Great Britain at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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Great Britain at the
1988 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC code GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
in Seoul
Competitors 345 (219 men and 126 women) in 22 sports
Flag bearer Ian Taylor (opening)
Malcolm Cooper (closing)
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 10 9 24
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United Kingdom competed as Great Britain at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. 345 competitors, 219 men and 126 women, took part in 191 events in 22 sports.[1] British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Medallists[edit]

Medals by discipline
Discipline Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
Swimming 1 1 1 3
Shooting 1 1 0 2
Rowing 1 0 1 2
Field hockey 1 0 0 1
Sailing 1 0 0 1
Athletics 0 6 2 8
Equestrian 0 2 1 3
Archery 0 0 1 1
Boxing 0 0 1 1
Judo 0 0 1 1
Modern pentathlon 0 0 1 1
Total 5 10 9 24

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]


Archery[edit]

In the fifth appearance by Great Britain in modern Olympic archery, the men's team won a bronze medal while Joanne Franks added another top eight finish in the women's individual and the women's team came in 5th.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Watson, Hallard, and Priestman – Final (→ Bronze Medal)

Women's Team Competition:

  • Franks, Edwards, and Sutton – Final (→ 5th place)

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

Men's 200 metres

Men's 400 metres

Men's 800 metres

Men's 1.500 metres

Men's 5.000 metres

Men's 10.000 metres

  • First Round — 28:25.46
  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)
  • First Round — 28:52.88 (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2"12:19 (→ 6th place)
  • Final — 2"16:18 (→ 21st place)
  • Final — 2"20:45 (→ 33rd place)

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 49.62 (2nd)
  • Semi-Final — 49.22 (4th)
  • Final — 48.69 (6th)
  • Max Robertson
  • Heat — 50.67 (5th → did not advance
  • Heat — 50.81 (5th place → did not advance)

Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

  • Heat — 3:04.18
  • Semi Final — 3:04.60
  • Final — 3:02.00 (→ 5th place)

Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:31.40
  • Semi Final — 8:18.31
  • Final — 8:07.96 (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)
  • Heat — 8:38.90
  • Semi Final — 8:28.62 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:39.30
  • Semi Final — did not finish (→ did not advance)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 80.98 m
  • Final — 76.96 m (→ 11th place)
  • Qualification — 75.96 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 77.20 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Heat – 58.28 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying Heat — 69.12 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualifying Heat — 62.42 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualifying Heat — 70.38 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualifying Heat – 15.68 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.77 m
  • Final — 7.54 m (→ 12th place)
  • Qualification — 7.74 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 7.57 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

  • 100 metres — 10.62 s
  • Long Jump — 7.38 m
  • Shot Put — 15.02 m
  • High Jump — 2.03 m
  • 400 metres — 49.06 s
  • 110 m Hurdles — 14.72 s
  • Discus Throw — 44.80 m
  • Pole Vault — 4.90 m
  • Javelin Throw — 64.04 m
  • 1,500 metres — 4:45.11 s
  • 100 metres — 11.30 s
  • Long Jump — 6.97 m
  • Shot Put — 12.23 m
  • High Jump — 2.15 m
  • 400 metres — 49.98 s
  • 110 m Hurdles — 15.38 s
  • Discus Throw — 38.72 m
  • Pole Vault — 4.60 m
  • Javelin Throw — 54.34 m
  • 1,500 metres — 4:37.84 s
  • 100 metres — 11.50 s
  • Long Jump — 7.09 m
  • Shot Put — 12.94 m
  • High Jump — 1.82 m
  • 400 metres — 49.27 s
  • 110 m Hurdles — 15.56 s
  • Discus Throw — 42.32 m
  • Pole Vault — 4.50 m
  • Javelin Throw — 53.50 m
  • 1,500 metres — 4:53.85 s

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 3'59:30 (→ 27th place)
  • Final — 4'00:07 (→ 28th place)


Women's 4 × 400 m Relay

  • Heat — 3:28.52
  • Final — 3:26.89 (→ 6th place)

Women's Marathon

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification – 50.92 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification – 68.44 m
  • Final – 70.32 m (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Qualification – 56.70 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification – 56.00 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Shot Put

  • Qualification – 15.13 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification – 18.34 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification – 17.31 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Heptathlon

  • Final Result — 5975 points (→ 17th place)
  • Final Result — 5746 points (→ 19th place)
  • Final Result — 1951 points (→ 29th place) - (withdrew after two events)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

  • First Round — Lost to Ramzan Gul (Turkey), on points (1:4)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (– 91 kg)

  • First Round – Bye
  • Second Round – Lost to Arnold Vanderlyde (Netherlands) on points

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Seventeen cyclists, thirteen men and four women, represented Great Britain in 1988.

Men's road race
Men's team time trial
Men's sprint
Men's individual pursuit
Men's team pursuit
Women's road race
Women's sprint

Diving[edit]

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

13 fencers, 8 men and 5 women, represented Great Britain in 1988.

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

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Great Britain – South Korea 2-2
  • Great Britain – Canada 3-0
  • Great Britain – West Germany 1-2
  • Great Britain – Soviet Union 3-1
  • Great Britain – India 3-0
  • Semi Finals
  • Great Britain – Australia 3-2
  • Final
  • Great Britain – West Germany 3-1 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Team Roster

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Great Britain – Argentina 1-0
  • Great Britain – The Netherlands 1-5
  • Great Britain – United States 2-2
  • Semi Finals
  • Great Britain – South Korea 0-1
  • Bronze Medal Match
  • Great Britain – The Netherlands 1-3 (→ Fourth place)
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1988. They won bronze in the team event.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Phelps, Mahony, and Brookhouse – 15276 pts (→ Bronze Medal)

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Men's coxless pair

  • (→ Gold Gold Medal)

Men's coxed pair

  • (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)

Men's coxless four

  • P R Mulkerrins, J N S Berrisford, M A H Buckingham, S Peel
  • (→ 4th place)

Men's coxed four

  • (→ 4th place)

Eight

  • (→ 4th place)

Women's double scull

  • S Andreae, A Gill
  • (→ 9th place)

Women's coxless pair

  • (→ 8th place)

Women's coxed four

  • F Johnston, K Grose, J Gough, S Smith, A Norrish
  • (→ 6th place)

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 50 m freestyle

  • Heat – 23.51 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)
  • Heat – 23.67 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Men's 100 m freestyle

  • Heat – 51.18 (→ did not advance, 21st place)
  • Heat – 51.20 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Men's 200 m freestyle

  • Heat – 1:51.22
  • B-Final – 1:51.99 (→ 16th place)
  • Heat – 1:53.03 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Men's 400 m freestyle

  • Heat – 3:50.01
  • Final – 3:50.16 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat – 3:57.91 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Men's 1500 m freestyle

  • Heat – 15:17.56
  • Final – 15:21.16 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat – 15:38.75 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Men's 100 m backstroke

  • Heat – 58.02 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)
  • Heat – 58.25 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Men's 200 m backstroke

  • Heat – 2:03.79
  • B-Final – 2:04.90 (→ 16th place)
  • Heat – 2:04.70 (→ did not advance, 20th place)

Men's 100 m breaststroke

  • Heat – 1:02.19
  • Final – 1:02.04 (→ Gold Gold Medal)
  • Heat – 1:04.23 (→ did not advance, 17th place)

Men's 200 m breaststroke

  • Heat – 2:14.58
  • Final – 2:14.12 (→ Silver Silver Medal)
  • Heat – 2:18.51 (→ 15th place)
  • B-Final – scratched (→ did not advance, no ranking)

Men's 100 m butterfly

  • Heat – 53.34
  • Final – 53.30 (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)
  • Heat – 54.75
  • B-Final – 55.22 (→ 16th place)

Men's 200 m butterfly

  • Heat – 2:01.01
  • B-Final – 2:00.32 (→ 10th place)
  • Heat – 2:01.44
  • B-Final – 2:01.09 (→ 12th place)

Men's 200 m individual medley

  • Heat – 2:05.55
  • B-Final – 2:04.17 (→ 10th place)
  • Heat – 2:05.56
  • B-Final – 2:05.44 (→ 11th place)

Men's 400 m individual medley

  • Heat – 4:27.22
  • B-Final – 4:26.77 (→ 15th place)
  • Heat – DSQ (→ did not advance, no ranking)

Men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay

  • Heat – 3:23.71
  • Final – 3:21.71 (→ 7th place)

Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay

  • Heat – 7:29.77 (→ did not advance, 9th place)

Men's 4 × 100 m fedley relay

  • Heat – DSQ (→ did not advance, no ranking)

Women's 50 m freestyle

  • Heat – 27.14 (→ did not advance, 25th place)
  • Heat – 27.17 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Women's 100 m freestyle

  • Heat – 57.81 (→ did not advance, 25th place)
  • Heat – 58.19 (→ did not advance, 28th place)

Women's 200 m freestyle

  • Heat – 2:02.11
  • B-Final – 2:01.66 (→ 10th place)
  • Heat – 2:03.63 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's 400 m freestyle

  • Heat – 4:16.66 (→ did not advance, 18th place)
  • Heat – 4:21.98 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Women's 800 m freestyle

  • Heat – 8:44.64 (→ did not advance, 16th place)
  • Heat – 9:00.04 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Women's 100 m backstroke

  • Heat – 1:04.62
  • B-Final – 1:04.27 (→ 16th place)
  • Heat – 1:04.75 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Women's 200 m backstroke

  • Heat – 2:17.22
  • B-Final – 2:18.20 (→ 12th place)
  • Heat – 2:21.66 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Women's 100 m breaststroke

  • Heat – 1:11.66
  • B-Final – 1:11.95 (→ 16th place)
  • Heat – 1:12.67 (→ did not advance, 20th place)

Women's 200 m breaststroke

  • Heat – 2:36.14 (→ 20th place)
  • Heat – 2:41.12 (→ did not advance, 33rd place)

Women's 100 m butterfly

  • Heat – 1:02.76 (→ did not advance, 18th place)
  • Heat – 1:03.34 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's 200 m butterfly

  • Heat – 2:17.10
  • B-Final – 2:17.11 (→ 15th place)
  • Heat – 2:17.28
  • B-Final – 2:18.66 (→ 16th place)

Women's 200 m individual medley

  • Heat – 2:17.57
  • B-Final – 2:19.20 (→ 11th place)
  • Heat – 2:22.64 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 400 m individual medley

  • Heat – 5:01.34
  • B-Final – 4:55.92 (→ 24th place)
  • Heat – 4:54.66 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay

  • Heat – 3:50.84 (→ did not advance, 10th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m medley relay

  • Heat – 4:16.18 (→ did not advance, 9th place)

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Three synchronized swimmers represented Great Britain in 1988.

Women's solo
Women's duet

Table tennis[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Women's Singles Competition

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Sally Jones, first woman BBC sports presenter at the Seoul Olympics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-07-19.