) 52.48
5.   Mercy Kuttan-Mathews (IND) 53.41
6.   Ruth Morris (ISV) 55.60
7.   Barbara Selkridge (ANT) 55.96


RANK HEAT 7 TIME
1.   Denean Howard (USA) 52.26
2.   Helga Arendt (FRG) 52.69
3.   Aïssatou Tandian (SEN) 52.95
4.   Jillian Richardson (CAN) 53.06
5.   Nathalie Simon (FRA) 53.30
6.   Chang Feng-hua (TPE) 56.10
7.   Agnes Griffith (GRN) 57.09

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 August 2017.

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