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1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles - Women's High jump

 

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States Format: Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 1.90 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 9, 1984  
Date Finished: August 10, 1984  
(Competitors: 29; Nations: 18; Finalists: 15)  
    Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Overview by IAAF    1984_olympic_stadium.jpg
The 15 finalists made 1.90 to qualify, and eight went one centimetre higher in the final. Ackermann’s Olympic record of 1.97 was tied by three jumpers; Huntley plus previous Olympic winners Simeoni and Meyfarth. At 2.00 Simeoni flew clear first time to win her third medal, followed by Meyfarth with a jump good enough to clear 2.05. She then cleared 2.02 to become the first athlete to regain an Olympic title after 12 years, and become the oldest (as well as youngest) Olympic high jump winner. Missing from the LA competition were world record setters Tamara Bykova (2.05) and Ludmila Andonova (2.07).
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The Soviet boycott cost the field Tamara Bykova (URS), who had set two world records in 1983 and one in 1984, and had won the inaugural World Championships in 1983, and Bulgaria’s Lyudmila Andonova, who was the current world record holder with 2.07 (6-9½), set earlier in July 1984. Sara Simeoni was back to defend her title, but was not the dominant jumper she had been in 1980. Also back was the 1972 gold medalist, Ulrike Meyfarth of West Germany. Meyfarth had won that gold medal when only 16-years-old but the ensuing years had been difficult for her. She had finally returned to form, however, in 1982, when she won the European Championships over Bykova. In Los Angeles the competition came down to Meyfarth and Simeoni, both clearing 2.00 (6-6¾) metres on their first attempt. But Meyfarth succeeded at 2.02 (6-7½), while Simeoni could not. Meyfarth thus became both the youngest and oldest woman to win the Olympic high jump, and also became the first track & field athlete to regain an Olympic gold medal after 12 years.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics
World Record  Lyudmila Andonova (BUL) 2.07 m July 20, 1984 East Germany Berlin, East Germany
Olympic Record  Sara Simeoni (ITA) 1.97 m July 26, 1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Broken records during the 1984 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Ulrike Meyfarth (FRG) 2.00 m August 9, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States
Olympic Record  Ulrike Meyfarth (FRG) 2.02 m August 9, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States
 
        Results        
 
 
High jump Women     Final 10 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.02     Ulrike Meyfarth West Germany FRG 4 May 56  
2 2.00     Sara Simeoni Italy ITA 19 Apr 53  
3 1.97     Joni Huntley United States USA 4 Aug 56  
4 1.94     Maryse Maury France FRA 4 Sep 64  
5 1.94     Debbie Brill Canada CAN 10 Mar 53  
6 1.94     Vanessa Ward Australia AUS 5 Jan 63  
7 1.91     Zheng Dazhen China CHN 22 Sep 59  
8 1.91     Louise Ritter United States USA 18 Feb 58  
9 1.88     Diana Davies Great Britain GBR 7 May 61  
9 1.88     Yang Wenqin China CHN 30 Apr 60  
11 1.85     Brigitte Holzapfel West Germany FRG 10 Apr 58  
11 1.85     Niculina Vasile Romania ROU 13 Feb 58  
11 1.85     Pam Spencer United States USA 8 Oct 57  
11 1.85     Heike Henkel West Germany FRG 5 May 64  
11 1.85     Christine Stanton Australia AUS 12 Dec 59  
High jump Women     Qualification 9 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 1.90     Sara Simeoni Italy ITA 19 Apr 53  
1 1.90     Maryse Maury France FRA 4 Sep 64  
1 1.90     Ulrike Meyfarth West Germany FRG 4 May 56  
1 1.90     Heike Henkel West Germany FRG 5 May 64  
1 1.90     Christine Stanton Australia AUS 12 Dec 59  
6 1.90     Pam Spencer United States USA 8 Oct 57  
7 1.90     Joni Huntley United States USA 4 Aug 56  
8 1.90     Diana Davies Great Britain GBR 7 May 61  
9 1.90     Yang Wenqin China CHN 30 Apr 60  
9 1.90     Debbie Brill Canada CAN 10 Mar 53  
11 1.90     Louise Ritter United States USA 18 Feb 58  
11 1.90     Vanessa Ward Australia AUS 5 Jan 63  
13 1.90     Niculina Vasile Romania ROU 13 Feb 58  
13 1.90     Zheng Dazhen China CHN 22 Sep 59  
15 1.90     Brigitte Holzapfel West Germany FRG 10 Apr 58  
16 1.87     Lidija Lapajne Yugoslavia YUG 1 Apr 59  
17 1.87     Hisayo Fukumitsu Japan JPN 19 Feb 60  
18 1.84     Megumi Sato Japan JPN 13 Sep 66  
19 1.84     Judy Simpson Great Britain GBR 14 Nov 60  
20 1.84     Brigitte Rougeron France FRA 14 Jan 61  
21 1.84     Ge Ping China CHN 11 Jan 61  
22 1.80     Christine Soetewey Belgium BEL 19 Aug 57  
22 1.80     Laura Agront Puerto Rico PUR 14 Mar 65  
24 1.80     Liliana Arigoni Argentina ARG 6 Mar 63  
24 1.80     Thordis Gislidóttir Iceland ISL 5 Mar 61  
26 1.75     Isabel Mozún Spain ESP 20 Mar 60  
27 1.70     Brigitte Reid Canada CAN 22 Sep 55  
27 1.70     Constance Senghor Senegal SEN 23 May 63  
29 1.70     Liu Yen-Chiu Chinese Taipei TPE 1 Mar 62  
 
Detailed View
 Women High Jump Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984 - 10.08
Final Team Height F N: 175 180 185 188 191 194 197 200 202 207
1. Ulrike Meyfarth FRG 2.02m 1 9 - 0 0 0 0 0 X0 0 0 XXX
2. Sara Simeoni ITA 2.00m 1 2 - 0 0 - 0 0 X0 0 XXX
3. Joni Huntley USA 1.97m 3 10 - 0 X0 0 0 X0 X0 XXX
4. Maryse Ewanje-Epee FRA 1.94m 0 12 - 0 0 0 0 0 XXX
5. Debbie Brill CAN 1.94m 2 4 - 0 0 0 XX0 0 XXX
6. Vanessa Browne AUS 1.94m 4 1 0 0 XX0 X0 0 X0 XXX
7. Dazhen Zheng CHN 1.91m 0 7 - 0 0 0 0 XXX
8. Louise Ritter USA 1.91m 2 13 - 0 X0 X0 0 XXX
9. Diana Elliott GBR 1.88m 0 8 - 0 0 0 XXX
9. Wenqin Yang CHN 1.88m 0 11 - 0 0 0 XXX
11.Heike Redetzky FRG 1.85m 0 3 - 0 0 XXX
11.Pamela Spencer USA 1.85m 0 5 - - 0 - XXX
11.Christine Stanton AUS 1.85m 0 6 - 0 0 XXX
11.Niculina Vasile ROM 1.85m 0 14 - 0 0 - XXX
11.Brigitte Holzapfel FRG 1.85m 0 15 0 0 0 XXX
Qualification 09.08 mark 1.90m 15 Athletes
Group A Team Height F N: 170 175 180 184 187 190
1. Maryse Ewanje-Epee FRA 1.90m 0 6 - - 0 0 0 0
1. Heike Redetzky FRG 1.90m 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1. Christine Stanton AUS 1.90m 0 12 - - 0 0 0 0
4. Wenqin Yang CHN 1.90m 2 4 - - 0 X0 0 X0
4. Debbie Brill CAN 1.90m 2 11 - - 0 X0 0 X0
6. Louise Ritter USA 1.90m 3 5 - - 0 0 XX0 X0
7. Niculina Vasile ROM 1.90m 2 1 - 0 0 0 0 XX0
8. Brigitte Holzapfel FRG 1.90m 3 3 0 0 0 0 X0 XX0
9. Lidija Lapajne YUG 1.87m 1 14 - 0 0 0 X0 XXX
10. Megumi Sato JPN 1.84m 1 7 0 0 0 X0 XXX
11. Judy Simpson GBR 1.84m 2 13 - 0 0 XX0 XXX
12. Brigitte Rougeron FRA 1.84m 3 9 - X0 0 XX0 XXX
13. Laura Agront PUR 1.80m 0 2 0 0 0 XXX
14. Thordis Gisladottir ISL 1.80m 1 15 - 0 X0 XXX
15. Yen-Chiu Liu TPE 1.70m 1 8 X0 XXX
Group B Team Height F N: 170 175 180 184 187 190
1. Ulrike Meyfarth FRG 1.90m 0 4 - 0 0 0 0 0
1. Joni Huntley USA 1.90m 0 5 - 0 X0 X0 0 0
1. Pamela Spencer USA 1.90m 0 9 - 0 0 0 X0 0
1. Sara Simeoni ITA 1.90m 0 15 - - 0 0 0 0
5. Diana Elliott GBR 1.90m 1 3 - 0 0 0 0 X0
5. Vanessa Browne AUS 1.90m 3 11 - 0 0 X0 X0 X0
7. Dazhen Zheng CHN 1.90m 2 1 - 0 0 0 0 XX0
8. Hisayo Fukumitsu JPN 1.87m 2 7 0 0 0 X0 X0 XXX
9. Ping Ge CHN 1.84m 5 10 - X0 XX0 XX0 XXX
10.Maria-Christine Soetewey BEL 1.80m 0 12 - 0 0 XXX
11.Liliana Arigoni ARG 1.80m 1 2 - 0 X0 XXX
12.Isabel Mozun ESP 1.75m 0 14 0 0 XXX
13.Brigitte Reid CAN 1.70m 0 6 0 XXX
13.Constance Senghor SEN 1.70m 0 8 0 XXX
-. Marjon Wijnsma HOL DNS - 13
 
 

 

 

 

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