Gymnastics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium as it appears today

At the 1980 Summer Olympics, fourteen different artistic gymnastics events were contested, eight for men and six for women. All events were held at the Sports Palace of the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow from July 20 through 25th. Several teams who had qualified to compete were absent as a result of the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott, including the United States, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, and West Germany.[1]

For the first time in Olympic competition, in event finals for the vault an average of two vaults was used as the final score, rather than the best of two vaults.

Format of competition[edit]

The gymnastics competition at the 1980 Summer Olympics was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which all gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. The combined scores of all team members determined the final score of the team. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts in the all-around qualified to the individual all-around competition. The six highest scoring gymnasts on each apparatus qualified to the final for that apparatus.
  • Competition II - The individual all-around competition, in which those who qualified from Competition I performed exercises on each apparatus. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her in Competition II.
  • Competition III - The apparatus finals, in which those who qualified during Competition I performed an exercise on the individual apparatus on which he or she had qualified. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast on that particular apparatus during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her on that particular apparatus in Competition III.

Each country was limited to three gymnasts in the all-around final and two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
details
Alexander Dityatin
 Soviet Union
Nikolai Andrianov
 Soviet Union
Stoyan Deltchev
 Bulgaria
Team all-around
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Nikolai Andrianov
Eduard Azaryan
Alexander Dityatin
Bogdan Makuts
Vladimir Markelov
Aleksandr Tkachyov
 East Germany (GDR)
Ralf-Peter Hemmann
Lutz Hoffmann
Lutz Mack
Michael Nikolay
Andreas Bronst
Roland Brückner
 Hungary (HUN)
Ferenc Donáth
György Guczoghy
Zoltán Kelemen
Péter Kovács
Zoltán Magyar
István Vámos
Floor exercise
details
Roland Brückner
 East Germany
Nikolai Andrianov
 Soviet Union
Alexander Dityatin
 Soviet Union
Horizontal bar
details
Stoyan Deltchev
 Bulgaria
Alexander Dityatin
 Soviet Union
Nikolai Andrianov
 Soviet Union
Parallel bars
details
Aleksandr Tkachyov
 Soviet Union
Alexander Dityatin
 Soviet Union
Roland Brückner
 East Germany
Pommel horse
details
Zoltán Magyar
 Hungary
Alexander Dityatin
 Soviet Union
Michael Nikolay
 East Germany
Rings
details
Alexander Dityatin
 Soviet Union
Aleksandr Tkachyov
 Soviet Union
Jiri Tabak
 Czechoslovakia
Vault
details
Nikolai Andrianov
 Soviet Union
Alexander Dityatin
 Soviet Union
Roland Brückner
 East Germany

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
details
Elena Davydova
 Soviet Union
Maxi Gnauck
 East Germany
Nadia Comăneci
 Romania
none awarded
Team all-around
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Elena Davydova
Maria Filatova
Nellie Kim
Yelena Naimushina
Natalia Shaposhnikova
Stella Zakharova
 Romania (ROU)
Nadia Comăneci
Rodica Dunca
Emilia Eberle
Cristina Elena Grigoraş
Melita Ruhn
Dumitrița Turner
 East Germany (GDR)
Maxi Gnauck
Silvia Hindorff
Steffi Kräker
Katharina Rensch
Karola Sube
Birgit Süss
Balance beam
details
Nadia Comăneci
 Romania
Elena Davydova
 Soviet Union
Natalia Shaposhnikova
 Soviet Union
Floor exercise
details
Nellie Kim
 Soviet Union
Nadia Comăneci
 Romania
None awarded Natalia Shaposhnikova
 Soviet Union
Maxi Gnauck
 East Germany
Uneven bars
details
Maxi Gnauck
 East Germany
Emilia Eberle
 Romania
Steffi Kräker
 East Germany
Melita Ruhn
 Romania
Maria Filatova
 Soviet Union
Vault
details
Natalia Shaposhnikova
 Soviet Union
Steffi Kräker
 East Germany
Melita Ruhn
 Romania

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)98522
2 East Germany (GDR)23611
3 Romania (ROU)2327
4 Bulgaria (BUL)1012
 Hungary (HUN)1012
6 Czechoslovakia (TCH)0011
Totals (6 nations)15141645

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 August 2019.

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