Australia at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

Olympic Flag
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow
Competitors 120 (92 men and 28 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Denise Boyd (opening)
Max Metzker (opening)
John Sumegi (closing)
Medals
Rank: 15
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
5
Total
9
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. Although Australia did not officially participate in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, athletes were encouraged to boycott by the government, and Australia competed under the Olympic Flag. 120 competitors, 92 men and 28 women, took part in 92 events in 17 sports.[1]

Flag bearers Denise Boyd (athletics) and Max Metzker (swimming), Australia’s first joint-flag carriers, carried the Olympic flag in the opening ceremony instead of the national flag. Countries marched in order of the Russian alphabet, and Australia was therefore second in the parade of nations, following Greece, which has traditionally led the march since 1928.

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the third Olympic archery competition that Australia contested, the nation sent two women and one man. Carole Toy, a veteran of the 1972 Games, repeated her 15th place performance despite shooting 20 points lower.
Women's Individual Competition:


Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Bill Scott
    • Heat — 28:58.8
    • Final — 28:15.1 (→ 9th place)

Men's Long Jump

  • Gary Honey
    • Qualification — 7.44 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Triple Jump

  • Ian Campbell
    • Qualification — 17.02 m
    • Final — 16.72 m (→ 5th place)
  • Ken Lorraway
    • Qualification — 16.80 m
    • Final — 16.44 m (→ 8th place)

Men's Marathon

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Peter Farmer
    • Qualifying Round — 69.16m (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

  • David Smith
    • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Men's Decathlon


Women's 100 metres

  • Denise Boyd
    • Heat — 11.56
    • Quarterfinals — 11.35
    • Semifinals — 11.44 (→ did not advance)
  • Debbie Wells
    • Heat — 11.72
    • Quarterfinals — 11.66 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100 m Hurdles

Women's Discus Throw

  • Gael Mulhall
    • Qualification — 54.90 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Shot Put

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Petra Rivers
    • Qualification — 51.08 m (→ did not advance)

Women's High Jump

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group C):
    • Lost to Cuba (76-83)
    • Defeated Italy (84-77)
    • Defeated Sweden (64-55)
  • Classification Round (Group B):
    • Defeated Czechoslovakia (91-86)
    • Lost to Poland (74-101)
    • Defeated Senegal (95-64)
    • Defeated India (93-75) → 8th place

Boxing[edit]

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Diving[edit]

Men's Springboard

  • Stephen Foley
    • Preliminary Round — 521.82 points (→ 11th place, did not advance)

Men's Platform

  • Stephen Foley
    • Preliminary Round — 427.44 points (→ 16th place, did not advance)

Fencing[edit]

Three fencers, one man and two women, represented Australia in 1980.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

One male pentathlete represented Australia in 1980.

Men's individual competition:

Rowing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Neil Brooks
    • Qualifying Heat — 51,11 (2nd)
    • Semi-Finals — 52,70 (→ did not advance)
  • Graeme Brewer
    • Qualifying Heat — 52,59 (4th)
    • Semi-Finals — 51,91 (3rd)
    • Final — 52,22 (→ 8th place)
  • Mark Tonelli
    • Qualifying Heat — 52,04 (3rd)
    • Semi-Finals — 52,17 (5th, did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Graeme Brewer
    • Qualifying Heat — 1.51,92 (2nd)
    • Final — 1.51,60 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Ron McKeon
    • Qualifying Heat — 1.52,66
    • Final — 1.52,60 (→ 5th place)

Men's 400m Freestyle

  • Graeme Brewer
    • Qualifying Heat — 3.57,19 (→ did not advance)
  • Max Metzker
    • Qualifying Heat — 3.54,79 (2nd)
    • Final — 3.56,87 (→ 7th place)
  • Ron McKeon
    • Qualifying Heat — 3.56,77 (2nd)
    • Final — 3.57,00 (→ 8th place)

Men's 1.500m Freestyle

  • Max Metzker
    • Qualifying Heat — 15.21,63 (3rd)
    • Final — 15.14,49 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Men's 200m Butterfly

  • Paul Moorfoot
    • Qualifying Heat — 2.05,69 (5th, did not advance)

Men's 100m Breaststroke

  • Peter Evans
    • Qualifying Heat — 1.04,55 (2nd)
    • Final — 1.03,96 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Lindsay Spencer
    • Qualifying Heat — 1.04,78 (3rd)
    • Final — 1.05,04 (→ 6th place)

Men's 200m Breaststroke

  • Lindsay Spencer
    • Qualifying Heat — 2.21,08 (2nd)
    • Final — 2.19,68 (→ 5th place)
  • Peter Evans
    • Qualifying Heat — 2.26,62 (4th, did not advance)

Men's 100m Backstroke

  • Mark Tonelli
    • Qualifying Heat — 58,66 (1st)
    • Semi Final — 57,89 (2nd)
    • Final — 57,98 (→ 7th place)
  • Mark Kerry
    • Qualifying Heat — 58,08 (3rd)
    • Semi Final — 58,07 (3rd, did not advance)
  • Glenn Patching
    • Qualifying Heat — 58,30 (1st)
    • Semi Final — 1.00,31 (8th, did not advance)

Men's 200m Backstroke

  • Mark Kerry
    • Qualifying Heat — 3.03,60 (1st)
    • Final — 2.03,14 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Mark Tonelli
    • Qualifying Heat — 2.07,04 (3rd, did not advance)
  • Paul Moorfoot
    • Qualifying Heat — 2.04,87 (1st)
    • Final — 2.06,15 (→ 8th place)

Men's 400m Individual Medley

  • Paul Moorfoot
    • Qualifying Heat — 4.34,28 (5th, did not advance)

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x100m Medley Relay


Women's 100m Freestyle

Women's 200m Freestyle

  • Karen Ramsay
    • Qualifying Heat — 2.06,06 (3rd, did not advance)

Women's 400m Freestyle

  • Michelle Ford
    • Qualifying Heat — 4.13,90 (1st)
    • Final — 4.11,65 (→ 4th place)
  • Rosemary Fydler
    • Qualifying Heat — 4.21,36 (6th, did not advance)

Women's 800m Freestyle

  • Michelle Ford
    • Qualifying Heat — 8.42,36 (2nd)
    • Final — 8.28,90 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)
  • Rosemary Fydler
    • Qualifying Heat — 8.49,47 (4th, did not advance)

Women's 100m Butterfly

  • Lisa Curry
    • Qualifying Heat — 1.02,92 (3rd)
    • Final — 1.02,40 (→ 5th place)

Women's 200m Butterfly

  • Michelle Ford
    • Qualifying Heat — 2.12,72 (1st)
    • Final — 2.11,66 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Karen Ramsay
    • Qualifying Heat — 2.17,82 (4th, did not advance)

Women's 200m Breaststroke

  • Lisa Curry
    • Qualifying Heat — 2.39,42 (→ 5th place, did not advance)

Women's 200m Butterfly

Women's 100m Backstroke

Women's 200m Backstroke

  • Lisa Forrest
    • Qualifying Heat — 2.15,40 (1st)
    • Final — 2.16,75 (→ 7th place)
  • Georgina Parkes
    • Qualifying Heat — 2.17,78 (3rd, did not advance)

Women's 400m Individual Medley

  • Lisa Curry
    • Qualifying Heat — 5.01,58 (→ 5th place, did not advance)

Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4x100m Medley Relay

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
    • Defeated Bulgaria (9-5)
    • Lost to Cuba (4-6)
    • Lost to Yugoslavia (2-9)
  • Final Round (Group B)
    • Defeated Bulgaria (8-5)
    • Drew with Romania (4-4)
    • Defeated Greece (4-2)
    • Defeated Sweden (9-4)
    • Defeated Italy (5-4) → 7th place

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Norman May's call of the Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay, in which he excitedly exclaimed "Four, Three, Two, One. Gold, Gold to Australia, Gold",[2] has become one of the most famous calls in the history of Australian sport.

See also[edit]

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