Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Athletes during the 400 metres event

At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, 41 events in athletics were contested, 24 events by men and 17 by women. There were a total number of 1273 participating athletes from 124 countries.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Athletics at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
 Carl Lewis
United States (USA)
9.99  Sam Graddy
United States (USA)
10.19  Ben Johnson
Canada (CAN)
10.22
200 metres
details
 Carl Lewis
United States (USA)
19.80 OR  Kirk Baptiste
United States (USA)
19.96  Thomas Jefferson
United States (USA)
20.26
400 metres
details
 Alonzo Babers
United States (USA)
44.27  Gabriel Tiacoh
Ivory Coast (CIV)
44.54  Antonio McKay
United States (USA)
44.71
800 metres
details
 Joaquim Cruz
Brazil (BRA)
1:43.00  Sebastian Coe
Great Britain (GBR)
1:43.64  Earl Jones
United States (USA)
1:43.83
1500 metres
details
 Sebastian Coe
Great Britain (GBR)
3:32.53 OR  Steve Cram
Great Britain (GBR)
3:33.40  José Manuel Abascal
Spain (ESP)
3:34.30
5000 metres
details
 Saïd Aouita
Morocco (MAR)
13:05.59 OR  Markus Ryffel
Switzerland (SUI)
13:07.54  António Leitão
Portugal (POR)
13:09.20
10,000 metres
details
 Alberto Cova
Italy (ITA)
27:47.54  Mike McLeod
Great Britain (GBR)
28:06.22  Mike Musyoki
Kenya (KEN)
28:06.46
110 metres hurdles
details
 Roger Kingdom
United States (USA)
13.20 OR  Greg Foster
United States (USA)
13.23  Arto Bryggare
Finland (FIN)
13.40
400 metres hurdles
details
 Edwin Moses
United States (USA)
47.75  Danny Harris
United States (USA)
48.13  Harald Schmid
West Germany (FRG)
48.19
3000 metres steeplechase
details
 Julius Korir
Kenya (KEN)
8:11.80  Joseph Mahmoud
France (FRA)
8:13.31  Brian Diemer
United States (USA)
8:14.06
4×100 metres relay
details
 United States (USA)
Sam Graddy
Ron Brown
Calvin Smith
Carl Lewis
37.83 WR  Jamaica (JAM)
Al Lawrence
Greg Meghoo
Don Quarrie
Ray Stewart
Norman Edwards*
38.62  Canada (CAN)
Ben Johnson
Tony Sharpe
Desai Williams
Sterling Hinds
38.70
4×400 metres relay
details
 United States (USA)
Sunder Nix
Ray Armstead
Alonzo Babers
Antonio McKay
Walter McCoy*
Willie Smith*
2:57.91  Great Britain (GBR)
Kriss Akabusi
Garry Cook
Todd Bennett
Phil Brown
2:59.13  Nigeria (NGR)
Sunday Uti
Moses Ugbusien
Rotimi Peters
Innocent Egbunike
2:59.32
Marathon
details
 Carlos Lopes
Portugal (POR)
2:09:21 OR  John Treacy
Ireland (IRL)
2:09:56  Charlie Spedding
Great Britain (GBR)
2:09:58
20 kilometres walk
details
 Ernesto Canto
Mexico (MEX)
1:23:13  Raúl González
Mexico (MEX)
1:23:20  Maurizio Damilano
Italy (ITA)
1:23:26
50 kilometres walk
details
 Raúl González
Mexico (MEX)
3:47:26  Bo Gustafsson
Sweden (SWE)
3:53:19  Sandro Bellucci
Italy (ITA)
3:53:45
Long jump
details
 Carl Lewis
United States (USA)
8.54 m  Gary Honey
Australia (AUS)
8.24 m  Giovanni Evangelisti
Italy (ITA)
8.24 m
Triple jump
details
 Al Joyner
United States (USA)
17.26 m  Mike Conley
United States (USA)
17.18 m  Keith Connor
Great Britain (GBR)
16.87 m
High jump
details
 Dietmar Mögenburg
West Germany (FRG)
2.35 m  Patrik Sjöberg
Sweden (SWE)
2.33 m  Jianhua Zhu
China (CHN)
2.31 m
Pole vault
details
 Pierre Quinon
France (FRA)
5.75 m  Mike Tully
United States (USA)
5.65 m  Earl Bell
United States (USA)
5.60 m
 Thierry Vigneron
France (FRA)
Shot put
details
 Alessandro Andrei
Italy (ITA)
21.26 m  Michael Carter
United States (USA)
21.09 m  Dave Laut
United States (USA)
20.97 m
Discus throw
details
 Rolf Danneberg
West Germany (FRG)
66.60 m  Mac Wilkins
United States (USA)
66.30 m  John Powell
United States (USA)
65.46 m
Hammer throw
details
 Juha Tiainen
Finland (FIN)
78.08 m  Karl-Hans Riehm
West Germany (FRG)
77.98 m  Klaus Ploghaus
West Germany (FRG)
76.68 m
Javelin throw
details
 Arto Härkönen
Finland (FIN)
86.76 m  David Ottley
Great Britain (GBR)
85.74 m  Kenth Eldebrink
Sweden (SWE)
83.72 m
Decathlon
details
 Daley Thompson
Great Britain (GBR)
8798 EWR  Jürgen Hingsen
West Germany (FRG)
8673  Siegfried Wentz
West Germany (FRG)
8412

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
 Evelyn Ashford
United States (USA)
10.97  Alice Brown
United States (USA)
11.13  Merlene Ottey
Jamaica (JAM)
11.16
200 metres
details
 Valerie Brisco-Hooks
United States (USA)
21.81  Florence Griffith
United States (USA)
22.04  Merlene Ottey
Jamaica (JAM)
22.09
400 metres
details
 Valerie Brisco-Hooks
United States (USA)
48.83  Chandra Cheeseborough
United States (USA)
49.05  Kathy Smallwood-Cook
Great Britain (GBR)
49.42
800 metres
details
 Doina Melinte
Romania (ROU)
1:57.60  Kim Gallagher
United States (USA)
1:58.63  Fiţa Lovin
Romania (ROU)
1:58.83
1500 metres
details
 Gabriella Dorio
Italy (ITA)
4:03.25  Doina Melinte
Romania (ROU)
4:03.76  Maricica Puică
Romania (ROU)
4:04.15
3000 metres
details
 Maricica Puică
Romania (ROU)
8:35.96  Wendy Smith-Sly
Great Britain (GBR)
8:39.47  Lynn Williams
Canada (CAN)
8:42.14
100 metres hurdles
details
 Benita Fitzgerald
United States (USA)
12.84  Shirley Strong
Great Britain (GBR)
12.88  Michèle Chardonnet
France (FRA)
13.06
 Kim Turner
United States (USA)
400 metres hurdles
details
 Nawal El Moutawakel
Morocco (MAR)
54.61  Judi Brown
United States (USA)
55.20  Cristieana Cojocaru
Romania (ROU)
55.41
4×100 metres relay
details
 United States (USA)
Alice Brown
Jeanette Bolden
Chandra Cheeseborough
Evelyn Ashford
41.65  Canada (CAN)
Angela Bailey
Marita Payne
Angella Taylor-Issajenko
France Gareau
42.77  Great Britain (GBR)
Simmone Jacobs
Kathy Smallwood-Cook
Beverley Goddard
Heather Hunte
43.11
4×400 metres relay
details
 United States (USA)
Lillie Leatherwood
Sherri Howard
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Chandra Cheeseborough
Diane Dixon*
Denean Howard*
3:18.29  Canada (CAN)
Charmaine Crooks
Jillian Richardson
Molly Killingbeck
Marita Payne
Dana Wright*
3:21.21  West Germany (FRG)
Heike Schulte-Mattler
Ute Thimm
Heide-Elke Gaugel
Gaby Bußmann
Nicole Leistenschneider*
Christina Sussiek*
3:22.98
Marathon
details
 Joan Benoit
United States (USA)
2:24:52  Grete Waitz
Norway (NOR)
2:26:18  Rosa Mota
Portugal (POR)
2:26:57
Long jump
details
 Anişoara Cuşmir-Stanciu
Romania (ROU)
6.96 m  Vali Ionescu
Romania (ROU)
6.81 m  Susan Hearnshaw
Great Britain (GBR)
6.80 m
High jump
details
 Ulrike Meyfarth
West Germany (FRG)
2.02 m  Sara Simeoni
Italy (ITA)
2.00 m  Joni Huntley
United States (USA)
1.97 m
Shot put
details
 Claudia Losch
West Germany (FRG)
20.48 m  Mihaela Loghin
Romania (ROU)
20.47 m  Gael Martin
Australia (AUS)
19.19 m
Discus throw
details
 Ria Stalman
Netherlands (NED)
65.36 m  Leslie Deniz
United States (USA)
64.86 m  Florenţa Crăciunescu
Romania (ROU)
63.64 m
Javelin throw
details
 Tessa Sanderson
Great Britain (GBR)
69.56 m  Tiina Lillak
Finland (FIN)
69.00 m  Fatima Whitbread
Great Britain (GBR)
67.14 m
Heptathlon
details
 Glynis Nunn
Australia (AUS)
6390  Jackie Joyner
United States (USA)
6385  Sabine Everts
West Germany (FRG)
6363


* Athletes who ran in preliminary round and also received medals.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 16 15 9 40
2  West Germany (FRG) 4 2 5 11
3  Great Britain (GBR) 3 7 6 16
4  Romania (ROU) 3 3 4 10
5  Italy (ITA) 3 1 3 7
6  Finland (FIN) 2 1 1 4
7  Mexico (MEX) 2 1 0 3
8  Morocco (MAR) 2 0 0 2
9  France (FRA) 1 1 2 4
10  Australia (AUS) 1 1 1 3
11  Portugal (POR) 1 0 2 3
12  Kenya (KEN) 1 0 1 2
13  Brazil (BRA) 1 0 0 1
 Netherlands (NED) 1 0 0 1
15  Canada (CAN) 0 2 3 5
16  Sweden (SWE) 0 2 1 3
17  Jamaica (JAM) 0 1 2 3
18  Ivory Coast (CIV) 0 1 0 1
 Ireland (IRL) 0 1 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
 Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 0 1
22  China (CHN) 0 0 1 1
 Nigeria (NGR) 0 0 1 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 0 1 1

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