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Heptathlon, Women

Date23 – 24 September 1988
StatusOlympic
LocationOl-lim-pik Ju-gyeong-gi-jang, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Participants30 from 19 countries
FormatScoring by 1985 point tables.

By 1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee was easily the world’s top all-around female athlete. She had played basketball at UCLA, she was a world-class long jumper, and in 1986, she twice broke the world heptathlon record, becoming the first to surpass 7,000 points. At the 1988 Olympic Trials she again broke the world record, scoring 7,215. She was a prohibitive favorite in this event in Seoul, possessing the top five marks of all-time, and she did not disappoint. In the first five events, she won the 100 hurdles, tied for first in the high jump, was second in the shot put, won the 200 metres, and won the long jump. She led Sabine John by 179 points after day one and by almost 400 points after the long jump, and shattered the world record with 7,291, which still stands as the world record thru 2008.

PosNrAthleteNOCPoints100 metres HurdlesHigh JumpShot Put200 metresLong JumpJavelin Throw800 metres
1578Jackie Joyner-KerseeUSA729112.691.8615.8022.567.2745.662:08.51GoldWR
2270Sabine JohnGDR689712.851.8016.2323.656.7142.562:06.14SilverOR
3254Anke BehmerGDR685813.201.8314.2023.106.6844.542:04.20BronzeOR
4517Nataliya ShubenkovaURS654013.511.7414.7623.936.3247.462:07.90
5547Remigija SablovskaitėURS645613.611.8015.2323.926.2542.782:12.24
6285Ines SchulzGDR641113.751.8313.5024.656.3342.822:05.79
711Jane FlemmingAUS635113.381.8012.8823.596.3740.282:12.54
8568Cindy GreinerUSA629713.551.8014.1324.486.4738.002:13.65
9490Zuzana LajbnerováTCH625213.631.8314.2824.866.1143.302:16.05
10515Svetlana BuragaURS623213.251.7712.6223.596.2839.062:14.74
11324Marjon WijnsmaNED620513.751.8613.0125.036.3437.862:11.49
1245Svetla DimitrovaBUL617113.241.8012.0223.496.1937.622:15.73
13483Corinne SchneiderSUI615713.851.8611.5824.876.0547.502:14.93
14184Sabine BraunFRG610913.711.8313.1624.786.1244.582:22.82
15156Satu RuotsalainenFIN610113.791.8012.3224.616.0845.442:17.06
1688Dong YupingCHN608713.931.8614.2125.006.4038.602:26.67
17220Kim HaggerGBR597513.471.8012.7525.476.3435.782:18.48
18557Wendy BrownUSA597214.071.8312.6924.836.1344.342:26.43
19235Joanne MullinerGBR574614.391.7112.6824.926.1037.752:18.02
2028Jacqueline HautenauveBEL573414.041.7711.8125.615.9935.682:13.90
21148Ragne KytöläFIN568614.311.7711.6625.695.7539.482:13.35
2239Conceição GeremiasBRA550814.231.7112.9525.505.5039.642:24.02
23498Hsu Huei-YingTPE529014.851.6810.0025.235.4739.142:17.30
24390Ji Jeong-MiKOR528914.531.7110.8326.615.5039.262:19.17
25433Iammogapi LaunaPNG456616.421.5011.7826.164.8846.382:43.43
AC142Sainiana TukanaFIJ15.608.6126.375.12DNF
AC185Sabine EvertsFRG13.741.7111.54DNF
AC159Chantal BeaugeantFRA16.761.8012.79DNF
AC244Judy SimpsonGBR13.781.77DNF
AC318Tineke HiddingNEDDNF
DNS409Yvonne HaslerLIE
DNS1Yasmina AzziziALG