You Are Here > > > > > Women's Uneven Bars

Gymnastics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Women's Uneven Bars

Gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games ▪ Next Summer Games


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: CHN Ma Yanhong
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. The 1983 World Champion was East German [Maxi Gnauck], who was also the 1980 gold medalist, but could not compete in Los Angeles. The gold medal in Los Angeles was shared by China’s [Ma Yanhong] and American [Julianne McNamara], who was a specialist on the uneven bars and had been bronze medalist on them at the 1981 Worlds. Ma and McNamara were tied for the lead after the team qualifying, and then both scored perfect 10s in the final round to tie for first with 19.95 points. Individual all-around champion [Mary Lou Retton] won the bronze, one of her three apparatus medals in 1984, missing out only on the beam. This was also the only apparatus gold medal not won by Romania’s [Ecaterina Szabo], who was 13th in team qualifying and did not make the final.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinal

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1T Ma Yanhong 21 China CHN Gold 19.950
1T Julianne McNamara 18 United States USA Gold 19.950
3 Mary Lou Retton 16 United States USA Bronze 19.800
4 Mihaela Stănuleț 17 Romania ROU 19.650
5 Romi Kessler 21 Switzerland SUI 19.425
6 Zhou Ping 16 China CHN 19.350
7 Noriko Mochizuki 17 Japan JPN 19.325
8 Lavinia Agache 16 Romania ROU 19.150
4T QR Michelle Dusserre 15 United States USA
4T QR Laura Cutina 15 Romania ROU
4T QR Wu Jiani 18 China CHN
8T QR Cristina Elena Grigoraș 18 Romania ROU
8T QR Kathy Johnson 24 United States USA
11T QR Simona Păuca 14 Romania ROU
13T QR Ecaterina Szabo 16 Romania ROU
13T QR Tracee Talavera 17 United States USA
16 QR Elke Heine 17 West Germany FRG
18T QR Anja Wilhelm 15 West Germany FRG
18T QR Laura Muñoz 14 Spain ESP
18T QR Chen Yongyan 21 China CHN
21T QR Bonnie Wittmeier 17 Canada CAN
21T QR Laura Bortolaso 23 Italy ITA
23T QR Angela Golz 15 West Germany FRG
23T QR Anita Botnen 19 Canada CAN
25T QR Heike Schwarm 16 West Germany FRG
25T QR Lisa Young 18 Great Britain GBR
27T QR Brigitta Lehmann 17 West Germany FRG
27T QR Andrea Thomas 15 Canada CAN
27T QR Chihiro Oyagi 21 Japan JPN
30T QR Zhou Qiurui 16 China CHN
30T QR Natalie Davies 17 Great Britain GBR
30T QR Susi Latanzio 15 Switzerland SUI
33 QR Pam Bileck 15 United States USA
34T QR Huang Qun 15 China CHN
34T QR Maiko Morio 17 Japan JPN
36T QR Gigi Zosa 16 Canada CAN
36T QR Amanda Harrison 19 Great Britain GBR
36T QR Tokie Kawase 15 Japan JPN
39T QR Ana Manso 18 Spain ESP
39T QR Astrid Beckers 18 West Germany FRG
39T QR Natalie Seiler 15 Switzerland SUI
42T QR Bettina Ernst 15 Switzerland SUI
42T QR Jessica Tudos 15 Canada CAN
44T QR Kathy Williams 20 Great Britain GBR
44T QR Florence Laborderie 14 France FRA
44T QR Kelly Brown 18 Canada CAN
47 QR Irene Martínez 18 Spain ESP
48T QR Marta Artigas 16 Spain ESP
48T QR Lee Jeong-Hui 18 South Korea KOR
50T QR Kerry Battersby 15 Australia AUS
50T QR Margot Estévez 16 Spain ESP
52 QR Hayley Price 18 Great Britain GBR
53 QR Sally Larner 15 Great Britain GBR
54T QR Marisa Jervella 15 Switzerland SUI
54T QR Sae Watanabe 15 Japan JPN
56 QR Monika Beer 15 Switzerland SUI
57 QR Virginia Navarro 17 Spain ESP
58T QR Ayami Yukimori 14 Japan JPN
58T QR Nancy Goldsmith 17 Israel ISR
60 QR Tatiana Figueirêdo 16 Brazil BRA
61T QR Lena Adomat 20 Sweden SWE
61T QR Kellie Wilson 17 Australia AUS
61T QR Corinne Ragazzacci 15 France FRA
64 QR Limor Fridman 16 Israel ISR
65 QR Sim Jae-Yeong 16 South Korea KOR