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Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Women's Heptathlon

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 3, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984
Format: Scoring by 1962/1977 point tables.

Gold: AUS Glynis Nunn
Silver: USA Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Bronze: FRG Sabine Everts

Summary

Ramona Neubert (GDR) had won the 1982 European and the 1983 World Championships. At the 1983 World Championships, East German women had swept the medals. But with the Soviet-led boycott in 1984, the top heptathletes from the GDR and the USSR could not compete and this competition was wide open. The next best mult-eventer was America's Jane Frederick , but she was injured at the Olympic Trials and did not make the team. The first day leader was Britain's Judy Simpson, with 3,759 points, with Jackie Joyner, Glynis Nunn and Sabine Everts within 38 points of her. Joyner was a world-class long jumper, but she failed her first two efforts in that event, and had to settle for a safe 6.11 (20-0½) on her third attempt. That ended up being the margin of victory as Nunn moved up with 6.66 (21-10¼), but Everts led her after five events by one point. Among the leaders, Joyner had the best javelin throw with 44.52 (146-0¾), but she was outrun by Nunn in the 800 and lost the gold medal by five points.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal P(1977AT) P(1985AT)
1 Glynis Nunn 23 Australia AUS Gold 6.390 6.387 OR
2 Jackie Joyner-Kersee 22 United States USA Silver 6.385 6.363
3 Sabine Everts 23 West Germany FRG Bronze 6.363 6.388 OR
4 Cindy Greiner 27 United States USA 6.281 6.249
5 Judy Livermore-Simpson 23 Great Britain GBR 6.280 6.264
6 Sabine Braun 19 West Germany FRG 6.236 6.195
7 Tineke Hidding 25 Netherlands NED 6.147 6.085 OR
8 Kim Hagger 22 Great Britain GBR 6.127 6.103
9 Birgit Dressel 24 West Germany FRG 6.082 6.050
10 Corinne Schneider 22 Switzerland SUI 6.042 5.989
11 Marjon Wijnsma 19 Netherlands NED 6.015 5.943
12 Kristine Tånnander 28 Sweden SWE 5.985 5.889
13 Florence Picaut 31 France FRA 5.914 5.822
14 Annette Tånnander 26 Sweden SWE 5.908 5.861
15 Jill Ross-Giffen 26 Canada CAN 5.904 5.798 OR
16 Connie Polman-Tuin 21 Canada CAN 5.648 5.502
17 Donna Smellie 19 Canada CAN 5.638 5.506
18 Tsai Lee-Chiao 21 Chinese Taipei TPE 5.447 5.274
19 Iammogapi Launa 25 Papua New Guinea PNG 5.146 4.936
20 Manuela Marxer 18 Liechtenstein LIE 4.913 4.662
AC Conceição Geremias 28 Brazil BRA DNF
AC Chantal Beaugeant 23 France FRA DNF
AC Jodi Anderson 26 United States USA DNF