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1988 Olympic Games Seoul - Men's Discus Throw

 

 

Host City: Seoul, South Korea Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 64.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 30, 1988
Date Finished: October 1, 1988
(Competitors: 29; Countries: 20; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Overview by IAAF  1988_olympic_stadium.jpg
Schult had won the 1987 world title with 68.74, the longest ever throw in a major championship, and was firm favourite for Seoul gold. The second thrower in the final, Schult stepped into the circle, and whirled the discus out to an Olympic record 68.82. The challengers were classy: Dumchev, former world record holder who finished with 66.42 for a solid fourth place. Wilkins, in his third Olympics in 12 years, like Dumchev an erstwhile world record holder, and unlike the Russian a former Olympic winner. At 37, Wilkins was still good enough to throw 65.90 for fifth place. Danneberg, the reigning champion, threw further than his 1984 win to take bronze with 67.38. Best of the silver medal contenders was Romas Ubartas, a giant (2.02/125Kg) Lithuanian, who backed up his 1986 European title with 67.48 in the last round to edge Danneberg. Ahead of them all, Schult produced four throws beyond the best of the rest for the most dominant win since Oerter’s 1968 victory.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The favorite was East Germany's Jürgen Schult, the 1987 World Champion and the world record holder. He did not disappoint, winning the gold with his first throw of 68.82 (225-9½), and recording four throws beyond the silver medalist, Romas Ubartas (URS/LTU). The 1984 gold medalist, Rolf Danneberg won the bronze medal.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m June 6, 1986 East Germany Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Olympic Record  Mac Wilkins (USA) 68.28 m July 24, 1976 Canada Montreal, Canada
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 68.82 m October 1, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 
Results
Discus Throw Men Final 1 October
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 68.82 Jürgen Schult East Germany GDR 11 May 60
2 67.48 Romas Ubartas Soviet Union URS 26 May 60
3 67.38 Rolf Danneberg West Germany FRG 1 Mar 53
4 66.42 Yuriy Dumchev Soviet Union URS 5 Aug 58
5 65.90 Mac Wilkins United States USA 15 Nov 50
6 65.80 Géjza Valent Czechoslovakia TCH 3 Oct 53
7 64.94 Knut Hjeltnes Norway NOR 8 Dec 51
8 63.28 Alois Hannecker West Germany FRG 10 Jul 61
9 63.06 Erik de Bruin Netherlands NED 25 May 63
10 62.46 Mike Buncic United States USA 25 Jul 62
11 61.24 Georgi Georgiev Bulgaria BUL 22 May 61
12 60.88 Imrich Bugár Czechoslovakia TCH 14 Apr 55
Discus Throw Men Qualification 30 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 65.70 Rolf Danneberg West Germany FRG 1 Mar 53
2 65.58 Romas Ubartas Soviet Union URS 26 May 60
3 64.70 Jürgen Schult East Germany GDR 11 May 60
4 63.50 Knut Hjeltnes Norway NOR 8 Dec 51
5 63.46 Géjza Valent Czechoslovakia TCH 3 Oct 53
6 63.16 Mike Buncic United States USA 25 Jul 62
7 62.48 Mac Wilkins United States USA 15 Nov 50
8 62.08 Yuriy Dumchev Soviet Union URS 5 Aug 58
9 61.94 Imrich Bugár Czechoslovakia TCH 14 Apr 55
10 61.66 Erik de Bruin Netherlands NED 25 May 63
11 61.44 Alois Hannecker West Germany FRG 10 Jul 61
12 61.34 Georgi Georgiev Bulgaria BUL 22 May 61
13 60.88 Vaclovas Kidykas Soviet Union URS 17 Oct 61
14 60.64 Svein Inge Valvik Norway NOR 20 Sep 56
15 59.78 Werner Reiterer Australia AUS 27 Jan 68
16 59.74 Brad Cooper Bahamas BAH 30 Jun 57
17 59.08 Randy Heisler United States USA 7 Aug 61
18 58.94 Patrick Journoud France FRA 27 Apr 64
19 58.94 Vésteinn Hafsteinsson Iceland ISL 12 Dec 60
20 58.28 Paul Mardle Great Britain GBR 10 Nov 62
21 57.94 Ray Lazdins Canada CAN 25 Sep 64
22 57.50 Wulf Brunner West Germany FRG 20 Mar 62
23 54.44 Adewale Olukoju Nigeria NGR 27 Jul 68
24 50.90 Ramón Jiménez-Gaona Paraguay PAR 10 Apr 69
25 49.40 Henry Smith Samoa SAM
26 47.84 Min Se-Hoon South Korea KOR 26 Jul 63
NM Mohamed Naguib Hamed Egypt EGY 15 Aug 59
NM Ibrahim Al-Owairan Saudi Arabia KSA 28 Nov 62
NM Eggert Bogason Iceland ISL 19 Jul 60
 
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Qualification

Group A

Group B

RankOverallAthleteAttemptsDistanceNote
123
1 7  Mac Wilkins (USA) 62.48 X 61.34 62.48 m  
2 8  Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 61.30 60.24 62.08 62.08 m  
3 9  Imrich Bugár (TCH) 61.94 61.48 61.00 61.94 m  
4 12  Gueorgui Gueorguiev (BUL) 59.78 61.34 X 61.34 m  
5 13  Vaclavas Kidykas (URS) 58.82 60.88 X 60.88 m  
6 14  Svein-Inge Valvik (NOR) 59.40 X 60.64 60.64 m  
7 15  Werner Reiterer (AUS) X 57.58 59.78 59.78m  
8 17  Randy Heisler (USA) X X 59.08 59.08 m  
9 18  Patrick Journoud (FRA) 58.94 57.62 55.82 58.94 m  
10 22  Wulf Brunner (FRG) X 57.50 X 57.50 m  
11 23  Adewale Olukoju (NGR) 51.38 54.44 47.60 54.44 m  
12 25  Henry Smith (SAM) 47.96 49.40 48.98 49.40 m  
13 26  Min Se-Hoon (KOR) X 46.52 47.84 47.84 m  
 Ibrahim Mohamed Al-Ouiran (KSA) X X X NM  
 Eggert Bogason (ISL) X X X NM  
RankOverallAthleteAttemptsDistanceNote
123
1 1  Rolf Danneberg (FRG) 65.70 65.70 m  
2 2  Romas Ubartas (URS) 65.58 65.58 m  
3 3  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 64.70 64.70 m  
4 4  Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) 63.50 62.66 X 63.50 m  
5 5  Gejza Valent (TCH) 61.88 62.84 63.46 63.46 m  
6 6  Mike Buncic (USA) X 63.16 X 63.16 m  
7 10  Erik de Bruin (NED) 58.56 60.72 61.66 61.66 m  
8 11  Alois Hannecker (FRG) 61.44 X X 61.44 m  
9 16  Bradley Cooper (BAH) 59.74 56.88 56.44 59.74 m  
10 19  Vésteinn Hafsteinsson (ISL) 58.94 57.10 55.70 58.94 m  
11 20  Paul Mardle (GBR) 57.18 56.06 58.28 58.28 m  
12 21  Ray Lazdins (CAN) 57.94 X X 57.94 m  
13 24  Ramón Jiménez Gaona (PAR) 50.18 48.80 50.90 50.90 m  
 Mohamed Hamed Naguib (EGY) X X X NM
 

Final

RankAthleteAttemptsDistanceNote
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1st  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 68.82 67.92 65.76 68.18 65.70 68.26 68.82 m OR
2nd  Romas Ubartas (URS) 66.86 66.20 66.24 64.40 63.74 67.48 67.48 m  
3rd  Rolf Danneberg (FRG) 65.58 63.60 X 63.88 67.38 62.56 67.38 m  
4  Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 64.00 63.74 63.54 63.66 62.86 66.42 66.42 m  
5  Mac Wilkins (USA) 61.88 X 65.12 63.84 65.90 62.96 65.90 m  
6  Géjza Valent (TCH) X 63.36 62.46 62.80 64.28 65.80 65.80 m  
7  Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) 63.30 X 64.10 64.94 63.22 X 64.94 m  
8  Alois Hannecker (FRG) 60.28 62.50 63.28 60.94 61.54 X 63.28 m  
 
9  Erik de Bruin (NED) 63.06 X X   63.06 m  
10  Mike Buncic (USA) 62.46 X X   62.46 m  
11  Gueorgui Gueorguiev (BUL) 61.24 61.12 59.66   61.24 m  
12  Imrich Bugár (TCH) 59.60 X 60.88   60.88 m
 
 

 

 

 

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