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Gymnastics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Women's Floor Exercise

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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 Ecaterina Szabo
Silver: USA Julianne McNamara
Bronze: USA Mary Lou Retton


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. After the team qualifying [Ecaterina Szabo] had a narrow lead over Americans [Julianne McNamara] and [Mary Lou Retton]. As Szabo prepared for her final routine, a power failure in Pauley Pavilion put the lights out and her routine was delayed for eight minutes. When power was restored, the scoreboard showed that McNamara had just been awarded a perfect 10 for her performance. This meant that Szabo had to score a 10 to defeat McNamara, which she did, as Retton won the bronze medal. This was one of three apparatus gold medals won by Szabo in Los Angeles, missing out only on the uneven bars.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Ecaterina Szabo 16 Romania ROU Gold 19.975
2 Julianne McNamara 18 United States USA Silver 19.950
3 Mary Lou Retton 16 United States USA Bronze 19.775
4 Zhou Qiurui 16 China CHN 19.625
5 Romi Kessler 21 Switzerland SUI 19.575
6 Ma Yanhong 21 China CHN 19.450
7 Maiko Morio 17 Japan JPN 19.375
8 Laura Cutina 15 Romania ROU 19.150
5 QR Michelle Dusserre 15 United States USA
7T QR Cristina Elena Grigoraș 18 Romania ROU
7T QR Pam Bileck 15 United States USA
10T QR Chen Yongyan 21 China CHN
10T QR Kathy Johnson 24 United States USA
10T QR Simona Păuca 14 Romania ROU
15 QR Tracee Talavera 17 United States USA
16T QR Wu Jiani 18 China CHN
16T QR Huang Qun 15 China CHN
18 QR Zhou Ping 16 China CHN
19T QR Elke Heine 17 West Germany FRG
19T QR Anja Wilhelm 15 West Germany FRG
19T QR Astrid Beckers 18 West Germany FRG
19T QR Andrea Thomas 15 Canada CAN
23T QR Lavinia Agache 16 Romania ROU
23T QR Sae Watanabe 15 Japan JPN
23T QR Anita Botnen 19 Canada CAN
26T QR Mihaela Stănuleț 17 Romania ROU
26T QR Noriko Mochizuki 17 Japan JPN
26T QR Tokie Kawase 15 Japan JPN
26T QR Natalie Davies 17 Great Britain GBR
30T QR Chihiro Oyagi 21 Japan JPN
30T QR Amanda Harrison 19 Great Britain GBR
30T QR Gigi Zosa 16 Canada CAN
33T QR Lisa Young 18 Great Britain GBR
33T QR Sally Larner 15 Great Britain GBR
35T QR Hayley Price 18 Great Britain GBR
35T QR Ayami Yukimori 14 Japan JPN
37T QR Monika Beer 15 Switzerland SUI
37T QR Jessica Tudos 15 Canada CAN
39 QR Kathy Williams 20 Great Britain GBR
40T QR Bonnie Wittmeier 17 Canada CAN
40T QR Irene Martínez 18 Spain ESP
40T QR Bettina Ernst 15 Switzerland SUI
43T QR Marta Artigas 16 Spain ESP
43T QR Virginia Navarro 17 Spain ESP
43T QR Margot Estévez 16 Spain ESP
43T QR Lena Adomat 20 Sweden SWE
43T QR Susi Latanzio 15 Switzerland SUI
48T QR Laura Muñoz 14 Spain ESP
48T QR Tatiana Figueirêdo 16 Brazil BRA
50 QR Natalie Seiler 15 Switzerland SUI
51T QR Angela Golz 15 West Germany FRG
51T QR Heike Schwarm 16 West Germany FRG
51T QR Laura Bortolaso 23 Italy ITA
54T QR Ana Manso 18 Spain ESP
54T QR Nancy Goldsmith 17 Israel ISR
54T QR Lee Jeong-Hui 18 South Korea KOR
57T QR Florence Laborderie 14 France FRA
57T QR Marisa Jervella 15 Switzerland SUI
59 QR Kerry Battersby 15 Australia AUS
60 QR Kellie Wilson 17 Australia AUS
61 QR Brigitta Lehmann 17 West Germany FRG
62 QR Kelly Brown 18 Canada CAN
63 QR Sim Jae-Yeong 16 South Korea KOR
64 QR Limor Fridman 16 Israel ISR
65 QR Corinne Ragazzacci 15 France FRA