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Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics was represented by 38 events. They were held in the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium at Luzhniki (south-western part of Moscow) between July 24 and August 1. There were a total number of 959 participating athletes from 70 countries.

Athletics
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
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Dates24 July – 1 August 1980
Competitors959 from 70 nations
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Contents

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Allan Wells
  Great Britain
10.25 Silvio Leonard
  Cuba
10.25 Petar Petrov
  Bulgaria
10.39
200 metres
details
Pietro Mennea
  Italy
20.19 Allan Wells
  Great Britain
20.21 Don Quarrie
  Jamaica
20.29
400 metres
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Viktor Markin
  Soviet Union
44.60 Rick Mitchell
  Australia
44.84 Frank Schaffer
  East Germany
44.87
800 metres
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Steve Ovett
  Great Britain
1:45.40 Sebastian Coe
  Great Britain
1:45.85 Nikolay Kirov
  Soviet Union
1:45.94
1500 metres
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Sebastian Coe
  Great Britain
3:38.40 Jürgen Straub
  East Germany
3:38.80 Steve Ovett
  Great Britain
3:38.99
5000 metres
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Miruts Yifter
  Ethiopia
13:20.91 Suleiman Nyambui
  Tanzania
13:21.60 Kaarlo Maaninka
  Finland
13:22.00
10,000 metres
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Miruts Yifter
  Ethiopia
27:42.69 Kaarlo Maaninka
  Finland
27:44.28 Mohamed Kedir
  Ethiopia
27:44.64
110 metres hurdles
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Thomas Munkelt
  East Germany
13.39 Alejandro Casañas
  Cuba
13.40 Aleksandr Puchkov
  Soviet Union
13.44
400 metres hurdles
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Volker Beck
  East Germany
48.70 Vasyl Arkhypenko
  Soviet Union
48.86 Gary Oakes
  Great Britain
49.11
3000 metres steeplechase
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Bronisław Malinowski
  Poland
8:09.70 Filbert Bayi
  Tanzania
8:12.48 Eshetu Tura
  Ethiopia
8:13.57
4×100 metres relay
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  Soviet Union (URS)
Vladimir Muravyov
Nikolay Sidorov
Andrey Prokofyev
Aleksandr Aksinin
38.26   Poland (POL)
Zenon Licznerski
Leszek Dunecki
Marian Woronin
Krzysztof Zwoliński
38.33   France (FRA)
Patrick Barre
Pascal Barre
Hermann Panzo
Antoine Richard
38.53
4×400 metres relay
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  Soviet Union (URS)
Viktor Markin
Remigijus Valiulis
Mikhail Linge
Nikolay Chernetskiy
3:01.08   East Germany (GDR)
Klaus Thiele
Andreas Knebel
Frank Schaffer
Volker Beck
3:01.26   Italy (ITA)
Roberto Tozzi
Mauro Zuliani
Stefano Malinverni
Pietro Mennea
3:04.54
Marathon
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Waldemar Cierpinski
  East Germany
2:11:03 Gerard Nijboer
  Netherlands
2:11:20 Satymkul Dzhumanazarov
  Soviet Union
2:11:35
20 kilometres walk
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Maurizio Damilano
  Italy
1:23:35.5 Pyotr Pochynchuk
  Soviet Union
1:25:45.4 Roland Wieser
  East Germany
1:25:58.2
50 kilometres walk
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Hartwig Gauder
  East Germany
3:49.24 Jorge Llopart
  Spain
3:51.25 Evgeni Ivchenko
  Soviet Union
3:56.32
High jump
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Gerd Wessig
  East Germany
2.36 m WR Jacek Wszoła
  Poland
2.31 m Jörg Freimuth
  East Germany
2.31 m
Pole vault
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Władysław Kozakiewicz
  Poland
5.78 m WR Konstantin Volkov
  Soviet Union
Tadeusz Ślusarski
  Poland
5.65 m none --
Long jump
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Lutz Dombrowski
  East Germany
8.54 m Frank Paschek
  East Germany
8.21 m Valeriy Pidluzhnyy
  Soviet Union
8.18 m
Triple jump
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Jaak Uudmäe
  Soviet Union
17.35 m Viktor Saneev
  Soviet Union
17.24 m João Carlos de Oliveira
  Brazil
17.22 m
Shot put
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Vladimir Kiselyov
  Soviet Union
21.35 m Aleksandr Baryshnikov
  Soviet Union
21.08 m Udo Beyer
  East Germany
21.06 m
Discus throw
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Viktor Rashchupkin
  Soviet Union
66.64 m Imrich Bugár
  Czechoslovakia
66.38 m Luis Delís
  Cuba
66.32 m
Hammer throw
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Yuriy Sedykh
  Soviet Union
81.80 m WR Sergey Litvinov
  Soviet Union
80.64 m Jüri Tamm
  Soviet Union
78.96 m
Javelin throw
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Dainis Kūla
  Soviet Union
91.20 m Aleksandr Makarov
  Soviet Union
89.64 m Wolfgang Hanisch
  East Germany
86.72 m
Decathlon
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Daley Thompson
  Great Britain
8495 Yuriy Kutsenko
  Soviet Union
8331 Sergey Zhelanov
  Soviet Union
8135

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Lyudmila Kondratyeva
  Soviet Union
11.06 Marlies Göhr
  East Germany
11.07 Ingrid Auerswald
  East Germany
11.14
200 metres
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Bärbel Wöckel
  East Germany
22.03 OR Natalya Bochina
  Soviet Union
22.19 Merlene Ottey
  Jamaica
22.20
400 metres
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Marita Koch
  East Germany
48.88 OR Jarmila Kratochvílová
  Czechoslovakia
49.46 Christina Lathan
  East Germany
49.66
800 metres
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Nadezhda Olizarenko
  Soviet Union
1:53.43 WR Olga Mineeva
  Soviet Union
1:54.81 Tatyana Providokhina
  Soviet Union
1:55.46
1500 metres
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Tatyana Kazankina
  Soviet Union
3:56.56 OR Christiane Wartenberg
  East Germany
3:57.71 Nadezhda Olizarenko
  Soviet Union
3:59.52
100 metres hurdles
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Vera Komisova
  Soviet Union
12.56 OR Johanna Klier
  East Germany
12.63 Lucyna Langer
  Poland
12.65
4×100 metres relay
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  East Germany (GDR)
Romy Müller
Bärbel Wöckel
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
41.60 WR   Soviet Union (URS)
Vera Komisova
Lyudmila Maslakova
Vera Anisimova
Natalya Bochina
42.10   Great Britain (GBR)
Heather Hunte
Kathy Smallwood
Beverley Goddard
Sonia Lannaman
42.43
4×400 metres relay
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  Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Prorochenko
Tatyana Goyshchik
Nina Ziuskova
Irina Nazarova
3:20.12   East Germany (GDR)
Barbara Krug
Gabriele Löwe
Christina Lathan
Marita Koch
3:20.35   Great Britain (GBR)
Linsey MacDonald
Michelle Probert
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
Donna Hartley
3:27.74
High jump
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Sara Simeoni
  Italy
1.97 m Urszula Kielan
  Poland
1.94 m Jutta Kirst
  East Germany
1.94 m
Long jump
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Tatyana Kolpakova
  Soviet Union
7.06 m Brigitte Wujak
  East Germany
7.04 m Tatyana Skachko
  Soviet Union
7.01 m
Shot put
details
Ilona Slupianek
  East Germany
22.41 m OR Svetlana Krachevskaia
  Soviet Union
21.42 m Margitta Droese-Pufe
  East Germany
21.20 m
Discus throw
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Evelin Jahl
  East Germany
69.96 m Mariya Petkova
  Bulgaria
67.90 m Tatyana Lesovaya
  Soviet Union
67.40 m
Javelin throw
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María Caridad Colón
  Cuba
68.40 m Saida Gunba
  Soviet Union
67.76 m Ute Hommola
  East Germany
66.56 m
Pentathlon
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Nadezhda Tkachenko
  Soviet Union
5083 WR Olga Rukavishnikova
  Soviet Union
4937 Olga Kuragina
  Soviet Union
4875

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)15141241
2  East Germany (GDR)1181029
3  Great Britain (GBR)42410
4  Italy (ITA)3014
5  Poland (POL)2417
6  Ethiopia (ETH)2024
7  Cuba (CUB)1214
8  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0202
  Tanzania (TAN)0202
10  Bulgaria (BUL)0112
  Finland (FIN)0112
12  Australia (AUS)0101
  Netherlands (NED)0101
  Spain (ESP)0101
15  Jamaica (JAM)0022
16  Brazil (BRA)0011
  France (FRA)0011
Totals (17 nations)383937114

ControversyEdit

Polish gold medallist pole vaulter Władysław Kozakiewicz showed an obscene bras d'honneur gesture in all four directions to the jeering Soviet public, causing an international scandal and almost losing his medal as a result. There were numerous incidents and accusations of Soviet officials using their authority to negate marks by opponents to the point that IAAF officials found the need to look over the officials' shoulders to try to keep the events fair. There were also accusations of opening stadium gates to advantage Soviet athletes, and causing other disturbances to opposing athletes.[1][2][3][4][5]

The Soviet Union's Jaak Uudmäe and Viktor Saneyev won the first two places in the triple jump, ahead of Brazil's world record holder João Carlos de Oliveira. Both de Oliveira and Australia's Ian Campbell produced long jumps, but they were declared fouls by the officials and not measured; in Campbell's case, his longest jump was ruled a "scrape foul", with his trailing leg touching the track during the jump. Campbell insisted he hadn't scraped, and it was alleged the officials intentionally threw out his and de Oliveira's best jumps to favor the Soviets, similarly to a number of other events. Similar allegations were made about a favorable call aiding Tatyana Kolpakova in the women's long jump.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kozakiewicz Sets World Pole Vault Record". Star-Banner. Ocala, Florida. 31 July 1980.
  2. ^ Barukh Ḥazan. Olympic Sports and Propaganda Games: Moscow 1980. Books.google.com. p. 183. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  3. ^ Jesse Reed. "Top 10 Scandals in Summer Olympic History". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Style, Love, Home, Horoscopes & more - MSN Lifestyle". Living.msn.com. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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