Great Britain at the
1980 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Olympic Movement
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Moscow
Competitors219 (149 men and 70 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Richard Palmer (official)
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
5
Silver
7
Bronze
9
Total
21
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 219 competitors, 149 men and 70 women, took part in 145 events in 14 sports.[1]

Against the objections of the UK Government, the British Olympic Association allowed each sporting federation to decide on their participation in Moscow. Equestrian, hockey, sailing and shooting decided to follow the American-led boycott. There was a partial boycott of the opening ceremony with Britain being represented solely by the General Secretary of the British Olympic Association, Dick Palmer, carrying the Olympic flag, and no athletes being present. In addition, the Olympic flag was raised for the British medal winners and the Olympic anthem played for the five gold medalists.

Medallists

Medals by discipline
Discipline
Total
Athletics 4 2 4 10
Swimming 1 3 1 5
Rowing 0 1 2 3
Judo 0 1 1 2
Boxing 0 0 1 1
Total 5 7 9 21

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1980 Summer Olympics

In the third appearance by Great Britain in modern Olympic archery, two men and two women represented the country. Mark Blenkarne missed winning a medal in the men's competition by only three points, by far the most successful result for Great Britain since archery was returned to the Olympic schedule.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's Competition

Men's 100 metres

  • Heat — 10.35
  • Quarterfinals — 10.11
  • Semifinals — 10.27
  • Final — 10.25 (→
    Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 10.38
  • Quarterfinals — 10.38
  • Semifinals — 10.60 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 10.43
  • Quarterfinals — 10.42 (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:49.4
  • Semifinals — 1:46.6
  • Final — 1:45.4 (→
    Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 1:48.5
  • Semifinals — 1:46.7
  • Final — 1:45.9 (→
    Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 1:49.9
  • Semifinals — 1:47.2
  • Final — 1:49.3 (→ 8th place)

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 3:40.1
  • Semifinals — 3:39.4
  • Final — 3:38.4 (→
    Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 3:36.8
  • Semifinals — 3:43.1
  • Final — 3:39.0 (→
    Bronze Medal)
  • Heat — 3:44.1
  • Semifinals — 3:43.6
  • Final — 3:41.0 (→ 8th place)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Heat — 28:55.2
  • Final — 28:22.6 (→ 11th place)
  • Heat — 28:57.3
  • Final — 28:40.8 (→ 12th place)
  • Heat — 30:00.1 (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)
  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)
  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Men's 4x400 metres Relay

  • Heat — 3:05.9
  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Men's 110 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 13.85
  • Semifinals — 13.98 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13.83
  • Semifinals — 13.94 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 50.39
  • Semifinals — 50.07
  • Final — 49.11 (→
    Bronze Medal)

Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:35.3
  • Semifinals — 8:29.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:36.4
  • Semifinals — 8:29.2 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:47.5
  • Semifinals — 8:52.3 (→ did not advance)

Men's Pole Vault

  • Qualification — 5.35 m
  • Final — 5.35 m (→ 11th place)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification — 2.21 m
  • Final — 2.21 m (→ 9th place)

Men's triple jump

  • Qualification — 16.57 m
  • Final — 16.87 m (→ 4th place)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualification — 19.75 m
  • Final — 20.50 m (→ 5th place)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 77.20 m (→ did not advance, 14th place)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 66.74 m (→ did not advance, 14th place)
  • Qualification — 64.22 m (→ did not advance, 15th place)

Men's Decathlon

  • Final — 8495 points (→
    Gold Medal)
  • Final — 7616 points (→ 15th place)

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:32:37.8 (→ 10th place)

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 4:22:57 (→ 11th place)
Women's Competition

Women's 100 metres

  • Heat — 11.37
  • Quarterfinals — 11.24
  • Semifinals — 11.30
  • Final — 11.28 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 11.40
  • Quarterfinals — 11.25
  • Semifinals — 11.36
  • Final — 11.34 (→ 8th place)
  • Heat — 11.58
  • Quarterfinals — 11.20
  • Semifinals — 11.38 (→ did not advance)

Women's 800 metres

  • Heat — 2:02.1
  • Semifinals — 2:00.9 (→ did not advance)

Women's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 4:15.9 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 13.39
  • Semifinal — 13.12 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13.86 (→ did not advance)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualification — 1.88 m
  • Final — 1.85 m (→ 11th place)

Women's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 6.66 m
  • Final — 6.50 m (→ 9th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 6.48 m
  • Final — 6.46 m (→ 10th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 58.66 m
  • Final — 61.16 m (→ 9th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 48.76 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 47.44 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Shot Put

  • Final — 17.53 m (→ 13th place)

Women's Pentathlon

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's Flyweight (51 kg)


Men's Bantamweight (54 kg)


Men's Featherweight (57 kg)


Men's Lightweight (60 kg)


Men's Light-Welterweight (63.5 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Twelve cyclists represented Great Britain in 1980.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 557.10 points (→ 5th place)
  • Final — 844.470 points (→ 6th place)

Men's Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 468.21 points (→ 9th place, did not advance)
  • Preliminary Round — 380.91 points (→ 19th place, did not advance)

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Eleven fencers, six men and five women, represented Great Britain in 1980.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1980.

Individual

Team:

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's Single scull

  • (→ 6th place)

Men's Double scull

  • (→ 4th place)

Men's Coxless pair

  • (→ Bronze)

Men's Coxed pair

  • (→ 9th place)

Men's Coxless four

  • (→ Bronze)

Men's Coxed four

  • (→ 7th place)

Men's Eight

  • (→ Silver)

Women's Single scull

  • (→ 5th place)

Women's Double scull

  • (→ 7th place)

Women's Coxed four

  • (→ 6th place)

Women's Eight

  • (→ 5th place)

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's Competition

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heats — 52.65 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heats — 1:54.17 (→ did not advance)
  • Heats — 1:55.63 (→ did not advance)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Final — 55.42 (→ 6th place)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Final — 2:01.20 (→
    Silver Medal)
  • Final — 2:02.27 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 2:02.93 (→ 8th place)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Final — 1:03.44 (→
    Gold Medal)
  • Heats — 1:06.43 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Final — 2:20.92 (→ 6th place)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Final — 58.38 (→ 8th place)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • Final — 2:04.23 (→ 7th place)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Final — 7:30.81 (→ 6th place)

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Final — 3:47.71 (→
    Bronze Medal)
Women's Competition

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Final — 2:03.15 (→ 6th place)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Final — 1:02.21 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 1:02.90 (→ 8th place)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Final — 2:14.83 (→ 6th place)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Heats — 1:12.38
  • Final — 1:11.48 (→ 4th place)
  • Heats — 1:12.83
  • Final — 1:12.11 (→ 6th place)

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Heats — 4:52.38
  • Final — 4:46.83 (→
    Silver Medal)
  • Heats — 5:03.75 (→ did not advance)

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Final — 3:51.71 (→ 4th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Final — 4:12.24 (→
    Silver Medal)

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1980 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1980 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-18. Retrieved 2011-04-23.