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Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Women's Shot Put

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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 3, 1984
Format: Final only.

Gold: FRG Claudia Losch
Silver: ROU Mihaela Loghin
Bronze: AUS Gael Mulhall-Martin


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.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D SBMD
1 Claudia Losch 24 West Germany FRG Gold 20.48
2 Mihaela Loghin 32 Romania ROU Silver 20.47
3 Gael Mulhall-Martin 27 Australia AUS Bronze 19.19
4 Judy Oakes 26 Great Britain GBR 18.14
5 Li Meisu 25 China CHN 17.96
6 Venissa Head 27 Great Britain GBR 17.90
7 Carol Cady 22 United States USA 17.23 17.22
8 Florența Țacu-Crăciunescu 29 Romania ROU 17.23 17.10
9 Lorna Griffin 28 United States USA 17.00
10 Yang Yanqin 17 China CHN 16.97
11 Ramona Pagel 22 United States USA 16.06
12 Carmen Ionescu 33 Canada CAN 15.25
13 Odette Mistoul 25 Gabon GAB 14.59