Carl Lewis is carried by his teammates after winning the 4x100 meter relay at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California. Lewis won the gold and set a world record.
English athlete Steve Ovett drops out of the 1500 metres final at the Los Angeles Olympic Games, 1984. Jose Manuel Abascal of Spain (219) leads the field with Britain's Sebastian Coe (359) and Steve Cram just behind. (Photo by Getty Images)
JOAN BENOIT OF THE USA WNNIER OF
1984: Joan Benoit of the USA carries an American flag as she takes a victory lap around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum following her gold medal performance in the first ever women's Olympic marathon race at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in LosAngeles, California. The emancipation of women has been slow - many would say too slow, but in the past decade the number of women has increased sharply. One significant milestone in this adjustment came in the 1984 Games in Los Angeles when Benoit became the first Olympic champion in the event. Mandatory Credit: Tony Duffy/Allsport
NAWAL EL MOUTAWAKEL OF MOROCCO
1984: Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco clears a hurdle in the women's 400m hurdle final en route to capturing the gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California USA. Nawal became the first winner of an event being run for thefirst time at the Olympics, but most importantly became the first female medalist from an Arabic country to win a gold medal. Mandatory Credit: Tony Duffy/Allsport
1984 Olympic Trials
1984: Florence Griffith Joyner focuses as she prepares for competition during the 1984 Olympic trials. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Florence Griffith Joyner