China at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of the People
IOC codeCHN
NOCChinese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.cn (in Chinese and English)
in Los Angeles, United States
28 July–12 August 1984
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 (1924–1948)

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 the country after its mostly symbolic presence at the Summer Games in 1952 during which the dispute between the Republic of China and the PRC resulted in the former withdrawing all its athletes. After 1952 and until these games, the PRC boycotted the Olympics 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. In the previous games, China participated the United States-led boycott to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, becoming the only communist country to boycott Olympics held by another communist country (Soviet Union).

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]

Medalists

Medals by sport
Sport 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total
Gymnastics 5 4 2 11
Weightlifting 4 2 0 6
Shooting 3 0 3 6
Diving 1 1 1 3
Fencing 1 0 0 1
Volleyball 1 0 0 1
Archery 0 1 0 1
Athletics 0 0 1 1
Basketball 0 0 1 1
Handball 0 0 1 1
Total 15 8 9 32

Medalists

Further information: 1984 Summer Olympics medal table

The following Chinese. competitors won medals at the games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Li Ning Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise
 Gold Lou Yun Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault
 Gold Li Ning Gymnastics Men's rings
 Gold Li Ning Gymnastics Men's Pommell Horse
 Gold Ma Yanhong Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars
 Gold Zhou Jihong Diving Women's 10 Metre Platform, Women
 Gold Luan Jujie Fencing Women's Foil Individual
 Gold Xu Haifeng Shooting Men's 50 Metre Free Pistol
 Gold Li Yuwei Shooting Men's Running Target
 Gold Wu Xiaoxuan Shooting Women's 50 Metre Rifle Three Positions
 Gold Chinese Team Volleyball Women's Team
 Gold Zeng Guoqiang Weightlifting Men's 52 kg
 Gold Wu Shude Weightlifting Men's 56 kg
 Gold Chen Weiqiang Weightlifting Men's 60 kg
 Gold Yao Jingyuan Weightlifting Men's 67.5 kg
 Silver Li Lingjuan Archery Women's individual
 Silver Chinese Team Gymnastics Men's all-around Team
 Silver Lou Yun Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise
 Silver Li Ning Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault
 Silver Tong Fei Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar
 Silver Tan Liangde Diving Men's 3m Springboard
 Silver Zhou Peishun Weightlifting Men's 52 kg
 Silver Lai Runming Weightlifting Men's 56 kg
 Bronze Zhu Jianhua Athletics Men's High Jump
 Bronze Chinese Team Basketball Women's Team
 Bronze Chinese Team Handball Women's Team
 Bronze Li Ning Gymnastics Men's Individual All-around
 Bronze Chinese Team Gymnastics Women's all-around Team
 Bronze Li Kongzheng Diving Men's 10 metre platform
 Bronze Wang Yifu Shooting Men's 50 Metre Free Pistol
 Bronze Huang Shiping Shooting Men's Running Target
 Bronze Wu Xiaoxuan Shooting Men's 10 Metre Air Rifle

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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

Men's Long Jump

Men's Triple Jump

Men's Pole Vault

Men's Decathlon

Women's Competition

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

Women's High Jump

Women's Long Jump

Women's Discus Throw

Women's Shot Put

Women's Javelin Throw

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
Women's Team Competition

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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

Team time trial
Women's individual road race

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men

Women

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Women's Team Competition

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Rhythmic gymnastics

Main article: Rhythmic gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's 100m Freestyle

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 100m Backstroke

Men's 200m Backstroke

Men's 100m Breaststroke

Men's 200m Breaststroke

Men's 100m Butterfly

Men's 200m Individual Medley

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay


Women's 100m Freestyle

Women's 100m Backstroke

Women's 200m Backstroke

Women's 200m Individual Medley

Women's 4x100 Medley Relay

Volleyball

Main article: Volleyball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
Women's Team Competition

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

References

  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