Soviet Union at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Soviet Union
IOC code  URS
NOC Soviet Olympic Committee
At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul
Competitors 481 (319 men, 162 women) in 27 sports
Flag bearer Aleksandr Karelin (wrestling)
Medals
Rank: 1
Gold
55
Silver
31
Bronze
46
Total
132
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
Unified Team (1992)
Armenia (1994–)
Belarus (1994–)
Georgia (1994–)
Kazakhstan (1994–)
Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
Moldova (1994–)
Russia (1994–)
Ukraine (1994–)
Uzbekistan (1994–)
Azerbaijan (1996–)
Tajikistan (1996–)
Turkmenistan (1996–)

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed, for the last time before its dissolution, at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. 481 competitors, 319 men and 162 women, took part in 221 events in 27 sports.[1] Athletes from 12 of the ex-Soviet republics would compete as the Unified Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics, and each nation would field independent teams in subsequent Games.

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]


Archery[edit]

After boycotting the 1984 archery competition, the Soviet team found itself unable to repeat its three medals of eight years earlier despite there being twice as many events. Vladimir Echeev won the nation's only archery medal, a bronze, though the Soviets did pick up 4 more top eight finishes.

Women's Individual Competition:

  • Lioudmila Arjannikova - final, 4th place
  • T. Mountain - final, 8th place
  • N. Boutouzova - quarterfinal, 18th place

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's tournament:

  • Arjannikova, Mountain and Boutouzova - final, 4th place

Men's tournament:

  • Echeev, Chkolny and Leontiev - final, 5th place

Athletics[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2:13.49 (→ 10th place)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.89m
  • Final — 7.89m (→ 8th place)
  • Qualification — DNF (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — DNS (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualification – 65.58m
  • Final – 67.48m (→ Med 2.png Silver medal)
  • Qualification – 62.08m
  • Final – 66.42m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification – 60.88m (→ did not advance)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualification — 20.48m
  • Final — 20.36m (→ 8th place)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 81.24m
  • Final — 84.80m (→ Med 1.png Gold medal)
  • Qualification — 78.48m
  • Final — 83.76m (→ Med 2.png Silver medal)
  • Qualification — 69.68m
  • Final — 81.16m (→ Med 3.png Bronze medal)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 79.26m
  • Final — 82.32m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification — 80.26m
  • Final — 79.12m (→ 7th place)

Men's Decathlon

  1. 100 metres — 11.23s
  2. Long Jump — 7.28m
  3. Shot Put — 15.25m
  4. High Jump — 1.97m
  5. 400 metres — 48.60s
  6. 110m Hurdles — 14.76s
  7. Discus Throw — 48.02m
  8. Pole Vault — 5.20m
  9. Javelin Throw — 59.48m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:52.24s

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:20:47 (→ 6th place)
  • Final — 1:22:32 (→ 14th place)
  • Final — 1:24:39 (→ 27th place)

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 3:38:29 (→ Med 1.png Gold medal)
  • Final — 3:41:00 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 3:59:23 (→ 26th place)

Women's competition[edit]

Women's 4x400m Relay

  • Heat — 3:27.14
  • Final — 3:15.18 (→ Gold Gold medal)

Women's Marathon

  • Final — 2:27.05 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 2:30.25 (→ 9th place)
  • Final — 2:33.19 (→ 16th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification – 63.26m
  • Final – 68.94m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification – 64.32m
  • Final – 64.08m (→ 10th place)
  • Qualification – 62.54m
  • Final – NM (→ no ranking)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification – 63.24m
  • Final – 67.00m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification – 64.44m
  • Final – 64.84m (→ 6th place)

Women's Shot Put

  • Qualification – 19.78m
  • Final – 22.24m (→ Med 1.png Gold medal)
  • Qualification – 19.40m
  • Final – 20.13m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification – 19.06m (→ did not advance)

Women's Heptathlon

  • Final Result — 6540 points (→ 4th place)
  • Final Result — 6456 points (→ 5th place)
  • Final Result — 6232 points (→ 10th place)

Basketball[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (79-92)
  • Defeated Australia (91-69)
  • Defeated Puerto Rico (93-81)
  • Defeated South Korea (110-73)
  • Defeated Central African Republic (87-78)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Defeated Brazil (110-105)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated United States (82-76)
  • Final
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (76-63) → Med 1.png Gold medal
  • Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated Carlos Eluaiza (Argentina), 5:0
  • Third Round — Defeated Jesus Beltre (Dominican Republic), 4:1
  • Quarterfinals — Lost to Ivailo Marinov (Bulgaria), 0:5

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Light-Welterweight (– 63.5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Light-Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Men's Light-Heavyweight (– 81 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (– 91 kg)

Men's Super-Heavyweight (+ 91 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Women's Individual Road Race

Diving[edit]

Men's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 540.90
  • Final — 585.96 (→ 4th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 570.75
  • Final — 534.66 (→ 8th place)

Equestrianism[edit]

Men's show jump team

Fencing[edit]

20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented the Soviet Union in 1988.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Soviet Union – India 1-0
  • Soviet Union – South Korea 3-1
  • Soviet Union – Canada 0-0
  • Soviet Union – Great Britain 1-3
  • Soviet Union – West Germany 0-6
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th-8th place: Soviet Union – Pakistan 0-1
  • 7th-8th place: Soviet Union – Argentina 4-1 (→ 7th place)
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the Soviet Union in 1988. Vaho Iagorashvili won a bronze in the individual event.

Individual
Team
  • Vaho Iagorashvili
  • German Yuferov
  • Anatoly Avdeyev

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

Men's 200 m Freestyle

Men's 400 m Freestyle

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Backstroke

Men's 200 m Backstroke

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Dmitry Volkov
    1. Heat – 1:02.49
    2. Final – 1:02.20 (→ Bronze Bronze medal)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Valeri Lozik
    1. Heat – 2:16.31
    2. Final – 2:16.16 (→ 5th place)
  • Vadim Alexeev
    1. Heat – 2:17.15
    2. B-Final – 2:16.70 (→ 6th place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay


Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Inna Abramova
    1. Heat – 26.27
    2. B-Final – 26.48 (→ 14th place)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

Women's 200 m Freestyle

Women's 400 m Freestyle

Women's 800 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Elena Volkova
    1. Heat – 1:09.86
    2. Final – 1:09.24 (→ 5th place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

Women's 100 m Butterfly

Women's 200 m Butterfly

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Three synchronized swimmers represented the Soviet Union in 1988.

Women's solo
Women's duet

Table tennis[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Men's Singles Competition

Women's Singles Competition

Volleyball[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Bulgaria (3-0)
  • Defeated Sweden (3-0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-0)
  • Defeated Italy (3-1)
  • Lost to Brazil (2-3)
  • Semi Finals
  • Defeated Argentina (3-0)
  • Final
  • Lost to the United States (1-3) → Med 2.png Silver medal
  • Team Roster

Women's tournament[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Japan (2-3)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-2)
  • Defeated East Germany (3-0)
  • Semi Finals
  • Defeated PR China (3-0)
  • Final
  • Defeated Peru (3-2) → Med 1.png Gold medal
  • Team Roster

Water polo[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Drew with Italy (9-9)
  • Defeated Australia (11-4)
  • Defeated France (14-8)
  • Defeated South Korea (17-4)
  • Lost to West Germany (8-9)
  • Semi Finals
  • Lost to United States (7-8)
  • Bronze medal match
  • Defeated West Germany (14-13) → Med 3.png Bronze medal
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soviet Union at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-26.