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Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Discus Throw

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Date Started: September 30, 1988
Date Finished: October 1, 1988

Gold: GDR Jürgen Schult
Silver: URS Romas Ubartas
Bronze: FRG Rolf Danneberg

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jürgen Schult 28 East Germany GDR Gold OR
2 Romas Ubartas 28 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Rolf Danneberg 35 West Germany FRG Bronze
4 Yury Dumchev 30 Soviet Union URS
5 Mac Wilkins 37 United States USA
6 Gejza Valent 34 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 Knut Hjeltnes 36 Norway NOR
8 Alois Hannecker 27 West Germany FRG
9 Erik de Bruin 25 Netherlands NED
10 Mike Buncic 26 United States USA
11 Georgi Georgiev 27 Bulgaria BUL
12 Imrich Bugár 33 Czechoslovakia TCH
13 QR Vaclavas Kidykas 26 Soviet Union URS
14 QR Svein-Inge Valvik 31 Norway NOR
15 QR Werner Reiterer 20 Australia AUS
16 QR Brad Cooper 31 Bahamas BAH
17 QR Randy Heisler 27 United States USA
18 QR Patrick Journoud 24 France FRA
19 QR Vésteinn Hafsteinsson 27 Iceland ISL
20 QR Paul Mardle 25 Great Britain GBR
21 QR Ray Lazdins 23 Canada CAN
22 QR Wulf Brunner 26 West Germany FRG
23 QR Adewale Olukoju 20 Nigeria NGR
24 QR Ramón Jiménez-Gaona 19 Paraguay PAR
25 QR Henry Smith 33 Samoa SAM
26 QR Min Se-Hun 25 South Korea KOR
AC QR Mohamed Hamed Naguib 26 Egypt EGY
AC QR Eggert Bogason 28 Iceland ISL
AC QR Ibrahim Mohamed Al-Ouiran 25 Saudi Arabia KSA