Australia at 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games

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.

Host 1st 2nd 3rd Dates
XXIV  1988 South KoreaSeoul 3 6 5 17 Sep – 2 Oct

The following records are Australians who won gold, silver or bronze medals at the 1988 Olympic Games.

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

Sport Event Competitors
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

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