Michael  Bryce  

Korea South1988 PARALYMPICS Wheelchair Basketball in Seoul, KOREAKorea South

The VIII Paralympic Games were conducted by the Organizing Committee of the 1988 Olympic Games. The wheelchair games were played in the Chamshil and Women's Gymnasiums the same as the Olympic basketball. The Paralympics village was only 4km. from th Olympic Stadium. The opening ceremony on October 15 was held at the Olympic Stadium and cheered on by a huge crowd of 75,000. .

 

 

 

WOMEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

final standings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAMES PLAYED

WON

LOST

COACH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gold

1

USAUnited States of America

5

5

0

HEDRICK.Brad

 

 

 

 

 

silver

2

GER

6

5

1

GROLL,Hans

 

 

 

 

 

bronze

3

NED

6

4

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

CAN

5

2

3

BACH,Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

JPN

5

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

ISR

6

2

4

SHACAR,Dan

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

ARG

6

2

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

SWE

5

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

GBR

4

0

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

only suggested scores found (no games sheets provided)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

round robin

USA

55

CAN

21

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

round robin

USA

55

SWE

22

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

round robin

USA

54

JPN

25

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

round robin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

PLACEMENT

JPN

33

ARG

32

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

PLACEMENT

ISR

44

SWE

33

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

5 TO 8

JPN

33

ISR

27

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

5 TO 8

SWE

38

ARG

 

???????????

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

SEMI

USA

55

NED

28

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

SEMI

GER

32

CAN

21

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

1/2

USA

38

GER

31

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

3/4

NED

44

CAN

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1988

MEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

final standings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

 

 

 

 

GAMES PLAYED

WON

LOST

PTS FOR

PTS F AVG

PTS AGT

PTS A AVG

COACH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gold

1

USAUnited States of America

6

6

0

396

66.0

226

37.7

Frank Burns , Paul Jackson asst

 

silver

2

NED

6

5

1

379

63.2

255

42.5

Rob Verheuvel

 

bronze

3

FRA

7

6

1

402

57.4

270

38.6

Robert Perri

 

 

4

GER

7

4

3

316

45.1

318

45.4

Ulf Mehrens

 

 

5

CAN

4

3

1

224

56.0

157

39.3

Brent Foster

 

 

6

ISR

4

2

2

214

53.5

216

54.0

Baruch Hagai

 

 

7

SWE

4

2

2

178

44.5

176

44.0

Kjell Backlund

 

 

8

JPN

4

2

2

202

50.5

206

51.5

 

 

 

9

AUS

4

2

2

225

56.3

161

40.3

Don Perriman

 

 

10

GBR

3

1

2

138

46.0

115

38.3

 

 

 

11

ESP

3

1

2

196

65.3

214

71.3

Jose Barbaro

 

 

12

BEL

3

1

2

149

49.7

134

44.7

Christine de Neuter, Roger de Clerq

 

 

13

ARG

4

1

3

170

42.5

184

46.0

 

 

 

14

MEX

3

0

3

119

39.7

207

69.0

Francisco Ugartechea

 

 

15

KOR

3

0

3

118

39.3

226

75.3

 

 

 

16

BRA

3

0

3

71

23.7

218

72.7

 

 

 

17

MAR

4

0

4

84

21.0

298

74.5

Abdelkader Attar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

72

36

36

3581

 

3581

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POOL A

 

GAMES PLAYED

WON

LOST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

USA

3

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

SWE

3

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

GBR

3

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

BRA

3

0

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

top 2 teams advance to top 8 round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

suggested scores (no games sheets provided)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL A

SWE

72

BRA

22

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL A

USA

85

BRA

28

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL A

USA

52

GBR

38

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL A

GBR

61

BRA

21

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL A

USA

56

SWE

29

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL A

SWE

42

GBR

39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POOL B

 

GAMES PLAYED

WON

LOST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

FRA

4

4

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

GER

4

3

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

AUS

4

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

ARG

4

1

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

MAR

4

0

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

top 2 teams advance to top 8 round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL B

GER

62

ARG

35

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL B

AUS

88

MAR

21

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL B

GER

58

MAR

28

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL B

FRA

90

MAR

22

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL B

FRA

55

ARG

37

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL B

FRA

61

AUS

49

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL B

AUS

54

ARG

36

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL B

FRA

51

GER

38

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL B

ARG

62

MAR

13

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL B

GER

43

AUS

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POOL C

 

GAMES PLAYED

WON

LOST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

NED

3

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

ISR

3

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

ESP

3

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

KOR

3

0

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

top 2 teams advance to top 8 round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL C

ISR

72

ESP

55

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL C

NED

71

KOR

18

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL C

ISR

71

KOR

37

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL C

NED

79

ESP

57

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL C

ESP

84

KOR

63

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL C

NED

62

ISR

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POOL D

 

GAMES PLAYED

WON

LOST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

CAN

3

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

JPN

3

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

BEL

3

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

MEX

3

0

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

top 2 teams advance to top 8 round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL D

JPN

45

BEL

41

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL D

CAN

62

MEX

32

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL D

BEL

71

MEX

44

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL D

CAN

68

JPN

37

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL D

JPN

74

MEX

43

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

 

POOL D

CAN

45

BEL

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

QUARTER F

 

USA

62

ISR

37

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

QUARTER F

 

GER

51

CAN

49

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

QUARTER F

 

FRA

54

JPN

46

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

QUARTER F

 

NED

59

SWE

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

SEMI FINAL

 

USA

67

GER

31

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

SEMI FINAL

 

NED

45

FRA

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

GOLD/SILVER

 

USA

74

NED

63

 

 

 

 

 

KOREA

BRONZE

 

FRA

54

GER

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games  

The 1988 Paralympics was, at that time,  the largest and most well-facilitated in Games history. The Seoul Paralympic Games gave a new generation of Paralympic athletes the opportunity to compete in many of the well-designed and well-constructed facilities used previously for the Olympic Games. The results showed the importance of assistance from host countries.

The Seoul Paralympic Organizing Committee (SPOC) had only a tangential relationship with the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee (SLOOC). But this relationship was substantial enough to recruit and train many of the sports and technical officials for the Paralympic Games as well. The Paralympic village was just 4km from the Olympic stadium. Athletes, coaches, trainers and team supporters were housed in a purpose-built village, which consisted of 10 apartment buildings with a total of 1,316 units.

Some 156 events, mostly involving athletes with serious disabilities, could not be held because fewer than three athletes had been fielded. There was much disappointment among the competing nations and international federations, but it was a sign that the Paralympic Games would gain credibility as elite athletic standards were implemented.

The Opening Ceremony on 15 October was held at the Olympic stadium before a crowd of 75,000. A record number of 3,053 competitors from 61 countries took part in the parade. The new Paralympic flag was presented to the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) President, Dr. Jens Bromann, and the Games were declared open by Mr. Roh Tae-Woo, President of the Republic of Korea.

There were 16 events on the programme: Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Boccia, Cycling, Fencing, Football, Goalball, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Powerlifting, Shooting, Snooker, Swimming, Table Tennis and Bolleyball. Wheelchair Tennis was introduced as a demonstration event. The 1988 Games showed a marked rise in athletic performance, with many multiple gold medal winners in various sports and events.

Trischa Zorn of the US, a visually impaired swimmer in class B2, won a total of 12 gold medals, including 10 individual titles and two relays, and setting nine world records in the process. Mustapha Badid of France established himself as the champion in menís wheelchair racing with gold medals in the 200m, 1500m, 5000m and marathon races. Wheelchair athlete Franz Nietlspach of Switzerland won three gold medals on the track in the 200m, 800m and slalom events. Connie Hansen of Denmark took five golds in the 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m and marathon wheelchair races. Dennis Oelher of the USA broke the 12-second barrier in the 100m, running on a prosthetic leg in a time of 11.73 seconds.

The USA team returned as a dominant force in Basketball. The menís team beat the Netherlands 74:63. 

The Closing Ceremony on 24 October was held to loud cheers from the capacity crowd and concluded with a big fireworks display.

1988 Seoul (Korea) Total Medals

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USA 92 91 85 268
2 Germany 77 64 48 189
3 Great Britain 62 66 51 179
4 Canada 54 42 57 153
5 France 45 48 49 142
6 Sweden 42 38 22 102
7 Korea 40 35 19 94
8 Netherlands 30 23 29 82
9 Denmark 25 18 22 65
10 Australia 23 34 37 94
11 Poland 22 25 34 81
12 Russia 21 19 15 55
13 Spain 18 13 12 43
14 China 17 17 9 43
15 Italy 16 15 27 58
16 Japan 16 12 17 45
17 Belgium 15 17 9 41
18 Israel 15 13 15 43
19 Ireland 13 13 18 44
20 Austria 13 7 15 35
21 Switzerland 12 12 10 34
22 Finland 11 23 15 49
23 Norway 11 11 13 35
24 Mexico 8 9 6 23
25 Brazil 4 9 14 27
26 Kuwait 4 6 8 18
27 Yugoslavia 4 4 11 19
28 Iran 4 1 3 8
29 Portugal 3 4 5 12
30 New Zealand 2 4 11 17
31 Iceland 2 2 8 12
32 Bulgaria 2 1 0 3
33 Jamaica 1 4 3 8
34 Faroe Islands 1 3 3 7
35 Egypt 1 2 3 6
36 Puerto Rico 1 2 0 3
37 Bahrain 1 1 1 3
38 Guatemala 1 0 0 1
39 Argentina 0 7 2 9
40 Hungary 0 4 7 11
41 Kenya 0 4 1 5
42 Hong Kong 0 2 7 9
43 Greece 0 1 3 4
44 Indonesia 0 1 0 1
45 Czec and Esl Federal Republic 0 1 0 1
46 Thailand 0 1 0 1
47 Tunisia 0 0 2 2
48 Malta 0 0 1 1