Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle

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Women's 800 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    East Germany
Bronze medal    East Germany
«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 Women's 800 metres Freestyle event at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held in Moscow, Soviet Union, on Saturday July 26, 1980.

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Michelle Ford (AUS) 8:28.90 OR
Med 2.png  Ines Diers (GDR) 8:32.55
Med 3.png  Heike Dähne (GDR) 8:33.48
4.  Irina Aksenova (URS) 8:38.05
5.  Oksana Komissarova (URS) 8:42:04
6.  Pascale Verbauwen (BEL) 8:44.84
7.  Ines Geißler (GDR) 8:45.28
8.  Yelena Ivanova (URS) 8:46.45

Qualifying heats[edit]

The qualifying heats were held on Saturday 26 July 1980 in the Olympic Swimming Pool. The fastest 8 swimmers qualified for the final.

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Heike Dähne (GDR) 8:36.09 OR
2.  Irina Aksyonova (URS) 8:44.42
3.  Pascale Verbauwen (BEL) 8:45.12
4.  Oksana Komissarova (URS) 8:45.80
5.  Yelena Ivanova (URS) 8:47.33
6.  Roberta Felotti (ITA) 8:58.54


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Ines Diers (GDR) 8:40.29
2.  Michelle Ford (AUS) 8:42.36
3.  Ines Geißler (GDR) 8:46.96
4.  Rosemary Brown (AUS) 8:49.47
5.  Jacquelene Willmott (GBR) 8:50.51
6.  Reggie de Jong (NED) 8:54.49
7.  Sofia Dara (GRE) 9:02.37
8.  Nikole Schrepfer (SUI) 9:15.11

References[edit]