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Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Women's Shot Put

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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: URS Nataliya Lisovskaya
Silver: GDR Kathrin Neimke
Bronze: CHN Li Meisu

Summary

The leading qualifier was the defending champion Claudia Losch (FRG), but the favorite was Nataliya Lisovskaya (URS), who had won the 1987 World Championships. The event was over in round one when Lisovskaya threw 21.69 (71-2). She absolutely dominated the competition, as her shortest throw of 21.11 (69-3¼) would have won the gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Nataliya Lisovskaya 26 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Kathrin Neimke 22 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Li Meisu 29 China CHN Bronze
4 Ines Reichenbach-Müller 29 East Germany GDR
5 Claudia Losch 28 West Germany FRG
6 Heike Hartwig 25 East Germany GDR
7 Nataliya Akhrimenko 33 Soviet Union URS
8 Huang Zhihong 23 China CHN
9 Cong Yuzhen 25 China CHN
10 Svetla Mitkova 24 Bulgaria BUL
11 Zdeňka Bartoňová-Šilhavá 34 Czechoslovakia TCH
12 Bonnie Dasse 29 United States USA
13 QR Walentina Fedjuschina 23 Soviet Union URS
14 QR Iris Plotzitzka 22 West Germany FRG
15 QR Ramona Pagel 26 United States USA
16 QR Judy Oakes 30 Great Britain GBR
17 QR Myrtle Augee 23 Great Britain GBR
18 QR Connie Price-Smith 26 United States USA
19 QR Deborah Saint Phard 23 Haiti HAI
20 QR Yvonne Hanson-Nortey 24 Great Britain GBR
21 QR María Isabel Urrutia 23 Colombia COL
22 QR Grace Apiafi 29 Nigeria NGR
23 QR Choi Mi-Seon 19 South Korea KOR
24 QR Jeanne-Nicole Ngo Minyemeck 19 Cameroon CMR
25 QR Siololovau Ikavuka 20 Tonga TGA