India at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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India at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of India.svg
IOC code IND
NOC Indian Olympic Association
in Los Angeles
Competitors 48
Flag bearer Zafar Iqbal
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

India competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. India didn't win a medal but the Games are remembered for bringing Indian women athletes centre stage. P. T. Usha lost the bronze medal in 400 metre hurdles by one-hundredth of a second. Earlier in the Games, Shiny Abraham reached the semifinals of 800 metres with a personal best of 2:04.69 seconds and became the first Indian woman to reach the semi-finals of an Olympic event. She finished last in the semifinal.

Later, the Indian women's 4x400 metre relay team of P. T. Usha, Shiny Abraham, M. D. Valsamma and Vandana Rao made it to the finals. They finished last among the seven teams in the final but set an Asian record of 3:32.49 seconds.

Results by event[edit]


Men's 800m

  • Round 1 — 1:51.52 (→ 5th, did not advance)

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:30.06 (→ 22nd place)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 70.08m (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Women's 800m

  • Round 1 — 2:04.69
  • Semifinal — 2:05.42 (→ did not advance, 16th place)

Women's 3,000 metres

  • Heat — 9.40.63 (→ did not advance)

Women's 400m hurdles

  • Round 1 — 56.81
  • Semifinal — 55.54
  • Final — 55.42 (→ 4th place)
  • Round 1 — 1:00.03 (→ did not advance)

Women's 4 × 400 m relay