Australia at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Australia competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 242 competitors, 169 men and 73 women, took part in 137 events in 22 sports.[1]

Australia at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Los Angeles
Competitors242 (169 men, 73 women) in 22 sports
Flag bearers Wayne Roycroft (opening)
Dean Lukin (closing)
Medals
Ranked 14th
Gold
4
Silver
8
Bronze
12
Total
24
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

––––

 Australasia (1908–1912)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Michael Grenda
Kevin Nichols
Michael Turtur
Dean Woods
Cycling Men's team pursuit 3 August
  Gold Jon Sieben Swimming Men's 200 metre butterfly 3 August
  Gold Glynis Nunn Athletics Women's heptathlon 4 August
  Gold Dean Lukin Weightlifting Men's +110 kg 8 August
  Silver Suzie Landells Swimming Women's 400 metre individual medley 29 July
  Silver Mark Stockwell Swimming Men's 100 metre freestyle 31 July
  Silver Glenn Beringen Swimming Men's 200 metre breaststroke 2 August
  Silver Neil Brooks
Michael Delany
Greg Fasala
Mark Stockwell
Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay 2 August
  Silver Karen Phillips Swimming Women's 200 metre butterfly 4 August
  Silver Robert Kabbas Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg 4 August
  Silver Gary Gullock
Timothy McLaren
Tony Lovrich
Paul Reedy
Rowing Men's quadruple sculls 5 August
  Silver Gary Honey Athletics Men's long jump 6 August
  Bronze Patricia Dench Shooting Women's 25 metre pistol 29 July
  Bronze Peter Evans Swimming Men's 100 metre breaststroke 29 July
  Bronze Glenn Buchanan Swimming Men's 100 metre butterfly 30 July
  Bronze Rob Woodhouse Swimming Men's 400 metre individual medley 30 July
  Bronze Justin Lemberg Swimming Men's 400 metre freestyle 2 August
  Bronze Michele Pearson Swimming Women's 200 metre individual medley 3 August
  Bronze Gael Martin Athletics Women's shot put 3 August
  Bronze Karen Brancourt
Sue Chapman
Margot Foster
Robyn Grey-Gardner
Susan Lee
Rowing Women's coxed four 4 August
  Bronze Glenn Buchanan
Peter Evans
Mark Kerry
Mark Stockwell
Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay 4 August
  Bronze James Battersby
Ian Edmunds
Steve Evans
Clyde Hefer
Craig Muller
Sam Patten
Ion Popa
Gavin Thredgold
Tim Willoughby
Rowing Men's eight 5 August
  Bronze Scott Anderson
Christopher Cairns
Sailing Tornado 8 August
  Bronze Barry Kelly
Grant Kenny
Canoeing Men's K-2 1000 metres 11 August

ArcheryEdit

In the fourth Olympic archery competition that Australia contested, the nation sent one woman and one man. Two-time veteran Terene Donovan improved her score from four years earlier by 99 points even as she fell ten places in the ranking.

Women's Individual Competition

Men's Individual Competition

AthleticsEdit

Men's 100 metres

Men's 200 metres

Men's 400 metres

  • Darren Clark
    • Heat — 45.68
    • Quarterfinals — 44.77
    • Semifinals — 45.26
    • Final — 44.75 (→ 4th place)
  • Bruce Frayne
    • Heat — 46.08
    • Quarterfinals — 45.35
    • Semifinals — 45.21 (→ did not advance)
  • Gary Minihan
    • Heat — 46.93 (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's Long Jump

  • Gary Honey
    • Qualification — 7.93m
    • Final — 8.24m (→   Silver Medal)

Men's High Jump

Men's Decathlon

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk


Women's 3,000 metres

Women's Marathon

Women's 400m Hurdles

Women's Long Jump

  • Robyn Lorraway
    • Qualification — 6.61 m
    • Final — 6.67 m (→ 6th place)
  • Glynis Nunn
    • Qualification — 6.41 m
    • Final — 6.53 m (→ 7th place)
  • Linda Garden
    • Qualification — 6.49 m
    • Final — 6.30 m (→ 11th place)

Women's High Jump

Women's Discus Throw

  • Gael Martin
    • Qualification — 55.38m
    • Final — 55.88m (→ 8th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Petra Rivers
    • Qualification — 59.12m
    • Final — 56.20m (→ 12th place)

Women's Shot Put

Women's Heptathlon

BasketballEdit

Men's Team Competition
Women's Team Competition

Head Coach: Brendan Flynn

BoxingEdit

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Twelve cyclists represented Australia in 1984, winning gold in the team pursuit.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit
Points race

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Steve Foley
    • Preliminary Round — 543.87
    • Final — 561.93 (→ 8th place)

EquestrianismEdit

FencingEdit

Three fencers, one man and two women, represented Australia in 1984.

Men's foil
Women's foil

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Men's Team Competition
Women's Team Competition

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Australia in 1984.

Individual
Team
  • Alex Watson
  • Matthew Spies
  • Daniel Esposito

Rhythmic gymnasticsEdit

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's Competition

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Michael Delany
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 51.22 (1st)
    • Final B – DNS
  • Mark Stockwell
    • Qualifying Heat 6 – 50.27 (1st)
    • Final – 50.24 (→   Silver Medal)

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Peter Dale
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 1:51.42 (1st)
    • Final – 1:53.84 (8th)
  • Justin Lemberg
    • Qualifying Heat 5 – 1:52.73 (4th, did not advance)

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Justin Lemberg
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 3:53.89 (1st)
    • Final – 3:51.79 (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Ron McKeon
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 3:55.06 (4th)
    • Final – 3:55.48 (8th)

Men's 1.500 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Glenn Buchanan
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 54.86 (1st)
    • Final – 53.85 (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Mark Stockwell
    • Qualifying Heat 7 – 55.70 (3rd)
    • Final B – DNS

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Jon Sieben
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 1:58.63 (2nd)
    • Final – 1:57.04 (→   Gold Medal)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Peter Evans
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 1:02.87 (1st)
    • Final – 1:02.97 (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Brett Stocks
    • Qualifying Heat 5 – 1:03.46 (1st)
    • Final – 1:03.49 (6th)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Glenn Beringen
    • Qualifying Heat 6 – 2:17.29 (1st)
    • Final – 2:15.79 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Peter Evans
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 2:21.21 (2nd)
    • Final B – DNS

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Mark Kerry
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 57.15 (1st)
    • Final – 57.18 (5th)
  • David Orbell
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 58.35 (1st)
    • Final B – 58.05 (1st)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • David Orbell
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:04.00 (1st)
    • Final – 2:04.61 (8th)
  • Kim Terrell
    • Qualifying Heat 5 – 2:06.56 (3rd, did not advance)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Rob Woodhouse
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 2:06.45 (2nd)
    • Final B – 2:04.85 (1st)
  • Glenn Beringen
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 2:08.85 (4th, did not advance)

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Rob Woodhouse
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 4:24.85 (3rd)
    • Final – 4:20.50 (→   Bronze Medal)

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

Women's Competition

Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Lisa Curry
    • Qualifying Heat 6 – 26.07 (11th)
    • Final B – 25.87 (1st)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Susie Ford
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 57.76 (1st, did not advance)
  • Angela Harris
    • Qualifying Heat 6 – 57.30 (2nd)
    • Final – 58.09 (8th)
  • Michelle Pearson
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 56.75 (1st)
    • Final – 56.83 (5th)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Michelle Pearson
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:01.49 (2nd)
    • Final – 1:59.79 (4th)
  • Susie Ford
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 2:04.82 (8th, did not advance)
  • Anna McVann
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:03.14 (3rd)
    • Final – 2:02.87 (8th)

Women's 400 m Freestyle

  • Susie Ford
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 4:20.68 (4th)
    • Final B – 4:15.46 (1st)
  • Anna McVann
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 4:15.21 (2nd)
    • Final – 4:13.95 (5th)

Women's 800 m Freestyle

  • Susie Ford
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 8:56.40 (6th, did not advance)
  • Anna McVann
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 8:35.19 (2nd)
    • Final – 8:37.94 (4th)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Janet Blood
    • Qualifying Heat 4 – 1:01.97 (2nd)
    • Final – 1:01.78 (5th)
  • Lisa Curry
    • Qualifying 7 – 1:01.07 (9th)
    • Final B – 1:01.61 (5th)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Dimity Douglas
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 1:12.18 (3rd)
    • Final B – 1:12:00 (3rd)
  • Sharon Kellett
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 1:13.43 (4th, did not advance)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Dimity Douglas
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:36.47 (5th)
    • Final B – 2:39.33 (8th)
  • Sharon Kellett
    • Qualifying Heat 2 – 2:33.23 (1st)
    • Final – 2:33.80 (5th)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Georgina Parkes
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 1:04.90 (2nd)
    • Final B – 1:04.52 (2nd)
  • Audrey Youl
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 1:04.94 (3rd)
    • Final B – 1:04.15 (1st)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Georgina Parkes
    • Qualifying Heat 1 – 2:18.49 (1st)
    • Final – 2:14.87 (4th)
  • Audrey Youl
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:20.12 (4th)
    • Final B – 2:21.36 (8th)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Michelle Pearson
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 2:17.46 (2nd)
    • Final – 2:15.92 (→   Bronze Medal)

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Suzanne Dill-Macky
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 4:54.13 (2nd)
    • Final – 4:44.30 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Karen Higgison
    • Qualifying Heat 3 – 5:54.28 (4th)
    • Final B – 4:53.37 (11th)

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

Men's Team Competition

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1984 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-04-27.

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