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High Jump, Women

Date9 – 10 August 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants29 from 18 countries

The Soviet boycott cost the field Tamara Bykova (URS), who had set two world records in 1983 and one in 1984, and had won the inaugural World Championships in 1983, and Bulgaria’s Lyudmila Andonova, who was the current world record holder with 2.07 (6-9½), set earlier in July 1984. Sara Simeoni was back to defend her title, but was not the dominant jumper she had been in 1980. Also back was the 1972 gold medalist, Ulrike Meyfarth of West Germany. Meyfarth had won that gold medal when only 16-years-old but the ensuing years had been difficult for her. She had finally returned to form, however, in 1982, when she won the European Championships over Bykova. In Los Angeles the competition came down to Meyfarth and Simeoni, both clearing 2.00 (6-6¾) metres on their first attempt. But Meyfarth succeeded at 2.02 (6-7½), while Simeoni could not. Meyfarth thus became both the youngest and second-oldest woman to win the Olympic high jump (at the time), and also became the first track & field athlete to regain an Olympic gold medal after 12 years.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifying RoundFinal RoundQualifyingFinal
1129Ulrike MeyfarthFRG1.90 (=1)2.02 (1)GoldOR
2235Sara SimeoniITA1.90 (=1)2.00 (2)SilverOR
3385Joni HuntleyUSA1.90 (7)1.97 (3)BronzeOR
4106Maryse Éwanjé-ÉpéeFRA1.90 (=1)1.94 (4)
539Debbie BrillCAN1.90 (=9)1.94 (5)
610Vanessa BrowneAUS1.90 (=11)1.94 (6)
780Zheng DazhenCHN1.90 (=13)1.91 (7)
8394Louise RitterUSA1.90 (=11)1.91 (8)
=978Yang WenqinCHN1.90 (=9)1.88 (=9)
=9155Diana ElliottGBR1.90 (8)1.88 (=9)
=1119Chris StantonAUS1.90 (=1)1.85 (=11)
=11132Heike RedetzkyFRG1.90 (=1)1.85 (=11)
=11123Brigitte HolzapfelFRG1.90 (15)1.85 (=11)
=11318Niculina VasileROU1.90 (=13)1.85 (=11)
=11396Pam SpencerUSA1.90 (6)1.85 (=11)
16 r1/2407Lidija LapajneYUG1.87 (16)
17 r1/2253Hisayo FukumitsuJPN1.87 (17)
18 r1/2258Megumi SatoJPN1.84 (18)
19 r1/2174Judy SimpsonGBR1.84 (19)
20 r1/2112Brigitte RougeronFRA1.84 (20)
21 r1/273Ge PingCHN1.84 (21)
=22 r1/231Chris SoeteweyBEL1.80 (=22)
=22 r1/2304Laura AgrontPUR1.80 (=22)
=24 r1/27Liliana ArigoniARG1.80 (=24)
=24 r1/2220Disa GísladóttirISL1.80 (=24)
26 r1/290Isabel MozúnESP1.75 (26)
=27 r1/257Brigitte ReidCAN1.70 (=27)
=27 r1/2319Constance SenghorSEN1.70 (=27)
29 r1/2346Liu Yen-ChiuTPE1.70 (29)
DNS205Marjon WijnsmaNED– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (9 August 1984 — 11:20)

Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 1.90 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses
=1Chris StantonAUS1.9000Q
=1Maryse Éwanjé-ÉpéeFRA1.9000Q
=1Ulrike MeyfarthFRG1.9000Q
=1Heike RedetzkyFRG1.9000Q
=1Sara SimeoniITA1.9000Q
6Pam SpencerUSA1.9001Q
7Joni HuntleyUSA1.9002Q
8Diana ElliottGBR1.9011Q
=9Debbie BrillCAN1.9012Q
=9Yang WenqinCHN1.9012Q
=11Vanessa BrowneAUS1.9013Q
=11Louise RitterUSA1.9013Q
=13Zheng DazhenCHN1.9022Q
=13Niculina VasileROU1.9022Q
15Brigitte HolzapfelFRG1.9023Q
16Lidija LapajneYUG1.8711
17Hisayo FukumitsuJPN1.8712
18Megumi SatoJPN1.8411
19Judy SimpsonGBR1.8422
20Brigitte RougeronFRA1.8423
21Ge PingCHN1.8425
=22Chris SoeteweyBEL1.8000
=22Laura AgrontPUR1.8000
=24Liliana ArigoniARG1.8011
=24Disa GísladóttirISL1.8011
26Isabel MozúnESP1.7500
=27Brigitte ReidCAN1.7000
=27Constance SenghorSEN1.7000
29Liu Yen-ChiuTPE1.7011
DNSMarjon WijnsmaNED

Qualifying Round, Group A (9 August 1984)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses1.70 m1.75 m1.80 m1.84 m1.87 m1.90 m
=1Chris StantonAUS1.9000--oooo
=1Maryse Éwanjé-ÉpéeFRA1.9000--oooo
=1Heike RedetzkyFRG1.9000oooooo
=4Debbie BrillCAN1.9012--oxooxo
=4Yang WenqinCHN1.9012--oxooxo
6Louise RitterUSA1.9013--ooxxoxo
7Niculina VasileROU1.9022-ooooxxo
8Brigitte HolzapfelFRG1.9023ooooxoxxo
9Lidija LapajneYUG1.8711-oooxoxxx
10Megumi SatoJPN1.8411oooxoxxx
11Judy SimpsonGBR1.8422-ooxxoxxx
12Brigitte RougeronFRA1.8423-xooxxoxxx
13Laura AgrontPUR1.8000oooxxx
14Disa GísladóttirISL1.8011-oxoxxx
15Liu Yen-ChiuTPE1.7011xoxxx

Qualifying Round, Group B (9 August 1984)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses1.70 m1.75 m1.80 m1.84 m1.87 m1.90 m
=1Ulrike MeyfarthFRG1.9000-ooooo
=1Sara SimeoniITA1.9000--oooo
3Pam SpencerUSA1.9001-oooxoo
4Joni HuntleyUSA1.9002-oxoxooo
5Diana ElliottGBR1.9011-ooooxo
6Vanessa BrowneAUS1.9013-ooxoxoxo
7Zheng DazhenCHN1.9022-ooooxxo
8Hisayo FukumitsuJPN1.8712oooxoxoxxx
9Ge PingCHN1.8425-xoxxoxxoxxx
10Chris SoeteweyBEL1.8000-ooxxx
11Liliana ArigoniARG1.8011-oxoxxx
12Isabel MozúnESP1.7500ooxxx
=13Brigitte ReidCAN1.7000oxxx
=13Constance SenghorSEN1.7000oxxx
DNSMarjon WijnsmaNED

Final Round (10 August 1984 — 16:00)

PosAthleteNOCHeightMissesTotal Misses1.75 m1.80 m1.85 m1.88 m1.91 m1.94 m1.97 m2.00 m2.02 m2.07 m
1Ulrike MeyfarthFRG2.0201-oooooxoooxxxOR
2Sara SimeoniITA2.0001-oo-ooxooxxxOR
3Joni HuntleyUSA1.9713-oxoooxoxoxxxOR
4Maryse Éwanjé-ÉpéeFRA1.9400-oooooxxx
5Debbie BrillCAN1.9402-oooxxooxxx
6Vanessa BrowneAUS1.9414ooxxoxooxoxxx
7Zheng DazhenCHN1.9100-ooooxxx
8Louise RitterUSA1.9102-oxoxooxxx
=9Yang WenqinCHN1.8800-oooxxx
=9Diana ElliottGBR1.8800-oooxxx
=11Chris StantonAUS1.8500-ooxxx
=11Brigitte HolzapfelFRG1.8500oooxxx
=11Heike RedetzkyFRG1.8500-ooxxx
=11Niculina VasileROU1.8500-oo-xxx
=11Pam SpencerUSA1.8500--o-xxx