Handball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Handball at the 1980 Summer Olympics was represented by 2 events - a men's and a women's team competitions. They were held in two venues: in the Sokolniki Sports Palace (central part of Moscow) and in the Dynamo Sports Palace at Khimki-Khovrino (north-eastern part of Moscow). The schedule began on July 20 and ended on July 30. 100,493 spectators watched 51 matches of handball events at venues, mentioned above.

Soviet Union men's team celebrating their victory over Yugoslavia. RIAN photo.
Soviet Union women's team during the victory ceremony. RIAN photo.
Handball

Men's Tournament[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 East Germany (GDR)
Hans-Georg Beyer
Lothar Doering
Günter Dreibrodt
Ernst Gerlach
Klaus Gruner
Rainer Höft
Hans-Georg Jaunich
Hartmut Krüger
Peter Rost
Dietmar Schmidt
Wieland Schmidt
Siegfried Voigt
Frank-Michael Wahl
Ingolf Wiegert
 Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Anpilogov
Vladimir Belov
Yevgeni Chernyshov
Anatoli Fedyukin
Mykhaylo Ishchenko
Aleksandr Karshakevich
Yuri Kidyaev
Vladimir Kravtsov
Serhiy Kushniryuk
Viktor Makhorin
Voldemaras Novickis
Vladimir Repev
Mykola Tomyn
Aleksey Zhuk
 Romania (ROU)
Ştefan Birtalan
Iosif Boroş
Adrian Cosma
Cezar Drăgăniṭă
Marian Dumitru
Cornel Durău
Alexandru Fölker
Claudiu Ionescu
Nicolae Munteanu
Vasile Stîngă
Lucian Vasilache
Neculai Vasilcă
Radu Voina
Maricel Voinea

Preliminary Round[edit]

12 teams played each other in two groups to decide for which place each of them will compete in the Final Round.

Group A[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts East Germany Hungary Olympic flag for Spain Poland Olympic flag for Denmark Cuba
1.  East Germany (GDR) 5 4 1 0 108 92 9 X 14:14 21:17 22:21 24:20 27:20
2.  Hungary (HUN) 5 3 2 0 96 88 8 14:14 X 20:17 20:20 16:15 26:22
3.  Spain (ESP) 5 2 1 2 102 106 5 17:21 17:20 X 24:22 20:19 24:24
4.  Poland (POL) 5 2 1 2 123 97 5 21:22 20:20 22:24 X 26:12 34:19
5.  Denmark (DEN) 5 1 0 4 96 104 2 20:24 15:16 19:20 12:26 X 30:18
6.  Cuba (CUB) 5 0 1 4 103 141 1 20:27 22:26 24:24 19:34 18:30 X
  • July 20, Sokolniki
    • 17:00 Denmark 30-18 Cuba
    • 18:30 Poland 20-20 Hungary
    • 20:00 GDR 21-17 Spain
  • July 22, Dynamo
    • 17:00 Poland 34-19 Cuba
    • 18:30 Denmark 19-20 Spain
    • 20:00 GDR 14-14 Hungary
  • July 24, Sokolniki
    • 17:00 Spain 17-20 Hungary
    • 18:30 Denmark 12-26 Poland
    • 20:00 GDR 27-20 Cuba
  • July 26, Dynamo
    • 17:00 Spain 24-24 Cuba
    • 18:30 Denmark 15-16 Hungary
    • 20:00 GDR 22-21 Poland
  • July 28, Sokolniki
    • 17:00 Hungary 26-22 Cuba
    • 18:30 Poland 22-24 Spain
    • 20:00 GDR 24-20 Denmark

Group B[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Soviet Union Romania Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Olympic flag for Switzerland Algeria Kuwait
1.  Soviet Union (URS) 5 4 0 1 134 75 8 X 19:22 22:17 22:15 33:10 38:11
2.  Romania (ROU) 5 4 0 1 119 88 8 22:19 X 21:23 18:16 26:18 32:12
3.  Yugoslavia (YUG) 5 4 0 1 132 92 8 17:22 23:21 X 26:21 22:18 44:10
4.  Switzerland (SUI) 5 2 0 3 110 98 4 15:22 16:18 21:26 X 26:18 32:14
5.  Algeria (ALG) 5 1 0 4 94 124 2 10:33 18:26 18:22 18:26 X 30:17
6.  Kuwait (KUW) 5 0 0 5 64 176 0 11:38 12:32 10:44 14:32 17:30 X

Tiebreaker for place one to three:

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Soviet Union Romania Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1.  Soviet Union (URS) 2 1 0 1 41 39 2 X 19:22 22:17
2.  Romania (ROU) 2 1 0 1 43 42 2 22:19 X 21:23
3.  Yugoslavia (YUG) 2 1 0 1 40 43 2 17:22 23:21 X
  • July 20, Dynamo
    • 17:00 Yugoslavia 22-18 Algeria
    • 18:30 Romania 32-12 Kuwait
    • 20:00 USSR 22-15 Switzerland
  • July 22, Sokolniki
    • 17:00 Romania 26-18 Algeria
    • 18:30 USSR 38-11 Kuwait
    • 20:00 Yugoslavia 26-21 Switzerland
  • July 24, Dynamo
    • 17:00 Switzerland 32-14 Kuwait
    • 18:30 USSR 33-10 Algeria
    • 20:00 Yugoslavia 23-21 Romania
  • July 26, Sokolniki
    • 17:00 Switzerland 26-18 Algeria
    • 18:30 Yugoslavia 44-10 Kuwait
    • 20:00 USSR 19-22 Romania
  • July 28, Dynamo
    • 17:00 Kuwait 17-30 Algeria
    • 18:30 Romania 18-16 Switzerland
    • 20:00 USSR 22-17 Yugoslavia

Final Round[edit]

  • 1st-placed teams from each group competed for the 1st place in this round;
  • 2nd-placed - competed for the 3rd place
  • 3rd-placed - competed for the 5th place
  • 4th-placed - competed for the 7th place
  • 5th-placed - competed for the 9th place
  • 6th-placed - competed for the 11th place

All matches were held on July 30.

11th place match, Dynamo

  • 11:00 Cuba 32-24 Kuwait

9th place match, Dynamo

  • 12:30 Denmark 28-20 Algeria

7th place match, Dynamo

  • 13:00 Poland 23-22 Switzerland

5th place match, Sokolniki

  • 14:00 Spain 24-23 Yugoslavia

3rd place match, Sokolniki

  • 14:45 Hungary 18-20 Romania

1st place match, Sokolniki

  • 18:30 GDR 23-22 USSR OT

Summary[edit]

Place Nation
1  East Germany (GDR)
Coach: Paul Tiedemann
2  Soviet Union (URS)
3  Romania (ROU)
Coach: Stavru Pană
4  Hungary (HUN)
Béla Bartalos (TBSC)
János Fodor (FTC)
Ernő Gubányi (TBSC)
László Jánovszki (Budapest Spartacus SC)
Alpár Jegenyés (Budapest Honvéd SE)
József Kenyeres (Budapest Honvéd SE)
Zsolt Kontra (TBSC)
Péter Kovács (Budapest Honvéd SE)
Miklós Kovacsics (PMSC)
Ambrus Lele (Szegedi Volán)
Árpád Pál (TBSC)
László Szabó (Szegedi Volán)
István Szilágyi (FTC)
Sándor Vass (Elektromos SE)
5  Spain (ESP)
Jesús María Albisu
Vicente Calabuig
Juan de la Puente
Juan Pedro de Miguel
Francisco López
Gregorio López
Rafael López
Agustín Millán
Juan Francisco Muñoz
José Ignacio Novoa
José María Pagoaga
Eugenio Serrano
Juan José Uría
Juan Javier Cabanas
6  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Zlatan Arnautović
Jovica Cvetković
Adnan Dizdar
Jovica Elezović
Mile Isaković
Drago Jovović
Pavle Jurina
Enver Koso
Peter Mahne
Jasmin Mrkonja
Velibor Nenadić
Goran Nerić
Stjepan Obran
Momir Rnić
7  Poland (POL)
Janusz Brzozowski
Piotr Czaczka
Jerzy Garpiel
Zbigniew Gawlik
Ryszard Jedliński
Andrzej Kącki
Alfred Kałuziński
Jerzy Klempel
Grzegorz Kosma
Marek Panas
Henryk Rozmiarek
Zbigniew Tłuczyński
Daniel Waszkiewicz
Mieczysław Wojczak
8  Switzerland (SUI)
Konrad Affolter
Roland Brand
Hans Huber
Ugo Jametti
Peter Jehle
Robert Jehle
Hanspeter Lutz
Peter Maag
Walter Müller
Martin Ott
Max Schär
Rudolf Weber
Edi Wickli
Ernst Züllig
9  Denmark (DEN)
Michael Jørn Berg
Morten Stig Christensen
Anders Dahl-Nielsen
Iver Grunnet
Hans Hattesen
Carsten Haurum
Palle Jensen
Bjarne Jeppesen
Mogens Jeppesen
Thomas Pazyj
Erik Bue Pedersen
Poul Kjær Poulsen
Per Skaarup
Ole Nørskov Sørensen
10  Algeria (ALG)
Ali Akacha
Omar Azeb
Abdelatif Bakir
Abdelkrim Bendjemil
Abdelatif Bergheul
Azeddine Bouzerar
Ahcene Djeffal
Ahmed Farfar
Abdelkrim Hamiche
Kamel Hebri
Mohamed Machou
Mouloud Meknache
Rachid Mokrani
Abdelmadjid Slimani
11  Cuba (CUB)
Jesús Agramonte
Moisés Casales
Roberto Casuso
Ibrain Crombet
Miguel Izquierdo
Lázaro Jiménez
Juan Llanes
Sabino Medina
José Nenínger
Pablo Pedroso
Juan Prendes
Juan Querol
Roberto Zulueta
Lázaro Pedroso
12  Kuwait (KUW)
Abdelaziz al-Anjari
Khamis Bashir
Jasem al-Deyab
Ahmed al-Emran
Majid al-Khamis
Faraj al-Mutairi
Saleh Najem
Jasem al-Qassar
Mond al-Qassar
Abdullah al-Qena'i
Musa'ed al-Randi
Ismaeel Shahzadah
Khalid Shahzadah
Fawzi al-Shuwairbat

Women's Tournament[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Soviet Union (URS)
Larysa Karlova
Tetyana Kocherhina
Valentyna Lutayeva
Aldona Nenėnienė
Lyubov Odynokova
Iryna Palchykova
Lyudmila Poradnyk
Yuliya Safina
Larisa Savkina
Sigita Strečen
Nataliya Tymoshkina
Zinaida Turchyna
Olha Zubaryeva
Natalya Lukyanenko
 Yugoslavia (YUG)
Svetlana Anastasovska
Mirjana Đurica
Radmila Drljača
Katica Ileš
Slavica Jeremić
Svetlana Kitić
Jasna Merdan
Vesna Milosević
Mirjana Ognjenović
Vesna Radović
Radmila Savić
Ana Titlić
Biserka Višnjić
Zorica Vojinović
 East Germany (GDR)
Birgit Heinecke
Roswitha Krause
Waltraud Kretzschmar
Katrin Krüger
Kornelia Kunisch
Evelyn Matz
Kristina Richter
Christina Rost
Sabine Röther
Renate Rudolph
Marion Tietz
Petra Uhlig
Claudia Wunderlich
Hannelore Zober

Results[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Soviet Union Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia East Germany Hungary Czechoslovakia Flag of the People's Republic of Congo.svg
1  Soviet Union (URS) 5 5 0 0 99 52 10 X 18:9 18:13 16:12 17:7 30:11
2  Yugoslavia (YUG) 5 3 1 1 107 67 7 9:18 X 15:15 19:10 25:15 39:9
3  East Germany (GDR) 5 3 1 1 91 58 7 13:18 15:15 X 19:9 16:10 28:6
4  Hungary (HUN) 5 1 1 3 80 74 3 12:16 10:19 9:19 X 10:10 39:10
5  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 5 1 1 3 65 78 3 7:17 15:25 10:16 10:10 X 23:10
6  Congo (CGO) 5 0 0 5 46 159 0 11:30 9:39 6:28 10:39 10:23 X
  • July 21
    • Sokolniki 17:00 USSR 30-11 People's Rep. of Congo
    • Dynamo 18:30 GDR 16-10 Czechoslovakia
    • Dynamo 20:00 Hungary 10-19 Yugoslavia
  • July 23
    • Sokolniki 17:00 USSR 17-7 Czechoslovakia
    • Dynamo 18:30 Hungary 39-10 People's Rep. of Congo
    • Dynamo 20:00 GDR 15-15 Yugoslavia
  • July 25
    • Sokolniki 17:00 USSR 16-12 Hungary
    • Dynamo 18:30 GDR 28-6 People's Rep. of Congo
    • Dynamo 20:00 Czechoslovakia 15-25 Yugoslavia
  • July 27
    • Sokolniki 17:00 USSR 18-9 Yugoslavia
    • Dynamo 18:30 Czechoslovakia 23-10 People's Rep. of Congo
    • Dynamo 20:00 GDR 19-9 Hungary
  • July 29
    • Sokolniki 13:00 Yugoslavia 39-9 People's Rep. of Congo
    • Sokolniki 14:30 Hungary 10-10 Czechoslovakia
    • Sokolniki 18:30 GDR 13-18 USSR

Summary[edit]

Place Nation
1  Soviet Union (URS)
Coach: Ihor Turchyn
reserve player
Natalya Lukyanenko
2  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Coach: Josip Samarjia
Svetlana Anastasovska (ORK Beograd)
Mirjana Đurica (Bane Sekulić Sombor)
Radmila Drljača (Radnički Beograd)
Katica Ileš (Osijek)
Slavica Jeremić (Radnički Beograd)
Svetlana Kitić (Radnički Beograd)
Jasna Merdan (Lokomotiva Mostar)
Vesna Milosević (DIN Niš)
Mirjana Ognjenović (Trešnjevka Zagreb)
Vesna Radović (Radnički Beograd)
Radmila Savić (ORK Beograd)
Ana Titlić (Lokomotiva Zagreb)
Biserka Višnjić (Trešnjevka Zagreb)
Zorica Vojinović (Bane Sekulić Sombor)
3  East Germany (GDR)
4  Hungary (HUN)
Éva Angyal (Vasas SC)
Erzsébet Baloghné (Budapest Spartacus SC)
Mária Berzsenyi (FTC)
Klára Bonyhádi (Építők SC)
Piroska Budai (Bakony Vegyész)
Erzsébet Csajbókné (FTC)
Klára Csíkné (Vasas SC)
Éva Csulikné (FTC)
Ilona Mihálykáné (Vasas SC)
Marianna Nagy (Vasas SC)
Rozália Lelkesné (FTC)
Gyöngyi Őriné (Vasas SC)
Amália Sterbinszky (Vasas SC)
Mária Vadászné (Vasas SC)
5  Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Elena Boledovičová
Elena Brezányiová
Vera Datínská
Milena Foltýnová
Alena Horalová
Petra Komínková
Mária Končeková
Jana Kuťková
Katarína Lamrichová
Jolana Neméthová
Daniela Nováková
Viola Pavlasová
Priska Polačeková
Mária Beňová
6  Congo (CGO)
Angélique Abemane
Isabelle Azanga
Pascaline Bobeka
Germaine Djimbi
Yolande Kada-Gango
Henriette Koula
Solange Koulinka
Pemba Lopez
Yvonne Makouala
Julienne Malaki
Madeleine Mitsotso
Nicole Oba
Micheline Okemba
Viviane Okoula

Participating nations[edit]

Each qualified country was allowed to enter one team of 14 players and they all were eligible for participation. Four nations competed in both tournaments.

A total of 248(*) handball players (166 men and 82 women) from 14 nations (men from 12 nations - women from 6 nations) competed at the Moscow Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 1 1 0 2
2  East Germany (GDR) 1 0 1 2
3  Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 1 0 1
4  Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1

Remark:country names are not given in the form they were used in the official documents of the IOC in 1980.

References[edit]