Great Britain at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Great Britain at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Olympic Movement
IOC code  GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
Website www.olympics.org.uk
At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow
Competitors 219 (149 men and 70 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Richard Palmer (official)
Medals
Rank: 9
Gold
5
Silver
7
Bronze
9
Total
21
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United Kingdom competed as Great Britain at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 219 competitors, 149 men and 70 women, took part in 145 events in 14 sports.[1]

The UK government allowed its athletes to choose whether to compete, and only a few athletes chose to stay away. There was a token boycott of the opening ceremony, the Olympic flag was raised for UK medal winners and the Olympic anthem played for the five gold medalists.

Medallists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the third appearance by Great Britain in modern Olympic archery, two men and two women represented the country. Mark Blenkarne missed winning a medal in the men's competition by only three points, by far the most successful result for Great Britain since archery was returned to the Olympic schedule.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's Competition

Men's 100 metres

  • Heat — 10.35
  • Quarterfinals — 10.11
  • Semifinals — 10.27
  • Final — 10.25 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 10.38
  • Quarterfinals — 10.38
  • Semifinals — 10.60 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 10.43
  • Quarterfinals — 10.42 (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:49.4
  • Semifinals — 1:46.6
  • Final — 1:45.4 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 1:48.5
  • Semifinals — 1:46.7
  • Final — 1:45.9 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 1:49.9
  • Semifinals — 1:47.2
  • Final — 1:49.3 (→ 8th place)

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 3:40.1
  • Semifinals — 3:39.4
  • Final — 3:38.4 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 3:36.8
  • Semifinals — 3:43.1
  • Final — 3:39.0 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Heat — 3:44.1
  • Semifinals — 3:43.6
  • Final — 3:41.0 (→ 8th place)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Heat — 28:55.2
  • Final — 28:22.6 (→ 11th place)
  • Heat — 28:57.3
  • Final — 28:40.8 (→ 12th place)
  • Heat — 30:00.1 (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

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

Men's 4x400 metres Relay

  • Heat — 3:05.9
  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Men's 110 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 13.85
  • Semifinals — 13.98 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13.83
  • Semifinals — 13.94 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 50.39
  • Semifinals — 50.07
  • Final — 49.11 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)

Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:35.3
  • Semifinals — 8:29.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:36.4
  • Semifinals — 8:29.2 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:47.5
  • Semifinals — 8:52.3 (→ did not advance)

Men's Pole Vault

  • Qualification — 5.35 m
  • Final — 5.35 m (→ 11th place)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification — 2.21 m
  • Final — 2.21 m (→ 9th place)

Men's Triple Jump

  • Qualification — 16.57 m
  • Final — 16.87 m (→ 4th place)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualification — 19.75 m
  • Final — 20.50 m (→ 5th place)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 77.20 m (→ did not advance, 14th place)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 66.74 m (→ did not advance, 14th place)
  • Qualification — 64.22 m (→ did not advance, 15th place)

Men's Decathlon

  • Final — 8495 points (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Final — 7616 points (→ 15th place)

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:32:37.8 (→ 10th place)

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 4:22:57 (→ 11th place)
Women's Competition

Women's 100 metres

  • Heat — 11.37
  • Quarterfinals — 11.24
  • Semifinals — 11.30
  • Final — 11.28 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 11.40
  • Quarterfinals — 11.25
  • Semifinals — 11.36
  • Final — 11.34 (→ 8th place)
  • Heat — 11.58
  • Quarterfinals — 11.20
  • Semifinals — 11.38 (→ did not advance)

Women's 800 metres

  • Heat — 2:02.1
  • Semifinals — 2:00.9 (→ did not advance)

Women's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 4:15.9 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 13.39
  • Semifinal — 13.12 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13.86 (→ did not advance)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualification — 1.88 m
  • Final — 1.85 m (→ 11th place)

Women's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 6.66 m
  • Final — 6.50 m (→ 9th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 6.48 m
  • Final — 6.46 m (→ 10th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 58.66 m
  • Final — 61.16 m (→ 9th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 48.76 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 47.44 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Shot Put

  • Final — 17.53 m (→ 13th place)

Women's Pentathlon

  • Judy Livermore — 4304 points (→ 13th place)
    1. 100 metres — 13.57 s
    2. Shot Put — 13.56 m
    3. High Jump — 1.77 m
    4. Long Jump — 5.71 m
    5. 800 metres — 2:25.30
  • Susan Longden — 4234 points (→ 15th place)
    1. 100 metres — 14.10 s
    2. Shot Put — 11.47 m
    3. High Jump — 1.74 m
    4. Long Jump — 6.09 m
    5. 800 metres — 2:19.60
  • Yvette Wray — 4159 points (→ 16th place)
    1. 100 metres — 13.78 s
    2. Shot Put — 12.01 m
    3. High Jump — 1.65 m
    4. Long Jump — 5.60 m
    5. 800 metres — 2:15.90

Boxing[edit]

Men's Flyweight (51 kg)


Men's Bantamweight (54 kg)


Men's Featherweight (57 kg)


Men's Lightweight (60 kg)


Men's Light-Welterweight (63.5 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Diving[edit]

Men's Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 557.10 points (→ 5th place)
  • Final — 844.470 points (→ 6th place)

Men's Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 468.21 points (→ 9th place, did not advance)
  • Preliminary Round — 380.91 points (→ 19th place, did not advance)

Fencing[edit]

Eleven fencers, six men and five women, represented Great Britain in 1980.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1980.

Individual

Team:

  • Nightingale, Whiteside and Clark — 15,062pts, 8th place

Rowing[edit]

Men's Single scull

  • (→ 6th place)

Men's Double scull

  • (→ 4th place)

Men's Coxless pair

  • (→ Bronze)

Men's Coxed pair

  • N Christie, J Macleod, D Webb
  • (→ 9th place)

Men's Coxless four

  • (→ Bronze)

Men's Coxed four

  • (→ 7th place)

Men's Eight

  • (→ Silver)

Women's Single scull

  • B Mitchell
  • (→ 5th place)

Women's Double scull

  • S Hanscombe, A Ayling
  • (→ 7th place)

Women's Coxed four

  • P Janson, B Buckley, P Bird-Hart, J Cross, S Brown
  • (→ 6th place)

Women's Eight

  • G Hodges, J Toch, P Sweet, L Clark, E Paton, R Clugston, N Boyes, B Jones, P Wright
  • (→ 5th place)

Swimming[edit]

Men's Competition

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heats — 52.65 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heats — 1:54.17 (→ did not advance)
  • Heats — 1:55.63 (→ did not advance)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Final — 55.42 (→ 6th place)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Final — 2:01.20 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Final — 2:02.27 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 2:02.93 (→ 8th place)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Final — 1:03.44 (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Final — 2:20.92 (→ 6th place)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Final — 58.38 (→ 8th place)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • Final — 2:04.23 (→ 7th place)

Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Final — 7:30.81 (→ 6th place)

Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay

  • Final — 3:47.71 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
Women's Competition

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Final — 2:03.15 (→ 6th place)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Final — 1:02.21 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 1:02.90 (→ 8th place)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Final — 2:14.83 (→ 6th place)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Heats — 1:12.38
  • Final — 1:11.48 (→ 4th place)
  • Heats — 1:12.83
  • Final — 1:12.11 (→ 6th place)

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Heats — 4:52.38
  • Final — 4:46.83 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Heats — 5:03.75 (→ did not advance)

Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Final — 3:51.71 (→ 4th place)

Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay

  • Final — 4:12.24 (→ Silver Medal)

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1980 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-23.