New Zealand at the 1984 Summer Olympics

New Zealand competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. 130 competitors, 98 men and 32 women, took part in 76 events in 18 sports.[1] The country recorded 11 medals, including eight golds, resulting in the nation ranking among the top ten in the medal table.

New Zealand at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of New Zealand.svg
IOC codeNZL
NOCNew Zealand Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.org.nz
in Los Angeles, USA
Competitors130 in 18 sports
Flag bearer John Walker
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
8
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
11
Officials59
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Australasia (1908 · 1912)

Medal tablesEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Mark Todd Equestrian Individual eventing 3 August
  Gold Shane O'Brien
Les O'Connell
Conrad Robertson
Keith Trask
Rowing Men's coxless four 5 August
  Gold Rex Sellers
Chris Timms
Sailing Tornado 8 August
  Gold Russell Coutts Sailing Finn 8 August
  Gold Ian Ferguson Canoeing Men's K-1 500 metres 10 August
  Gold Ian Ferguson
Paul MacDonald
Canoeing Men's K-2 500 metres 10 August
  Gold Alan Thompson Canoeing Men's K-1 1000 metres 11 August
  Gold Grant Bramwell
Ian Ferguson
Paul MacDonald
Alan Thompson
Canoeing Men's K-4 1000 metres 11 August
  Silver Kevin Barry Boxing Light heavyweight 11 August
  Bronze Kevin Lawton
Barrie Mabbott
Don Symon
Ross Tong
Brett Hollister (cox)
Rowing Men's coxed four 5 August
  Bronze Bruce Kendall Sailing Windglider 8 August
Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Canoeing 4 0 0 4
Sailing 2 0 1 3
Rowing 1 0 1 2
Equestrian 1 0 0 1
Boxing 0 1 0 1
Total 8 1 2 11
Medals by gender
Gender       Total
Male 5 1 2 8
Female 0 0 0 0
Mixed / open 3 0 0 3
Total 8 1 2 11

ArcheryEdit

After a twelve-year hiatus from archery, New Zealand returned in 1984 with one man and two women. This included the first paraplegic Olympian, Neroli Fairhall.

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Total Rank
30 m 50 m 70 m 90 m Total Rank 30 m 50 m 70 m 90 m Total Rank
Neroli Fairhall Women's individual 326 284 289 268 1167 38 324 280 310 276 1190 32 2357 35
Dale Lightfoot Men's individual 335 303 292 261 1191 39 334 305 321 266 1226 26 2357 34
Ann Shurrock Women's individual 329 298 301 290 1218 23 322 304 290 288 1204 28 2422 24

AthleticsEdit

Track and roadEdit

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank[i] Result Rank Result Rank[ii] Result Rank
Anne Audain Women's marathon N/A DNF
Rod Dixon Men's marathon N/A 2:12:57 10
Derek Froude Men's marathon N/A 2:19:44 34
Lyn Grime Women's 400 m hurdles 58.02 5 N/A Did not advance
Lorraine Moller Women's marathon N/A 2:28:34 5
Mary O'Connor Women's marathon N/A 2:41:22 27
Peter O'Donoghue Men's 1500 m 3:40.69 3 Q N/A 3:38.71 8 Did not advance
Peter Pearless Men's 800 m 1:49.95 5 Did not advance
Peter Renner Men's 3000 m steeplechase 8:22.95 2 Q N/A 8:18.12 2 Q 8:29.81 11
Dianne Rodger Women's 3000 m 8.47.90 5 q N/A 8.56.43 9
Tony Rogers Men's 1500 m 3:39.78 4 q N/A 3:36.48 6 q 3:38.98 9
John Walker Men's 5000 m 13:44.75 2 Q N/A 13:28.48 3 Q 13:24.46 8
  1. ^ Ranks given are within the heat
  2. ^ Ranks given are within the semifinal

FieldEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Mike O'Rourke Men's javelin throw NM Did not advance
Steve Walsh Men's long jump NM Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Kevin Barry Men's light heavyweight   Smith (TRI)
W 5 – 0
  Kiriisa (UGA)
W 3 – 2
  Nanga (CMR)
W 4 – 1
  Holyfield (USA)
W DSQ-2
  Josipović (YUG)
L WO
 
Michael Kenny Men's heavyweight Bye   Owiny (UGA)
L RSC-2
Did not advance =9

CanoeingEdit

Athlete Event Heats Repechages Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Grant Bramwell
Ian Ferguson
Paul MacDonald
Alan Thompson
Men's K-4 1000 m 3:05.99 1 Q N/A 3:05.67 1 Q 3:02.28  
Ian Ferguson Men's K-1 500 m 1:49.32 2 Q N/A 1:48.00 1 Q 1:47.84  
Ian Ferguson
Paul MacDonald
Men's K-2 500 m 1:36.82 1 Q N/A 1:36.10 1 Q 1:34.21  
Robert Jenkinson
Edwin Richards
Men's K-2 1000 m 3:37.69 4 R 3:45.97 3 Q 3:38.80 5 Did not advance
Alan Thompson Men's K-1 1000 m 3:53.41 1 Q N/A 3:58.90 1 Q 3:45.73  

CyclingEdit

Seven cyclists represented New Zealand in 1984.

RoadEdit

Men's individual road race
Athlete Time Rank
Stephen Cox 5:15:27 37
Brian Fowler 5:06:45 18
Roger Sumich DNF

TrackEdit

Men's 1 km time trial
Athlete Time Rank
Craig Adair 1:06.96 5
Men's points race
Athlete Qualifying Final
Points Laps behind Rank Points Laps behind Rank
Brian Fowler 24 0 2 Q 12 1 7
Graeme Miller 10 1 13 Did not advance
Men's individual pursuit
Athlete Qualification Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Anthony Cuff 4:55.06 15   Robert (FRA)
L 4:50.49
Did not advance 11
Men's team pursuit
Athlete Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Craig Adair
Anthony Cuff
Brian Fowler
Graeme Miller
4:37.57 13 Did not advance 13
Men's sprint
Athlete Round 1 Round 1
repechage heat
Round 1
repechage final
Round 2 Round 2
repechage
Round 3 Round 3
repechage
Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Murray Steele   Sella (ITA)
  Lyn (ANT)
3 R
  Asuncion (PHI)
W 12.09 Q
N/A   Scheller (FRG)
L R
  Jamur (BRA)
W 12.92 Q
  Vernet (FRA)
  Orban (BEL)
2 R
  Scheller (FRG)
  Iannone (ARG)
3
Did not advance

DivingEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ann Fargher Women's 3 m springboard 421.65 13 Did not advance
Mark Graham Men's 3 m springboard 497.55 18 Did not advance
Gary Lamb Men's 3 m springboard 477.66 22 Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

EventingEdit

Rider Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Overall
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Andrew Bennie Jade Individual 69.40 33 126.40 37 5.00 23 200.80 37
Mary Hamilton Whist Individual 63.20 20 26.80 21 8.00 33 98.00 22
Andrew Nicholson Kahlua Individual 78.00 45 27.20 22 25.00 40 130.40 28
Mark Todd Charisma Individual 51.60 5 0.00 1 0.00 1 51.60  
Andrew Bennie
Mary Hamilton
Andrew Nicholson
Mark Todd
As above Team 184.20 5 54.00 6 13.00 8 280.00 6

JumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Round 1 Round 2 Overall
Faults Rank Faults Rank Faults Rank
John Cottle Arturo Individual EL Did not advance

FencingEdit

Two fencers, both men, represented New Zealand in 1984.

Athlete Event Round 1 pool Quarterfinal pool Semifinal pool Final pool Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Martin Brill Men's individual épée   Bergström (SWE)
L 3 – 5
  Marx (USA)
L 3 – 5
  Boisse (FRA)
L 3 – 5
  Dessureault (CAN)
L 4 – 10
15
  Giger (SUI)
L 4 – 5
  Boisse (FRA)
W 5 – 4
  Bellone (ITA)
W 5 – 2
  Poffet (SUI)
L 8 – 10
  Yun (KOR)
T 5 – 5
  Zong (CHN)
W 5 – 4
  Marx (USA)
W 5 – 4
Eliminated
  Al-Rasheed (KSA)
W 5 – 4
  Lee (KOR)
W 5 – 4
  Cui (CHN)
W 5 – 0
N/A   Lembacher (AUT)
L 3 – 5
  Fischer (FRG)
L 3 – 5
David Cocker Men's individual épée   Nigon (SUI)
L 2 – 5
Did not advance 50
  Hasan (KUW)
L 2 – 5
  Kim (KOR)
L 4 – 5
  Cuomo (ITA)
T 5 – 5
  Pedersen (NOR)
W 5 – 4

Field hockeyEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Team roster
Jeff Archibald
Husmukh Bhikha
Chris Brown
George Carnoutsos
Peter Daji
Laurie Gallen
Stuart Grimshaw
Trevor Laurence
Maurice Marquet
Grant McLeod
Brent Miskimmin
Peter Miskimmin
Arthur Parkin
Ramesh Patel
Graham Sligo
Robin Wilson
Pool B
30 July 1984
15:30
New Zealand   3–3   Pakistan
Daji   5'68'70+' Report Sardar   15'46'51'
Umpires:
Santiago Deo (ESP)
Richard Kentwell (USA)
1 August 1984
08:00
Netherlands   3–1   New Zealand
T. Kruize   17'
J. Kruize   40'
Van Grimbergen   42'
Report McLeod   52'
Umpires:
Iwo Sakaida (JPN)
Jack Marjanovic (USA)
3 August 1984
13:45
Great Britain   1–0   New Zealand
Cattrall   13' Report
Umpires:
Santiago Deo (ESP)
Obaidullah (IND)
5 August 1984
08:00
Kenya   1–4   New Zealand
Otambo   49' Report P. Miskimmin   14'
Parkin   58'
Daji   62'
Gallen   69'
Umpires:
Richard Kentwell (USA)
Obaidullah (IND)
7 August 1984
15:30
Canada   2–2   New Zealand
Cholakis   4'
Sandhu   66'
Report Grimshaw   32'
Gallen   35+'
Umpires:
Richard Kentwell (USA)
Alexander Stelter (FRG)
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Qualification
  Great Britain 5 4 1 0 10 5 9 Advance to semi-finals
  Pakistan 5 2 3 0 16 7 7 Advance to semi-finals
  Netherlands 5 3 1 1 16 9 7 5th–8th place classification
  New Zealand 5 1 2 2 10 10 4 5th–8th place classification
  Kenya 5 1 0 4 5 14 2 9th–12th place classification
  Canada 5 0 1 4 7 19 1 9th–12th place classification
5th–8th Classification round
9 August 1984
08:00
India   1–0   New Zealand
Sharma   54' Report
Umpires:
Dennis Meredith (AUS)
Iwo Sakaida (JPN)
7th / 8th Place play-off
10 August 1984
15:00
Spain   0–1   New Zealand
Report Parkin   37'
Umpires:
Rob Lathouwers (NED)
Richard Kentwell (USA)

New Zealand finished the men's field hockey tournament in seventh place.

Women's tournamentEdit

Team roster
Christine Arthur
Cathy Baker
Robyn Blackman
Mary Clinton
Lesley Elliott
Jane Goulding
Shirley Haig
Harina Kohere
Jan Martin
Jennifer McDonald
Sue McLeish
Sandra Mackie
Lesley Murdoch
Jillian Smith
Isobel Thomson
Barbara Tilden
Round robin
31 July 1984
14:30
Netherlands   2–1   New Zealand
First Half:
Boekhorst   PC'
Second Half:
von Weiler   FG'
Report Second Half:
McDonald   FG'
Stadium:
Weingart Stadium
2 August 1984
14:30
Australia   3–0   New Zealand
First Half:
Sunderland   FG'
Heberle   PC'
Second Half:
Buchanan   FG'
Report
Stadium:
Weingart Stadium
4 August 1984
16:15
New Zealand   0–2   United States
Report Anders   23'42'
Stadium:
Weingart Stadium
6 August 1984
16:45
West Germany   1–0   New Zealand
Ott   39' Report
Stadium:
Weingart Stadium
10 August 1984
09:45
Canada   4–1   New Zealand
Forshaw   1'
Stoyka   19'
Wheatley   21'
Branchaud   68'
Report Clinton   65'
Stadium:
Weingart Stadium
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Rank
  Netherlands 5 4 1 0 14 6 9 1
  West Germany 5 2 2 1 9 9 6 2
  United States 5 2 1 2 9 7 5 3
  Australia 5 2 1 2 9 7 5 4
  Canada 5 2 1 2 9 11 5 5
  New Zealand 5 0 0 5 2 12 0 6

New Zealand finished the women's field hockey tournament in sixth place.

GymnasticsEdit

RhythmicEdit

Women's individual all-around
Athlete Qualifying Final Total Rank
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total
Tania Moss 8.750 8.850 9.000 8.600 35.200 30 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Rank
Shaun O'Leary Men's lightweight =19
Graeme Spinks Men's half-middleweight =34
Bill Vincent Men's middleweight =12

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gary Reid Single sculls 7:27.10 2 R 7:26.12 2 SA/B 7:34.15 5 FB 7:22.63 7
Geoff Horan
Allan Horan
Coxless pair 7:05.44 2 SA/B Bye 7:02.89 4 FB 7:04.00 9
Les O'Connell
Shane O'Brien
Conrad Robertson
Keith Trask
Coxless four 6:08.41 1 FA Bye N/A 6:03.48  
Kevin Lawton
Don Symon
Barrie Mabbott
Ross Tong
Brett Hollister
(cox)
Coxed four 6:27.18 3 SA/B ? 1 FA N/A 6:23.68  
Nigel Atherfold
Dave Rodger
Roger White-Parsons
George Keys
Greg Johnston
Chris White
Andrew Stevenson
Mike Stanley
Andy Hay (cox)
Eight 5:48.19 1 FA Bye N/A 5:44.14 4
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semi-final Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stephanie Foster Single sculls 3:51.86 2 R 3:51.19 2 SA/B 4:02.29 4 FB 3:52.20 7

SailingEdit

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Luke Carter
David Mackay (helm)
Flying Dutchman 13.0 21.0 16.0 22.0 18.0 13.0 10.0 91.0 10
Russell Coutts Finn 0.0 13.0 3.0 3.0 27.0 5.7 10.0 34.7  
Simon Daubney
Tom Dodson (helm)
Aran Hansen
Soling DNF
29.0
18.0 23.0 17.0 19.0 11.7 0.0 88.7 11
Peter Evans (helm)
Sean Reeves
470 14.0 21.0 16.0 DSQ
35.0
PMS
35.0
10.0 5.7 101.7 14
Bruce Kendall Windglider 3.0 5.7 DSQ
45.0
19.0 3.0 5.7 10.0 46.4  
Rex Sellers (helm)
Chris Timms
Tornado 5.7 3.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 3.0 DNS
27.0
14.7  

ShootingEdit

Men's 50 m rifle, prone
Athlete Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Total Rank
Stephen Petterson 99 97 100 100 98 98 592 =13
Men's 50 m running target
Athlete Slow run Fast run Total Rank
Tony Clarke 288 270 558 19
Mixed skeet
Athlete Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Total Rank
John Woolley 189 =26

SwimmingEdit

Athlete Event Heat Swim-off Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Brett Austin Men's 100 m breaststroke 1:04.83 NR 15 QB N/A 1:05.49 15
Men's 200 m breaststroke 2:27.25 28 N/A Did not advance
Carmel Clark Women's 100 m backstroke 1:04.57 =8 QSO 1:04.33 NR 1 Q 1:04.47 8
Women's 100 m freestyle 1:00.63 28 N/A Did not advance
Women's 200 m backstroke 2:16.78 NR 8 Q N/A 2:17.89 8
Mike Davidson Men's 200 m freestyle 1:56.20 35 N/A Did not advance
Men's 400 m freestyle 3:57.88 =16 QB N/A 3:58.24 16
Men's 1500 m freestyle 15:35.43 14 N/A Did not advance
Anna Doig Women's 100 m butterfly 1:03.15 14 QB N/A 1:03.65 16
Women's 100 m freestyle 1:02.72 39 N/A Did not advance
Women's 200 m butterfly 2:20.81 20 N/A Did not advance
Gary Hurring Men's 100 m backstroke 57.42 4 Q N/A 56.90 NR 4
Men's 200 m backstroke 2:03.29 3 Q N/A 2:03.10 NR 5
Gail Jonson Women's 200 m butterfly 2:20.55 18 N/A Did not advance
Women's 200 m individual medley 2:25.00 19 N/A Did not advance
Women's 400 m individual medley 4:59.92 15 QB N/A 4:58.40 15
Paul Kingsman Men's 100 m backstroke 58.33 13 QB N/A 58.19 10
Men's 200 m backstroke 2:06.87 20 N/A Did not advance
Anthony Mosse Men's 100 m butterfly 55.19 NR 7 Q N/A 54.93 NR 7
Men's 200 m butterfly 1:59.76 5 Q N/A 1:58.75 NR 5
Men's 200 m freestyle 1:54.12 NR 24 N/A Did not advance
Paul Kingsman
Brett Austin
Anthony Mosse
Gary Hurring
Men's 4 × 100 m medley relay 3:50.56 NR 9 N/A Did not advance

Synchronised swimmingEdit

Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Technical Free Total Rank Technical Free Total Rank
Katie Sadleir
Lynette Sadleir
Women's duet 79.442 85.200 164.642 12 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Michael Bernard Men's light heavyweight 137.5 12 175.0 =8 312.5 10
Kevin Blake Men's heavyweight 140.0 13 177.5 9 317.5 9
Allister Nalder Men's light heavyweight 142.5 =7 175.0 =8 317.5 8

WrestlingEdit

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Final round Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Zane Coleman Men's welterweight   Sejdiu (YUG)
L Fall
  D. Schultz (USA)
L ST
Eliminated
Graeme Hawkins Men's bantamweight   García (ESP)
W Fall
  Davis (USA)
L ST
  Guan (CHN)
L ST
Eliminated
Ken Reinsfield Men's middleweight   Agogo (NGR)
W 5 – 1
  M. Schultz (USA)
L 7 – 16
  El-Ashram (EGY)
W PS
  Rinke (CAN)
L 2 – 9
  Kim (KOR)
L 3 – 10
6

OfficialsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Zealand at the 1984 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11 May 2011.