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Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres

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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

Gold: USA Carl Lewis
Silver: USA Sam Graddy
Bronze: CAN Ben Johnson


In 1983 there was finally a World Championship in athletics. At Helsinki, the Americans had swept the medals with [Carl Lewis] winning gold and [Calvin Smith] silver, although Smith won the 200. Lewis was an enormous talent who had made the 1980 Olympic team in the long jump, and in Los Angeles he made plans to duplicate Jesse Owens’ feat of winning four gold medals in the sprints, long jump, and sprint relay. With the Olympics in the United States, the media interest in this attempt was enormous, but Lewis was actually a solid favorite in all three individual events, and only a dropped baton or bad pass could hamper him in the relay. The 100 was his first event, and he came thru the rounds easily to the final on 4 August. There he faced his teammates, [Sam Graddy] and [Ron Brown], and the Canadian, [Ben Johnson]. But Lewis was unstoppable, winning the race by 0.20 seconds, the easiest victory since [Bob Hayes] in 1964. The next day, Lewis competed in the long jump qualifying and he would eventually repeat Owens’ achievement by winning all four gold medals.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Carl Lewis 23 United States USA Gold
2 Sam Graddy 20 United States USA Silver
3 Ben Johnson 22 Canada CAN Bronze
4 Ron Brown 23 United States USA
5 Mike McFarlane 24 Great Britain GBR
6 Ray Stewart 19 Jamaica JAM
7 Donovan Reid 20 Great Britain GBR
8 Tony Sharpe 23 Canada CAN
5 h1 r3/4 Desai Williams 25 Canada CAN
5 h2 r3/4 Luis Morales 20 Puerto Rico PUR
6 h1 r3/4 Christian Haas 25 West Germany FRG
6 h2 r3/4 Stefano Tilli 21 Italy ITA
7 h1 r3/4 Marc Gasparoni 25 France FRA
7 h2 r3/4 Norman Edwards 21 Jamaica JAM
8 h1 r3/4 Mohamed Purnomo 22 Indonesia INA
8 h2 r3/4 Allan Wells 32 Great Britain GBR
4 h1 r2/4 Hasely Crawford 33 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
4 h2 r2/4 Nelson dos Santos 32 Brazil BRA
4 h3 r2/4 Sumet Promna 28 Thailand THA
4T h4 r2/4 Peter Van Miltenburg 26 Australia AUS
4T h4 r2/4 José Javier Arqués 24 Spain ESP
5 h1 r2/4 Antonio Ullo 21 Italy ITA
5 h2 r2/4 Charles-Louis Seck 19 Senegal SEN
5 h3 r2/4 Katsuhiko Nakaya 27 Brazil BRA
5 h5 r2/4 Chidi Imoh 20 Nigeria NGR
6 h1 r2/4 Bruno Marie-Rose 19 France FRA
6 h2 r2/4 Yu Zhuanghui 22 China CHN
6 h3 r2/4 Hiroki Fuwa 18 Japan JPN
6 h4 r2/4 Antoine Richard 23 France FRA
6 h5 r2/4 Dudley Parker 22 Bahamas BAH
7 h1 r2/4 Paul Narracott 24 Australia AUS
7 h2 r2/4 Neville Hodge 28 United States Virgin Islands ISV
7 h3 r2/4 Philip Attipoe 21 Ghana GHA
7 h4 r2/4 Paulo Roberto Correia 24 Brazil BRA
7 h5 r2/4 Fred Martin 17 Australia AUS
8 h1 r2/4 Alfonso Pitters 21 Panama PAN
8 h3 r2/4 Kouadio Otokpa 25 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
8 h4 r2/4 Audrick Lightbourne 24 Bahamas BAH
8 h5 r2/4 Jürgen Evers 19 West Germany FRG
1 h8 r1/4 Ronald Desruelles 29 Belgium BEL
4T h3 r1/4 Henri Ndinga 23 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
4T h3 r1/4 Christian Nenepath 23 Indonesia INA
4 h7 r1/4 Earl Haley 25 Guyana GUY
4 h8 r1/4 Luís Barroso 18 Portugal POR
4 h9 r1/4 Ralf Lübke 19 West Germany FRG
4 h10r1/4 Pier-Francesco Pavoni 21 Italy ITA
4 h11r1/4 Bakary Jarjue 35 Gambia GAM
5 h2 r1/4 Emilio Samayoa 20 Guatemala GUA
5 h4 r1/4 Gus Young 22 Jamaica JAM
5 h6 r1/4 Anthony Jones 29 Barbados BAR
5 h7 r1/4 Julien Thode 19 Netherlands Antilles AHO
5 h8 r1/4 Gustavo Envela 16 Equatorial Guinea GEQ
5 h9 r1/4 Collins Mensah 23 Ghana GHA
5 h10r1/4 Faraj Saad Marzouk Qatar QAT
5 h11r1/4 Sim Deok-Seop 20 South Korea KOR
6 h1 r1/4 Vicente Daniel 28 Mozambique MOZ
6 h2 r1/4 Barnabé Messomo 27 Cameroon CMR
6 h3 r1/4 Abdullah Sulaiman Al-Akbary 23 Oman OMA
6 h4 r1/4 Bill Trott 19 Bermuda BER
6 h5 r1/4 Jean-Yves Mallat 21 Lebanon LIB
6 h6 r1/4 Oliver Daniels 20 Liberia LBR
6 h7 r1/4 Ronald Russell 30 United States Virgin Islands ISV
6 h8 r1/4 Oumar Fye 24 Gambia GAM
6 h9 r1/4 Ivan Benjamin 22 Sierra Leone SLE
6 h10r1/4 Odiya Silweya 25 Malawi MAW
6 h11r1/4 Guy Hill 24 British Virgin Islands IVB
7 h1 r1/4 Henry Ngolwe 22 Zambia ZAM
7 h2 r1/4 Charles Mbazira 26 Uganda UGA
7 h3 r1/4 Inoke Bainimoli 25 Fiji FIJ
7 h4 r1/4 Kgosiemang Khumoyarano 30 Botswana BOT
7 h5 r1/4 Markus Büchel 23 Liechtenstein LIE
7 h6 r1/4 Muhammad Mansha 22 Pakistan PAK
7 h7 r1/4 Denis Rose 24 Seychelles SEY
7 h8 r1/4 Anthony Henry 17 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
7 h9 r1/4 Johnson Kere Solomon Islands SOL
7 h10r1/4 Glen Abrahams 22 Costa Rica CRC
7 h11r1/4 Aldo Salandra 26 El Salvador ESA
8 h1 r1/4 Paul Réneau 23 Belize BIZ
8 h2 r1/4 Mohamed Abdullah United Arab Emirates UAE
8 h3 r1/4 Daniel André 18 Mauritius MRI
8 h5 r1/4 Clifford Mamba 21 Swaziland SWZ
8 h8 r1/4 Saidur Rahman Dawn 21 Bangladesh BAN