Yugoslavia at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Yugoslavia competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States which took place from 29 July to 12 August 1984. Yugoslav athletes had competed in every Summer Olympic Games since their official debut in 1920. The Yugoslav Olympic Committee (JOK) sent a delegation of 139 athletes, 105 men and 34 women, competing in 16 sports, down from 164 competitors in 1980.[1] Due to the Soviet-led boycott, Yugoslavia was one of only three Communist countries to take part at the Games, along with China and Romania.

Yugoslavia at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg
IOC codeYUG
NOCYugoslav Olympic Committee
in Los Angeles
Competitors139 (105 men, 34 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Dražen Dalipagić
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
7
Silver
4
Bronze
7
Total
18
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Serbia (1912, 2008–)
 Croatia (1992–)
 Slovenia (1992–)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992 S–)
 Independent Olympic Participants (1992 S)
 North Macedonia (1996–)
 Serbia and Montenegro (1996–2006)
 Montenegro (2008–)
 Kosovo (2016–)

Yugoslavia left Los Angeles with a total of 18 Olympic medals (7 gold, 4 silver, and 7 bronze), finishing ninth in the overall medal standings, the best total in the history of Yugoslavia's participation in the Olympics. Five of these medals were won in team sports and included gold in both men's and women's handball tournaments, gold in the water polo tournament and bronze medals in men's football and basketball. The most successful sport was wrestling, winning the nation five medals, while the canoeing duo of Matija Ljubek and Mirko Nišović were the only Yugoslav athletes who won more than a single Olympic medal. For the first time in its history, Yugoslavia sent athletes to compete in rhythmic gymnastics, a new event introduced into the Olympic programme, with 14-year-old gymnast Danijela Simić the youngest participant in the entire Yugoslav delegation.

Among the nation's medalists were canoeist Matija Ljubek, who took his third and fourth career Olympic medals, wrestler Šaban Sejdi, who won his second career Olympic bronze medal, rowers Zoran Pančić and Milorad Stanulov who won a bronze medal in double sculls after winning silver in the same event in 1980. Water polo coach Ratko Rudić led the national men's team to triumph in the tournament, a feat he would repeat in 1988.

MedalistsEdit

Yugoslavia finished in ninth position in the final medal rankings, with seven gold medals and 18 medals overall. Both totals were Yugoslavia's best ever performance at the Olympic Games.

CompetitorsEdit

The following is the list of number of Yugoslav athletes participating in the Games:

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 4 2 6
Basketball 12 12 24
Boxing 7 0 7
Canoeing 3 0 3
Cycling 6 0 6
Equestrian 3 0 3
Football 17 0 17
Handball 14 15 29
Gymnastics 0 2 2
Judo 5 0 5
Rowing 5 0 5
Sailing 1 0 1
Shooting 3 3 6
Swimming 3 0 3
Water polo 13 0 13
Wrestling 9 0 9
Total 105 34 139

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nenad Stekić Long jump 7.60 14 Did not advance
Novica Čanović High jump 2.15 22 Did not advance
Hrvoje Fižuleto 2.18 19 Did not advance
Sejad Krdžalić Javelin throw 76.52 16 Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Snežana Dančetović Long jump 6.22 11 Q 5.88 12
Lidija Benedetič-Lapajne High jump 1.87 16 Did not advance

BasketballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster
Preliminary round (Group A)
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Yugoslavia 5 5 0 457 366 +91 10
  Italy 5 4 1 437 363 +74 9
  Australia 5 3 2 383 403 −20 8
  West Germany 5 2 3 384 376 +8 7
  Brazil 5 1 4 401 423 −22 6
  Egypt 5 0 5 349 480 −131 5
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Defeated West Germany (96-83)
    • Defeated Australia (94-64)
    • Defeated Egypt (100-69)
    • Defeated Brazil (98-85)
    • Defeated Italy (69-65)
  • Quarterfinals
    • Defeated Uruguay (110-82)
  • Semifinals
    • Lost to Spain (61-74)
  • Bronze Medal Match
    • Defeated Canada (88-82) →   Bronze Medal

Women's tournamentEdit

BoxingEdit

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Light welterweight (– 63.5 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Men's Light-Heavyweight (– 81 kg)

Men's Super Heavyweight (+ 91 kg)

CanoeingEdit

Men's K-1 500 metres

Men's K-1 1000 metres

Men's C-2 500 metres

Men's C-2 1000 metres

CyclingEdit

Six cyclists represented Yugoslavia in 1984.

Individual road race
Team time trial

EquestrianismEdit

Individual dressage

Team dressage

FootballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Yugoslavia squad in the men's football tournament of the 1984 Summer Olympics.[2]

Coach: Ivan Toplak

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 1984 club
1 1GK Ivan Pudar (1961-08-16)16 August 1961 (aged 22) 2 0   Hajduk Split
2 2DF Vlado Čapljić (1962-03-22)22 March 1962 (aged 22) 3 0   Željezničar
3 2DF Mirsad Baljić (1962-03-04)4 March 1962 (aged 22) 6 1   Željezničar
4 3MF Srečko Katanec (1963-07-16)16 July 1963 (aged 21) 5 0   Olimpija
5 2DF Marko Elsner (1960-04-11)11 April 1960 (aged 24) 5 0   Red Star
6 2DF Ljubomir Radanović (1960-07-21)21 July 1960 (aged 24) 6 1   Partizan
7 3MF Admir Smajić (1963-09-07)7 September 1963 (aged 20) 3 0   Partizan
8 3MF Nenad Gračan (1962-01-23)23 January 1962 (aged 22) 6 1   Rijeka
9 4FW Milko Đurovski (1963-02-26)26 February 1963 (aged 21) 2 0   Red Star
10 3MF Mehmed Baždarević (1960-09-28)28 September 1960 (aged 23) 6 0   Željezničar
11 4FW Borislav Cvetković (1962-09-30)30 September 1962 (aged 21) 3 5   Dinamo Zagreb
12 1GK Tomislav Ivković (1960-08-11)11 August 1960 (aged 23) 4 0   Red Star
13 3MF Jovica Nikolić (1959-02-11)11 February 1959 (aged 25) 5 3   Red Star
14 4FW Stjepan Deverić (1961-08-20)20 August 1961 (aged 22) 5 5   Dinamo Zagreb
15 2DF Branko Miljuš (1960-08-17)17 August 1960 (aged 23) 5 0   Hajduk Split
16 3MF Dragan Stojković (1965-03-03)3 March 1965 (aged 19) 5 0   Radnički Niš
17 3MF Mitar Mrkela (1965-07-10)10 July 1965 (aged 19) 4 0   Red Star
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 6 Qualified for quarter-finals
2   Canada 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
3   Cameroon 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
4   Iraq 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Defeated Cameroon (2-1)
    • Defeated Canada (1-0)
    • Defeated Iraq (4-2)
  • Quarterfinals
    • Defeated West Germany (5-2)
  • Semifinals
    • Lost to France (2-4, after extra time)
  • Bronze Medal Match
    • Defeated Italy (2-1) →   Bronze Medal
  • Team Roster

GymnasticsEdit

Individual all-around

HandballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

JudoEdit

Men's Half-Lightweight

Men's Lightweight

Men's Half-Middleweight

Men's Middleweight

Men's Heavyweight

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Zoran Pančić
Milorad Stanulov
Double sculls 6:49.98 5 R 6:39.70 2 Q 6:39.59  
Zlatko Celent
Mirko Ivančić
Dario Vidošević
Coxed pair 7:27.28 4 R 7:28.68 3 FB 7:25.60 7

SailingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Dušan Puh Windglider 15 17 13 7 14 16 19 118.0 15

ShootingEdit

Men's 10m Air Rifle

Men's 50m 3 Positions

Men's 50m Rifle Prone

Women's 10m Air Rifle

Women's 50m 3 Positions

SwimmingEdit

Men's 200 m Freestyle

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Darjan Petrič
    • Heat — 3:54.39
    • Final — 3:54.88 (→ 6th place)
  • Borut Petrič
    • Heat — 3:56.07
    • B-Final — scratched (→ 18th place)

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Butterfly

Water poloEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

WrestlingEdit

Greco-Roman

Men's Lightweight

Men's Welterweight

Men's Middleweight

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Men's Heavyweight

Men's Super-Heavyweight

Freestyle

Men's Flyweight

Men's Bantamweight

Men's Welterweight

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yugoslavia at the 1984 Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Yugoslavia Football at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2016.

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