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Discus Throw, Men

Date30 September – 1 October 1988
StatusOlympic
LocationOl-lim-pik Ju-gyeong-gi-jang, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Participants29 from 20 countries

The favorite was East Germany’s Jürgen Schult, the 1987 World Champion and the world record holder. He did not disappoint, winning the gold with his first throw of 68.82 (225-9½), and recording four throws beyond the silver medalist, Romas Ubartas (URS/LTU). The 1984 gold medalist, Rolf Danneberg won the bronze medal.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1481Jürgen SchultGDR64.70 (3)68.82 (1)GoldOR
21051Romas UbartasURS65.58 (2)67.48 (2)Silver
3364Rolf DannebergFRG65.70 (1)67.38 (3)Bronze
41195Yury DumchevURS62.08 (8)66.42 (4)
51136Mac WilkinsUSA62.48 (7)65.90 (5)
6812Gejza ValentTCH63.46 (5)65.80 (6)
7988Knut HjeltnesNOR63.50 (4)64.94 (7)
8367Alois HanneckerFRG61.44 (11)63.28 (8)
9509Erik de BruinNED61.66 (10)63.06 (9)
101077Mike BuncicUSA63.16 (6)62.46 (10)
11132Georgi GeorgievBUL61.34 (12)61.24 (11)
12973Imrich BugárTCH61.94 (9)60.88 (12)
13 r1/21041Vaclavas KidykasURS60.88 (13)
14 r1/2816Svein-Inge ValvikNOR60.64 (14)
15 r1/246Werner ReitererAUS59.78 (15)
16 r1/263Brad CooperBAH59.74 (16)
17 r1/21095Randy HeislerUSA59.08 (17)
18 r1/2329Patrick JournoudFRA58.94 (18)
19 r1/2566Vésteinn HafsteinssonISL58.94 (19)
20 r1/2436Paul MardleGBR58.28 (20)
21 r1/2163Ray LazdinsCAN57.94 (21)
22 r1/2362Wulf BrunnerFRG57.50 (22)
23 r1/2799Adewale OlukojuNGR54.44 (23)
24 r1/2838Ramón Jiménez-GaonaPAR50.90 (24)
25 r1/2897Henry SmithSAM49.40 (25)
26 r1/2698Min Se-HunKOR47.84 (26)
AC r1/2248Mohamed NaguibEGY– (AC)
AC r1/2563Eggert BogasonISL– (AC)
AC r1/2710Ibrahim Mohamed Al-OuiranKSA– (AC)

Qualifying Round (30 September 1988)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 64.00 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Rolf DannebergFRG65.70Q
2Romas UbartasURS65.58Q
3Jürgen SchultGDR64.70Q
4Knut HjeltnesNOR63.50q
5Gejza ValentTCH63.46q
6Mike BuncicUSA63.16q
7Mac WilkinsUSA62.48q
8Yury DumchevURS62.08q
9Imrich BugárTCH61.94q
10Erik de BruinNED61.66q
11Alois HanneckerFRG61.44q
12Georgi GeorgievBUL61.34q
13Vaclavas KidykasURS60.88
14Svein-Inge ValvikNOR60.64
15Werner ReitererAUS59.78
16Brad CooperBAH59.74
17Randy HeislerUSA59.08
18Patrick JournoudFRA58.9457.62
19Vésteinn HafsteinssonISL58.9457.10
20Paul MardleGBR58.28
21Ray LazdinsCAN57.94
22Wulf BrunnerFRG57.50
23Adewale OlukojuNGR54.44
24Ramón Jiménez-GaonaPAR50.90
25Henry SmithSAM49.40
26Min Se-HunKOR47.84
ACIbrahim Mohamed Al-OuiranKSANM
ACEggert BogasonISLNM
ACMohamed NaguibEGYNM

Qualifying Round, Group A (30 September 1988 — 9:30)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup A Round OneGroup A Round TwoGroup A Round Three
110Mac WilkinsUSA62.4862.48×61.34
211Yury DumchevURS62.0861.3060.2462.08
33Imrich BugárTCH61.9461.9461.4861.00
41Georgi GeorgievBUL61.3459.7861.34×
513Vaclavas KidykasURS60.8858.8260.88×
615Svein-Inge ValvikNOR60.6459.40×60.64
74Werner ReitererAUS59.78×57.5859.78
86Randy HeislerUSA59.08××59.08
99Patrick JournoudFRA58.9458.9457.6255.82
1012Wulf BrunnerFRG57.50×57.50×
117Adewale OlukojuNGR54.4451.3854.4447.60
128Henry SmithSAM49.4047.9649.4048.98
1314Min Se-HunKOR47.84×46.5247.84
AC5Ibrahim Mohamed Al-OuiranKSA×××NM
AC2Eggert BogasonISL×××NM

Qualifying Round, Group B (30 September 1988 — 11:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup B Round OneGroup B Round TwoGroup B Round Three
16Rolf DannebergFRG65.7065.70--
25Romas UbartasURS65.5865.58--
34Jürgen SchultGDR64.7064.70--
414Gejza ValentTCH63.4661.8862.8463.46
58Knut HjeltnesNOR63.5063.5062.66×
610Mike BuncicUSA63.16×63.16×
713Erik de BruinNED61.6658.5660.7261.66
812Alois HanneckerFRG61.4461.44××
99Brad CooperBAH59.7459.7456.8856.44
102Vésteinn HafsteinssonISL58.9458.9457.1055.70
111Paul MardleGBR58.2857.1856.0658.28
1211Ray LazdinsCAN57.9457.94××
133Ramón Jiménez-GaonaPAR50.9050.1848.8050.90
AC7Mohamed NaguibEGY×NM

Final Round (1 October 1988 — 12:45)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
13Jürgen SchultGDR68.8268.8267.9265.7668.1865.7068.26OR
25Romas UbartasURS67.4866.8666.2066.2464.4063.7467.48
311Rolf DannebergFRG67.3865.5863.60×63.8867.3862.56
41Yury DumchevURS66.4264.0063.7463.5463.6662.8666.42
54Mac WilkinsUSA65.9061.88×65.1263.8465.9062.96
66Gejza ValentTCH65.80×63.3662.4662.8064.2865.80
77Knut HjeltnesNOR64.9463.30×64.1064.9463.22×
812Alois HanneckerFRG63.2860.2862.5063.2860.9461.54×
910Erik de BruinNED63.0663.06××
109Mike BuncicUSA62.4662.46××
118Georgi GeorgievBUL61.2461.2461.1259.66
122Imrich BugárTCH60.8859.60×60.88