Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

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Athletics at the
1980 Summer Olympics
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The Women's Javelin Throw event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union had an entrylist of 22 competitors, with two qualifying groups (22 throwers) before the final (12) took place on Friday July 25, 1980. The top 12 and ties, and all those reaching 60.00 metres advanced to the final. All results were made with a rough surfaced javelin (old design).

Medalists[edit]

Gold  María Caridad Colón
Cuba (CUB)
Silver  Saida Gunba
Soviet Union (URS)
Bronze  Ute Hommola
East Germany (GDR)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
24.07.1980 – 12:25h
Final Round
25.07.1980 – 17:15h

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Ute Richter (GDR) 57.40 66.66 66.66 m
2 4  Éva Ráduly-Zörgő (ROU) 63.84 63.84 m
3 7  María Caridad Colón (CUB) 62.42 62.42 m
4 8  Ivanka Vancheva (BUL) 61.16 61.16 m
5 9  Antoaneta Todorova (BUL) 60.56 60.56 m
6 10  Bernadetta Blechacz (POL) 55.92 50.26 59.90 59.90 m
7 11  Tatyana Biryulina (URS) 57.72 52.44 59.86 59.86 m
8 13  Mária Janák (HUN) 54.22 X 57.80 57.80 m
9 15  Petra Rivers (AUS) 53.14 55.80 55.80 51.08 m
10 18  Fatima Whitbread (GBR) 47.22 49.74 49.74 47.44 m
 Sofia Sakorafa (GRE) X X X NM

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 2  Ruth Fuchs (GDR) 54.12 64.26 64.26 m
2 3  Saida Gunba (URS) 63.98 63.98 m
3 5  Ute Hommola (GDR) 63.52 63.52 m
4 6  Yadviga Putiniene (URS) 62.96 62.96 m
5 12  Fausta Quintavalla (ITA) 58.76 X 58.76 m
6 14  Tiina Lillak (FIN) 53.44 56.26 X 56.26 m
7 16  Pamela Matthews (AUS) 55.72 53.72 51.70 55.72 m
8 17  Agnès Tchuinté (CMR) 55.36 52.16 49.22 55.36 m
9 19  Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 48.76 X X 48.76 m
10 20  Patricia Guerrero (PER) 38.36 45.40 45.42 45.42 m
2  Tsvetana Ralinska (BUL) DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
1  María Caridad Colón (CUB) 68.40 X 64.58 62.70 66.02 63.06 68.40 m
2  Saida Gunba (URS) 66.08 67.76 X 63.78 X 65.06 67.76 m
3  Ute Hommola (GDR) 60.62 58.84 66.04 66.56 61.96 64.92 66.56 m
4  Ute Richter (GDR) 54.86 53.12 62.80 65.68 66.04 66.54 66.54 m
5  Ivanka Vancheva (BUL) 65.38 60.88 X 60.12 61.90 62.90 65.38 m
6  Tatyana Biryulina (URS) 56.28 65.08 58.42 60.36 X 62.48 65.08 m
7  Mariana Ana Ambrus  (ROU) X 64.08 54.80 59.44 57.02 54.30 64.08 m
8  Ruth Fuchs (GDR) 59.90 X 61.48 X 63.94 59.20 63.94 m
9  Bernadetta Blechacz (POL) 57.94 52.84 61.46 61.46 m
10  Antoaneta Todorova (BUL) 54.76 60.66 52.98 60.66 m
11  Yadviga Putiniene (URS) 59.94 X 52.72 59.94 m
12  Fausta Quintavalla (ITA) 49.60 57.50 57.52 57.52 m

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