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Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Women's Long Jump

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 8, 1984
Date Finished: August 9, 1984

Gold: ROU Anişoara Stanciu-Cuşmir
Silver: ROU Valy Ionescu
Bronze: GBR Sue Hearnshaw

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Anişoara Stanciu-Cuşmir 22 Romania ROU Gold
2 Valy Ionescu 23 Romania ROU Silver
3 Sue Hearnshaw 23 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Angie Thacker 20 United States USA
5 Jackie Joyner-Kersee 22 United States USA
6 Robyn Lorraway 23 Australia AUS
7 Glynis Nunn 23 Australia AUS
8 Shonel Ferguson 26 Bahamas BAH
9 Carol Lewis 20 United States USA
10 Dorothy Scott 26 Jamaica JAM
11 Linda Garden 28 Australia AUS
12 Snežana Dančetović 26 Yugoslavia YUG
13 QR Jennifer Innis 24 Guyana GUY
14 QR Annette Tånnander 26 Sweden SWE
15 QR Liao Wenfen 21 China CHN
16 QR Maya Kalle-Bentzur 25 Israel ISR
17 QR Jacinta Bartholomew 19 Grenada GRN
18 QR Conceição Geremias 28 Brazil BRA
19 QR Esmeralda García 25 Brazil BRA
20 QR Elma Muros 17 Philippines PHI
21 QR Madeline de Jesús 26 Puerto Rico PUR
22 QR Sarinee Phenglaor 22 Thailand THA
23 QR Marie-Ange Wirtz 21 Seychelles SEY