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1984  Los Angeles Summer Olympics

1984 Summer Olympics - The Results (Rowing -Women)

Rowing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: July 30, 1984
Date Finished: August 5, 1984
Events: 14

Participants: 447 (286 men and 161 women) from 30 countries
Youngest Participant: BEL Philippe Cuelenaere (12 years, 334 days)
Oldest Participant: BRA Manuel Mandel (47 years, 304 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): USA United States and ROU Romania (8 medals)

Overview

Rowing at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held at man-made Lake Casitas in Los Padres National Forest, north of Los Angeles. Many of the events were heavily impacted by the Soviet-led boycott, as Bulgaria, the Soviet Union, and especially East Germany were the dominant powers in many of the rowing disciplines. Especially affected were the women'€™s events, many of which had rarely, if ever, seen winners at the Olympics or the World Championships from outside of the Eastern Bloc. Nonetheless, 30 nations still took part, up five from the 1980 Games and down only one from 1976, the last time the Olympics were not the subject of a major boycott. Romania benefitted the most from the boycott, winning five of the six women'€™s events in the Eastern Bloc'€™s absence and topping the medal table with eight medals overall, six of which were gold. The United States also took eight medals, only two of which, however, were gold, making it the only other nation to win more than one rowing title at the Games.

The 1984 program remained the same as it had been in 1976 and 1980 and held women'€™s event for the third time. This was the last time that they would compete over 1000 metres as, beginning in 1988, they would join the men in competing over 2000 metres. Puerto Rico made its Olympic debut by sending [Juan Félix] to the men'€™s single sculls; although he would compete again in 1988 he remains, as of 2012, the only individual to have represented this nation in Olympic rowing. China, meanwhile, also appeared in rowing for the first time by sending crews to the men'€™s and women'€™s coxed fours events, while Korea, by sending a crew to the latter event, took part in rowing for the first time in two decades and only the second time ever. In the coxless pairs, Spain'€™s [Fernando Climent] and [Luis Lasúrtegui] won silver, which was their country'€™s first, and of 2012 only, medal in Olympic rowing, despite the nation having made its first appearance in rowing in the inaugural 1900 tournament. Sisters [Greet] and [Nicolette Hellemans] of the Netherlands, meanwhile, highlighted the impact of the Soviet boycott on rowing\: they both won silver and bronze in the double sculls and coxed eights respectively and became the tournament'€™s only multiple medalists for a nation that had never previously won an Olympic or World Championship medal in either discipline.

 

Rowing at the 1984 Summer Olympics featured 14 events in total, for both men and women. Events were held at Lake Casitas.

Due to the Eastern Bloc boycott of these Olympics, some of the strongest rowing nations like East Germany, the USSR or Bulgaria were not present. However, this boycott gave an opportunity to Romania, which was one of the few eastern European countries to come to the Games, going on to dominate in women's sports, winning 5 gold medals in 6 events. Both Canada (gold) and USA (silver) had beaten the reigning (boycotting) two-time Olympic champions from East Germany in the men's 8 twice at the Lucerne pre-olympic regatta.

Steve Redgrave won his first of five consecutive gold medals. Elisabeta Oleniuc, later known as Elisabeta Lipă, also won her first gold medal. Twenty years later she won her fifth gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

The quadruple sculls events, as in 1976 and 1980, were again held without coxswain for men and with coxswain for women

Medal summary

Women's events

Event Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Single sculls  Valeria Răcilă (ROM)  Charlotte Geer (USA)  Ann Haesebrouck (BEL)
Double sculls  Mariora Popescu
and Elisabeta Oleniuc (ROM)
 Greet Hellemans
and Nicolette Hellemans (NED)
 Daniele Laumann
and Silken Laumann (CAN)
Quadruple sculls (coxed)  Romania (ROM)
Titie Taran
Anisoara Sorohan
Ioana Badea
Sofia Corban
Ecaterina Oancia
 United States (USA)
Anne Marden
Lisa Rohde
Joan Lind
Ginny Gilder
Kelly Rickon
 Denmark (DEN)
Hanne Eriksen
Birgitte Hanel
Charlotte Koefoed
Bodil Rasmussen
Jette Sørensen
Coxless pairs  Rodica Arba
and Elena Horvat (ROM)
 Elizabeth Craig
and Tricia Smith (CAN)
 Ellen Becker
and Iris Völkner (FRG)
Coxed four  Romania (ROM)
Florica Lavric
Maria Fricioiu
Chira Apostol
Olga Bularda
Viorica Ioja
 Canada (CAN)
Marilyn Brain
Angela Schneider
Barbara Armbrust
Jane Tregunno
Lesley Thompson
 Australia (AUS)
Robyn Grey-Gardner
Karen Brancourt
Susan Chapman
Margot Foster
Susan Lee
Eight  United States (USA)
Kristen Thorsness
Kristine Norelius
Shyril O'Steen
Carie Graves
Kathy Keeler
Harriet Metcalf
Betsy Beard
Carol Bower
Jeanne Flanagan
 Romania (ROU)
Marioara Trașcă
Lucia Sauca
Doina Liliana Snep-Balan
Aneta Mihaly
Aurora Plesca
Camelia Diaconescu
Viorica Ioja
Mihaela Armășescu
Adriana Bazon-Chelariu
 Netherlands (NED)
Wiljon Vaandrager
Marieke van Drogenbroek
Harriet van Ettekoven
Catharina Neelissen
Anne Quist
Nicolette Hellemans
Martha Laurijsen
Greet Hellemans
Lynda Cornet
  

Medal table (both men & women)

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Romania (ROU) 6 2 0 8
2  United States (USA) 2 5 1 8
3  Canada (CAN) 1 2 3 6
4  West Germany (FRG) 1 1 1 3
5  New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 1 2
6  Finland (FIN) 1 0 0 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 1 0 0 1
 Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
9  Australia (AUS) 0 1 2 3
10  Belgium (BEL) 0 1 1 2
 Netherlands (NED) 0 1 1 2
12  Spain (ESP) 0 1 0 1
13  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 2 2
14  Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 0 1 1
Totals (15 nations) 14 14 14 42
 

Women's Single Sculls

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: July 30, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984

Competitors 16 from 16 nations

Summary

Romania'€™s [Sanda Toma] had won the women'€™s single sculls event at the 1980 Summer Olympics, as well as the subsequent World Championships, but had then bowed out of international competition in favor of her compatriot [Valeria RolŸca-Raƒcilaƒ], a bronze medalist in the double sculls at the 1980 Games. Raƒcilaƒ had not fared as well as Toma at the World Championships, however, with a best finish of silver at the 1982 edition. Still, in the absence of the past two World Champions from the Soviet Union and East Germany, due to the Soviet-led boycott, the Romanian was probably the favorite to take the title at the 1984 Summer Olympics. The only other World Championship medalists in Los Angeles were [Stephanie Foster] of New Zealand, who had won bronze in 1982, and [Beryl Mitchell] of Great Britain, who had captured silver in 1981, although [Mari­a Fernanda de la Fuente] of Mexico, the runner-up at the 1983 Pan American Games, was also present.

The opening heats were won by Raƒcilaƒ, Mitchell, and American [Carlie Geer] with the three fastest times, although Canadian [Andrea Schreiner] was only 0.02 seconds away from tying Mitchell. In the final, Raƒcilaƒ maintained a comfortable lead through the finish line and won gold, while Geer completed the course a few seconds later as a surprise silver medalist. Even more surprising, however, was [Ann Haesebrouck] of Belgium, who snuck in ahead of Schreiner by 0.25 seconds to take bronze. Along with [Pierre-Marie Deloof] and [Dirk Crois'€™] silver in the men'€™s double sculls, Haesebrouck'€™s third-place finish was one of her nation'€™s first two Olympic rowing medals since [Michel Knuysen] and [Bob Baetens] took silver in the coxless pairs in 1952.

 The women's single sculls (W1x) rowing competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics took place at Lake Casitas in Ventura County, California, United States. It was held from 30 July to 4 August
 

Background

Like all other rowing events at the 1984 Summer Olympics, the result was influenced by the absence of strong competitors due to the Eastern Bloc boycott. The last two world champions from the Soviet Union and East Germany were absent; Irina Fetisova of the Soviet Union had won the 1982 World Rowing Championships in Switzerland, and East German Jutta Behrendt had become world champion in 1983. Sanda Toma, the winner of the 1980 Olympic event and 1981 world champion, had since retired. World championship medallists competing in this event were Beryl Mitchell from Great Britain, who had come second in 1981, and Valeria Răcilă of Romania and Stephanie Foster of New Zealand, who had won silver and bronze in 1982, respectively. Of all those, the Romanian was regarded as the favourite. Another competitor to be regarded as one of the favourites was María Fernanda de la Fuente of Mexico, who had come second in the 1983 Pan American Games.[
 

Finals

 

A final

The A final was raced on 4 August.

Rank Rower Country Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Valeria Răcilă  Romania 3:40.68
2nd, silver medalist(s) Charlotte Geer  United States 3:43.89
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ann Haesebrouck  Belgium 3:45.72
4 Andrea Schreiner  Canada 3:45.97
5 Lise Justesen  Denmark 3:47.79
6 Beryl Mitchell  Great Britain 3:51.20

B final

The B final was raced on 3 August.

Rank Rower Country Time
7 Stephanie Foster  New Zealand 3:52.20
8 Jos Compaan  Netherlands 3:52.80
9 Astrid Unger  Austria 3:53.08
10 Annelie Larsson  Sweden 3:53.39
11 María Fernanda de la Fuente  Mexico 3:57.93
12 Lisa Scheibert  Norway 4:00.70

Semi-finals

The top three from each heat advanced to the A final. The others advanced to the B final.[13] The semi-finals were raced on 2 August.

Heat 1

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Valeria Răcilă  Romania 3:54.55 FA
2 Charlotte Geer  United States 3:57.93 FA
3 Andrea Schreiner  Canada 3:59.02 FA
4 Stephanie Foster  New Zealand 4:02.29 FB
5 Lisa Scheibert  Norway 4:04.62 FB
6 Annelie Larsson  Sweden 4:08.39 FB

Heat 2

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Lise Justesen  Denmark 3:55.34 FA
2 Ann Haesebrouck  Belgium 3:56.45 FA
3 Beryl Mitchell  Great Britain 3:56.59 FA
4 Astrid Unger  Austria 3:59.52 FB
5 María Fernanda de la Fuente  Mexico 4:01.77 FB
6 Jos Compaan  Netherlands 4:06.39 FB

Repechage

The first three of each heat advanced to the semi-final. The remaining rowers were eliminated from the competition. The repechages were raced on 1 August. The Italian rower, Antonella Corazza, did not compete in the repechage, but replaced Paola Grizzetti in the quadruple sculls team instead (in both the repechage on 1 August, and the final on 4 August).

Heat 1

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Ann Haesebrouck  Belgium 3:48.57 SF
2 Annelie Larsson  Sweden 3:50.60 SF
3 Jos Compaan  Netherlands 3:59.29 SF
4 Jacqui Marshall  Australia 4:04.08  

Heat 2

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Andrea Schreiner  Canada 3:52.10 SF
2 María Fernanda de la Fuente  Mexico 3:54.01 SF
3 Lisa Scheibert  Norway 3:56.31 SF
4 Ursula Brauch  West Germany 4:00.20  

Heat 3

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Lise Justesen  Denmark 3:47.60 SF
2 Stephanie Foster  New Zealand 3:51.19 SF
3 Astrid Unger  Austria 3:52.70 SF
4 Laurence Hourdel  France 3:59.60  

Heats

The winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals. All others went to the repechage.[8] The heats were raced on 30 July.

Heat 1

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Charlotte Geer  United States 3:45.05 SF
2 Andrea Schreiner  Canada 3:48.20 R
3 Jos Compaan  Netherlands 3:54.70 R
4 Astrid Unger  Austria 3:54.96 R
5 Ursula Brauch  West Germany 3:59.67 R
6 Jacqui Marshall  Australia 4:07.06 R

Heat 2

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Beryl Mitchell  Great Britain 3:45.18 SF
2 Ann Haesebrouck  Belgium 3:45.67 R
3 Lise Justesen  Denmark 3:50.15 R
4 Antonella Corazza  Italy 3:55.17 R
5 Annelie Larsson  Sweden 3:56.73 R

Heat 3

Rank Rower Country Time Notes
1 Valeria Răcilă  Romania 3:44.22 SF
2 Stephanie Foster  New Zealand 3:51.86 R
3 María Fernanda de la Fuente  Mexico 3:55.60 R
4 Lisa Scheibert  Norway 3:55.80 R
5 Laurence Hourdel  France 4:00.27 R
 
 

Women's Double Sculls

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: July 30, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984

Competitors16  from 8 nations

Summary

Mostly due to the Soviet-led boycott, no nation that had ever won a gold or silver medal in the women'€™s double sculls at the Olympics or World Championships took part in the event at the 1984 Summer Games. In fact, the only World Championship medalists who were present in Los Angeles were [Marioara Popescu-Ciobanu] and [Elisabeta Oleniuc] of Romania, who were favorites to win gold. Canada, the reigning Pan American champions, sent sisters [Daniele] and [Silken Laumann]. These two nations met in the opening round, with Romania emerging victorious by a margin of nearly two and a half seconds, although both finished faster than [Haldis Lenes] and [Solfrid Johansen] of Norway, the other heat winners. Romania maintained its dominance in the final, winning gold by a comfortable margin, but the Dutch duo of [Greet] and [Nicolette Hellemans], who had been behind Romania and Canada in the heats, snuck ahead of the Canadian sisters to steal silver. Canada, then, had to be content with bronze. Of all the medals, however, it was perhaps Oleniuc'€™s that was most noteworthy: under her married name of Lipă, she would go on to win seven more medals in five editions of the Olympic Games, making her the most decorated rower in the history of the sport.

 The women's double sculls competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics took place at took place at Lake Casitas, California, United States of America
 

The following rowers took part:

Rank Rowers Country
1st, gold medalist(s) Mariora Popescu
Elisabeta Oleniuc
 Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Greet Hellemans
Nicolette Hellemans
 Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Daniele Laumann
Silken Laumann
 Canada
  Carina Gustavsson
Marie Carlsson
 Sweden
  Haldis Lenes
Solfrid Johansen
 Norway
  Cathy Thaxton-Tippett
Judy Geer
 United States
  Inge Niedermayer
Vera Sommerbauer
 Austria
  Nonie Ray
Sally Bloomfield
 Great Britain
 

Final

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Mariora Popescu and Elisabeta Oleniuc Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Romania 3: 26.75
2 Greet Hellemans and Nicolette Hellemans Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 3: 29.13
3 Daniele Laumann and Silken Laumann Flag of Canada.svg Canada 3: 29.82
4 Carina Gustavsson and Marie Carlsson Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 3: 30.79
5 Haldis Lenes and Solfrid Johansen Flag of Norway.svg Norway 3: 32.09
6 Cathy Thaxton-Tippett and Judy Geer Flag of the United States.svg USA 3: 32.33
 

Final Round B Final

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Austria AUT 3:36.20  
2 Great Britain GBR 3:40.08  

Round One Repechage

 
Rank Team NOC  
1 Netherlands NED QU
2 Sweden SWE QU
3 Canada CAN QU
4 United States USA QU
5 Austria AUT  
6 Great Britain GBR  

Round One Heat One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Romania ROU 3:24.28 QU
2 Canada CAN 3:26.72  
3 Netherlands NED 3:28.67  
4 Great Britain GBR 3:37.72  

Round One Heat Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Norway NOR 3:27.87 QU
2 Sweden SWE 3:28.41  
3 United States USA 3:30.91  
4 Austria AUT 3:36.62  
 
 

Women's Coxless Pairs

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 4, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984
Format: Final only.

Competitors 12from 6 nations

Summary

With the exception of the first, East Germany had won the coxless pairs event at every edition of the World Championships since its inception, and the nation'€™s absence due to the Soviet-led boycott allowed the Romanian duo of [Rodica Arba] and [Elena Oprea] to enter the 1984 Summer Olympics as the favorites in the event. As in 1980, only six nations entered a crew, but this time only a final was held, which the Romanians won by a margin of nearly three and a half seconds over Canadians [Betty Craig] and [Tricia Smith], runners-up at the 1981 World Championships and bronze medalists at the 1982 and 1983 edition (Craig also had bronze and silver from the 1977 and 1978 editions respectively, but these had been earned with [Susan Antoft]). Bronze was taken by [Ellen Becker] and [Iris Volkner] of West Germany, a nation that had never won a World Championship medal in this event.

 The women's coxless pair competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics took place at took place at Lake Casitas, California, United States of America.
 

Final

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Rodica Arba and Elena Horvat Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Romania 3: 32.60
2 Elizabeth Craig and Tricia Smith Flag of Canada.svg Canada 3: 36.06
3 Ellen Becker and Iris Völkner Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 3: 40.50
4 Harriet van Ettekoven and Lynda Cornet Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 3: 44.01
5 Barbara Kirch and Chari Towne Flag of the United States.svg USA 3: 44.35
6 Kate Panter and Ruth Howe Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 3: 48.53
 

Women's Coxed Quadruple Sculls

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: July 30, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984 

Competitors 36from 7 nations

Summary

Romania was the only nation not taking part in the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Games that had won a medal in the women’s coxed quadruple sculls at either the Olympics or the World Championships. Even then, they had only been silver medalists in 1974 and 1977 and bronze medalists in 1979, 1981, and 1982, yet they were still the favorites in Los Angeles, which was the third and final time that this event would be held at the Olympics (it was replaced by the non-coxed quadruple sculls in 1988). The Romanians won their heat in the opening round, but they did not post the fastest time: the true excitement came in the other heat, where the Americans went neck and neck with the Danes and won their heat by the smallest margin possible: 0.01 seconds. These two nations put on a similarly enthralling show in the final: although Romania won gold comfortably, the United States and Denmark battled to the line for silver, with the former coming out ahead by another hair’s breadth: 0.05 seconds.

 The women's quadruple sculls competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics took place at took place at Lake Casitas, California, United States of America

 

The following rowers took part:

Rank Rowers Country
1st, gold medalist(s) Titie Taran
Anisoara Sorohan
Ioana Badea
Sofia Corban
Ecaterina Oancia
 Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Anne Marden
Lisa Rohde
Joan Lind
Ginny Gilder
Kelly Rickon
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hanne Eriksen
Birgitte Hanel
Charlotte Koefoed
Bodil Rasmussen
Jette Sørensen
 Denmark
  Anne Dickmann
Regina Kleine-Kuhlmann
Ute Kumitz
Sabine Reuter
Kathrien Plückhahn
 West Germany
  Évelyne Imbert
Lydie Dubedat-Briero
Christine Gossé
Hélène Ledoux
Patricia Couturier
 France
  Raffaella Memo
Alessandra Borio
Donata Minorati
Antonella Corazza
Roberta Del Core
Paola Grizzetti
 Italy
  Lisa Roy
Janice Mason
Vicki Harber
Dolores Young
Carolyn Trono
 Canada
 

Final

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Titie Taran , Anisoara Sorohan , Ioana Badea , Sofia Corban and Ecaterina Oancia Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Romania 3: 14.11
2 Anne Marden , Lisa Rohde , Joan Lind , Ginny Gilder and Kelly Rickon Flag of the United States.svg USA 3: 15.57
3 Hanne Eriksen , Birgitte Hanel , Charlotte Koefoed , Bodil Rasmussen and Jette Sørensen Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 3: 16.02
4 Anne Dickmann , Regina Kleine-Kuhlmann , Ute Kumitz , Sabine Reuter and Kathrien Plückhahn Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 3: 16.81
5 Évelyne Imbert , Lydie Dubedat-Briero , Christine Gossé , Hélène Ledoux and Patricia Couturier Flag of France.svg France 3: 17.87
6 Raffaella Memo , Alessandra Borio , Donata Minorati , Antonella Corazza and Roberta Del Core Flag of Italy.svg Italy 3: 21.48
 

Round One Repechage

 
Rank Team NOC  
1 Denmark DEN QU
2 West Germany FRG QU
3 France FRA QU
4 Italy ITA QU
5 Canada CAN  

Round One Heat One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Romania ROU 3:15.34 QU
2 France FRA 3:18.88  
3 Canada CAN 3:19.83  
4 West Germany FRG 3:19.85  

Round One Heat Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 United States USA 3:14.68 QU
2 Denmark DEN 3:14.69  
3 Italy ITA 3:22.89  
 

Women's Coxed Fours

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: July 30, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984

 Competitors 45from 9 nations

Summary

Nations that were participating in the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics had won every previous Olympic medal in the women’s coxed four and every title at the World Championships. As with many of the women’s events, this left Romania as the favorite and four of their five representatives had been runners-up at the last Worlds. The United States, meanwhile, was the reigning Pan American champion, but in the opening heats it was Canada, who had taken bronze at the most edition, who won their heat, while the Americans trailed behind the Romanian and Dutch squads. In the final, Romania and Canada finished first and second by a comfortable margin, leaving the United States to battle with Australia for the final podium spot. A last minute push from the Australians left the Americans empty-handed, as the latter lost the bronze medal by only 0.29 seconds.

 The women's coxed four competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics took place at took place at Lake Casitas, California, United States of America
 

The following rowers took part:

Rank Rowers Country
1st, gold medalist(s) Florica Lavric
Maria Fricioiu
Chira Apostol
Olga Bularda
Viorica Ioja
 Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marilyn Brain
Angela Schneider
Barbara Armbrust
Jane Tregunno
Lesley Thompson
 Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Robyn Grey-Gardner
Karen Brancourt
Susan Chapman
Margot Foster
Susan Lee
 Australia
  Abby Peck
Patricia Spratlen
Jan Harville
Liz Miles
Valerie McClain-Ward
 United States
  Marieke van Drogenbroek
Anne-Marie Quist
Catalien Neelissen
Wiljon Vaandrager
Marty Laurijsen
 Netherlands
  Heike Neu
Sabine Hinkelmann
Kerstin Rehders
Angelika Beblo
Heidrun Barth
 West Germany
  Teresa Millar
Jean Genchi
Joanna Toch
Katie Ball
Kathy Talbot
 Great Britain
  Huang Meixia
Yang Xiao
Shi Meiping
Chen Changfeng
Zhang Liming
 China
  Park Hye-suk
Kim Jeong-nam
Kim Myeong-jae
Kim Yeong-hui
An Hae-eun
 South Korea
 

Final

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Florica Lavric , Maria Fricioiu , Chira Apostol , Olga Bularda and Viorica Ioja Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Romania 3: 19,30
2 Marilyn Brain , Angela Schneider , Barbara Armbrust , Jane Tregunno and Lesley Thompson Flag of Canada.svg Canada 3: 21.55
3 Robyn Gray-Gardner , Karen Brancourt , Susan Chapman , Margot Foster and Susan Lee Flag of Australia.svg Australia 3: 23.29
4 Abby Peck , Patricia Spratlen , Jan Harville , Liz Miles and Valerie McClain-Ward Flag of the United States.svg USA 3: 23.58
5 Marieke van Drogenbroek , Anne-Marie Quist , Catalien Neelissen , Wiljon Vaandrager and Marty Laurijsen Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 3: 23.97
6 Anne Dickmann , Regina Kleine-Kuhlmann , Ute Kumitz , Sabine Reuter and Kathrien Plückhahn Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 3: 29.03
 

Final Round B Final

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Great Britain GBR 3:33.72  
2 China CHN 3:34.22  
3 South Korea KOR 3:51.48  

Round One Repechage Heat One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Netherlands NED 3:24.62 QU
2 West Germany FRG 3:29.73 QU
3 China CHN 3:32.07  

Round One Repechage Heat Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 United States USA 3:23.70 QU
2 Australia AUS 3:26.84 QU
3 Great Britain GBR 3:33.42  
4 South Korea KOR 3:49.70  

Round One Heat One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Romania ROU 3:21.61 QU
2 Netherlands NED 3:24.98  
3 United States USA 3:28.02  
4 China CHN 3:37.70  
5 South Korea KOR 3:55.03  

Round One Heat Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Canada CAN 3:23.45 QU
2 Australia AUS 3:26.54  
3 West Germany FRG 3:32.27  
4 Great Britain GBR 3:32.27  
 

Women's Coxed Eights

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Lake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Date Started: August 4, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984
Format: Final only.

Competitors 54from 6 nations

Summary

East Germany and the Soviet Union, both of whom were boycotting the 1984 Summer Olympics, had won the women'€™s coxed eights in every edition of the Olympics and the World Championships. Unlike other women'€™s events, however, non-boycotting nations had been historically more competitive, with the United States and Romania taking one bronze medal each at the last two Olympics and the former having won the most recent Pan American Championships and come in as runners-up at the last three editions of the World Championships. The United States also had one World Championship bronze medal (1979), while Romania had three (1974, 1975, and 1981). Only a final was held for this event in Los Angeles and it was the Americans who came in with an Olympic-best time under three minutes to win the gold medal. Romania took silver just a second later while the Netherlands beat out reigning Pan American bronze medalist Canada for bronze in a race that turned out to be surprisingly entertaining and competitive despite the absence of the best competitors.

 The women's eight competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics took place at took place at Lake Casitas, California, United States of America
 

The following rowers took part:

Rank Rowers Country
1st, gold medalist(s) Kristen Thorsness
Kristine Norelius
Shyril O'Steen
Carie Graves
Kathy Keeler
Harriet Metcalf
Betsy Beard
Carol Bower
Jeanne Flanagan
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marioara Trașcă
Lucia Sauca
Doina Liliana Snep-Balan
Aneta Mihaly
Aurora Plesca
Camelia Diaconescu
Viorica Ioja
Mihaela Armășescu
Adriana Chelariu
 Romania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wiljon Vaandrager
Marieke van Drogenbroek
Harriet van Ettekoven
Catharina Neelissen
Anne Quist
Nicolette Hellemans
Martha Laurijsen
Greet Hellemans
Lynda Cornet
 Netherlands
  Christine Clarke
Lisa Robertson
Kathey Lichty
Carol Colgan
Cathy Lund
Kay Worthington
Gail Cort
Joanie Gillingham
Lesley Anderson-Herweck
 Canada
  Alexa Forbes
Kate McNicol
Kate Holroyd
Belinda Holmes
Sarah Hunter-Jones
Astrid Ayling
Ann Callaway
Gillian Hodges
Sue Bailey
 Great Britain
  Elke Riesenkönig
Klaudia Hornung
Iris Völkner
Ellen Becker
Sabine Hinkelmann
Heike Neu
Kerstin Rehders
Angelika Beblo
Heidrun Barth
 West Germany
 

Final

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Kristen Thorsness , Kristine Norelius , Shyril O'Steen , Carie Graves , Kathy Keeler , Harriet Metcalf , Betsy Beard , Carol Bower and Jeanne Flanagan Flag of the United States.svg USA 2: 59,80
2 Marioara Trasca , Lucia Sauca , Doina Liliana Snep-Balan , Aneta Mihaly , Aurora Plesca , Camelia Diaconescu , Viorica Ioja , Mihaela Armasescu and Adriana Bazon-Chelariu Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Romania 3: 00.87
3 Wiljon Vaandrager , Marieke van Drogenbroek , Harriet van Ettekoven , Catharina Neelissen , Anne Quist , Nicolette Hellemans , Martha Laurijsen , Greet Hellemans and Lynda Cornet Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 3: 02.92
4 Christine Clarke , Lisa Robertson , Kathey Lichty , Carol Colgan , Cathy Lund , Kay Worthington , Gail Cort , Joanie Gillingham and Lesley Anderson-Herweck Flag of Canada.svg Canada 3: 03.64
5 Alexa Forbes , Kate McNicol , Kate Holroyd , Belinda Holmes , Sarah Hunter-Jones , Astrid Ayling , Ann Callaway , Gill Hodges and Sue Bailey Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 3: 04.51
6 Elke Riesenkönig , Klaudia Hornung , Iris Völkner , Ellen Becker , Sabine Hinkelmann , Heike Neu , Kerstin Rehders , Angelika Beblo and Heidrun Barth Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 3: 09.92
 
   
 
 
 
 

 

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