East Germany at the
1988 Summer Olympics
Flag of East Germany.svg
IOC codeGDR
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the GDR
in Seoul, South Korea
17 September2 October 1988
Competitors259 (157 men, 102 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Ulf Timmermann
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
37
Silver
35
Bronze
30
Total
102
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic) competed at the Olympic Games for the last time as an independent nation at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Following German reunification in 1990, a single German team would compete in the 1992 Summer Olympics. 259 competitors, 157 men and 102 women, took part in 157 events in 16 sports.[1] The team was officially announced on 3 September 1988.[2]

Medalists

East Germany finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 37 gold medals and 102 medals overall.

Gold

Silver

Bronze


Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Men's competition

Men's 5,000 metres

Men's 10,000 metres

Men's marathon

Men's 4 × 400 m relay

Men's 3.000 m steeplechase

  1. Heat — 8:36.45
  2. Semifinal — 8:16.27
  3. Final — 8:19.82 (→ 10th place)

Men's javelin throw

Men's discus throw

Men's shot put

Men's hammer throw

Men's decathlon

  1. 100 metres — 11.25s
  2. Long jump — 7.43m
  3. Shot put — 15.48m
  4. High jump — 2.27m
  5. 400 metres — 48.90 s
  6. 110 m hurdles — 15.13s
  7. Discus throw — 49.28m
  8. Pole vault — 4.70 m
  9. Javelin throw — 61.32m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:28.95s
  1. 100 metres — 10.87s
  2. Long jump — 7.45m
  3. Shot put — 14.97m
  4. High jump — 1.97m
  5. 400 metres — 47.71s
  6. 110 m hurdles — 14.46s
  7. Discus throw — 44.36m
  8. Pole vault — 5.10 m
  9. Javelin throw — 61.76m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:33.02s
  1. 100 metres — 11.57s
  2. Long jump — 7.00 m
  3. Shot put — 15.60 m
  4. High jump — 1.94m
  5. 400 metres — 49.84s
  6. 110 m hurdles — 15.04s
  7. Discus throw — 46.66m
  8. Pole vault — 4.90 m
  9. Javelin throw — 60.20 m
  10. 1.500 metres — 4:46.04s

Men's 20 km walk

Men's 50 km walk

Women's competition

Women's 4 × 100 m relay

Women's 4 × 400 m relay

Women's marathon

Women's discus throw

Women's javelin throw

Women's shot put

Women's heptathlon

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Men's bantamweight (54 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Seventeen cyclists, fourteen men and three women, represented East Germany in 1988.

Men's road race
Men's team time trial
Men's sprint
Men's 1 km time trial
Men's individual pursuit
Men's team pursuit
Men's points race
Women's road race
Women's sprint

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Seven fencers, all men, represented East Germany in 1988. Udo Wagner won a silver medal in the individual foil event.[3]

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Men's 100 m freestyle

Men's 200 m freestyle

Men's 400 m freestyle

Men's 1500 m freestyle

Men's 100 m backstroke

Men's 200 m backstroke

Men's 100 m breaststroke

Men's 200 m breaststroke

Men's 200 m individual medley

Men's 400 m individual medley

Men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay

Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay


Women's 50 m freestyle

Women's 100 m freestyle

Women's 200 m freestyle

Women's 400 m freestyle

Women's 800 m freestyle

Women's 100 m backstroke

Women's 200 m backstroke

Women's 100 m breaststroke

Women's 200 m breaststroke

Women's 100 m butterfly

Women's 200 m butterfly

Women's 200 m individual medley

Women's 400 m individual medley

Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay

Women's 4 × 100 m medley relay

Volleyball

Main article: Volleyball at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Women's tournament

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1988 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "East Germany at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Das DDR-Aufgebot für den Medaillenkampf" [The GDR squad for the medal fight]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). Vol. 44, no. 209. 3 September 1988. p. 6. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "East Germany Fencing at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 15 March 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.