Canoeing at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's K-1 500 metres

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Canoeing at the 1980 Summer Olympics
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C-1 500 m   men  
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 500 m men
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K-1 500 m men women
K-1 1000 m men
K-2 500 m men women
K-2 1000 m men
K-4 1000 m men

The women's K-1 500 metres event was an individual kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1980 Summer Olympics program.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Birgit Fischer (GDR)  Vanja Gesheva-Tsvetkova (BUL)  Antonina Melnikova (URS)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Thirteen competitors entered in two heats on July 30, but two withdrew. The top three finishers from each of the heats advanced directly to the final while the rest competed in the semifinal.

Heat 1
1.  Birgit Fischer (GDR) 1:56.92 QF
2.  Vanja Gesheva (BUL) 1:58.40 QF
3.  Antonina Melnikova (URS) 1:58.74 QF
4.  Katalin Povázsán (HUN) 2:01.21 QS
5.  Lucy Perret (GBR) 2:03.09 QS
-  Elisabetta Introini (ITA) Did not start
-  Ineke Bakker (NED) Did not start
Heat 2
1.  Ewa Eichler (POL) 1:59.75 QF
2.  Maria Ştefan (ROU) 1:59.94 QF
3.  Béatrice Knopf (FRA) 2:00.59 QF
4.  Agneta Andersson (SWE) 2:01.00 QS
5.  Marleen Kuppens (BEL) 2:05.61 QS
6.  Jana Polakovičová (TCH) 2:07.68 QS

Semifinal[edit]

The top three finishers in the semifinal (raced on August 1) advanced to the final.

Semifinal
1.  Katalin Povázsán (HUN) 2:02.66 QF
2.  Lucy Perret (GBR) 2:03.73 QF
3.  Agneta Andersson (SWE) 2:04.39 QF
4.  Marleen Kuppens (BEL) 2:04.86
5.  Jana Polakovičová (TCH) 2:08.99

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 1.

Gold  Birgit Fischer (GDR) 1:57.96
Silver  Vanja Gesheva (BUL) 1:59.48
Bronze  Antonina Melnikova (URS) 1:59.66
4.  Maria Ştefan (ROU) 2:00.90
5.  Ewa Eichler (POL) 2:01.23
6.  Agneta Andersson (SWE) 2:01.33
7.  Katalin Povázsán (HUN) 2:01.52
8.  Béatrice Knopf (FRA) 2:02.91
9.  Lucy Perret (GBR) 2:04.89

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