Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Athletics at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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The Men's Shot Put event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 21 competitors, with two qualifying groups before the final (12) took place on Friday September 23, 1988.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Ulf Timmermann
East Germany (GDR)
Silver  Randy Barnes
United States (USA)
Bronze  Werner Günthör
Switzerland (SUI)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 23.06 m May 22, 1988 Greece Chania, Greece
Olympic Record  Vladimir Kiselyov (URS) 21.35 m July 30, 1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22.02 m September 23, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22.16 m
 Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22.29 m
 Randy Barnes (USA) 22.39 m
 Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22.47 m

Qualifying round[edit]

RANK GROUP A DISTANCE 1 2 3
1.  Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 21.27 m 21.27 - -
2.  Randy Barnes (USA) 20.83 m 20.16 20.83 -
3.  Alessandro Andrei (ITA) 20.18 m 19.72 20.18 19.93
4.  Gert Weil (CHI) 20.18 m 20.18 19.58 19.59
5.  Jim Doehring (USA) 19.73 m 16.89 17.66 19.73
6.  Georgi Todorov (BUL) 19.68 m 19.25 19.02 19.68
7.  Klaus Bodenmüller (AUT) 18.89 m 18.89 17.54 -
8.  Ma Yongfeng (CHN) 18.27 m 17.48 17.79 18.27
9.  Ahmed Shatta (EGY) 17.61 m 16.94 17.61 17.37
10.  Paul Edwards (GBR) 17.28 m 17.13 17.11 17.28
11.  Han Min-Soo (KOR) 15.68 m 15.67 15.68 15.64


RANK GROUP B DISTANCE 1 2 3
1.  Udo Beyer (GDR) 20.97 m X 20.97 -
2.  Werner Günthör (SUI) 20.70 m 20.70 - -
3.  Sergey Smirnov (URS) 20.48 m 20.13 20.48 -
4.  Remigius Machura (TCH) 20.16 m 19.88 20.16 X
5.  Georg Andersen (NOR) 20.05 m X 19.95 20.05
6.  Helmut Krieger (POL) 19.75 m 19.42 X 19.75
7.  Gregg Tafralis (USA) 19.71 m 19.71 19.44 X
8.  Pétur Guðmundsson (ISL) 19.21 m 19.21 X X
9.  Mohamed Achouch (EGY) 18.94 m 18.19 18.94 18.50
10.  Muhammad Zankawi (KUW) 15.92 m X 15.34 15.92

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL DISTANCE 1 2 3 4 5 6
Med 1.png  Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22.47 m OR 22.02 21.31 22.16 21.90 22.29 22.47
Med 2.png  Randy Barnes (USA) 22.39 m 20.17 20.72 X 21.31 21.01 22.39
Med 3.png  Werner Günthör (SUI) 21.99 m 21.45 21.59 21.70 20.98 21.99 21.61
4.  Udo Beyer (GDR) 21.40 m X 21.40 20.84 20.82 21.30 21.31
5.  Remigius Machura (TCH) 20.57 m 20.57 20.03 20.16 20.36 20.12 20.29
6.  Gert Weil (CHI) 20.38 m 20.22 20.09 X 20.23 20.21 20.38
7.  Alessandro Andrei (ITA) 20.36 m 19.71 20.17 20.06 19.93 20.36 20.26
8.  Sergey Smirnov (URS) 20.36 m 20.11 X 20.36 X X X
9.  Gregg Tafralis (USA) 20.16 m 20.16 X X
10.  Georg Andersen (NOR) 19.91 m X X 19.91
11.  Jim Doehring (USA) 19.89 m 19.27 X 19.89
12.  Helmut Krieger (POL) 19.51 m X 19.51 X

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