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Sailing at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Busan Yachting Center, Busan
Date Started: September 20, 1988
Date Finished: September 27, 1988
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: GDR East Germany
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: DEN Denmark
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Summary

This event was expected to come down to East Germany (GDR) against the United States. They had finished 1-2 at the European Championships earlier in the year. East Germany was skippered by Jochen Schümann, who had won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in the Finn class, while the American skipper was John Kostecki, who was making his first Olympic appearance, but was a multiple World Champion, including winning World titles in 1988 in the J/24 Class and the Soling. After six races they were well ahead of the rest of the field, with Schümann leading slightly. Both skippers would won three races, with two seconds, but Schümann’s sixth counting race was a third in race two, while Kostecki had finished fourth in race three. Kostecki won the final race, which he needed to do, but Schümann hung on and finished second, despite a poor start, preserving his lead and the gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 East Germany GDR Gold 11.7 23.4
2 United States USA Silver 14.0 24.0
3 Denmark DEN Bronze 52.7 73.7
4 Great Britain GBR 67.1 94.1
5 Brazil BRA 67.4 94.4
6 France FRA 68.4 93.4
7 New Zealand NZL 74.4 96.4
8 Sweden SWE 77.7 104.7
9 Argentina ARG 82.0 103.0
10 Soviet Union URS 84.0 103.0
11 Japan JPN 84.7 107.7
12 Canada CAN 89.0 116.0
13 Italy ITA 97.0 124.0
14 Australia AUS 98.0 120.0
15 West Germany FRG 102.0 126.0
16 Uruguay URU 122.0 147.0
17 Spain ESP 128.0 155.0
18 Greece GRE 133.0 160.0
19 Fiji FIJ 143.0 169.0
20 Chile CHI 145.0 172.0