Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Platform Diving Prelims & Highlights Of The Chinese Athletes

DOG ASIDE: In this video we get to see the last dive round of the preliminary platform diving competition in Los Angeles…..with AUS Valerie Beddoe leading off….followed by NOR Tina Sullivan (attending the University of Texas at Austin)….then comes USA Wendy Wyland….followed by Zhou Jihong of China. After Jihong’s dive is comes an ABC Ray…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – CHN Woman Diver Zhou Jihong

DOG ASIDE: Zhou Jihong (born 11 January 1965 in Wuhan, Hubei) is a Chinese diver….who at her first Olympic Games in 1984 at Los Angeles….she won the gold medal in the 10 meter platform event. She returned to compete at the Barcelona Olympics eight years later….while placing fourth in the same event.  Zhou is married…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Marathon Highlights & Medal Ceremony – USA Joan Benoit

DOG ASIDE: This video provides highlights of the 1st ever women’s marathon in Olympics competition at the Los Angeles Games…..showing the strategy that USA Joan Benoit used to defeat Greta Weiss….who had never lost a marathon that she finished. Also covered in this video is a nice piece on USA Olympic divers Pat and Kelly…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Welterwt – USA Mark Breland VS MEX Genaro Leon

DOG ASIDE: Mark Anthony Breland (born May 11, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former world champion boxer….who won five New York Golden Gloves Titles and a gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He is also an actor with a wide range of movie and television credits….having made his debut in The…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Broad Jump Final Qualifying Jumps

DOG ASIDE: This video covers the last qualifying jumps of JAM Dorothy Scott, AUS Linda Garden and USA Angela Thacker…..all of whom have a chance to jump over 21 ft 1 1/2 inch to qualify for the 8th sport in the finals…..and knock USA Carol Lewis off the bubble in the 8th position before these…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & FIeld – Mens Pole Vault – USA Doug Lytle

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s Pole Vault event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entry list of 19 competitors….with two qualifying groups (19 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Wednesday August 8, 1984.  This video covers USA Doug Lytle’s first attempt at 18 ft 1/2 in  vault in the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Javelin & BBC Special On Daley Thompson

DOG ASIDE: Great Britain’s now legendary decathlete Daley Thompson opened the 1980 Olympic season with a world decathlon record of 8,648 points at Götzis, Austria in May….following this with a comfortable gold medal win at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.  After a quiet 1981 season….he raised the world record to 8,730 points….then in September at the European…

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

DOG ASIDE: Thierry Vigneron (born March 9, 1960 in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine) is a retired French pole vaulter….who in the 1980’s was among the world’s leading pole vaulters. He broke the world record in the event four times….and was the last man to hold the world record (for less than 24 hours in August 1984) before…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault – Finals – USA Mike Tully

DOG ASIDE: Michael Scott “Mike” Tully (born October 21, 1956) is an American pole vaulter….who represented the United States twice in the Olympics….earning a silver in 1984 Los Angeles Games….as he held the American pole vault record from 1984 to 1985.  Tully won the first two World Cup competitions in 1977 and 1979 at the IAAF World…