Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women'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 Women's 800 metres event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. The final was held on August 6, 1984.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Doina Melinte
Romania (ROU)
Silver  Kim Gallagher
United States (USA)
Bronze  Fiţa Lovin
Romania (ROU)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:53.28 Czechoslovakia Jarmila Kratochvílová Munich (FGR) July 26, 1983
Olympic Record 1:53.43 Soviet Union Nadezhda Olizarenko Moscow (URS) July 27, 1980

Final[edit]

Held on August 6, 1984

RANK FINAL TIME
Gold medal with cup.svg  Doina Melinte (ROU) 1:57.60
Silver medal with cup.svg  Kim Gallagher (USA) 1:58.63
Bronze medal with cup.svg  Fiţa Lovin (ROU) 1:58.83
4.  Gabriella Dorio (ITA) 1:59.05
5.  Lorraine Baker (GBR) 2:00.03
6.  Ruth Wysocki (USA) 2:00.34
7.  Margrit Klinger (FRG) 2:00.65
8.  Caroline O'Shea (IRL) 2:00.77

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on August 4, 1984
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Kim Gallagher (USA) 2:00.48
2.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 2:01.42
3.  Ruth Wysocki (USA) 2:02.31
4.  Caroline O'Shea (IRL) 2:02.70
5.  Elly van Hulst (NED) 2:03.25
6.  Angelita Lind (PUR) 2:03.27
7.  Christine Slythe-Wynn (CAN) 2:04.95
8.  Ranza Clark (CAN) 2:05.42


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Fiţa Lovin (ROU) 1:59.29
2.  Gabriella Dorio (ITA) 1:59.53
3.  Margrit Klinger (FRG) 2:00.00
4.  Lorraine Baker (GBR) 2:01.21
5.  Robin Campbell (USA) 2:01.21
6.  Jill McCabe (SWE) 2:03.23
7.  Grace Verbeek (CAN) 2:05.42
8.  Shiny Abraham-Wilson (IND) 2:05.42

Round One[edit]

  • Held on August 3, 1984
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Margrit Klinger (FRG) 2:03.66
2.  Ruth Wysocki (USA) 2:04.05
3.  Jill McCabe (SWE) 2:04.16
4.  Ranza Clark (CAN) 2:04.67
5.  Céléstine N'Drin (CIV) 2:06.06
6.  Christine Bakombo (ZAI) 2:18.79


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Fiţa Lovin (ROU) 2:01.51
2.  Robin Campbell (USA) 2:01.72
3.  Lorraine Baker (GBR) 2:01.73
4.  Angelita Lind (PUR) 2:01.84
5.  Selina Chirchir (KEN) 2:07.17
6.  Grace Bakari (GHA) 2:14.50


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 2:02.77
2.  Caroline O'Shea (IRL) 2:03.60
3.  Christine Slythe-Wynn (CAN) 2:04.17
4.  Alejandra Ramos (CHI) 2:05.77
5.  Evelyn Adiru (UGA) 2:07.39
6.  Zonia Meigham (GUA) 2:14.17


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Kim Gallagher (USA) 2:00.37
2.  Gabriella Dorio (ITA) 52.53
3.  Elly van Hulst (NED) 2:03.38
4.  Grace Verbeek (CAN) 2:04.16
5.  Albertina Machado (POR) 2:05.74
6.  Laverne Bryan (ANT) 2:11.44

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