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Los Angeles 1984

Birchfield Harriers at the Olympics

1984 – XXIII Olympic Games,Los Angeles, United States


Athlete: Philip Brown
Event: 4 x 400m Relay

10th August 1984 – Qualifying Heat 2: 1st – 3:06.10 (Kriss Akabusi, Garry Cook, Todd Bennett, Phil Brown)
10th August 1984 – Semifinal Heat 1 – 2nd – 3:02.98 (Kriss Akabusi, Garry Cook, Todd Bennett, Phil Brown)
11th August 1984 – FINAL: 2nd – 2:59.13 (Kriss Akabusi, Garry Cook, Todd Bennett, Phil Brown)
Phil, who was the first in a very long line of 400 metres runners to be coached by Tony Hadley, famously ran the anchor leg advancing Great Britain from fourth to the silver medal position in the final.

  SILVER MEDAL

Video: 1984 Olympic mens 4x400m relay Final


Athlete: Judy Simpson
Event: Heptathlon

3rd and 4th August 1984:
Event 1 – 100m Hurdles: 13.07s
Event 2 – High Jump: 1.86m
Event 3 – Shot Put: 13.86m
Event 4 – 200 metres: 24.95s
Event 5 – Long Jump: 6.33m
Event 6 – Javelin Throw: 33.84m
Event 7 – 800 metres: 2:13.01
FINAL STANDING: 5th – 6280 points

Judy was beaten to fourth by just 1 point.


Athlete: Eric McCalla
Event: Triple Jump

3rd August 1984 – Qualifying round Group A: 2nd – 17.01m
4th August 1984 – FINAL: 8th – 16.66m
Eric’s performance in the qualifying round would have won the Bronze medal by 14cm.


Athlete: Robert Weir
Event: Hammer Throw

5th August 1984 – Qualifying round Group B: 5th – 73.04m
6th August 1984 – FINAL: 8th – 72.62m


Athlete: Robert Weir
Event: Discus Throw

8th August 1984 – Qualifying round Group A: 4th – 60.92m
10th August 1984 – FINAL: 10th – 61.36m
Robert qualified for the finals of both Hammer and Discus before being head hunted to play American Football in North America for the next decade.

Video: Robert Weir – 1984 Olympic Discus