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Balance Beam, Women

Date30 July – 5 August 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationEdwin W. Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Participants65 from 16 countries

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 gold medal on beam was shared by Romanians Simona Păuca and Ecaterina Szabo. This was one of three apparatus gold medals won by Szabo, who missed out only on the uneven bars. Americans went 3-4, with Kathy Johnson winning the bronze medal and individual all-around champion Mary Lou Retton placing fourth. This was the only apparatus on which Retton did not win a medal in Los Angeles.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
=1Simona PăucaROU19.800Gold
=1Ecaterina SzaboROU19.800Gold
3Kathy JohnsonUSA19.650Bronze
4Mary Lou RettonUSA19.550
5Ma YanhongCHN19.450
6Romi KesslerSUI19.350
=7Chen YongyanCHN19.200
=7Anja WilhelmFRG19.200
=3 r1/1Wu JianiCHN
=6 r1/1Mihaela StănulețROU
8 r1/1Laura CutinaROU
9 r1/1Cristina Elena GrigorașROU
=10 r1/1Pam BileckUSA
=12 r1/1Lavinia AgacheROU
=12 r1/1Zhou PingCHN
15 r1/1Huang QunCHN
=17 r1/1Julianne McNamaraUSA
=17 r1/1Bonnie WittmeierCAN
19 r1/1Anita BotnenCAN
20 r1/1Laura MuñozESP
=21 r1/1Maiko MorioJPN
=21 r1/1Elke HeineFRG
=21 r1/1Ayami YukimoriJPN
=24 r1/1Tracee TalaveraUSA
=24 r1/1Michelle DusserreUSA
=26 r1/1Zhou QiuruiCHN
=26 r1/1Gigi ZosaCAN
28 r1/1Andrea ThomasCAN
=29 r1/1Astrid BeckersFRG
=29 r1/1Heike SchwarmFRG
=29 r1/1Ana MansoESP
32 r1/1Sae WatanabeJPN
=33 r1/1Kellie WilsonAUS
=33 r1/1Jessica TudosCAN
35 r1/1Angela GolzFRG
=36 r1/1Natalie DaviesGBR
=36 r1/1Brigitta LehmannFRG
38 r1/1Laura BortolasoITA
=39 r1/1Noriko MochizukiJPN
=39 r1/1Hayley PriceGBR
=39 r1/1Kathy WilliamsGBR
42 r1/1Virginia NavarroESP
=43 r1/1Marta ArtigasESP
=43 r1/1Chihiro OyagiJPN
=45 r1/1Natalie SeilerSUI
=45 r1/1Irene MartínezESP
47 r1/1Marisa JervellaSUI
=48 r1/1Sim Jae-YeongKOR
=48 r1/1Tokie KawaseJPN
=48 r1/1Susi LatanzioSUI
=48 r1/1Lena AdomatSWE
=48 r1/1Tatiana FigueirêdoBRA
=53 r1/1Nancy GoldsmithISR
=53 r1/1Amanda HarrisonGBR
55 r1/1Corinne RagazzacciFRA
=56 r1/1Monika BeerSUI
=56 r1/1Florence LaborderieFRA
=56 r1/1Kelly BrownCAN
=59 r1/1Kerry BattersbyAUS
=59 r1/1Sally LarnerGBR
61 r1/1Lisa YoungGBR
62 r1/1Lee Jeong-HuiKOR
63 r1/1Margot EstévezESP
64 r1/1Bettina ErnstSUI
65 r1/1Limor FridmanISR

Final (5 August 1984 — 17:30-19:30)

Top eight in individual competition advanced to apparatus final.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsQP(50%)FP
=1Simona PăucaROU19.8009.9009.90
=1Ecaterina SzaboROU19.8009.8509.95
3Kathy JohnsonUSA19.6509.8009.85
4Mary Lou RettonUSA19.5509.8009.75
5Ma YanhongCHN19.4509.7509.70
6Romi KesslerSUI19.3509.6009.75
=7Chen YongyanCHN19.2009.5509.65
=7Anja WilhelmFRG19.2009.6509.55

Qualifying (30 July 1984)

Top eight in individual competition advanced to apparatus final.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsCEPOEP
1Simona PăucaROU19.809.8010.00Q
2Ecaterina SzaboROU19.709.759.95Q
3Wu JianiCHN19.659.759.90Q
=4Kathy JohnsonUSA19.609.859.75Q
=4Mary Lou RettonUSA19.609.859.75Q
=6Ma YanhongCHN19.509.709.80Q
=6Mihaela StănulețROU19.509.709.80
8Laura CutinaROU19.459.659.80
9Cristina Elena GrigorașROU19.409.659.75
=10Pam BileckUSA19.309.709.60
=10Chen YongyanCHN19.309.559.75
=12Lavinia AgacheROU19.259.859.40
=12Zhou PingCHN19.259.609.65
14Romi KesslerSUI19.209.509.70q
15Huang QunCHN19.159.609.55
16Anja WilhelmFRG19.109.409.70q
=17Julianne McNamaraUSA19.059.859.20
=17Bonnie WittmeierCAN19.059.559.50
19Anita BotnenCAN18.959.409.55
20Laura MuñozESP18.909.209.70
=21Maiko MorioJPN18.859.359.50
=21Elke HeineFRG18.859.259.60
=21Ayami YukimoriJPN18.859.259.60
=24Tracee TalaveraUSA18.809.659.15
=24Michelle DusserreUSA18.809.409.40
=26Zhou QiuruiCHN18.759.609.15
=26Gigi ZosaCAN18.759.409.35
28Andrea ThomasCAN18.709.709.00
=29Astrid BeckersFRG18.659.209.45
=29Heike SchwarmFRG18.659.159.50
=29Ana MansoESP18.659.109.55
32Sae WatanabeJPN18.609.309.30
=33Kellie WilsonAUS18.559.409.15
=33Jessica TudosCAN18.559.059.50
35Angela GolzFRG18.509.309.20
=36Natalie DaviesGBR18.459.459.00
=36Brigitta LehmannFRG18.459.259.20
38Laura BortolasoITA18.408.959.45
=39Noriko MochizukiJPN18.309.408.90
=39Hayley PriceGBR18.308.959.35
=39Kathy WilliamsGBR18.308.909.40
42Virginia NavarroESP18.258.959.30
=43Marta ArtigasESP18.209.159.05
=43Chihiro OyagiJPN18.208.859.35
=45Natalie SeilerSUI18.159.009.15
=45Irene MartínezESP18.158.759.40
47Marisa JervellaSUI18.109.109.00
=48Sim Jae-YeongKOR18.059.208.85
=48Tokie KawaseJPN18.059.158.90
=48Susi LatanzioSUI18.059.158.90
=48Lena AdomatSWE18.059.009.05
=48Tatiana FigueirêdoBRA18.058.959.10
=53Nancy GoldsmithISR17.958.909.05
=53Amanda HarrisonGBR17.958.709.25
55Corinne RagazzacciFRA17.859.058.80
=56Monika BeerSUI17.809.258.55
=56Florence LaborderieFRA17.809.008.80
=56Kelly BrownCAN17.808.958.85
=59Kerry BattersbyAUS17.759.258.50
=59Sally LarnerGBR17.759.008.75
61Lisa YoungGBR17.609.108.50
62Lee Jeong-HuiKOR17.458.958.50
63Margot EstévezESP17.358.908.45
64Bettina ErnstSUI17.258.658.60
65Limor FridmanISR16.607.758.85