Great Britain at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Los Angeles
Competitors337 (229 men and 108 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearers Lucinda Green (opening)
Sebastian Coe (closing)
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
5
Silver
11
Bronze
21
Total
37
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 337 competitors, 229 men and 108 women, took part in 190 events in 20 sports.[1]

The British team won a total of 37 medals, including five golds, this was Britain's largest total medal haul since 1920, and would not be surpassed until 2008, however this was due in large part to the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Olympics, which meant that Eastern Bloc competitors were not present. Great Britain sent a reserve team to the Soviet organised Friendship Games, dubbed the "alternative Olympics" the same year.

Medallists

Medals by discipline
Discipline
Gold medal icon.svg
Silver medal icon.svg
Bronze medal icon.svg
Total
Athletics 3 7 6 16
Shooting 1 0 3 4
Rowing 1 0 0 1
Equestrian 0 2 1 3
Swimming 0 1 4 5
Judo 0 1 2 3
Boxing 0 0 1 1
Field hockey 0 0 1 1
Sailing 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1
Wrestling 0 0 1 1
Total 5 11 21 37

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1984 Summer Olympics

In the fourth appearance by Great Britain in modern Olympic archery, three men and three women represented the country. The women's scores were separated by only 10 points, as the three placed consecutively in the final ranking.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's Competition

Men's 100 metres

  • Final — 10.27 (→ 5th place)
  • Final — 10.32 (→ 7th place)

Men's 200 metres

  • Heat — 21.02
  • Quarterfinals — 20.55
  • Semifinals — 20.54
  • Final — 20.98 (→ 8th place)

Men's 400 metres

  • Heat — 45.64
  • Quarterfinals — 45.43
  • Semifinals — 45.69 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 46.26
  • Quarterfinals — 46.63 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 46.09
  • Quarterfinals — 45.51 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Heat — 13:46.01
  • Semifinals — 13:28.60
  • Final — 13:11.50 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 13:46.16
  • Semifinals — 13:41.70
  • Final — 13:53.34 (→ 13th place)
  • Heat — 13:51.40
  • Semifinals — 13:28.44
  • Final — 14:16.61 (→ 14th place)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Qualifying Heat — 28:24.92
  • Final — 28:06.22 (→
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    Silver Medal)
  • Qualifying Heat — 28:15.22
  • Final — 28:28.08 (→ 8th place)
  • Qualifying Heat — 28:31.13
  • Final — 28:31.73 (→ 12th place)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2:09:58 (→
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    Bronze Medal)
  • Final — 2:13:57 (→ 12th place)
  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification — 2.21 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — no mark (→ did not advance)

Men's triple jump

  • Final — 16.87 m (→
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    Bronze Medal)
  • Final — 16.66 m (→ 8th place)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 85.68 m
  • Final — 85.74 m (→
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    Silver Medal)
  • Qualification — 83.06 m
  • Final — 81.22 m (→ 7th place)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 73.04 m
  • Final — 72.62 m (→ 8th place)
  • Qualification — 72.66 m
  • Final — 72.32 m (→ 9th place)
  • Qualification — 71.80 m
  • Final — no mark (→ no ranking)

Men's Pole Vault

  • Qualifying Round — 5.30 m
  • Final — 5.10 m (→ 11th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 5.20 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

  • Final Result — 8797 points (→
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    Gold Medal)
  • Final Result — 7890 points (→ 11th place)
  • Final Result — 7485 points (→ 20th place)

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:27:28 (→ 13th place)
  • Final — 1:28:53 (→ 19th place)
  • Final — 1:30:46 (→ 24th place)

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 4:26:33 (→ 16th place)
Women's Competition

Women's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 4:10.48
  • Final — 4:04.70 (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 4:07.40
  • Final — 4:05.53 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 4:09.08
  • Final — 4:10.58 (→ 11th place)

Women's 3,000 metres

  • Heat — 8:58.66
  • Final — 8:39.47 (→
    Silver medal.svg
    Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 8:44.62
  • Final — 8:48.80 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 8:44.62 (→ did not advance)

Women's Marathon

  • Final — 2:28:54 (→ 6th place)
  • Final — 2:32:48 (→ 11th place)
  • Final — 2:34:08 (→ 14th place)

Women's 400 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 58.71
  • Semifinal — 56.67 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 57.64
  • Semifinal — 56.72 (→ did not advance)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualification — 1.90 m
  • Final — 1.88 m (→ 9th place)
  • Qualification — 1.84 m (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Women's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 6.64 m
  • Final — 6.80 m (→
    Bronze medal.svg
    Bronze Medal)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 56.00 m
  • Final — 62.58 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification — 55.24 m
  • Final — 58.18 m (→ 7th place)

Women's Shot Put

  • Final — 18.14 m (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 17.90 m (→ 6th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 61.58 m
  • Final — 69.56 m (→
    Gold medal.svg
    Gold Medal)
  • Qualification — 65.30 m
  • Final — 67.14 m (→
    Bronze medal.svg
    Bronze Medal)
  • Qualification — 60.88 m
  • Final — 59.66 m (→ 9th place)

Women's Heptathlon

  • Final Result — 6280 points (→ 5th place)
  • Final Result — 6127 points (→ 8th place)

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (– 91 kg)

Men's Super Heavyweight (+ 91 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Sixteen cyclists represented Great Britain in 1984.

Men's individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit
Points race
Women's individual road race

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 592.68
  • Final — 609.51 (→ 5th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 521.61 (→ did not advance, 15th place)

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented Great Britain 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

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Great Britain – Kenya 2-1
  • Great Britain – Canada 3-1
  • Great Britain – New Zealand 1-0
  • Great Britain – Netherlands 4-3
  • Great Britain – Pakistan 0-0
  • Great Britain – West Germany 0-1
  • Great Britain – Australia 3-2 (→
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    Bronze Medal)

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1984.

Individual
Team

Rhythmic gymnastics

Main article: Rhythmic gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's coxless pair

  • (→ 12th place)

Men's coxed pair

  • (→ 8th place)

Men's coxless four

  • (→ 9th place)

Men's coxed four

  • (→ Gold)

Men's eight

  • (→ 5th place)

Women's single scull

  • (→ 6th place)

Women's double scull

  • (→ 8th place)

Women's coxless pair

  • (→ 6th place)

Women's coxed four

  • (→ 7th place)

Women's eight

  • (→ 5th place)

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 Competition

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 51.68
  • B-Final — 51.48 (→ 11th place)
  • Heat — 51.83 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:51.80
  • B-Final — 1:51.70 (→ 9th place)
  • Heat — 1:52.01
  • B-Final — 1:53.02 (→ 15th place)

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 3:58.41
  • B-Final — 3:58.14 (→ 14th place)
  • Heat — 4:04.07 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 15:30.10 (→ did not advance, 12th place)
  • Heat — 15:57.79 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 58.50 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • Heat — 1:00.08 (→ did not advance, 28th place)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 2:05.58
  • B-Final — 2:05.72 (→ 14th place)
  • Heat — 2:09.48 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 1:04.06
  • Final — 1:03.25 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 1:04.81
  • B-Final — 1:05.02 (→ 14th place)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 2:19.83
  • B-Final — 2:18.83 (→ 9th place)
  • Heat — 2:20.78
  • B-Final — 2:20.62 (→ 11th place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 54.49
  • Final — 54.28 (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 56.41 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 2:01.64
  • B-Final — 2:01.24 (→ 11th place)
  • Heat — 2:02.76
  • B-Final — 2:03.06 (→ 16th place)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 2:05.39
  • Final — 2:04.38 (→
    Med 3.png
    Bronze Medal)
  • Heat — 2:04.13
  • Final — 2:04.52 (→ 4th place)

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 4:25.38
  • Final — 4:25.80 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 4:32.90
  • B-Final — 4:31.10 (→ 15th place)

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:24.59
  • Final — 3:23.61 (→ 5th place)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 7:26.83
  • Final — 7:24.78 (→
    Med 3.png
    Bronze Medal)

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat — 3:49.86
  • Final — 3:47.39 (→ 6th place)
Women's Competition

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 57.12
  • Final — 57.11 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 57.80
  • B-Final — 57.36 (→ 11th place)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:01.05
  • Final — 2:00.64 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 2:04.44
  • B-Final — 2:04.90 (→ 15th place)

Women's 400 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 4:11.55
  • Final — 4:10.27 (→
    Med 2.png
    Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 4:15.51
  • Final — 4:11.49 (→
    Med 3.png
    Bronze Medal)

Women's 800 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 8:35.87
  • Final — 8:32.60 (→
    Med 3.png
    Bronze Medal)
  • Heat — 8:58.09 (→ did not advance, 14th place)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 1:03.61
  • Final — 1:04.16 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 1:05.03
  • B-Final — 1:04.99 (→ 13th place)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 2:18.02
  • B-Final — 2:17.63 (→ 10th place)
  • Heat — 2:18.92
  • B-Final — 2:18.33 (→ 11th place)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 2:11.97
  • Final — 2.12.33 (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 2:16.31
  • B-Final — 2:19.10 (→ 16th place)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 2:24.94
  • B-Final — 2:21.71 (→ 13th place)
  • Heat — 2:23.89
  • B-Final — 2:22.25 (→ 14th place)

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 4:53.70
  • Final — 4:52.83 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 4:55.78
  • B-Final — 4:51.55 (→ 9th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:51.47
  • Final — 3:50.12 (→ 6th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat — 4:16.83
  • Final — 4:14.05 (→ 4th place)

Synchronized swimming

Main article: Synchronized swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1984 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2011-04-29.