Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Olimpiysky Pool, Moscow, as seen in 1991.jpg
Olimpiysky Pool, Moscow, as seen in 1991
Venue Olimpiysky Sports Complex
Competitors333 from 41 nations
  1976
1984  

Swimming as usual was one of the three aquatics disciplines at the 1980 Summer Olympics—the other two being Water Polo and Diving. It was held in the Swimming Pool of the Olimpiysky Sports Complex between July 20 and July 27. There was a total of 333 participants from 41 countries competing. [1]

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Because the number of participants was reduced by the boycott, FINA broke format by doing away with the semifinals. Instead, the top 8 finishers from the heats qualified directly for the final, or final A as it was called. In events up to 400m, those that finished 9th to 16th in the heats would swim in Final B for the 9th place after the swimmers from Final A swam. This would continue as the Olympic format up to the 1996 Olympic Games.

Events

Participating nations

333 swimmers from 41 nations competed. [1]

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Soviet Union)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)1210830
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)*89522
3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)2215
4Olympic flag.svg  Australia  (AUS)2057
5Olympic flag.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1315
6Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)1214
7Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil  (BRA)0011
Olympic flag.svg  Denmark  (DEN)0011
Olympic flag.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0011
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)0011
Spain Olympic Flag 1980.svg  Spain  (ESP)0011
Totals (11 nations)26262678

Men's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Jörg Woithe  (GDR)50.40Flag of Sweden.svg  Per Holmertz  (SWE)50.91Flag of Sweden.svg  Per Johansson  (SWE)51.29
200 m freestyle
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Kopliakov  (URS)1:49.81
OR
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Andrey Krylov  (URS)1:50.76Olympic flag.svg  Graeme Brewer  (AUS)1:51.60
400 m freestyle
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Salnikov  (URS)3:51.31
OR
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Andrey Krylov  (URS)3:53.24Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Ivar Stukolkin  (URS)3:53.95
1500 m freestyle
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Salnikov  (URS)14:58.27
WR
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksandr Chayev  (URS)15:14.30Olympic flag.svg  Max Metzker  (AUS)15:14.49
100 m backstroke
details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Bengt Baron  (SWE)56.53Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Viktor Kuznetsov  (URS)56.99Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Dolgov  (URS)57.63
200 m backstroke
details
Flag of Hungary.svg  Sándor Wladár  (HUN)2:01.93Flag of Hungary.svg  Zoltán Verrasztó  (HUN)2:02.40Olympic flag.svg  Mark Kerry  (AUS)2:03.14
100 m breaststroke
details
Olympic flag.svg  Duncan Goodhew  (GBR)1:03.34Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Arsens Miskarovs  (URS)1:03.82Olympic flag.svg  Peter Evans  (AUS)1:03.96
200 m breaststroke
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Robertas Žulpa  (URS)2:15.85Flag of Hungary.svg  Albán Vermes  (HUN)2:16.93Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Arsens Miskarovs  (URS)2:17.28
100 m butterfly
details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Pär Arvidsson  (SWE)54.92Flag of East Germany.svg  Roger Pyttel  (GDR)54.94Spain Olympic Flag 1980.svg  David López-Zubero  (ESP)55.13
200 m butterfly
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Fesenko  (URS)1:59.76Olympic flag.svg  Phil Hubble  (GBR)2:01.20Flag of East Germany.svg  Roger Pyttel  (GDR)2:01.39
400 m individual medley
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksandr Sidorenko  (URS)4:22.89
OR
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Fesenko  (URS)4:23.43Flag of Hungary.svg  Zoltán Verrasztó  (HUN)4:24.24
4 × 200 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Sergey Kopliakov
Vladimir Salnikov
Ivar Stukolkin
Andrey Krylov
Sergey Rusin*
Sergey Krasyuk*
Yuri Presekin*
7:23.50Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Frank Pfütze
Jörg Woithe
Detlev Grabs
Rainer Strohbach
Frank Kühne*
7:28.60Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil  (BRA)
Jorge Fernandes
Marcus Mattioli
Cyro Marques
Djan Madruga
7:29.30
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
Olympic flag.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Mark Kerry
Peter Evans
Mark Tonelli
Neil Brooks
Glenn Patching*
3:45.70Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Viktor Kuznetsov
Arsens Miskarovs
Yevgeny Seredin
Sergey Kopliakov
Vladimir Shemetov*
Aleksandr Fedorovsky*
Aleksey Markovsky*
Sergey Krasyuk*
3:45.92Olympic flag.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Gary Abraham
Duncan Goodhew
David Lowe
Martin Smith
Paul Marshall*
Mark Taylor*
3:47.71

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Women's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Barbara Krause  (GDR)54.79
WR
Flag of East Germany.svg  Caren Metschuck  (GDR)55.16Flag of East Germany.svg  Ines Diers  (GDR)55.65
200 m freestyle
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Barbara Krause  (GDR)1:58.33
OR
Flag of East Germany.svg  Ines Diers  (GDR)1:59.64Flag of East Germany.svg  Carmela Schmidt  (GDR)2:01.44
400 m freestyle
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Ines Diers  (GDR)4:08.76
OR
Flag of East Germany.svg  Petra Schneider  (GDR)4:09.16Flag of East Germany.svg  Carmela Schmidt  (GDR)4:10.86
800 m freestyle
details
Olympic flag.svg  Michelle Ford  (AUS)8:28.90
OR
Flag of East Germany.svg  Ines Diers  (GDR)8:32.55Flag of East Germany.svg  Heike Dähne  (GDR)8:33.48
100 m backstroke
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Rica Reinisch  (GDR)1:00.86
WR
Flag of East Germany.svg  Ina Kleber  (GDR)1:02.07Flag of East Germany.svg  Petra Riedel  (GDR)1:02.64
200 m backstroke
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Rica Reinisch  (GDR)2:11.77
WR
Flag of East Germany.svg  Cornelia Polit  (GDR)2:13.75Flag of East Germany.svg  Birgit Treiber  (GDR)2:14.14
100 m breaststroke
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Ute Geweniger  (GDR)1:10.22Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Elvira Vasilkova  (URS)1:10.41Olympic flag.svg  Susanne Nielsson  (DEN)1:11.16
200 m breaststroke
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Lina Kačiušytė  (URS)2:29.54
OR
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Svetlana Varganova  (URS)2:29.61Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yuliya Bogdanova  (URS)2:32.39
100 m butterfly
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Caren Metschuck  (GDR)1:00.42Flag of East Germany.svg  Andrea Pollack  (GDR)1:00.90Flag of East Germany.svg  Christiane Knacke  (GDR)1:01.44
200 m butterfly
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Ines Geißler  (GDR)2:10.44
OR
Flag of East Germany.svg  Sybille Schönrock  (GDR)2:10.45Olympic flag.svg  Michelle Ford  (AUS)2:11.66
400 m individual medley
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Petra Schneider  (GDR)4:36.29
WR
Olympic flag.svg  Sharron Davies  (GBR)4:46.83Flag of Poland.svg  Agnieszka Czopek  (POL)4:48.17
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Barbara Krause
Caren Metschuck
Ines Diers
Sarina Hülsenbeck
Carmela Schmidt*
3:42.71
WR
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Carina Ljungdahl
Tina Gustafsson
Agneta Mårtensson
Agneta Eriksson
Birgitta Jönsson*
Helena Peterson*
3:48.93Olympic flag.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Conny van Bentum
Wilma van Velsen
Reggie de Jong
Annelies Maas
3:49.51
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Rica Reinisch
Ute Geweniger
Andrea Pollack
Caren Metschuck
Sarina Hülsenbeck*
4:06.67
WR
Olympic flag.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Helen Jameson
Margaret Kelly
Ann Osgerby
June Croft
4:12.24Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Yelena Kruglova
Elvira Vasilkova
Alla Grishchenkova
Natalya Strunnikova
Irina Aksyonova*
Olga Klevakina*
4:13.61

* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Some of the Olympic medalists in Moscow:

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