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Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics

At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul a total number of 42 events in athletics were contested: 24 by men and 18 by women. There were a total number of 1617 participating athletes from 149 countries.

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
 Carl Lewis
United States (USA)
9.92
(WR)
 Linford Christie
Great Britain (GBR)
9.97
([[List of European records in athletics
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