Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Athletics at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
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3000 m women
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10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
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3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
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20 km walk men
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Discus throw men women
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Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

These are the official results of the Men's 1500 metres event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. The final was held on August 11, 1984.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Sebastian Coe
Great Britain (GBR)
Silver  Steve Cram
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze  José Manuel Abascal
Spain (ESP)

Abbreviations[edit]

Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:30.77 United Kingdom Steve Ovett Rieti (ITA) September 4, 1983
Olympic Record 3:34.91 Kenya Kipchoge Keino Mexico City (MEX) October 20, 1968

Sebastian Coe set a new Olympic record with 3:32.53 minutes in the final.

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Sebastian Coe (GBR) 3:32.53
Med 2.png  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:33.40
Med 3.png  José Manuel Abascal (ESP) 3:34.30
4.  Joseph Chesire (KEN) 3:34.52
5.  Jim Spivey (USA) 3:36.07
6.  Peter Wirz (SUI) 3:36.97
7.  Andrés Vera (ESP) 3:37.02
8.  Omar Khalifa (SUD) 3:37.11
9.  Tony Rogers (NZL) 3:38.98
10.  Steve Scott (USA) 3:39.86
11.  Riccardo Materazzi (ITA) 3:40.74
 Steve Ovett (GBR) DNF

Semifinals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  José Manuel Abascal (ESP) 3:35.70
2.  Steve Scott (USA) 3:35.71
3.  Sebastian Coe (GBR) 3:35.81
4.  Joseph Chesire (KEN) 3:35.83
4.  Peter Wirz (SUI) 3:35.83
6.  Tony Rogers (NZL) 3:36.48
7.  Riccardo Materazzi (ITA) 3:36.51
8.  Michael Hillardt (AUS) 3:38.12
9.  Pascal Thiébaut (FRA) 3:40.96
10.  James Igohe (TAN) 3:41.57


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:36.30
2.  Jim Spivey (USA) 3:36.53
3.  Andrés Vera (ESP) 3:36.55
3.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:36.55
5.  Omar Khalifa (SUD) 3:36.76
6.  Uwe Becker (FRG) 3:37.28
7.  Stefano Mei (ITA) 3:37.96
8.  Peter O'Donoghue (NZL) 3:38.71
9.  Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL) 3:39.40
10.  Pat Scammell (AUS) 3:40.83
11.  Taplumanei Jonga (ZIM) 3:41.80

Qualifying heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Joseph Chesire (KEN) 3:38.51
2.  Omer Khalifa (SUD) 3:38.93
3.  Stefano Mei (ITA) 3:39.25
4.  Tony Rogers (NZL) 3:39.78
5.  José Luis González (ESP) 3:47.01
6.  Faouzi Lahbi (MAR) 3:47.54
7.  Paul Ceesay (GAM) 3:59.14
8.  Amor Masoud Al-Sharji (OMA) 4:12.76
 Antti Loikkanen (FIN) DNF


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Pascal Thiébaut (FRA) 3:45.18
2.  Sebastian Coe (GBR) 3:45.30
3.  Andrés Vera (ESP) 3:45.44
4.  Paul Donovan (IRL) 3:45.70
5.  Jama Mohamed Aden (SOM) 3:46.80
6.  Mohamed Alouini (TUN) 3:49.78
7.  Dale Jones (ANT) 3:55.65
8.  Kgomotso Balotthanyi (BOT) 3:58.69
 Oslen Barr (GUY) DNF


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:49.23
2.  Agberto Guimarães (BRA) 3:49.26
3.  Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL) 3:49.65
4.  Josephat Muraya (KEN) 3:51.61
5.  Gawain Guy (JAM) 3:52.04
6.  Claudio Patrignani (ITA) 3:52.63
7.  Mehdi Aidet (ALG) 3:53.92
8.  Mouteb Al-Faouri (JOR) 3:59.85
 Pierre Délèze (SUI) DNF


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 3:41.01
2.  Steve Scott (USA) 3:41.02
3.  Michael Hillardt (AUS) 3:41.18
4.  Frank O'Mara (IRL) 3:41.76
5.  Alex Gonzalez (FRA) 3:42.84
6.  Mark Handelsman (ISR) 3:45.05
7.  Abderrahmane Morceli (ALG) 3:45.09
8.  Archfell Musango (ZAM) 3:46.99
9.  Adamou Allassane (NIG) 3:56.43
10.  Tito Rodrigues (SUR) 4:02.87


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  José Manuel Abascal (ESP) 3:37.68
2.  Peter Wirz (SUI) 3:37.75
3.  Uwe Becker (FRG) 3:37.76
4.  Riccardo Materazzi (ITA) 3:37.95
5.  Pat Scammell (AUS) 3:39.18
6.  James Igohe (TAN) 3:39.62
7.  Tapfumaneyi Jonga (ZIM) 3:40.42
8.  Isaac Ganunga (MAW) 3:53.86
9.  Hugo Allan García (GUA) 3:57.59
10.  Kim Bok-Joo (KOR) 4:02.63
 Ibrahim Aziz (UAE) DNF


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:40.33
2.  Jim Spivey (USA) 3:40.58
3.  Peter O'Donoghue (NZL) 3:40.69
4.  Abdi Bile (SOM) 3:40.72
5.  Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN) 3:41.96
6.  Zakaria Namonge (TAN) 3:45.55
7.  Batulamai Rajakumar (MAS) 3:55.19
8.  Jean-Marie Rudasingwa (RWA) 3:57.62
9.  Philip Sinon (SEY) 4:25.80
10.  Diosdado Lozano (GEQ) 4:34.71
 Omar Ortega (ARG) DNF

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