at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
|Venue||Olimpiysky Sports Complex|
|Competitors||333 from 41 nations|
| Swimming at the|
1980 Summer Olympics
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.
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.
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333 swimmers from 41 nations competed.
Host nation (Soviet Union)
|1||East Germany (GDR)||12||10||8||30|
|2||Soviet Union (URS)*||8||9||5||22|
|5||Great Britain (GBR)||1||3||1||5|
|Totals (11 nations)||26||26||26||78|
|100 m freestyle||Jörg Woithe (GDR)||50.40||Per Holmertz (SWE)||50.91||Per Johansson (SWE)||51.29|
|200 m freestyle||Sergey Kopliakov (URS)||1:49.81|
|Andrey Krylov (URS)||1:50.76||Graeme Brewer (AUS)||1:51.60|
|400 m freestyle||Vladimir Salnikov (URS)||3:51.31|
|Andrey Krylov (URS)||3:53.24||Ivar Stukolkin (URS)||3:53.95|
|1500 m freestyle||Vladimir Salnikov (URS)||14:58.27|
|Aleksandr Chayev (URS)||15:14.30||Max Metzker (AUS)||15:14.49|
|100 m backstroke||Bengt Baron (SWE)||56.53||Viktor Kuznetsov (URS)||56.99||Vladimir Dolgov (URS)||57.63|
|200 m backstroke||Sándor Wladár (HUN)||2:01.93||Zoltán Verrasztó (HUN)||2:02.40||Mark Kerry (AUS)||2:03.14|
|100 m breaststroke||Duncan Goodhew (GBR)||1:03.34||Arsens Miskarovs (URS)||1:03.82||Peter Evans (AUS)||1:03.96|
|200 m breaststroke||Robertas Žulpa (URS)||2:15.85||Albán Vermes (HUN)||2:16.93||Arsens Miskarovs (URS)||2:17.28|
|100 m butterfly||Pär Arvidsson (SWE)||54.92||Roger Pyttel (GDR)||54.94||David López-Zubero (ESP)||55.13|
|200 m butterfly||Sergey Fesenko (URS)||1:59.76||Phil Hubble (GBR)||2:01.20||Roger Pyttel (GDR)||2:01.39|
|400 m individual medley||Aleksandr Sidorenko (URS)||4:22.89|
|Sergey Fesenko (URS)||4:23.43||Zoltán Verrasztó (HUN)||4:24.24|
|4 × 200 m freestyle relay|| Soviet Union (URS)|
|7:23.50|| East Germany (GDR)|
|7:28.60|| Brazil (BRA)|
|4 × 100 m medley relay|| Australia (AUS)|
|3:45.70|| Soviet Union (URS)|
|3:45.92|| Great Britain (GBR)|
* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.
|100 m freestyle||Barbara Krause (GDR)||54.79|
|Caren Metschuck (GDR)||55.16||Ines Diers (GDR)||55.65|
|200 m freestyle||Barbara Krause (GDR)||1:58.33|
|Ines Diers (GDR)||1:59.64||Carmela Schmidt (GDR)||2:01.44|
|400 m freestyle||Ines Diers (GDR)||4:08.76|
|Petra Schneider (GDR)||4:09.16||Carmela Schmidt (GDR)||4:10.86|
|800 m freestyle||Michelle Ford (AUS)||8:28.90|
|Ines Diers (GDR)||8:32.55||Heike Dähne (GDR)||8:33.48|
|100 m backstroke||Rica Reinisch (GDR)||1:00.86|
|Ina Kleber (GDR)||1:02.07||Petra Riedel (GDR)||1:02.64|
|200 m backstroke||Rica Reinisch (GDR)||2:11.77|
|Cornelia Polit (GDR)||2:13.75||Birgit Treiber (GDR)||2:14.14|
|100 m breaststroke||Ute Geweniger (GDR)||1:10.22||Elvira Vasilkova (URS)||1:10.41||Susanne Nielsson (DEN)||1:11.16|
|200 m breaststroke||Lina Kačiušytė (URS)||2:29.54|
|Svetlana Varganova (URS)||2:29.61||Yuliya Bogdanova (URS)||2:32.39|
|100 m butterfly||Caren Metschuck (GDR)||1:00.42||Andrea Pollack (GDR)||1:00.90||Christiane Knacke (GDR)||1:01.44|
|200 m butterfly||Ines Geißler (GDR)||2:10.44|
|Sybille Schönrock (GDR)||2:10.45||Michelle Ford (AUS)||2:11.66|
|400 m individual medley||Petra Schneider (GDR)||4:36.29|
|Sharron Davies (GBR)||4:46.83||Agnieszka Czopek (POL)||4:48.17|
|4 × 100 m freestyle relay|| East Germany (GDR)|
| Sweden (SWE)|
|3:48.93|| Netherlands (NED)|
Conny van Bentum
Wilma van Velsen
Reggie de Jong
|4 × 100 m medley relay|| East Germany (GDR)|
| Great Britain (GBR)|
|4:12.24|| Soviet Union (URS)|
* Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals.
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