Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Athletics at the
1980 Summer Olympics
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The Men's Discus Throw event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union had an entrylist of 18 competitors, with one qualifying group and the final (12) held on Monday July 28, 1980.


Gold Viktor Rashchupkin
 Soviet Union
Silver Imrich Bugár
Bronze Luis Delís


  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best


Standing records prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics
World Record  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR) 71.16 m August 9, 1978 East Germany East Berlin, East Germany
Olympic Record  Mac Wilkins (USA) 68.28 m July 24, 1976 Canada Montréal, Canada



Med 1.png  Viktor Rashchupkin (URS) 66.64 m
Med 2.png  Imrich Bugár (TCH) 66.38 m
Med 3.png  Luis Delís (CUB) 66.32 m
4.  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR) 65.64 m
5.  Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 65.58 m
6.  Ihor Duhinets (URS) 64.04 m
7.  Emil Vladimirov (BUL) 63.18 m
8.  Velko Velev (BUL) 63.04 m
9.  Markku Tuokko (FIN) 61.84 m
10.  José Santa Cruz (CUB) 61.52 m
11.  Hilmar Hoßfeld (GDR) 61.14 m
12.  Kenth Gardenkrans (SWE) 60.24 m

Qualifying round[edit]

  • Held on Sunday July 27, 1980
1.  Imrich Bugár (TCH) 65.08 m
2.  Viktor Rashchupkin (URS) 64.78 m
3.  Luis Delís (CUB) 62.20 m
4.  Ihor Duhinets (URS) 63.10 m
5.  Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 62.82 m
6.  Kenth Gardenkrans (SWE) 62.58 m
7.  Emil Vladimirov (BUL) 62.50 m
8.  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR) 62.46 m
9.  Markku Tuokko (FIN) 62.14 m
10.  Velko Velev (BUL) 61.32 m
11.  José Santa Cruz (CUB) 60.14 m
12.  Hilmar Hoßfeld (GDR) 59.92 m
13.  Armin Lemme (GDR) 59.44 m
14.  Iosif Nagy (ROU) 59.34 m
15.  Namakoro Niare (MLI) 57.34 m
16.  Adnan Houry (SYR) 47.52 m
17.  Najem Najem (KUW) 39.26 m
 Oskar Jakobsson (ISL) NM

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