Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at the 1988 Summer Olympics
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at the
1988 Summer Olympics
|NOC||The St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||6 (5 men and 1 woman) in 1 sport|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines competed in the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. The nation only participated in track and field, sending three track and three field athletes for a total number of six competitors.
André François competed for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as its first ever competitor in the Olympic men's 200 meters race. He was born in July 1964, and was 24 years old at the time he competed at the Seoul games of 1988. François had not previously competed at any Olympic games, and had not competed at any games afterwards. The qualification round of François' event took place on September 26, with the Vincentian competing in the sixth heat against seven other athletes. He finished the race in 21.88 seconds, placing seventh in the heat. François scored ahead of Ismail Asif of the Maldives (23.17 seconds) and behind Abdullah Al-Khalidi of Oman (21.82 seconds) in a heat led by Kenya's Kennedy Ondiek (20.79 seconds) and Troy Douglas of Bermuda (20.91 seconds). Overall, François tied Aouf Abdul Rahman Youssef of Iraq for 50th place out of the 71 athletes who finished the event and ranked. He did not advance to later rounds.
|André François||200m||21.88||7||Did not advance|
|Michael Williams||400m||51.22||7||Did not advance|
|Eversley Linley||800m||1:51.71||6||Did not advance|
- Field Events
|Orde Ballantyne||Long Jump||NM||Did not advance|
|Lennox Adams||Triple jump||14.73||38||Did not advance|
- Field Events
|Jacqueline Ross||Long Jump||5.50||26||Did not advance|
- "André François". Sports-reference.com. 2000–2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
- "A Highlight of Events, Games of the XXIVth Olympiad" (PDF). 1988 Summer Olympics. International Olympic Committee. 2 October 1988. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
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