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Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Women'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 4, 1984
Date Finished: August 5, 1984

Gold: USA Evelyn Ashford
Silver: USA Alice Brown
Bronze: JAM Merlene Ottey-Page


The event lacked many of the world's top sprinters because of the Eastern European boycott, especially missing East Germany's [Marlies Göhr]. The favorite was American [Evelyn Ashford], who was Göhr's arch-rival. She had been world ranked #1 in 1979 and 1981 and had won the 1979 World Cup title. In July 1983 Ashford broke the world record with 10.79. A great duel was expected at the first World Championships in 1983, but Ashford pulled up injured in the final, and Göhr won comfortably. In Los Angeles, Ashford's health was better and she won very easily, running a strong 10.97 in the final against a 1.2 m/s wind.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Evelyn Ashford 27 United States USA Gold OR
2 Alice Brown 23 United States USA Silver
3 Merlene Ottey-Page 24 Jamaica JAM Bronze
4 Jeanette Bolden 24 United States USA
5 Grace Jackson-Small 23 Jamaica JAM
6 Angela Bailey 22 Canada CAN
7 Heather Hunte-Oakes 24 Great Britain GBR
8 Angella Taylor-Issajenko 25 Canada CAN
5 h1 r3/4 Helinä Laihorinne-Marjamaa 28 Finland FIN
5 h2 r3/4 Rose-Aimée Bacoul 32 France FRA
6 h1 r3/4 Marie-France Loval 19 France FRA
6 h2 r3/4 Heide-Elke Gaugel 25 West Germany FRG
7 h1 r3/4 Liliane Gaschet 22 France FRA
7 h2 r3/4 Pauline Davis-Thompson 18 Bahamas BAH
8 h1 r3/4 Cécile Ngambi 23 Cameroon CMR
8 h2 r3/4 Juliet Cuthbert 20 Jamaica JAM
5 h1 r2/4 Els Vader 24 Netherlands NED
5 h2 r2/4 Gillian Forde 16 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
5 h3 r2/4 Eldece Clarke-Lewis 19 Bahamas BAH
5 h4 r2/4 Teresa Rioné 19 Spain ESP
6 h1 r2/4 Angela Williams 19 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
6 h2 r2/4 Lydia de Vega 19 Philippines PHI
6 h3 r2/4 France Gareau 17 Canada CAN
6 h4 r2/4 Esmeralda García 25 Brazil BRA
7 h1 r2/4 Doris Wiredu 20 Ghana GHA
7 h2 r2/4 Shirley Thomas 21 Great Britain GBR
7 h3 r2/4 Christa Schumann-Lottmann 20 Guatemala GUA
7 h4 r2/4 Ruth Enang Mesode 26 Cameroon CMR
8 h1 r2/4 Binta Jambane 42 Mozambique MOZ
8 h2 r2/4 Françoise M'Pika 28 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
8 h4 r2/4 Nzaeli Kyomo 27 Tanzania TAN
4 h5 r1/4 Felicia Candelario 23 Dominican Republic DOM
6 h1 r1/4 Semra Aksu 22 Turkey TUR
6 h2 r1/4 Miriama Tuisorisori-Chambault 32 Fiji FIJ
6 h4 r1/4 Evelyn Farrell 24 Netherlands Antilles AHO
6 h5 r1/4 Maya Kalle-Bentzur 25 Israel ISR
7 h1 r1/4 Barbara Ingiro 21 Papua New Guinea PNG
7 h3 r1/4 Jabou Jawo 22 Gambia GAM
7 h4 r1/4 Lee Yeong-Suk 18 South Korea KOR
7 h5 r1/4 Grace Ann Dinkins 17 Liberia LBR
7 h6 r1/4 Ruperta Charles 21 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
8 h1 r1/4 Eugenia Osho-Williams 23 Sierra Leone SLE
8 h3 r1/4 Walapa Tangjitsusorn 31 Thailand THA
8 h4 r1/4 Divina Estrella 27 Dominican Republic DOM
8 h5 r1/4 Gisèle Ongollo 18 Gabon GAB
8 h6 r1/4 Marie-Ange Wirtz 21 Seychelles SEY