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100 metres, Men

Date3 – 4 August 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants82 from 59 countries

In 1983 there was finally a World Championship in athletics. At Helsinki, the Americans had swept the medals with Carl Lewis winning gold and Calvin Smith silver, although Smith won the 200. Lewis was an enormous talent who had made the 1980 Olympic team in the long jump, and in Los Angeles he made plans to duplicate Jesse Owens’ feat of winning four gold medals in the sprints, long jump, and sprint relay. With the Olympics in the United States, the media interest in this attempt was enormous, but Lewis was actually a solid favorite in all three individual events, and only a dropped baton or bad pass could hamper him in the relay. The 100 was his first event, and he came thru the rounds easily to the final on 4 August. There he faced his teammates, Sam Graddy and Ron Brown, and the Canadian, Ben Johnson. But Lewis was unstoppable, winning the race by 0.20 seconds, the easiest victory since Bob Hayes in 1964. The next day, Lewis competed in the long jump qualifying and he would eventually repeat Owens’ achievement by winning all four gold medals.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1QFSFFinal
1915Carl LewisUSA10.32 (1 h1)10.04 (1 h5)10.14 (1 h2)9.99 (1)Gold
2901Sam GraddyUSA10.29 (1 h5)10.15 (1 h2)10.27 (2 h1)10.19 (2)Silver
3126Ben JohnsonCAN10.35 (1 h7)10.41 (1 h1)10.42 (2 h2)10.22 (3)Bronze
4887Ron BrownUSA10.58 (1 h9)10.40 (2 h3)10.34 (4 h1)10.26 (4)
5379Mike McFarlaneGBR10.47 (3 h1)10.36 (4 h5)10.45 (3 h2)10.27 (5)
6550Ray StewartJAM10.24 (1 h6)10.30 (1 h4)10.26 (1 h1)10.29 (6)
7390Donovan ReidGBR10.41 (2 h5)10.47 (2 h1)10.32 (3 h1)10.33 (7)
8140Tony SharpeCAN10.38 (2 h1)10.33 (2 h2)10.52 (4 h2)10.35 (8)
5 h1 r3/4144Desai WilliamsCAN10.35 (1 h3)10.27 (2 h5)10.34 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4735Luis MoralesPUR10.60 (2 h9)10.35 (3 h5)10.54 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/4312Christian HaasFRG10.41 (1 h11)10.51 (3 h1)10.41 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/4525Stefano TilliITA10.48 (2 h8)10.39 (1 h3)10.55 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/4286Marc GasparoniFRA10.47 (4 h2)10.56 (3 h3)10.49 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/4537Norman EdwardsJAM10.57 (1 h10)10.44 (3 h2)10.63 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/4450Purnomo Muhammad YudhiINA10.40 (2 h2)10.43 (3 h4)10.51 (8 h1)
8 h2 r3/4403Allan WellsGBR10.32 (1 h2)10.33 (2 h4)10.71 (8 h2)
4 h1 r2/4850Hasely CrawfordTTO10.48 (4 h1)10.56 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/497 NelsinhoBRA10.70 (3 h9)10.53 (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/4836Sumet PromnaTHA10.52 (1 h4)10.61 (4 h3)
=4 h4 r2/440Peter Van MiltenburgAUS10.55 (5 h1)10.52 (=4 h4)
=4 h4 r2/4222José Javier ArquésESP10.42 (3 h2)10.52 (=4 h4)
5 h1 r2/4527Antonio UlloITA10.36 (3 h6)10.57 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/4755Charles-Louis SeckSEN10.45 (3 h3)10.54 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/4101Katsuhiko NakayaBRA10.55 (3 h11)10.69 (5 h3)
5 h5 r2/4667Chidi ImohNGR10.39 (2 h3)10.42 (5 h5)
6 h1 r2/4295Bruno Marie-RoseFRA10.59 (3 h7)10.60 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/4173Yu ZhuanghuiCHN10.53 (2 h7)10.59 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/4557Hiroki FuwaJPN10.56 (4 h5)10.75 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/4301Antoine RichardFRA10.35 (2 h6)10.53 (6 h4)
6 h5 r2/452Dudley ParkerBAH10.65 (2 h10)10.58 (6 h5)
7 h1 r2/436Paul NarracottAUS10.55 (2 h4)10.60 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/4483Neville HodgeISV10.58 (3 h4)10.69 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/4412Philip AttipoeGHA10.60 (5 h5)10.78 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/492Paulo Roberto CorreiaBRA10.45 (4 h6)10.54 (7 h4)
7 h5 r2/433Fred MartinAUS10.64 (3 h8)10.61 (7 h5)
8 h1 r2/4708Alfonso PittersPAN10.50 (2 h11)10.63 (8 h1)
8 h3 r2/4178Kouadio OtokpaCIV10.72 (3 h10)10.80 (8 h3)
8 h4 r2/451Audrick LightbourneBAH10.64 (4 h4)10.59 (8 h4)
8 h5 r2/4308Jürgen EversFRG10.54 (3 h5)10.69 (8 h5)
1 h8 r1/467Ronald DesruellesBEL10.46 (1 h8)– (DNS h2)
=4 h3 r1/4150Henri NdingaCGO10.66 (=4 h3)
=4 h3 r1/4449Christian NenepathINA10.66 (=4 h3)
4 h7 r1/4439Earl HaleyGUY10.74 (4 h7)
4 h8 r1/4718Luís BarrosoPOR10.76 (4 h8)
4 h9 r1/4325Ralf LübkeFRG10.70 (4 h9)
4 h10 r1/4516Pier-Francesco PavoniITA10.72 (4 h10)
4 h11 r1/41009Bakary JarjueGAM10.68 (4 h11)
5 h2 r1/4437Emilio SamayoaGUA10.84 (5 h2)
5 h4 r1/4552Gus YoungJAM10.64 (5 h4)
5 h6 r1/461Anthony JonesBAR10.69 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/41Julien ThodeAHO10.92 (5 h7)
5 h8 r1/4978Gustavo EnvelaGEQ10.79 (5 h8)
5 h9 r1/4418Collins MensahGHA10.92 (5 h9)
5 h10 r1/4739Faraj Saad MarzoukQAT10.78 (5 h10)
5 h11 r1/4608Sim Deok-SeopKOR10.72 (5 h11)
6 h1 r1/4644Vicente DanielMOZ10.81 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/4184Barnabé MessomoCMR10.98 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/4699Abdullah Sulaiman Al-AkbaryOMA10.86 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/478Bill TrottBER10.76 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/4614Jean-Yves MallatLBN10.83 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/4986Oliver DanielsLBR10.76 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/4487Ronald RussellISV11.02 (6 h7)
6 h8 r1/4349Oumar FyeGAM10.87 (6 h8)
6 h9 r1/4762Ivan BenjaminSLE11.13 (6 h9)
6 h10 r1/4629Odiya SilweyaMAW11.22 (6 h10)
6 h11 r1/4532Guy HillIVB11.11 (6 h11)
7 h1 r1/4982Henry NgolweZAM10.94 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/4876Charles MbaziraUGA11.03 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/4245Inoke BainimoliFIJ11.15 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/486Kgosiemang KhumoyaranoBOT11.49 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/4615Markus BüchelLIE10.98 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/4705Muhammad ManshaPAK10.87 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/4760Denis RoseSEY11.04 (7 h7)
7 h8 r1/413Anthony HenryANT10.99 (7 h8)
7 h9 r1/41008Johnson KereSOL11.57 (7 h9)
7 h10 r1/4193Glen AbrahamsCRC11.31 (7 h10)
7 h11 r1/4218Aldo SalandraESA11.31 (7 h11)
8 h1 r1/482Paul RéneauBIZ10.96 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/4864Mohamed AbdullahUAE11.11 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/4650Daniel AndréMRI11.19 (8 h3)
8 h5 r1/4819Clifford MambaSWZ11.24 (8 h5)
8 h8 r1/457Saidur Rahman DawnBAN11.25 (8 h8)
DNS421Ernie ObengGHA– (DNS h11)
DNS183Emmanuel BitangaCMR– (DNS h4)

Round One (3 August 1984 — 10:05)

Top three in each heat and next seven fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

Wind-0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Carl LewisUSA10.32Q
23Tony SharpeCAN10.38Q
36Mike McFarlaneGBR10.47Q
47Hasely CrawfordTTO10.48q
52Peter Van MiltenburgAUS10.55q
61Vicente DanielMOZ10.81
78Henry NgolweZAM10.94
84Paul RéneauBIZ10.96

Heat Two

Wind1.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Allan WellsGBR10.32Q
27Purnomo Muhammad YudhiINA10.40Q
36José Javier ArquésESP10.42Q
41Marc GasparoniFRA10.47q
58Emilio SamayoaGUA10.84
62Barnabé MessomoCMR10.98
73Charles MbaziraUGA11.03
84Mohamed AbdullahUAE11.11

Heat Three

Wind1.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Desai WilliamsCAN10.35Q
25Chidi ImohNGR10.39Q
32Charles-Louis SeckSEN10.45Q
=46Christian NenepathINA10.66
=47Henri NdingaCGO10.66
64Abdullah Sulaiman Al-AkbaryOMA10.86
73Inoke BainimoliFIJ11.15
88Daniel AndréMRI11.19

Heat Four

Wind-0.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Sumet PromnaTHA10.52Q
28Paul NarracottAUS10.55Q
36Neville HodgeISV10.58Q
43Audrick LightbourneBAH10.64q
57Gus YoungJAM10.64
65Bill TrottBER10.76
72Kgosiemang KhumoyaranoBOT11.49
DNS4Emmanuel BitangaCMR

Heat Five

Wind1.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Sam GraddyUSA10.29Q
26Donovan ReidGBR10.41Q
35Jürgen EversFRG10.54Q
48Hiroki FuwaJPN10.56q
53Philip AttipoeGHA10.60q
67Jean-Yves MallatLBN10.83
74Markus BüchelLIE10.98
81Clifford MambaSWZ11.24

Heat Six

Wind1.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Ray StewartJAM10.24Q
26Antoine RichardFRA10.35Q
32Antonio UlloITA10.36Q
48Paulo Roberto CorreiaBRA10.45q
53Anthony JonesBAR10.69
67Oliver DanielsLBR10.76
75Muhammad ManshaPAK10.87

Heat Seven

Wind0.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Ben JohnsonCAN10.35Q
28Yu ZhuanghuiCHN10.53Q
33Bruno Marie-RoseFRA10.59Q
44Earl HaleyGUY10.74
55Julien ThodeAHO10.92
67Ronald RussellISV11.02
76Denis RoseSEY11.04

Heat Eight

Wind-0.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Ronald DesruellesBEL10.46Q
22Stefano TilliITA10.48Q
31Fred MartinAUS10.64Q
43Luís BarrosoPOR10.76
56Gustavo EnvelaGEQ10.79
65Oumar FyeGAM10.87
78Anthony HenryANT10.99
84Saidur Rahman DawnBAN11.25

Heat Nine

Wind-1.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Ron BrownUSA10.58Q
24Luis MoralesPUR10.60Q
33 NelsinhoBRA10.70Q
46Ralf LübkeFRG10.70
57Collins MensahGHA10.92
68Ivan BenjaminSLE11.13
72Johnson KereSOL11.57

Heat Ten

Wind-1.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Norman EdwardsJAM10.57Q
23Dudley ParkerBAH10.65Q
37Kouadio OtokpaCIV10.72Q
48Pier-Francesco PavoniITA10.72
55Faraj Saad MarzoukQAT10.78
64Odiya SilweyaMAW11.22
72Glen AbrahamsCRC11.31

Heat Eleven

Wind1.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Christian HaasFRG10.41Q
25Alfonso PittersPAN10.50Q
31Katsuhiko NakayaBRA10.55Q
44Bakary JarjueGAM10.68
52Sim Deok-SeopKOR10.72
67Guy HillIVB11.11
78Aldo SalandraESA11.31
DNS6Ernie ObengGHA

Quarter-Finals (3 August 1984 — 12:40)

Top three in each heat and next fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

Wind-0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Ben JohnsonCAN10.41Q
28Donovan ReidGBR10.47Q
35Christian HaasFRG10.51Q
42Hasely CrawfordTTO10.56
56Antonio UlloITA10.57
64Bruno Marie-RoseFRA10.60
73Paul NarracottAUS10.60
81Alfonso PittersPAN10.63

Heat Two

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Sam GraddyUSA10.15Q
24Tony SharpeCAN10.33Q
35Norman EdwardsJAM10.44Q
41 NelsinhoBRA10.53
57Charles-Louis SeckSEN10.54
66Yu ZhuanghuiCHN10.59
78Neville HodgeISV10.69
DNS3Ronald DesruellesBEL

Heat Three

Wind1.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Stefano TilliITA10.39Q
22Ron BrownUSA10.40Q
36Marc GasparoniFRA10.56Q
44Sumet PromnaTHA10.61
53Katsuhiko NakayaBRA10.69
65Hiroki FuwaJPN10.75
77Philip AttipoeGHA10.78
88Kouadio OtokpaCIV10.80

Heat Four

Wind0.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Ray StewartJAM10.30Q
25Allan WellsGBR10.33Q
38Purnomo Muhammad YudhiINA10.43Q
=41José Javier ArquésESP10.52
=43Peter Van MiltenburgAUS10.52
66Antoine RichardFRA10.53
74Paulo Roberto CorreiaBRA10.54
82Audrick LightbourneBAH10.59

Heat Five

Wind0.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
18Carl LewisUSA10.04Q
24Desai WilliamsCAN10.27Q
37Luis MoralesPUR10.35Q
43Mike McFarlaneGBR10.36q
52Chidi ImohNGR10.42
65Dudley ParkerBAH10.58
76Fred MartinAUS10.61
81Jürgen EversFRG10.69

Semi-Finals (4 August 1984 — 16:35)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

Wind0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Ray StewartJAM10.26Q
22Sam GraddyUSA10.27Q
34Donovan ReidGBR10.32Q
47Ron BrownUSA10.34Q
58Desai WilliamsCAN10.34
66Christian HaasFRG10.41
75Marc GasparoniFRA10.49
83Purnomo Muhammad YudhiINA10.51

Heat Two

Wind-1.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Carl LewisUSA10.14Q
27Ben JohnsonCAN10.42Q
31Mike McFarlaneGBR10.45Q
42Tony SharpeCAN10.52Q
53Luis MoralesPUR10.54
68Stefano TilliITA10.55
74Norman EdwardsJAM10.63
85Allan WellsGBR10.71

Final (4 August 1984 — 19:10)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Carl LewisUSA9.990.177
25Sam GraddyUSA10.190.156
34Ben JohnsonCAN10.220.149
41Ron BrownUSA10.260.145
52Mike McFarlaneGBR10.270.161
68Ray StewartJAM10.290.187
76Donovan ReidGBR10.330.147
83Tony SharpeCAN10.350.147