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Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

The Women's Javelin Throw event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entrylist of 29 competitors, with two qualifying groups (29 throwers) before the final (12) took place on Monday August 6, 1984. The top 12 and ties, and all those reaching 60.00 metres advanced to the final. All results were made with a rough surfaced javelin (old design).[1]

Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Date5 August 1984 (qualifications)
6 August 1984 (final)
Competitors24 from 18 nations
Winning distance69.56 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tessa Sanderson
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tiina Lillak
 Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fatima Whitbread
 Great Britain
← 1980
1988 →

MedalistsEdit

AbbreviationsEdit

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

RecordsEdit

Standing records prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics
World Record   Tiina Lillak (FIN) 74.76 m June 13, 1983   Tampere, Finland
Olympic Record   María Caridad Colón (CUB) 68.40 m July 25, 1980   Moscow, Soviet Union
Broken records during the 1984 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record   Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 69.56 m August 6, 1984   Los Angeles, United States

QualificationEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1   Fatima Whitbread (GBR) X X 65.30 65.30 m
2 2   Tiina Lillak (FIN) 63.30 63.30 m
3 7   Karin Smith (USA) 61.38 61.38 m
4 9   Ingrid Thyssen (FRG) 60.86 60.86 m
5 10   Tuula Laaksalo (FIN) 59.64 60.42 60.42 m
6 11   Petra Rivers (AUS) 54.28 59.12 59.12 m
7 14   Emi Matsui (JPN) 55.92 57.72 55.94 57.72 m
8 15   Fausta Quintavalla (ITA) 56.48 57.66 55.66 57.66 m
9 17   Agnès Tchuinté (CMR) 55.94 X 51.86 55.94 m
10 18   Lynda Sutfin (USA) 55.70 51.36 55.92 55.92 m
11 21   Lee Hui-cheng (TPE) 51.18 52.46 49.54 52.46 m
12 22   Íris Grönfeldt (ISL) 47.34 48.70 48.16 48.70 m
13 23   Jennifer Pace (MLT) 47.92 X 47.68 47.92 m

Group BEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 3   Trine Solberg (NOR) 62.68 62.68 m
2 4   Helena Laine (FIN) X 61.80 61.80 m
3 5   Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 61.58 61.58 m
4 6   Beate Peters (FRG) 61.56 61.56 m
5 8   Sharon Gibson (GBR) 60.88 60.88 m
6 12   Cathy Sulinski (USA) 54.32 X 59.00 59.00 m
7 13   Regula Egger (SUI) 56.32 57.80 57.88 57.88 m
8 16   Minori Mori (JPN) 46.66 56.60 X 56.60 m
9 19   Zhu Hongyang (CHN) 53.18 50.98 X 53.18 m
10 20   Sonia Smith (BER) 51.48 X 52.74 52.74 m
  Anna Verouli (GRE) 57.72 X 58.62 DSQ [2]
  Iamo Launa (PNG) DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
    Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 69.56 66.56 63.68 64.84 66.86 64.10 69.56 m OR
    Tiina Lillak (FIN) 61.14 69.00 X X X X 69.00 m
    Fatima Whitbread (GBR) 64.52 65.42 X 65.82 67.14 X 67.14 m
4   Tuula Laaksalo (FIN) 56.42 61.36 X 66.40 59.64 65.72 66.40 m
5   Trine Solberg (NOR) 64.52 60.90 X X X X 64.52 m
6   Ingrid Thyssen (FRG) 61.12 63.26 55.64 55.96 60.42 56.26 63.26 m
7   Beate Peters (FRG) 61.84 59.90 X 61.24 57.98 62.34 62.34 m
8   Karin Smith (USA) 60.54 X 55.92 59.14 X 62.06 62.06 m
9   Sharon Gibson (GBR) 54.96 X 59.66 59.66 m
10   Cathy Sulinski (USA) 54.26 58.38 X 58.38 m
11   Helena Laine (FIN) X X 58.18 58.18 m
12   Petra Rivers (AUS) 55.66 56.20 X 56.20 m

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ Anna Verouli finished seventh at 58.62 (192’4”) but was subsequently disqualified as her doping tests proved positive.

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