Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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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.

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Medal summary

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
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Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
9.92
(WR)
Linford Christie
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
9.97
(AR)
Calvin Smith
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
9.99
200 metres
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Joe DeLoach
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
19.75 Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
19.79 Robson da Silva
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
20.04
400 metres
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Steve Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
43.87 Butch Reynolds
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
43.93 Danny Everett
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
44.09
800 metres
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Paul Ereng
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1:43.45 Joaquim Cruz
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
1:43.90 Saïd Aouita
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
1:44.06
1500 metres
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Peter Rono
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
3:35.96 Peter Elliott
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
3:36.15 Jens-Peter Herold
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
3:36.21
5000 metres
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John Ngugi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
13:11.70 Dieter Baumann
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
13:15.52 Hansjörg Kunze
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
13:15.73
10,000 metres
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Brahim Boutayeb
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
27:21.44
(OR)
Salvatore Antibo
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
27:23.55 Kipkemboy Kimeli
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
27:25.16
110 metres hurdles
details
Roger Kingdom
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
12.98 Colin Jackson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
13.28 Tonie Campbell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.38
400 metres hurdles
details
Andre Phillips
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
47.19 Amadou Dia Ba
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal
47.23
(NR)
Edwin Moses
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
47.56
3000 metres steeplechase
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Julius Kariuki
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:05.51
(OR)
Peter Koech
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:06.79 Mark Rowland
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
8:07.96
4×100 metres relay
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Viktor Bryzhin
Vladimir Krylov
Vladimir Muravyov
Vitaliy Savin
38.19Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Elliot Bunney
John Regis
Linford Christie
Mike McFarlane
Clarence Callender*
38.28Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Bruno Marie-Rose
Daniel Sangouma
Gilles Quenehervé
Max Morinière
38.40
4×400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Danny Everett
Steve Lewis
Kevin Robinzine
Butch Reynolds
Antonio McKay*
Andrew Valmon*
2:56.16Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Howard Davis
Devon Morris
Winthrop Graham
Bert Cameron
Trevor Graham*
Howard Burnett*
3:00.30Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Norbert Dobeleit
Edgar Itt
Jörg Vaihinger
Ralf Lübke
Mark Henrich*
Bodo Kuhn*
3:00.56
Marathon
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Gelindo Bordin
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2:10:32 Douglas Wakiihuri
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2:10:47 Hussein Ahmed Salah
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti
2:10:59
20 kilometres walk
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Jozef Pribilinec
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
1:19:57 Ronald Weigel
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:20:00 Maurizio Damilano
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1:20:14
50 kilometres walk
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Vyacheslav Ivanenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
3:38:29
(OR)
Ronald Weigel
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
3:38:56 Hartwig Gauder
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
3:39:45
High jump
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Hennadiy Avdyeyenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
2.38 m Hollis Conway
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2.36 m Rudolf Povarnitsyn
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
2.36 m
Patrik Sjöberg
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Pole vault
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Sergey Bubka
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
5.90 m Radion Gataullin
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
5.85 m Grigoriy Yegorov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
5.80 m
Long jump
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Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.72 m Mike Powell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.49 m Larry Myricks
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.27 m
Triple jump
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Khristo Markov
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
17.61 m Igor Lapshin
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
17.52 m Aleksandr Kovalenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
17.42 m
Shot put
details
Ulf Timmermann
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
22.47 m
(OR)
Randy Barnes
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
22.39 m Werner Günthör
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
21.99 m
Discus throw
details
Jürgen Schult
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
68.82 m Romas Ubartas
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
67.48 m Rolf Danneberg
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
67.38 m
Hammer throw
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Sergey Litvinov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
84.80 m
(OR)
Yuriy Sedykh
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
83.76 m Jüri Tamm
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
81.16 m
Javelin throw
details
Tapio Korjus
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
84.28 m Jan Železný
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
84.12 m Seppo Räty
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
83.26 m
Decathlon
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Christian Schenk
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
8488 Torsten Voss
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
8399 Dave Steen
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
8328

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Florence Griffith Joyner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.54
(OR)
Evelyn Ashford
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.83 Heike Drechsler
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
10.85
200 metres
details
Florence Griffith Joyner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.34
(WR)
Grace Jackson
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
21.72 Heike Drechsler
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
21.95
400 metres
details
Olga Bryzgina
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
48.65 Petra Müller
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
49.45 Olga Nazarova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
49.90
800 metres
details
Sigrun Wodars
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:56.10 Christine Wachtel
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:56.64 Kim Gallagher
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:56.91
1500 metres
details
Paula Ivan
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
3:53.96
(OR)
Laimutė Baikauskaitė
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
4:00.24 Tetyana Samolenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
4:00.30
3000 metres
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Tetyana Samolenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
8:26.53 Paula Ivan
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
8:27.15 Yvonne Murray
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
8:29.02
10,000 metres
details
Olga Bondarenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
31:05.21 Liz McColgan
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
31:08.44 Yelena Zhupiyeva
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
31:19.82
100 metres hurdles
details
Yordanka Donkova
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
12.38
(OR)
Gloria Siebert
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
12.61 Claudia Zackiewicz
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
12.75
400 metres hurdles
details
Debbie Flintoff-King
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
53.17 Tatyana Ledovskaya
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
53.18 Ellen Fiedler
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
53.63
4×100 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Alice Brown
Sheila Echols
Florence Griffith Joyner
Evelyn Ashford
Dannette Young*
41.98Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Silke Gladisch-Möller
Kerstin Behrendt
Ingrid Lange
Marlies Oelsner-Gohr
42.09Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Lyudmila Kondratyeva
Galina Malchugina
Marina Zhirova
Natalya Pomoshchnikova
Maia Azarashvili*
42.75
4×400 metres relay
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olha Bryzhina
Lyudmyla Dzhyhalova*
3:15.17
(WR)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Denean Howard
Diane Dixon
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Florence Griffith Joyner
Sherri Howard*
Lillie Leatherwood*
3:15.51
(AR)
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Dagmar Neubauer
Kirsten Emmelmann
Sabine Busch
Petra Muller
Grit Breuer*
3:18.29
Marathon
details
Rosa Mota
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
2:25:40 Lisa Martin-Ondieki
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:25:53 Katrin Dörre
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
2:26:21
High jump
details
Louise Ritter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2.03 m Stefka Kostadinova
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
2.01 m Tamara Bykova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1.99 m
Long jump
details
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
7.40 m
(OR)
Heike Drechsler
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
7.22 m Galina Chistyakova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
7.11 m
Shot put
details
Natalya Lisovskaya
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
22.24 m Kathrin Neimke
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
21.07 m Li Meisu
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
21.06 m
Discus throw
details
Martina Hellmann
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
72.30 m
(OR)
Diana Gansky
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
71.88 m Tsvetanka Khristova
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
69.74 m
Javelin throw
details
Petra Felke
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
74.68 m
(OR)
Fatima Whitbread
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
70.32 m Beate Koch
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
67.30 m
Heptathlon
details
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
7291
(WR)
Sabine John
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
6897 Anke Behmer
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
6858

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)137626
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)1061026
3Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)6111027
4Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)4217
5Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)2114
6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)1113
7Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1102
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)1102
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania  (ROM)1102
10Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)1012
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)1012
12Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)1001
13Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)0628
14Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)0202
15Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)0134
16Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil  (BRA)0112
17Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal  (SEN)0101
18Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0011
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)0011
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti  (DJI)0011
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0011
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0011
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)0011
Totals (23 nations)424243127

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