Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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Athletics at the
1988 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul a total number of 42 events in athletics were contested: 24 by men and 18 by women. There were a total number of 1617 participating athletes from 149 countries.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
 Carl Lewis
United States (USA)
9.92
(WR)
 Linford Christie
Great Britain (GBR)
9.97
(ER)
 Calvin Smith
United States (USA)
9.99
200 metres
details
 Joe DeLoach
United States (USA)
19.75  Carl Lewis
United States (USA)
19.79  Robson da Silva
Brazil (BRA)
20.04
400 metres
details
 Steve Lewis
United States (USA)
43.87  Butch Reynolds
United States (USA)
43.93  Danny Everett
United States (USA)
44.09
800 metres
details
 Paul Ereng
Kenya (KEN)
1:43.45  Joaquim Cruz
Brazil (BRA)
1:43.90  Saïd Aouita
Morocco (MAR)
1:44.06
1500 metres
details
 Peter Rono
Kenya (KEN)
3:35.96  Peter Elliott
Great Britain (GBR)
3:36.15  Jens-Peter Herold
East Germany (GDR)
3:36.21
5000 metres
details
 John Ngugi
Kenya (KEN)
13:11.70  Dieter Baumann
West Germany (FRG)
13:15.52  Hansjörg Kunze
East Germany (GDR)
13:15.73
10,000 metres
details
 Brahim Boutayeb
Morocco (MAR)
27:21.44
(OR)
 Salvatore Antibo
Italy (ITA)
27:23.55  Kipkemboy Kimeli
Kenya (KEN)
27:25.16
110 metres hurdles
details
 Roger Kingdom
United States (USA)
12.98  Colin Jackson
Great Britain (GBR)
13.28  Tonie Campbell
United States (USA)
13.38
400 metres hurdles
details
 Andre Phillips
United States (USA)
47.19  Amadou Dia Ba
Senegal (SEN)
47.23
(NR)
 Edwin Moses
United States (USA)
47.56
3000 metres steeplechase
details
 Julius Kariuki
Kenya (KEN)
8:05.51
(OR)
 Peter Koech
Kenya (KEN)
8:06.79  Mark Rowland
Great Britain (GBR)
8:07.96
4×100 metres relay
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Viktor Bryzhin
Vladimir Krylov
Vladimir Muravyov
Vitaliy Savin
38.19  Great Britain (GBR)
Elliot Bunney
John Regis
Linford Christie
Mike McFarlane
Clarence Callender*
38.28  France (FRA)
Bruno Marie-Rose
Daniel Sangouma
Gilles Quenehervé
Max Morinière
38.40
4×400 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Danny Everett
Steve Lewis
Kevin Robinzine
Butch Reynolds
Antonio McKay*
Andrew Valmon*
2:56.16  Jamaica (JAM)
Howard Davis
Devon Morris
Winthrop Graham
Bert Cameron
Trevor Graham*
Howard Burnett*
3:00.30  West Germany (FRG)
Norbert Dobeleit
Edgar Itt
Jörg Vaihinger
Ralf Lübke
Mark Henrich*
Bodo Kuhn*
3:00.56
Marathon
details
 Gelindo Bordin
Italy (ITA)
2:10:32  Douglas Wakiihuri
Kenya (KEN)
2:10:47  Hussein Ahmed Salah
Djibouti (DJI)
2:10:59
20 kilometres walk
details
 Jozef Pribilinec
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
1:19:57  Ronald Weigel
East Germany (GDR)
1:20:00  Maurizio Damilano
Italy (ITA)
1:20:14
50 kilometres walk
details
 Vyacheslav Ivanenko
Soviet Union (URS)
3:38:29
(OR)
 Ronald Weigel
East Germany (GDR)
3:38:56  Hartwig Gauder
East Germany (GDR)
3:39:45
Long jump
details
 Carl Lewis
United States (USA)
8.72 m  Mike Powell
United States (USA)
8.49 m  Larry Myricks
United States (USA)
8.27 m
Triple jump
details
 Khristo Markov
Bulgaria (BUL)
17.61 m  Igor Lapshin
Soviet Union (URS)
17.52 m  Aleksandr Kovalenko
Soviet Union (URS)
17.42 m
High jump
details
 Hennadiy Avdyeyenko
Soviet Union (URS)
2.38 m  Hollis Conway
United States (USA)
2.36 m  Rudolf Povarnitsyn
Soviet Union (URS)
2.36 m
 Patrik Sjöberg
Sweden (SWE)
Pole vault
details
 Sergey Bubka
Soviet Union (URS)
5.90 m  Rodion Gataullin
Soviet Union (URS)
5.85 m  Grigoriy Yegorov
Soviet Union (URS)
5.80 m
Shot put
details
 Ulf Timmermann
East Germany (GDR)
22.47 m
(OR)
 Randy Barnes
United States (USA)
22.39 m  Werner Günthör
Switzerland (SUI)
21.99 m
Discus throw
details
 Jürgen Schult
East Germany (GDR)
68.82 m  Romas Ubartas
Soviet Union (URS)
67.48 m  Rolf Danneberg
West Germany (FRG)
67.38 m
Hammer throw
details
 Sergey Litvinov
Soviet Union (URS)
84.80 m
(OR)
 Yuriy Sedykh
Soviet Union (URS)
83.76 m  Jüri Tamm
Soviet Union (URS)
81.16 m
Javelin throw
details
 Tapio Korjus
Finland (FIN)
84.28 m  Jan Železný
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
84.12 m  Seppo Räty
Finland (FIN)
83.26 m
Decathlon
details
 Christian Schenk
East Germany (GDR)
8488  Torsten Voss
East Germany (GDR)
8399  Dave Steen
Canada (CAN)
8328
  • = Ben Johnson led the 100 metres at 9.79sec but was disqualified for doping.

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
 Florence Griffith Joyner
United States (USA)
10.54w  Evelyn Ashford
United States (USA)
10.83w  Heike Drechsler
East Germany (GDR)
10.85w
200 metres
details
 Florence Griffith Joyner
United States (USA)
21.34
(WR)
 Grace Jackson
Jamaica (JAM)
21.72  Heike Drechsler
East Germany (GDR)
21.95
400 metres
details
 Olga Bryzgina
Soviet Union (URS)
48.65  Petra Müller
East Germany (GDR)
49.45  Olga Nazarova
Soviet Union (URS)
49.90
800 metres
details
 Sigrun Wodars
East Germany (GDR)
1:56.10  Christine Wachtel
East Germany (GDR)
1:56.64  Kim Gallagher
United States (USA)
1:56.91
1500 metres
details
 Paula Ivan
Romania (ROM)
3:53.96
(OR)
 Laimutė Baikauskaitė
Soviet Union (URS)
4:00.24  Tetyana Samolenko
Soviet Union (URS)
4:00.30
3000 metres
details
 Tetyana Samolenko
Soviet Union (URS)
8:26.53  Paula Ivan
Romania (ROM)
8:27.15  Yvonne Murray
Great Britain (GBR)
8:29.02
10,000 metres
details
 Olga Bondarenko
Soviet Union (URS)
31:05.21  Liz McColgan
Great Britain (GBR)
31:08.44  Yelena Zhupiyeva
Soviet Union (URS)
31:19.82
100 metres hurdles
details
 Yordanka Donkova
Bulgaria (BUL)
12.38
(OR)
 Gloria Siebert
East Germany (GDR)
12.61  Claudia Zackiewicz
West Germany (FRG)
12.75
400 metres hurdles
details
 Debbie Flintoff-King
Australia (AUS)
53.17  Tatyana Ledovskaya
Soviet Union (URS)
53.18  Ellen Fiedler
East Germany (GDR)
53.63
4×100 metres relay
details
 United States (USA)
Alice Brown
Sheila Echols
Florence Griffith Joyner
Evelyn Ashford
Dannette Young*
41.98  East Germany (GDR)
Silke Gladisch-Möller
Kerstin Behrendt
Ingrid Lange
Marlies Oelsner-Gohr
42.09  Soviet Union (URS)
Lyudmila Kondratyeva
Galina Malchugina
Marina Zhirova
Natalya Pomoshchnikova
Maia Azarashvili*
42.75
4×400 metres relay
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
Liudmila Dzhigalova*
3:15.17
(WR)
 United States (USA)
Denean Howard
Diane Dixon
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Florence Griffith Joyner
Sherri Howard*
Lillie Leatherwood*
3:15.51  East Germany (GDR)
Dagmar Neubauer
Kirsten Emmelmann
Sabine Busch
Petra Muller
Grit Breuer*
3:18.29
Marathon
details
 Rosa Mota
Portugal (POR)
2:25:40  Lisa Martin-Ondieki
Australia (AUS)
2:25:53  Katrin Dörre
East Germany (GDR)
2:26:21
Long jump
details
 Jackie Joyner-Kersee
United States (USA)
7.40 m
(OR)
 Heike Drechsler
East Germany (GDR)
7.22 m  Galina Chistyakova
Soviet Union (URS)
7.11 m
High jump
details
 Louise Ritter
United States (USA)
2.03 m  Stefka Kostadinova
Bulgaria (BUL)
2.01 m  Tamara Bykova
Soviet Union (URS)
1.99 m
Shot put
details
 Natalya Lisovskaya
Soviet Union (URS)
22.24 m  Kathrin Neimke
East Germany (GDR)
21.07 m  Li Meisu
China (CHN)
21.06 m
Discus throw
details
 Martina Opitz-Hellmann
East Germany (GDR)
72.30 m
(OR)
 Diana Gansky
East Germany (GDR)
71.88 m  Tsvetanka Khristova
Bulgaria (BUL)
69.74 m
Javelin throw
details
 Petra Felke
East Germany (GDR)
74.68 m
(OR)
 Fatima Whitbread
Great Britain (GBR)
70.32 m  Beate Koch
East Germany (GDR)
67.30 m
Heptathlon
details
 Jackie Joyner-Kersee
United States (USA)
7291
(WR)
 Sabine John
East Germany (GDR)
6897  Anke Behmer
East Germany (GDR)
6858
  • * = Athletes who ran in preliminary rounds and also received medals.

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 13 7 6 26
2  Soviet Union (URS) 10 6 10 26
3  East Germany (GDR) 6 11 10 27
4  Kenya (KEN) 4 2 1 7
5  Bulgaria (BUL) 2 1 1 4
6  Italy (ITA) 1 1 1 3
7=  Australia (AUS) 1 1 0 2
7=  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 1 0 2
7=  Romania (ROM) 1 1 0 2
10=  Finland (FIN) 1 0 1 2
10=  Morocco (MAR) 1 0 1 2
12  Portugal (POR) 1 0 0 1
13  Great Britain (GBR) 0 6 2 8
14  Jamaica (JAM) 0 2 0 2
15  West Germany (FRG) 0 1 3 4
16  Brazil (BRA) 0 1 1 2
17  Senegal (SEN) 0 1 0 1
18=  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
18=  China (CHN) 0 0 1 1
18=  Djibouti (DJI) 0 0 1 1
18=  France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
18=  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
18=  Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 1 1
Total 42 42 43 127

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