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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Olympic Swim Stadium, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 5, 1984
Date Finished: August 6, 1984
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: CAN Sylvie Bernier
Silver: USA Kelly McCormick
Bronze: USA Christina Seufert

Summary

This was expected to be a battle between the American and Chinese women, but Canada’s Sylvie Bernier had other ideas. She had been only third at the 1983 Pan American Games and FINA Cup, but came through in Los Angeles to win the gold medal, taking the lead on her third dive of the final round, a reverse pike, and never relinquishing it.

American Kelly McCormick, the 1983 Pan American champion and the daughter of Pat McCormick, winner of the double-double in 1952-56, came through for the silver medal. The bronze went to 1982 World Championship runner-up Christina Seufert of the United States. The 1982 World Champion in the event had been American Megan Neyer, but diving in 1984 was limited to only two divers per nation, and Neyer placed third at the US Trials. The Chinese divers, [Li Yuhua] and Li Qiaoxian placed fourth and fifth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sylvie Bernier 20 Canada CAN Gold
2 Kelly McCormick 24 United States USA Silver
3 Christina Seufert 27 United States USA Bronze
4 Li Yihua 21 China CHN
5 Li Qiaoxian 16 China CHN
6 Elsa Tenorio 21 Mexico MEX
7 Lesley Smith 27 Zimbabwe ZIM
8 Debbie Fuller 18 Canada CAN
9 Jenny Donnet 21 Australia AUS
10 Daphne Jongejans 19 Netherlands NED
11 Anita Rossing-Brown 23 Sweden SWE
12 Verónica Ribot 22 Argentina ARG
13 QR Ann Fargher 26 New Zealand NZL
14 QR Tine Tollan 19 Norway NOR
15 QR Antonette Wilken 23 Zimbabwe ZIM
16 QR Guadalupe Canseco 22 Mexico MEX
17 QR Claire Izacard 19 France FRA
18 QR Valerie McFarlane-Beddoe 23 Australia AUS
19 QR Alison Childs 21 Great Britain GBR
20 QR Kerstin Finke 18 West Germany FRG
21 QR Nicole Kreil 18 Austria AUT
22 QR Joana Figueiredo 20 Portugal POR
23 QR Angela Ribeiro 22 Brazil BRA
24 QR Rim Hassan 15 Egypt EGY