Spain at the
1980 Summer Olympics
IOC codeESP
NOCSpanish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coe.es (in Spanish)
in Moscow
Competitors155 (146 men and 9 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Herminio Menéndez
Medals
Ranked 20th
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
2
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Spain competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. In partial support of the American-led Olympics boycott, Spain competed under the Olympic Flag instead of its national flag. 155 competitors, 146 men and 9 women, took part in 75 events in 18 sports.[1]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Alejandro Abascal
Miguel Noguer
Sailing Flying Dutchman July 29
 Silver Jordi Llopart Athletics Men's 50 kilometres walk July 30
 Silver Spain men's national field hockey team
Field hockey Men's tournament July 31
 Silver Herminio Menéndez
Guillermo del Riego
Canoeing Men's K-2 500 metres August 1
 Bronze David López-Zubero Swimming Men's 100 metre butterfly July 23
 Bronze Herminio Menéndez
Luis Gregorio Ramos
Canoeing Men's K-2 1000 metres August 2

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1980 Summer Olympics

After not competing in archery in 1976, Spain returned to the sport in 1980. Two Spanish men competed.

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.9
  • Semifinals — 1:48.1 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 1:49.5
  • Semifinals — 1:47.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 3:40.9
  • Semifinals — 3:42.6 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 3:44.7 (→ did not advance)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Heat — 29:12.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

  • Heat — 3:06.9 (→ did not advance)

Men's 110 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 13.72
  • Semifinals — 13.80
  • Final — 13.78 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 14.28
  • Semifinals — 14.00 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 50.48
  • Semifinals — 51.86 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 51.26 (→ did not advance)

Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:31.9
  • Semifinals — 8:22.0
  • Final — 8:15.8 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 8:27.5
  • Semifinals — 8:19.0
  • Final — 8:18.0 (→ 5th place)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification — 2.21 m
  • Final — 2.10 m (→ 16th place)
  • Qualification — 2.15 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.96 m
  • Final — 8.09 m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 7.73 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Triple Jump

  • Qualification — 16.20 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2:18:16 (→ 22nd place)

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:26:45.6 (→ 5th place)

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 3:51:25 (→
    Silver Medal)
  • Final — 4:03:08 (→ 6th place)

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 532.02 points (→ 8th place)
  • Final — 749.340 points (→ 8th place)

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Four fencers, all men, represented Spain in 1980.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's sabre

Football

Main article: Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Spain – East Germany 1-1 (0-0)
  • Spain – Syria 0-0 (0-0)
  • Spain – Algeria 1-1 (1-0) → did not advance

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Lost to East Germany (17-21)
  • Defeated Denmark (20-19)
  • Lost to Hungary (17-20)
  • Drew with Cuba (24-24)
  • Defeated Poland (24-22)
  • 5th/6th place: Defeated Yugoslavia (24-23) → 5th place

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Spain – India 3-4 →
    Silver Medal

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Spain in 1980.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Jose Luis Doreste Finn DSQ DSQ 13 3 DNF 8 DNF 122.7 17
Gustavo Doreste
Alfredo Rigau
470 6 6 2 3 8 4 9 54.1 6
Alejandro Abascal
Miguel Noguer
Flying Dutchman 4 1 2 4 1 1 DNS 19.0 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Antonio Gorostegui
Jose Benavides
Star 7 8 7 6 7 4 12 72.7 7

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Open
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
José Luis Calvo 50 m rifle prone 591 32
Enrique Camarena Skeet 189 26
Juan Casamajo 50 m rifle prone 592 25
Jaime González 25 m rapid fire pistol 586 22
Francisco Pérez Skeet 195 7
Ricardo Sancho Trap 190 10
Juan Segui 25 m rapid fire pistol 583 26
Eladio Vallduvi Trap 195 5

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heats — 52,43
  • Semi-Finals — 52,81 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heats — 1.56,99 (→ did not advance)
  • Heats — 1.53,22 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1.500m Freestyle

  • Final — 15.21,88 (→ 6th place)

Men's 100m Butterfly

  • Final — 55,16 (→
    Bronze Medal)


Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle

  • Final — 3.58,73 (→ 8th place)

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spain at the 1980 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-04-26.

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