Zimbabwe at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
IOC codeZIM
NOCZimbabwe Olympic Committee
Websitewww.zoc.co.zw
in Los Angeles
Competitors15 (12 men and 3 women) in 5 sports
Flag bearer Zephaniah Ncube
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Zimbabwe competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. This was the fifth time that Zimbabwe had competed at an Olympic Games with the first three as Rhodesia. 15 competitors, 12 men and 3 women, took part in 18 events in 5 sports.[1]

Background

Zimbabwe first competed at the 1928 games in Amsterdam, Netherlands as Rhodesia. Before the 1984 edition, they had participated in four Summer Olympics before this edition.[2] They were meant to enter the 1972 Olympics in Munich but the invitation was removed by the IOC after the African countries threaten to boycott the games.[3] Zimbabwe would send 15 competitors to the 1984 games with the most being the sport of Athletics with 6 athletes coming from that sport.[1] Zephaniah Ncube who competed in the Athletics was the flag bearer for Zimbabwe at the 1984 Olympics.[4]

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's 200 metres

  • Heat – 22.75 (did not advance)

Men's 400 metres

  • Heat – 48.49 (did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat – 1:49.59 (did not advance)

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Heat – 3:40.42 (advance to semi final)
  • Semi final – 3:41.80 (Rank 11 did not advance)

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Heat – 13:46.33
  • Semifinals – 13:53.25 (did not advance)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Qualifying Heat – 28:28.53
  • Final – 28:31.61 (11th place)

Men's Marathon

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification – 50.54 m (did not advance)

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Zimbabwe was represented by three athletes in the boxing at the 1984 Olympics, each of them competing in their first Olympics. 25 year old boxer, Ndaba Dube competed in the bantamweight division. He won his opening match on 2 August against fellow African Amon Neequaye. The round of 16 match was held three days later with Louis Gomis being his opponent. He would win in a clean sweep before going on to lose in the quarter finals three days later against Mexican boxer Héctor López. The other two boxers had first up loses. Ambrose Mlilo competed in the light middleweight division, where he would lose in the opening round of the competition to Manfred Zielonka from West Germany while in the middleweight division, Arigoma Chiponda lost to Tom Corr from Ireland in a clean sweep.[5][6][7]

Name Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Ndaba Dube Bantamweight Bye  Neequaye (GHA)
W 5-0
 Gomis (FRA)
W 5-0
 López (MEX)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Ambrose Mlilo Light Middleweight Bye  Zielonka (FRG)
L 1-4
Did not advance
Arigoma Chiponda Middleweight  Corr (IRL)
L 0-5
Did not advance

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Women
Athlete Event Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Lesley Smith 3 m Springboard 438.72 10 Q 451.89 7
Antonette Wilken 414.66 15 Did not advance

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Mixed One Person Dinghy

Rank 23

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men's Air Rifle (10 metres)

Rank 49 Points: 548, (90,90,92,92,95,89)

Men's Small–Bore Rifle Three Positions (50 metres)

Rank 43 Points: 1101, Standing 340 (83,86,82,89), Kneeling 371 (91,91,96,93), Prone 390 (98,97,98,97)

Men's Small-Bore Rifle Prone (50 metres)

Rank 67 Points: 569 (94,95,93,94,95,98)

Mixed Trap

Rank 22 Points: 181

Mixed Skeet

Rank 62 Points: 167

References

  1. ^ a b "Zimbabwe at the 1984 Moscow Olympics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Zimbabwe". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  3. ^ "1972: Rhodesia out of Olympics", BBC, Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. ^ "RIO GAMES: Coventry is Zim's flag bearer". Zimbabwe Eye. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Ndaba Dube". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Ambrose Mlilo". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Arigoma Chiponda". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2016.