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1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles - Women's Long jump

 

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 6.50 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 8, 1984  
Date Finished: August 9, 1984  
(Competitors: 23; Countries: 17; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Overview by IAAF    1984_olympic_stadium.jpg
Cuşmir and Ionescu had between them set the previous five world records, though World Champion Heike Daute (GDR) was generally recognised as the best jumper in the world. Of those present, Carol Lewis was regarded as the one most likely to dent the Romanian hegemony. However, it was Joyner who led the qualifying with 6.77, as six jumpers reached the standard of 6.50. Cuşmir and Hearnshaw, jumping consecutively, set the standard in the final. Both reached 6.80 in the first round, and the Romanian took sole control of the gold with her fourth jump of 6.96. Ionescu moved up from fifth with her penultimate jump of 6.81, and the medals were settled. Thacker won the battle of the Americans from Joyner 6.78w to 6.77, as Lewis had an off-day, reaching only 6.43.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The Eastern Europe boycott affected the competition as missing was Heike Daute, the 1983 World Champion, who would have been favored. But she might not have won. Romania’s Anişoara Stanciu-Cuşmir had set four world records in the long jump in 1982-83, and placed second to Daute at the 1983 Worlds. In the absence of the East Germans and Soviets she was favored and came through. She and Britain’s Sue Hearnshaw were tied after round one with 6.80 (22-3¾). Cusmir-Stanciu’s winning mark came in round four with 6.96 (22-10), while her teammate Vali Ionescu, also a world record setter in 1982, moved into the silver medal position in round five with 6.81 (22-4¼), while Hearnshaw earned the bronze.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics
World Record  Anişoara Stanciu (ROM) 7.43 m June 4, 1983 Romania Bucharest, Romania
Olympic Record  Tatyana Kolpakova (URS) 7.06 m July 31, 1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
 
        Results        
 
Long jump Women     Final 9 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 6.96 0.5   Anisoara Cusmir Romania ROU 28 Jun 62  
2 6.81 -1.1   Valy Ionescu Romania ROU 31 Aug 60  
3 6.80w 2.4   Sue Hearnshaw Great Britain GBR 26 May 61  
4 6.78w 2.2   Angela Thacker United States USA 27 Jun 64  
5 6.77 -1.1   Jackie Joyner-Kersee United States USA 3 Mar 62  
6 6.67 1.9   Robyn Lorraway Australia AUS 20 Jul 61  
7 6.53w 2.1   Glynis Nunn Australia AUS 4 Dec 60  
8 6.44 0.3   Shonel Ferguson Bahamas BAH 6 Nov 57  
9 6.43 -0.9   Carol Lewis United States USA 8 Aug 63  
10 6.40 -0.4   Dorothy Scott Jamaica JAM 31 Aug 57  
11 6.30 -1.1   Linda Garden Australia AUS 17 Oct 55  
12 5.88 0.2   Snezana Dancetovic Yugoslavia YUG 4 Dec 57  
Long jump Women     Qualification 8 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 6.76 0.7   Jackie Joyner-Kersee United States USA 3 Mar 62  
2 6.69 0.9   Anisoara Cusmir Romania ROU 28 Jun 62  
3 6.64 0.9   Sue Hearnshaw Great Britain GBR 26 May 61  
4 6.61 -1.2   Robyn Lorraway Australia AUS 20 Jul 61  
5 6.60 0.5   Valy Ionescu Romania ROU 31 Aug 60  
6 6.55 -0.4   Carol Lewis United States USA 8 Aug 63  
7 6.49 1.2   Linda Garden Australia AUS 17 Oct 55  
8 6.47 0.5   Dorothy Scott Jamaica JAM 31 Aug 57  
9 6.41 -0.8   Glynis Nunn Australia AUS 4 Dec 60  
10 6.36w 2.1   Angela Thacker United States USA 27 Jun 64  
11 6.22 -0.7   Snezana Dancetovic Yugoslavia YUG 4 Dec 57  
12 6.19 -1.5   Shonel Ferguson Bahamas BAH 6 Nov 57  
13 6.17 0.4   Jennifer Inniss Guyana GUY 21 Nov 59  
14 6.16 -0.2   Annette Tånnander Sweden SWE 13 Feb 58  
15 6.16 1.6   Liao Wenfen China CHN 30 Apr 63  
16 6.07 -0.9   Maya Benzoor Israel ISR 4 Sep 58  
17 6.07 1.5   Jacinta Bartholomew Grenada GRN 15 Jan 65  
18 6.04 -1.3   Conceição Aparecida Geremías Brazil BRA 23 Jul 56  
19 6.01 0.1   Esmeralda Garcia Brazil BRA 16 Feb 59  
20 5.64 0.3   Elma Muros Philippines PHI 14 Jan 67  
21 5.63 0.8   Madeline de Jesus Puerto Rico PUR 4 Nov 57  
22 5.51 1.3   Sarinee Phenglaor Thailand THA 26 Jun 62  
23 5.21 -0.1   Marie-Ange Wirtz Seychelles SEY 7 Mar 63  
 
Detailed View
 

Qualification

  • Held on 5 August 1984
RANK GROUP A DISTANCE 1 2 3
1.  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 6.76 m X 6.76
2.  Anişoara Stanciu (ROU) 6.69 m 6.69
3.  Robyn Lorraway (AUS) 6.61 m 6.61
4.  Linda Garden (AUS) 6.49 m 6.49 6.22 6.00
5.  Dorothy Scott (JAM) 6.47 m 6.16 6.02 6.47
6.  Jennifer Inniss (GUY) 6.17 m 5.76 6.17 5.84
7.  Maya Bentzur (ISR) 6.07 m 6.07 6.04 6.03
8.  Conceição Geremias (BRA) 6.04 m X 5.81 6.04
9.  Elma Muros (PHI) 5.64 m 5.57 5.64 X
10.  Madeline de Jesús (PUR) 5.63 m 5.53 5.63 5.58
11.  Sarinee Phenglaor (THA) 5.51 m 5.38 5.47 5.51
 Tineke Hidding (NED) DNS

 

RANK GROUP B DISTANCE 1 2 3
1.  Sue Hearnshaw (GBR) 6.64 m 6.64
2.  Vali Ionescu (ROU) 6.60 m 6.32 6.60
3.  Carol Lewis (USA) 6.55 m X 6.55
4.  Glynis Nunn (AUS) 6.41 m 6.23 6.41 6.28
5.  Angela Thacker (USA) 6.36 m 6.36 X 6.13
6.  Snežana Dančetović (YUG) 6.22 m 6.21 6.06 6.22
7.  Shonel Ferguson (BAH) 6.19 m X 6.19 X
8.  Liao Wenfen (CHN) 6.16 m 6.16 5.96 6.00
9.  Annette Tannander (SWE) 6.16 m X 6.05 6.16
10.  Jhointh Bartholomew (GRN) 6.07 m 6.07 5.84 5.77
11.  Esmeralda de Jesus Garcia (BRA) 6.01 m X 6.01 X
12.  Marie Ange Wirtz (SEY) 5.21 m 5.21 5.15 5.10

Final

  • Held on August 9, 1984
RANK FINAL DISTANCE 1 2 3 4 5 6
Med 1.png  Anişoara Stanciu (ROU) 6.96 m 6.80 6.68 X 6.96 6.89 X
Med 2.png  Valy Ionescu (ROU) 6.81 m 6.59 6.67 X 6.52 6.81 X
Med 3.png  Sue Hearnshaw (GBR) 6.80 m 6.80 6.75 6.55 6.67 6.74 6.64
4.  Angela Thacker (USA) 6.78 m 6.32 X 6.65 6.78 X 6.70
5.  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 6.77 m X 6.72 X 6.77 X X
6.  Robyn Lorraway (AUS) 6.67 m X 6.67 6.43 X 6.62 6.43
7.  Glynis Nunn (AUS) 6.53 m 6.45 6.37 6.39 6.53 6.27
8.  Shonel Ferguson (BAH) 6.44 m 6.44 6.13 X 6.41 6.20 6.31
9.  Carol Lewis (USA) 6.43 m 6.21 X 6.43
10.  Dorothy Scott (JAM) 6.40 m 6.03 5.89 6.40
11.  Linda Garden (AUS) 6.30 m X 5.89 6.30
12.  Snežana Dančetović (YUG) 5.88 m 5.28 5.88 5.88
 
 
 

 

 

 

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