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Gymnastics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Women's Balance Beam

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 30, 1984
Date Finished: August 5, 1984

Gold: ROU Simona Păuca
ROU Ecaterina Szabo
Bronze: USA Kathy Johnson


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. The gold medal on beam was shared by Romanians [Simona Păuca] and [Ecaterina Szabo]. This was one of three apparatus gold medals won by Szabo, who missed out only on the uneven bars. Americans went 3-4, with [Kathy Johnson] winning the bronze medal and individual all-around champion [Mary Lou Retton] placing fourth. This was the only apparatus on which Retton did not win a medal in Los Angeles.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1T Simona Păuca 14 Romania ROU Gold 19.800
1T Ecaterina Szabo 16 Romania ROU Gold 19.800
3 Kathy Johnson 24 United States USA Bronze 19.650
4 Mary Lou Retton 16 United States USA 19.550
5 Ma Yanhong 21 China CHN 19.450
6 Romi Kessler 21 Switzerland SUI 19.350
7T Chen Yongyan 21 China CHN 19.200
7T Anja Wilhelm 15 West Germany FRG 19.200
3T QR Wu Jiani 18 China CHN
6T QR Mihaela Stănuleț 17 Romania ROU
8 QR Laura Cutina 15 Romania ROU
9 QR Cristina Elena Grigoraș 18 Romania ROU
10T QR Pam Bileck 15 United States USA
12T QR Lavinia Agache 16 Romania ROU
12T QR Zhou Ping 16 China CHN
15 QR Huang Qun 15 China CHN
17T QR Julianne McNamara 18 United States USA
17T QR Bonnie Wittmeier 17 Canada CAN
19 QR Anita Botnen 19 Canada CAN
20 QR Laura Muñoz 14 Spain ESP
21T QR Maiko Morio 17 Japan JPN
21T QR Elke Heine 17 West Germany FRG
21T QR Ayami Yukimori 14 Japan JPN
24T QR Tracee Talavera 17 United States USA
24T QR Michelle Dusserre 15 United States USA
26T QR Zhou Qiurui 16 China CHN
26T QR Gigi Zosa 16 Canada CAN
28 QR Andrea Thomas 15 Canada CAN
29T QR Astrid Beckers 18 West Germany FRG
29T QR Heike Schwarm 16 West Germany FRG
29T QR Ana Manso 18 Spain ESP
32 QR Sae Watanabe 15 Japan JPN
33T QR Kellie Wilson 17 Australia AUS
33T QR Jessica Tudos 15 Canada CAN
35 QR Angela Golz 15 West Germany FRG
36T QR Natalie Davies 17 Great Britain GBR
36T QR Brigitta Lehmann 17 West Germany FRG
38 QR Laura Bortolaso 23 Italy ITA
39T QR Noriko Mochizuki 17 Japan JPN
39T QR Hayley Price 18 Great Britain GBR
39T QR Kathy Williams 20 Great Britain GBR
42 QR Virginia Navarro 17 Spain ESP
43T QR Marta Artigas 16 Spain ESP
43T QR Chihiro Oyagi 21 Japan JPN
45T QR Natalie Seiler 15 Switzerland SUI
45T QR Irene Martínez 18 Spain ESP
47 QR Marisa Jervella 15 Switzerland SUI
48T QR Sim Jae-Yeong 16 South Korea KOR
48T QR Tokie Kawase 15 Japan JPN
48T QR Susi Latanzio 15 Switzerland SUI
48T QR Lena Adomat 20 Sweden SWE
48T QR Tatiana Figueirêdo 16 Brazil BRA
53T QR Nancy Goldsmith 17 Israel ISR
53T QR Amanda Harrison 19 Great Britain GBR
55 QR Corinne Ragazzacci 15 France FRA
56T QR Monika Beer 15 Switzerland SUI
56T QR Florence Laborderie 14 France FRA
56T QR Kelly Brown 18 Canada CAN
59T QR Kerry Battersby 15 Australia AUS
59T QR Sally Larner 15 Great Britain GBR
61 QR Lisa Young 18 Great Britain GBR
62 QR Lee Jeong-Hui 18 South Korea KOR
63 QR Margot Estévez 16 Spain ESP
64 QR Bettina Ernst 15 Switzerland SUI
65 QR Limor Fridman 16 Israel ISR