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Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

The men's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held on 20 and 21 July at the Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex.[1]

Men's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
VenueSwimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex
Date20 July (heats, semifinals)
21 July (final)
Competitors33 from 22 nations
Winning time56.53
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Bengt Baron  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Viktor Kuznetsov  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Vladimir Dolgov  Soviet Union
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   John Naber (USA) 55.49 Montreal, Canada 19 July 1976
Olympic record   John Naber (USA) 55.49 Montreal, Canada 19 July 1976

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Michael Söderlund   Sweden 57.75 Q
2 1 Vladimir Dolgov   Soviet Union 57.87 Q
3 3 Rômulo Arantes   Brazil 57.90 Q
4 5 Zoltán Verrasztó   Hungary 57.92 Q
5 1 Dietmar Göhring   East Germany 58.02 Q
6 5 Sándor Wladár   Hungary 58.07 Q
7 5 Mark Kerry   Australia 58.08 Q
8 1 Miloslav Roľko   Czechoslovakia 58.15 Q
9 4 Glenn Patching   Australia 58.30 Q
10 4 Paul Marshall   Great Britain 58.35 Q
11 5 Bengt Baron   Sweden 58.46 Q
12 4 Viktor Kuznetsov   Soviet Union 58.47 Q
13 3 Fred Eefting   Netherlands 58.59 Q
14 2 Mark Tonelli   Australia 58.66 Q
15 3 Douglas Campbell   Great Britain 58.75 Q
16 2 Gary Abraham   Great Britain 58.79 Q
17 2 Jörg Stingl   East Germany 58.98
18 4 Vladimir Shemetov   Soviet Union 59.01
19 2 Frédéric Delcourt   France 59.16
20 2 Herwig Bayer   Austria 1:00.04
21 1 Branimir Popov   Bulgaria 1:00.06
22 5 Mihai Mandache   Romania 1:00.26
23 4 Franky De Groote   Belgium 1:00.35
24 1 Nenad Miloš   Yugoslavia 1:00.41
25 3 Rui Abreu   Portugal 1:00.62
26 1 Róbert Rudolf   Hungary 1:00.85
27 5 Moisés Gosálvez   Spain 1:00.90
28 2 Ricardo Prado   Brazil 1:01.03
29 1 Daniel Ayora   Peru 1:03.93
30 5 Lâm Văn Hoành   Vietnam 1:07.29
31 2 Lakis Fylaktou   Cyprus 1:08.92
32 4 Jorge Lima   Angola 1:14.33
33 3 Pedro Cruz   Mozambique 1:15.25
3 David Cummins   Ireland DNS
4 Alberto Mestre   Venezuela

SemifinalsEdit

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Viktor Kuznetsov   Soviet Union 56.75 Q
2 2 Bengt Baron   Sweden 57.51 Q
3 1 Mark Tonelli   Australia 57.89 Q
4 1 Gary Abraham   Great Britain 57.90 Q
5 2 Fred Eefting   Netherlands 57.91 Q
6 1 Miloslav Roľko   Czechoslovakia 57.97 Q
7 1 Vladimir Dolgov   Soviet Union 58.04 Q
8 1 Sándor Wladár   Hungary 58.05 Q
9 2 Mark Kerry   Australia 58.07
10 2 Michael Söderlund   Sweden 58.20
11 2 Rômulo Arantes   Brazil 58.21
12 1 Zoltán Verrasztó   Hungary 58.57
13 2 Douglas Campbell   Great Britain 58.61
14 1 Paul Marshall   Great Britain 58.82
15 2 Dietmar Göhring   East Germany 58.85
16 2 Glenn Patching   Australia 1:00.31

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Bengt Baron   Sweden 56.53
  Viktor Kuznetsov   Soviet Union 56.99
  Vladimir Dolgov   Soviet Union 57.63
4 Miloslav Roľko   Czechoslovakia 57.74
5 Sándor Wladár   Hungary 57.84
6 Fred Eefting   Netherlands 57.95
7 Mark Tonelli   Australia 57.98
8 Gary Abraham   Great Britain 58.38

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980 – Volume 3: Participants and Results". Fizkultura i sport. pp. 450, 464. Retrieved 26 December 2018.