August 3, 1984 in Sport

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • 17 year old Australian swimmer Jon Sieben stages a withering finish to upset hot favourite Michael Gross of West Germany in 200m butterfly at Los Angeles Olympics, world record (1:57.04)
  • Mary Lou Retton scores 10 for final vault to win the individual all-round competition in Los Angeles and become first American woman to win an Olympic gymnastics medal
  • Mexicans Ernesto Canto and Raúl González take the gold and silver medals in the 20k walk at the Los Angeles Olympics

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestRyan Lochte

Ryan Lochte, American swimmer (12-time Olympic medalist), born in Rochester, New York

Swimmer Ryan Lochte
Swimmer
Ryan Lochte
  • Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer (Bengaluru FC), born in Secunderabad, India
  • Yasin Avci, Danish footballer, born in Tire, Turkey