Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    Australia
«1976 1984»
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

The final of the Men's 1.500 metres Freestyle event at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held in Moscow, Soviet Union, on Tuesday July 22, 1980.

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 14:58.27
Med 2.png  Aleksandr Chayev (URS) 15:14.30
Med 3.png  Max Metzker (AUS) 15:14.49
4.  Rainer Strohbach (GDR) 15:15.29
5.  Borut Petrič (YUG) 15:21.78
6.  Rafael Escalas (ESP) 15:21.88
7.  Zoltán Wladár (HUN) 15:26.70
8.  Eduard Petrov (URS) 15:28.24

Qualifying heats[edit]

Three heats took place at the Olympic Swimming Pool on 21 July 1980. The fastest 8 swimmers, irrespective of heat, qualified for the final the following day.

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Zoltán Wladár (HUN) 15:31.06
2.  Borut Petrič (YUG) 15:31.53
3.  Eduard Petrov (URS) 15:32.32
4.  Sándor Nagy (HUN) 15:34.84
5.  Marcelo Jucá (BRA) 16:01.11
6.  Diego Quiroga (ECU) 16:01.41


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Aleksandr Chayev (URS) 15:20.68
2.  Rafael Escalas (ESP) 15:20.99
3.  Max Metzker (AUS) 15:21.63
4.  Daniel Machek (TCH) 15:39.73


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 15:08.25
2.  Rainer Strohbach (GDR) 15:17.93
3.  Simon Gray (GBR) 15:43.17
4.  Darjan Petrič (YUG) 15:47.49
5.  Andrew Astbury (GBR) 15:54.32
6.  Djan Madruga (BRA) 15:56.20
7.  José María Larrañaga (PER) 16:27.90

References[edit]