Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    Kenya
Silver medal    Brazil
Bronze medal    Morocco
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Athletics at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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The men's 800 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 70 competitors, with nine qualifying heats (70), four second-round races (32) and two semi-finals (16), before the final (8) took off on Monday September 26, 1988.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Paul Ereng
Kenya (KEN)
Silver  Joaquim Cruz
Brazil (BRA)
Bronze  Saïd Aouita
Morocco (MAR)

Records[edit]

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

World Record 1:41.73 United Kingdom Sebastian Coe Florence (ITA) June 10, 1981
Olympic Record 1:43.00 Brazil Joaquim Cruz Los Angeles (USA) August 6, 1984

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Paul Ereng (KEN) 1:43.55
Med 2.png  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:43.90
Med 3.png  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 1:44.06
4.  Peter Elliott (GBR) 1:44.12
5.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:44.80
6.  José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:46.39
7.  Donato Sabia (ITA) 1:48.03
8.  Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:49.55

Semi finals[edit]

  • Held on Sunday 1988-09-25
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Paul Ereng (KEN) 1:44.55
2.  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:44.75
3.  Donato Sabia (ITA) 1:44.90
4.  Peter Elliott (GBR) 1:44.94
5.  Babacar Niang (SEN) 1:45.09
6.  Slobodan Popović (YUG) 1:45.11
7.  Simon Hoogewerf (CAN) 1:47.30
8.  Peter Braun (FRG) 1:47.43


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:44.71
2.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 1:44.79
3.  José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:44.99
4.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:45.04
5.  Alvaro Silva (POR) 1:45.12
6.  Cheikh Boyé (SEN) 1:45.93
7.  Réda Abdenouz (ALG) 1:45.95
8.  Ibrahim Okash Omar (SOM) 1:46.62

Quarter finals[edit]

  • Held on Saturday 1988-09-24
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:46.10
2.  Paul Ereng (KEN) 1:46.38
3.  Cheikh Boyé (SEN) 1:46.62
4.  Réda Abdenouz (ALG) 1:46.97
5.  Vladimir Graudyn (URS) 1:47.07
6.  Paul Osland (CAN) 1:48.02
7.  Tonino Viali (ITA) 1:50.85
 Ari Suhonen (FIN) DNF


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:45.96
2.  Simon Hoogewerf (CAN) 1:45.99
3.  José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:46.20
4.  Tom McKean (GBR) 1:46.40
5.  Ibrahim Okash Omar (SOM) 1:46.55
6.  Rob Druppers (NED) 1:46.91
7.  Juma Ndiwa (KEN) 1:47.27
8.  Faouzi Lahbi (MAR) 1:47.32


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 1:45.24
2.  Slobodan Popović (YUG) 1:45.30
3.  Babacar Niang (SEN) 1:45.38
4.  Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:45.68
5.  Pablo Squella (CHI) 1:46.45
6.  Steve Cram (GBR) 1:46.47
7.  Robin van Helden (NED) 1:46.61
8.  Tomas de Teresa (ESP) 1:48.01


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Donato Sabia (ITA) 1:46.58
2.  Peter Elliott (GBR) 1:46.61
3.  Alvaro Silva (POR) 1:46.65
4.  Peter Braun (FRG) 1:46.86
5.  Ahmed Belkessam (ALG) 1:46.93
6.  Ryszard Ostrowski (POL) 1:47.72
7.  Colomán Trabado (ESP) 1:48.12
8.  Melford Homela (ZIM) 1:49.62

Qualifying heats[edit]

  • Held on Friday 1988-09-23


RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Faouzi Lahbi (MAR) 1:47.82
2.  Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:48.68
3.  Ryszard Ostrowski (POL) 1:49.04
4.  Moussa Fall (SEN) 1:49.14
5.  Spyros Spyrou (CYP) 1:49.84
6.  Porfirio Méndez (PAR) 1:50.72
7.  Mansour Al-Baloushi (OMA) 1:51.03
8.  Yussuf Moli Yesky (CHA) 1:57.97


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Babacar Niang (SEN) 1:47.65
2.  Steve Cram (GBR) 1:47.77
3.  Donato Sabia (ITA) 1:47.84
4.  Mohamed Ismail Youssef (QAT) 1:48.20
5.  Yu Tae-Gyeong (KOR) 1:48.61
6.  Eversley Linley (VIN) 1:51.71
7.  Lui Muavesi (FIJ) 1:54.48
 Haji Bakr Al-Qahtani (KSA) DSQ


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:48.83
2.  Ari Suhonen (FIN) 1:48.90
3.  Ibrahim Okash (SOM) 1:48.97
4.  António Abrantes (POR) 1:49.01
5.  Mauricio Hernández (MEX) 1:49.03
6.  Kenneth Dzekedzeke (MAW) 1:50.60
7.  Lin Kuang-Liang (TPE) 1:52.95


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Vladimir Graudyn (URS) 1:48.90
2.  Pablo Squella (CHI) 1:48.99
3.  Alvaro Silva (POR) 1:49.09
4.  Mark Everett (USA) 1:49.86
5.  Mike Watson (BER) 1:50.16
6.  Syed Meshaq Rizvi (PAK) 1:51.58
7.  Manlio Molinari (SMR) 1:52.35
8.  John Siguria (PNG) 1:56.12


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 1:49.67
2.  Simon Hoogewerf (CAN) 1:49.76
3.  Cheikh Tidiane Boye (SEN) 1:49.89
4.  Tracy Baskin (USA) 1:50.38
5.  Ado Maude (NGR) 1:50.48
6.  Eulucane Ndagijimana (RWA) 1:52.08
7.  Maher Abbas (LIB) 1:53.76
8.  David Sawyerr (SLE) 1:57.88


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Peter Braun (FRG) 1:47.32
2.  Rob Druppers (NED) 1:47.48
3.  Tonino Viali (ITA) 1:47.74
4.  Bobby Gaseitsiwe (BOT) 1:48.08
5.  Agberto Guimarães (BRA) 1:48.49
6.  Fahmi Abdul Wahab (YAR) 1:55.24
7.  Momodou Bello N'Jie (GAM) 1:55.57
8.  Nimley Twegbe (LBR) 1:58.43


RANK HEAT 7 TIME
1.  Peter Elliott (GBR) 1:46.83
2.  Robin van Helden (NED) 1:46.99
3.  Juma Ndiwa (KEN) 1:47.11
4.  Tomás de Teresa (ESP) 1:47.32
5.  Ahmed Bel Kessam (ALG) 1:47.96
6.  Duan Xiuquan (CHN) 1:52.17
 Kazanga Makok (ZAI) DSQ
 Tommy Asinga (SUR) DSQ


RANK HEAT 8 TIME
1.  Paul Ereng (KEN) 1:46.14
2.  José Luíz Barbosa (BRA) 1:46.32
3.  Slobodan Popović (YUG) 1:46.49
4.  Colomán Trabado (ESP) 1:46.76
5.  Paul Osland (CAN) 1:47.16
6.  Mohamed Hossain Milzer (BAN) 1:51.16
7.  Josep Graells (AND) 1:53.34


RANK HEAT 9 TIME
1.  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:47.16
2.  Tom McKean (GBR) 1:47.24
3.  Melford Homela (ZIM) 1:47.36
4.  Réda Abdenouz (ALG) 1:47.67
5.  Dale Jones (ANT) 1:49.31
6.  João N'Tyamba (ANG) 1:53.23
7.  Oslen Barr (GUY) 1:55.95
8.  William Taramai (COK) 1:58.80

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