Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres

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Women's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Date3 August 1984 (heats)
4 August 1984 (semi-finals)
6 August 1984 (final)
Competitors25 from 20 nations
Winning time1:57.60
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Doina Melinte
 Romania
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Kim Gallagher
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Fiţa Lovin
 Romania
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These are the official results of the Women's 800 metres event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. The final was held on August 6, 1984.[1][2][3][4]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Doina Melinte
 Romania
Silver Kim Gallagher
 United States
Bronze Fiţa Lovin
 Romania

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:53.28 Czechoslovakia Jarmila Kratochvílová Munich (FGR) July 26, 1983
Olympic Record 1:53.43 Soviet Union Nadiya Olizarenko Moscow (URS) July 27, 1980

Final[edit]

Held on August 6, 1984

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
Gold medal with cup.svg Doina Melinte  Romania 1:57.60
Silver medal with cup.svg Kim Gallagher  United States 1:58.63
Bronze medal with cup.svg Fiţa Lovin  Romania 1:58.83
4 Gabriella Dorio  Italy 1:59.05
5 Lorraine Baker  Great Britain 2:00.03
6 Ruth Wysocki  United States 2:00.34
7 Margrit Klinger  West Germany 2:00.65
8 Caroline O'Shea  Ireland 2:00.77

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on August 4, 1984
Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kim Gallagher  United States 2:00.48
2 Doina Melinte  Romania 2:01.42
3 Ruth Wysocki  United States 2:02.31
4 Caroline O'Shea  Ireland 2:02.70
5 Elly van Hulst  Netherlands 2:03.25
6 Angelita Lind  Puerto Rico 2:03.27
7 Christine Slythe  Canada 2:04.95
8 Ranza Clark  Canada 2:05.42


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Fiţa Lovin  Romania 1:59.29
2 Gabriella Dorio  Italy 1:59.53
3 Margrit Klinger  West Germany 2:00.00
4 Lorraine Baker  Great Britain 2:00.66
5 Robin Campbell  United States 2:01.21
6 Jill McCabe  Sweden 2:02.20
7 Grace Verbeek  Canada 2:03.23
8 Shiny Abraham  India 2:05.42

Round one[edit]

  • Held on August 3, 1984
Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Margrit Klinger  West Germany 2:03.66
2 Ruth Wysocki  United States 2:04.05
3 Jill McCabe  Sweden 2:04.16
4 Ranza Clark  Canada 2:04.67
5 Céléstine N'Drin  Ivory Coast 2:06.06
6 Christine Bakombo  Zaire 2:18.79


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Fiţa Lovin  Romania 2:01.51
2 Robin Campbell  United States 2:01.72
3 Lorraine Baker  Great Britain 2:01.73
4 Angelita Lind  Puerto Rico 2:01.84
5 Selina Chirchir  Kenya 2:07.17
6 Grace Bakari  Ghana 2:14.50


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Doina Melinte  Romania 2:02.77
2 Caroline O'Shea  Ireland 2:03.60
3 Christine Slythe  Canada 2:04.17
4 Shiny Abraham  India 2:04.69
5 Alejandra Ramos  Chile 2:05.77
6 Evelyn Adiru  Uganda 2:07.39
7 Zonia Meigham  Guatemala 2:14.17


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kim Gallagher  United States 2:00.37
2 Gabriella Dorio  Italy 2:01.41
3 Elly van Hulst  Netherlands 2:03.38
4 Grace Verbeek  Canada 2:04.16
5 Albertina Machado  Portugal 2:05.74
6 Laverne Bryan  Antigua and Barbuda 2:11.44

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Games: Women's 800 metres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/olympics/article95021822.html
  3. ^ https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/olympics/article95021822.html
  4. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1996/06/23/magazine/how-the-women-won.html

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