Handball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Handball at the 1984 Summer Olympics featured competition for men and women. Due to the USSR-led boycott some strong handball nations from Eastern Bloc did not compete; this gave an opportunity to the Yugoslav team to take both gold medals. Games were played at Titan Gym in Fullerton, California.[1]

Handball at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates31 July – 11 August 1984
Teams18
Venue(s)Titan Gym
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (men)
 Yugoslavia (women)
Runner-up West Germany (men)
 South Korea (women)
Third place Romania (men)
 China (women)
Fourth place Denmark (men)
 West Germany (women)
Next

Qualification edit

Men edit

Qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 18 May 1978   Athens 1   United States
1982 World Championship 23 February – 7 March 1982   West Germany 6   Soviet Union1
  Yugoslavia
  Poland1
  Denmark
  Romania
  East Germany1
  West Germany
  Spain
  Japan
1983 World Championship B 25 February – 6 March 1983   Netherlands 2 3   Hungary1
  Czechoslovakia1
  Sweden
   Switzerland
  Iceland2
Asian qualification tournament 12–20 November 1983  Sagamihara 1   Japan
  South Korea
1983 Pan American Men's Handball Championship 2–6 February 1972   Colorado Springs 1 0   Cuba1
  Canada2
1983 African Men's Handball Championship 22–31 July 1983   Cairo 1   Algeria
Total 12

Women edit

Qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 18 May 1978   Athens 1   United States
1982 World Championship 2–12 December 1982   Hungary 4 2   Soviet Union1
  Hungary1  Yugoslavia
  East Germany1
  South Korea
Intercontinental Olympic Qualification - - 1   China3
1983 World Championship B 7–15 December 1983   Poland 0 2   West Germany
  Austria
Total 6

1:Teams joined Soviet lead boycott
2:  Canada was invited to replace   Cuba, but rejected the invitation, because COA supposed the team is not good enough. Then, IHF invited   Iceland.[2]
3:  Brazil and   Canada withdraw. So   China qualified without play.[3]

Medal summary edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Zlatan Arnautović
Mirko Bašić
Jovica Elezović
Mile Isaković
Pavle Jurina
Milan Kalina
Slobodan Kuzmanovski
Dragan Mladenović
Zdravko Rađenović
Momir Rnić
Branko Štrbac
Veselin Vujović
Veselin Vuković
Zdravko Zovko
  West Germany (FRG)
Jochen Fraatz
Thomas Happe
Arnulf Meffle
Rüdiger Neitzel
Michael Paul
Dirk Rauin
Siegfried Roch
Michael Roth
Ulrich Roth
Martin Schwalb
Uwe Schwenker
Thomas Springel
Andreas Thiel
Klaus Wöller
Erhard Wunderlich
  Romania (ROU)
Mircea Bedivan
Dumitru Berbece
Iosif Boroş
Alexandru Buligan
Gheorghe Covaciu
Gheorghe Dogărescu
Marian Dumitru
Cornel Durău
Alexandru Fölker
Nicolae Munteanu
Vasile Oprea
Adrian Simion
Vasile Stîngă
Neculai Vasilcă
Maricel Voinea
Women
details
  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Svetlana Anastasovska
Alenka Cuderman
Svetlana Dašić-Kitić
Slavica Đukić
Dragica Đurić
Mirjana Đurica
Emilija Erčić
Ljubinka Janković
Jasna Kolar-Merdan
Ljiljana Mugoša
Svetlana Mugoša
Mirjana Ognjenović
Zorica Pavićević
Jasna Ptujec
Biserka Višnjić
  South Korea (KOR)
Han Hwa-Soo
Jeong Hyoi-Soon
Jeung Soon-Bok
Kim Choon-Rye
Kim Kyung-Soon
Kim Mi-sook
Kim Ok-Hwa
Lee Soon-Ei
Lee Young-Ja
Shon Mi-Na
Sung Kyung-Hwa
Yoon Byung-Soon
Yoon Soo-Kyung
  China (CHN)
Chen Zhen
Gao Xiumin
He Jianping
Li Lan
Liu Liping
Liu Yumei
Sun Xiulan
Wang Linwei
Wang Mingxing
Wu Xingjiang
Zhang Weihong
Zhang Peijun
Zhu Juefeng

Participating nations edit

Each qualified country was allowed to enter one team of 15 players and they all were eligible for participation. Four nations competed in both tournaments.

A total of 259(*) handball players (177 men and 82 women) from 14 nations (men from 12 nations - women from 6 nations) competed at the Los Angeles Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.

Medal table edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Yugoslavia (YUG)2002
2  South Korea (KOR)0101
  West Germany (FRG)0101
4  China (CHN)0011
  Romania (ROU)0011
Totals (5 entries)2226

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Handball at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Olympedia. Retrieved 2 November 2023.
  2. ^ "Men Handball III Panamerica Championship". Todor66. Retrieved 22 October 2023.
  3. ^ "Women Handball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification 1984". Todor66. Retrieved 22 October 2023.

External links edit