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1984 Olympic Games

1984 Olympic podium
Katarina Witt-Gold (GDR)
Rosalynn Sumners-Silver (USA)
Kira Ivanova-Bronze (URS)

Katerina upsets American skater

Reigning world champion, Rosalynn Sumners was the overwhelming favorite for the gold medal but Katerina Witt upset the American skater with a strong long program.  Rosalynn performed a beautifully artistic program earning a 6.0 from the Italian judge.  However, her technical marks were lower. She experienced difficulty with a triple toe loop that she doubled and she also singled a double axel.  Despite Sumner's mistakes, it was a close decision as only one tenth of a point separated the two skaters.

Sarajevo short program
three clean triples
presentation scores 58's-5.9s

Final Standings

1 Katarina Witt (GDR) 2 Rosalynn Sumners (USA) 3 Kira Ivanova (URS)
4 Tiffany Chin (USA) 5 Anna Kondrashova (URS) 6 Elaine Zayak (USA)
7 Manuela Ruben (FRG) 8 Yelena Vodorezova (URS) 9 Claudia Leistner (FRG)
10 Sanda Dubravcic (YUG) 11 Sandra Cariboni (SWI) 12 Kay Thomson (CAN)
13 Elizabeth Manley (CAN) 14 Myriam Oberwiler (SWI) 15 Karin Telser (ITA)
16 Katrien Pauwels (BEL) 17 Susan Jackson (GBR) 18 Agnes Gosselin (FRA)
19 Masako Kato, JPN 20 Catarina Lindgren, SWE 21 Vicki Holland, AUS
22 Zhenghua Bao, CHN 23 Hai-Sung Kim, ROK