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Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump

The Women's High Jump Competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 24 competitors, with two qualifying groups (24 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Friday September 30, 1988.[1]

Women's high jump
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
DateSeptember 29 (qualifications)
September 30 (final)
Competitors24 from 15 nations
Winning height2.03 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Louise Ritter
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stefka Kostadinova
 Bulgaria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tamara Bykova
 Soviet Union
← 1984
1992 →

RecordsEdit

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

World Record 2.09   Stefka Kostadinova Rome (ITA) August 30, 1987
Olympic Record 2.02   Ulrike Meyfarth Los Angeles (USA) August 10, 1984

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Height OR WR
September 30, 1988 Final   Louise Ritter (USA) 2.03m OR

ResultsEdit

QualifyingEdit

Rank Group Name Nationality 1.70 1.75 1.80 1.84 1.87 1.90 1.92 Result Notes
1 A Kim Hee-sun   South Korea o o o o o o 1.92 Q
1 B Megumi Sato   Japan o o o o o 1.92 Q
1 B Tamara Bykova   Soviet Union o o o o o o o 1.92 Q
4 A Janet Boyle   Great Britain o o o o xo o 1.92 Q
4 A Olga Turchak   Soviet Union o o o xo o 1.92 Q
4 B Galina Astafei   Romania o o xo o o o 1.92 Q
7 A Maryse Ewanjé-Epée   France o o xo xo xo o 1.92 Q
8 A Stefka Kostadinova   Bulgaria o o o xo 1.92 Q
8 B Lyudmila Andonova   Bulgaria o o o o xo 1.92 Q
8 B Diana Davies   Great Britain o o o o xo 1.92 Q
11 B Louise Ritter   United States o xo o xxo 1.92 Q
11 B Christine Stanton   Australia xo o o o xxo 1.92 Q
13 A Heike Redetzky   West Germany o o o xxx 1.90
14 A Vanessa Browne   Australia o o xo xxo xo xxx 1.90
15 A Jin Ling   China o o o o xxo xxx 1.90
16 B Jo Jennings   Great Britain o o xo xo xxo xxx 1.90
17 B Liudmyla Avdieienko   Soviet Union o o o xxx 1.87
18 B Coleen Sommer   United States o o xo xxx 1.87
19 A Patricia King   United States o o o xxx 1.84
20 B Madely Beaugendre   France o xo o xxx 1.84
21 A Cristina Fink   Mexico o o xxo xxx 1.84
22 A Biljana Petrović   Yugoslavia o xo o xxx 1.80
23 B Su Chun-yueh   Chinese Taipei o o xo xxx 1.80
24 A Lucienne N'Da   Ivory Coast o xxo xxx 1.75

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality 1.75 1.80 1.85 1.90 1.93 1.96 1.99 2.01 2.03 2.03 Result Notes
  Louise Ritter   United States o o o o o o o xxx o 2.03 OR
  Stefka Kostadinova   Bulgaria o o o o o o o xxx x 2.01
  Tamara Bykova   Soviet Union o o o o xo xxo xxx 1.99
4 Olga Turchak   Soviet Union o o xo o o xxx 1.96
5 Galina Astafei   Romania o o o o o xxx 1.93
5 Lyudmila Andonova   Bulgaria o o o o xxx 1.93
7 Christine Stanton   Australia o o o xo xxx 1.93
8 Diana Davies   Great Britain o o o xxx 1.90
8 Kim Hui-seon   South Korea o o o xxx 1.90
10 Maryse Ewanjé-Epée   France o o xo xxx 1.90
11 Megumi Sato   Japan o o xxo xxx 1.90
12 Janet Boyle   Great Britain o xo xxo xxx 1.90

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's High Jump". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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