Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
VenueSwimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex
Date21 July (heats)
22 July (final)
Competitors17 from 11 nations
Winning time14:58.27 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aleksandr Chayev  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Max Metzker  Australia
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The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held on 21 and 22 July at the Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Brian Goodell (USA) 15:02.40 Montreal, Canada 20 July 1976
Olympic record  Brian Goodell (USA) 15:02.40 Montreal, Canada 20 July 1976

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
22 July Final Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union 14:58.27 WR, OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union 15:08.25 Q
2 3 Rainer Strohbach  East Germany 15:17.93 Q
3 2 Aleksandr Chayev  Soviet Union 15:20.68 Q
4 2 Rafael Escalas  Spain 15:20.99 Q
5 2 Max Metzker  Australia 15:21.63 Q
6 1 Zoltán Wladár  Hungary 15:31.06 Q
7 1 Borut Petrič  Yugoslavia 15:31.53 Q
8 1 Eduard Petrov  Soviet Union 15:32.32 Q
9 1 Sándor Nagy  Hungary 15:34.84
10 2 Daniel Machek  Czechoslovakia 15:39.73
11 3 Simon Gray  Great Britain 15:43.17
12 3 Darjan Petrič  Yugoslavia 15:47.49
13 3 Andrew Astbury  Great Britain 15:54.32
14 3 Djan Madruga  Brazil 15:56.20
15 1 Marcelo Jucá  Brazil 16:01.11
16 1 Diego Quiroga  Ecuador 16:01.41
17 3 José María Larrañaga  Peru 16:27.90
1 Kevin Williamson  Ireland DNS
2 Abdelhakim Bitat  Algeria DNS
2 István Koczka  Hungary DNS
3 Jean-Marie François  Venezuela DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union 14:58.27 WR, OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aleksandr Chayev  Soviet Union 15:14.30
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Max Metzker  Australia 15:14.49
4 Rainer Strohbach  East Germany 15:15.29
5 Borut Petrič  Yugoslavia 15:21.78
6 Rafael Escalas  Spain 15:21.88
7 Zoltán Wladár  Hungary 15:26.70
8 Eduard Petrov  Soviet Union 15:28.24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980 – Volume 3: Participants and Results". Fizkultura i sport. pp. 451, 462. Retrieved 23 November 2018.