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1984 Olympics - 470 Open

Published Date: 26/01/2010

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The Los Angeles/Long Beach combination seen in 1932 was repeated. So too was a boycott, with countries from the Soviet sphere of influence refusing to come to the USA. Nevertheless it was the biggest Olympic sailing event seen at the time with 62 nations competing.

For the first time since Melbourne, sailing was contiguous to the main Games.

Sailing gained a new seventh event, windsurfer, using the Winglider class. The USA was dominant, winning medals in every class, something not seen since 1912.

Spain’s Jose-Luis Doreste won the 470 gold yet many remember 1984 as the year when Briton Cathy Foster, crewed by Pete Newlands, won a race against an all-male fleet in an Open Olympic class, finishing seventh overall in a 28 boat competition.

Position Crew Nation
1 Luis DORESTE
Roberto MOLINA CARRASCO
ESP
ESP
2 Stephen Delancey BENJAMIN
Hans Christopher STEINFELD
USA
USA
3 Thierry PEPONNET
Luc PILLOT
FRA
FRA
4 Wolfgang HUNGER
Joachim HUNGER
FRG
FRG
5 Tommaso CHIEFFI
Enrico CHIEFFI
ITA
ITA
6 Peter VON KOSKULL
Johan VON KOSKULL
FIN
FIN
7 Catherine FOSTER
Peter NEWLANDS
GBR
GBR
8 Shimshon BRUKMAN
Eytan FRIDLANDER
ISR
ISR
9 John STAVENUITER
Guido ALKEMADE
NED
NED
10 Carlos A. IRIGOYEN
Gonzalo HEREDIA
ARG
ARG
11 Yutaka TAKAGI
Satoru YAMAMOTO
JPN
JPN
12 Charles FAVRE
Lucas DU BOIS
SUI
SUI
13 Marco Antonio PARADEDA
Rolf NEHN
BRA
BRA
14 Peter EVANS
Sean REEVES
NZL
NZL
15 Frank Joseph MCLAUGHLIN
Martin TENHOVE
CAN
CAN
16 Dan LOVEN
Magnus HOLMBERG
SWE
SWE
17 Farokh TARAPORE
Dhruv BHANDARI
IND
IND
18 Alberto GONZALEZ
Juan BARAHONA
CHI
CHI
19 Kui-aon LIM
Yal-aon LIM
TPE
TPE
20 Hermann MERGENTHALER
Alejandro TERRONES
MEX
MEX
21 Christopher TILLETT
Richard LUMB
AUS
AUS
22 Sadiq MUNIR
Zakaullah MUHAMMAD
PAK
PAK
23 Gunnlaugur JONASSON
Jon PETURSSON
ISL
ISL
24 Xian-Yuan XU
Kai-Ping ZHENG
CHN
CHN
25 Keith BARKER
Peter BARKER
IVB
IVB
26 Erik ZUCKER
Trace TERVO
ISV
ISV
27 Lalin JIRASINHA
Ranil DIAS
SRI
SRI
28 John Patrick BODDEN
Carson EBANKS
CAY
CAY

Source: ISAF

 

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