Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 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
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
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
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men
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Long jump men women
Triple jump men
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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 800 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 29 competitors, with four qualifying heats (29) and two semi-finals (16), before the final (8) took off on Monday September 26, 1988.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Sigrun Wodars
East Germany (GDR)
Silver  Christine Wachtel
East Germany (GDR)
Bronze  Kim Gallagher
United States (USA)

Records[edit]

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

World Record 1:53.28 Czechoslovakia Jarmila Kratochvílová Munich (FGR) July 26, 1983
Olympic Record 1:53.43 Soviet Union Nadezhda Olizarenko Moscow (URS) July 27, 1980

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Sigrun Wodars (GDR) 1:56.10
Med 2.png  Christine Wachtel (GDR) 1:56.64
Med 3.png  Kim Gallagher (USA) 1:56.91
4.  Slobodanka Čolović (YUG) 1:57.50
5.  Delisa Walton-Floyd (USA) 1:57.80
6.  Inna Yevseyeva (URS) 1:59.37
7.  Mayte Zuñiga (ESP) 1:59.82
8.  Diane Edwards (GBR) 2:00.77

Semi finals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Sigrun Wodars (GDR) 1:57.21
2.  Kim Gallagher (USA) 1:57.39
3.  Slobodanka Čolović (YUG) 1:57.49
4.  Mayte Zuñiga (ESP) 1:58.85
5.  Kirsty Wade (GBR) 2:00.86
6.  Soraya Telles (BRA) 2:01.86
7.  Joetta Clark (USA) 2:03.32
8.  Nadezhda Olizarenko (URS) 2:05.27


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Christine Wachtel (GDR) 1:58.44
2.  Delisa Walton-Floyd (USA) 1:58.82
3.  Inna Yevseyeva (URS) 1:59.10
4.  Diane Edwards (GBR) 1:59.66
5.  Gabi Lesch (FRG) 1:59.85
6.  Shireen Bailey (GBR) 1:59.94
7.  Dalya Matoussiavichene (URS) 2:00.15
8.  Letitia Vriesde (SUR) 2:02.34

Qualifying heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Inna Yevseyeva (URS) 2:01.59
2.  Slobodanka Čolović (YUG) 2:01.80
3.  Shireen Bailey (GBR) 2:02.36
4.  Sharon Powell (JAM) 2:03.49
5.  Montserrat Pujol (ESP) 2:03.73
6.  Choi Se-Beom (KOR) 2:06.65
7.  Assumpta Achuo-Bei (CMR) 2:07.10
8.  Christine Bakombo (ZAI) 2:11.00


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Christine Wachtel (GDR) 2:00.62
2.  Joetta Clark (USA) 2:00.83
3.  Gabi Lesch (FRG) 2:00.95
4.  Mayte Zúñiga (ESP) 2:00.98
5.  Mary Burzminski (CAN) 2:02.85
6.  Shiny Abraham-Wilson (IND) 2:03.26
7.  Maria Mutola (MOZ) 2:04.36
8.  Sheila Seebaluck (MRI) 2:08.93


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Sigrun Wodars (GDR) 2:02.24
2.  Delisa Walton-Floyd (USA) 2:02.37
3.  Soraya Telles (BRA) 2:02.48
4.  Dalya Matusevičienė (URS) 2:02.57
5.  Kirsty Wade (GBR) 2:02.75
6.  Maureen Stewart (CRC) 2:08.17
7.  Laverne Bryan (ANT) 2:12.18


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Kim Gallagher (USA) 2:01.70
2.  Diane Edwards (GBR) 2:01.79
3.  Nadezhda Olizarenko (URS) 2:01.81
4.  Letitia Vriesde (SUR) 2:01.83
5.  Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 2:03.33
6.  Renée Belanger (CAN) 2:04.74

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