Great Britain at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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Great Britain at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United Kingdom
IOC code  GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
Website www.olympics.org.uk
At the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid
Competitors 48 (36 men, 12 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Jeremy Palmer-Tomkinson
Medals Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed as Great Britain at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.

Medallists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Cousins, RobinRobin Cousins Figure skating Men's singles

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alan Stewart Downhill 1:53.41 30
David Cargill 1:52.02 29
Ross Blyth 1:51.12 28
Konrad Bartelski 1:48.53 12
Roddy Langmuir Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Ross Blyth 1:29.21 46 1:30.89 43 3:00.10 43
Konrad Bartelski 1:27.71 43 1:29.99 41 2:57.70 39
Alan Stewart 1:25.53 38 1:27.42 35 2:52.95 33
Alan Stewart Slalom DNF DNF
Roddy Langmuir DNF DNF
Konrad Bartelski DNF DNF
Ross Blyth 1:04.14 34 59.42 28 2:03.56 28
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Valentina Iliffe Downhill 1:43.28 25
Moira Cargill 1:42.82 24
Valentina Iliffe Giant Slalom 1:23.33 34 1:39.43 31 3:02.76 31
Anne Robb 1:20.79 32 1:35.29 27 2:56.08 27
Kirstin Cairns Slalom DNF DNF
Anne Robb DNF DNF
Valentina Iliffe 48.88 22 49.68 16 1:38.56 16

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Paul Gibbins 5 38:44.24 42
Jim Wood 4 38:30.09 40
Keith Oliver 2 35:45.89 20
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Graeme Ferguson 1'12:53.98 7 1'19:53.98 33
Jim Wood 1'12:45.37 3 1'15:45.37 25
Keith Oliver 1'12:02.30 2 1'14:02.30 16
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Graeme Ferguson
Keith Oliver
Jim Wood
Paul Gibbins
2 1'42:10.59 12
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GBR-1 Jonnie Woodall
John Howell
Two-man 1:04.12 15 1:04.12 10 1:03.65 11 1:04.03 13 4:15.92 10
GBR-2 Roger Potter
Michael Pugh
Two-man 1:04.93 20 1:04.77 17 1:04.40 18 1:04.47 17 4:18.57 17
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GBR-1 Jonnie Woodall
Tony Wallington
Corrie Brown
John Howell
Four-man 1:01.44 11 1:01.42 10 1:00.98 11 1:01.08 7 4:04.92 9
GBR-2 Jackie Price
Gomer Lloyd
Andrew Ogilvy-Wedderburn
Nick Phipps
Four-man 1:01.79 16 1:01.90 15 1:02.11 16 1:01.89 15 4:07.69 15

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Philip Jacklin 52:14.17 57
Michael Goode 49:47.20 52
Charles MacIvor 48:37.57 49

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Christopher Howarth 16 15 15 145.66 134 15
Robin Cousins 4 1 1 189.48 13 1st
Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Karena Richardson 10 9 4 168.94 109 12
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Susan Garland
Robert Daw
11 10 124.36 91 10
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD FD Points Places Rank
Karen Barber
Nicky Slater
12 12 176.92 104 12
Jayne Torvill
Christopher Dean
5 5 197.12 42 5

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Neil Townshend 46.726 27 45.358 14 45.037 11 45.278 14 3:02.399 16
Derek Prentice 45.502 24 45.880 18 46.425 22 46.715 20 3:04.522 22
Jeremy Palmer-Tomkinson 45.191 18 46.947 22 45.060 12 45.066 13 3:02.264 15

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Derek Prentice
Christopher Dyason
40.705 14 41.862 15 1:22.567 14
Jeremy Palmer-Tomkinson
John Denby
42.406 18 48.493 19 1:30.899 19
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Avril Walker 52.277 26 42.852 25 DNF DNF
Joanna Weaver 40.881 22 41.201 23 41.167 20 42.032 23 2:45.281 23

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Archie Marshall DSQ
1000 m Archie Marshall 2:00.93 40
1500 m Alan Luke 2:17.79 34
Geoff Sandys 2:15.06 33
5000 m Geoff Sandys 8:01.09 28
John French 7:59.62 27
Alan Luke 7:52.65 26
10,000 m John French (speed skater) 16:17.56 24
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Kim Ferran 47.25 30
1000 m Mandy Horsepool 1:36.31 37
Kim Ferran 1:34.19 35
1500 m Kim Ferran DSQ
Mandy Horsepool 2:23.05 28
3000 m Mandy Horsepool 5:08.78 26

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