| Athletics at the|
1988 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||men|
At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul a total number of 42 events in athletics were contested: 24 by men and 18 by women. There were a total number of 1617 participating athletes from 149 countries.
|100 metres|| Carl Lewis |
| Linford Christie |
| Calvin Smith |
|200 metres|| Joe DeLoach |
|19.75|| Carl Lewis |
|19.79|| Robson da Silva |
|400 metres|| Steve Lewis |
|43.87|| Butch Reynolds |
|43.93|| Danny Everett |
|800 metres|| Paul Ereng |
|1:43.45|| Joaquim Cruz |
|1:43.90|| Saïd Aouita |
|1500 metres|| Peter Rono |
|3:35.96|| Peter Elliott |
|3:36.15|| Jens-Peter Herold |
|5000 metres|| John Ngugi |
|13:11.70|| Dieter Baumann |
|13:15.52|| Hansjörg Kunze |
|10,000 metres|| Brahim Boutayeb |
| Salvatore Antibo |
|27:23.55|| Kipkemboy Kimeli |
|110 metres hurdles|| Roger Kingdom |
|12.98|| Colin Jackson |
|13.28|| Tonie Campbell |
|400 metres hurdles|| Andre Phillips |
|47.19|| Amadou Dia Ba |
| Edwin Moses |
|3000 metres steeplechase|| Julius Kariuki |
| Peter Koech |
|8:06.79|| Mark Rowland |
|4×100 metres relay|| Soviet Union (URS)|
|38.19|| Great Britain (GBR)|
|38.28|| France (FRA)|
|4×400 metres relay|| United States (USA)|
|2:56.16|| Jamaica (JAM)|
|3:00.30|| West Germany (FRG)|
|Marathon|| Gelindo Bordin |
|2:10:32|| Douglas Wakiihuri |
|2:10:47|| Hussein Ahmed Salah |
|20 kilometres walk|| Jozef Pribilinec |
|1:19:57|| Ronald Weigel |
|1:20:00|| Maurizio Damilano |
|50 kilometres walk|| Vyacheslav Ivanenko |
| Ronald Weigel |
|3:38:56|| Hartwig Gauder |
|High jump|| Hennadiy Avdyeyenko |
|2.38 m|| Hollis Conway |
|2.36 m|| Rudolf Povarnitsyn |
| Patrik Sjöberg |
|Pole vault|| Sergey Bubka |
|5.90 m|| Radion Gataullin |
|5.85 m|| Grigoriy Yegorov |
|Long jump|| Carl Lewis |
|8.72 m|| Mike Powell |
|8.49 m|| Larry Myricks |
|Triple jump|| Khristo Markov |
|17.61 m|| Igor Lapshin |
|17.52 m|| Aleksandr Kovalenko |
|Shot put|| Ulf Timmermann |
| Randy Barnes |
|22.39 m|| Werner Günthör |
|Discus throw|| Jürgen Schult |
|68.82 m|| Romas Ubartas |
|67.48 m|| Rolf Danneberg |
|Hammer throw|| Sergey Litvinov |
| Yuriy Sedykh |
|83.76 m|| Jüri Tamm |
|Javelin throw|| Tapio Korjus |
|84.28 m|| Jan Železný |
|84.12 m|| Seppo Räty |
|Decathlon|| Christian Schenk |
|8488|| Torsten Voss |
|8399|| Dave Steen |
|100 metres|| Florence Griffith Joyner |
| Evelyn Ashford |
|10.83|| Heike Drechsler |
|200 metres|| Florence Griffith Joyner |
| Grace Jackson |
|21.72|| Heike Drechsler |
|400 metres|| Olga Bryzgina |
|48.65|| Petra Müller |
|49.45|| Olga Nazarova |
|800 metres|| Sigrun Wodars |
|1:56.10|| Christine Wachtel |
|1:56.64|| Kim Gallagher |
|1500 metres|| Paula Ivan |
| Laimutė Baikauskaitė |
|4:00.24|| Tetyana Samolenko |
|3000 metres|| Tetyana Samolenko |
|8:26.53|| Paula Ivan |
|8:27.15|| Yvonne Murray |
|10,000 metres|| Olga Bondarenko |
|31:05.21|| Liz McColgan |
|31:08.44|| Yelena Zhupiyeva |
|100 metres hurdles|| Yordanka Donkova |
| Gloria Siebert |
|12.61|| Claudia Zackiewicz |
|400 metres hurdles|| Debbie Flintoff-King |
|53.17|| Tatyana Ledovskaya |
|53.18|| Ellen Fiedler |
|4×100 metres relay|| United States (USA)|
Florence Griffith Joyner
|41.98|| East Germany (GDR)|
|42.09|| Soviet Union (URS)|
|4×400 metres relay|| Soviet Union (URS)|
| United States (USA)|
Florence Griffith Joyner
| East Germany (GDR)|
|Marathon|| Rosa Mota |
|2:25:40|| Lisa Martin-Ondieki |
|2:25:53|| Katrin Dörre |
|High jump|| Louise Ritter |
|2.03 m|| Stefka Kostadinova |
|2.01 m|| Tamara Bykova |
|Long jump|| Jackie Joyner-Kersee |
| Heike Drechsler |
|7.22 m|| Galina Chistyakova |
|Shot put|| Natalya Lisovskaya |
|22.24 m|| Kathrin Neimke |
|21.07 m|| Li Meisu |
|Discus throw|| Martina Hellmann |
| Diana Gansky |
|71.88 m|| Tsvetanka Khristova |
|Javelin throw|| Petra Felke |
| Fatima Whitbread |
|70.32 m|| Beate Koch |
|Heptathlon|| Jackie Joyner-Kersee |
| Sabine John |
|6897|| Anke Behmer |
|1||United States (USA)||13||7||6||26|
|2||Soviet Union (URS)||10||6||10||26|
|3||East Germany (GDR)||6||11||10||27|
|13||Great Britain (GBR)||0||6||2||8|
|15||West Germany (FRG)||0||1||3||4|
|Totals (23 nations)||42||42||43||127|
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