Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres

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Women's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates23 September 1988 (heats)
24 September 1988 (quarter-finals)
25 September 1988 (semi-finals)
26 September 1988 (final)
Competitors46 from 33 nations
Winning time48.65 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Olga Bryzgina
 Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Petra Müller
 East Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Olga Nazarova
 Soviet Union
← 1984
1992 →

The women's 400 metres event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entry list of 48 competitors. The final was run on Monday September 26, 1988, in the Seoul Olympic Stadium.[1]

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 47.60 East Germany Marita Koch Canberra (AUS) October 6, 1985
Olympic Record 48.83 United States Valerie Brisco-Hooks Los Angeles (USA) August 6, 1984

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
September 26, 1988 Final  Olga Bryzgina (URS) 48.65s OR

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Olga Bryzgina  Soviet Union 48.65(OR)
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Petra Müller  East Germany 49.45
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Olga Nazarova  Soviet Union 49.90
4 Valerie Brisco-Hooks  United States 50.16
5 Diane Dixon  United States 50.72
6 Denean Howard  United States 51.12
7 Helga Arendt  West Germany 51.17
8 Maree Holland  Australia 51.25

Semifinals[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Olga Nazarova  Soviet Union 49.11
2 Petra Müller  East Germany 49.50
3 Diane Dixon  United States 49.84
4 Denean Howard  United States 49.87
5 Jillian Richardson  Canada 49.91
6 Ute Thimm  West Germany 50.28
7 Marita Payne Wiggins  Canada 50.29
8 Dagmar Neubauer  East Germany 50.92


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Olga Bryzgina  Soviet Union 49.33
2 Valerie Brisco-Hooks  United States 49.90
3 Maree Holland  Australia 50.24
4 Helga Arendt  West Germany 50.36
5 Kirsten Emmelmann  East Germany 50.39
6 Cathy Rattray-Williams  Jamaica 50.82
7 Charmaine Crooks  Canada 51.63
8 Norfalia Carabali  Colombia 52.65

Quarter-finals[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Maree Holland  Australia 50.90
2 Kirsten Emmelmann  East Germany 51.02
3 Denean Howard  United States 51.02
4 Ute Thimm  West Germany 51.18
5 Maria Magnólia Figueiredo  Brazil 51.32
6 Airat Bakare  Nigeria 52.86
7 Loreen Hall  Great Britain 53.42
Nathalie Simon  France DNS


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Olga Bryzgina  Soviet Union 51.90
2 Diane Dixon  United States 51.98
3 Helga Arendt  West Germany 52.08
4 Jillian Richardson  Canada 52.33
5 Sandie Richards  Jamaica 52.90
6 Évelyne Élien  France 53.36
7 Sun Sumei  China 53.58
8 Yolande Straughn  Barbados 54.22


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Petra Müller  East Germany 51.45
2 Marita Payne Wiggins  Canada 51.73
3 Norfalia Carabali  Colombia 51.76
4 Cathy Rattray-Williams  Jamaica 51.81
5 Linda Keough  Great Britain 51.91
6 Yvonne van Dorp  Netherlands 53.50
7 Liliana Chalá  Ecuador 53.83
8 Mercy Kuttan-Mathews  India 53.93


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Olga Nazarova  Soviet Union 50.26
2 Valerie Brisco-Hooks  United States 51.24
3 Dagmar Neubauer  East Germany 51.48
4 Charmaine Crooks  Canada 51.64
5 Céléstine N'Drin  Ivory Coast 52.04
6 Aïssatou Tandian  Senegal 52.33
7 Fabienne Ficher  France 52.95
8 Blanca Lacambra  Spain 53.76

Qualifying heats[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Olga Nazarova  Soviet Union 52.18
2 Blanca Lacambra  Spain 53.04
3 Charmaine Crooks  Canada 53.58
4 Liliana Chalá  Ecuador 53.74
5 Pat Beckford  Great Britain 54.39
6 Yang Gyeong-hui  South Korea 58.18
7 Juliana Obiong  Equatorial Guinea 1:07.58


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Dagmar Neubauer  East Germany 52.51
2 Marita Payne Wiggins  Canada 52.70
3 Airat Bakare  Nigeria 52.83
4 Fabienne Ficher  France 53.42
5 Farida Kyakutewa  Uganda 56.00
6 Christine Bakombo  Zaire 57.85


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Maria Magnólia Figueiredo  Brazil 51.74
2 Petra Müller  East Germany 51.93
3 Sandie Richards  Jamaica 52.19
4 Loreen Hall  Great Britain 53.13
5 Sun Sumei  China 53.46
6 Yolande Straughn  Barbados 53.62


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Diane Dixon  United States 52.45
2 Ute Thimm  West Germany 52.79
3 Yvonne van Dorp  Netherlands 52.84
4 Évelyne Élien  France 52.90
5 Marilyn Dewarder  Guyana 54.76
6 May Sardouk  Lebanon 1:00.01


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Valerie Brisco-Hooks  United States 51.96
2 Maree Holland  Australia 52.29
3 Norfalia Carabali  Colombia 53.27
4 Kirsten Emmelmann  East Germany 54.02
5 Assumpta Achuo-Bei  Cameroon 55.22
6 Josephine Mary Singarayar  Malaysia 56.06
7 Lasnet Nkouka  Republic of the Congo 57.19


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Olga Bryzgina  Soviet Union 51.94
2 Linda Keough  Great Britain 52.26
3 Cathy Rattray-Williams  Jamaica 52.39
4 Céléstine N'Drin  Ivory Coast 52.48
5 Mercy Kuttan-Mathews  India 53.41
6 Ruth Morris  Virgin Islands 55.60
7 Barbara Selkridge  Antigua and Barbuda 55.96


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Denean Howard  United States 52.26
2 Helga Arendt  West Germany 52.69
3 Aïssatou Tandian  Senegal 52.95
4 Jillian Richardson  Canada 53.06
5 Nathalie Simon  France 53.30
6 Chang Feng-hua  Chinese Taipei 56.10
7 Agnes Griffith  Grenada 57.09

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2017.

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