Soviet Union at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Soviet Union
IOC code  URS
NOC Soviet Olympic Committee
At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow
Competitors 489 (340 men and 149 women) in 23 sports
Flag bearer Nikolay Balboshin
Medals
Rank: 1
Gold
80
Silver
69
Bronze
46
Total
195
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
Unified Team (1992)
Armenia (1994–)
Belarus (1994–)
Georgia (1994–)
Kazakhstan (1994–)
Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
Moldova (1994–)
Russia (1994–)
Ukraine (1994–)
Uzbekistan (1994–)
Azerbaijan (1996–)
Tajikistan (1996–)
Turkmenistan (1996–)

The Soviet Union (USSR) was the host nation of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. 489 competitors, 340 men and 149 women, took part in 202 events in 23 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

The USSR finished first in the final medal rankings, with 80 gold and 195 total medals.

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

The Soviet Union was represented by four archers in Moscow, two men and two women. The women outscored everyone else in the competition, including in the men's division, to win the gold and silver medals. The men added another silver medal and a 6th place finish to make the Soviet Union the first nation to win three medals in modern Olympic archery competition.

Women's individual competition:

Men's individual competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's competition

Men's 100 metres

  • Heat — 10.26
  • Quarterfinals — 10.29
  • Semifinals — 10.45
  • Final — 10.42 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 10.37
  • Quarterfinals — 10.34
  • Semifinals — 10.42
  • Final — 10.44 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 10.43
  • Quarterfinals — 10.59 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 metres

  • Heat — did not start (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — did not finish (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.5
  • Semifinals — 1:46.7
  • Final — 1:46.0 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)
  • Heat — 1:47.9
  • Semifinals — 1:48.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 3:38.7
  • Semifinals — 3:43.6 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 3:44.4
  • Semifinals — 3:41.5 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 3:44.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Heat — 13:45.6
  • Semi Final — 13:31.9
  • Final — 13:24.1 (→ 8th place)
  • Heat — 13:42.9
  • Semifinals — 13:40.7 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13:52.4 (→ did not advance)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Heat — 29:12.1
  • Final — 28:13.8 (→ 8th place)
  • Heat — 29:32.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — did not finish (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x400 metres relay

  • Heat — 3:01.8
  • Final — 3:01.1 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)

Men's 110 m hurdles

  • Heat — 13.84
  • Semifinals — 13.50
  • Final — 13.44 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)
  • Heat — 13.61
  • Semifinals — 13.59
  • Final — 13.49 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 13.75
  • Semifinals — 13.78
  • Final — 15.80 (→ 8th place)

Men's 400 m hurdles

  • Heat — 50.22
  • Semifinals — 49.80
  • Final — 48.86 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Heat — 50.09
  • Semifinals — 49.87
  • Final — 49.34 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 50.79
  • Semifinals — 50.64 (→ did not advance)

Men's 3,000 m steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:33.2
  • Semifinals — 8:24.9
  • Final — 8:19.8 (→ 8th place)
  • Heat — 8:34.3
  • Semifinals — did not finish (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:42.6
  • Semifinals — 8:44.3 (→ did not advance)

Men's 20 km walk

  • Final — 1:24:45.4 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Final — 1:26:28.3 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — DSQ (→ no ranking)

Men's 50 km walk

  • Final — 3:56:32 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)
  • Final — 3:58:32 (→ 5th place)
  • Final — DSQ (→ no ranking)

Men's long jump

  • Qualification — 8.02 m
  • Final — 8.18 m (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)
  • Qualification — 8.01 m
  • Final — 8.10 m (→ 6th place)

Men's high jump

  • Qualification — 2.21 m
  • Final — 2.21 m (→ 8th place)
  • Qualification — 2.21 m
  • Final — 2.21 m (→ 10th place)
  • Qualification — 2.21 m
  • Final — 2.21 m (→ 11th place)

Men's pole vault

  • Qualification — 5.35 m
  • Final — 5.65 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Qualification — 5.35 m
  • Final — 5.45 m (→ 8th place)
  • Qualification — no mark (→ did not advance)

Men's triple jump

  • Qualification — 16.69 m
  • Final — 17.35 m (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)
  • Qualification — 16.57 m
  • Final — 17.24 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Qualification — 16.77 m
  • Final — 16.12 m (→ 9th place)

Men's marathon

  • Final — 2:11:35 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)
  • Final — 2:12:05 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 2:12:14 (→ 5th place)

Men's hammer throw

  • Qualification — 78.22 m
  • Final Round — 81.80 m (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)
  • Qualification — 75.24 m
  • Final Round — 80.64 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Qualification — 76.24 m
  • Final Round — 78.96 m (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)

Men's discus throw

  • Qualification — 64.78 m
  • Final — 66.64 m (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)
  • Qualification — 62.82 m
  • Final — 65.58 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification — 63.10 m
  • Final — 64.04 m (→ 6th place)

Men's shot put

  • Qualification — 20.72 m
  • Final — 21.35 m (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)
  • Qualification — 20.58 m
  • Final — 21.08 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Qualification — 20.19 m
  • Final — 19.93 m (→ 9th place)

Men's javelin throw

  • Qualification — 85.76 m
  • Final — 91.20 m (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)
  • Qualification — 83.32 m
  • Final — 89.64 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Qualification — 82.96 m
  • Final — 86.10 m (→ 4th place)

Men's decathlon

  • Final — 8331 points (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Final — 8135 points (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)
  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)
Women's competition

Women's 100 metres

  • Heat — 11.13
  • Quarterfinals — 11.06
  • Semifinals — 11.11
  • Final — 11.06 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)
  • Heat — 11.53
  • Quarterfinals — 11.33
  • Semifinals — 11.51 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 11.38
  • Quarterfinals — 11.30
  • Semifinals — 11.38 (→ did not advance)

Women's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:59.3
  • Semifinals — 1:57.7
  • Final — 1:53.5 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)
  • Heat — 2:01.5
  • Semifnals — 1:57.5
  • Final — 1:54.9 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Heat — 1:58.5
  • Semifnals — 1:58.3
  • Final — 1:55.5 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)

Women's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 3:59.2
  • Final — 3:56.6 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)
  • Heat — 3:59.5
  • Final — 3:59.6 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)
  • Heat — 4:04.4
  • Final — 4:01.3 (→ 6th place)

Women's 100 m hurdles

  • Heat — 12.67
  • Semifinal — 12.78
  • Final — 12.56 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)
  • Heat — 12.97
  • Semifinal — 12.84
  • Final — 12.84 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 13.31
  • Semifinal — did not start (→ did not advance)

Women's high jump

  • Qualification — 1.88 m
  • Final — 1.91 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification — 1.88 m
  • Final — 1.88 m (→ 9th place)
  • Qualification — 1.80 m (→ did not advance)

Women's long jump

  • Qualification — 6.70 m
  • Final — 7.06 m (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)
  • Qualification — 6.56 m
  • Final — 7.01 m (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)
  • Qualification — 6.78 m
  • Final — 6.71 m (→ 8th place)

Women's discus throw

  • Qualification — 62.20 m
  • Final — 67.40 m (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)
  • Qualification — 60.32 m
  • Final — 63.84 m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 53.76 m (→ did not advance)

Women's javelin throw

  • Qualification — 63.98 m
  • Final — 67.76 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Qualification — 59.86 m
  • Final — 65.08 m (→ 6th place)
  • Qualification — 62.96 m
  • Final — 59.94 m (→ 11th place)

Women's shot put

  • Final — 21.42 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Final — 21.15 m (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 19.74 m (→ 7th place)

Women's pentathlon

  • Nadezhda Tkachenko — 5083 points (→ Gold medal.svg Gold medal)
    1. 100 metres — 13.29s
    2. Shot put — 16.84m
    3. High jump — 1.84m
    4. Long jump — 6.73m
    5. 800 metres — 2:05.20
  • Olga Rukavishnikova — 4937 points (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
    1. 100 metres — 13.66s
    2. Shot put — 14.09m
    3. High jump — 1.88m
    4. Long jump — 6.79m
    5. 800 metres — 2:04.80
  • Olga Kuragina — 4875 points (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)
    1. 100 metres — 13.26s
    2. Shot put — 12.49m
    3. High jump — 1.84m
    4. Long jump — 6.77m
    5. 800 metres — 2:03.60

Basketball[edit]

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary round (Group A)
  • Defeated India (121-65)
  • Defeated Brazil (101-88)
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (99-82)
  • Semifinal round (Group A)
  • Defeated Spain (119-102)
  • Lost to Italy (85-87)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (91-101)
  • Defeated Cuba (109-90)
  • Bronze medal match
  • Defeated Spain (117-94) → 3rd Bronze medal
  • Team roster:
Women's team competition
  • Preliminary round
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (97-62)
  • Defeated Bulgaria (122-83)
  • Defeated Italia (119-53)
  • Defeated Cuba (95-56)
  • Defeated Hungary (120-62)
  • Final
  • Defeated Bulgaria (103-73) → 1st Gold medal
  • Team roster:

Boxing[edit]

Men's light flyweight (48 kg)


Men's flyweight (51 kg)


Men's bantamweight (54 kg)


Men's featherweight (57 kg)


Men's lightweight (60 kg)

  • Viktor DemyanenkoSilver medal
    1. First round — Defeated Mohamed Bangura (Sierra Leone) after diskwalification in second round
    2. Second round — Defeated Jong Jo-Ung (North Korea) on points (5-0)
    3. Quarterfinals — Defeated Yordan Lesov (Bulgaria) on points (5-0)
    4. Semifinals — Defeated Richard Nowakowski (East Germany) after referee stopped contest in first round
    5. Final — Lost to Angel Herrera (Cuba) after referee stopped contest in third round


Men's light welterweight (63.5 kg)


Men's light middleweight (– 71 kg)


Men's heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Men's events

K-1 500 metres

K-1 1000 metres

K-2 500 metres

K-2 1000 metres

K-4 1000 metres

C-1 500 metres

C-1 1000 metres

C-2 500 metres

C-2 1000 metres

Women's events

K-1 500 metres

K-1 500 metres

Cycling[edit]

Diving[edit]

Men's springboard

  • Heats — 580.11 points (→ 2nd place)
  • Final — 905.025 points (→ 1st Gold medal)
  • Heats — 558.90 points (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 855.120 points (→ 5th place)
  • Heats — 552.42 points (→ 7th place)
  • Final — 820.050 points (→ 7th place)

Men's platform

  • Heats — 539.07 points (→ 2nd place)
  • Final — 819.705 points (→ 2nd Silver medal)
  • Heats — 518.82 points (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 817.440 points (→ 3rd Bronze medal)
  • Heats — 487.20 points (→ 8th place)
  • Final — 775.860 points (→ 7th place)

Women's springboard

  • Heats — 478.86 points (→ 1st place)
  • Final — 725.910 points (→ 1st Gold medal)
  • Heats — 454.35 points (→ 2nd place)
  • Final — 673.665 points (→ 4th place)
  • Heats — 432.57 points (→ 5th place)
  • Final — 650.265 points (→ 7th place)

Women's platform

  • Heats — 381.99 points (→ 1st place)
  • Final — 576.465 points (→ 2nd Silver medal)
  • Heats — 360.87 points (→ 2nd place)
  • Final — 575.925 points (→ 3rd Bronze medal)
  • Heats — 351,00 points (→ 6th place)
  • Final — 540.180 points (→ 5th place)

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

17 fencers, 12 men and 5 women, represented Soviet Union in 1980.

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

Football[edit]

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary round (Group A)
  • Defeated Venezuela (4-0)
  • Defeated Zambia (3-1)
  • Defeated Cuba (8-0)
  • Quarterfinal
  • Defeated Kuwait (2-1)
  • Semifinal
  • Lost to East Germany (0-1)
  • Bronze medal match
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (1-0) → 3rd Bronze medal

Team roster

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary round robin
  • Lost to Spain (1-2)
  • Defeated Cuba (11-2)
  • Defeated Poland (5-1)
  • Defeated Tanzania (11-2)
  • Lost to India (2-4)
  • Bronze medal game
  • Defeated Poland (2-1) → Bronze medal
  • Team roster
Women's team competition
  • Preliminary round robin
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (2-0)
  • Lost to Austria (0-2)
  • Lost to Zimbabwe (0-2)
  • Defeated Poland (6-0)
  • Defeated India (3-1) → Bronze medal
  • Team roster:

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the Soviet Union in 1980. Anatoly Starostin won an individual gold, Pavel Lednev won an individual silver and they also won the team gold.

Individual competition:


Team competition:

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100 m freestyle

  • Heats — 52.08
  • Semifinals — 51.51
  • Final — 51.34 (→ 4th place)
  • Heats — 52.08
  • Semifinals — 51.81
  • Final — 51.80 (→ 6th place)
  • Heats — 52.21
  • Semifinals — 52.18 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m freestyle

  • Heats — 1:51.04
  • Final — 1:49.91 (→ Med 1.png Gold medal)
  • Heats — 1:51.21
  • Final — 1:50.76 (→ Med 2.png Silver medal)

Men's 400 m freestyle

  • Final — 3:51.31 (→ Med 1.png Gold medal)
  • Final — 3:53.24 (→ Med 2.png Silver medal)
  • Final — 3:53.95 (→ Med 3.png Bronze medal)

Men's 1500 m freestyle

  • Final — 14:58.27 (→ Med 1.png Gold medal)
  • Final — 15:14.30 (→ Med 2.png Silver medal)
  • Final — 15:28.24 (→ 8th place)

Men's 100 m butterfly

  • Final — 55.35 (→ 5th place)
  • Final — 55.70 (→ 8th place)

Men's 200 m butterfly

  • Final — 1:59.76 (→ Med 1.png Gold medal)
  • Final — 1:59.76 (→ 5th place)

Men's 100 m breaststroke

  • Final — 1:03.82 (→ Med 2.png Silver medal)
  • Final — 1:04.00 (→ 4th place)

Men's 200 m breaststroke

  • Final — 2:15.85 (→ Med 1.png Gold medal)
  • Final — 2:17.28 (→ Med 3.png Bronze medal)
  • Final — 2:19.64 (→ 4th place)

Men's 100 m backstroke

  • Final — 56.99 s (→ Med 2.png Silver medal)
  • Final — 57.63 s (→ Med 3.png Bronze medal)

Men's 200 m backstroke

  • Final — 2:03.48 (→ 4th place)

Men's 400 m individual medley

  • Final — 4:22.89 (→ Gold medal)
  • Final — 4:23.43 (→ Med 2.png Silver medal)

Men's 4x200 m freestyle relay

  • Final — 7:23.50 (→ Med 1.png Gold medal)

Men's 4x100 m medley relay

  • Final — 3:45.92 (→ Med 2.png Silver medal)


Women's 100 m freestyle

  • Final — 57.40 s (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 57.83 s (→ 6th place)

Women's 200 m freestyle

  • Final — 2:02.29 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 2:03.74 (→ 7th place)
  • Final — 2:04.00 (→ 8th place)

Women's 400 m freestyle

  • Final — 4:14.40 (→ 5th place)
  • Final — 4:19.18 (→ 8th place)

Women's 800 m freestyle

  • Final — 8:38.05 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 8:42.04 (→ 5th place)
  • Final — 8:46.45 (→ 8th place)

Women's 200 m butterfly

  • Final — 2:15.70 (→ 8th place)

Women's 100 m backstroke

  • Final — 1:03.87 (→ 6th place)

Women's 100 m backstroke

  • Final — 2:17.72 (→ 8th place)

Women's 100 m breaststroke

  • Heats — 1:11.03
  • Final — 1:10.41 (→ Med 2.png Silver medal)
  • Heats — 1:12.71
  • Final — 1:12.21 (→ 7th place)
  • Heats — 1:15.04 (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 m breaststroke

  • Final — 2:29.54 (→ Med 1.png Gold medal)
  • Final — 2:29.61 (→ Med 2.png Silver medal)
  • Final — 2:32.39 (→ Med 3.png Bronze medal)

Women's 400 m individual medley

  • Heats — 4:55.99
  • Final — 4:50.91 (→ 7th place)

Women's 4x100 m medley relay

  • Final — 4:13.61 (→ Bronze medal)

Volleyball[edit]

Women's team competition
  • Preliminary round (Group A)
  • Defeated Peru (3-1)
  • Defeated East Germany (3-1)
  • Defeated Cuba (3-0)
  • Final
  • Defeated East Germany (3-1) → Gold medal
  • Team roster

Water polo[edit]

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary round (Group B)
  • Defeated Italy (8-6)
  • Defeated Spain (4-3)
  • Defeated Sweden (12-1)
  • Final round (Group A)
  • Defeated Hungary (5-4)
  • Defeated Spain (6-2)
  • Defeated Cuba (8-5)
  • Defeated Netherlands (7-3)
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (8-7) → Gold medal
  • Team roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soviet Union at the 1980 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-25.