Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Video on YouTube Official Video
Athletics at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Olympic Athletics.png
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

These are the official results of the Women's 800 metres event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. The final was held on August 6, 1984.

In the final, Kim Gallagher was the first to the break line but from there she was content to mark Doina Melinte. Impatient, Gabriella Dorio ran around the pair and out to a 2-meter lead. The gap was slowly eaten up over the next 300 metres, with Fiţa Lovin always present a step behind her Roumanian teammate. On the backstretch, Dorio began to falter and the two leaders edged past her. As she fell back through the pack, Lovin lost her step trying to avoid the slowing traffic. It was the same three leaders in the same order, chased by Margrit Klinger who strung out through the turn, separating from the rest, Dorio falling back to 6th place. Gallagher was perfectly positioned with clear sailing on the outside to sprint past Melinte, instead, Melinte just built on her lead, the gap widening to 4 metres by the finish. Loving couldn't make any progress on Gallagher and finished a couple of metres behind her. Coming off the final turn, Dorio squeezed inside of Lorraine Baker, crossed in front of her to get to the outside for a sprint to the finish, catching elbows with Klinger along the way. But Dorio was unable to catch Lovin for bronze.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Doina Melinte
 Romania
Silver Kim Gallagher
 United States
Bronze Fiţa Lovin
 Romania

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:53.28 Czechoslovakia Jarmila Kratochvílová Munich (FGR) July 26, 1983
Olympic Record 1:53.43 Soviet Union Nadezhda Olizarenko Moscow (URS) July 27, 1980

Final[edit]

Held on August 6, 1984

RANK FINAL TIME
Gold medal with cup.svg  Doina Melinte (ROU) 1:57.60
Silver medal with cup.svg  Kim Gallagher (USA) 1:58.63
Bronze medal with cup.svg  Fiţa Lovin (ROU) 1:58.83
4.  Gabriella Dorio (ITA) 1:59.05
5.  Lorraine Baker (GBR) 2:00.03
6.  Ruth Wysocki (USA) 2:00.34
7.  Margrit Klinger (FRG) 2:00.65
8.  Caroline O'Shea (IRL) 2:00.77

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on August 4, 1984
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Kim Gallagher (USA) 2:00.48
2.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 2:01.42
3.  Ruth Wysocki (USA) 2:02.31
4.  Caroline O'Shea (IRL) 2:02.70
5.  Elly van Hulst (NED) 2:03.25
6.  Angelita Lind (PUR) 2:03.27
7.  Christine Slythe-Wynn (CAN) 2:04.95
8.  Ranza Clark (CAN) 2:05.42


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Fiţa Lovin (ROU) 1:59.29
2.  Gabriella Dorio (ITA) 1:59.53
3.  Margrit Klinger (FRG) 2:00.00
4.  Lorraine Baker (GBR) 2:00.66
5.  Robin Campbell (USA) 2:01.21
6.  Jill McCabe (SWE) 2:02.20
7.  Grace Verbeek (CAN) 2:03.23
8.  Shiny Abraham-Wilson (IND) 2:05.42

Round One[edit]

  • Held on August 3, 1984
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Margrit Klinger (FRG) 2:03.66
2.  Ruth Wysocki (USA) 2:04.05
3.  Jill McCabe (SWE) 2:04.16
4.  Ranza Clark (CAN) 2:04.67
5.  Céléstine N'Drin (CIV) 2:06.06
6.  Christine Bakombo (ZAI) 2:18.79


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Fiţa Lovin (ROU) 2:01.51
2.  Robin Campbell (USA) 2:01.72
3.  Lorraine Baker (GBR) 2:01.73
4.  Angelita Lind (PUR) 2:01.84
5.  Selina Chirchir (KEN) 2:07.17
6.  Grace Bakari (GHA) 2:14.50


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 2:02.77
2.  Caroline O'Shea (IRL) 2:03.60
3.  Christine Slythe-Wynn (CAN) 2:04.17
4.  Shiny Abraham (IND) 2:04.69
5.  Alejandra Ramos (CHI) 2:05.77
6.  Evelyn Adiru (UGA) 2:07.39
7.  Zonia Meigham (GUA) 2:14.17


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Kim Gallagher (USA) 2:00.37
2.  Gabriella Dorio (ITA) 2:01.41
3.  Elly van Hulst (NED) 2:03.38
4.  Grace Verbeek (CAN) 2:04.16
5.  Albertina Machado (POR) 2:05.74
6.  Laverne Bryan (ANT) 2:11.44

See also[edit]

References[edit]