Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's K-4 500 metres

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Canoeing at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
C-1 500 m   men  
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 500 m men
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 500 m men women
K-1 1000 m men
K-2 500 m men women
K-2 1000 m men
K-4 500 m women
K-4 1000 m men

The women's K-4 500 metres event was a fours kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program. This event debuted at these games.


Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Romania (ROU)
Agafia Constantin
Nastasia Ionescu
Tecla Marinescu
Maria Ştefan
 Sweden (SWE)
Agneta Andersson
Anna Olsson
Eva Karlsson
Susanne Wiberg
 Canada (CAN)
Alexandra Barre
Lucie Guay
Susan Holloway
Barbara Olmsted


With only seven crews entered, a final was held on August 11. This was the first time that less than nine competitors competed in a final at the Summer Olympics since the men's C-2 1000 m event at Melbourne in 1956. As of the 2008 Summer Olympics, it is the only canoeing event since 1956 that did not have nine competitors or crews in the final.

Gold  Agafia Constantin, Nastasia Ionescu, Tecla Marinescu, and Maria Ştefan (ROU) 1:38.34
Silver  Agneta Andersson, Anna Olsson, Eva Karlsson, and Susanne Wiberg (SWE) 1:38.87
Bronze  Alexandra Barre, Lucie Guay, Susan Holloway, and Barbara Olmsted (CAN) 1:39.40
4.  Shelia Conover, Shirley Dery, Leslie Klein, and Ann Turner (USA) 1:40.49
5.  Josefa Idem, Regina Schmidt, Barbara Schüttpelz, and Judith Skolnik (FRG) 1:42.68
6.  Wenche Lægried, Kari Ofstad, Ingeborg Rasmussen, and Anne Wahl (NOR) 1:42.97
7.  Janine Lawler, Lucy Perrett, Lesley Smither, and Deborah Watson (GBR) 1:46.30

In the official report, there was no time taken for the British team at the 250 m mark.