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1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles - Women's 100 m hurdles

 

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 9, 1984 Format: Top three in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 10, 1984  
(Competitors: 22; Countries: 14; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Overview by IAAF    1984_olympic_stadium.jpg
The effect of the boycott was enormous; at the end of the year all of the top eight ranked hurdlers were Eastern bloc athletes. Britain’s Shirley Strong was favoured to beat the Americans, and was fastest in the heats with 12.86w, but Fitzgerald was the quickest in the semi-finals with 12.98. Fitzgerald and Strong were out quickest, and Strong was the midrace leader. The tall (1.78/64Kg) American caught the Briton at the eight hurdle, and won by 30cm, with Turner and Chardonnet level 2m behind them. Initially the two were announced as tied, but before the medal ceremony, Turner was given third place outright. The French officially protested, and six months later Chardonnet received her bronze medal when it had been decided that there had been a tie after all.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The Soviet-boycott made this basically a Double AA competition, as the top eight ranked hurdlers at year’s end and the top 12 times were from Eastern Europe. Since 1980 the best American hurdler had been Stephanie Hightower but she failed to make the American team, finishing fourth in the Trials in one of the closest finishes ever. Benita Fitzgerald-Brown had been TAC Champion in 1983 and finished second at the Olympic Trials to Kim Turner. Shirley Strong (GBR) was 1982 Commonwealth Champion and was favored. Fitzgerald-Brown and Strong were out quickest in the final and contested the gold and silver medals, Fitzgerald-Brown inching ahead at the eighth hurdle. Third-place was announced at first as a dead heat between Turner and France’s Michele Chardonnet, but after reviewing photos of the finish, the judges reversed themselves and gave the bronze medal to Turner. But Chardonnet was not informed of this until she was standing on the infield awaiting the medal ceremony, and she left the field sobbing. The French Athletics Federation protested and 3½ months later the decision was reverted to a dead-heat. Chardonnet received her bronze medal six months after the Olympics ended.
 

Records

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 12.36 Poland Grażyna Rabsztyn Warsaw (POL) June 12, 1980
Olympic Record 12.56 Soviet Union Vera Komisova Moscow (URS) July 28, 1980
 
        Results        
 
100 m hurdles Women     Final 10 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 12.84 -0,7   Benita Fitzgerald-Brown United States USA 6 Jul 61  
2 12.88 -0,7   Shirley Strong Great Britain GBR 18 Nov 58  
3 13.06 -0,7   Michèle Chardonnet France FRA 27 Oct 56  
3 13.06 -0,7   Kim McKenzie United States USA 21 Mar 61  
5 13.20 -0,7   Glynis Nunn Australia AUS 4 Dec 60  
6 13.28 -0,7   Marie-Noëlle Savigny France FRA 11 Oct 57  
7 13.32 -0,7   Ulrike Denk West Germany FRG 10 May 64  
8 13.40 -0,7   Pam Page United States USA 26 Apr 58  
100 m hurdles Women     Semifinal 1 10 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.11 -0,2   Kim McKenzie United States USA 21 Mar 61  
2 13.16 -0,2   Shirley Strong Great Britain GBR 18 Nov 58  
3 13.30 -0,2   Marie-Noëlle Savigny France FRA 11 Oct 57  
4 13.36 -0,2   Pam Page United States USA 26 Apr 58  
5 13.37 -0,2   Edith Oker West Germany FRG 1 Feb 61  
6 13.42 -0,2   Sylvia Forgrave Canada CAN 22 May 57  
7 13.70 -0,2   Cécile Ngambi Cameroon CMR 15 Nov 60  
8 13.84 -0,2   Sophia Hunter Jamaica JAM 12 Sep 65  
100 m hurdles Women     Semifinal 2 10 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 12.98 1,2   Benita Fitzgerald-Brown United States USA 6 Jul 61  
2 13.09 1,2   Michèle Chardonnet France FRA 27 Oct 56  
3 13.14 1,2   Glynis Nunn Australia AUS 4 Dec 60  
4 13.20 1,2   Ulrike Denk West Germany FRG 10 May 64  
5 13.35 1,2   Sharon Danville Great Britain GBR 22 Apr 55  
6 13.52 1,2   Maria Usifo Nigeria NGR 1 Aug 64  
7 13.57 1,2   Liu Huajin China CHN 7 Feb 60  
8 13.65 1,2   Susan Kameli Canada CAN 17 Sep 56  
100 m hurdles Women     Heat 1 9 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.13 -1,3   Benita Fitzgerald-Brown United States USA 6 Jul 61  
2 13.32 -1,3   Michèle Chardonnet France FRA 27 Oct 56  
3 13.46 -1,3   Sharon Danville Great Britain GBR 22 Apr 55  
4 13.54 -1,3   Cécile Ngambi Cameroon CMR 15 Nov 60 NR
5 13.77 -1,3   Karen Nelson Canada CAN 3 Dec 63  
6 15.39 -1,3   Barbra Ingiro Papua New Guinea PNG 6 Dec 63  
100 m hurdles Women     Heat 2 9 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 12.86w 2,8   Shirley Strong Great Britain GBR 18 Nov 58  
2 13.14w 2,8   Edith Oker West Germany FRG 1 Feb 61  
3 13.29w 2,8   Glynis Nunn Australia AUS 4 Dec 60  
4 13.44w 2,8   Sophia Hunter Jamaica JAM 12 Sep 65  
5 13.64w 2,8   Liu Huajin China CHN 7 Feb 60  
6 14.20w 2,8   Elizabet Pantazis Greece GRE 21 May 56  
100 m hurdles Women     Heat 3 9 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.32 -1,2   Ulrike Denk West Germany FRG 10 May 64  
2 13.33 -1,2   Kim McKenzie United States USA 21 Mar 61  
3 13.36 -1,2   Marie-Noëlle Savigny France FRA 11 Oct 57  
4 13.47 -1,2   Sylvia Forgrave Canada CAN 22 May 57  
5 13.96 -1,2   Semra Aksu Turkey TUR 31 May 62  
100 m hurdles Women     Heat 4 9 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.32 -0,7   Pam Page United States USA 26 Apr 58  
2 13.54 -0,7   Maria Usifo Nigeria NGR 1 Aug 64  
3 13.72 -0,7   Susan Kameli Canada CAN 17 Sep 56  
4 13.90 -0,7   Beatriz Capotosto Argentina ARG 16 May 62  
5 13.98 -0,7   Laurence Elloy France FRA 3 Dec 59  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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