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Gymnastics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Women's Horse Vault

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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 Mary Lou Retton
Bronze: ROU Lavinia Agache


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 finishing second in the individual all-around to American [Mary Lou Retton], Romania’s [Ecaterina Szabo] won three of the four apparatus finals, including the horse vault, in which Retton placed second. Szabo missed out only on the uneven bars, in which she did not make the final. Szabo had been runner-up on the vault at the 1983 World Championships.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Ecaterina Szabo 16 Romania ROU Gold 19.875
2 Mary Lou Retton 16 United States USA Silver 19.850
3 Lavinia Agache 16 Romania ROU Bronze 19.750
4 Tracee Talavera 17 United States USA 19.700
5 Zhou Ping 16 China CHN 19.500
6T Kelly Brown 18 Canada CAN 19.425
6T Brigitta Lehmann 17 West Germany FRG 19.425
8 Chen Yongyan 21 China CHN 19.300
5T QR Kathy Johnson 24 United States USA
8T QR Laura Cutina 15 Romania ROU
8T QR Mihaela Stănuleț 17 Romania ROU
8T QR Cristina Elena Grigoraș 18 Romania ROU
11T QR Zhou Qiurui 16 China CHN
11T QR Julianne McNamara 18 United States USA
13T QR Michelle Dusserre 15 United States USA
15 QR Simona Păuca 14 Romania ROU
16T QR Pam Bileck 15 United States USA
18T QR Romi Kessler 21 Switzerland SUI
18T QR Elke Heine 17 West Germany FRG
20 QR Ma Yanhong 21 China CHN
21T QR Tokie Kawase 15 Japan JPN
21T QR Noriko Mochizuki 17 Japan JPN
21T QR Andrea Thomas 15 Canada CAN
21T QR Sally Larner 15 Great Britain GBR
21T QR Huang Qun 15 China CHN
26T QR Laura Muñoz 14 Spain ESP
26T QR Anja Wilhelm 15 West Germany FRG
28T QR Bonnie Wittmeier 17 Canada CAN
28T QR Gigi Zosa 16 Canada CAN
28T QR Kathy Williams 20 Great Britain GBR
28T QR Hayley Price 18 Great Britain GBR
32T QR Amanda Harrison 19 Great Britain GBR
32T QR Wu Jiani 18 China CHN
34T QR Monika Beer 15 Switzerland SUI
34T QR Maiko Morio 17 Japan JPN
36T QR Corinne Ragazzacci 15 France FRA
36T QR Astrid Beckers 18 West Germany FRG
36T QR Angela Golz 15 West Germany FRG
36T QR Jessica Tudos 15 Canada CAN
40T QR Lee Jeong-Hui 18 South Korea KOR
40T QR Marta Artigas 16 Spain ESP
40T QR Laura Bortolaso 23 Italy ITA
40T QR Susi Latanzio 15 Switzerland SUI
40T QR Natalie Seiler 15 Switzerland SUI
45T QR Chihiro Oyagi 21 Japan JPN
45T QR Heike Schwarm 16 West Germany FRG
45T QR Ana Manso 18 Spain ESP
48T QR Bettina Ernst 15 Switzerland SUI
48T QR Natalie Davies 17 Great Britain GBR
50T QR Sim Jae-Yeong 16 South Korea KOR
50T QR Ayami Yukimori 14 Japan JPN
50T QR Florence Laborderie 14 France FRA
50T QR Virginia Navarro 17 Spain ESP
50T QR Margot Estévez 16 Spain ESP
55 QR Lisa Young 18 Great Britain GBR
56T QR Anita Botnen 19 Canada CAN
56T QR Tatiana Figueirêdo 16 Brazil BRA
56T QR Irene Martínez 18 Spain ESP
59 QR Limor Fridman 16 Israel ISR
60 QR Marisa Jervella 15 Switzerland SUI
61 QR Sae Watanabe 15 Japan JPN
62 QR Kellie Wilson 17 Australia AUS
63 QR Kerry Battersby 15 Australia AUS
64 QR Nancy Goldsmith 17 Israel ISR
65 QR Lena Adomat 20 Sweden SWE