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  • Seoul 1988 Wrestling Greco-Roman men 100 - 130kg (super heavyweight) | Video

    Seoul 1988 Wrestling Greco-Roman men 100 - 130kg (super heavyweight)

    At the 1988 Seoul Games, in his first Olympic appearance, Aleksandr Karelin won gold in the super heavyweight event of Greco-Roman wrestling. He then remained undefeated in the four years between Seoul and the next Olympic Games in Barcelona.      
  • Seoul 1988 Diving men 10m platform, Diving men 3m springboard - Greg Louganis | Video

    Seoul 1988 Diving men 10m platform, Diving men 3m springboard - Greg Louganis

    In Seoul, Greg Louganis was a veteran of his sport and faced a number of upcoming younger rivals. Yet despite striking the board with his head in the springboard, Louganis dramatically retained both his Olympic titles. Watch all his performances from Seoul, Montreal and Los Angeles!
  • Seoul 1988 Swimming men 4x100m freestyle relay | Video

    Seoul 1988 Swimming men 4x100m freestyle relay

    In the 100m butterfly at the Seoul Olympic Games, Biondi was the favourite. However, he had to settle for second when he was beaten by just 0.01 seconds. Biondi successfully channelled his disappointment. He entered five more events, winning gold in all of them and setting world records in four. Watch his performance in the 4x100m freestyle relay!
  • Seoul 1998 & PyeongChang 2018: from sport and urban development, to world peace | Video

    Seoul 1998 & PyeongChang 2018: from sport and urban development, to world peace

    The Olympic Games in Korea created strong legacies for sport development, skills development and urban infrastructure. PyeongChang 2018 also became a building block in the road for peace, with the host nation, Republic of Korea, marching side by side with their neighbours from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, under the Korean Unification Flag.
  • Boudia dives to 10m Platform gold | Video

    Boudia dives to 10m Platform gold

    David Boudia produced an impressive display to claim gold for the USA in tonight's 10m Platform Diving final. The 23-year-old was the first American man to win gold in the event since Greg Louganis at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.
  • Sergey Bubka Holds the Pole Vault WR Since 1994 | Video

    Sergey Bubka Holds the Pole Vault WR Since 1994

    A height of 6m was considered unattainable in pole vaulting, Sergey Bubka cleared this height for the first time in 1985. Bubka claimed his only gold medal at the 1988 Games with a vault of 5.90m, four years later he failed to qualify for the final at the Barcelona 1992 Olympics. However, he improved his own record, setting his best and final world record with a vault of 6.14m in 1994, a record that he still holds today. Sergey Bubka (URS), (UKR) - Athletics - Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992
  • Hussein Haleem: The Games changed my life | Video

    Hussein Haleem: The Games changed my life

    Hussain Haleem’s life changed for good the day he became the Maldives’ first ever Olympic flag bearer, at Seoul 1988. In the latest video in our “Words of Olympians” series, the intrepid marathon runner tells his remarkable story
  • Süleymanoğlu breaks the World Record to take gold | Video

    Süleymanoğlu breaks the World Record to take gold

    Weightlifter Naim Süleymanoğlu made his Olympic debut in Seoul by taking the eyes of the worked. He was quickly nicknamed “The Pocket Hercules” for the combination of his short stature (1.47m or 4ft10in) and incredible display of strength.   Born in Bulgaria to Turkish parents, Süleymanoğlu obtained Turkish citizenship in 1986 and was now representing Turkey in the weightlifting competition at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.   “The Pocket Hercules” lifted 190.0kg in the clean and jerk; and 152.5kg in the snatch, reaching a total of 342.5kg. This result gave him both the Olympic gold medal and new world record, by an impressive 30kg.   Naim Süleymanoğlu would still be back at the Olympic Games in Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 to win two more Olympic gold medals and have his final Summer Games at Sydney 2000.
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