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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
55
Silver
31
Bronze
46
Total
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

Team roster

The following is the Soviet Union roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 1988 Summer Olympics.[2]

Soviet Union men's national basketball team – 1988 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F/C 4 Alexander Volkov 24 – (1964-03-29)29 March 1964 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) PBC CSKA Moscow  
PG 5 Tiit Sokk 23 – (1964-11-15)15 November 1964 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) KK Kalev  
F 6 Sergei Tarakanov 30 – (1958-04-25)25 April 1958 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) PBC CSKA Moscow  
SG 7 Šarūnas Marčiulionis 24 – (1964-06-13)13 June 1964 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) BC Statyba  
G 8 Igors Miglinieks 24 – (1964-05-04)4 May 1964 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) PBC CSKA Moscow  
F 9 Valeri Tikhonenko 24 – (1964-08-19)19 August 1964 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) BC SKA Alma-Ata  
SG 10 Rimas Kurtinaitis 28 – (1960-05-15)15 May 1960 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) BC Žalgiris  
C 11 Arvydas Sabonis 23 – (1964-12-19)19 December 1964 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in) BC Žalgiris  
12 Viktor Pankrashkin 30 – (1957-12-10)10 December 1957 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in)
PG 13 Valdemaras Chomičius 29 – (1959-05-04)4 May 1959 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) BC Žalgiris
C 14 Alexander Belostenny 29 – (1959-02-24)24 February 1959 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) BC Budivelnyk
15 Valery Goborov 22 – (1966-01-20)20 January 1966 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
Head coach
Alexander Gomelsky
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 17 September 1988
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Yugoslavia 5 4 1 468 384 +84 9 Quarter-finals
2   Soviet Union 5 4 1 460 393 +67 9
3   Australia 5 3 2 429 408 +21 8
4   Puerto Rico 5 3 2 382 387 −5 8
5   Central African Republic 5 1 4 346 436 −90 6
6   South Korea 5 0 5 384 461 −77 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points average among tied; 4) Points average.


September 18
Soviet Union   79–92   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 33–39, 46–53
September 20
Australia   69–91   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 35–53, 34–38
September 21
Puerto Rico   81–93 (OT)   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 39–37, 37–39 Overtime: 5–17
September 23
South Korea   73–110   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 38–59, 35–51
September 24
Central African Republic   78–87   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 31–40, 47–47
Quarterfinals
26 September 1998 (1998-09-26)
19:30
Soviet Union   110–105   Brazil
Scoring by half: 53–58, 57–47
Pts: Kurtinaitis 24
Rebs: Sabonis 9
Asts: Sabonis, Tarakanov, Volkov 2
Pts: Schmidt 46
Rebs: Israel 11
Asts: Maury 5
Semifinals
28 September 1998 (1998-09-28)
12:00
United States   76–82   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 37–47, 39–35
Pts: Robinson 19
Rebs: Robinson 12
Asts: Coles 2
Pts: Kurtinaitis 28
Rebs: Sabonis 13
Asts: Volkov 5
Gold medal match
30 September 1998 (1998-09-30)

Yugoslavia   63–76   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 28–31, 35–45
Pts: Petrović 24
Rebs: Divac 7
Asts: Petrović 4
Pts: Marčiulionis 21
Rebs: Sabonis 15
Asts: Marčiulionis 6

Women's tournamentEdit

Team roster

The following is the Soviet Union roster in the women's basketball tournament of the 1988 Summer Olympics.[3]

Soviet Union women's national basketball team – 1988 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
4 Olga Yevkova 23 – (1965-07-15)15 July 1965
5 Irina Gerlits 22 – (1966-04-29)29 April 1966
6 Olesya Barel 28 – (1960-02-09)9 February 1960  
G 7 Irina Sumnikova 23 – (1964-10-15)15 October 1964 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)  
8 Olga Buryakina 30 – (1958-03-17)17 March 1958
9 Olga Yakovleva 24 – (1963-12-15)15 December 1963
10 Irina Minkh 24 – (1964-04-16)16 April 1964  
11 Aleksandra Leonova 24 – (1964-09-04)4 September 1964
C 12 Yelena Khudashova 23 – (1965-07-10)10 July 1965 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)  
13 Vitalija Tuomaitė 23 – (1964-11-22)22 November 1964
C 14 Natalya Zasulskaya 19 – (1969-05-28)28 May 1969 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)  
15 Galina Savitskaya 27 – (1961-07-13)13 July 1961  
Head coach
Leonid Yachmenev
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 17 September 1988
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 3 2 1 178 196 −18 5 Semifinals
2   Soviet Union 3 2 1 208 188 +20 5
3   Bulgaria 3 1 2 217 241 −24 4
4   South Korea 3 1 2 244 222 +22 4
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points average among tied; 4) Points average.


19 September 1998 (1998-09-19)
11:45
Bulgaria   62–91   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 26–50, 36–41
Pts: Dermendzhieva, Staneva 17
Rebs: Staneva 6
Asts: Slavcheva 3
Pts: Zasulskaya 23
Rebs: Yakovleva, Zasulskaya 10
Asts: Minkh 4
22 September 1998 (1998-09-22)
11:45
South Korea   66–69   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 35–33, 31–36
Pts: Choi 20
Rebs: Sung 14
Pts: Savitskaya 18
Rebs: Savitskaya 6
Asts: Sumnikova 2
25 September 1998 (1998-09-25)
21:30
Australia   60–48   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 30–30, 30–18
Pts: Maher 20
Rebs: Maher 8
Asts: Maher 6
Pts: Yakovleva 13
Rebs: 4 players 4
Asts: Minkh 2
Semifinals
27 September 1998 (1998-09-27)
11:45
United States   102–88   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 50–39, 52–49
Pts: Cooper 27
Rebs: McClain 15
Asts: Edwards 6
Pts: Zasulskaya 16
Rebs: Tuomaitė 6
Asts: Yakovleva 2
Bronze medal match
28 September 1998 (1998-09-28)
21:30
Australia   53–68   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 21–32, 32–36
Pts: Maher 22
Rebs: Maher, Timms 3
Asts: Maher 4
Pts: Savitskaya 16
Rebs: Yakovleva 7
Asts: Buryakina 2

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)

EquestrianEdit

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
Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Soviet Union at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "1988 Olympic Games : Tournament for Men". FIBA. Retrieved 30 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "1988 Olympic Games : Tournament for Women". FIBA. Retrieved 1 August 2018. 
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Soviet Union Rowing at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 April 2018.