Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Indoor Swimming Pool, Olympic Park, Seoul
Date Started: September 27, 1988
Date Finished: October 1, 1988
At the 1986 World Championships, the gold medal went to the Canadian pair of Michelle Cameron and Carolyn Waldo, defeating the American twin sisters, Karen and Sarah Josephson. Cameron and Waldo did not compete at the 1987 Pan-American Games, which were won by the Josephsons, but they did win the pre-Olympic event in Seoul in June 1988. The competition in this event was very close. Cameron and Waldo built up a good lead in the preliminaries. The Josephsons outscored them in the final, but could not overcome their lead. The Canadian duo was aided by the Canadian judge, who was the only one of seven judges who ranked Cameron and Waldo ahead of the Americans in the final round.