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Gymnastics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Horse Vault

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Gymnastics Hall, Olympic Park, Seoul
Date Started: September 18, 1988
Date Finished: September 24, 1988

Gold: CHN Lou Yun
Silver: GDR Sylvio Kroll
Bronze: KOR Park Jong-Hun


As in 1984 eight gymnasts qualified for the final round from the team qualifying, with no more than two gymnasts per team allowed to advance to the finals. The total score consisted of 50% of the team qualifying scores, and the final round score from an optional routine on the apparatus. China’s [Lou Yun] was the defending gold medalist, had won the 1987 World Championships, had won a silver at the 1985 World Championships, and came in as the favorite. He defended his gold medal, becoming the second Olympic gymnast to defend on vault, after Soviet [Nikolay Andrianov] in 1976-80. East German [Sylvio Kroll] had shared the 1987 World title with Lou and won silver in Seoul. Korea’s [Park Jong-Hun] was the last qualifier but had the best score in the final round to move up to the bronze medal. Park’s best placement in any other apparatus qualifying was 30th in floor exercise, although he did place 25th in the individual all-around.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Lou Yun 24 China CHN Gold 19.875
2 Sylvio Kroll 23 East Germany GDR Silver 19.862
3 Park Jong-Hun 23 South Korea KOR Bronze 19.775
4 Deyan Kolev 22 Bulgaria BUL 19.737
5 Holger Behrendt 24 East Germany GDR 19.650
6 Sergey Kharkov 17 Soviet Union URS 19.600
7 Yukio Iketani 17 Japan JPN 19.525
8 Lado Gogoladze 22 Soviet Union URS 19.512
6T QR Vladimir Artyomov 23 Soviet Union URS
9T QR Dmitry Bilozerchev 21 Soviet Union URS
9T QR Ralf Büchner 21 East Germany GDR
9T QR Valery Lyukin 21 Soviet Union URS
13T QR Jürgen Brümmer 23 West Germany FRG
13T QR Sven Tippelt 23 East Germany GDR
15T QR Xu Zhiqiang 25 China CHN
15T QR Marius Gherman 21 Romania ROU
15T QR Wang Chongsheng 21 China CHN
18T QR György Guczoghy 26 Hungary HUN
18T QR Curtis Hibbert 22 Canada CAN
18T QR Ulf Hoffmann 27 East Germany GDR
18T QR Dimitar Taskov 21 Bulgaria BUL
22T QR Terry Bartlett 24 Great Britain GBR
22T QR Alfonso Rodríguez 22 Spain ESP
22T QR Patrick Mattioni 21 France FRA
22T QR Daisuke Nishikawa 18 Japan JPN
26T QR Song Yu-Jin 21 South Korea KOR
26T QR Zsolt Borkai 23 Hungary HUN
26T QR Lorne Bobkin 22 Canada CAN
26T QR Toshiharu Sato 19 Japan JPN
26T QR Koichi Mizushima 23 Japan JPN
26T QR Guo Linxian 23 China CHN
26T QR Zsolt Horváth 20 Hungary HUN
33T QR Ralph Kern 21 West Germany FRG
33T QR Marius Tobă 20 Romania ROU
33T QR Jury Chechi 18 Italy ITA
33T QR Andreas Wecker 18 East Germany GDR
33T QR Kalofer Khristozov 19 Bulgaria BUL
33T QR Petar Georgiev 23 Bulgaria BUL
39T QR Vladimir Novikov 18 Soviet Union URS
39T QR Mike Beckmann 20 West Germany FRG
39T QR Jenő Paprika 28 Hungary HUN
42T QR James Rozon 24 Canada CAN
42T QR Charles Lakes 24 United States USA
42T QR Scott Johnson 27 United States USA
42T QR Csaba Fajkusz 21 Hungary HUN
46T QR Boris Preti 20 Italy ITA
46T QR Bernhard Simmelbauer 25 West Germany FRG
46T QR Lyubomir Geraskov 19 Bulgaria BUL
46T QR Hiroyuki Konishi 25 Japan JPN
50T QR Adrian Sandu 21 Romania ROU
50T QR Brad Peters 25 Canada CAN
50T QR Paolo Bucci 20 Italy ITA
50T QR Álvaro Montesinos 24 Spain ESP
50T QR Gabriele Sala 20 Italy ITA
50T QR Daniel Winkler 26 West Germany FRG
50T QR Li Chunyang 20 China CHN
50T QR Lance Ringnald 18 United States USA
58T QR Ju Yeong-Sam 22 South Korea KOR
58T QR Alan Nolet 20 Canada CAN
60T QR Christian Chevalier 21 France FRA
60T QR Valentin Pîntea 26 Romania ROU
60T QR Johan Jonasson 21 Sweden SWE
60T QR Claude Carmona 24 France FRA
60T QR Thierry Pecqueux 23 France FRA
60T QR Wes Suter 24 United States USA
60T QR Takahiro Yamada 24 Japan JPN
67T QR Frédéric Longuepée 22 France FRA
67T QR Jože Kolman 21 Yugoslavia YUG
67T QR Vittorio Allievi 25 Italy ITA
67T QR Kenneth Meredith 25 Australia AUS
67T QR Riccardo Trapella 20 Italy ITA
67T QR Stoyko Gochev 23 Bulgaria BUL
73T QR Dominick Minicucci, Jr. 19 United States USA
73T QR Nicolae Bejenaru 20 Romania ROU
73T QR Stéphane Cauterman 19 France FRA
73T QR Chang Chao-Chun 21 Chinese Taipei TPE
77T QR Andrew Morris 26 Great Britain GBR
77T QR Josef Zellweger 24 Switzerland SUI
79T QR Miguel Ángel Rubio 22 Spain ESP
79T QR Bruno Cavelti 27 Switzerland SUI
79T QR Marian Rizan 21 Romania ROU
79T QR Kevin Davis 22 United States USA
83 QR Gil Pinto 22 Brazil BRA
84 QR Philippe Chartrand 24 Canada CAN
85 QR Andreas Aguilar 26 West Germany FRG
86 QR Li Ning 25 China CHN
87 QR Tony Piñeda 24 Mexico MEX
88 QR Hélder Pinheiro 18 Portugal POR
89 QR Balázs Tóth 21 Hungary HUN