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1984 - Mary Decker

Track and Field, 3000 Meters, Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games


Mary Decker (USA) after the controversial race where she and Zola Budd bumped into each other twice; the second time Budd's leg tripped Decker.
1984 - Mary Decker

1984 - Mary Decker

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Decker left the track in tears, and was unable to finish the race. Budd finished seventh with the mostly-American crowd booing her. Officials ruled it an accident, not an obstruction, and when Budd tried to apologize, Decker responded, "Don't bother." Great Britain's Richard Slaney is shown here helping Decker; they were later married.

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