1988 in race walking

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This page lists the World Best Year Performance in the year 1988 in both the men's and the women's race walking distances: 10 km, 20 km and 50 km (outdoor). The main event during this season were the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
WR world record
AR area record
CR event record
NR national record
PB personal best

Men's 20 km[edit]

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1988 season in track and field
World Record  Axel Noack (GDR) 1:19:12 June 21, 1987 East Germany Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany
Broken records during the 1988 season in track and field
World Record  Mikhail Shchennikov (URS) 1:19:08 July 30, 1988 Soviet Union Kiev, Soviet Union

1988 World Year Ranking[edit]

Rank Time Athlete Venue Date Note
1 1:19:08  Mikhail Shchennikov (URS) Kiev, Soviet Union 30 July 1988 WR
2 1:19:16  Yevgeniy Misyulya (URS)
3 1:19:39  Frants Kostyukevich (URS)
4 1:19:47  Viktor Mostovik (URS)
5 1:19:57  Jozef Pribilinec (TCH) Seoul, South Korea 23 September 1988
6 1:20:00  Ronald Weigel (GDR) Seoul, South Korea 23 September 1988
7 1:20:06  Sergey Protsyshin (URS)
8 1:20:08  Valdas Kazlauskas (URS)
9 1:20:10  Igor Lyubomirov (URS)
10 1:20:14  Grigoriy Kornev (URS)
 Maurizio Damilano (ITA) Seoul, South Korea 23 September 1988
12 1:20:17  Pavol Blažek (TCH)
13 1:20:19  Vyacheslav Smirnov (URS)
14 1:20:34  José Marín (ESP) Seoul, South Korea 23 September 1988
15 1:20:39  Axel Noack (GDR)
16 1:20:40  Aleksandr Pershin (URS)
 Ralf Kowalsky (GDR)
18 1:20:43  Anatoliy Solomin (URS)
 Lyubomir Ivanov (BUL) Sofia, Bulgaria 26 June 1988 NR
 Roman Mrázek (TCH) Seoul, South Korea 23 September 1988

Men's 50 km[edit]

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1988 season in track and field
World Record  Ronald Weigel (GDR) 3:38:17 May 25, 1986 East Germany Potsdam, East Germany

1988 World Year Ranking[edit]

Rank Time Athlete Venue Date Note
1 3:38:29  Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988
2 3:38:56  Ronald Weigel (GDR) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988
3 3:39:45  Hartwig Gauder (GDR) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988
4 3:41:00  Aleksandr Potashov (URS) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988
5 3:43:03  José Marín (ESP) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988
6 3:44:07  Simon Baker (AUS) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988 AR
7 3:44:27  Raffaello Ducceschi (ITA) NR
8 3:44:49  Bo Gustafsson (SWE) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988 NR
9 3:44:57  Reima Salonen (FIN)
10 3:46:30  Vitaliy Popovich (URS)
11 3:46:31  Dietmar Meisch (GDR) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988
12 3:46:52  Pavol Szikora (TCH)
13 3:47:14  Giovanni Perricelli (ITA) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988
14 3:47:30  Bernd Gummelt (GDR)
15 3:47:31  Pavol Blažek (TCH) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988
16 3:48:08  Sandro Bellucci (ITA)
17 3:48:09  Jorge Llopart (ESP) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988
18 3:48:15  François Lapointe (CAN) Seoul, South Korea 30 September 1988
19 3:48:39  Nikolay Frolov (URS)
20 3:48:53  Valeriy Suntsov (URS)

Women's 5 km[edit]

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1988 season in track and field
World Record  Kerry Saxby (AUS) 20:34 September 24, 1987 West Germany Hildesheim, West Germany

1988 World Year Ranking[edit]

Rank Time Athlete Venue Date Note
1 20:52  Kerry Saxby-Junna (AUS) Adelaide, Australia 16 October 1988
2 21:10  Vera Ossipova (URS) AR
3 21:21  Natalya Spiridonova (URS)
4 21:53  Sada Eidikyte (URS)
5 21:54  Svetlana Kaburkina (URS)
6 21:56  Alina Ivanova (URS)
7 22:02  Sari Essayah (FIN)
8 22:03  Mirva Hämäläinen (FIN)
9 22:05  Tatyana Titova (URS)
 Yevgeniya Micheyeva (URS)
11 22:11  Mari Cruz Díaz (ESP)
12 22:13  Olga Kardopolzeva (URS)
13 22:14  Yelena Rodionova (URS)
14 22:15  Maria Reyes Sobrino (ESP)
15 22:18  Valentina Zybulskaya (URS)
16 22:20  Maria Popkova (URS)
17 22:21  Leonarda Yuchnevich (URS)
18 22:24  Raissa Sinyavina (URS)
19 22:30  Regina Loseva (URS)
20 22:32  Teresa Vaill (USA)
 Sarah Standley (USA)

Women's 10 km[edit]

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1988 season in track and field
World Record  Kerry Saxby (AUS) 42:52 May 4, 1987 Australia Melbourne, Australia
Broken records during the 1988 season in track and field
World Record  Kerry Saxby-Junna (AUS) 41:30 August 27, 1988 Australia Canberra, Australia

1988 World Year Ranking[edit]

Rank Time Athlete Venue Date Note
1 41:30  Kerry Saxby-Junna (AUS) Canberra, Australia 27 August 1988 WR
2 43:26  Svetlana Kaburkina (URS)
3 43:29  Vera Makolova (URS)
4 43:37  Yelena Nikolayeva (URS)
5 43:43  Tamara Kovalenko (URS)
6 43:53  Natalya Spiridonova (URS)
7 44:13  Nadeshda Ryashkina (URS)
8 44:16  Natalya Serbinenko (URS)
9 44:20  Sada Eidikyte (URS)
10 44:21  Olga Veremenchuk (URS)
11 44:26  Sari Essayah (FIN) NR
12 44:33  Beate Anders (GDR) NR
13 44:54  Mirva Hämäläinen (FIN)
14 44:57  Ludmila Lyubomirova (URS)
15 44:58  Svetlana Polovinko (URS)
16 44:59  Victoria Oprea (ROM) NR
17 45:00  Yelena Rodionova (URS)
18 45:01  Valentina Shmer (URS)
19 45:12  Vera Ossipova (URS)
20 45:17  Natalya Storochenko (URS)

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