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Sprint, Men

Date21 – 24 September 1988
StatusOlympic
LocationBel-lo-deu-rom, Ol-lim-pik Gong-won, Seoul
Participants25 from 25 countries
Format1,000 metres.
Olympic Record 2 / Sergey Kopylov URS / 26 July 1980

In 1985-87, all three medalists at the World Championships had been from East Germany. Lutz Heßlich, gold medalist in the 1980 sprint, was World Champion in 1985 and 1987 and runner-up in 1986. With only starter allowed per nation, Heßlich was chosen to represent East Germany. His victory was an easy one, given that his strongest competitors – his teammates – could not compete. Heßlich had the fastest qualifying time over 200 metres and then won eight consecutive races to win the gold medal. Without the 1984 Soviet-led boycott, this would likely have been a third consecutive gold medal for Heßlich.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Lutz HeßlichGDRGold
2Nikolay KovshURSSilver
3Gary NeiwandAUSBronze
4Eddie AlexanderGBR
5Vratislav ŠustrTCH
6Erik SchoefsBEL
7Frank WeberFRG
8Maxwell CheesemanTTO
2 h1 r4/7Andrea FacciniITA
2 h2 r4/7Curt HarnettCAN
2 h3 r4/7Fabrice ColasFRA
2 h4 r4/7Hideki MiwaJPN
2 h1 r2/7Gustavo FarisARG
2 h2 r2/7Nelson Mario PonsECU
2 h3 r2/7Lee Fu-HsiangTPE
2 h4 r2/7Ken CarpenterUSA
3 h1 r2/7Eom Yeong-SeopKOR
3 h2 r2/7Bailón BecerraBOL
3 h3 r2/7Paul RéneauBIZ
3 h4 r2/7Rosman AlwiMAS
4 h1 r2/7José MorenoESP
4 h2 r2/7Colin AbramsGUY
4 h3 r2/7Michele SmithCAY
4 h4 r2/7Vincent LynchBAR
25 r1/8Ira FabianANT

Qualifying Round (21 September 1988 — 10:00)

Top 24 advanced to round one.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Lutz HeßlichGDR10.395QOR
2Gary NeiwandAUS10.563Q
3Nikolay KovshURS10.595Q
4Vratislav ŠustrTCH10.704Q
5Ken CarpenterUSA10.792Q
6Fabrice ColasFRA10.857Q
7Frank WeberFRG10.919Q
8Eddie AlexanderGBR10.930Q
9José MorenoESP10.931Q
10Erik SchoefsBEL11.032Q
11Hideki MiwaJPN11.063Q
12Andrea FacciniITA11.073Q
13Curt HarnettCAN11.144Q
14Maxwell CheesemanTTO11.171Q
15Gustavo FarisARG11.187Q
16Rosman AlwiMAS11.204Q
17Eom Yeong-SeopKOR11.222Q
18Nelson Mario PonsECU11.339Q
19Lee Fu-HsiangTPE11.475Q
20Paul RéneauBIZ11.732Q
21Colin AbramsGUY11.815Q
22Vincent LynchBAR11.845Q
23Michele SmithCAY12.055Q
24Bailón BecerraBOL12.216Q
25Ira FabianANT12.817

Round One (21 September 1988 — 13:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to round two.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Lutz HeßlichGDR11.25Q
2Eom Yeong-SeopKOR
3Rosman AlwiMAS

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Gary NeiwandAUS11.19Q
2Nelson Mario PonsECU
3Gustavo FarisARG

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Nikolay KovshURS11.26Q
2Lee Fu-HsiangTPE
3Maxwell CheesemanTTO

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Vratislav ŠustrTCH11.21Q
2Curt HarnettCAN
3Paul RéneauBIZ

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Andrea FacciniITA11.74Q
2Ken CarpenterUSA
3Colin AbramsGUY

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Fabrice ColasFRA10.77Q
2Hideki MiwaJPN
3Vincent LynchBAR

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Erik SchoefsBEL11.34Q
2Frank WeberFRG
3Michele SmithCAY

Heat Eight

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Eddie AlexanderGBR11.40Q
2José MorenoESP
3Bailón BecerraBOL

Round One Repêchage (21 September 1988 — 15:55)

Winner of each heat advanced to round two.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Maxwell CheesemanTTO12.11Q
2Gustavo FarisARG
3Eom Yeong-SeopKOR
4José MorenoESP

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Frank WeberFRG11.55Q
2Nelson Mario PonsECU
3Bailón BecerraBOL
4Colin AbramsGUY

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Hideki MiwaJPN11.56Q
2Lee Fu-HsiangTPE
3Paul RéneauBIZ
4Michele SmithCAY

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Curt HarnettCAN11.26Q
2Ken CarpenterUSA
3Rosman AlwiMAS
4Vincent LynchBAR

Round Two (22 September 1988 — 10:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Lutz HeßlichGDR11.04Q
2Eddie AlexanderGBR
3Hideki MiwaJPN

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Erik SchoefsBEL11.27Q
2Curt HarnettCAN
3Gary NeiwandAUS

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Nikolay KovshURS11.10Q
2Fabrice ColasFRA
3Frank WeberFRG

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Vratislav ŠustrTCH11.13Q
2Maxwell CheesemanTTO
3Andrea FacciniITA

Round Two Repêchage (22 September 1988 — 11:40)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Eddie AlexanderGBR11.32Q
2Andrea FacciniITA

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Frank WeberFRG11.39Q
2Curt HarnettCAN

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Gary NeiwandAUS11.57Q
2Fabrice ColasFRA

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Maxwell CheesemanTTO11.31Q
2Hideki MiwaJPN

Quarter-Finals (22 September 1988 — 17:00)

Best two of three races. Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Lutz HeßlichGDR2Q
2Frank WeberFRG0

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Eddie AlexanderGBR2Q
2Erik SchoefsBEL1

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Nikolay KovshURS2Q
2Maxwell CheesemanTTO0

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Gary NeiwandAUS2Q
2Vratislav ŠustrTCH0

Semi-Finals (23 September 1988 — 20:10)

Best two of three races. Winner of each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Lutz HeßlichGDR2Q
2Gary NeiwandAUS0

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Nikolay KovshURS2Q
2Eddie AlexanderGBR0

Final Round (23 – 24 September 1988 — 17:15)

Best two of three races.

Match 1/2 (24 September 1988 — 17:15)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Lutz HeßlichGDR2
2Nikolay KovshURS0

Match 3/4 (24 September 1988 — 17:15)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Gary NeiwandAUS2
2Eddie AlexanderGBR0

Match 5-8 (23 September 1988 — 20:30)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Vratislav ŠustrTCH11.34
2Erik SchoefsBEL
3Frank WeberFRG
4Maxwell CheesemanTTO