Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

The men's 100 metres event was one of the events in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. The competition was held on July 24, 1980, and on July 25, 1980.[1] Sixty-five athletes from 40 nations competed.[2] Each nation was limited to 3 athletes per rules in force since the 1930 Olympic Congress. The event was won by Allan Wells of Great Britain, that nation's first title in the men's 100 metres since 1924. Cuba took its first medal in the event since 1964, with Silvio Leonard's silver matching the nation's best result. Petar Petrov's bronze was Bulgaria's first Olympic medal in the men's 100 metres.

Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
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Athletics
VenueLenin Olympic Stadium
DateJuly 24 (heats)
July 25 (finals)
Competitors65 from 40 nations
Winning time10.25
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Allan Wells
 Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silvio Leonard
 Cuba
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Petar Petrov
 Bulgaria
← 1976
1984 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the nineteenth time the event was held, having appeared at every Olympics since the first in 1896. Four finalists from 1980 returned: defending gold medal winner Hasely Crawford of Trinidad and Tobago, silver medalist Don Quarrie of Jamaica, seventh-place finisher Klaus-Dieter Kurrat of East Germany, and eight-place finisher Petar Petrov of Bulgaria. The American team, including 1977 IAAF World Cup winner Steve Williams, was absent due to boycott. Other notable entrants included Silvio Leonard of Cuba (1975 and 1979 Pan-American Games champion, 1976 Olympic quarterfinalist, 1977 World Cup bronze medal), Eugen Ray of East Germany (1977 World Cup silver medalist), and Allan Wells of Great Britain (second to Quarrie at the 1978 Commonwealth Games).[2]

Eleven nations appeared in the event for the first time: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Guinea, Laos, Lebanon, Mozambique, Nepal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, and Syria. The United States missed this event for the first time in Olympic history. France and Great Britain made their 16th appearances in the event, tied with Canada (also absent due to boycott) for second-most, after the United States with 18.

Competition formatEdit

The event retained the same basic four round format introduced in 1920: heats, quarterfinals, semifinals, and a final. The "fastest loser" system, introduced in 1968, was used again to ensure that the quarterfinals and subsequent rounds had exactly 8 runners per heat; this time, that system applied only in the preliminary heats. With only 2 more runners than in 1976, the format was held very static—including the number of heats.

The first round consisted of 9 heats, each with 6–8 athletes. The top three runners in each heat advanced, along with the next five fastest runners overall. This made 32 quarterfinalists, who were divided into 4 heats of 8 runners. The top four runners in each quarterfinal advanced, with no "fastest loser" places. The 16 semifinalists competed in two heats of 8, with the top four in each semifinal advancing to the eight-man final.[2][3]

RecordsEdit

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics.

World Record 9.95   Jim Hines Mexico City (MEX) October 14, 1968
Olympic Record 9.95   Jim Hines Mexico City (MEX) October 14, 1968

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

  • Held on July 24, 1980

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Silvio Leonard   Cuba 10.33 Q
2 Peter Okodogbe   Nigeria 10.39 Q
3 Christopher Brathwaite   Trinidad and Tobago 10.44 Q
4 Klaus-Dieter Kurrat   East Germany 10.53 q
5 Charles Kachenjela   Zambia 11.03
6 John Carew   Sierra Leone 11.11
7 Marc Larose   Seychelles 11.27

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Pietro Mennea   Italy 10.56 Q
2 Lambros Kefalas   Greece 10.70 Q
3 Katsuhiko Nakaya   Brazil 10.72 Q
4 Momar N'Dao   Senegal 10.73
5 Eduardo Costa   Mozambique 11.02
6 Lucien Josiah   Botswana 11.15
7 Soutsakhone Somninhom   Laos 11.69

Heat 3Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Aleksandr Aksinin   Soviet Union 10.26 Q
2 Leszek Dunecki   Poland 10.42 Q
3 Nelson dos Santos   Brazil 10.51 Q
4 Hammed Adio   Nigeria 10.58 q
5 Nabil Nahri   Syria 10.67
6 Mwalimu Ally   Tanzania 10.86
7 Rudolph George   Sierra Leone 11.37

Heat 4Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Petar Petrov   Bulgaria 10.32 Q
2 Vladimir Muravyov   Soviet Union 10.37 Q
3 Osvaldo Lara   Cuba 10.39 Q
4 Antoine Richard   France 10.51 q
5 Pascal Aho   Benin 11.01
6 Joseph Letseka   Lesotho 11.21
7 Ilídio Coelho   Angola 11.42
8 Besha Tuffa   Ethiopia 11.55

Heat 5Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Eugen Ray   East Germany 10.38 Q
2 Hasely Crawford   Trinidad and Tobago 10.42 Q
3 Drew McMaster   Great Britain 10.43 Q
4 Gerardo Suero   Dominican Republic 10.53 q
5 Roland Dagher   Lebanon 11.01
6 Sheku Boima   Sierra Leone 11.08
7 Raghu Raj Onta   Nepal 11.61

Heat 7Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Sören Schlegel   East Germany 10.44 Q
2 Hermann Panzo   France 10.53 Q
3 Tomás González   Cuba 10.65 Q
4 Antoine Kiakouama   Republic of the Congo 10.69
5 Milton de Castro   Brazil 10.74
6 Boubacar Diallo   Senegal 10.75
7 Adille Sumariwalla   India 11.04

Heat 7Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Allan Wells   Great Britain 10.35 Q
2 Don Quarrie   Jamaica 10.37 Q
3 Krzysztof Zwoliński   Poland 10.60 Q
4 Ivaylo Karanyotov   Bulgaria 10.66
5 István Tatár   Hungary 10.69
6 Mario Westbroek   Netherlands 10.91
7 Oddur Sigurðsson   Iceland 10.94

Heat 8Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 James Gilkes   Guyana 10.34 Q
2 Cameron Sharp   Great Britain 10.38 Q
3 Théophile Nkounkou   Republic of the Congo 10.53 Q
4 István Nagy   Hungary 10.68
5 David Lukuba   Tanzania 10.74
6 Paul Haba   Guinea 11.19
7 Abdul Majeed Al-Mosawi   Kuwait 11.28

Heat 9Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Grégoire Illorson   Cameroon 10.34 Q
2 Marian Woronin   Poland 10.35 Q
3 Andrey Shlyapnikov   Soviet Union 10.43 Q
4 Samson Oyeledun   Nigeria 10.59 q
5 Francis Adams   Trinidad and Tobago 10.80
6 Peter Mwita   Tanzania 11.07
7 Salif Koné   Mali 11.07
8 José Luis Elias   Peru 13.66

QuarterfinalsEdit

  • Held on July 24, 1980

Quarterfinal 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Allan Wells   Great Britain 10.11 Q
2 Petar Petrov   Bulgaria 10.13 Q
3 Osvaldo Lara   Cuba 10.21 Q
4 Pietro Mennea   Italy 10.27 Q
5 Hasely Crawford   Trinidad and Tobago 10.28
6 Sören Schlegel   East Germany 10.28
7 Nelson dos Santos   Brazil 10.45
8 Lambros Kefalas   Greece 10.62

Quarterfinal 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Aleksandr Aksinin   Soviet Union 10.29 Q
2 Don Quarrie   Jamaica 10.29 Q
3 Hermann Panzo   France 10.29 Q
4 Peter Okodogbe   Nigeria 10.34 Q
5 Leszek Dunecki   Poland 10.40
6 Drew McMaster   Great Britain 10.42
7 Tomás González   Cuba 10.44
8 Gerardo Suero   Dominican Republic 10.57

Quarterfinal 3Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Silvio Leonard   Cuba 10.16 Q
2 Marian Woronin   Poland 10.27 Q
3 Eugen Ray   East Germany 10.30 Q
4 Christopher Brathwaite   Trinidad and Tobago 10.37 Q
5 Andrei Shlyapnikov   Soviet Union 10.41
6 Théophile Nkounkou   Republic of the Congo 10.59
7 Hammed Adio   Nigeria 10.67
8 Katsuhiko Nakaya   Brazil 10.70

Quarterfinal 4Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 James Gilkes   Guyana 10.26 Q
2 Grégoire Illorson   Cameroon 10.29 Q
3 Vladimir Muravyov   Soviet Union 10.34 Q
4 Cameron Sharp   Great Britain 10.38 Q
5 Antoine Richard   France 10.45
6 Klaus-Dieter Kurrat   East Germany 10.54
7 Krzysztof Zwoliński   Poland 10.54
8 Samson Oyeledun   Nigeria 10.73

SemifinalsEdit

  • Held on July 25, 1980

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Petar Petrov   Bulgaria 10.39 Q
2 Silvio Leonard   Cuba 10.40 Q
3 Aleksandr Aksinin   Soviet Union 10.45 Q
4 Hermann Panzo   France 10.45 Q
5 Don Quarrie   Jamaica 10.55
6 Pietro Mennea   Italy 10.58
7 Cameron Sharp   Great Britain 10.60
8 Grégoire Illorson   Cameroon 10.60

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Allan Wells   Great Britain 10.27 Q
2 Osvaldo Lara   Cuba 10.34 Q
3 Vladimir Muravyov   Soviet Union 10.42 Q
4 Marian Woronin   Poland 10.43 Q
5 James Gilkes   Guyana 10.44
6 Eugen Ray   East Germany 10.47
7 Peter Okodogbe   Nigeria 10.51
8 Christopher Brathwaite   Trinidad and Tobago 10.54

FinalEdit

  • Held on July 25, 1980
Rank Athlete Nation Time
  Allan Wells   Great Britain 10.25
  Silvio Leonard   Cuba 10.25
  Petar Petrov   Bulgaria 10.39
4 Aleksandr Aksinin   Soviet Union 10.42
5 Osvaldo Lara   Cuba 10.43
6 Vladimir Muravyov   Soviet Union 10.44
7 Marian Woronin   Poland 10.46
8 Hermann Panzo   France 10.49

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "100 metres, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, vol. 3, p. 25.

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