Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

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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
1500 m men women
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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
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Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men
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Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
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Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

The Women's Discus Throw event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 22 competitors, with two qualifying groups before the final (12) took place on Thursday September 29, 1988.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Martina Hellmann
East Germany (GDR)
Silver  Diana Gansky
East Germany (GDR)
Bronze  Tsvetanka Khristova
Bulgaria (BUL)

Records[edit]

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

World Record 76.80 East Germany Gabriele Reinsch Neubrandenburg (GDR) July 9, 1988
Olympic Record 69.96 East Germany Evelin Jahl Moscow (URS) August 1, 1980

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Distance OR WR
September 29, 1988 Final  Martina Hellmann (GDR) 72.30m OR

Qualifying round[edit]

  • Held on Wednesday September 28, 1988
RANK GROUP A DISTANCE
1.  Zdeňka Šilhavá (TCH) 66.52 m
2.  Diana Gansky (GDR) 65.40 m
3.  Svetla Mitkova (BUL) 64.68 m
4.  Larisa Mikhalchenko (URS) 64.32 m
5.  Yu Hourun (CHN) 62.86 m
6.  Galina Murasova (URS) 62.54 m
7.  Ramona Pagel (USA) 57.50 m
8.  Connie Price (USA) 57.04 m
9.  Jacqueline McKernan (GBR) 50.92 m
10.  Kim Chun-Hee (KOR) 45.88 m
 Jeanne Ngo Minyemeck (CMR) NM


RANK GROUP B DISTANCE
1.  Martina Hellmann (GDR) 67.12 m
2.  Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 66.88 m
3.  Tsvetanka Khristova (BUL) 65.92 m
4.  Ellina Zvereva (URS) 63.26 m
5.  Carol Cady (USA) 62.72 m
6.  Hou Xuemei (CHN) 62.64 m
7.  Renata Katewicz (POL) 60.34 m
8.  Xing Ailan (CHN) 59.26 m
9.  María Isabel Urrutia (COL) 53.82 m
10.  Grace Apiafi (NGR) 49.84 m
11.  Siulolo Vao Ikavuka (TGA) 44.94 m

Final[edit]

RANK ATHLETE DISTANCE 1 2 3 4 5 6
Med 1.png  Martina Hellmann (GDR) 72.30 m 71.84 64.80 68.70 72.30 69.66 67.50
Med 2.png  Diana Gansky (GDR) 71.88 m 65.58 66.14 X 65.82 71.88 68.08
Med 3.png  Tsvetanka Khristova (BUL) 69.74 m 66.48 66.44 64.06 66.84 69.74 69.00
4.  Svetla Mitkova (BUL) 69.14 m 63.62 65.74 65.56 67.24 X 69.14
5.  Ellina Zvereva (URS) 68.94 m X 65.74 66.86 X X 68.94
6.  Zdeňka Šilhavá (TCH) 67.84 m 67.40 X 65.70 66.30 67.84 66.50
7.  Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 67.26 m 67.26 66.50 63.30 65.88 66.40 X
8.  Hou Xuemei (CHN) 65.94 m 63.44 63.88 65.18 65.94 65.50 65.06
9.  Yu Hourun (CHN) 64.08 m 62.94 X 64.08
10.  Larisa Mikhalchenko (URS) 64.08 m 64.08 X 45.88
11.  Carol Cady (USA) 63.42 m 60.82 61.06 63.42
12.  Galina Murasova (URS) NM X X X

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