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East Germany at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic) competed at the Olympic Games for the last time as an independent nation at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Following German reunification in 1990, a single German team would compete in the 1992 Summer Olympics. 259 competitors, 157 men and 102 women, took part in 157 events in 16 sports.[1] The team was officially announced on 3 September 1988.[2]

East Germany at the
1988 Summer Olympics
Flag of East Germany.svg
IOC codeGDR
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the GDR
in Seoul
Competitors259 (157 men, 102 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Ulf Timmermann
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
37
Silver
35
Bronze
30
Total
102
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

East Germany finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 37 gold medals and 102 medals overall.

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit


AthleticsEdit

Men's competitionEdit

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Hansjörg Kunze
    1. Heat — 13:44.34
    2. Semifinal — 13:23.04
    3. Final — 13:15.73 (→   Bronze medal)

Men's 10,000 metres

Men's marathon

Men's 4 × 400 m relay

Men's 3.000 m steeplechase

  1. Heat — 8:36.45
  2. Semifinal — 8:16.27
  3. Final — 8:19.82 (→ 10th place)

Men's javelin throw

Men's discus throw

Men's shot put

  • Ulf Timmermann
    • Qualifying heat – 21.27m
    • Final – 22.47m (→   Gold medal)
  • Udo Beyer
    • Qualifying heat – 20.97m
    • Final – 21.40 m (→ 4th place)

Men's hammer throw

  • Ralf Haber
    • Qualifying heat — 78.16m
    • Final — 80.44m (→ 4th place)
  • Günther Rodehau
    • Qualifying heat — 78.12m
    • Final — 72.36m (→ 12th place)

Men's decathlon

  1. 100 metres — 11.25s
  2. Long jump — 7.43m
  3. Shot put — 15.48m
  4. High jump — 2.27m
  5. 400 metres — 48.90 s
  6. 110 m hurdles — 15.13s
  7. Discus throw — 49.28m
  8. Pole vault — 4.70 m
  9. Javelin throw — 61.32m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:28.95s
  1. 100 metres — 10.87s
  2. Long jump — 7.45m
  3. Shot put — 14.97m
  4. High jump — 1.97m
  5. 400 metres — 47.71s
  6. 110 m hurdles — 14.46s
  7. Discus throw — 44.36m
  8. Pole vault — 5.10 m
  9. Javelin throw — 61.76m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:33.02s
  1. 100 metres — 11.57s
  2. Long jump — 7.00 m
  3. Shot put — 15.60 m
  4. High jump — 1.94m
  5. 400 metres — 49.84s
  6. 110 m hurdles — 15.04s
  7. Discus throw — 46.66m
  8. Pole vault — 4.90 m
  9. Javelin throw — 60.20 m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:46.04s

Men's 20 km walk

Men's 50 km walk

Women's competitionEdit

Women's 4 × 100 m relay

Women's 4 × 400 m relay

Women's marathon

Women's discus throw

Women's javelin throw

  • Petra Felke
    • Qualification – 67.06m
    • Final – 74.68m (→   Gold medal)
  • Beate Koch
    • Qualification – 66.86m
    • Final – 67.30 m (→   Bronze medal)
  • Silke Renk
    • Qualification – 63.64m
    • Final – 66.38m (→ 5th place)

Women's shot put

  • Kathrin Neimke
    • Qualification – 20.18m
    • Final – 21.07m (→   Silver medal)
  • Ines Müller
    • Qualification – 19.79m
    • Final – 20.37m (→ 4th place)
  • Heike Hartwig
    • Qualification – 20.06m
    • Final – 20.20 m (→ 6th place)

Women's heptathlon

BoxingEdit

Men's bantamweight (54 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

DivingEdit

FencingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

JudoEdit

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100 m freestyle

  • Steffen Zesner
    1. Heat – 50.73
    2. Final – scratched (→ did not advance, no ranking)
  • Sven Lodziewski
    1. Heat – 50.77
    2. B-Final – 51.00 (→ 12th place)

Men's 200 m freestyle

Men's 400 m freestyle

Men's 1500 m freestyle

  • Uwe Dassler
    1. Heat – 15:08.91
    2. Final – 15:06.15 (→   Bronze medal)
  • Jörg Hoffmann
    1. Heat – 15:14.13 (→ did not advance, 6th place)

Men's 100 m backstroke

Men's 200 m backstroke

Men's 100 m breaststroke

Men's 200 m breaststroke

Men's 200 m individual medley

Men's 400 m individual medley

Men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay

Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay


Women's 50 m freestyle

Women's 100 m freestyle

Women's 200 m freestyle

Women's 400 m freestyle

Women's 800 m freestyle

Women's 100 m backstroke

Women's 200 m backstroke

Women's 100 m breaststroke

  • Silke Hörner
    1. Heat – 1:08.35
    2. Final – 1:08.83 (→   Bronze medal)
  • Annett Rex
    1. Heat – 1:10.61
    2. Final – 1:10.67 (→ 8th place)

Women's 200 m breaststroke

Women's 100 m butterfly

Women's 200 m butterfly

Women's 200 m individual medley

Women's 400 m individual medley

Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay

Women's 4 × 100 m medley relay

VolleyballEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "East Germany at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Das DDR-Aufgebot für den Medaillenkampf" [The GDR squad for the medal fight]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). 44 (209). 3 September 1988. p. 6. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "East Germany Fencing at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 15 March 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.