Host City: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Venue(s): , TrebeviÄ
Date Started: February 9, 1984
Date Finished: February 12, 1984
Format: Four runs, total time determined placement.
While the East German men had lost their dominance, the East German women were as strong as ever. At the 1983 World Championships in Lake Placid, they achieved a clean sweep of the medals with [Steffi Martin], [Melitta Sollmann] (silver in 1980) and [Ute WeiÃ]. Also pre-Olympics held in February 1983 have been won by Martin followed by Sollmann. But Sollmann had since been surpassed in competition by [Bettina Schmidt], and Schmidt competed with Martin and WeiÃ at the TrebeviÄ track.
The competition was devoid of any real excitement over the medal positions. Steffi Martin won each of the four runs, while Schmidt finished 2nd in three of the four runs (and 3rd in the other), and WeiÃ filled up the remaining podium position. Even the two Soviet medallists from 1980, [Amantova] and [ZozuÄ¼a], were more than second behind the German trio.
|1||Steffi Walter-Martin||21||East Germany||GDR||Gold||2:46.570|
|2||Bettina Schmidt||23||East Germany||GDR||Silver||2:46.873|
|3||Ute Oberhoffner-WeiÃ||22||East Germany||GDR||Bronze||2:47.248|
|4||IngrÄ«da Amantova||23||Soviet Union||URS||2:48.480|
|5||Vera ZozuÄ¼a||28||Soviet Union||URS||2:48.641|
|6||Maria Luise Rainer||24||Italy||ITA||2:49.138|
|8||Andrea Hatle||18||West Germany||FRG||2:49.491|
|9||Constanze Zeitz||20||West Germany||FRG||2:49.836|
|10||Nataliya Lisitsa||22||Soviet Union||URS||2:50.087|
|15||Bonny Warner||21||United States||USA||2:51.910|
|19||Theresa Riedl||18||United States||USA||2:55.265|
|20||Toni Damigella||17||United States||USA||2:56.981|
|21||Teng Pi-Hui||22||Chinese Taipei||TPE||2:57.478|
|AC||Claire Sherred||27||Great Britain||GBR||DQ|
|AC||Chuang Lai-Chun||23||Chinese Taipei||TPE||DQ|