Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 3, 1984
Date Finished: August 3, 1984
Format: Final only.
Without the East Germans, Soviets and Bulgarians, this was no better than a minor league competition. No competitor had ever medaled at the World or European Championships. The entry list of only 13 saw the officials eliminate the qualifying round and go straight into a final. Claudia Losch (FRG) led in round one with 19.97 and bettered that in round two with 20.31. But Romania's Mihaela Loghin took the lead with a fourth-round throw of 20.47. In the final round, Losch led off with 20.48 to take back the lead by one centimeter, and Loghin could not respond. Bronze medalist Gael Martin (AUS) had been the 1978 Commonwealth Games champion and would also win that title in 1986.
|1||Claudia Losch||24||West Germany||FRG||Gold||20.48|
|4||Judy Oakes||26||Great Britain||GBR||18.14|
|6||Venissa Head||27||Great Britain||GBR||17.90|
|7||Carol Cady||22||United States||USA||17.23||17.22|
|9||Lorna Griffin||28||United States||USA||17.00|
|11||Ramona Pagel||22||United States||USA||16.06|