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Kayak Fours, 500 metres, Women

Date11 August 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationLake Casitas, Los Padres National Forest, California
Participants28 from 7 countries

The women’s K-4 500 made its début at the Olympics in 1984 and was significantly affected by the Soviet-led boycott, as a boycotting nation had been either World Champion or runner-up at every tournament since 1973. Romania and Sweden, bronze in 1981 and 1983 respectively, were the only nations to have won a recent World Championship medal in the event, the latter of whom included Anna Olsson and Agneta Andersson in their lineup. These two became Olympic champions in the K-2 500 the day prior to the final, while Andersson also won the K-1 500. Canada’s lineup, meanwhile, included K-2 500 runners-up Alexandra Barré and Sue Holloway, while West Germany had the bronze medalists Barbara Schüttpelz and Josefa Idem. With only seven crews taking part, only a final was held and it developed into a three-way battle to the finish between Romania, Sweden, and Canada, who finished in that order and with just over one second separating them. West Germany, meanwhile, finished fifth, thus ending the first of Idem’s eight appearances at the Olympics, a record number for a woman in any sport.

PosNrBoatNOCFinal
129/30/31/32RomaniaROU1:38.34 (1)GoldOB
Agafia ConstantinNastasia Nichitov-IonescuTecla Marinescu-BorcăneaMaria Ştefan
233/35/34/37SwedenSWE1:38.87 (2)Silver
Agneta AnderssonAnna OlssonEva KarlssonSusanne Wiberg
34/5/6/7CanadaCAN1:39.40 (3)Bronze
Alexandra BarréLucie GuaySue HollowayBarb Olmsted
438/39/40/41United StatesUSA1:40.49 (4)
Sheila ConoverShirley DeryLeslie KleinAnn Turner
512/13/14/15West GermanyFRG1:42.68 (5)
Josefa IdemRegina SchmidtBarbara SchüttpelzJudith Skolnik
624/25/26/27NorwayNOR1:42.97 (6)
Wenche LægraidKari OfstadIngeborg RasmussenAnne Wahl
716/17/18/19Great BritainGBR1:46.30 (7)
Janine LawlerLucy PerrettLesley SmitherDeborah Watson

Final Round (11 August 1984 — 9:00)

Final only.

PosLaneBoatNOCTime250 m
1RomaniaROU1:38.3447.57 (1)
50.77 (4)
OB
Agafia ConstantinNastasia Nichitov-IonescuTecla Marinescu-BorcăneaMaria Ştefan
2SwedenSWE1:38.8747.77 (2)
51.10 (5)
Agneta AnderssonAnna OlssonEva KarlssonSusanne Wiberg
3CanadaCAN1:39.4049.71 (3)
49.69 (1)
Alexandra BarréLucie GuaySue HollowayBarb Olmsted
4United StatesUSA1:40.4950.11 (5)
50.38 (2)
Sheila ConoverShirley DeryLeslie KleinAnn Turner
5West GermanyFRG1:42.6849.89 (4)
52.79 (6)
Josefa IdemRegina SchmidtBarbara SchüttpelzJudith Skolnik
6NorwayNOR1:42.9752.30 (6)
50.67 (3)
Wenche LægraidKari OfstadIngeborg RasmussenAnne Wahl
7Great BritainGBR1:46.30– (7)
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Janine LawlerLucy PerrettLesley SmitherDeborah Watson