Syria at the
1980 Summer Olympics
IOC codeSYR
NOCSyrian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.syriaolymp.org (in Arabic and English)
in Moscow
Competitors67 (65 men and 2 women) in 7 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 United Arab Republic (1960)

Syria competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. The country returned to the Olympic Games after missing the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Key
Men
Track events
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Position Result Position Result Position Result Position
Saleh El-Ali 5000 m 15:08.2 12 Did not advance
Mohamed El-Abed 400 m 50.47 5 Did not advance
Akel Hamdan 10,000 m 31:21.9 9 Did not advance
Maher Hreitani 110 m hurdles 15.45 7 Did not advance
Abdul Karim Joumaa 3,000 m steeplechase 9:29.4 10 Did not advance
Amer Maaraoui 400 m hurdles 53.26 7 Did not advance
Mohamed Makhlouf 800 m 1:52.3 6 Did not advance
1500 m 4:00.4 10 Did not advance
Nabil Nahri 100 m 10.67 5 Did not advance
200 m 22.14 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Position Result Position
Ahmad Balkis High jump 2.05 29 Did not advance
Adnan Houry Discus throw 47.52 16 Did not advance
Women
Track events
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Position Result Position Result Position Result Position
Hala El-Moughrabi 800 m 2:17.6 6 Did not advance
1500 m DNS Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Position Result Position
Dia Toutounji Long jump DNS Did not advance
High jump NM Did not advance

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Adel Hammoude Light Flyweight  Künzler (ROU)
L TKO
Did not advance
Talal Elchawa Flyweight  Mlundwa (TAN)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Fayez Zaghloul Bantamweight BYE  Ouphaphone (LAO)
W 5-0
 Anthony (GUY)
L 2-3
Did not advance
Nidal Haddad Featherweight  González (MEX)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Farez Halabi Light-Welterweight  Kampanath (LAO)
W 3-2
 Oliva (ITA)
L TKO
Did not advance
Imad Idriss Light-Middleweight BYE  Njunwa (TAN)
L DSQ
Did not advance
Naasan Ajjoub Heavyweight  Stoimenov (BUL)
L TKO
Did not advance

Football

Main article: Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics

First round

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 East Germany 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 5
 Algeria 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
 Spain 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
 Syria 3 0 1 2 0 8 −8 1
Algeria 3 – 0 Syria
Belloumi Goal 36'
Madjer Goal 48'
Merzekane Goal 73' (p.k.)
Report

Spain 0 – 0 Syria
Report
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Referee: José Castro Lozada Venezuela

East Germany 5 – 0 Syria
Hause Goal 6'
Netz Goal 25' Goal 45'
Peter Goal 75'
Terletzki Goal 82'
Report
Republican Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson Sweden

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Samir El-Najjar −60kg  Charles Chibwe (ZAM)
W 1000-0000
 José Rodríguez (CUB)
L 0000-1000
Did not advance  Naji Keyrouz (LIB)
W 1000-0000
 John Holliday (GBR)
L 0000-1000
Did not advance 7
Bassam El-Jabbin −78kg  Ignacio San Paz (ESP)
L 0000-1000
Did not advance
Said Achtar Open N/A BYE  Franz Berger (AUT)
L 0000-1000
Did not advance

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Open
Diver Event Final
Result Rank
Khalil Arbaji Skeet 172 46
Adnan Houjeij Trap 181 26
Jihad Naim Skeet 176 45
Nidal Nasser Trap 178 29

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Imade Kadro −52 kg 85 15 105 15 190 14
Faouaz Nadirin −60 kg 102.5 13 127.5 13 230 13
Salem Ajjoub −82.5 kg 127.5 16 175 12 302.5 14
Talal Najjar −110 kg 157.5 9 205 8 362.5 8

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1980 Summer Olympics

References