Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump

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Women's high jump
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date September 29 (qualifications)
September 30 (final)
Competitors 24 from 15 nations
Winning height 2.03 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Louise Ritter
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stefka Kostadinova
 Bulgaria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tamara Bykova
 Soviet Union
← 1984
1992 →

The Women's High Jump Competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 24 competitors, with two qualifying groups (24 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Friday September 30, 1988.[1]

Records[edit]

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2.09 Bulgaria Stefka Kostadinova Rome (ITA) August 30, 1987
Olympic Record 2.02 West Germany Ulrike Meyfarth Los Angeles (USA) August 10, 1984

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Height OR WR
September 30, 1988 Final  Louise Ritter (USA) 2.03m OR

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL HEIGHT
Med 1.png  Louise Ritter (USA) 2.03m (OR)
Med 2.png  Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.01m
Med 3.png  Tamara Bykova (URS) 1.99m
4.  Olga Turchak (URS) 1.96m
5.  Galina Astafei (ROM) 1.93m
 Lyudmila Andonova (BUL) 1.93m
7.  Christine Stanton (AUS) 1.93m
8.  Diana Davies (GBR) 1.90m
 Kim Hui-seon (KOR) 1.90m
10.  Maryse Ewanjé-Epée (FRA) 1.90m
11.  Megumi Sato (JPN) 1.90m
12.  Janet Boyle (GBR) 1.90m

Qualifying[edit]

RANK GROUP ATHLETE HEIGHT
1 A  Kim Hee-sun (KOR) 1.92m
B  Megumi Sato (JPN)
B  Tamara Bykova (URS)
4 A  Janet Boyle (GBR)
A  Olga Turchak (URS)
B  Galina Astafei (ROM)
7 A  Maryse Ewanje-Epee (FRA)
8 A  Stefka Kostadinova (BUL)
B  Lyudmila Andonova (BUL)
B  Diana Davies (GBR)
11 B  Louise Ritter (USA)
B  Christine Stanton (AUS)

Non-qualifiers[edit]

RANK GROUP ATHLETE HEIGHT
13. A  Heike Redetzky (FRG) 1.90m
14. A  Vanessa Browne (AUS)
15. A  Jin Ling (CHN)
16. B  Jo Jennings (GBR)
17. B  Liudmyla Avdieienko (URS) 1.87m
18. B  Coleen Sommer (USA)
19. A  Patricia King (USA) 1.84m
20. A  Cristina Fink (MEX)
21. B  Madely Beaugendre (FRA)
22. A  Biljana Petrović (YUG) 1.80m
23. B  Su Chun-yueh (TPE)
24. A  Lucienne N'Da (CIV) 1.75m

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's High Jump". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 

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