East Germany at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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East Germany at the Olympic Games

Flag of the German Democratic Republic
IOC code  GDR
NOC National Olympic Committee of the GDR
At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul
Competitors 259 (157 men, 102 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Ulf Timmermann
Medals
Rank: 2
Gold
37
Silver
35
Bronze
30
Total
102
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Germany (1896–1936, 1992–)
Unified Team of Germany (1956–1964)

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic) competed at the Olympic Games for the last time as an independent nation at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Following German reunification in 1990, a single German team would compete in the 1992 Summer Olympics. 259 competitors, 157 men and 102 women, took part in 157 events in 16 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

East Germany finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 37 gold medals and 102 medals overall.

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]


Athletics[edit]

Men's Competition[edit]

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Hansjörg Kunze
    1. Heat — 13:44.34
    2. Semi Final — 13:23.04
    3. Final — 13:15.73 (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)

Men's 10,000 metres

Men's Marathon

Men's 4x400m Relay

Men's 3.000m Steeplechase

  1. Heat — 8:36.45
  2. Semi Final — 8:16.27
  3. Final — 8:19.82 (→ 10th place)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Gerald Weiss
    • Qualification — 79.16m
    • Final — 81.30m (→ 6th place)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Jürgen Schult
    • Qualifying Heat – 64.70m
    • Final – 68.82m (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Men's Shot Put

  • Ulf Timmermann
    • Qualifying Heat – 21.27m
    • Final – 22.47m (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Udo Beyer
    • Qualifying Heat – 20.97m
    • Final – 21.40m (→ 4th place)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Ralf Haber
    • Qualifying Heat — 78.16m
    • Final — 80.44m (→ 4th place)

Men's Decathlon

  1. 100 metres — 11.25s
  2. Long Jump — 7.43m
  3. Shot Put — 15.48m
  4. High Jump — 2.27m
  5. 400 metres — 48.90s
  6. 110m Hurdles — 15.13s
  7. Discus Throw — 49.28m
  8. Pole Vault — 4.70m
  9. Javelin Throw — 61.32m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:28.95s
  1. 100 metres — 10.87s
  2. Long Jump — 7.45m
  3. Shot Put — 14.97m
  4. High Jump — 1.97m
  5. 400 metres — 47.71s
  6. 110m Hurdles — 14.46s
  7. Discus Throw — 44.36m
  8. Pole Vault — 5.10m
  9. Javelin Throw — 61.76m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:33.02s
  1. 100 metres — 11.57s
  2. Long Jump — 7.00m
  3. Shot Put — 15.60m
  4. High Jump — 1.94m
  5. 400 metres — 49.84s
  6. 110m Hurdles — 15.04s
  7. Discus Throw — 46.66m
  8. Pole Vault — 4.90m
  9. Javelin Throw — 60.20m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:46.04s

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Women's Competition[edit]

Women's 4x100m Relay

Women's 4x400m Relay

Women's Marathon

Women's Discus Throw

  • Diana Gansky
    • Qualification – 65.40m
    • Final – 71.88m (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Petra Felke
    • Qualification – 67.06m
    • Final – 74.68m (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Beate Koch
    • Qualification – 66.86m
    • Final – 67.30m (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Silke Renk
    • Qualification – 63.64m
    • Final – 66.38m (→ 5th place)

Women's Shot Put

  • Kathrin Neimke
    • Qualification – 20.18m
    • Final – 21.07m (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Ines Müller
    • Qualification – 19.79m
    • Final – 20.37m (→ 4th place)
  • Heike Hartwig
    • Qualification – 20.06m
    • Final – 20.20m (→ 6th place)

Women's Heptathlon

  • Sabine John
    • Final Result — 6897 points (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Anke Behmer
    • Final Result — 6858 points (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Ines Schulz
    • Final Result — 6411 points (→ 6th place)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Men's Individual Road Race

Women's Individual Road Race

Diving[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Seven fencers, all men, represented East Germany in 1988. Udo Wagner won a silver medal in the individual foil event.[2]

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Judo[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Steffen Zesner
    1. Heat – 50.73
    2. Final – scratched (→ did not advance, no ranking)

Men's 200 m Freestyle

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Uwe Dassler
    1. Heat – 3:49.90
    2. Final – 3:46.95 (→ Gold Gold Medal)

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

  • Uwe Dassler
    1. Heat – 15:08.91
    2. Final – 15:06.15 (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Dirk Richter
    1. Heat – 56.52
    2. B-Final – 56.66 (→ 9th place)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • Dirk Richter
    1. Heat – 2:01.54
    2. Final – 2:01.67 (→ 5th place)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Patrick Kühl
    1. Heat – 2:03.77
    2. Final – 2:01.61 (→ Silver Silver Medal)

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Patrick Kühl
    1. Heat – 4:18.60
    2. Final – 4:18.44 (→ 5th place)

Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay


Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Kristin Otto
    1. Heat – 25.85
    2. B-Final – 25.49 (→ Gold Gold Medal)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Kristin Otto
    1. Heat – 55.80
    2. B-Final – 54.93 (→ Gold Gold Medal)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

Women's 400 m Freestyle

  • Anke Möhring
    1. Heat – 4:10.64
    2. Final – 4:06.62 (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)

Women's 800 m Freestyle

  • Astrid Strauss
    1. Heat – 8:28.07
    2. B-Final – 8:22.09 (→ Silver Silver Medal)
  • Anke Möhring
    1. Heat – 8:30.95
    2. Final – 8:23.09 (→ 4th place)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Kristin Otto
    1. Heat – 1:01.45
    2. Final – 1:00.89 (→ Gold Gold Medal)
  • Cornelia Sirch
    1. Heat – 1:01.63
    2. Final – 1:01.57 (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Cornelia Sirch
    1. Heat – 2:10.46
    2. Final – 2:11.45 (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Silke Hörner
    1. Heat – 1:08.35
    2. Final – 1:08.83 (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)
  • Annett Rex
    1. Heat – 1:10.61
    2. Final – 1:10.67 (→ 8th place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Silke Hörner
    1. Heat – 2:27.63
    2. Final – 2:26.71 (→ Gold Gold Medal)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Kristin Otto
    1. Heat – 1:00.40
    2. Final – 59.00 (→ Gold Gold Medal)
  • Birte Weigang
    1. Heat – 59.97
    2. Final – 59.45 (→ Silver Silver Medal)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Kathleen Nord
    1. Heat – 2:11.81
    2. Final – 2:09.51 (→ Gold Gold Medal)
  • Birte Weigang
    1. Heat – 2:11.97
    2. Final – 2:09.91 (→ Silver Silver Medal)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Daniela Hunger
    1. Heat – 4:44.85
    2. Final – 4:39.76 (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)
  • Kathleen Nord
    1. Heat – 4:42.92
    2. Final – 4:41.64 (→ 5th place)

Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay

Volleyball[edit]

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to South Korea (1-3)
    • Defeated Japan (3-2)
    • Lost to Soviet Union (0-3)
  • Classification Matches
    • 5th/8th place: Defeated United States (3-1)
    • 5th/6th place: Defeated Brazil (3-0) → Fifth place

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East Germany at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ "East Germany Fencing at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-17.