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Christa Luding (GER)

Christa Luding during the medal ceremony for the sprint (track cycling) event at the Seoul 1988 Games. She is accompanied on the podium by the Soviet Erika Salumae (gold medal) in the centre and the USA’s Connie Paraskevin-Young (bronze medal)

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Steffi Graf (GER)

By winning Olympic gold in the women’s singles tennis tournament of Seoul 1988 OG, Germany’s Steffi Graf accomplished an as yet unmatched feat: she won, in the same year, the Grand Slam and an Olympic gold medal.

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Summer Games Seoul 1988 Medal

On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. A design used since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, created by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli (ITA - 1865-1942) and chosen after a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee in 1921. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: "XXIV Olympiad Seoul 1988".

On the reverse, a dove, the symbol of peace, soaring up, holding a laurel branch in its mouth, and the Games emblem for Seoul composed of three Taeguk patterns from the Korean national flag and the five Olympic rings.
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Seoul 1988-Athletics-100 m-VORONOVA (URS) 6th, TORRENCE (USA) 5th and GRIFFITH-JOYNER (USA) 1st.
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Seoul 1988-At the start.
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1988 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony

2 Oct 1988: Fireworks light up the night sky during the Closing Ceremony for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Mandatory Credit: Billy Stickland/Allsport
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