Gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Gymnastics at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Artistic
Team all-around   men   women

Individual all-around men women
Vault men women
Floor men women
Pommel horse men
Rings men
Parallel bars men
Horizontal bar men
Uneven bars women
Balance beam women
Rhythmic
Individual all-around women

At the 1984 Summer Olympics, two different gymnastics disciplines were contested. In addition to the fourteen artistic gymnastics events contested–eight for men and six for women, for the first time at the Olympics, a rhythmic gymnastics event was contested–the women's individual all-around. All of the gymnastics events were held at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles from July 29 through August 11. Several teams who had qualified to compete were absent as a result of the 1984 Summer Olympics boycott, including the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, and North Korea.

Artistic gymnastics[edit]

Format of competition[edit]

The artistic gymnastics competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which all gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. The combined scores of all team members determined the final score of the team. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts in the all-around qualified to the individual all-around competition. The eight highest scoring gymnasts on each apparatus qualified to the final for that apparatus.
  • Competition II - The individual all-around competition, in which those who qualified from Competition I performed exercises on each apparatus. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her in Competition II.
  • Competition III - The apparatus finals, in which those who qualified during Competition I performed an exercise on the individual apparatus on which he or she had qualified. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast on that particular apparatus during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her on that particular apparatus in Competition III.

Each country was limited to three gymnasts in the all-around final and two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 United States (USA)
Bart Conner
Timothy Daggett
Mitchell Gaylord
James Hartung
Scott Johnson
Peter Vidmar
 China (CHN)
Li Ning
Li Xiaoping
Li Yuejiu
Lou Yun
Tong Fei
Xu Zhiqiang
 Japan (JPN)
Koji Gushiken
Noritoshi Hirata
Nobuyuki Kajitani
Shinji Morisue
Koji Sotomura
Kyoji Yamawaki
Individual all-around
details
 Koji Gushiken
Japan (JPN)
 Peter Vidmar
United States (USA)
 Li Ning
China (CHN)
Floor
details
 Li Ning
China (CHN)
 Lou Yun
China (CHN)
 Koji Sotomura
Japan (JPN)
 Philippe Vatuone
France (FRA)
Pommel horse
details
 Li Ning
China (CHN)
none awarded  Timothy Daggett
United States (USA)
 Peter Vidmar
United States (USA)
Rings
details
 Koji Gushiken
Japan (JPN)
none awarded  Mitchell Gaylord
United States (USA)
 Li Ning
China (CHN)
Vault
details
 Lou Yun
China (CHN)
 Mitchell Gaylord
United States (USA)
none awarded
 Koji Gushiken
Japan (JPN)
 Shinji Morisue
Japan (JPN)
 Li Ning
China (CHN)
Parallel bars
details
 Bart Conner
United States (USA)
 Nobuyuki Kajitani
Japan (JPN)
 Mitchell Gaylord
United States (USA)
Horizontal bar
details
 Shinji Morisue
Japan (JPN)
 Tong Fei
China (CHN)
 Koji Gushiken
Japan (JPN)

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 Romania (ROU)
Lavinia Agache
Laura Cutina
Cristina Elena Grigoraş
Simona Păucă
Ecaterina Szabo
Mihaela Stănuleţ
 United States (USA)
Pamela Bileck
Michelle Dusserre
Kathy Johnson
Julianne McNamara
Mary Lou Retton
Tracee Talavera
 China (CHN)
Chen Yongyan
Huang Qun
Ma Yanhong
Wu Jiani
Zhou Ping
Zhou Qiurui
Individual all-around
details
 Mary Lou Retton
United States (USA)
 Ecaterina Szabo
Romania (ROU)
 Simona Păucă
Romania (ROU)
Vault
details
 Ecaterina Szabo
Romania (ROU)
 Mary Lou Retton
United States (USA)
 Lavinia Agache
Romania (ROU)
Uneven bars
details
 Ma Yanhong
China (CHN)
none awarded  Mary Lou Retton
United States (USA)
 Julianne McNamara
United States (USA)
Balance beam
details
 Simona Păucă
Romania (ROU)
none awarded  Kathy Johnson
United States (USA)
 Ecaterina Szabo
Romania (ROU)
Floor
details
 Ecaterina Szabo
Romania (ROU)
 Julianne McNamara
United States (USA)
 Mary Lou Retton
United States (USA)

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
details
 Lori Fung
Canada (CAN)
 Doina Staiculescu
Romania (ROU)
 Regina Weber
West Germany (FRG)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 5 5 6 16
2  China (CHN) 5 4 2 11
3  Romania (ROU) 5 2 2 9
4  Japan (JPN) 3 3 3 9
5  Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
6  France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 West Germany (FRG) 0 0 1 1
Total 19 14 15 48

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