Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Athletics
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
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Dates24 July – 1 August 1980
Competitors959 from 70 nations
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Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics was represented by 38 events. They were held in the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium at Luzhniki (south-western part of Moscow) between July 24 and August 1. There were a total number of 959 participating athletes from 70 countries.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Allan Wells
 Great Britain
10.25 Silvio Leonard
 Cuba
10.25 Petar Petrov
 Bulgaria
10.39
200 metres
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Pietro Mennea
 Italy
20.19 Allan Wells
 Great Britain
20.21 Don Quarrie
 Jamaica
20.29
400 metres
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Viktor Markin
 Soviet Union
44.60 Rick Mitchell
 Australia
44.84 Frank Schaffer
 East Germany
44.87
800 metres
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Steve Ovett
 Great Britain
1:45.40 Sebastian Coe
 Great Britain
1:45.85 Nikolay Kirov
 Soviet Union
1:45.94
1500 metres
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Sebastian Coe
 Great Britain
3:38.40 Jürgen Straub
 East Germany
3:38.80 Steve Ovett
 Great Britain
3:38.99
5000 metres
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Miruts Yifter
 Ethiopia
13:20.91 Suleiman Nyambui
 Tanzania
13:21.60 Kaarlo Maaninka
 Finland
13:22.00
10,000 metres
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Miruts Yifter
 Ethiopia
27:42.69 Kaarlo Maaninka
 Finland
27:44.28 Mohamed Kedir
 Ethiopia
27:44.64
110 metres hurdles
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Thomas Munkelt
 East Germany
13.39 Alejandro Casañas
 Cuba
13.40 Aleksandr Puchkov
 Soviet Union
13.44
400 metres hurdles
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Volker Beck
 East Germany
48.70 Vasyl Arkhypenko
 Soviet Union
48.86 Gary Oakes
 Great Britain
49.11
3000 metres steeplechase
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Bronisław Malinowski
 Poland
8:09.70 Filbert Bayi
 Tanzania
8:12.48 Eshetu Tura
 Ethiopia
8:13.57
4×100 metres relay
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 Soviet Union (URS)
Vladimir Muravyov
Nikolay Sidorov
Andrey Prokofyev
Aleksandr Aksinin
38.26  Poland (POL)
Zenon Licznerski
Leszek Dunecki
Marian Woronin
Krzysztof Zwoliński
38.33  France (FRA)
Patrick Barre
Pascal Barre
Hermann Panzo
Antoine Richard
38.53
4×400 metres relay
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 Soviet Union (URS)
Viktor Markin
Remigijus Valiulis
Mikhail Linge
Nikolay Chernetskiy
3:01.08  East Germany (GDR)
Klaus Thiele
Andreas Knebel
Frank Schaffer
Volker Beck
3:01.26  Italy (ITA)
Roberto Tozzi
Mauro Zuliani
Stefano Malinverni
Pietro Mennea
3:04.54
Marathon
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Waldemar Cierpinski
 East Germany
2:11:03 Gerard Nijboer
 Netherlands
2:11:20 Satymkul Dzhumanazarov
 Soviet Union
2:11:35
20 kilometres walk
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Maurizio Damilano
 Italy
1:23:35.5 Pyotr Pochynchuk
 Soviet Union
1:25:45.4 Roland Wieser
 East Germany
1:25:58.2
50 kilometres walk
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Hartwig Gauder
 East Germany
3:49.24 Jorge Llopart
 Spain
3:51.25 Evgeni Ivchenko
 Soviet Union
3:56.32
High jump
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Gerd Wessig
 East Germany
2.36 m WR Jacek Wszoła
 Poland
2.31 m Jörg Freimuth
 East Germany
2.31 m
Pole vault
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Władysław Kozakiewicz
 Poland
5.78 m WR Konstantin Volkov
 Soviet Union
Tadeusz Ślusarski
 Poland
5.65 m none --
Long jump
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Lutz Dombrowski
 East Germany
8.54 m Frank Paschek
 East Germany
8.21 m Valeriy Pidluzhnyy
 Soviet Union
8.18 m
Triple jump
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Jaak Uudmäe
 Soviet Union
17.35 m Viktor Saneev
 Soviet Union
17.24 m João Carlos de Oliveira
 Brazil
17.22 m
Shot put
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Vladimir Kiselyov
 Soviet Union
21.35 m Aleksandr Baryshnikov
 Soviet Union
21.08 m Udo Beyer
 East Germany
21.06 m
Discus throw
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Viktor Rashchupkin
 Soviet Union
66.64 m Imrich Bugár
 Czechoslovakia
66.38 m Luis Delís
 Cuba
66.32 m
Hammer throw
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Yuriy Sedykh
 Soviet Union
81.80 m WR Sergey Litvinov
 Soviet Union
80.64 m Jüri Tamm
 Soviet Union
78.96 m
Javelin throw
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Dainis Kūla
 Soviet Union
91.20 m Aleksandr Makarov
 Soviet Union
89.64 m Wolfgang Hanisch
 East Germany
86.72 m
Decathlon
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Daley Thompson
 Great Britain
8495 Yuriy Kutsenko
 Soviet Union
8331 Sergey Zhelanov
 Soviet Union
8135

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Lyudmila Kondratyeva
 Soviet Union
11.06 Marlies Göhr
 East Germany
11.07 Ingrid Auerswald
 East Germany
11.14
200 metres
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Bärbel Wöckel
 East Germany
22.03 OR Natalya Bochina
 Soviet Union
22.19 Merlene Ottey
 Jamaica
22.20
400 metres
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Marita Koch
 East Germany
48.88 OR Jarmila Kratochvílová
 Czechoslovakia
49.46 Christina Lathan
 East Germany
49.66
800 metres
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Nadezhda Olizarenko
 Soviet Union
1:53.43 WR Olga Mineeva
 Soviet Union
1:54.81 Tatyana Providokhina
 Soviet Union
1:55.46
1500 metres
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Tatyana Kazankina
 Soviet Union
3:56.56 OR Christiane Wartenberg
 East Germany
3:57.71 Nadezhda Olizarenko
 Soviet Union
3:59.52
100 metres hurdles
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Vera Komisova
 Soviet Union
12.56 OR Johanna Klier
 East Germany
12.63 Lucyna Langer
 Poland
12.65
4×100 metres relay
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 East Germany (GDR)
Romy Müller
Bärbel Wöckel
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
41.60 WR  Soviet Union (URS)
Vera Komisova
Lyudmila Maslakova
Vera Anisimova
Natalya Bochina
42.10  Great Britain (GBR)
Heather Hunte
Kathy Smallwood
Beverley Goddard
Sonia Lannaman
42.43
4×400 metres relay
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 Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Prorochenko
Tatyana Goyshchik
Nina Ziuskova
Irina Nazarova
3:20.12  East Germany (GDR)
Barbara Krug
Gabriele Löwe
Christina Lathan
Marita Koch
3:20.35  Great Britain (GBR)
Linsey MacDonald
Michelle Probert
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
Donna Hartley
3:27.74
High jump
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Sara Simeoni
 Italy
1.97 m Urszula Kielan
 Poland
1.94 m Jutta Kirst
 East Germany
1.94 m
Long jump
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Tatyana Kolpakova
 Soviet Union
7.06 m Brigitte Wujak
 East Germany
7.04 m Tatyana Skachko
 Soviet Union
7.01 m
Shot put
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Ilona Slupianek
 East Germany
22.41 m OR Svetlana Krachevskaia
 Soviet Union
21.42 m Margitta Droese-Pufe
 East Germany
21.20 m
Discus throw
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Evelin Jahl
 East Germany
69.96 m Mariya Petkova
 Bulgaria
67.90 m Tatyana Lesovaya
 Soviet Union
67.40 m
Javelin throw
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María Caridad Colón
 Cuba
68.40 m Saida Gunba
 Soviet Union
67.76 m Ute Hommola
 East Germany
66.56 m
Pentathlon
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Nadezhda Tkachenko
 Soviet Union
5083 WR Olga Rukavishnikova
 Soviet Union
4937 Olga Kuragina
 Soviet Union
4875

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)15141241
2 East Germany (GDR)1181029
3 Great Britain (GBR)42410
4 Italy (ITA)3014
5 Poland (POL)2417
6 Ethiopia (ETH)2024
7 Cuba (CUB)1214
8 Czechoslovakia (TCH)0202
 Tanzania (TAN)0202
10 Bulgaria (BUL)0112
 Finland (FIN)0112
12 Australia (AUS)0101
 Netherlands (NED)0101
 Spain (ESP)0101
15 Jamaica (JAM)0022
16 Brazil (BRA)0011
 France (FRA)0011
Totals (17 nations)383937114

Controversy[edit]

Polish gold medallist pole vaulter Władysław Kozakiewicz showed an obscene bras d'honneur gesture in all four directions to the jeering Soviet public, causing an international scandal and almost losing his medal as a result. There were numerous incidents and accusations of Soviet officials using their authority to negate marks by opponents to the point that IAAF officials found the need to look over the officials' shoulders to try to keep the events fair. There were also accusations of opening stadium gates to advantage Soviet athletes, and causing other disturbances to opposing athletes.[1][2][3][4][5]

The Soviet Union's Jaak Uudmäe and Viktor Saneyev won the first two places in the triple jump, ahead of Brazil's world record holder João Carlos de Oliveira. Both de Oliveira and Australia's Ian Campbell produced long jumps, but they were declared fouls by the officials and not measured; in Campbell's case, his longest jump was ruled a "scrape foul", with his trailing leg touching the track during the jump. Campbell insisted he hadn't scraped, and it was alleged the officials intentionally threw out his and de Oliveira's best jumps to favor the Soviets, similarly to a number of other events.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kozakiewicz Sets World Pole Vault Record". Star-Banner. Ocala, Florida. 31 July 1980.
  2. ^ Barukh Ḥazan. Olympic Sports and Propaganda Games: Moscow 1980. Books.google.com. p. 183. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  3. ^ Jesse Reed. "Top 10 Scandals in Summer Olympic History". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Style, Love, Home, Horoscopes & more - MSN Lifestyle". Living.msn.com. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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