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1980 Olympic Games Moscow - Men's 100 m

 

 

Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 24, 1980 Format: Top three in each heat and next fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: July 25, 1980 Format: Top three in each heat and next five fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 65; Countries: 40; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Overview by IAAF   1980_olympic_stadium.jpg 
This event was seriously depleted because of the “western” boycott. Silvio Leonard, who had been the world’s number one six years earlier when aged 18, was the favourite, with Woronin, Wells and Eugen Ray as strong outsiders. Wells was the fastest in the first two rounds, with 10.11, ahead of the surprising Petrov (10.13), eliminating Crawford (fifth in 10.28) from further action. Leonard won his heat in 10.16. Petrov edged Leonard (10.39-10.40) in the first semi-final, with Wells winning the other race in 10.27, the wind now blowing at 45° against the runners. In the final, Leonard was drawn in lane 1, with Wells out in lane 8. Aksinin and the Cuban number two, Lara, started best, with Leonard catching them at 30m and Wells about 30cm behind. Wells, who had been compelled by the rules to use starting blocks, caught Leonard at 80m and the two hit the line as one. On replay it was seen that Wells had won with a better lean. Wells later estimated that with better, but legal, wind conditions the time would have been 10.05, and the published wind reading of +1.11 was clearly incorrect. In his first race after the Games, Wells ran against the leading American, Stanley Floyd,
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
By 1980 there was finally a major international championship open to all athletes, with the inaugural World Cup being held in Düsseldorf in 1977. There Steve Williams won his only major championship ever. In 1978 Scotland’s Allan Wells won the Commonwealth Games silver medal in the century, trailing the evergreen Don Quarrie of Jamaica. Cuba presented its best sprinter since Enrique Figuerola in the person of Silvio Leonard, who won the Pan-American Games gold medal in 1975 and 1979. The best American sprinters of 1980 were probably James Sanford, who ran a series of outstanding times but was often injured, and Stanley Floyd, who won the rare American triple of the NCAA/TAC/Olympic Trials. Unfortunately, neither Floyd nor Sanford could compete in Moskva because of the American-led boycott. With American sprinting strength down the 100 metres was severely devalued, as were several sprint races. In the Olympic final, Wells and Leonard both ran 10.25 but the gold medal went to Wells in a reading of the photo.
 

Records

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics.

World Record 9.95 United States Jim Hines Mexico City (MEX) October 14, 1968
Olympic Record 9.95 United States Jim Hines Mexico City (MEX) October 14, 1968
 
        Results        
 
100 m Men     Final 25 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.25 -1,1   Allan Wells Great Britain GBR 3 May 52  
2 10.25 -1,1   Silvio Leonard Cuba CUB 20 Sep 55  
3 10.39 -1,1   Petar Petrov Bulgaria BUL 17 Feb 55  
4 10.42 -1,1   Aleksandr Aksinin Soviet Union URS 4 Nov 54  
5 10.43 -1,1   Osvaldo Lara Cuba CUB 13 Jul 55  
6 10.44 -1,1   Vladimir Muravyov Soviet Union URS 30 Sep 59  
7 10.46 -1,1   Marian Woronin Poland POL 13 Aug 56  
8 10.49 -1,1   Hermann Panzo France FRA 8 Feb 58  
100 m Men     Semifinal 1 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.39 0,4   Petar Petrov Bulgaria BUL 17 Feb 55  
2 10.40 0,4   Silvio Leonard Cuba CUB 20 Sep 55  
3 10.45 0,4   Aleksandr Aksinin Soviet Union URS 4 Nov 54  
4 10.45 0,4   Hermann Panzo France FRA 8 Feb 58  
5 10.55 0,4   Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51  
6 10.58 0,4   Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52  
7 10.60 0,4   Cameron Sharp Great Britain GBR 3 Jun 58  
8 10.60 0,4   Gregoire Illorson Cameroon CMR 6 Jan 55  
100 m Men     Semifinal 2 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.27 0,4   Allan Wells Great Britain GBR 3 May 52  
2 10.34 0,4   Osvaldo Lara Cuba CUB 13 Jul 55  
3 10.42 0,4   Vladimir Muravyov Soviet Union URS 30 Sep 59  
4 10.43 0,4   Marian Woronin Poland POL 13 Aug 56  
5 10.44 0,4   James Gilkes Guyana GUY 21 Sep 52  
6 10.47 0,4   Eugen Ray East Germany GDR 26 Jul 57  
7 10.51 0,4   Peter Okodogbe Nigeria NGR 27 May 58  
8 10.54 0,4   Chris Brathwaite Trinidad and Tobago TTO 12 Aug 48  
100 m Men     Heat 1 24 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.11 1,3   Allan Wells Great Britain GBR 3 May 52  
2 10.13 1,3   Petar Petrov Bulgaria BUL 17 Feb 55 NR
3 10.21 1,3   Osvaldo Lara Cuba CUB 13 Jul 55  
4 10.27 1,3   Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52  
5 10.28 1,3   Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago TTO 16 Aug 50  
6 10.28 1,3   Sören Schlegel East Germany GDR 28 Dec 60  
7 10.45 1,3   Nelson dos Santos Brazil BRA 8 May 52  
8 10.62 1,3   Lambros Kefalas Greece GRE 10 Aug 53  
100 m Men     Heat 2 24 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.16 0,2   Silvio Leonard Cuba CUB 20 Sep 55  
2 10.27 0,2   Marian Woronin Poland POL 13 Aug 56  
3 10.30 0,2   Eugen Ray East Germany GDR 26 Jul 57  
4 10.37 0,2   Chris Brathwaite Trinidad and Tobago TTO 12 Aug 48  
5 10.41 0,2   Andrey Shlyapnikov Soviet Union URS 13 Jan 59  
6 10.59 0,2   Théophile Nkounkou Congo CGO 7 Jan 52  
7 10.67 0,2   Hammed Adio Nigeria NGR 20 Jan 59  
8 10.70 0,2   Katsuhiko Nakaya Brazil BRA 22 Apr 57  
100 m Men     Heat 3 24 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.29 0,2   Aleksandr Aksinin Soviet Union URS 4 Nov 54  
2 10.29 0,2   Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51  
3 10.29 0,2   Hermann Panzo France FRA 8 Feb 58  
4 10.34 0,2   Peter Okodogbe Nigeria NGR 27 May 58  
5 10.40 0,2   Leszek Dunecki Poland POL 2 Oct 56  
6 10.42 0,2   Drew McMaster Great Britain GBR 10 May 57  
7 10.44 0,2   Tomas González Cuba CUB 11 Jun 59  
8 10.57 0,2   Gerardo Suero Dominican Republic DOM 24 Aug 57  
100 m Men     Heat 4 24 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.26 0,3   James Gilkes Guyana GUY 21 Sep 52  
2 10.29 0,3   Gregoire Illorson Cameroon CMR 6 Jan 55  
3 10.34 0,3   Vladimir Muravyov Soviet Union URS 30 Sep 59  
4 10.38 0,3   Cameron Sharp Great Britain GBR 3 Jun 58  
5 10.45 0,3   Antoine Richard France FRA 8 Sep 60  
6 10.54 0,3   Klaus-Dieter Kurrat East Germany GDR 16 Jan 55  
7 10.54 0,3   Krzysztof Zwolinski Poland POL 2 Jan 59  
8 10.73 0,3   Olajidie Oyeledun Nigeria NGR 10 Jan 58  
100 m Men     Heat 1 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.33 0,3            
2 10.39 0,3   Peter Okodogbe Nigeria NGR 27 May 58  
3 10.44 0,3   Chris Brathwaite Trinidad and Tobago TTO 12 Aug 48  
4 10.53 0,3   Klaus-Dieter Kurrat East Germany GDR 16 Jan 55  
5 11.03 0,3   Charles Kachenjela Zambia ZAM 55  
6 11.11 0,3   John Carew Sierra Leone SLE 19 Sep 52  
7 11.27 0,3   Marcos Larose Seychelles SEY 23 Jun 59  
  DNF 0,3   Alejandro Casañas Cuba CUB 29 Jan 54  
  DNF 0,3   Osvaldo Lara Cuba CUB 13 Jul 55  
  DNF 0,3   Silvio Leonard Cuba CUB 20 Sep 55  
  DNF 0,3   Tomas González Cuba CUB 11 Jun 59  
100 m Men     Heat 2 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.56 0   Pietro Mennea Italy ITA 28 Jun 52  
2 10.70 0   Lambros Kefalas Greece GRE 10 Aug 53  
3 10.72 0   Katsuhiko Nakaya Brazil BRA 22 Apr 57  
4 10.73 0   Momar N'Dao Senegal SEN 21 Mar 49  
5 11.09 0   Eduardo Costa Mozambique MOZ 24 Jul 54  
6 11.15 0   Lucien Josiah Botswana BOT 16 Jul 58  
7 11.69 0   Soutsakhone Somninhom Laos LAO 22 May 58  
100 m Men     Heat 3 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.26 0,1   Aleksandr Aksinin Soviet Union URS 4 Nov 54  
2 10.42 0,1   Leszek Dunecki Poland POL 2 Oct 56  
3 10.51 0,1   Nelson dos Santos Brazil BRA 8 May 52  
4 10.58 0,1   Hammed Adio Nigeria NGR 20 Jan 59  
5 10.67 0,1   Nabil Nahri Syria SYR 10 Jun 58 NR
6 10.86 0,1   Mwalimu Ally Tanzania TAN 8 May 53  
7 11.37 0,1   Rudolph George Sierra Leone SLE 8 Jun 57  
100 m Men     Heat 4 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.32 -0,2   Petar Petrov Bulgaria BUL 17 Feb 55  
2 10.37 -0,2   Vladimir Muravyov Soviet Union URS 30 Sep 59  
3 10.39 -0,2   Osvaldo Lara Cuba CUB 13 Jul 55  
4 10.51 -0,2   Antoine Richard France FRA 8 Sep 60  
5 11.01 -0,2   Pascal Aho Benin BEN    
6 11.21 -0,2   Joseph Letseka Lesotho LES 28 Mar 53  
7 11.42 -0,2   Ilidio Coelho Angola ANG 23 Jul 60  
8 11.55 -0,2   Besha Tuffa Ethiopia ETH 9 Oct 53  
100 m Men     Heat 5 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.38 0,9   Eugen Ray East Germany GDR 26 Jul 57  
2 10.42 0,9   Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago TTO 16 Aug 50  
3 10.43 0,9   Drew McMaster Great Britain GBR 10 May 57  
4 10.53 0,9   Gerardo Suero Dominican Republic DOM 24 Aug 57  
5 11.01 0,9   Roland Dagher Lebanon LIB    
6 11.08 0,9   Sheku Boima Sierra Leone SLE 7 Oct 52  
7 11.61 0,9   Raghu Raj Onta Nepal NEP 16 Aug 52  
100 m Men     Heat 6 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.44 0   Sören Schlegel East Germany GDR 28 Dec 60  
2 10.53 0   Hermann Panzo France FRA 8 Feb 58  
3 10.65 0   Tomas González Cuba CUB 11 Jun 59  
4 10.69 0   Antoine Kiakouama Congo CGO 13 Sep 48  
5 10.74 0   Milton de Castro Brazil BRA 19 Apr 54  
6 10.75 0   Boubacar Diallo France FRA 3 Oct 87  
7 11.04 0   Adille Sumariwalla India IND 6 Aug 58  
100 m Men     Heat 7 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.35 -0,1   Allan Wells Great Britain GBR 3 May 52  
2 10.37 -0,1   Don Quarrie Jamaica JAM 25 Feb 51  
3 10.60 -0,1   Krzysztof Zwolinski Poland POL 2 Jan 59  
4 10.66 -0,1   Ivaylo Karanyotov Bulgaria BUL 26 Feb 58  
5 10.69 -0,1   István Tatár Hungary HUN 24 Mar 58  
6 10.91 -0,1   Marinus Westbroek Netherlands NED 11 Mar 61  
7 10.94 -0,1   Oddur Sigurdsson Iceland ISL 28 Apr 59  
100 m Men     Heat 8 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.34 -0,4   James Gilkes Guyana GUY 21 Sep 52  
2 10.38 -0,4   Cameron Sharp Great Britain GBR 3 Jun 58  
3 10.53 -0,4   Théophile Nkounkou Congo CGO 7 Jan 52  
4 10.68 -0,4   István Nagy Hungary HUN 28 Apr 59  
5 10.74 -0,4   David Lukuba Tanzania TAN 17 Mar 57  
6 11.19 -0,4   Paul Haba Guinea GUI 14 Jul 59  
7 11.28 -0,4   Abdoulmajeed Al-Mosawi Kuwait KUW 16 Mar 62  
100 m Men     Heat 9 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 10.34 0,3   Gregoire Illorson Cameroon CMR 6 Jan 55  
2 10.35 0,3   Marian Woronin Poland POL 13 Aug 56  
3 10.43 0,3   Andrey Shlyapnikov Soviet Union URS 13 Jan 59  
4 10.59 0,3   Olajidie Oyeledun Nigeria NGR 10 Jan 58  
5 10.80 0,3   Francis Adams Trinidad and Tobago TTO 29 Oct 53  
6 11.07 0,3   Peter Mwita Tanzania TAN 1 Jan 60  
7 11.07 0,3   Salif Koné Mali MLI    
8 13.66 0,3   José Luis Elias Peru PER 8 Dec 54  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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