Australia at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul
Competitors 252 (180 men and 72 women) in 24 sports
Flag bearer Ric Charlesworth (opening)
Debbie Flintoff-King (closing)
Medals
Rank: 15
Gold
3
Silver
6
Bronze
5
Total
14
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. 252 competitors, 180 men and 72 women, took part in 145 events in 24 sports.[1] Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the fifth Olympic archery competition that Australia contested, the nation sent only men. They were not successful, with Simon Fairweather's 16th place the best ranking any individual received. The Australians did not qualify for the team semifinal.

Men

Athlete Event Ranking round Eighth-final Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Christopher Blake Individual 1228 41 Did not advance
Simon Fairweather Individual 1276 11 322 3 316 16 Did not advance
Rodney Wagner Individual 1184 63 Did not advance
Simon Fairweather
Christopher Blake
Rodney Wagner
Team 3688 13 Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Men's Competition[edit]

Men's 200m

  • Mark Garner
    • Heat — 21.09
    • Quarterfinals — 21.08 (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Men's 400m

  • Robert Stone
    • Heat — 46.52
    • Quarterfinals — 46.04 (→ did not advance, 25th place)
  • Miles Murphy
    • Heat — 46.38
    • Quarterfinals — 45.93 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Men's 1,500m

  • Pat Scammel
    • Heat — 3:45.21 (→ did not advance, 35th place)

Men's 5,000m

  • Andrew Lloyd
    • Heat — 13:47.87
    • Semifinals — 13:42.49 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Men's 10,000m

  • Andrew Lloyd
    • Heat — did not finish (→ did not advance, no ranking)

Men's Marathon

Men's 4x400m Relay

Men's 400m Hurdles

  • Leigh Miller
    • Heat — 50.53 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Men's Long Jump

Men's Decathlon

  1. 100 metres — 11.03s
  2. Long Jump — 7.45m
  3. Shot Put — 14.20m
  4. High Jump — 1.97m
  5. 400 metres — 48.84s
  6. 110m Hurdles — 15.44s
  7. Discus Throw — 41.68m
  8. Pole Vault — 4.70m
  9. Javelin Throw — 64.00m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:27.48s

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's Discus Throw

  • Werner Reiterer
    • Qualification — 59.78m (→ did not advance, 15th place)

Women's Competition[edit]

Women's 100m

  • Kerry Johnson
    • Heat — 11.44
    • Quarterfinals — 11.42 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Women's 200m

  • Kerry Johnson
    • Heat — 23.20
    • Quarterfinals — 23.01 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Women's 400m

  • Maree Holland
    • Heat — 52.29
    • Quarterfinals — 50.90
    • Semifinals — 50.24
    • Final — 51.25 (→ 8th place)

Women's 3,000m

Women's 10,000m

Women's 4x400m Relay

Women's Marathon

Women's 100m Hurdles

  • Jane Flemming
    • Heat — 13.53
    • Quarterfinals — did not start (→ did not advance, no ranking)

Women's 400m Hurdles

Women's High Jump

  • Vanessa Browne
    • Qualification — 1.90m (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Women's Long Jump

  • Nicole Boegman
    • Qualification — 6.72m
    • Final — 6.73m (→ 5th place)

Women's Heptathlon

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round
    • Defeated Puerto Rico (81-77)
    • Lost to Soviet Union (69-91)
    • Defeated Central African Republic (106-67)
    • Lost to Yugoslavia (78-98)
    • Defeated South Korea (95-75)
  • Quarterfinals
    • Defeated Spain (77-74)
  • Semifinals
    • Lost to Yugoslavia (70-91)
  • Bronze Medal Match
    • Lost to United States (49-78) → 4th place

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Women's Individual Road Race

Diving[edit]

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Two fencers, one man and one woman, represented Australia in 1988.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Women's foil

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

Women's Team Competition[edit]

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

One male pentathlete represented Australia in 1988.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Watson — 0 pt, 64th place

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Tom Stachewicz
    • Heat — 1:51.02
    • B-Final — 1:50.83 (→ 11th place)

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Ian Brown
    • Heat — 3:51.09
    • B-Final — 3:54.63 (→ 13th place)

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

  • Jason Plummer
    • Heat — 15:22.85 (→ did not advance, 14th place)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Carl Wilson
    • Heat — 58.40 (→ did not advance, 27th place)
  • Simon Upton
    • Heat — 59.06 (→ did not advance, 32nd place)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • Simon Upton
    • Heat — 2:05.08 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Ian McAdam
    • Heat — 1:04.56 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Ian McAdam
    • Heat — 2:19.68 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Jon Sieben
    • Heat — 53.85
    • Final — 53.33 (→ 4th place)
  • David Wilson
    • Heat — 55.54 (→ did not advance, 20th place)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • David Wilson
    • Heat — 1:59.02
    • Final — 1:59.20 (→ 6th place)
  • Martin Roberts
    • Heat — 2:00.32
    • B-Final — 2:04.28 (→ 16th place)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Robert Bruce
    • Heat — 2:04.31
    • Final — 2:04.34 (→ 6th place)
  • Rob Woodhouse
    • Heat 8 — 2:05.87 (→ did not advance, 17th place)

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Robert Bruce
    • Heat — 4:25.15
    • B-Final — 4:24.33 (→ 11th place)
  • Rob Woodhouse
    • Heat 5 — 4:25.60
    • B-Final — 4:26.14 (→ 14th place)

Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay


Women's 50 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Freestyle

Women's 200 m Freestyle

Women's 400 m Freestyle

Women's 800 m Freestyle

  • Julie McDonald
    • Heat — 8:29.68
    • Final — 8:22.93 (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Karen Lord
    • Heat — 1:04.69 (→ did not advance, 16th place)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Karen Lord
    • Heat — 2:16.94 (→ did not advance, 16th place)
    • B-Final — 2:18.78 (→ 14th place)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Lara Hooiveld
    • Heat — 1:11.40
    • B-Final — 1:11.26 (→ 15th place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Lara Hooiveld
    • Heat — 2:39.97 (→ did not advance, 30th place)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Donna Procter
    • Heat — 2:18.17 (→ did not advance, 17th place)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Donna Procter
    • Heat — 4:47.57
    • Final — 4:47.51 (→ 8th place)

Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Two synchronized swimmers represented Australia in 1988.

Women's solo
Women's duet

Table tennis[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Men's Singles Competition

Men's Doubles Competition


Women's Singles Competition

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to West Germany (11-13)
    • Lost to Soviet Union (4-11)
    • Lost to Italy (5-7)
    • Defeated France (7-6)
    • Defeated South Korea (13-2)
  • Classification Round (Group D)
    • Defeated Spain (8-7)
    • Lost to Hungary (5-13) → 8th place

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-16.