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Seoul 1988 Olympic Medals Table

Seoul 1988 Olympics were scheduled from 17 September to 2 October 1988 in Seoul, Republic of China. It had a massive count of 8397 athletes from 159 countries participating in 237 events. By embracing the Summer Games, South Korea also embraced democracy.

Nations including Ethiopia, Cuba, Nicaragua and Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) boycotted the Games. USSR (Soviet Union) ruled on the first place of medals table by winning 55 gold, 31 silver and 46 bronze medals. The country was closely followed by German Democratic Republic and United States of America winning 37 and 36 gold medals respectively.

It was the first time in the history of Olympics that all three medallists in equestrian dressage comprised of women. With table tennis making its debut during the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, Swedish fencer Kerstin Pal got fame by becoming the first women to have participated in seven Olympic Games. The 1988 Summer Games also witnessed some of the most memorable victories including that of German cyclist cum speed skater Christa Luding-Rothenburger, who won a silver medal in cycling. With two Winder Games' medals in her kitty, Luding-Rothenburger became the only sportswoman to win both winter and summer medals in a single year.

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