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Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Date Started: September 28, 1988
Date Finished: September 30, 1988

Gold: BUL Yordanka Donkova
Silver: GDR Gloria Siebert
Bronze: FRG Claudia Zaczkiewicz


[Yordanka Donkova] had broken the world record four times within four weeks in 1986, and won the European Championships that year. But in 1987, she saw teammate [Ginka Zagorcheva] break her record and win the World Championships. In the first round at Seoul, Zagorcheva hit hurdles and did not finish, opening the way for Donkova. In the final, she was expected to be pushed by the GDR’s Cornelia Oschkenat, runner-up at the 1987 Worlds, and third at the 1986 Europeans. But Oschkenat had pulled a hamstring in the semi-final and finished last in the final, never a factor. Donkova won easily, setting Olympic records in both the semi-final and final.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yordanka Donkova 26 Bulgaria BUL Gold OR
2 Gloria Siebert 24 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Claudia Zaczkiewicz 26 West Germany FRG Bronze
4 Nataliya Hrygor'ieva 25 Soviet Union URS
5 Florence Colle 22 France FRA
6 Julie Rocheleau-Baumann 24 Canada CAN
7 Monique Éwanjé-Épée-Tourret 21 France FRA
8 Cornelia Oschkenat 26 East Germany GDR
5 h1 r3/4 Kerstin Claus-Knabe 29 East Germany GDR
5 h2 r3/4 Marjan Olyslager 26 Netherlands NED
6 h1 r3/4 Lesley-Ann Skeete 21 Great Britain GBR
6 h2 r3/4 Sally Gunnell 22 Great Britain GBR
7 h1 r3/4 LaVonna Martin 21 United States USA
7 h2 r3/4 Jackie Humphrey 22 United States USA
8 h1 r3/4 Gail Devers 21 United States USA
AC h2 r3/4 Ludmila Narozhilenko-Engquist 24 Soviet Union URS
5 h3 r2/4 Gretha Tromp 24 Netherlands NED
6 h2 r2/4 Wendy Jeal 27 Great Britain GBR
6 h3 r2/4 Liu Huajin 28 China CHN
7 h2 r2/4 Du Juan 20 China CHN
8 h2 r2/4 Rita Heggli 25 Switzerland SUI
AC h3 r2/4 Anne Piquereau 24 France FRA
AC h3 r2/4 Maria Usifo 24 Nigeria NGR
5 h1 r1/4 Jane Flemming 23 Australia AUS
5 h3 r1/4 Chen Wen-Xing 23 Chinese Taipei TPE
5 h5 r1/4 Nancy Vallecilla 30 Ecuador ECU
6 h1 r1/4 Sandra Taváres 26 Mexico MEX
6 h2 r1/4 Dinah Yankey 21 Ghana GHA
6 h3 r1/4 Agrippina de la Cruz 27 Philippines PHI
6 h5 r1/4 Manuela Marxer 23 Liechtenstein LIE
7 h1 r1/4 Sainiana Tukana 26 Fiji FIJ
7 h4 r1/4 Bang Shin-Hye 21 South Korea KOR
8 h4 r1/4 Cheung Suet Yee 23 Hong Kong HKG
AC h2 r1/4 Sylvia Dethiér 23 Belgium BEL
AC h3 r1/4 Ginka Zagorcheva 30 Bulgaria BUL
AC h5 r1/4 Tilaka Jinadasa 25 Sri Lanka SRI