Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

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Athletics at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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The Women's Javelin Throw event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entrylist of 29 competitors, with two qualifying groups (29 throwers) before the final (12) took place on Monday August 6, 1984. The top 12 and ties, and all those reaching 60.00 metres advanced to the final. All results were made with a rough surfaced javelin (old design).

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Tessa Sanderson
Great Britain (GBR)
Silver  Tiina Lillak
Finland (FIN)
Bronze  Fatima Whitbread
Great Britain (GBR)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
OR olympic 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  Tiina Lillak (FIN) 74.76 m June 13, 1983 Finland Tampere, Finland
Olympic Record  María Caridad Colón (CUB) 68.40 m July 25, 1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Broken records during the 1984 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 69.56 m August 6, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1  Fatima Whitbread (GBR) X X 65.30 65.30 m
2 2  Tiina Lillak (FIN) 63.30 63.30 m
3 7  Karin Smith (USA) 61.38 61.38 m
4 9  Ingrid Thyssen (FRG) 60.86 60.86 m
5 10  Tuula Laaksalo (FIN) 59.64 60.42 60.42 m
6 11  Petra Rivers (AUS) 54.28 59.12 59.12 m
7 14  Emi Matsui (JPN) 55.92 57.72 55.94 57.72 m
8 15  Fausta Quintavalla (ITA) 56.48 57.66 55.66 57.66 m
9 17  Agnès Tchuinté (CMR) 55.94 X 51.86 55.94 m
10 18  Lynda Suffin (USA) 55.70 51.36 55.92 55.92 m
11 21  Lee Hui-Chen (TPE) 51.18 52.46 49.54 52.46 m
12 22  Íris Grönfeldt (ISL) 47.34 48.70 48.16 48.70 m
13 23  Jennifer Pace (MLT) 47.92 X 47.68 47.92 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 3  Trine Solberg (NOR) 62.68 62.68 m
2 4  Helena Laine (FIN) X 61.80 61.80 m
3 5  Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 61.58 61.58 m
4 6  Beate Peters (FRG) 61.56 61.56 m
5 8  Sharon Gibson (GBR) 60.88 60.88 m
6 12  Cathy Sulinski (USA) 54.32 X 59.00 59.00 m
10 13  Regula Egger (SUI) 56.32 57.80 57.88 57.88 m
10 16  Minori Mori (JPN) 46.66 56.60 X 56.60 m
10 19  Zhu Hongyang (CHN) 53.18 50.98 X 53.18 m
10 20  Sonia Smith (BER) 51.48 X 52.74 52.74 m
 Anna Verouli (GRE) 57.72 X 58.62 DSQ [1]
 Iamo Launa (PNG) DNS
  1. ^ Anna Verouli finished seventh at 58.62 (192’4”) but was subsequently disqualified as her doping tests proved positive.

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 69.56 66.56 63.68 64.84 66.86 64.10 69.56 m OR
2nd  Tiina Lillak (FIN) 61.14 69.00 X X X X 69.00 m
3rd  Fatima Whitbread (GBR) 64.52 65.42 X 65.82 67.14 X 67.14 m
4  Tuula Laaksalo (FIN) 56.42 61.36 X 66.40 59.64 65.72 66.40 m
5  Trine Solberg (NOR) 64.52 60.90 X X X X 64.52 m
6  Ingrid Thyssen (FRG) 61.12 63.26 55.64 55.96 60.42 56.26 63.26 m
7  Beate Peters (FRG) 61.84 59.90 X 61.24 57.98 62.34 62.34 m
8  Karin Smith (USA) 60.54 X 55.92 59.14 X 62.06 62.06 m
9  Sharon Gibson (GBR) 54.96 X 59.66 59.66 m
10  Cathy Sulinski (USA) 54.26 58.38 X 58.38 m
11  Helena Laine (FIN) X X 58.18 58.18 m
12  Petra Rivers (AUS) 55.66 56.20 X 56.20 m

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