Australia at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles
Competitors 242 (169 men, 73 women) in 22 sports
Flag bearer Wayne Roycroft (opening)
Dean Lukin (closing)
Medals
Rank: 14
Gold
4
Silver
8
Bronze
12
Total
24
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 242 competitors, 169 men and 73 women, took part in 137 events in 22 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the fourth Olympic archery competition that Australia contested, the nation sent one woman and one man. Two-time veteran Terene Donovan improved her score from four years earlier by 99 points even as she fell ten places in the ranking.

Women's Individual Competition

Men's Individual Competition

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

Men's 200 metres

Men's 400 metres

  • Darren Clark
    • Heat — 45.68
    • Quarterfinals — 44.77
    • Semifinals — 45.26
    • Final — 44.75 (→ 4th place)
  • Bruce Frayne
    • Heat — 46.08
    • Quarterfinals — 45.35
    • Semifinals — 45.21 (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's Long Jump

  • Gary Honey
    • Qualification — 7.93m
    • Final — 8.24m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)

Men's High Jump

Men's Decathlon

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk


Women's 3,000 metres

Women's Marathon

Women's 400m Hurdles

Women's Long Jump

  • Robyn Lorraway
    • Qualification — 6.61 m
    • Final — 6.67 m (→ 6th place)
  • Glynis Nunn
    • Qualification — 6.41 m
    • Final — 6.53 m (→ 7th place)
  • Linda Garden
    • Qualification — 6.49 m
    • Final — 6.30 m (→ 11th place)

Women's High Jump

  • Vanessa Browne
    • Qualification — 1.90m
    • Final — 1.94m (→ 6th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Gael Martin
    • Qualification — 55.38m
    • Final — 55.88m (→ 8th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Petra Rivers
    • Qualification — 59.12m
    • Final — 56.20m (→ 12th place)

Women's Shot Put

Women's Heptathlon

  • Glynis Nunn
    • Final Result — 6390 points (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Defeated Brazil (76-72)
    • Lost to Yugoslavia (64-94)
    • Defeated West-Germany (67-66)
    • Lost to Italy (82-93)
    • Defeated Egypt (94-78)
  • Quarterfinals
    • Lost to Spain (93-101)
  • Classification Matches
    • 5th/8th place: Lost to Uruguay (95-101)
    • 7th/8th place: Defeated West-Germany (83-76) → Seventh place
Women's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round
    • Lost to PR China (64-67)
    • Lost to United States (47-81)
    • Lost to Canada (45-56)
    • Lost to South Korea (48-54)
    • Defeated Yugoslavia (62-59) → Fifth place

Head Coach: Brendan Flynn

Boxing[edit]

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Men's Individual Road Race

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Stephen Foley
    • Preliminary Round — 543.87
    • Final — 561.93 (→ 8th place)

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Three fencers, one man and two women, represented Australia in 1984.

Men's foil
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition
Women's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
    • Australia — West Germany 2–2
    • Australia — New Zealand 3–0
    • Australia — Canada 1–2
    • Australia — USA 3–1
    • Australia — Netherlands 0–2
    • Australia eventually finished fourth, after a loss in the penalty shoot-out against home nation the United States.

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Australia in 1984.

Individual
Team
  • Alex Watson
  • Matthew Spies
  • Daniel Esposito

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's Competition

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Michael Delany
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 51.22 (1st)
    • Final B – DNS
  • Mark Stockwell
    • Qualifying Heat 6 – 50.27 (1st)
    • Final – 50.24 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Peter Dale
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 1:51.42 (1st)
    • Final – 1:53.84 (8th)
  • Justin Lemberg
    • Qualifying Heat 5 – 1:52.73 (4th, did not advance)

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Justin Lemberg
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 3:53.89 (1st)
    • Final – 3:51.79 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Ron McKeon
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 3:55.06 (4th)
    • Final – 3:55.48 (8th)

Men's 1.500 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Glenn Buchanan
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 54.86 (1st)
    • Final – 53.85 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Mark Stockwell
    • Qualifying Heat 7 – 55.70 (3rd)
    • Final B – DNS

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Jon Sieben
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 1:58.63 (2nd)
    • Final – 1:57.04 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Peter Evans
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 1:02.87 (1st)
    • Final – 1:02.97 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Brett Stocks
    • Qualifying Heat 5 – 1:03.46 (1st)
    • Final – 1:03.49 (6th)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Glenn Beringen
    • Qualifying Heat 6 – 2:17.29 (1st)
    • Final – 2:15.79 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Peter Evans
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 2:21.21 (2nd)
    • Final B – DNS

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Mark Kerry
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 57.15 (1st)
    • Final – 57.18 (5th)
  • David Orbell
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 58.35 (1st)
    • Final B – 58.05 (1st)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • David Orbell
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:04.00 (1st)
    • Final – 2:04.61 (8th)
  • Kim Terrell
    • Qualifying Heat 5 – 2:06.56 (3rd, did not advance)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Rob Woodhouse
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 2:06.45 (2nd)
    • Final B – 2:04.85 (1st)
  • Glenn Beringen
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 2:08.85 (4th, did not advance)

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Rob Woodhouse
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 4:24.85 (3rd)
    • Final – 4:20.50 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay

Women's Competition

Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Lisa Curry
    • Qualifying Heat 6 – 26.07 (11th)
    • Final B – 25.87 (1st)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Susie Ford
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 57.76 (1st, did not advance)
  • Angela Harris
    • Qualifying Heat 6 – 57.30 (2nd)
    • Final – 58.09 (8th)
  • Michelle Pearson
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 56.75 (1st)
    • Final – 56.83 (5th)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Michelle Pearson
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:01.49 (2nd)
    • Final – 1:59.79 (4th)
  • Susie Ford
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 2:04.82 (8th, did not advance)
  • Anna McVann
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:03.14 (3rd)
    • Final – 2:02.87 (8th)

Women's 400 m Freestyle

  • Susie Ford
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 4:20.68 (4th)
    • Final B – 4:15.46 (1st)
  • Anna McVann
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 4:15.21 (2nd)
    • Final – 4:13.95 (5th)

Women's 800 m Freestyle

  • Susie Ford
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 8:56.40 (6th, did not advance)
  • Anna McVann
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 8:35.19 (2nd)
    • Final – 8:37.94 (4th)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Janet Blood
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 1:01.97 (2nd)
    • Final – 1:01.78 (5th)
  • Lisa Curry
    • Qualifying 7 – 1:01.07 (9th)
    • Final B – 1:01.61 (5th)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Karen Higgison
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:11.81 (1st)
    • Final – 2:10.56 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Janet Blood
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 2:13.74 (2nd)
    • Swim-off with Conny van Bentum (NED) – 2:15.54 (2nd)
    • Final B – DNS

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Dimity Douglas
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 1:12.18 (3rd)
    • Final B – 1:12:00 (3rd)
  • Sharon Kellett
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 1:13.43 (4th, did not advance)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Dimity Douglas
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:36.47 (5th)
    • Final B – 2:39.33 (8th)
  • Sharon Kellett
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 2:33.23 (1st)
    • Final – 2:33.80 (5th)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Georgina Parkes
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 1:04.90 (2nd)
    • Final B – 1:04.52 (2nd)
  • Audrey Youl
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 1:04.94 (3rd)
    • Final B – 1:04.15 (1st)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Georgina Parkes
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 2:18.49 (1st)
    • Final – 2:14.87 (4th)
  • Audrey Youl
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:20.12 (4th)
    • Final B – 2:21.36 (8th)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Michelle Pearson
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:17.46 (2nd)
    • Final – 2:15.92 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Suzanne Dill-Macky
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 4:54.13 (2nd)
    • Final – 4:44.30 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Karen Higgison
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 5:54.28 (4th)
    • Final B – 4:53.37 (11th)

Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
    • Lost to West Germany (6-10)
    • Drew with Italy (8-8)
    • Defeated Japan (15-2)
  • Final Round (Group D)
    • Lost to Yugoslavia (6-9)
    • Lost to United States (7-12)
    • Defeated Netherlands (8-7)
    • Drew with Spain (10-10) → 5th place

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1984 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 

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