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Gymnastics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 29, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984

Gold: CHN Lou Yun
Silver: CHN Li Ning
JPN Koji Gushiken
JPN Shinji Morisue
USA Mitch Gaylord


There was a slight change in the format of the apparatus events in 1984 as eight gymnasts (previously six) qualified for the final round from the team qualifying, still with a maximum of two gymnasts per team. China’s [Lou Yun] had scored two perfect 10s in team qualifying to hold a large lead into the final round. His 9.5 in the final round brought him the gold medal comfortably. Behind him, four gymnasts tied for second and shared the silver medal – American [Mitch Gaylord], China’s [Li Ning], and Japan’s [Koji Gushiken] and [Shinju Morisue]. This is the only time in Olympic history (through 2014) that four medals of the same color have been awarded in a single event in any sport.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Lou Yun 20 China CHN Gold 19.950
2T Li Ning 20 China CHN Silver 19.825
2T Koji Gushiken 27 Japan JPN Silver 19.825
2T Shinji Morisue 27 Japan JPN Silver 19.825
2T Mitch Gaylord 23 United States USA Silver 19.825
6 Jim Hartung 24 United States USA 19.800
7 Warren Long 28 Canada CAN 19.700
8 Daniel Wunderlin 24 Switzerland SUI 19.625
6T QR Scott Johnson 23 United States USA
10T QR Terry Bartlett 20 Great Britain GBR
10T QR Valentin Pîntea 22 Romania ROU
10T QR Tong Fei 23 China CHN
10T QR Bart Conner 26 United States USA
10T QR Peter Vidmar 23 United States USA
10T QR Xu Zhiqiang 21 China CHN
16T QR Volker Rohrwick 30 West Germany FRG
16T QR Laurent Barbiéri 23 France FRA
16T QR Andrew Morris 22 Great Britain GBR
16T QR Allan Reddon 22 Canada CAN
16T QR Kyoji Yamawaki 26 Japan JPN
16T QR Marco Piatti 25 Switzerland SUI
16T QR Philippe Vatuone 22 France FRA
16T QR Li Yuejiu 26 China CHN
16T QR Noboyuki Kajitani 29 Japan JPN
25T QR Werner Birnbaum 20 Australia AUS
25T QR Jürgen Geiger 25 West Germany FRG
25T QR Rob Edmonds 22 Australia AUS
25T QR Jean-Luc Cairon 22 France FRA
25T QR Benno Groß 26 West Germany FRG
25T QR Li Xiaoping 21 China CHN
25T QR Koji Sotomura 26 Japan JPN
32T QR Barry Winch 26 Great Britain GBR
32T QR Andreas Japtok 23 West Germany FRG
32T QR Markus Lehmann 24 Switzerland SUI
32T QR Joël Suty 24 France FRA
32T QR Josef Zellweger 20 Switzerland SUI
32T QR Vittorio Allievi 21 Italy ITA
32T QR Tim Daggett 22 United States USA
32T QR Noritoshi Hirata 26 Japan JPN
40T QR Rocco Amboni 24 Italy ITA
40T QR Han Chung-Sik 23 South Korea KOR
40T QR Bernhard Simmelbauer 21 West Germany FRG
40T QR Philippe Chartrand 20 Canada CAN
40T QR Brad Peters 21 Canada CAN
40T QR Miguel Soler 24 Spain ESP
40T QR Daniel Winkler 22 West Germany FRG
40T QR Diego Lazzarich 22 Italy ITA
48T QR Urs Meister 26 Switzerland SUI
48T QR Emilian Necula 21 Romania ROU
48T QR Antonio Fraguas 20 Spain ESP
48T QR Jang Tae-Eun 20 South Korea KOR
48T QR Alfonso Rodríguez 18 Spain ESP
53T QR Finn Gjertsen 25 Norway NOR
53T QR Keith Langley 23 Great Britain GBR
53T QR Lee Jeong-Sik 20 South Korea KOR
56T QR Nam Seung-Gu 20 South Korea KOR
56T QR Frank Nutzenberger 25 Canada CAN
56T QR Eddie Van Hoof 27 Great Britain GBR
56T QR Michel Boutard 28 France FRA
56T QR Jacques Def 21 France FRA
56T QR Tony Piñeda 20 Mexico MEX
62 QR Chae Gwang-Seok 22 South Korea KOR
63T QR Daniel Gaudet 24 Canada CAN
63T QR Ju Yeong-Sam 18 South Korea KOR
63T QR Maurizio Zonzini 22 San Marino SMR
66T QR Richard Benyon 20 Great Britain GBR
66T QR Johan Jonasson 17 Sweden SWE
68T QR Ya'akov Levi 19 Israel ISR
68T QR Yohanan Moyal 18 Israel ISR
70T QR Bruno Cavelti 23 Switzerland SUI
70T QR Gerson Gnoatto 20 Brazil BRA