Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – USA Bruce Baumgartner VS ROM Vasile Andrei

DOG ASIDE: Bruce Robert Baumgartner is a retired American amateur wrestler and current athletic director at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania near Erie, Pennsylvania….who won the gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the 100+ kg freestyle wrestling championship.  Baumgartner ranked as one of the top super-heavyweight freestyle wrestlers for more than a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – 48 kg Freestyle – USA Bobby Weaver VS FGR Reiner Heugabel

DOG ASIDE: Robert “Bobby” Brooks Weaver, Sr. was a freestyle wrestler who won a gold medal at 48 kg (105.5 pounds) at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….while also winning a silver medal at the 1979 world championships….and was a member of the 1980 Olympic team that boycotted the Moscow Olympics. Weaver began competing in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Team Handball – USA VS FGR

DOG ASIDE: In these video highlights of the women’s handball Group B competition of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..the team from the USA takes on the eventual Group B winner and ultimate silver medal winning team from the Federal German Republic (West Germany) in Group competition.  Handball is an old sport that has been played…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Weightlifting – Super Heavywts – AUS Dean Lukin & USA Mario Martinez

DOG ASIDE: Mario Alvarez Martinez was an Olympic weightlifter for the United States….having been coached by Jim Schmitz.  Martinez was born and raised on a ranch in Salinas, California….where at a young age would strength train under a tree with a non-revolving exercise bar and weights. He would tie some of these weights on the bar…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault USA Earl Bell & FRA Thierry Vigneron

DOG ASIDE: Earl H. Bell is a former world record-holding pole vaulter from the United States….winner of the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics….and current coach to a number of the nation’s top men and women vaulters. At his last Olympic appearance, Bell finished fourth at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Pole Vault – USA Mike Tulley

DOG COMMENTARY: The pole vault competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was a battle between two Americans….Earl Bell & Mike Tulley…..and two Frenchman….Thierry Vigneron & Pierre Quinon….as each were world record holders….and breakers for that matter….within the 12 months leading up to The Games.  Tulley is facing his third and final attempt at 18…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault – ITA Barella & ESP Ruiz

DOG ASIDE:

As the men’s pole vault competition moved into the finals round…..there were 14 vaulters who made the medal round…..with 7 of the 14 competitors exiting the competition at the height of 17 ft. 8 1/’2 in…..and as depicted in this video clip…..the Italian Mauro Barella and the Spaniard Alberto Ruiz.

 

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Highlights – Carl Lewis Broad Jump & Joaquim Cruz 800m & Valerie Brico-Hooks 400m

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jim McKay provides the viewer with video highlights of USA Carl Lewis winning the broad jump competition…..followed by USA Valerie Brisco-Hooks victory celebration after winning the women’s 400 m…..and USA Roger Kingdom’s gold medal 110 m hurdles gold medal race…..followed by a live satellite feed of Brazil’s Joaquim Cruz during the live…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 200m – 2nd Heat – JAM Grace Jackson & USA Randy Givens

DOG ASIDE: Grace Jackson is a retired Jamaican athlete….who competed mainly in the 100 meters and 200 meters….reaching the 100 m and 200 m finals in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and 1988 Seoul Olympic Games….and the 200 m final in Barcelona in 1992.  Her breakthrough performance was at the 1988 Seoul Olympics….where she won a silver medal in…