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Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Date Started: September 25, 1988
Date Finished: September 26, 1988

Gold: USA Roger Kingdom
Silver: GBR Colin Jackson
Bronze: USA Tonie Campbell
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The 1983 and 1987 World Champion was Greg Foster, but he had broken his forearm shortly before the US Trials and failed to make the team. Although he had missed much of the 1985-87 seasons with injuries, defending gold medalist Roger Kingdom was back, having recovered his form, being undefeated in the early 1988 season. He was expected to be challenged by the silver and bronze medalists from the 1987 Worlds, Britain’s Jon Ridgeon and Colin Jackson. But the final was no contest. Kingdom ran 12.98, only the second time below 13 seconds at low-altitude, to defend his Olympic title and won by three metres over Jackson.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Roger Kingdom 26 United States USA Gold OR
2 Colin Jackson 21 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Tonie Campbell 28 United States USA Bronze
4 Vladimir Shishkin 24 Soviet Union URS
5 Jon Ridgeon 21 Great Britain GBR
6 Tony Jarrett 20 Great Britain GBR
7 Mark McKoy 26 Canada CAN
8 Arthur J. Blake 22 United States USA
5 h1 r3/4 Stéphane Caristan 24 France FRA
5 h2 r3/4 Jiří Hudec 24 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 h1 r3/4 Carlos Sala 28 Spain ESP
6 h2 r3/4 Yu Zhicheng 25 China CHN
7 h1 r3/4 Alain Cuypers 20 Belgium BEL
7 h2 r3/4 Philippe Tourret 21 France FRA
8 h1 r3/4 Richard Bucknor 21 Jamaica JAM
8 h2 r3/4 Mikael Ylöstalo 25 Finland FIN
5 h1 r2/4 Florian Schwarthoff 20 West Germany FRG
5 h2 r2/4 Erik Jensen 26 Denmark DEN
5 h3 r2/4 Wu Chin-Jing 30 Chinese Taipei TPE
5 h4 r2/4 Kim Jin-Tae 24 South Korea KOR
6 h1 r2/4 Javier Moracho 31 Spain ESP
6 h2 r2/4 Andrew Parker 23 Jamaica JAM
6 h3 r2/4 Derrick Knowles 22 Bahamas BAH
6 h4 r2/4 Modesto Castillo 29 Dominican Republic DOM
7 h1 r2/4 T. J. Kearns 22 Ireland IRL
7 h2 r2/4 Aleksandr Markin 26 Soviet Union URS
7 h3 r2/4 Nagi Ghazi Moursine Iraq IRQ
7 h4 r2/4 Yang Guang 25 China CHN
8 h1 r2/4 Rashid Sheban Marzouk 21 Qatar QAT
8 h2 r2/4 Zeyad Abdulrazak 19 Kuwait KUW
8 h3 r2/4 György Bakos 28 Hungary HUN
8 h4 r2/4 Noureddine Tadjine 25 Algeria ALG
6 h2 r1/4 Judex Lefou 22 Mauritius MRI
6 h3 r1/4 Youssef Al-Dosari 26 Saudi Arabia KSA
6 h5 r1/4 João Lima 26 Portugal POR
6 h6 r1/4 Curt Hampstead 26 Guyana GUY
7 h1 r1/4 José de Souza 25 Benin BEN
7 h4 r1/4 Dambar Kuwar Nepal NEP
7 h5 r1/4 Albert Miller 30 Fiji FIJ
7 h6 r1/4 Roberto Carmona 19 Mexico MEX
AC h2 r1/4 Steve Kerho 24 Canada CAN