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Soviet Union at the 1988 Summer Olympics

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed, for the last time before its dissolution, at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. 481 competitors, 319 men and 162 women, took part in 221 events in 27 sports.[1] Athletes from 12 of the ex-Soviet republics would compete as the Unified Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics, and each nation would field independent teams in subsequent Games.

Soviet Union at the
1988 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
IOC code URS
NOC Soviet Olympic Committee
in Seoul
Competitors 481 (319 men, 162 women) in 27 sports
Flag bearer Aleksandr Karelin (wrestling)
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold Silver Bronze Total
55 31 46 132
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
 Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
 Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
 Unified Team (1992)
 Armenia (1994–)
 Belarus (1994–)
 Georgia (1994–)
 Kazakhstan (1994–)
 Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
 Moldova (1994–)
 Russia (1994–)
 Ukraine (1994–)
 Uzbekistan (1994–)
 Azerbaijan (1996–)
 Tajikistan (1996–)
 Turkmenistan (1996–)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

  GoldEdit

  SilverEdit

  BronzeEdit


ArcheryEdit

After boycotting the 1984 archery competition, the Soviet team found itself unable to repeat its three medals of eight years earlier despite there being twice as many events. Vladimir Echeev won the nation's only archery medal, a bronze, though the Soviets did pick up 4 more top eight finishes.

Women's Individual Competition:

  • Lioudmila Arjannikova - final, 4th place
  • T. Mountain - final, 8th place
  • N. Boutouzova - quarterfinal, 18th place

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's tournament:

  • Arjannikova, Mountain and Boutouzova - final, 4th place

Men's tournament:

  • Echeev, Chkolny and Leontiev - final, 5th place

AthleticsEdit

Men's competitionEdit

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2:13.49 (→ 10th place)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.89m
  • Final — 7.89m (→ 8th place)
  • Qualification — DNF (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — DNS (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualification – 65.58m
  • Final – 67.48m (→   Silver medal)
  • Qualification – 62.08m
  • Final – 66.42m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification – 60.88m (→ did not advance)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualification — 20.48m
  • Final — 20.36m (→ 8th place)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 81.24m
  • Final — 84.80m (→   Gold medal)
  • Qualification — 78.48m
  • Final — 83.76m (→   Silver medal)
  • Qualification — 69.68m
  • Final — 81.16m (→   Bronze medal)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 79.26m
  • Final — 82.32m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification — 80.26m
  • Final — 79.12m (→ 7th place)

Men's Decathlon

  1. 100 metres — 11.23s
  2. Long Jump — 7.28m
  3. Shot Put — 15.25m
  4. High Jump — 1.97m
  5. 400 metres — 48.60s
  6. 110m Hurdles — 14.76s
  7. Discus Throw — 48.02m
  8. Pole Vault — 5.20m
  9. Javelin Throw — 59.48m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:52.24s

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:20:47 (→ 6th place)
  • Final — 1:22:32 (→ 14th place)
  • Final — 1:24:39 (→ 27th place)

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 3:38:29 (→   Gold medal)
  • Final — 3:41:00 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 3:59:23 (→ 26th place)

Women's competitionEdit

Women's 4 × 400 m Relay

  • Heat — 3:27.14
  • Final — 3:15.18 (→   Gold medal)

Women's Marathon

  • Final — 2:27.05 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 2:30.25 (→ 9th place)
  • Final — 2:33.19 (→ 16th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification – 63.26m
  • Final – 68.94m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification – 64.32m
  • Final – 64.08m (→ 10th place)
  • Qualification – 62.54m
  • Final – NM (→ no ranking)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification – 63.24m
  • Final – 67.00m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification – 64.44m
  • Final – 64.84m (→ 6th place)

Women's Shot Put

  • Qualification – 19.78m
  • Final – 22.24m (→   Gold medal)
  • Qualification – 19.40m
  • Final – 20.13m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification – 19.06m (→ did not advance)

Women's Heptathlon

  • Final Result — 6540 points (→ 4th place)
  • Final Result — 6456 points (→ 5th place)
  • Final Result — 6232 points (→ 10th place)

BasketballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (79-92)
  • Defeated Australia (91-69)
  • Defeated Puerto Rico (93-81)
  • Defeated South Korea (110-73)
  • Defeated Central African Republic (87-78)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Defeated Brazil (110-105)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated United States (82-76)
  • Final
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (76-63) →   Gold medal
  • Team Roster

BoxingEdit

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Light-Welterweight (– 63.5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Light-Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Men's Light-Heavyweight (– 81 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (– 91 kg)

Men's Super-Heavyweight (+ 91 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

DivingEdit

Men's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 540.90
  • Final — 585.96 (→ 4th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 570.75
  • Final — 534.66 (→ 8th place)

EquestrianismEdit

Men's show jump team

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

HockeyEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Soviet Union – India 1-0
  • Soviet Union – South Korea 3-1
  • Soviet Union – Canada 0-0
  • Soviet Union – Great Britain 1-3
  • Soviet Union – West Germany 0-6
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th-8th place: Soviet Union – Pakistan 0-1
  • 7th-8th place: Soviet Union – Argentina 4-1 (→ 7th place)
  • Team Roster

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented the Soviet Union in 1988. Vaho Iagorashvili won a bronze in the individual event.

Individual
Team
  • Vaho Iagorashvili
  • German Yuferov
  • Anatoly Avdeyev

Rhythmic gymnasticsEdit

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

Men's 200 m Freestyle

Men's 400 m Freestyle

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Backstroke

Men's 200 m Backstroke

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Valeri Lozik
    1. Heat – 2:16.31
    2. Final – 2:16.16 (→ 5th place)
  • Vadim Alexeev
    1. Heat – 2:17.15
    2. B-Final – 2:16.70 (→ 6th place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Butterfly

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

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley 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 Breaststroke

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

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Table tennisEdit

TennisEdit

Men's Singles Competition

Women's Singles Competition

VolleyballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Bulgaria (3-0)
  • Defeated Sweden (3-0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-0)
  • Defeated Italy (3-1)
  • Lost to Brazil (2-3)
  • Semi Finals
  • Defeated Argentina (3-0)
  • Final
  • Lost to the United States (1-3) →   Silver medal
  • Team Roster

Women's tournamentEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Japan (2-3)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-2)
  • Defeated East Germany (3-0)
  • Semi Finals
  • Defeated PR China (3-0)
  • Final
  • Defeated Peru (3-2) →   Gold medal
  • Team Roster

Water poloEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Drew with Italy (9-9)
  • Defeated Australia (11-4)
  • Defeated France (14-8)
  • Defeated South Korea (17-4)
  • Lost to West Germany (8-9)
  • Semi Finals
  • Lost to United States (7-8)
  • Bronze medal match
  • Defeated West Germany (14-13) →   Bronze medal
  • Team Roster

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

Men's freestyleEdit

AthleteEdit

Event First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Sixth round Seventh round Final round Rank
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Result

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Result

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Soviet Union at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-26.