Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's 3000 metres

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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

These are the official results of the Women's 3.000m metres event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. The final, held on August 10, 1984, is still remembered because of the fall after 1.700 metres of USA's Mary Decker after a collision with Zola Budd.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Maricica Puică
Romania (ROU)
Silver  Wendy Sly
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze  Lynn Williams
Canada (CAN)

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

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Maricica Puică (ROU) 8:35.96 OR
Med 2.png  Wendy Sly (GBR) 8:39.47
Med 3.png  Lynn Williams (CAN) 8:42.14
4.  Cindy Bremser (USA) 8:42.78
5.  Cornelia Bürki (SUI) 8:45.20
6.  Aurora Cunha (POR) 8:46.37
7.  Zola Budd (GBR) 8:48.80
8.  Joan Hansen (USA) 8:51.53
9.  Dianne Rodger (NZL) 8.56.43
10.  Agnese Possamai (ITA) 9.10.82
 Brigitte Kraus (FRG) DNF
 Mary Decker (USA) DNF

Qualifying heats[edit]

  • Held in 1984-08-08
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Mary Decker (USA) 8.44.38 OR
2.  Lynn Williams (CAN) 8.45.77
3.  Agnese Possamai (ITA) 8.45.84
4.  Aurora Cunha (POR) 8.46.38
5.  Dianne Rodger (NZL) 8.47.90
6.  Jane Furniss (GBR) 8.48.00
7.  Helen Kimaiyo (KEN) 8.57.21
8.  Roisin Smyth (IRL) 9.01.69
9.  Raida Abdallah (JOR) 10.48.00
 Helen Ritter (LIE) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Brigitte Kraus (FRG) 8:57.53
2.  Joan Hansen (USA) 8:58.64
3.  Wendy Sly (GBR) 8:58.66
4.  Maria Machado (POR) 9.01.77
5.  Donna Gould (AUS) 9.05.56
6.  Eva Ernström (SWE) 9.06.54
7.  Annette Sergent (FRA) 9.15.82
8.  Sue French (CAN) 9.24.66
9.  Liliana Gongora (ARG) 9.41.14
10.  Hwinga Mwanjala (TAN) 9.42.66


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Maricica Puică (ROU) 8:43.32 OR
2.  Cindy Bremser (USA) 8:43.97
3.  Zola Budd (GBR) 8:44.62
4.  Cornelia Bürki (SUI) 8:45.82
5.  Monica Joyce (IRL) 8:54.34
6.  Geri Fitch (CAN) 9.07.18
7.  Marie-Jane Mukamurenzi (RWA) 9.27.08
8.  Geeta Zutshi (IND) 9.40.63
9.  Kriscia Lorena García (ESA) 9.42.28
 Monica Regonesi (CHI) DNF
 Rosa Mota (POR) DNF

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