Yugoslavia at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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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 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 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.

Medalists

Main article: 1984 Summer Olympics medal table

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.

Competitors

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

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Key
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

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's tournament

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

Women's tournament

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's K-1 500 metres

Men's K-1 1000 metres

Men's C-2 500 metres

Men's C-2 1000 metres

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Six cyclists represented Yugoslavia in 1984.

Individual road race
Team time trial

Equestrianism

Main article: Equestrian at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Individual dressage

Team dressage

Football

Main article: Football at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's tournament

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 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split
2 2DF Vlado Čapljić (1962-03-22)22 March 1962 (aged 22) 3 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar
3 2DF Mirsad Baljić (1962-03-04)4 March 1962 (aged 22) 6 1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar
4 3MF Srečko Katanec (1963-07-16)16 July 1963 (aged 21) 5 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Olimpija
5 2DF Marko Elsner (1960-04-11)11 April 1960 (aged 24) 5 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star
6 2DF Ljubomir Radanović (1960-07-21)21 July 1960 (aged 24) 6 1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
7 3MF Admir Smajić (1963-09-07)7 September 1963 (aged 20) 3 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
8 3MF Nenad Gračan (1962-01-23)23 January 1962 (aged 22) 6 1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Rijeka
9 4FW Milko Đurovski (1963-02-26)26 February 1963 (aged 21) 2 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star
10 3MF Mehmed Baždarević (1960-09-28)28 September 1960 (aged 23) 6 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željezničar
11 4FW Borislav Cvetković (1962-09-30)30 September 1962 (aged 21) 3 5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb
12 1GK Tomislav Ivković (1960-08-11)11 August 1960 (aged 23) 4 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star
13 3MF Jovica Nikolić (1959-02-11)11 February 1959 (aged 25) 5 3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star
14 4FW Stjepan Deverić (1961-08-20)20 August 1961 (aged 22) 5 5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb
15 2DF Branko Miljuš (1960-08-17)17 August 1960 (aged 23) 5 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split
16 3MF Dragan Stojković (1965-03-03)3 March 1965 (aged 19) 5 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radnički Niš
17 3MF Mitar Mrkela (1965-07-10)10 July 1965 (aged 19) 4 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 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
Source: FIFA

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Individual all-around

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's tournament

Women's tournament

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's Half-Lightweight

Men's Lightweight

Men's Half-Middleweight

Men's Middleweight

Men's Heavyweight

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Zlatko Celent
Mirko Ivančić
Dario Vidošević
Coxed pair 7:27.28 4 R 7:28.68 3 FB 7:25.60 7

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's 200 m Freestyle

Men's 400 m Freestyle

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Butterfly

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's tournament

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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

References

  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.