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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


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.

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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