Great Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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Great Britain at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United Kingdom
IOC code  GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
Website www.olympics.org.uk
At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary
Competitors 47 (34 men, 13 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Nick Phipps (opening)
Michael Dixon (closing)
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed as Great Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.

Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, representing Great Britain, achieved international fame for what the BBC described as "his brave but laughable attempts at ski-jumping."[1]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Ronald Duncan Downhill 2:07.88 37
Graham Bell 2:04.56 23
Martin Bell 2:02.49 8
Graham Bell Super-G 1:48.98 35
Martin Bell 1:48.82 34
Nigel Smith 1:47.15 29
Graham Bell Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Morgan Jones DNF DNF
Robbie Hourmont 1:13.54 DNF DNF
Martin Bell 1:12.64 1:09.72 2:22.36 41
Morgan Jones Slalom DNF DNF
Robbie Hourmont 58.21 53.38 1:51.59 21

Men's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Ronald Duncan 1:53.40 DNF DNF
Graham Bell 1:50.25 DSQ DSQ
Martin Bell 1:49.54 1:24.34 50.49 422.79 26
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Clare Booth Downhill 1:32.50 25
Wendy Lumby 1:29.76 22
Clare Booth Super-G 1:26.27 35
Wendy Lumby 1:24.36 31
Wendy Lumby Giant Slalom DSQ DSQ
Sarah Lewis DNF DNF
Lesley Beck DNF DNF
Ingrid Grant 1:06.52 DNF DNF
Kirstin Cairns Slalom DNF DNF
Sarah Lewis DNF DNF
Lesley Beck 51.70 DNF DNF

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Clare Booth 1:20.58 DNF DNF
Wendy Lumby 1:19.86 44.59 46.43 138.06 19

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Trevor King 5 30:00.5 61
Mark Langin 5 29:52.1 60
Carl Davies 2 28:12.1 45
Mike Dixon 0 26:53.3 21
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Mark Langin 1'01:50.3 4 1'05:50.3 53
Trevor King 58:37.9 6 1'04:37.9 47
Carl Davies 58:54.1 3 1'01:54.1 28
Mike Dixon 57:32.4 2 59:32.4 13
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Mike Dixon
Mark Langin
Carl Davies
Trevor King
5 1'31:44.6 13
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per missed target.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GBR-1 Tom De La Hunty
Alec Leonce
Two-man 57.83 8 59.77 11 1:00.91 15 59.50 10 3:58.01 12
GBR-2 Mark Tout
David Armstrong
Two-man 58.10 12 1:00.31 20 1:01.11 20 59.87 15 3:59.39 18
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GBR-1 Mark Tout
David Armstrong
Lenny Paul
Audley Richards
Four-man 57.22 16 58.26 17 56.86 14 57.56 5 3:49.90 12
GBR-2 Tom De La Hunty
Colin Rattigan
George Robertson
Alec Leonce
Four-man 57.81 22 58.13 15 56.74 12 58.59 20 3:51.27 17

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Ron Howden 50:47.4 73
Martin Watkins 49:16.6 65
Patrick Winterton 48:36.0 60
John Spotswood 45:47.3 38
30 km
C
Ewan McKenzie 1'40:06.7 67
Patrick Winterton 1'39:57.6 66
Martin Watkins 1'38:30.3 61
John Spotswood 1'36:42.7 54
50 km
F
Ewan McKenzie 2'24:58.2 55
Martin Watkins 2'24:48.3 54
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
John Spotswood
Ewan McKenzie
Martin Watkins
Andrew Wylie
1'59:39.3 16
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Jean Watson 18:54.1 53
Louise McKenzie 18:41.8 52
10 km
C
Jean Watson 37:54.0 50
Louise McKenzie 36:58.7 49
20 km
F
Louise McKenzie 1'11:07.3 52
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Paul Robinson 16 21 18 36.0 18
Women
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Gina Fulton 24 24 23 47.0 23
Joanne Conway 8 18 16 28.0 12
Pairs
Athletes SP FS TFP Rank
Lisa Cushley
Neil Cushley
14 13 20.0 13
Cheryl Peake
Andrew Naylor
12 12 18.0 12
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD OD FD TFP Rank
Sharon Jones
Paul Askham
13 13 13 26.0 13

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stephen Brialey 49.689 34 48.687 31 47.568 20 47.677 21 3:13.621 30
Nick Ovett 48.181 30 48.163 30 48.518 27 48.446 30 3:13.308 28
Macleod Nicol 47.701 27 47.679 24 47.569 21 48.008 23 3:10.957 22

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stephen Brialey
Nick Ovett
46.912 15 47.764 15 1:34.676 15
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alyson Wreford 49.888 24 48.247 20 47.849 18 47.726 20 3:13.730 20

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Eddie Edwards Normal hill 55.0 34.1 55.0 35.1 69.2 58
Eddie Edwards Large hill 71.0 30.0 67.0 27.5 57.5 55

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
1000 m Julian Green 1:57.30 36
Craig McNicoll 1:18.60 34
1500 m Craig McNicoll 2:01.89 38
Julian Green 1:59.41 37
5000 m Craig McNicoll 7:34.14 38
Julian Green 7:13.20 37
10,000 m Julian Green 14:59.53 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Paula the Crawler' sets record", BBC, September 22, 2000