Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's K-1 500 metres
|Canoeing at the
1984 Summer Olympics
|C-1 500 m||men|
|C-1 1000 m||men|
|C-2 500 m||men|
|C-2 1000 m||men|
|K-1 500 m||men||women|
|K-1 1000 m||men|
|K-2 500 m||men||women|
|K-2 1000 m||men|
|K-4 500 m||women|
|K-4 1000 m||men|
| Agneta Andersson
| Barbara Schüttpelz
West Germany (FRG)
| Annemiek Derckx
Eleven competitors entered in two heats on August 6. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the final while the rest competed in the semifinal.
|1.||Agneta Andersson (SWE)||2:03.99||QF|
|2.||Elizabeth Blencowe (AUS)||2:05.51||QF|
|3.||Tecla Marinescu (ROU)||2:05.72||QF|
|4.||Shelia Conover (USA)||2:06.89||QS|
|5.||Lesley Smither (GBR)||2:10.81||QS|
|6.||Ho Kim Fai (HKG)||2:30.96||QS|
|1.||Barbara Schüttpelz (FRG)||2:02.14||QF|
|2.||Béatrice Basson (FRA)||2:03.61||QF|
|3.||Annemiek Derckx (NED)||2:04.75||QF|
|4.||Lucie Guay (CAN)||2:06.94||QS|
|5.||Ingeborg Rasmussen (NOR)||2:09.33||QS|
The top three finishers in the semifinal (raced on August 8) advanced to the final.
|1.||Lucie Guay (CAN)||2:03.73||QF|
|2.||Shelia Conover (USA)||2:03.79||QF|
|3.||Lesley Smither (GBR)||2:03.80||QF|
|4.||Ingeborg Rasmussen (NOR)||2:04.46|
|5.||Ho Kim Fai (HKG)||2:30.40|
The final was held on August 10.
|Agneta Andersson (SWE)||1:58.72|
|Barbara Schüttpelz (FRG)||1:59.93|
|Annemiek Derckx (NED)||2:00.11|
|4.||Tecla Marinescu (ROU)||2:00.12|
|5.||Béatrice Basson (FRA)||2:01.21|
|6.||Shelia Conover (USA)||2:02.38|
|7.||Lucie Guay (CAN)||2:02.49|
|8.||Elizabeth Blencowe (AUS)||2:02.63|
|9.||Lesley Smither (GBR)||2:04.09|
Andersson earned three medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics with two golds and one silver. She credited her switch to organic foods though the 1984 Summer Olympics boycott led by the Soviet Union was a factor.
- 1984 Summer Olympics official report Volume 2, Part 2. p. 364. (English) & (French)
- Sports-reference.com 1984 women's K-1 500 m results.
- Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Women's Kayak Single 500 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 491.