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Gymnastics at the 1988 Summer Olympics

At the 1988 Summer Olympics, two different gymnastics disciplines were contested: artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics. The artistic gymnastics events were held at the Olympic Gymnastics Hall in Seoul from September 18 through 25th. The rhythmic gymnastics events were held at the same venue from September 28 through 30th.[1]

Gymnastics
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueOlympic Gymnastics Arena
Dates18 – 30 September 1988
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For the first time in Olympic competition, each routine in women's artistic gymnastics events was judged by six judges, with the final score composed of the average of the judges' scores, after the highest and lowest marks were dropped. Men's routines continued to be judged by four judges, as at previous Olympics.

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Artistic gymnasticsEdit

Format of competitionEdit

The gymnastics competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which all gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. The top five scores per team on each exercise determined the final score of the team. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts in the all-around qualified to the individual all-around competition. The eight highest scoring gymnasts on each apparatus qualified to the final for that apparatus.
  • Competition II - The individual all-around competition, in which those who qualified from Competition I performed exercises on each apparatus. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her in Competition II.
  • Competition III - The apparatus finals, in which those who qualified during Competition I performed an exercise on the individual apparatus on which he or she had qualified. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast on that particular apparatus during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her on that particular apparatus in Competition III.

Each country was limited to three gymnasts in the all-around final and two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
details
Vladimir Artemov
  Soviet Union
Valeri Liukin
  Soviet Union
Dmitry Bilozerchev
  Soviet Union
Team all-around
details
  Soviet Union (URS)
Vladimir Artemov
Dmitri Bilozertchev
Vladimir Gogoladze
Sergei Kharkov
Valeri Liukin
Vladimir Novikov
  East Germany (GDR)
Holger Behrendt
Ralf Büchner
Ulf Hoffmann
Sylvio Kroll
Sven Tippelt
Andreas Wecker
  Japan (JPN)
Yukio Iketani
Hiroyuki Konishi
Koichi Mizushima
Daisuke Nishikawa
Toshiharu Sato
Takahiro Yameda
Floor exercise
details
Sergei Kharkov
  Soviet Union
Vladimir Artemov
  Soviet Union
Lou Yun
  China
Yukio Iketani
  Japan
Horizontal bar
details
Vladimir Artemov
  Soviet Union
none awarded Holger Behrendt
  East Germany
Valeri Liukin
  Soviet Union
Marius Gherman
  Romania
Parallel bars
details
Vladimir Artemov
  Soviet Union
Valeri Liukin
  Soviet Union
Sven Tippelt
  East Germany
Pommel horse
details
Lyubomir Gueraskov
  Bulgaria
none awarded none awarded
Zsolt Borkai
  Hungary
Dmitri Bilozertchev
  Soviet Union
Rings
details
Holger Behrendt
  East Germany
none awarded Sven Tippelt
  East Germany
Dimitri Bilozertchev
  Soviet Union
Vault
details
Lou Yun
  China
Sylvio Kroll
  East Germany
Park Jong-Hoon
  South Korea

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
details
Elena Shushunova
  Soviet Union
Daniela Silivaş
  Romania
Svetlana Boginskaya
  Soviet Union
Team all-around
details
  Soviet Union (URS)
Svetlana Baitova
Svetlana Boginskaya
Natalia Laschenova
Elena Shevchenko
Elena Shushunova
Olga Strazheva
  Romania (ROU)
Aurelia Dobre
Eugenia Golea
Celestina Popa
Gabriela Potorac
Daniela Silivaş
Camelia Voinea
  East Germany (GDR)
Gabriele Fähnrich
Martina Jentsch
Dagmar Kersten
Ulrike Klotz
Bettina Schieferdecker
Dörte Thümmler
Balance beam
details
Daniela Silivaş
  Romania
Elena Shushunova
  Soviet Union
Gabriela Potorac
  Romania
Phoebe Mills
  United States
Floor exercise
details
Daniela Silivaş
  Romania
Svetlana Boginskaya
  Soviet Union
Diana Doudeva
  Bulgaria
Uneven bars
details
Daniela Silivaş
  Romania
Dagmar Kersten
  East Germany
Elena Shushunova
  Soviet Union
Vault
details
Svetlana Boginskaya
  Soviet Union
Gabriela Potorac
  Romania
Daniela Silivaş
  Romania

Rhythmic gymnasticsEdit

Rules for the rhythmic gymnastics competition also changed since the previous Olympics. The ball apparatus was replaced by the rope. Thirty-nine gymnasts competed in the preliminary round, the format for which was similar to the finals. The twenty best gymnasts competed in the finals. Each competitor's score in the preliminary round, divided by two (the "prelim" score) was added to gymnast's score in the finals (the "final" score).

Each of the routines was judged by six judges, highest and lowest marks were dropped, and an average of the four remaining ones was the gymnast's score for the routine.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
details
Marina Lobatch
  Soviet Union
Adriana Dunavska
  Bulgaria
Alexandra Timoshenko
  Soviet Union

Medal summaryEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union125421
2  Romania3328
3  East Germany1348
4  Bulgaria1113
5  China1012
6  Hungary1001
7  Japan0022
8  South Korea0011
  United States0011
Totals (9 nations)19121647

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 August 2019.

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