Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

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Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Date5 August 1984 (qualifications)
6 August 1984 (final)
Competitors24 from 18 nations
Winning distance69.56 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tessa Sanderson
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tiina Lillak
 Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fatima Whitbread
 Great Britain
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The Women's Javelin Throw event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entrylist of 29 competitors, with two qualifying groups (29 throwers) before the final (12) took place on Monday August 6, 1984. The top 12 and ties, and all those reaching 60.00 metres advanced to the final. All results were made with a rough surfaced javelin (old design).[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Tessa Sanderson
 Great Britain
Silver Tiina Lillak
 Finland
Bronze Fatima Whitbread
 Great Britain

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
OR olympic record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics
World Record  Tiina Lillak (FIN) 74.76 m June 13, 1983 Finland Tampere, Finland
Olympic Record  María Caridad Colón (CUB) 68.40 m July 25, 1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Broken records during the 1984 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 69.56 m August 6, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1  Fatima Whitbread (GBR) X X 65.30 65.30 m
2 2  Tiina Lillak (FIN) 63.30 63.30 m
3 7  Karin Smith (USA) 61.38 61.38 m
4 9  Ingrid Thyssen (FRG) 60.86 60.86 m
5 10  Tuula Laaksalo (FIN) 59.64 60.42 60.42 m
6 11  Petra Rivers (AUS) 54.28 59.12 59.12 m
7 14  Emi Matsui (JPN) 55.92 57.72 55.94 57.72 m
8 15  Fausta Quintavalla (ITA) 56.48 57.66 55.66 57.66 m
9 17  Agnès Tchuinté (CMR) 55.94 X 51.86 55.94 m
10 18  Lynda Sutfin (USA) 55.70 51.36 55.92 55.92 m
11 21  Lee Hui-cheng (TPE) 51.18 52.46 49.54 52.46 m
12 22  Íris Grönfeldt (ISL) 47.34 48.70 48.16 48.70 m
13 23  Jennifer Pace (MLT) 47.92 X 47.68 47.92 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 3  Trine Solberg (NOR) 62.68 62.68 m
2 4  Helena Laine (FIN) X 61.80 61.80 m
3 5  Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 61.58 61.58 m
4 6  Beate Peters (FRG) 61.56 61.56 m
5 8  Sharon Gibson (GBR) 60.88 60.88 m
6 12  Cathy Sulinski (USA) 54.32 X 59.00 59.00 m
7 13  Regula Egger (SUI) 56.32 57.80 57.88 57.88 m
8 16  Minori Mori (JPN) 46.66 56.60 X 56.60 m
9 19  Zhu Hongyang (CHN) 53.18 50.98 X 53.18 m
10 20  Sonia Smith (BER) 51.48 X 52.74 52.74 m
 Anna Verouli (GRE) 57.72 X 58.62 DSQ [2]
 Iamo Launa (PNG) DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 69.56 66.56 63.68 64.84 66.86 64.10 69.56 m OR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Tiina Lillak (FIN) 61.14 69.00 X X X X 69.00 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Fatima Whitbread (GBR) 64.52 65.42 X 65.82 67.14 X 67.14 m
4  Tuula Laaksalo (FIN) 56.42 61.36 X 66.40 59.64 65.72 66.40 m
5  Trine Solberg (NOR) 64.52 60.90 X X X X 64.52 m
6  Ingrid Thyssen (FRG) 61.12 63.26 55.64 55.96 60.42 56.26 63.26 m
7  Beate Peters (FRG) 61.84 59.90 X 61.24 57.98 62.34 62.34 m
8  Karin Smith (USA) 60.54 X 55.92 59.14 X 62.06 62.06 m
9  Sharon Gibson (GBR) 54.96 X 59.66 59.66 m
10  Cathy Sulinski (USA) 54.26 58.38 X 58.38 m
11  Helena Laine (FIN) X X 58.18 58.18 m
12  Petra Rivers (AUS) 55.66 56.20 X 56.20 m

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ Anna Verouli finished seventh at 58.62 (192’4”) but was subsequently disqualified as her doping tests proved positive.

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