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1980 Olympic Games Moscow - Women's 100 m hurdles

 

 

Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 27, 1980 Format: Top three in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: July 28, 1980  
(Competitors: 20; Countries: 11; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Overview by IAAF    1980_olympic_stadium.jpg
Rabsztyn had set a world record of 12.36 in June, but had never finished higher than fifth in a major championship, so was no better than co-favourite with reigning champion Klier. The heats began with Komisova improving her best from 12.84 to 12.67 to become a medal threat. Rabsztyn responded with the fastest time in the semis, 12.64, ahead of Klier (12.77), as Komisova won the other semi-final in 12.78. Rabsztyn got a dreadful start in the final and never got on terms with the top four, as Klier and Claus started quickest. Komisova was inches behind them. She caught Klier at the fifth hurdle and motored away to win by more than half a metre in 12.56, finally breaking Ehrhardt’s Olympic record. Klier just held off the fast finish of Langer, with Claus inches behind, as 0.03 seconds covered second to fourth. The following week Komisova ran 12.39 in Rome, a Soviet record which would last more than a decade.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The American-led boycott had almost no effect on this event as all the best hurdlers were either Soviets, East Germans, or Eastern Europeans. Poland's Grażyna Rabsztyn had been favored in 1976, and had since broken the world record, running 12.48 in 1978. But she continued her trend in major championships and did not medal. She never won a medal in any major international meet. The defending champion Johanna Klier was back and had since won the 1978 European Championships. In the final, Rabsztyn got off to a terrible start and was effectively out of the race. Klier-Schaller led early but was caught at the fifth hurdle by the Soviet Vera Komisova, who went on to win the gold medal.
 
 
        Results        
 
100 m hurdles Women     Final 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 12.56 0,9   Vera Komisova Soviet Union URS 11 Jun 53  
2 12.63 0,9   Johanna Klier East Germany GDR 13 Sep 52  
3 12.65 0,9   Lucyna Kałek Poland POL 9 Jan 56  
4 12.66 0,9   Kerstin Knabe East Germany GDR 7 Jul 59  
5 12.74 0,9   Grazyna Rabsztyn Poland POL 20 Sep 52  
6 12.84 0,9   Irina Litovchenko Soviet Union URS 29 May 50  
7 12.93 0,9   Bettine Jahn East Germany GDR 3 Aug 58  
8 13.08 0,9   Zofia Bielczyk Poland POL 22 Sep 58  
100 m hurdles Women     Semifinal 1 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 12.78 0   Vera Komisova Soviet Union URS 11 Jun 53  
2 12.91 0   Lucyna Kałek Poland POL 9 Jan 56  
3 13.04 0   Bettine Jahn East Germany GDR 3 Aug 58  
4 13.09 0   Zofia Bielczyk Poland POL 22 Sep 58  
5 13.33 0   Laurence Elloy France FRA 3 Dec 59  
6 13.39 0   Yordanka Donkova Bulgaria BUL 28 Sep 61  
7 13.54 0   Laurence Monclar France FRA 4 Jun 57  
8 13.68 0   Helena Pihl Sweden SWE 26 Apr 55  
100 m hurdles Women     Semifinal 2 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 12.64 1,2   Grazyna Rabsztyn Poland POL 20 Sep 52  
2 12.77 1,2   Johanna Klier East Germany GDR 13 Sep 52  
3 12.84 1,2   Irina Litovchenko Soviet Union URS 29 May 50  
4 12.99 1,2   Kerstin Knabe East Germany GDR 7 Jul 59  
5 13.12 1,2   Shirley Strong Great Britain GBR 18 Nov 58  
6 13.79 1,2   Daniela Valkova Bulgaria BUL 20 Feb 49  
  DNS 1,2   Tatyana Anisimova Soviet Union URS 19 Oct 49  
  DNF 1,2   Xénia Siska Hungary HUN 3 Nov 57  
100 m hurdles Women     Heat 1 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 12.67 1,2   Vera Komisova Soviet Union URS 11 Jun 53  
2 12.75 1,2   Lucyna Kałek Poland POL 9 Jan 56  
3 12.77 1,2   Kerstin Knabe East Germany GDR 7 Jul 59  
4 13.18 1,2   Laurence Monclar France FRA 4 Jun 57  
5 13.23 1,2   Xénia Siska Hungary HUN 3 Nov 57  
6 13.24 1,2   Yordanka Donkova Bulgaria BUL 28 Sep 61  
7 14.18 1,2   Marisela Peralta Dominican Republic DOM 21 Dec 55  
100 m hurdles Women     Heat 2 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 12.97 0,7   Irina Litovchenko Soviet Union URS 29 May 50  
2 13.06 0,7   Bettine Jahn East Germany GDR 3 Aug 58  
3 13.21 0,7   Zofia Bielczyk Poland POL 22 Sep 58  
4 13.39 0,7   Shirley Strong Great Britain GBR 18 Nov 58  
5 13.66 0,7   Daniela Valkova Bulgaria BUL 20 Feb 49  
6 13.86 0,7   Penny Gillies Australia AUS 20 Jul 51  
100 m hurdles Women     Heat 3 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 12.72 0,7   Grazyna Rabsztyn Poland POL 20 Sep 52  
2 13.03 0,7   Johanna Klier East Germany GDR 13 Sep 52  
3 13.31 0,7   Tatyana Anisimova Soviet Union URS 19 Oct 49  
4 13.46 0,7   Helena Pihl Sweden SWE 26 Apr 55  
5 13.60 0,7   Laurence Elloy France FRA 3 Dec 59  
6 13.86 0,7   Lorna Boothe Great Britain GBR 5 Dec 54  
7 15.61 0,7   Estella Meheux Sierra Leone SLE 22 Jun 62  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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