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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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Last Updated : July 22, 2016

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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