Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

The Men's Discus Throw at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entrylist of 20 competitors, with two qualifying groups before the final (12) took place on August 10, 1984.[1]

Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Date8 August 1984 (qualifications)
10 August 1984 (finals)
Competitors20 from 13 nations
Winning distance66.60
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Rolf Danneberg
 West Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Mac Wilkins
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) John Powell
 United States
← 1980
1988 →

MedalistsEdit

Gold Rolf Danneberg
  West Germany
Silver Mac Wilkins
  United States
Bronze John Powell
  United States

AbbreviationsEdit

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

RecordsEdit

Standing records prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics
World Record   Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 71.86 m May 29, 1983   Moscow, Soviet Union
Olympic Record   Mac Wilkins (USA) 68.28 m July 24, 1976   Montréal, Canada

Qualifying roundEdit

  • Held on August 8, 1984
Rank Group A Distance 1 2 3
1.   Rolf Danneberg (FRG) 63.48 m 59.66 63.48
2.   John Powell (USA) 62.92 m 62.92
3.   Kostas Georgakopoulos (GRE) 60.94 m 60.74 60.66 60.94
4.   Robert Weir (GBR) 60.92 m X X 60.92
5.   Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) 60.80 m 60.80 59.32 X
6.   Marco Martino (ITA) 60.76 m 59.58 60.76 X
7.   Werner Hartmann (FRG) 59.92 m 57.90 59.88 59.92
8.   Bradley Cooper (BAH) 53.70 m X 52.06 53.70
9.   Henry Smith (SAM) 51.90 m 51.28 50.94 51.90
10.   Dominique Béchard (MRI) 41.10 m 39.84 41.10 40.24
  Marco Bucci (ITA) DNS
Rank Group B Distance 1 2 3
1.   Mac Wilkins (USA) 65.86 m 60.54 65.86
2.   Luciano Zerbini (ITA) 63.44 m 63.44
3.   Stefan Fernholm (SWE) 62.84 m X 62.84
4.   Art Burns (USA) 62.60 m 62.60
5.   Erik de Bruin (NED) 61.56 m 60.76 61.06 61.56
6.   Alwin Wagner (FRG) 61.56 m X 61.56 X
7.   Robert Gray (CAN) 59.34 m 56.38 56.62 59.34
8.   Richard Slaney (GBR) 57.66 m 56.02 56.78 57.66
  Mohamed Naguib Hamed (EGY) NM X
  Vésteinn Hafsteinsson (ISL) [2] DSQ 59.02 55.98 59.58

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
    Rolf Danneberg (FRG) 64.74 X 63.64 66.60 X 66.22 66.60 m
    Mac Wilkins (USA) 65.96 X 65.20 X 66.30 X 66.30 m
    John Powell (USA) 64.68 63.34 64.12 64.06 65.14 65.46 65.46 m
4   Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) 64.72 62.40 65.28 63.78 62.50 64.32 65.28 m
5   Art Burns (USA) 63.72 X X X 63.32 64.98 64.98 m
6   Alwin Wagner (FRG) 61.82 62.76 62.70 63.94 61.16 64.72 64.72 m
7   Luciano Zerbini (ITA) 60.18 61.14 63.50 X X 60.14 63.50 m
8   Stefan Fernholm (SWE) 63.08 X 62.20 63.22 62.20 59.82 63.22 m
9   Erik de Bruin (NED) 56.88 62.32 60.10 62.32 m
10   Robert Weir (GBR) 59.86 61.36 X 61.36 m
11   Kostas Georgakopoulos (GRE) X 59.16 60.30 60.30 m
  Marco Martino (ITA) X X X NM

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's Discus Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Vésteinn Hafsteinsson finished seventh at 59.98 metres, but was subsequently disqualified as his doping test proved positive.

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