Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 1500 metres

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Athletics at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
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100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
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3000 m
steeplechase
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4×100 m relay men women
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Marathon men women
20 km walk men
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Long jump men women
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Discus throw men women
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Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

The women's 1500 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 28 competitors, with two qualifying heats (28) before the final (12) took place on Saturday October 1, 1988.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Paula Ivan
Romania (ROU)
Silver  Laimutė Baikauskaitė
Soviet Union (URS)
Bronze  Tetyana Samolenko
Soviet Union (URS)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:52.47 Soviet Union Tatyana Kazankina Zürich (SUI) August 13, 1980
Olympic Record 3:56.56 Soviet Union Tatyana Kazankina Moscow (URS) August 1, 1980

The following Olympic record (in minutes) was set during this competition.

Date Athlete Time OR WR
September 26, 1988  Paula Ivan (ROM) 3:53.96 OR

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Paula Ivan (ROU) 3:53.96
Med 2.png  Laimutė Baikauskaitė (URS) 4:00.24
Med 3.png  Tetyana Samolenko (URS) 4:00.30
4.  Christina Cahill (GBR) 4:00.64
5.  Lynn Williams (CAN) 4:00.86
6.  Andrea Hahmann (GDR) 4:00.96
7.  Shireen Bailey (GBR) 4:02.32
8.  Mary Slaney (USA) 4:02.49
9.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 4:02.89
10.  Fatima Aouam (MAR) 4:08.00
11.  Kim Gallagher (USA) 4:16.25
12.  Debbie Bowker (CAN) 4:17.95

Non-Qualifiers[edit]

RANK NON-QUALIFIERS TIME
13.  Elly van Hulst (NED) 4:07.40
14.  Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 4:08.33
15.  Kirsty Wade (GBR) 4:08.37
16.  Lyubov Gurina (URS) 4:08.59
17.  Angela Chalmers (CAN) 4:08.64
18.  Vera Michallek (FRG) 4:10.05
19.  Susan Sirma (KEN) 4:10.13
20.  Cornelia Bürki (SUI) 4:10.89
21.  Regina Jacobs (USA) 4:18.09
22.  Letitia Vriesde (SUR) 4:19.58
23.  ?? Khinkhinhtwe (BIR) 4:20.92
24.  Noh Hea-Soon (KOR) 4:26.05
25.  Daphrose Nyiramutuzo (RWA) 4:32.31
26.  Laverne Bryan (ANT) 4:39.73
27.  Joanne Smitton (PNG) 4:46.49
28.  Rachel Thompson (SLE) 5:31.42

See also[edit]

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