Spain at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Spain at the
1980 Summer Olympics
Olympic flag.svg
Flag of the Spanish Olympic Committee
IOC code ESP
NOC Spanish Olympic Committee
Website www.coe.es (Spanish)
in Moscow
Competitors 155 (146 men and 9 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Herminio Menéndez
Medals
Ranked 20th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 3 2 6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Spain competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. In partial support of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, Spain competed under the Olympic Flag instead of its national flag. 155 competitors, 146 men and 9 women, took part in 75 events in 18 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Alejandro Abascal
Miguel Noguer
Sailing Flying Dutchman July 29
 Silver Jordi Llompart Athletics Men's 50 kilometres walk July 30
 Silver men's national field hockey team, SpainSpain men's national field hockey team
Juan Amat   Francesc Fábregas
Jaime Arbós   José Miquel García
Juan Arbós   Rafael Garralda
Javier Cabot   Santiago Malgosa
Ricardo Cabot   Paulino Monsalve
Miguel Chaves   Juan Pellón
Juan Coghen   Carles Roca
Miguel de Paz   Jaime Zumalacárregui
Field hockey Men's tournament July 31
 Silver Herminio Menéndez
Guillermo del Riego
Canoeing Men's K-2 500 metres August 1
 Bronze David López-Zubero Swimming Men's 100 metre butterfly July 23
 Bronze Herminio Menéndez
Luis Gregorio Ramos
Canoeing Men's K-2 1000 metres August 2

Archery[edit]

After not competing in archery in 1976, Spain returned to the sport in 1980. Two Spanish men competed.

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.9
  • Semifinals — 1:48.1 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 1:49.5
  • Semifinals — 1:47.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 3:40.9
  • Semifinals — 3:42.6 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 3:44.7 (→ did not advance)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Heat — 29:12.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

  • Heat — 3:06.9 (→ did not advance)

Men's 110 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 13.72
  • Semifinals — 13.80
  • Final — 13.78 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 14.28
  • Semifinals — 14.00 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 50.48
  • Semifinals — 51.86 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 51.26 (→ did not advance)

Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:31.9
  • Semifinals — 8:22.0
  • Final — 8:15.8 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 8:27.5
  • Semifinals — 8:19.0
  • Final — 8:18.0 (→ 5th place)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification — 2.21 m
  • Final — 2.10 m (→ 16th place)
  • Qualification — 2.15 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.96 m
  • Final — 8.09 m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 7.73 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Triple Jump

  • Qualification — 16.20 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2:18:16 (→ 22nd place)

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:26:45.6 (→ 5th place)

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 3:51:25 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Final — 4:03:08 (→ 6th place)

Basketball[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Diving[edit]

Men's Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 532.02 points (→ 8th place)
  • Final — 749.340 points (→ 8th place)

Fencing[edit]

Four fencers, all men, represented Spain in 1980.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's sabre

Football[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
  • Spain – East Germany 1-1 (0-0)
  • Spain – Syria 0-0 (0-0)
  • Spain – Algeria 1-1 (1-0) → did not advance
  • Team Roster

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to East Germany (17-21)
  • Defeated Denmark (20-19)
  • Lost to Hungary (17-20)
  • Drew with Cuba (24-24)
  • Defeated Poland (24-22)
  • Classification Match
  • 5th/6th place: Defeated Yugoslavia (24-23) → 5th place
  • Team Roster

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round
  • Final
  • Spain – India 3-4 → Silver medal.svg Silver Medal
  • Team Roster:

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Spain in 1980.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Galera, Serrano, and Montesinos — 14.699pts, 9th place

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heats — 52,43
  • Semi-Finals — 52,81 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heats — 1.56,99 (→ did not advance)
  • Heats — 1.53,22 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1.500m Freestyle

  • Final — 15.21,88 (→ 6th place)

Men's 100m Butterfly

  • Final — 55,16 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)


Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle

  • Final — 3.58,73 (→ 8th place)

Water polo[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Notes[edit]