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Luge at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games:

Women's Singles

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Host City: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Venue(s): , Trebević
Date Started: February 9, 1984
Date Finished: February 12, 1984
Format: Four runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: GDR Steffi Walter-Martin
Silver: GDR Bettina Schmidt
Bronze: GDR Ute Oberhoffner-Weiß

Summary

While the East German men had lost their dominance, the East German women were as strong as ever. At the 1983 World Championships in Lake Placid, they achieved a clean sweep of the medals with Steffi Martin, Melitta Sollmann (silver in 1980) and Ute Weiß. Also pre-Olympics held in February 1983 have been won by Martin followed by Sollmann. But Sollmann had since been surpassed in competition by Bettina Schmidt, and Schmidt competed with Martin and Weiß at the Trebević track.

The competition was devoid of any real excitement over the medal positions. Steffi Martin won each of the four runs, while Schmidt finished 2nd in three of the four runs (and 3rd in the other), and Weiß filled up the remaining podium position. Even the two Soviet medallists from 1980, Amantova and Zozuļa, were more than second behind the German trio.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Steffi Walter-Martin 21 East Germany GDR Gold 2:46.570
2 Bettina Schmidt 23 East Germany GDR Silver 2:46.873
3 Ute Oberhoffner-Weiß 22 East Germany GDR Bronze 2:47.248
4 Ingrīda Amantova 23 Soviet Union URS 2:48.480
5 Vera Zozuļa 28 Soviet Union URS 2:48.641
6 Maria Luise Rainer 24 Italy ITA 2:49.138
7 Annefried Göllner 20 Austria AUT 2:49.373
8 Andrea Hatle 18 West Germany FRG 2:49.491
9 Constanze Zeitz 20 West Germany FRG 2:49.836
10 Nataliya Lisitsa 22 Soviet Union URS 2:50.087
11 Veronika Oberhuber 17 Italy ITA 2:50.229
12 Mária Jasenčáková 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 2:51.250
13 Monika Auer 26 Italy ITA 2:51.276
14 Gabriela Haja 18 Romania ROU 2:51.440
15 Bonny Warner 21 United States USA 2:51.910
16 Charlotta Dahlberg 21 Sweden SWE 2:52.353
17 Dajana Karajica 24 Yugoslavia YUG 2:52.660
18 Hitomi Koshimizu 23 Japan JPN 2:54.376
19 Theresa Riedl 18 United States USA 2:55.265
20 Toni Damigella 17 United States USA 2:56.981
21 Teng Pi-Hui 22 Chinese Taipei TPE 2:57.478
22 Susan Rossi 20 Canada CAN 2:58.663
23 Agnes Aanonsen 17 Norway NOR 3:01.265
24 Carole Keyes 31 Canada CAN 3:03.423
AC Claire Sherred 27 Great Britain GBR DQ
AC Yumiko Kato 16 Japan JPN DQ
AC Chuang Lai-Chun 23 Chinese Taipei TPE DQ