Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Athletics at the
1980 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics was represented by 38 events. They were held in the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium at Luzhniki (south-western part of Moscow) between July 24 and August 1. There were a total number of 959 participating athletes from 70 countries.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Allan Wells
Great Britain (GBR)
10.25  Silvio Leonard
Cuba (CUB)
10.25  Petar Petrov
Bulgaria (BUL)
10.39
200 metres
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 Pietro Mennea
Italy (ITA)
20.19  Allan Wells
Great Britain (GBR)
20.21  Don Quarrie
Jamaica (JAM)
20.29
400 metres
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 Viktor Markin
Soviet Union (URS)
44.60  Rick Mitchell
Australia (AUS)
44.84  Frank Schaffer
East Germany (GDR)
44.87
800 metres
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 Steve Ovett
Great Britain (GBR)
1:45.40  Sebastian Coe
Great Britain (GBR)
1:45.85  Nikolay Kirov
Soviet Union (URS)
1:45.94
1500 metres
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 Sebastian Coe
Great Britain (GBR)
3:38.40  Jürgen Straub
East Germany (GDR)
3:38.80  Steve Ovett
Great Britain (GBR)
3:38.99
5000 metres
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 Miruts Yifter
Ethiopia (ETH)
13:20.91  Suleiman Nyambui
Tanzania (TAN)
13:21.60  Kaarlo Maaninka
Finland (FIN)
13:22.00
10,000 metres
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 Miruts Yifter
Ethiopia (ETH)
27:42.69  Kaarlo Maaninka
Finland (FIN)
27:44.28  Mohamed Kedir
Ethiopia (ETH)
27:44.64
110 metres hurdles
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 Thomas Munkelt
East Germany (GDR)
13.39  Alejandro Casañas
Cuba (CUB)
13.40  Aleksandr Puchkov
Soviet Union (URS)
13.44
400 metres hurdles
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 Volker Beck
East Germany (GDR)
48.70  Vasyl Arkhypenko
Soviet Union (URS)
48.86  Gary Oakes
Great Britain (GBR)
49.11
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Bronisław Malinowski
Poland (POL)
8:09.70  Filbert Bayi
Tanzania (TAN)
8:12.48  Eshetu Tura
Ethiopia (ETH)
8:13.57
4×100 metres relay
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 Soviet Union (URS)
Vladimir Muravyov
Nikolay Sidorov
Andrey Prokofyev
Aleksandr Aksinin
38.26  Poland (POL)
Zenon Licznerski
Leszek Dunecki
Marian Woronin
Krzysztof Zwoliński
38.33  France (FRA)
Patrick Barre
Pascal Barre
Hermann Panzo
Antoine Richard
38.53
4×400 metres relay
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 Soviet Union (URS)
Viktor Markin
Remigijus Valiulis
Mikhail Linge
Nikolay Chernetskiy
3:01.08  East Germany (GDR)
Klaus Thiele
Andreas Knebel
Frank Schaffer
Volker Beck
3:01.26  Italy (ITA)
Roberto Tozzi
Mauro Zuliani
Stefano Malinverni
Pietro Mennea
3:04.54
Marathon
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 Waldemar Cierpinski
East Germany (GDR)
2:11:03  Gerard Nijboer
Netherlands (NED)
2:11:20  Setymkul Dzhumanazarov
Soviet Union (URS)
2:11:35
20 kilometres walk
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 Maurizio Damilano
Italy (ITA)
1:23:35.5  Piotr Pochinchuk
Soviet Union (URS)
1:25:45.4  Roland Wieser
East Germany (GDR)
1:25:58.2
50 kilometres walk
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 Hartwig Gauder
East Germany (GDR)
3:49.24  Jorge Llopart
Spain (ESP)
3:51.25  Evgeni Ivchenko
Soviet Union (URS)
3:56.32
Long jump
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 Lutz Dombrowski
East Germany (GDR)
8.54 m  Frank Paschek
East Germany (GDR)
8.21 m  Valeriy Podluzhniy
Soviet Union (URS)
8.18 m
Triple jump
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 Jaak Uudmäe
Soviet Union (URS)
17.35 m  Viktor Saneev
Soviet Union (URS)
17.24 m  João Carlos de Oliveira
Brazil (BRA)
17.22 m
High jump
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 Gerd Wessig
East Germany (GDR)
2.36 m WR  Jacek Wszoła
Poland (POL)
2.31 m  Jörg Freimuth
East Germany (GDR)
2.31 m
Pole vault
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 Władysław Kozakiewicz
Poland (POL)
5.78 m WR  Konstantin Volkov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Tadeusz Ślusarski
Poland (POL)
5.65 m none --
Shot put
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 Vladimir Kiselyov
Soviet Union (URS)
21.35 m  Aleksandr Baryshnikov
Soviet Union (URS)
21.08 m  Udo Beyer
East Germany (GDR)
21.06 m
Discus throw
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 Viktor Rashchupkin
Soviet Union (URS)
66.64 m  Imrich Bugár
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
66.38 m  Luis Delís
Cuba (CUB)
66.32 m
Javelin throw
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 Dainis Kūla
Soviet Union (URS)
91.20 m  Aleksandr Makarov
Soviet Union (URS)
89.64 m  Wolfgang Hanisch
East Germany (GDR)
86.72 m
Hammer throw
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 Yuriy Sedykh
Soviet Union (URS)
81.80 m WR  Sergey Litvinov
Soviet Union (URS)
80.64 m  Jüri Tamm
Soviet Union (URS)
78.96 m
Decathlon
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 Daley Thompson
Great Britain (GBR)
8495  Yuriy Kutsenko
Soviet Union (URS)
8331  Sergey Zhelanov
Soviet Union (URS)
8135

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Lyudmila Kondratyeva
Soviet Union (URS)
11.06  Marlies Göhr
East Germany (GDR)
11.07  Ingrid Auerswald
East Germany (GDR)
11.14
200 metres
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 Bärbel Wöckel
East Germany (GDR)
22.03 OR  Natalya Bochina
Soviet Union (URS)
22.19  Merlene Ottey
Jamaica (JAM)
22.20
400 metres
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 Marita Koch
East Germany (GDR)
48.88 OR  Jarmila Kratochvílová
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
49.46  Christina Lathan
East Germany (GDR)
49.66
800 metres
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 Nadezhda Olizarenko
Soviet Union (URS)
1:53.43 WR  Olga Mineeva
Soviet Union (URS)
1:54.81  Tatyana Providokhina
Soviet Union (URS)
1:55.46
1500 metres
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 Tatyana Kazankina
Soviet Union (URS)
3:56.56 OR  Christiane Wartenberg
East Germany (GDR)
3:57.71  Nadezhda Olizarenko
Soviet Union (URS)
3:59.52
100 metres hurdles
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 Vera Komisova
Soviet Union (URS)
12.56 OR  Johanna Schaller-Klier
East Germany (GDR)
12.63  Lucyna Langer
Poland (POL)
12.65
4×100 metres relay
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 East Germany (GDR)
Romy Müller
Bärbel Wöckel
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
41.60 WR  Soviet Union (URS)
Vera Komisova
Lyudmila Maslakova
Vera Anisimova
Natalya Bochina
42.10  Great Britain (GBR)
Heather Hunte
Kathy Smallwood
Beverley Goddard
Sonia Lannaman
42.43
4×400 metres relay
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 Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Prorochenko
Tatyana Goyshchik
Nina Ziuskova
Irina Nazarova
3:20.12  East Germany (GDR)
Barbara Krug
Gabriele Löwe
Christina Lathan
Marita Koch
3:20.35  Great Britain (GBR)
Linsey MacDonald
Michelle Probert
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
Donna Hartley
3:27.74
Long jump
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 Tatyana Kolpakova
Soviet Union (URS)
7.06 m  Brigitte Wujak
East Germany (GDR)
7.04 m  Tatyana Skachko
Soviet Union (URS)
7.01 m
High jump
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 Sara Simeoni
Italy (ITA)
1.97 m  Urszula Kielan
Poland (POL)
1.94 m  Jutta Kirst
East Germany (GDR)
1.94 m
Shot put
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 Ilona Schoknecht-Slupianek
East Germany (GDR)
22.41 m OR  Svetlana Krachevskaia
Soviet Union (URS)
21.42 m  Margitta Droese-Pufe
East Germany (GDR)
21.20 m
Discus throw
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 Evelin Jahl
East Germany (GDR)
69.96 m  Mariya Petkova
Bulgaria (BUL)
67.90 m  Tatyana Lesovaya
Soviet Union (URS)
67.40 m
Javelin throw
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 María Caridad Colón
Cuba (CUB)
68.40 m  Saida Gunba
Soviet Union (URS)
67.76 m  Ute Hommola
East Germany (GDR)
66.56 m
Pentathlon
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 Nadezhda Tkachenko
Soviet Union (URS)
5083 WR  Olga Rukavishnikova
Soviet Union (URS)
4937  Olga Kuragina
Soviet Union (URS)
4875

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 15 14 12 41
2  East Germany (GDR) 11 8 10 29
3  Great Britain (GBR) 4 2 4 10
4  Italy (ITA) 3 0 1 4
5  Poland (POL) 2 4 1 7
6  Ethiopia (ETH) 2 0 2 4
7  Cuba (CUB) 1 2 1 4
8  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 2 0 2
 Tanzania (TAN) 0 2 0 2
10  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 1 1 2
 Finland (FIN) 0 1 1 2
12  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 1 0 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 0 1
15  Jamaica (JAM) 0 0 2 2
16  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1

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