Zimbabwe at the 1984 Summer Olympics
|Zimbabwe at the
1984 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Zimbabwe Olympic Committee|
|in Los Angeles|
|Competitors||15 (12 men and 3 women) in 5 sports|
|Flag bearer||Zephaniah Ncube|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
Zimbabwe competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. This was the fifth time that Zimbabwe had competed at an Olympic Games with the first three as Rhodesia. 15 competitors, 12 men and 3 women, took part in 18 events in 5 sports.
Zimbabwe first competed at the 1928 games in Amsterdam, Netherlands as Rhodesia. Before the 1984 edition, they had participated in four Summer Olympics before this edition. They were meant to enter the 1972 Olympics in Munich but the invitation was removed by the IOC after the African countries threaten to boycott the games. Zimbabwe would send 15 competitors to the 1984 games with the most being the sport of Athletics with 6 athletes coming from that sport. Zephaniah Ncube who competed in the Athletics was the flag bearer for Zimbabwe at the 1984 Olympics.
Men's 200 metres
- Heat — 22.75 (→ did not advance)
Men's 400 metres
- Heat — 48.49 (→ did not advance)
Men's 800 metres
- Heat — 1:49.59 (→ did not advance)
Men's 1,500 metres
- Heat — 3:40.42 (→ advance to semi final)
- Semi final — 3:41.80 (→ Rank 11 did not advance)
Men's 5,000 metres
- Heat — 13:46.33
- Semifinals — 13:53.25 (→ did not advance)
Men's 10,000 metres
- Qualifying Heat — 28:28.53
- Final — 28:31.61 (→ 11th place)
Women's Discus Throw
- Qualification — 50.54m (→ did not advance)
Zimbabwe was represented by three athletes in the boxing at the 1984 Olympics, each of them competing in their first Olympics. 25 year old boxer, Ndaba Dube competed in the bantamweight division. He won his opening match on the 2nd August against fellow African Amon Neequaye. The round of 16 match was held three days later with Louis Gomis being his opponent. He would win in a clean sweep before going on to lose in the quarter finals three days later against Mexican boxer Héctor López. The other two boxers had first up loses. Ambrose Mlilo competed in the light middleweight division, where he would lose in the opening round of the competition to Manfred Zielonka from West Germany while in the middleweight division, Arigoma Chiponda lost to Tom Corr from Ireland in a clean sweep.
|Name||Event||Round of 64||Round of 32||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Final|
|Ndaba Dube||Bantamweight||Bye|| Neequaye (GHA)
| Gomis (FRA)
| López (MEX)
|Did not advance|
|Ambrose Mlilo||Light Middleweight||Bye|| Zielonka (FRG)
|Did not advance|
|Arigoma Chiponda||Middleweight||N/A|| Corr (IRL)
|Did not advance|
|Lesley Smith||3 m Springboard||438.72||10 Q||451.89||7|
|Antonette Wilken||414.66||15||Did not advance|
Mixed One Person Dinghy
Men's Air Rifle (10 metres)
Rank 49 Points: 548, (90,90,92,92,95,89)
Men's Small-Bore Rifle Three Positions (50 metres)
Rank 43 Points: 1101, Standing 340 (83,86,82,89), Kneeling 371 (91,91,96,93), Prone 390 (98,97,98,97)
Men's Small-Bore Rifle Prone (50 metres)
Rank 67 Points: 569 (94,95,93,94,95,98)
Rank 22 Points: 181
Rank 62 Points: 167
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