United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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United States at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United States.svg
IOC code USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
in Los Angeles
Competitors 522 (339 men and 183 women) in 25 sports
Flag bearer Ed Burke
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold Silver Bronze Total
83 61 30 174
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States was the host nation of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. It was the nineteenth time that Team USA participated, having boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics. 522 competitors, 339 men and 183 women, took part in 217 events in 25 sports.[1]

These Olympic Games were unique for the United States in that the host state was California, the home state of the country's president, Ronald Reagan, who himself opened the Games,[2] becoming the first American president to open a Summer Olympics, and also any Olympic games in the United States. Reagan was governor of the state from 1967 to 1975.

However, it was not until the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City that an American president opened a Winter Olympics in the United States.

Team USA won 83 Gold medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics, which is as of 2016, the record for most first-place finishes in a Summer Olympics by a host nation.

Contents

Medalists[edit]

US delegation during the opening ceremony for the 1984 Summer Olympics

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Archery[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Synchronized Swimming[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Dan Gable Head Coach

  • ((Tyler Yates)) 155 kg Gold Medalist

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Archery[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

  • Ruby Fox — Shooting, Women's Sport Pistol

Swimming[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Water Polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

  • Barry Davis — Freestyle wrestling, Men's Bantamweight
  • Andrew Rein — Freestyle wrestling, Men's Lightweight
  • Greg Gibson — Greco-Roman wrestling, Men's Heavyweight

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

  • Greg Barton — Canoeing, Men's K1 1000 m Kayak Singles

Cycling[edit]

Diving[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Field Hockey[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Judo[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]


Results by event[edit]

Archery[edit]

The United States returned to archery competition with a dominant men's team that earned the top two spots. Their women were not as successful against the newly powerful Asian teams from Korea, China, and Japan, but still managed to place an archer in the top eight.

Women's Competition:

Men's Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's Competition[edit]

Men's 400 metres

  • Heat — 45.81
  • Quarterfinals — 44.75
  • Semifinals — 45.17
  • Final — 44.27 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 45.55
  • Quarterfinals — 44.72
  • Semifinals — 44.92
  • Final — 44.71 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Heat — 45.42
  • Quarterfinals — 45.31
  • Semifinals — 45.51
  • Final — 44.75 (→ 5th place)

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Heat — 13:52.56
  • Semifinals — 13:41.73
  • Final — 13:23.56 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 13:44.97
  • Semifinals — 13:46.02 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13:46.16
  • Semifinals — 13:46.65 (→ did not advance)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Qualifying Heat — 28:19.94
  • Final — 28:34.59 (→ 15th place)
  • Qualifying Heat — 28:37.58 (→ did not advance)
  • Qualifying Heat — 29:09.82 (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification — 2.24m
  • Final — 2.31m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification — 2.24m
  • Final — 2.29m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification — 2.24m
  • Final — no mark (→ no ranking)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 8.30m
  • Final — 8.54m (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Qualification — 8.02m
  • Final — 8.16m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification — 7.89m
  • Final — 7.63m (→ 11th place)

Men's Triple Jump

  • Final — 17.26m (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Final — 17.18m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Final — 16.75m (→ 6th place)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 85.96m
  • Final — 78.40m (→ 10th place)
  • Qualification — 79.34m
  • Final — 78.10m (→ 11th place)
  • Qualification — 75.50m (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Men's Pole Vault

  • Qualifying Round — 5.45m
  • Final — 5.65m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Qualifying Round — 5.45m
  • Final — 5.60m (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Qualifying Round — 5.30m
  • Final — 5.40m (→ 6th place)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualifying Round — 20.69 m
  • Final — 21.09 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Qualifying Round — 20.01 m
  • Final — 20.97 m (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Qualifying Round — 20.55 m
  • Final — 20.93 m (→ 4th place)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Final — 66.30 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Final — 65.46 m (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Final — 64.98 m (→ 5th place)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 71.38 m
  • Final — 75.60 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification — 71.18 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 67.52 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

  • Final Result — 8130 points (→ 6th place)
  • Final Result — 8091 points (→ 7th place)
  • Final Result — 7862 points (→ 12th place)

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:25:42 (→ 7th place)
  • Final — 1:30:20 (→ 23rd place)
  • Final — 1:35:12 (→ 33rd place)

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 3:59:46 (→ 6th place)
  • Final — 4:22:51 (→ 14th place)
  • Final — DNF (→ no ranking)

Women's Competition[edit]

Women's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 4:06.65
  • Final — 4:08.32 (→ 8th place)
  • Heat — 4:11.86 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 4:13.35 (→ did not advance)

Women's 3,000 metres

  • Heat — 8.44.38
  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)
  • Heat — 8:43.97
  • Final — 8:42.78 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 8:58.64
  • Final — 8:51.53 (→ 8th place)

Women's Marathon

  • Final — 2:24:52 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Final — 2:47:33 (→ 36th place)
  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Women's 400m Hurdles

  • Heat — 55.97
  • Semifinal — 55.97
  • Final — 55.20 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 56.89
  • Semifinal — 56.19 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 59.77 (→ did not advance)

Women's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 6.36 m
  • Final — 6.78 m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification — 6.76 m
  • Final — 6.77 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification — 6.55 m
  • Final — 6.43 m (→ 9th place)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualification — 1.90m
  • Final — 1.97m (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Qualification — 1.90m
  • Final — 1.91m (→ 8th place)
  • Qualification — 1.90m
  • Final — 1.85m (→ 11th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 56.24m
  • Final — 64.86m (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Qualification — 53.76m
  • Final — 54.84m (→ 10th place)
  • Qualification — 53.34m
  • Final — 50.16m (→ 12th place)

Women's Shot Put

  • Final — 17.23 m (→ 7th place)
  • Final — 17.00 m (→ 9th place)
  • Final — 16.06 m (→ 11th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 61.38m
  • Final — 62.06m (→ 8th place)
  • Qualification — 59.00m
  • Final — 58.38m (→ 10th place)
  • Qualification — 55.92m (→ did not advance)

Women's Heptathlon

  • Final Result — 6385 points (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Final Result — 6281 points (→ 4th place)
  • Final Result — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated PR China (97-49)
  • Defeated Canada (89-68)
  • Defeated Uruguay (104-68)
  • Defeated France (120-62)
  • Defeated Spain (101-68)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Defeated West-Germany (78-67)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Canada (78-59)
  • Final
  • Defeated Spain (96-65) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (83-55)
  • Defeated Australia (81-47)
  • Defeated South Korea (84-47)
  • Defeated PR China (91-55)
  • Defeated Canada (92-61)
  • Final
  • Defeated South Korea (85-55) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (– 91 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Twenty cyclists, sixteen men and four women, represented the United States in 1984.

Men's individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit
Points race
Women's individual road race

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 752.37
  • Final — 754.41 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 628.47
  • Final — 661.32 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Twenty fencers, fifteen men and five women, represented the United States in 1984.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Football[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group D)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Did not advance
  • Team Roster

Head Coach: Alkis Panagoulias

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to West Germany (19:21)
  • Lost to Denmark (16:19)
  • Lost to Sweden (18:21)
  • Lost to Spain (16:17)
  • Drew with South Korea (22:22)
  • Classification Match
  • 9th/10th place: Defeated Japan (24:16) → 9th place
  • Team Roster

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Team Roster

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Classification Matches
  • 9th-12th place: United States – Kenya 0-0 (Kenya wins after penalty strokes, 5-6)
  • 11th-12th place: United States – Malaysia 3-3 (Malaysia wins after penalty strokes, 8-9)
  • Team Roster

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Round Robin
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male modern pentathletes represented the United States in 1984. They won a silver medal in the team event.

Individual
Team
  • Mike Storm
  • Greg Losey
  • Dean Glenesk

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

United States rowing results and competitors:[3]

Men's rowing[edit]

  1. Men's single sculls – 4th place: John Biglow
  2. Men's double sculls – 1st place (gold medal): Bradley Lewis, Paul Enquist
  3. Men's coxless pair – 6th place: Dave De Ruff, John Strotbeck Jr.
  4. Men's coxed pair – 3rd place (bronze medal): Kevin Still, Robert Espeseth Jr., Doug Herland
  5. Men's quadruple sculls – 7th place: Curtis Fleming, Greg Montesi, Ridgely Johnson, Bruce Beall
  6. Men's coxless four – 2nd place (silver medal): David Clark, Jon Smith, Otto Stekl, Alan Forney
  7. Men's coxed four – 2nd place (silver medal): Tom Kiefer, Gregory Springer, Michael Bach, Edward Ives, John Stillings
  8. Men's coxed eight – 2nd place (silver medal): Chip Lubsen, Andrew Sudduth, John Terwilliger, Chris Penny, Tom Darling, Fred Borchelt, Charles Clapp, Bruce Ibbetson, Bob Jaugstetter

Women's rowing[edit]

  1. Women's single sculls – 2nd place (silver medal): Carlie Geer
  2. Women's double sculls – 6th place: Cathy Thaxton-Tippett, Judy Geer
  3. Women's coxless pair – 5th place: Barbara Kirch, Chari Towne
  4. Women's coxed four – 4th place: Abby Peck, Patricia Spratlen, Jan Harville, Liz Miles, Valerie McClain-Ward
  5. Women's coxed quadruple sculls – 2nd place (silver medal): Anne Marden, Lisa Rohde, Joan Lind, Ginny Gilder, Kelly Rickon
  6. Women's coxed eight – 1st place (gold medal): Jeanne Flanagan, Holly Metcalf, Carol Bower, Carie Graves, Shyril O'Steen, Kristine Norelius, Kristen Thorsness, Kathy Keeler, Betsy Beard

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's Competition[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 50.41
  • Final — 49.80 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 50.39
  • Final — 50.41 (→ 4th place)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:49.87
  • Final — 1:49.10 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 1:50.95
  • Final — 1:50.18 (→ 4th place)

Men's 400m Freestyle

  • Heat — 3:53.44
  • Final — 3:51.23 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 3:53.43
  • Final — 3:51.49 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Men's 1500m Freestyle

  • Heat — 15:21.04
  • Final — 15:05.20 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 15:22.88
  • Final — 15:10.59 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Men's 100m Backstroke

  • Heat — 55.74
  • Final — 55.79 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 56.71
  • Final — 56.35 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Men's 200m Backstroke

  • Heat — 1:58.99
  • Final — 2:00.23 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 2:04.51
  • B-Final — scratched (→ 17th place)

Men's 100m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 1:03.55
  • Final — 1:01.65 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 1:02.16
  • Final — 1:03.29 (→ 5th place)

Men's 200m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 2:19.23
  • Final — 2:18.03 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — DNS (→ did not advance, no ranking)

Men's 100m Butterfly

  • Heat — 53.78
  • Final — 53.23 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Men's 200m Butterfly

  • Heat — 1:59.19
  • Final — 1:57.75 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 2:00.28
  • Final — 2:01.03 (→ 8th place)

Men's 200m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 2:04.32
  • Final — 2:03.05 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 2:06.10
  • Final — 2:04.91 (→ 5th place)

Men's 400m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 4:23.82
  • Final — 4:21.46 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 4:22.55
  • Final — 4:23.28 (→ 6th place)

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:20.14
  • Final — 3:19.03 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 7:18.87
  • Final — 7:15.69 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat — 3:44.33
  • Final — 3:39.30 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Women's Competition[edit]

Women's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 55.85
  • Final — 55.92 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 56.46
  • Final — 55.92 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Women's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:00.69
  • Final — 1:59.23 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 2:00.85
  • Final — 1:59.50 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Women's 400m Freestyle

  • Heat — 4:11.49
  • Final — 4:07.10 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 4:15.08
  • Final — 4:12.26 (→ 4th place)

Women's 800m Freestyle

  • Heat — 8:41.86
  • Final — 8:24.96 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 8:32.64
  • Final — 8:30.73 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:43.65
  • Final — 3:43.43 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat — 4:09.23
  • Final — 4:08.34 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Women's 100m Backstroke

  • Heat — 1:02.94
  • Final — 1:02.55 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 1:02.53
  • Final — 1:02.63 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Women's 200m Backstroke

  • Heat — 2:15.40
  • Final — 2:13.04 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 2:16.23
  • Final — 2:15.73 (→ 5th place)

Women's 200m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 2:14.47
  • Final — 2:12.64 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 2:16.29
  • Final — 2:15.17 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Women's 400m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 4:44.42
  • Final — 4:39.24 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 4:51.32
  • Final — 4:49.41 (→ 4th place)

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Argentina (3-1)
  • Defeated Tunisia (3-0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-0)
  • Lost to Brazil (0-3)
  • Semi Finals
  • Defeated Canada (3-0)
  • Final
  • Defeated Brazil (3-1) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated West Germany (3-0)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-2)
  • Defeated China (3-1)
  • Semi Finals
  • Defeated Peru (3-0)
  • Final
  • Lost to China (1-3) → Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Greece (12-5)
  • Defeated Brazil (10-4)
  • Defeated Spain (10-8)
  • Final Round (Group D)
  • Defeated Netherlands (8-7)
  • Defeated Australia (12-7)
  • Defeated West Germany (8-7)
  • Drew with Yugoslavia (5-5) → Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States at the 1984 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  2. ^ 1984 LA Opening Ceremonies - Lighting of the Cauldron on YouTube
  3. ^ "United States Rowing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 17, 2016.