Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
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Athletics at the
1980 Summer Olympics
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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
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110 m hurdles men
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3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
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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

These are the official results of the Men's 800 metres event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. There were a total number of 41 participating athletes, with six qualifying heats, three semifinals and the final held on Saturday July 26, 1980.

Medallists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Steve Ovett
Great Britain (GBR)
 Sebastian Coe
Great Britain (GBR)
 Nikolay Kirov
Soviet Union (URS)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:42.33 United Kingdom Sebastian Coe Oslo (NOR) July 5, 1979
Olympic Record 1:43.50 Cuba Alberto Juantorena Montreal (CAN) July 25, 1976

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Steve Ovett (GBR) 1:45.4
Med 2.png  Sebastian Coe (GBR) 1:45.9
Med 3.png  Nikolay Kirov (URS) 1:46.0
4.  Agberto Guimarães (BRA) 1:46.2
5.  Andreas Busse (GDR) 1:46.9
6.  Detlef Wagenknecht (GDR) 1:47.0
7.  José Marajo (FRA) 1:47.3
8.  Dave Warren (GBR) 1:49.3

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on Friday 1980-07-25
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 1:46.6
2.  Andreas Busse (GDR) 1:46.9
3.  Agberto Guimarães (BRA) 1:46.9
4.  Owen Hamilton (JAM) 1:47.6
5.  Milovan Savić (YUG) 1:47.6
6.  Roger Milhau (FRA) 1:48.1
7.  Colomán Trabado (ESP) 1:48.1
8.  Mehdi Aidet (ALG) 1:48.2


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Sebastian Coe (GBR) 1:46.7
2.  Detlef Wagenknecht (GDR) 1:46.7
3.  Binko Kolev (BUL) 1:47.3
4.  William Wuycke (VEN) 1:47.4
5.  Anatoly Reshetnyak (URS) 1:48.2
6.  Philippe Dupont (FRA) 1:49.7
7.  Musa Luliga (TAN) 1:51.5
8.  Derradji Harrek (ALG) 1:51.9


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Nikolay Kirov (URS) 1:46.6
2.  David Warren (GBR) 1:47.2
3.  José Marajo (FRA) 1:47.3
4.  Olaf Beyer (GDR) 1:47.6
5.  Antonio Páez (ESP) 1:47.8
6.  Carlo Grippo (ITA) 1:48.7
7.  András Paróczai (HUN) 1:48.8
8.  Sriram Singh (IND) 1:49.0

Qualifying Heats[edit]

  • Held on Thursday 1980-07-24
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 1:49.4
2.  Antonio Páez (ESP) 1:49.5
3.  Philippe Dupont (FRA) 1:49.6
4.  Sri Ram Singh (IND) 1:49.8
5.  Abebe Zerihun (ETH) 1:50.3
6.  Langa Mudongo (BOT) 1:52.5
7.  Kenneth Hlasa (LES) 1:56.1


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Detlef Wagenknecht (GDR) 1:47.5
2.  Nikolay Kirov (URS) 1:47.5
3.  András Paróczai (HUN) 1:47.5
4.  Colomán Trabado (ESP) 1:47.9
5.  Musa Luliga (TAN) 1:49.6
6.  Jón Didriksson (ISL) 1:51.1
7.  George Branche (SLE) 1:54.6


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Andreas Busse (GDR) 1:47.4
2.  Anatoly Reshetnyak (URS) 1:47.9
3.  Agberto Guimarães (BRA) 1:48.2
4.  William Wuycke (VEN) 1:48.5
5.  Derradji Harek (ALG) 1:49.9
6.  Tisbite Rakotoarisoa (MAD) 1:50.5
7.  Khaled Hussain Mahmoud (KUW) 1:54.6


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Sebastian Coe (GBR) 1:48.5
2.  Roger Milhau (FRA) 1:48.5
3.  Binko Kolev (BUL) 1:48.7
4.  Carlo Grippo (ITA) 1:48.9
5.  Archfell Musango (ZAM) 1:51.6
6.  Mohamed Makhlouf (SYR) 1:52.3
7.  Jimmy Massallay (SLE) 2:04.4


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Olaf Beyer (GDR) 1:48.9
2.  Milovan Savić (YUG) 1:49.2
3.  Owen Hamilton (JAM) 1:49.3
4.  Salem El-Margini (LBA) 1:50.0
5.  Atre Bezabeh (ETH) 1:52.7
6.  Adam Assimi (BEN) 1:59.9


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  José Marajo (FRA) 1:49.6
2.  David Warren (GBR) 1:49.9
3.  Mehdi Aidet (ALG) 1:50.4
4.  Nigusse Bekele (ETH) 1:51.1
5.  Sekou Camara (GUI) 1:58.9
6.  Vongdeuane Phongsavanh (LAO) 2:05.5
7.  Sahr Kendor (SLE) 2:06.5

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