Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 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
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

These are the official results of the Men's 800 metres event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. The event took place between 3 and 6 August.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Joaquim Cruz
Brazil (BRA)
Silver  Sebastian Coe
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze  Earl Jones
United States (USA)

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 1:41.73 United Kingdom Sebastian Coe Florence (ITA) June 10, 1981
Olympic Record 1:43.50 Cuba Alberto Juantorena Montreal (CAN) July 25, 1976

In the final Joaquim Cruz set a new Olympic record with 1:43.00 minutes.

Quarterfinals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Edwin Koech (KEN) 1:44.74
2.  Donato Sabia (ITA) 1:44.90
3.  Agberto Guimarães (BRA) 1:45.18
4.  Peter Elliott (GBR) 1:45.49
5.  Faouzi Lahbi (MAR) 1:45.67
6.  Babacar Niang (SEN) 1:45.71
7.  Sotirios Moutsanas (GRE) 1:46.34


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Billy Konchellah (KEN) 1:46.15
2.  Omar Khalifa (SUD) 1:46.33
3.  Sebastian Coe (GBR) 1:46.75
4.  José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:46.87
5.  John Marshall (USA) 1:47.18
6.  Riccardo Materazzi (ITA) 1:47.90
7.  Ahmed Belkessam (ALG) 1:48.11
8.  Marco Mayr (SUI) 1:48.30


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:44.84
2.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 1:45.72
3.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:45.82
4.  William Wuycke (VEN) 1:46.17
5.  Abdi Bile (SOM) 1:46.49
6.  Owen Hamilton (JAM) 1:46.74
7.  Pat Scammel (AUS) 1:47.90
8.  Bruce Roberts (CAN) 1:49.72


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Earl Jones (USA) 1:45.44
2.  Hans-Peter Ferner (FRG) 1:45.52
3.  Juma Ndiwa (KEN) 1:45.59
4.  Moussa Fall (SEN) 1:45.71
5.  Mohamed Alouini (TUN) 1:45.78
6.  Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL) 1:46.21
7.  Oslen Barr (GUY) 1:46.97
8.  Philippe Dupont (FRA) 1:48.95

Semifinals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:43.82
2.  Edwin Koech (KEN) 1:44.12
3.  Earl Jones (USA) 1:44.51
4.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 1:44.81
5.  Omar Khalifa (SUD) 1:44.87
6.  Moussa Fall (SEN) 1:45.03
7.  William Wuycke (VEN) 1:47.32


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Sebastian Coe (GBR) 1:45.51
2.  Billy Konchellah (KEN) 1:45.67
3.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:45.82
4.  Donato Sabia (ITA) 1:45.96
5.  Hans-Peter Ferner (FRG) 1:46.16
6.  Agberto Guimarães (BRA) 1:46.65
7.  Juma Ndiwa (KEN) 1:48.06
8.  José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:48.70

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:43.00
Med 2.png  Sebastian Coe (GBR) 1:43.64
Med 3.png  Earl Jones (USA) 1:43.83
4.  Billy Konchellah (KEN) 1:44.03
5.  Donato Sabia (ITA) 1:44.53
6.  Edwin Koech (KEN) 1:44.86
7.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:47.89
8.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 1:52.28

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