Switzerland at the
1980 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Moscow
Competitors73 (67 men, 6 women) in 10 sports
Medals
Ranked 19th
Gold
2
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Switzerland competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. In partial support of the American-led 1980 Summer Olympics boycott, Switzerland competed under the Olympic Flag instead of its national flag. 73 competitors, 67 men and 6 women, took part in 45 events in 10 sports.[1]

Medalists

Gold

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1980 Summer Olympics

After not competing in the 1976 archery competition, Switzerland returned in 1980 with four competitors. Lotti Tschanz earned the nation's first top eight finish.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 3:44.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Heat — 13:45.0
  • Semi Final — 13:29.3
  • Final — 13:23.1 (→ 5th place)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Heat — did not finish (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2:24:53 (→ 40th place)

Men's 4×400 metres Relay

  • Heat — 3:07.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 50.32
  • Semifinals — 50.12
  • Final — 50.00 (→ 7th place)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.98 m
  • Final — 7.88 m (→ 9th place)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification — 2.21 m
  • Final — 2.24 m (→ 5th place)

Men's Pole Vault

  • Qualification — 5.15 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualification — 19.61 m
  • Final — 18.90 m (→ 12th place)

Men's Decathlon

  • Final — 7762 points (→ 12th place)

Women's 100 metres

  • Heat — 11.69
  • Quarterfinals — 11.56 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 12.19 (→ did not advance)

Women's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 4:05.5 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100 m Hurdles

  • Heat — did not start (→ did not advance)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Ten cyclists represented Switzerland in 1980. Robert Dill-Bundi won gold in the individual pursuit.

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

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

  • Lost to Soviet Union (15-22)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (21-26)
  • Defeated Kuwait (32-14)
  • Defeated Algeria (26-18)
  • Lost to Romania (16-18)
  • 7th/8th place: Lost to Poland (22-23) → 8th place

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heats — 52,68 (→ did not advance)

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1980 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Switzerland at the 1980 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2015.