Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

Swimming as usual was one of the three aquatics disciplines at the 1980 Summer Olympics--the other two being Water Polo and Diving. The swimming competition consisted of 26 events: 13 for men and 13 for women. It was held in the Swimming Pool of the Olimpiysky Sports Complex between July 20 and July 27. There was a total of 333 participants from 41 countries competing.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany (GDR) 12 10 8 30
2  Soviet Union (URS) 8 9 5 22
3  Sweden (SWE) 2 2 1 5
4  Australia (AUS) 2 0 5 7
5  Great Britain (GBR) 1 3 1 5
6  Hungary (HUN) 1 2 1 4
7  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 0 1 1

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Jörg Woithe
East Germany (GDR)
50.40  Per Holmertz
Sweden (SWE)
50.91  Per Johansson
Sweden (SWE)
51.29
200 m freestyle  Sergey Kopliakov
Soviet Union (URS)
1:49.81 (OR)  Andrey Krylov
Soviet Union (URS)
1:50.76  Graeme Brewer
Australia (AUS)
1:51.60
400 m freestyle  Vladimir Salnikov
Soviet Union (URS)
3:51.31 (OR)  Andrey Krylov
Soviet Union (URS)
3:53.24  Ivar Stukolkin
Soviet Union (URS)
3:53.95
1500 m freestyle  Vladimir Salnikov
Soviet Union (URS)
14:58.27 (WR)  Aleksandr Chayev
Soviet Union (URS)
15:14.30  Max Metzker
Australia (AUS)
15:14.49
100 m backstroke  Bengt Baron
Sweden (SWE)
56.53  Viktor Kuznetsov
Soviet Union (URS)
56.99  Vladimir Dolgov
Soviet Union (URS)
57.63
200 m backstroke  Sándor Wladár
Hungary (HUN)
2:01.93  Zóltan Verrasztó
Hungary (HUN)
2:02.40  Mark Kerry
Australia (AUS)
2:03.14
100 m breaststroke  Duncan Goodhew
Great Britain (GBR)
1:03.34  Arsens Miskarovs
Soviet Union (URS)
1:03.82  Peter Evans
Australia (AUS)
1:03.96
200 m breaststroke  Robertas Žulpa
Soviet Union (URS)
2:15.85  Albán Vermes
Hungary (HUN)
2:16.93  Arsens Miskarovs
Soviet Union (URS)
2:17.28
100 m butterfly  Pär Arvidsson
Sweden (SWE)
54.92  Roger Pyttel
East Germany (GDR)
54.94  David López-Zubero
Spain (ESP)
55.13
200 m butterfly  Sergey Fesenko, Sr.
Soviet Union (URS)
1:59.76  Phil Hubble
Great Britain (GBR)
2:01.20  Roger Pyttel
East Germany (GDR)
2:01.39
400 m individual medley  Aleksandr Sidorenko
Soviet Union (URS)
4:22.89 (OR)  Sergey Fesenko, Sr.
Soviet Union (URS)
4:23.43  Zóltan Verrasztó
Hungary (HUN)
4:24.24
4×200 m freestyle relay  Soviet Union (URS)
Sergey Kopliakov
Vladimir Salnikov
Ivar Stukolkin
Andrey Krylov
Sergey Rusin*
Sergey Krasyuk*
Yuri Presekin*
7:23.50  East Germany (GDR)
Frank Pfütze
Jörg Woithe
Detlev Grabs
Rainer Strohbach
Frank Kühne*
7:28.60  Brazil (BRA)
Jorge Fernandes
Marcus Mattioli
Cyro Marques
Djan Madruga
7:29.30
4×100 m medley relay  Australia (AUS)
Mark Kerry
Peter Evans
Mark Tonelli
Neil Brooks
Glenn Patching*
3:45.70  Soviet Union (URS)
Viktor Kuznetsov
Arsens Miskarovs
Yevgeny Seredin
Sergey Kopliakov
Vladimir Shemetov*
Aleksandr Fedorovsky*
Aleksey Markovsky*
Sergey Krasyuk*
3:45.92  Great Britain (GBR)
Gary Abraham
Duncan Goodhew
David Lowe
Martin Smith
Paul Marshall*
Mark Taylor*
3:47.71

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Barbara Krause
East Germany (GDR)
54.79 (WR)  Caren Metschuck
East Germany (GDR)
55.16  Ines Diers
East Germany (GDR)
55.65
200 m freestyle  Barbara Krause
East Germany (GDR)
1:58.33 (OR)  Ines Diers
East Germany (GDR)
1:59.64  Carmela Schmidt
East Germany (GDR)
2:01.44
400 m freestyle  Ines Diers
East Germany (GDR)
4:08.76 (OR)  Petra Schneider
East Germany (GDR)
4:09.16  Carmela Schmidt
East Germany (GDR)
4:10.86
800 m freestyle  Michelle Ford
Australia (AUS)
8:28.90 (OR)  Ines Diers
East Germany (GDR)
8:32.55  Heike Dähne
East Germany (GDR)
8:33.48
100 m backstroke  Rica Reinisch
East Germany (GDR)
1:00.86 (WR)  Ina Kleber
East Germany (GDR)
1:02.07  Petra Riedel
East Germany (GDR)
1:02.64
200 m backstroke  Rica Reinisch
East Germany (GDR)
2:11.77 (WR)  Cornelia Polit
East Germany (GDR)
2:13.75  Birgit Treiber
East Germany (GDR)
2:14.14
100 m breaststroke  Ute Geweniger
East Germany (GDR)
1:10.22  Elvira Vasilkova
Soviet Union (URS)
1:10.41  Susanne Nielsson
Denmark (DEN)
1:11.16
200 m breaststroke  Lina Kačiušytė
Soviet Union (URS)
2:29.54 (OR)  Svetlana Varganova
Soviet Union (URS)
2:29.61  Yuliya Bogdanova
Soviet Union (URS)
2:32.39
100 m butterfly  Caren Metschuck
East Germany (GDR)
1:00.42  Andrea Pollack
East Germany (GDR)
1:00.90  Christiane Knacke
East Germany (GDR)
1:01.44
200 m butterfly  Ines Geißler
East Germany (GDR)
2:10.44 (OR)  Sybille Schönrock
East Germany (GDR)
2:10.45  Michelle Ford
Australia (AUS)
2:11.66
400 m individual medley  Petra Schneider
East Germany (GDR)
4:36.29 (WR)  Sharron Davies
Great Britain (GBR)
4:46.83  Agnieszka Czopek
Poland (POL)
4:48.17
4×100 m freestyle relay  East Germany (GDR)
Barbara Krause
Caren Metschuck
Ines Diers
Sarina Hülsenbeck
Carmela Schmidt*
3:42.71 (WR)  Sweden (SWE)
Carina Ljungdahl
Tina Gustafsson
Agneta Mårtensson
Agneta Eriksson
Birgitta Jönsson*
Helena Peterson*
3:48.93  Netherlands (NED)
Conny van Bentum
Wilma van Velsen
Reggie de Jong
Annelies Maas
3:49.51
4×100 m medley relay  East Germany (GDR)
Rica Reinisch
Ute Geweniger
Andrea Pollack
Caren Metschuck
Sarina Hülsenbeck*
4:06.67 (WR)  Great Britain (GBR)
Helen Jameson
Margaret Kelly
Ann Osgerby
June Croft
4:12.24  Soviet Union (URS)
Yelena Kruglova
Elvira Vasilkova
Alla Grishchenkova
Natalya Strunnikova
Irina Aksyonova*
Olga Klevakina*
4:13.61

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

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