China at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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China at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  CHN
NOC Chinese Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.cn (Chinese) (English)
At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles
Competitors 216 (132 men and 84 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Wang Libin
Medals
Rank: 4
Gold
15
Silver
8
Bronze
9
Total
32
Olympic history (summary)
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Other related appearances
Republic of China (1932–1948)

The People's Republic of China competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. It was the first appearance at the Summer Games for PRC after its symbolic presence at the Summer Games in 1952 during which the dispute between ROC and PRC had started over the name of China and resulted in withdrawing all its athletes by ROC. Since then until these Games the communist PRC boycotted the games due to the Taiwan's presence as the Republic of China. In 1984, the Republic of China competed as Chinese Taipei and the PRC competed as China.

216 competitors, 132 men and 84 women, took part in 105 events in 19 sports.[1] The first gold medal to be awarded at the Los Angeles Olympics was also the first-ever medal to be won by an athlete from China when Xu Haifeng won the 50 m Pistol event. Li Ning won also 6 medals in gymnastics, 3 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze, earning him the nickname "Prince of Gymnasts" in China.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

The PRC sent six archers to the Olympics. The women's team was more successful than the men's, earning a silver medal and an additional top eight finish.

Women's Individual Competition:

  • Li Lingjuan - 2559 points (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Wu Yanan - 2493 points (→ 8th place)
  • Wang Jin - 2445 points (→ 18th place)

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's Competition

Men's 100 metres

Men's 200 metres

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's High Jump

  • Zhu Jianhua
    • Qualification — 2.24m
    • Final — 2.31m (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Liu Yunpeng
    • Qualification — 2.24m
    • Final — 2.29m (→ 7th place)
  • Cai Shu
    • Qualification — 2.24m
    • Final — 2.27m (→ 8th place)

Men's Long Jump

  • Liu Yuhuang
    • Qualification — 7.83m
    • Final — 7.99m (→ 5th place)
  • Wang Shijie
    • Qualification — 7.36m (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Men's Triple Jump

Men's Pole Vault

  • Yang Weimin
    • Qualifying Round — 5.30m
    • Final — 5.10m (→ 10th place)
  • Ji Zebiao
    • Qualifying Round — 5.10m (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

Women's Competition

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

Women's High Jump

  • Zheng Dazhen
    • Qualification — 1.90 m
    • Final — 1.91 m (→ 7th place)
  • Yang Wenqin
    • Qualification — 1.90 m
    • Final — 1.88 m (→ 9th place)
  • Ge Ping
    • Qualification — 1.84 m (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's Long Jump

  • Liao Wenfen
    • Qualification — 6.16 m (→ did not advance, 15th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Jiao Yunxiang
    • Qualification — 54.70 m
    • Final — 53.32 m (→ 11th place)

Women's Shot Put

  • Li Meisu
    • Final — 17.96 m (→ 5th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Zhu Hongyang
    • Qualification — 53.18 m (→ did not advance)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Lost to United States (49-97)
    • Defeated France (85-83)
    • Lost to Canada (80-121)
    • Lost to Spain (83-102)
    • Lost to Uruguay (67-74)
  • Classification Matches
    • 9th/12th place: Defeated Egypt (76-73)
    • 9th/10th place: Lost to Brazil (76-86) → Tenth place
Women's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round
    • Defeated Australia (67-64)
    • Lost to Canada (61-66)
    • Defeated Yugoslavia (79-58)
    • Lost to United States (55-91)
    • Lost to South Korea (56-69)
  • Bronze Medal Match
    • Defeated Canada (62-57) → Med 3.png Bronze Medal

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Men's 100 km Team Time Trial

Women's Individual Road Race

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Tan Liangde
    • Preliminary Round — 600.99
    • Final — 662.31 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Li Hongping
    • Preliminary Round — 611.55
    • Final — 646.35 (→ 4th place)

Men's 10m Platform

Fencing[edit]

18 fencers, 13 men and 5 women, represented China in 1984.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Men

  • Lou Yun — Vault, Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Li Ning — Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Rings, Med 1.png Gold Medals; Vault, Med 2.png Silver Medal; All-Around, Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • Tong Fei — Horizontal Bar, Med 2.png Silver Medal

Women

Handball[edit]

Women's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round Robin
    • Lost to the United States (22-25)
    • Defeated West Germany (20-19)
    • Tied with South Korea (24-24)
    • Defeated Austria (21-16)
    • Lost to Yugoslavia (25-31) → Med 3.png Bronze Medal

Judo[edit]

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Mu Lati
    • Heat — 52.82 (→ did not advance, 31st place)

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 100m Backstroke

  • Wang Hao
    • Heat — 59.13 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)
  • Li Zhongyi
    • Heat — 1:00.66 (→ did not advance, 30th place)

Men's 200m Backstroke

  • Wang Hao
    • Heat — 2:12.28 (→ did not advance, 28th place)

Men's 100m Breaststroke

  • Jin Fu
    • Heat — 1:05.05 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • Wang Lin
    • Heat — DSQ (→ did not advance, no ranking)

Men's 200m Breaststroke

  • Jin Fu
    • Heat — 2:26.?? (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Men's 100m Butterfly

  • Zheng Jian
    • Heat — 56.58 (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Men's 200m Individual Medley

  • Chen Qin
    • Heat — 2:10.30 (→ did not advance, 24th place)
  • Feng Dawei
    • Heat — 2:11.30 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x100m Medley Relay


Women's 100m Freestyle

  • Ding Jilian
    • Heat — 59.11 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Women's 100m Backstroke

  • Guo Huaying
    • Heat — 1:08.21 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Women's 200m Backstroke

  • Yan Hong
    • Heat — 2:32.33 (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Women's 200m Individual Medley

  • Yan Hong
    • Heat — 2:27.95 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's 4x100 Medley Relay

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Lost to Japan (0-3)
    • Lost to Italy (0-3)
    • Defeated Egypt (3-0)
    • Lost to Canada (0-3)
  • Classification Matches
    • 5th/8th place: Lost to South Korea (1-3)
    • 7th/8th place: Lost to Japan (0-3) → 8th place
Women's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Defeated Brazil (3-0)
    • Defeated West Germany (3-0)
    • Lost to United States (1-3)
  • Semi Finals
    • Defeated Japan (3-0)
  • Final
    • Defeated United States (3-1) → Med 1.png Gold Medal

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to Netherlands (8-10)
    • Lost to Yugoslavia (7-12)
    • Defeated Canada (6-5)
  • Final Round (Group E)
    • Defeated Japan (10-4)
    • Lost to Italy (8-11)
    • Defeated Brazil (11-9)
    • Lost to Greece (9-10) → 9th place

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]