Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Athletes during the men's 400 meters event

At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, 41 events in athletics were contested. There were a total number of 1273 participating athletes from 124 countries. Women's marathon, women's 3000 meters, and women's 400 meters hurdles debuted at these Games.

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Medal summary

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
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Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
9.99 Sam Graddy
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.19 Ben Johnson
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
10.22
200 metres
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Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
19.80 OR Kirk Baptiste
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
19.96 Thomas Jefferson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20.26
400 metres
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Alonzo Babers
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
44.27 Gabriel Tiacoh
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
44.54 Antonio McKay
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
44.71
800 metres
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Joaquim Cruz
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
1:43.00 OR Sebastian Coe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1:43.64 Earl Jones
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:43.83
1500 metres
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Sebastian Coe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
3:32.53 OR Steve Cram
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
3:33.40 José Manuel Abascal
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
3:34.30
5000 metres
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Saïd Aouita
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
13:05.59 OR Markus Ryffel
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
13:07.54 António Leitão
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
13:09.20
10,000 metres
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Alberto Cova
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
27:47.54 Mike McLeod
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
28:06.22 Mike Musyoki
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
28:06.46
110 metres hurdles
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Roger Kingdom
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.20 OR Greg Foster
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.23 Arto Bryggare
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
13.40
400 metres hurdles
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Edwin Moses
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
47.75 Danny Harris
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
48.13 Harald Schmid
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
48.19
3000 metres steeplechase
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Julius Korir
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:11.80 Joseph Mahmoud
Flag of France.svg  France
8:13.31 Brian Diemer
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8:14.06
4×100 metres relay
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Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Sam Graddy
Ron Brown
Calvin Smith
Carl Lewis
37.83 WRFlag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Al Lawrence
Greg Meghoo
Don Quarrie
Ray Stewart
Norman Edwards*
38.62Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
Ben Johnson
Tony Sharpe
Desai Williams
Sterling Hinds
38.70
4×400 metres relay
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Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Sunder Nix
Ray Armstead
Alonzo Babers
Antonio McKay
Walter McCoy*
Willie Smith*
2:57.91Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Kriss Akabusi
Garry Cook
Todd Bennett
Phil Brown
2:59.13Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)
Sunday Uti
Moses Ugbusien
Rotimi Peters
Innocent Egbunike
2:59.32
Marathon
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Carlos Lopes
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
2:09:21 OR John Treacy
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
2:09:56 Charlie Spedding
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2:09:58
20 kilometres walk
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Ernesto Canto
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
1:23:13 Raúl González
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
1:23:20 Maurizio Damilano
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1:23:26
50 kilometres walk
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Raúl González
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
3:47:26 Bo Gustafsson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
3:53:19 Sandro Bellucci
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
3:53:45
High jump
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Dietmar Mögenburg
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
2.35 m Patrik Sjöberg
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2.33 m Jianhua Zhu
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2.31 m
Pole vault
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Pierre Quinon
Flag of France.svg  France
5.75 m Mike Tully
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
5.65 m Earl Bell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
5.60 m
Thierry Vigneron
Flag of France.svg  France
Long jump
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Carl Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.54 m Gary Honey
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
8.24 m Giovanni Evangelisti
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
8.24 m
Triple jump
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Al Joyner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
17.26 m Mike Conley
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
17.18 m Keith Connor
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
16.87 m
Shot put
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Alessandro Andrei
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
21.26 m Michael Carter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.09 m Dave Laut
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20.97 m
Discus throw
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Rolf Danneberg
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
66.60 m Mac Wilkins
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
66.30 m John Powell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
65.46 m
Hammer throw
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Juha Tiainen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
78.08 m Karl-Hans Riehm
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
77.98 m Klaus Ploghaus
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
76.68 m
Javelin throw
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Arto Härkönen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
86.76 m David Ottley
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
85.74 m Kenth Eldebrink
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
83.72 m
Decathlon
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Daley Thompson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
8798 EWR Jürgen Hingsen
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
8673 Siegfried Wentz
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
8412

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
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Evelyn Ashford
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.97 Alice Brown
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
11.13 Merlene Ottey
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
11.16
200 metres
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Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.81 Florence Griffith
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
22.04 Merlene Ottey
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
22.09
400 metres
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Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
48.83 Chandra Cheeseborough
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
49.05 Kathy Smallwood-Cook
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
49.42
800 metres
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Doina Melinte
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
1:57.60 Kim Gallagher
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:58.63 Fiţa Lovin
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
1:58.83
1500 metres
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Gabriella Dorio
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
4:03.25 Doina Melinte
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
4:03.76 Maricica Puică
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
4:04.15
3000 metres
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Maricica Puică
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
8:35.96 Wendy Smith-Sly
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
8:39.47 Lynn Williams
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
8:42.14
100 metres hurdles
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Benita Fitzgerald
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
12.84 Shirley Strong
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
12.88 Michèle Chardonnet
Flag of France.svg  France
13.06
Kim Turner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
400 metres hurdles
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Nawal El Moutawakel
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
54.61 Judi Brown
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
55.20 Cristieana Cojocaru
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
55.41
4×100 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Alice Brown
Jeanette Bolden
Chandra Cheeseborough
Evelyn Ashford
41.65Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
Angela Bailey
Marita Payne
Angella Taylor-Issajenko
France Gareau
42.77Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Simmone Jacobs
Kathy Smallwood-Cook
Beverley Goddard
Heather Hunte
43.11
4×400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Lillie Leatherwood
Sherri Howard
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Chandra Cheeseborough
Diane Dixon*
Denean Howard*
3:18.29Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
Charmaine Crooks
Jillian Richardson
Molly Killingbeck
Marita Payne
Dana Wright*
3:21.21Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Heike Schulte-Mattler
Ute Thimm
Heide-Elke Gaugel
Gaby Bußmann
Nicole Leistenschneider*
Christina Sussiek*
3:22.98
Marathon
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Joan Benoit
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:24:52 Grete Waitz
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
2:26:18 Rosa Mota
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
2:26:57
High jump
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Ulrike Meyfarth
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
2.02 m Sara Simeoni
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2.00 m Joni Huntley
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1.97 m
Long jump
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Anişoara Cuşmir-Stanciu
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
6.96 m Vali Ionescu
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
6.81 m Susan Hearnshaw
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
6.80 m
Shot put
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Claudia Losch
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
20.48 m Mihaela Loghin
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
20.47 m Gael Martin
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
19.19 m
Discus throw
details
Ria Stalman
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
65.36 m Leslie Deniz
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
64.86 m Florenţa Crăciunescu
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
63.64 m
Javelin throw
details
Tessa Sanderson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
69.56 m Tiina Lillak
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
69.00 m Fatima Whitbread
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
67.14 m
Heptathlon
details
Glynis Nunn
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
6390 Jackie Joyner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
6385 Sabine Everts
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
6363

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1615940
2Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)42511
3Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)37616
4Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania  (ROU)33410
5Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)3137
6Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)2114
7Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)2103
8Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)2002
9Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)1124
10Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1113
11Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)1023
12Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)1012
13Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil  (BRA)1001
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)1001
15Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0235
16Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0213
17Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)0123
18Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)0101
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)0101
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0101
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)0101
22Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)0011
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0011
Totals (24 nations)414143125

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