Australia sent 252 athletes (180 men and 72 women) to the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. They competed in 145 events in 24 Olympic sports. Australian athletes have competed in all of the Summer Olympic Games since the games started.
Duncan Armstrong won a gold and a silver medal in Swimming. Dean Woods won a silver and a bronze medal in Cycling. Australia won a gold medal in Women’s Field Hockey.
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The following records are Australians who won gold, silver or bronze medals at the 1988 Olympic Games.
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Jodie Clatworthy was the youngest athlete for Australia (16 years 169 days) and Erica Taylor the oldest (54 years 281 days).
The Seoul Summer Games had 8,453 participants (6,249 men and 2,202 women) from 159 countries.
1988 Seoul Korea
|1st||Athletics||Women’s 400m hurdles||Debbie Flintoff-King|
|1st||Field Hockey||Women’s team competition||Tracey Belbin, Deborah Bowman, Sharon Buchanan, Lee Capes, Michelle Capes, Sally Carbon, Elsbeth Clement, Loretta Dorman, Maree Fish, Rechelle Hawkes, Lorraine Hillas, Kathleen Partridge, Jackie Pereira, Sandra Pisoni, Kim Small, Liane Tooth|
|1st||Swimming||Men’s 200m freestyle||Duncan Armstrong|
|2nd||Athletics||Women’s marathon||Lisa Martin|
|2nd||Boxing||Men’s light-welterweight (63.5 kg)||Grahame “Spike” Cheney|
|2nd||Canoeing||Men’s K1 1000m kayak||Grant Davies|
|2nd||Cycling||Men’s 1000m time trial||Martin Vinnicombe|
|2nd||Cycling||Men’s 4000m Individual pursuit||Dean Woods|
|2nd||Swimming||Men’s 400m freestyle||Duncan Armstrong|
|3rd||Canoeing||Men’s K2 1000m kayak||Peter Foster, Kelvin Graham|
|3rd||Cycling||Men’s 1000m sprint||Gary Neiwand|
|3rd||Cycling||Men’s 4000m team pursuit||Dean Woods, Brett Dutton, Steve McGlede, Wayne McCarney|
|3rd||Swimming||Women’s 800m freestyle||Julie McDonald|
|3rd||Tennis||Women’s doubles team competition||Liz Smylie, Wendy Turnbull|