Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres

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Athletics at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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100 m   men   women
200 m men women
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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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Discus throw men women
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Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The Women's 400 metres event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 48 competitors. The final was run on Monday September 26, 1988 in the Seoul Olympic Stadium.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Olga Bryzgina
Soviet Union (URS)
Silver  Petra Müller
East Germany (GDR)
Bronze  Olga Nazarova
Soviet Union (URS)

Records[edit]

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

World Record 47.60 East Germany Marita Koch Canberra (AUS) October 6, 1985
Olympic Record 48.83 United States Valerie Brisco-Hooks Los Angeles (USA) August 6, 1984

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
September 26, 1988 Final  Olga Bryzgina (URS) 48.65s OR

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Olga Bryzgina (URS) 48.65(OR)
Med 2.png  Petra Müller (GDR) 49.45
Med 3.png  Olga Nazarova (URS) 49.90
4.  Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) 50.16
5.  Diane Dixon (USA) 50.72
6.  Denean Howard (USA) 51.12
7.  Helga Arendt (FRG) 51.17
8.  Maree Holland (AUS) 51.25

Semi finals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Olga Nazarova (URS) 49.11
2.  Petra Müller (GDR) 49.50
3.  Diane Dixon (USA) 49.84
4.  Denean Howard (USA) 49.87
5.  Jillian Richardson (CAN) 49.91
6.  Ute Thimm (FRG) 50.28
7.  Marita Payne Wiggins (CAN) 50.29
8.  Dagmar Neubauer (GDR) 50.92


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Olga Bryzgina (URS) 49.33
2.  Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) 49.90
3.  Maree Holland (AUS) 50.24
4.  Helga Arendt (FRG) 50.36
5.  Kirsten Emmelmann (GDR) 50.39
6.  Cathy Rattray-Williams (JAM) 50.82
7.  Charmaine Crooks (CAN) 51.63
8.  Norfalia Carabali (COL) 52.65

Quarter finals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Maree Holland (AUS) 50.90
2.  Kirsten Emmelmann (GDR) 51.02
3.  Denean Howard (USA) 51.02
4.  Ute Thimm (FRG) 51.18
5.  Maria Magnólia Figueiredo (BRA) 51.32
6.  Airat Bakare (NGR) 52.86
7.  Loreen Hall (GBR) 53.42
 Nathalie Simon (FRA) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Olga Bryzgina (URS) 51.90
2.  Diane Dixon (USA) 51.98
3.  Helga Arendt (FRG) 52.08
4.  Jillian Richardson (CAN) 52.33
5.  Sandie Richards (JAM) 52.90
6.  Évelyne Élien (FRA) 53.36
7.  Sun Sumei (CHN) 53.58
8.  Yolande Straughn (BAR) 54.22


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Petra Müller (GDR) 51.45
2.  Marita Payne Wiggins (CAN) 51.73
3.  Norfalia Carabali (COL) 51.76
4.  Cathy Rattray-Williams (JAM) 51.81
5.  Linda Keough (GBR) 51.91
6.  Yvonne van Dorp (NED) 53.50
7.  Liliana Chalá (ECU) 53.83
8.  Mercy Kuttan-Mathews (IND) 53.93


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Olga Nazarova (URS) 50.26
2.  Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) 51.24
3.  Dagmar Neubauer (GDR) 51.48
4.  Charmaine Crooks (CAN) 51.64
5.  Céléstine N'Drin (CIV) 52.04
6.  Aïssatou Tandian (SEN) 52.33
7.  Fabienne Ficher (FRA) 52.95
8.  Blanca Lacambra (ESP) 53.76

Qualifying heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Olga Nazarova (URS) 52.18
2.  Blanca Lacambra (ESP) 53.04
3.  Charmaine Crooks (CAN) 53.58
4.  Liliana Chalá (ECU) 53.74
5.  Pat Beckford (GBR) 54.39
6.  Yang Gyeong-Hui (KOR) 58.18
7.  Juliana Obiong (GEQ) 1:07.58


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Dagmar Neubauer (GDR) 52.51
2.  Marita Payne Wiggins (CAN) 52.70
3.  Airat Bakare (NGR) 52.83
4.  Fabienne Ficher (FRA) 53.42
5.  Farida Kyakutewa (UGA) 56.00
6.  Christine Bakombo (ZAI) 57.85


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Maria Magnólia Figueiredo (BRA) 51.74
2.  Petra Müller (GDR) 51.93
3.  Sandie Richards (JAM) 52.19
4.  Loreen Hall (GBR) 53.13
5.  Sun Sumei (CHN) 53.46
6.  Yolande Straughn (BAR) 53.62


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Diane Dixon (URS) 52.45
2.  Ute Thimm (FRG) 52.79
3.  Yvonne van Dorp (NED) 52.84
4.  Évelyne Élien (FRA) 52.90
5.  Marilyn Dewarder (GUY) 54.76
6.  May Sardouk (LIB) 1:00.01


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Valerie Brisco-Hooks (URS) 51.96
2.  Maree Holland (AUS) 52.29
3.  Norfalia Carabali (COL) 53.27
4.  Kirsten Emmelmann (GDR) 54.02
5.  Assumpta Achuo-Bei (CMR) 55.22
6.  Josephine Mary Singarayar (MAS) 56.06
7.  Lasnet Nkouka (CGO) 57.19


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Olga Bryzgina (URS) 51.94
2.  Linda Keough (GBR) 52.26
3.  Cathy Rattray-Williams (JAM) 52.39
4.  Céléstine N'Drin (CIV) 52.48
5.  Mercy Kuttan-Mathews (IND) 53.41
6.  Ruth Morris (ISV) 55.60
7.  Barbara Selkridge (ANT) 55.96


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Denean Howard (USA) 52.26
2.  Helga Arendt (FRG) 52.69
3.  Aïssatou Tandian (SEN) 52.95
4.  Jillian Richardson (CAN) 53.06
5.  Nathalie Simon (FRA) 53.30
6.  Chang Feng-Hua (TPE) 56.10
7.  Agnes Griffith (GRN) 57.09

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