Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Finals – 9th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: As ABC’s Jack Whitaker and Cynthia Potter so aptly put it….the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s platform diving competition….provided the viewer with some of the greatest dives and divers in the world….including USA Greg Louganis, USA Bruce Kimball, CHN Li Kongzheng and CHN Tong Hui, FGR Albin Killat, FGR Dieter Dorr, GBR Christopher…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – USA Joe Gonzales VS YUG Saban Trstena

DOG ASIDE: Saban Trstena is a former freestyle wrestler….who won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles….and also won the silver medal at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Trstena is currently the youngest to win any wrestling gold at the Olympics….being 19 years of age at the Los Angeles Olympics.  In the 1984 European Championships….Trstena…

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 – Mens Pole Vault – ITA Barella & ESP Ruiz

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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…