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

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Athletics at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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The Women's Javelin Throw event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 29 competitors, with two qualifying groups (29 throwers) before the final (12) took place on Monday September 26, 1988. The top 12 and all those reaching 63.00 metres advanced to the final. All results were made with a rough surfaced javelin (old design).

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Petra Felke
East Germany (GDR)
Silver  Fatima Whitbread
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze  Beate Koch
East Germany (GDR)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
25.09.1988 – ??:??h 25.09.1988 – ??:??h
Final Round
26.09.1988 – ??:??h

Abbreviations[edit]

Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
OR olympic 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  Petra Felke (GDR) 80.00 m September 9, 1988 East Germany Potsdam, East Germany
Olympic Record  Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 69.56 m August 6, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Petra Felke (GDR) 72.62 m September 26, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
74.68 m

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 2  Petra Felke (GDR) 67.06 67.06 m
2 3  Beate Koch (GDR) 66.86 66.86 m
3 5  Natalya Yermolovich (URS) X 64.44 64.44 m
4 6  Zsuzsa Malovecz (HUN) 64.30 64.30 m
5 11  Denise Thiémard (SUI) 55.18 61.74 55.60 61.74 m
6 13  Tuula Laaksalo (FIN) 57.34 60.64 54.66 60.64 m
7 14  Beate Peters (FRG) X X 60.20 60.20 m
8 16  Laverne Eve (BAH) X 57.48 60.02 60.02 m
9 18  Trine Solberg (NOR) 57.76 56.90 58.82 58.82 m
10 19  Anna Verouli (GRE) 57.60 58.52 X 58.52 m
11 21  Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 54.18 56.70 56.26 56.70 m
12 22  Zhou Yuanxiang (CHN) 53.66 52.80 56.36 56.36 m
13 24  Lynda Sutfin (USA) 56.08 56.12 X 56.12 m
14 27  Céline Chartrand (CAN) 47.64 46.18 54.10 54.10 m
 Nadine Auzeil (FRA) X X X NM

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1  Fatima Whitbread (GBR) 54.90 X 68.44 68.44 m
2 4  Antoaneta Selenska (BUL) 50.84 61.62 64.60 64.60 m
3 7  Silke Renk (GDR) 63.64 63.64 m
4 8  Ingrid Thyssen (FRG) 63.32 63.32 m
5 9  Irina Kostyuchenkova (URS) 58.56 X 63.24 63.24 m
6 10  Päivi Alafrantti (FIN) 62.82 58.54 59.82 62.82 m
7 12  Donna Mayhew (USA) 61.56 60.62 59.08 61.56 m
8 15  Tiina Lillak (FIN) 60.06 X 55.52 60.06 m
9 17  Li Baolian (CHN) 56.64 58.92 56.62 58.92 m
10 20  Karin Smith (USA) 57.42 53.86 57.94 57.94 m
11 23  Emi Matsui (JPN) 50.70 X 56.26 56.26 m
12 25  Sharon Gibson (GBR) 56.00 50.74 53.20 56.00 m
13 26  Íris Grönfeldt (ISL) X 54.28 50.84 54.28 m
14 28  Yoo Chun-Ok (KOR) X 44.92 48.26 48.26 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
1  Petra Felke (GDR) 72.62 74.68 66.12 66.76 71.12 68.38 74.68 m
2  Fatima Whitbread (GBR) 61.98 67.46 66.58 64.86 67.82 70.32 70.32 m
3  Beate Koch (GDR) 67.30 65.66 66.48 62.04 65.64 66.02 67.30 m
4  Irina Kostyuchenkova (URS) 64.34 67.00 63.12 63.42 63.10 X 67.00 m
5  Silke Renk (GDR) 60.86 58.74 63.98 64.60 64.74 66.38 66.38 m
6  Natalya Yermolovich (URS) 64.84 X X X X X 64.84 m
7  Donna Mayhew (USA) 57.52 X 61.78 59.72 X 56.74 61.78 m
8  Ingrid Thyssen (FRG) 60.76 60.12 56.66 X 59.64 58.28 60.76 m
9  Denise Thiémard (SUI) 57.58 57.20 58.54 58.54 m
10  Päivi Alafrantti (FIN) 58.20 55.86 56.46 58.20m
11  Antoaneta Selenska (BUL) 56.78 X X 56.78 m
12  Zsuzsa Malovecz (HUN) X 54.58 X 54.58 m

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