Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Athletics at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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The Men's Discus Throw at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entrylist of 20 competitors, with two qualifying groups before the final (12) took place on August 10, 1984.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Rolf Danneberg
West Germany (FRG)
Silver  Mac Wilkins
United States (USA)
Bronze  John Powell
United States (USA)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All results shown are in metres
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]

Standing records prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics
World Record  Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 71.86 m May 29, 1983 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Olympic Record  Mac Wilkins (USA) 68.28 m July 24, 1976 Canada Montréal, Canada

Qualifying round[edit]

  • Held on August 8, 1984
Rank Group A Distance 1 2 3
1.  Rolf Danneberg (FRG) 63.48 m 59.66 63.48
2.  John Powell (USA) 62.92 m 62.92
3.  Kostas Georgakopoulos (GRE) 60.94 m 60.74 60.66 60.94
4.  Robert Weir (GBR) 60.92 m X X 60.92
5.  Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) 60.80 m 60.80 59.32 X
6.  Marco Martino (ITA) 60.76 m 59.58 60.76 X
7.  Werner Hartmann (FRG) 59.92 m 57.90 59.88 59.92
8.  Bradley Cooper (BAH) 53.70 m X 52.06 53.70
9.  Henry Smith (SAM) 51.90 m 51.28 50.94 51.90
10.  Dominique Bechard (MRI) 41.10 m 39.84 41.10 40.24
 Marco Bucci (ITA) DNS


Rank Group B Distance 1 2 3
1.  Mac Wilkins (USA) 65.86 m 60.54 65.86
2.  Luciano Zerbini (ITA) 63.44 m 63.44
3.  Stefan Fernholm (SWE) 62.84 m X 62.84
4.  Art Burns (USA) 62.60 m 62.60
5.  Erik de Bruin (NED) 61.56 m 60.76 61.06 61.56
6.  Alwin Wagner (FRG) 61.56 m X 61.56 X
7.  Rob Gray (CAN) 59.34 m 56.38 56.62 59.34
8.  Richard Slaney (GBR) 57.66 m 56.02 56.78 57.66
 Mohamed Naguib Hamed (EGY) NM X
 Vésteinn Hafsteinsson (ISL) [1] DSQ 59.02 55.98 59.58

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  Rolf Danneberg (FRG) 64.74 X 63.64 66.60 X 66.22 66.60 m
2nd  Mac Wilkins (USA) 65.96 X 65.20 X 66.30 X 66.30 m
3rd  John Powell (USA) 64.68 63.34 64.12 64.06 65.14 65.46 65.46 m
4  Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) 64.72 62.40 65.28 63.78 62.50 64.32 65.28 m
5  Art Burns (USA) 63.72 X X X 63.32 64.98 64.98 m
6  Alwin Wagner (FRG) 61.82 62.76 62.70 63.94 61.16 64.72 64.72 m
7  Luciano Zerbini (ITA) 60.18 61.14 63.50 X X 60.14 63.50 m
8  Stefan Fernholm (SWE) 63.08 X 62.20 63.22 62.20 59.82 63.22 m
9  Erik de Bruin (NED) 56.88 62.32 60.10 62.32 m
10  Robert Weir (GBR) 59.86 61.36 X 61.36 m
11  Kostas Georgakopoulos (GRE) X 59.16 60.30 60.30 m
 Marco Martino (ITA) X X X NM

Remarks[edit]

  1. ^ Vésteinn Hafsteinsson finished seventh at 59.98 metres, but was subsequently disqualified as his doping test proved positive.

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