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Gymnastics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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.

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Format of competitionEdit

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 summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

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 eventsEdit

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 tableEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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