China at the 1984 Summer Olympics

The People's Republic of China competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. It was the first appearance at the Summer Games for PRC after its symbolic presence at the Summer Games in 1952 during which the dispute between ROC and PRC had started over the name of China and resulted in withdrawing all its athletes by ROC. Since then until these Games the communist PRC boycotted the games due to the Taiwan's presence as the Republic of China. In 1984, the Republic of China competed as Chinese Taipei and the PRC competed as China. Due to the then ongoing Sino-Soviet split, China did not participate in the Soviet-led boycott.

China at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
IOC codeCHN
NOCChinese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.cn (in Chinese and English)
in Los Angeles
Competitors215 (132 men and 83 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Wang Libin
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
15
Silver
8
Bronze
9
Total
32
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Republic of China (1924–1972)

215 competitors, 132 men and 83 women, took part in 105 events in 19 sports.[1] The first gold medal to be awarded at the Los Angeles Olympics was also the first-ever medal to be won by an athlete from China when Xu Haifeng won the 50 m Pistol event. Li Ning won also 6 medals in gymnastics, 3 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze, earning him the nickname "Prince of Gymnasts" in China.[2]

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

ArcheryEdit

The PRC sent six archers to the Olympics. The women's team was more successful than the men's, earning a silver medal and an additional top eight finish.

Women's Individual Competition:

  • Li Lingjuan - 2559 points (→   Silver Medal)
  • Wu Yanan - 2493 points (→ 8th place)
  • Wang Jin - 2445 points (→ 18th place)

Men's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's Competition

Men's 100 metres

Men's 200 metres

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's High Jump

  • Zhu Jianhua
    • Qualification — 2.24m
    • Final — 2.31m (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Liu Yunpeng
    • Qualification — 2.24m
    • Final — 2.29m (→ 7th place)
  • Cai Shu
    • Qualification — 2.24m
    • Final — 2.27m (→ 8th place)

Men's Long Jump

  • Liu Yuhuang
    • Qualification — 7.83m
    • Final — 7.99m (→ 5th place)
  • Wang Shijie
    • Qualification — 7.36m (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Men's Triple Jump

Men's Pole Vault

  • Yang Weimin
    • Qualifying Round — 5.30m
    • Final — 5.10m (→ 10th place)
  • Ji Zebiao
    • Qualifying Round — 5.10m (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

Women's Competition

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

Women's High Jump

  • Zheng Dazhen
    • Qualification — 1.90 m
    • Final — 1.91 m (→ 7th place)
  • Yang Wenqin
    • Qualification — 1.90 m
    • Final — 1.88 m (→ 9th place)
  • Ge Ping
    • Qualification — 1.84 m (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's Long Jump

  • Liao Wenfen
    • Qualification — 6.16 m (→ did not advance, 15th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Jiao Yunxiang
    • Qualification — 54.70 m
    • Final — 53.32 m (→ 11th place)

Women's Shot Put

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Zhu Hongyang
    • Qualification — 53.18 m (→ did not advance)

BasketballEdit

Men's Team Competition
Women's Team Competition

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Seven cyclists, four men and three women, represented China in 1984.

Team time trial
Women's individual road race

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Tan Liangde
    • Preliminary Round — 600.99
    • Final — 662.31 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Li Hongping
    • Preliminary Round — 611.55
    • Final — 646.35 (→ 4th place)

Men's 10m Platform

FencingEdit

18 fencers, 13 men and 5 women, represented China 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

GymnasticsEdit

Men

  • Lou Yun — Vault,   Gold Medal
  • Li Ning — Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Rings,   Gold Medals; Vault,   Silver Medal; All-Around,   Bronze Medal
  • Tong Fei — Horizontal Bar,   Silver Medal

Women

HandballEdit

Women's Team Competition

JudoEdit

Rhythmic gymnasticsEdit

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Mu Lati
    • Heat — 52.82 (→ did not advance, 31st place)
  • Shen Jianqiang
    • Heat — 52.84 (→ did not advance, 32nd place)

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 100m Backstroke

  • Wang Hao
    • Heat — 59.13 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)
  • Li Zhongyi
    • Heat — 1:00.66 (→ did not advance, 30th place)

Men's 200m Backstroke

  • Wang Hao
    • Heat — 2:12.28 (→ did not advance, 28th place)

Men's 100m Breaststroke

  • Jin Fu
    • Heat — 1:05.05 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • Wang Lin
    • Heat — DSQ (→ did not advance, no ranking)

Men's 200m Breaststroke

  • Jin Fu
    • Heat — 2:26.?? (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Men's 100m Butterfly

  • Zheng Jian
    • Heat — 56.58 (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Men's 200m Individual Medley

  • Chen Qin
    • Heat — 2:10.30 (→ did not advance, 24th place)
  • Feng Dawei
    • Heat — 2:11.30 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay


Women's 100m Freestyle

  • Ding Jilian
    • Heat — 59.11 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Women's 100m Backstroke

  • Guo Huaying
    • Heat — 1:08.21 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Women's 200m Backstroke

  • Yan Hong
    • Heat — 2:32.33 (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Women's 200m Individual Medley

  • Yan Hong
    • Heat — 2:27.95 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's 4x100 Medley Relay

VolleyballEdit

Men's Team Competition
Women's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Defeated Brazil (3-0)
    • Defeated West Germany (3-0)
    • Lost to United States (1-3)
  • Semi Finals
    • Defeated Japan (3-0)
  • Final
    • Defeated United States (3-1) →   Gold Medal

Water poloEdit

Men's Team Competition

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "China at the 1984 Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ Reuters - Li Ning, "Prince of Gymnasts" and businessman - 8 Aug 2008