Handball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Handball at the 1980 Summer Olympics was represented by 2 events - a men's and a women's team competitions. They were held in two venues: in the Sokolniki Sports Palace (central part of Moscow) and in the Dynamo Sports Palace at Khimki-Khovrino (north-eastern part of Moscow). The schedule began on July 20 and ended on July 30.[1] 100,493 spectators watched 51 matches of handball events at venues, mentioned above.

Handball at the
1980 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country Soviet Union
Dates20–30 July
Teams18
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions East Germany (men)
 Soviet Union (women)
Runner-up Soviet Union (men)
 Yugoslavia (women)
Third place Romania (men)
 East Germany (women)
Fourth place Hungary (men)
 Hungary (women)
Next
Soviet Union men's team celebrating their victory over Yugoslavia. RIAN photo.
Soviet Union women's team during the victory ceremony. RIAN photo.
Handball

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
  East Germany (GDR)
Hans-Georg Beyer
Lothar Doering
Günter Dreibrodt
Ernst Gerlach
Klaus Gruner
Rainer Höft
Hans-Georg Jaunich
Hartmut Krüger
Peter Rost
Dietmar Schmidt
Wieland Schmidt
Siegfried Voigt
Frank-Michael Wahl
Ingolf Wiegert
  Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Anpilogov
Vladimir Belov
Yevgeni Chernyshov
Anatoli Fedyukin
Mykhaylo Ishchenko
Aleksandr Karshakevich
Yury Kidyayev
Vladimir Kravtsov
Serhiy Kushniryuk
Viktor Makhorin
Voldemaras Novickis
Vladimir Repev
Mykola Tomyn
Aleksey Zhuk
  Romania (ROU)
Ştefan Birtalan
Iosif Boroş
Adrian Cosma
Cezar Drăgăniṭă
Marian Dumitru
Cornel Durău
Alexandru Fölker
Claudiu Ionescu
Nicolae Munteanu
Vasile Stîngă
Lucian Vasilache
Neculai Vasilcă
Radu Voina
Maricel Voinea
Women
details
  Soviet Union (URS)
Larysa Karlova
Tetyana Kocherhina
Valentyna Lutayeva
Aldona Nenėnienė
Lyubov Odynokova
Iryna Palchykova
Lyudmila Poradnyk
Yuliya Safina
Larisa Savkina
Sigita Strečen
Nataliya Tymoshkina
Zinaida Turchyna
Olha Zubaryeva
Natalya Lukyanenko
  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Svetlana Anastasovska
Mirjana Đurica
Radmila Drljača
Katica Ileš
Slavica Jeremić
Svetlana Kitić
Jasna Merdan
Vesna Milosević
Mirjana Ognjenović
Vesna Radović
Radmila Savić
Ana Titlić
Biserka Višnjić
Zorica Vojinović
  East Germany (GDR)
Birgit Heinecke
Roswitha Krause
Waltraud Kretzschmar
Katrin Krüger
Kornelia Kunisch
Evelyn Matz
Kristina Richter
Christina Rost
Sabine Röther
Renate Rudolph
Marion Tietz
Petra Uhlig
Claudia Wunderlich
Hannelore Zober

Participating nationsEdit

Each qualified country was allowed to enter one team of 14 players and they all were eligible for participation. Four nations competed in both tournaments.

A total of 248(*) handball players (166 men and 82 women) from 14 nations (men from 12 nations - women from 6 nations) competed at the Moscow Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)1102
2  East Germany (GDR)1012
3  Yugoslavia (YUG)0101
4  Romania (ROU)0011
Totals (4 nations)2226

Remark:country names are not given in the form they were used in the official documents of the IOC in 1980.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Handball at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.

External linksEdit