Handball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Handball at the 1984 Summer Olympics featured competition for men and women. Due to the USSR-led boycott some strong handball nations from Eastern Bloc did not compete; this gave opportunity to the Yugoslav team to take both gold medals.

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Handball

Men's Tournament[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Yugoslavia (YUG)
Zlatan Arnautović
Mirko Bašić
Jovica Elezović
Mile Isaković
Pavle Jurina
Milan Kalina
Slobodan Kuzmanovski
Dragan Mladenović
Zdravko Rađenović
Momir Rnić
Branko Štrbac
Veselin Vujović
Veselin Vuković
Zdravko Zovko
 West Germany (FRG)
Jochen Fraatz
Thomas Happe
Arnulf Meffle
Rüdiger Neitzel
Michael Paul
Dirk Rauin
Siegfried Roch
Michael Roth
Ulrich Roth
Martin Schwalb
Uwe Schwenker
Thomas Springel
Andreas Thiel
Klaus Wöller
Erhard Wunderlich
 Romania (ROU)
Mircea Bedivan
Dumitru Berbece
Iosif Boroş
Alexandru Buligan
Gheorghe Covaciu
Gheorghe Dogărescu
Marian Dumitru
Cornel Durău
Alexandru Fölker
Nicolae Munteanu
Vasile Oprea
Adrian Simion
Vasile Stîngă
Neculai Vasilcă
Maricel Voinea

Preliminary Round[edit]

Teams in two groups played each other in a round to decide, for which place each of them should compete in the Final Round.

Group A[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Romania Iceland Switzerland Japan Algeria
1.  Yugoslavia (YUG) 5 4 1 0 123 76 9 X 19:18 22:22 25:11 32:15 25:10
2.  Romania (ROU) 5 4 0 1 120 91 8 18:19 X 26:17 23:17 28:22 25:16
3.  Iceland (ISL) 5 3 1 1 102 96 7 22:22 17:26 X 23:16 21:17 19:15
4.  Switzerland (SUI) 5 2 0 3 83 102 4 11:25 17:23 16:23 X 20:13 19:18
5.  Japan (JPN) 5 1 0 4 84 107 2 15:32 22:28 17:21 13:20 X 17:16
6.  Algeria (ALG) 5 0 0 5 75 105 0 10:25 16:25 15:19 18:19 16:17 X

Group B[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts West Germany Denmark Sweden Spain United States South Korea
1.  West Germany (FRG) 5 5 0 0 114 95 10 X 20:18 18:17 18:16 21:19 37:25
2.  Denmark (DEN) 5 4 0 1 115 99 8 18:20 X 26:19 21:16 19:16 31:28
3.  Sweden (SWE) 5 3 0 2 119 110 6 17:18 19:26 X 26:25 21:18 36:23
4.  Spain (ESP) 5 2 0 3 105 106 4 16:18 16:21 25:26 X 17:16 31:25
5.  United States (USA) 5 0 1 4 91 100 1 19:21 16:19 18:21 16:17 X 22:22
6.  South Korea (KOR) 5 0 1 4 123 157 1 25:37 28:31 23:36 25:31 22:22 X

Final Round[edit]

  • 1st-placed teams from each group competed for the 1st place in this round;
  • 2nd-placed - competed for the 3rd place
  • 3rd-placed - competed for the 5th place
  • 4th-placed - competed for the 7th place
  • 5th-placed - competed for the 9th place
  • 6th-placed - competed for the 11th place

All matches were held on August 10.

11th place match

  • South Korea 25-21 Algeria

9th place match

  • United States 24-16 Japan

7th place match

  • Switzerland 18-17 Spain

5th place match

  • Sweden 26-24 Iceland

3rd place match

  • Romania 23-19 Denmark

1st place match

  • Yugoslavia 18-17 West Germany

Summary[edit]

Place Nation
1  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Coach: Branislav Pokrajac
Zlatan Arnautović (Borac Banja Luka)
Mirko Bašić (Metaloplastika Šabac)
Jovica Elezović (Proleter Zrenjanin)
Mile Isaković (Metaloplastika Šabac)
Pavle Jurina (Partizan Bjelovar)
Milan Kalina (Crvena zvezda Beograd)
Slobodan Kuzmanovski (Metaloplastika Šabac)
Dragan Mladenović (Železničar Niš)
Zdravko Rađenović (Schwabing/FRG)
Momir Rnić (Proleter Zrenjanin)
Branko Štrbac (Crvena zvezda Beograd)
Veselin Vujović (Metaloplastika Šabac)
Veselin Vuković (Metaloplastika Šabac)
Zdravko Zovko (Medveščak-Infosistem)
Rolando Pušnik (RK Crvenka)
2  West Germany (FRG)
3  Romania (ROU)
Coach: Radu Voina
4  Denmark (DEN)
Morten Stig Christensen
Anders Dahl-Nielsen
Peter Fenger
Jørgen Gluver
Hans Hattesen
Carsten Haurum
Klaus Jensen
Mogens Jeppesen
Keld Nielsen
Erik Rasmussen
Jens Roepstorff
Per Skaarup
Poul Sørensen
Mikael Strøm
5  Sweden (SWE)
Göran Bengtsson
Per Carlén
Lennart Ebbinge
Lars-Erik Hansson
Claes Hellgren
Rolf Hertzberg
Björn Jilsén
Pär Jilsén
Mats Lindau
Christer Magnusson
Per Öberg
Peter Olofsson
Mats Olsson
Sten Sjögren
Danny Sjöberg-Augustsson
6  Iceland (ISL)
Þorbergur Aðalsteinsson
Kristján Arason
Steinar Birgisson
Jens Einarsson
Alfreð Gíslason
Bjarni Guðmundsson
Guðmundur Guðmundsson
Sigurður Gunnarsson
Atli Hilmarsson
Þorbjörn Jensson
Brynjar Kvaran
Þorgils Mathiesen
Jakob Sigurðsson
Sigurður Sveinsson
Einar Þorvarðarson
7  Switzerland (SUI)
Jürgen Bätschmann
René Barth
Markus Braun
Max Delhees
Roland Gassmann
Martin Glaser
Peter Hürlimann
Peter Jehle
Heinz Karrer
Uwe Mall
Martin Ott
Norwin Platzer
Martin Rubin
Max Schär
Ruedi Weber
8  Spain (ESP)
Cecilio Alonso
Juan Javier Cabanas
Juan de la Puente
Juan Pedro de Miguel
Pere García
Rafael López
Agustín Millán
Juan Francisco Muñoz
José Ignacio Novoa
Jaime Puig
Javier Reino
Lorenzo Rico
Julián Ruiz
Eugenio Serrano
Juan José Uría
9  United States (USA)
Coach: Javier Garcia
James Buehning
Robert Djokcvich
Tim Dykstra
Craig Gilbert
Steven Goss
William Kessler
Stephen Kirk
Peter Lash
Michael Lenard
Joseph McVein
Gregory Morava
Rod Oshita
Thomas Schneeberger
Joe Story
Tim Funk
10  Japan (JPN)
Seimei Gamo
Takashi Ikenoue
Yasou Ikona
Hidetada Ito
Koji Matsui
Mitsuaki Nakamoto
Kiyoshi Nishiyama
Takahiro Ohata
Nobuo Sasaki
Kenzo Seki
Yoshihiro Shiga
Katsutoshi Taguchi
Seiichi Takamura
Yukihiko Uemura
Shinji Yamamoto
11  South Korea (KOR)
An Jin-Soo
Choi Geun-Yeon
Choi Tai-Sub
Hwang Yo-Na
Kang Duck-Soo
Kang Jae-Won
Kang Tae-Koo
Koh Suk-Chang
Lee Kwang-Nam
Lee Sang-Hyo
Lim Kyu-Ha
Lim Young-Chul
Park Byung-Hong
Park Young-Dae
Shim Jung-Man
12  Algeria (ALG)
Omar Azeb
Djaffar Belhocine
Abdelkrim Bendjemil
Abdeslam Benmaghsoula
Brahim Boudrali
Mourad Boussebt
Mustapha Doballah
Alousofiane Draouci
Hocine Ledra
Kamel Maoudj
Mouloud Meknache
Zine Mohamed Seghir
Rachid Mokrani
Kamel Ouchia
Azzedine Ouhib

Women's Tournament[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Yugoslavia (YUG)
Svetlana Anastasovska
Alenka Cuderman
Svetlana Dašić-Kitić
Slavica Đukić
Dragica Đurić
Mirjana Đurica
Emilija Erčić
Ljubinka Janković
Jasna Kolar-Merdan
Ljiljana Mugoša
Svetlana Mugoša
Mirjana Ognjenović
Zorica Pavićević
Jasna Ptujec
Biserka Višnjić
 South Korea (KOR)
Han Hwa-Soo
Jeong Hyoi-Soon
Jeung Soon-Bok
Kim Choon-Rye
Kim Kyung-Soon
Kim Mi-sook
Kim Ok-Hwa
Lee Soon-Ei
Lee Young-Ja
Shon Mi-Na
Sung Kyung-Hwa
Yoon Byung-Soon
Yoon Soo-Kyung
 China (CHN)
Chen Zhen
Gao Xiumin
He Jianping
Li Lan
Liu Liping
Liu Yumei
Sun Xiulan
Wang Linwei
Wang Mingxing
Wu Xingjiang
Zhang Weihong
Zhang Peijun
Zhu Juefeng

Results[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia South Korea China United States West Germany Austria
Gold  Yugoslavia (YUG) 5 5 0 0 143 102 10 X 29:23 31:25 33:20 20:19 30:15
Silver  South Korea (KOR) 5 3 1 1 125 119 7 23:29 X 24:24 29:27 26:17 23:22
Bronze  China (CHN) 5 2 1 2 112 115 5 25:31 24:24 X 22:25 20:19 21:16
4.  West Germany (FRG) 5 2 0 3 91 100 4 19:20 17:26 19:20 18:17 X 18:17
5.  United States (USA) 5 2 0 3 114 123 4 20:33 27:29 25:22 X 17:18 25:21
6.  Austria (AUT) 5 0 0 5 91 117 0 15:30 22:23 16:21 21:25 17:18 X

Summary[edit]

Place Nation
1  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Coach: Josip Samaržija
Svetlana Anastasovska (ORK Beograd)
Alenka Cuderman (Olimpija Ljubljana)
Svetlana Dašić-Kitić (Radnički Beograd)
Slavica Đukić (Radnički Beograd)
Dragica Đurić (Radnički Beograd)
Mirjana Đurica (Radnički Beograd)
Emilija Erčić (Radnički Beograd)
Ljubinka Janković (Radnički Beograd)
Jasna Kolar-Merdan (Lokomotiva Mostar)
Ljiljana Mugoša (Budućnost Titograd)
Svetlana Mugoša (Budućnost Titograd)
Mirjana Ognjenović (Lokomotiva Zagreb)
Zorica Pavićević (Budućnost Titograd)
Jasna Ptujec (Lokomotiva Zagreb)
Biserka Višnjić (Trešnjevka Zagreb)
2  South Korea (KOR)
3  China (CHN)
4  West Germany (FRG)
Maike Becker
Elke Blumauer
Sabine Erbs
Astrid Huhn
Kerstin Jonsson
Sabrina Koschella
Corinna Kunze
Roswitha Mroczynski
Petra Platen
Vanadis Putzke
Silvia Schmitt
Dagmar Stelberg
Claudia Sturm
5  United States (USA)
Coach: Klement Capilar
Pamela Boyd
Reita Clanton
Theresa Contos
Sandra de la Riva
Mary Dwight
Carmen Forest
Melinda Hale
Leora Jones
Carol Lindsey
Cynthia Stinger
Penelope Stone
Janice Trombly
Sherry Winn
Dorothy Franco-Reed
Kim Howard
6  Austria (AUT)
Gabriele Gebauer
Milena Gschiessl-Foltyn
Karin Hillinger
Ulrike Huber
Martina Neubauer
Gudrun Neunteufel
Ulrike Popp
Karin Prokop
Vesna Radovic
Silvia Steinbauer
Maria Sykora
Monika Unger
Susanne Unger
Elisabeth Zehetner
Teresa Zielewicz

Participating nations[edit]

Each qualified country was allowed to enter one team of 15 players and they all were eligible for participation. Four nations competed in both tournaments.

A total of 259(*) handball players (177 men and 82 women) from 14 nations (men from 12 nations - women from 6 nations) competed at the Los Angeles Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Yugoslavia (YUG) 2 0 0 2
2  West Germany (FRG) 0 1 0 1
 South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
4  Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1
 China (CHN) 0 0 1 1

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