Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
1980. XXII Летние Олимпийские игры. Прыжки в длину.jpg
Soviet postage stamp depicting long jumping at the 1980 Games
VenueCentral Lenin Stadium
Dates27 July 1980 (qualifying)
28 July 1980 (final)
Competitors32 from 23 nations
Winning distance8.54
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Lutz Dombrowski
 East Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Frank Paschek
 East Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Valeriy Podluzhniy
 Soviet Union
← 1976
1984 →

The men's long jump at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union had an start list of 32 competitors from 23, with two qualifying groups (32 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Monday July 28, 1980. The maximum number of athletes per nation had been set at 3 since the 1930 Olympic Congress. The top twelve and ties and all those reaching 7.90 metres advanced to the final.[1] The event was won by Lutz Dombrowski of East Germany, the first gold medal in the men's long jump by any German jumper. Frank Paschek made East Germany the only nation other than the United States to have two men on the podium in the same Games in the event. Valeriy Podluzhniy won the Soviet Union's first men's long jump medal since 1964. The American-led boycott ended the United States' three-Games gold medal streak and 18-Games streak of winning at least a silver medal in the event.

Background[edit]

This was the 19th appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The returning finalists from the 1972 Games were fifth-place finisher João Carlos de Oliveira of Brazil, sixth-place finisher Nenad Stekić of Yugoslavia, seventh-place finisher Valeriy Podluzhniy of the Soviet Union, and ninth-place finisher Rolf Bernhard of Switzerland. Larry Myricks, who had broken his foot in warmups in 1976, would have been the favorite but was kept out of the Games by the American-led boycott; aside from Bob Beamon's incomparable 8.90 metre jump, Myricks had the best-ever jump (at 8.52 metres in 1979). Also kept out was the young Carl Lewis, who had not yet reached his potential in the event but would later dominate it for two decades. Stekić would have been a solid contender (particularly with Myricks out), but was injured. This left Lutz Dombrowski of East Germany the heavy favorite in a depleted field.[2]

Benin, Ethiopia, Kuwait, and Mozambique each made their first appearance in the event. France appeared for the 16th time, most of any nation competing in 1980 but still two appearances behind the United States (missing the event for the first time).

Competition format[edit]

The 1980 competition used the two-round format with divided final introduced in 1952. The qualifying round gave each competitor three jumps to achieve a distance of 7.90 metres; if fewer than 12 men did so, the top 12 (including all those tied) would advance. The final provided each jumper with three jumps; the top eight jumpers received an additional three jumps for a total of six, with the best to count (qualifying round jumps were not considered for the final).[2][3]

Records[edit]

The standing world and Olympic records prior to the event were as follows.

World record  Bob Beamon (USA) 8.90 Mexico City, Mexico 18 October 1968
Olympic record  Bob Beamon (USA) 8.90 Mexico City, Mexico 18 October 1968

No new world or Olympic records were set during the competition.

Schedule[edit]

All times are Moscow Time (UTC+3)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 27 July 1980 10:30 Qualifying
Monday, 28 July 1980 17:50 Final

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

The qualifying round was held on Sunday July 27, 1980.

Rank Athlete Nation 1 2 3 Distance Notes
1 Frank Paschek  East Germany 8.17 8.17 Q
Lutz Dombrowski  East Germany 8.17 8.17 Q
3 Stanisław Jaskułka  Poland 7.46 8.07 8.07 Q
4 Valeriy Podluzhniy  Soviet Union 8.02 8.02 Q
5 Viktor Belsky  Soviet Union X 7.64 8.01 8.01 Q
6 Rolf Bernhard  Switzerland 7.98 7.98 Q
7 Antonio Corgos  Spain 7.46 7.76 7.96 7.96 Q
8 László Szalma  Hungary 7.86 7.72 7.91 7.91 Q
9 Philippe Deroche  France 7.90 7.90 Q
10 Yordan Yanev  Bulgaria 7.63 7.68 7.84 7.84 q
11 Kayode Elegbede  Nigeria 7.76 7.82 7.50 7.82 q
12 João Carlos de Oliveira  Brazil X 7.78 7.78 q
13 Joshua Kio  Nigeria 7.77 7.67 7.45 7.77
14 Andrzej Klimaszewski  Poland 7.76 X 6.56 7.76
15 Dimitrios Delifotis  Greece 7.74 7.63 7.14 7.74
16 William Rea  Austria 7.60 7.71 7.74 7.74
17 Alberto Solanas  Spain 7.36 7.73 7.71 7.73
18 Jan Leitner  Czechoslovakia 7.68 7.63 7.57 7.68
19 Doudou N'Diaye  Senegal 7.49 X 7.66 7.66
20 Peter Rieger  East Germany X 7.59 7.59
21 David Giralt  Cuba X 7.54 7.57 7.57
22 Ivan Tuparov  Bulgaria 7.46 X X 7.46
23 Gary Honey  Australia X 7.44 X 7.44
24 Yusuf Alli  Nigeria 7.45 7.40 X 7.43
25 Béla Bakosi  Hungary 7.29 X X 7.29
26 Théophile Hounou  Benin 7.07 7.01 7.03 7.07
27 Stelio Craveirinha  Mozambique 6.78 6.94 X 6.94
28 Ronald Raborg  Peru X 6.85 X 6.85
29 Abebe Gessese  Ethiopia 6.66 6.64 6.46 6.66
30 Nenad Stekić  Yugoslavia 5.75 5.75
Essa Hashem  Kuwait X X X No mark
Fidelis Ndyabagye  Uganda X X X No mark
Oli Pousi  Finland DNS
Bogger Mushanga  Zambia DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Distance
1st place, gold medalist(s) Lutz Dombrowski  East Germany 8.15 8.32 8.21 8.54 8.34 8.54
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Frank Paschek  East Germany 7.81 8.21 X X 7.85 7.94 8.21
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Valeriy Podluzhniy  Soviet Union 8.07 8.08 7.97 8.18 X 7.82 8.18
4 László Szalma  Hungary 8.13 7.99 X 7.95 X X 8.13
5 Stanisław Jaskułka  Poland 7.73 7.76 7.97 7.87 7.97 8.13 8.13
6 Viktor Belskiy  Soviet Union 7.79 7.15 8.10 7.76 7.74 X 8.10
7 Antonio Corgos  Spain 8.02 8.09 X X 7.97 8.09
8 Yordan Yanev  Bulgaria 7.91 X 7.88 X 8.02 X 8.02
9 Rolf Bernhard  Switzerland 7.88 X 7.71 Did not advance 7.88
10 Philippe Deroche  France 7.63 7.65 7.77 Did not advance 7.77
11 Kayode Elegbede  Nigeria X X 7.49 Did not advance 7.49
João Carlos de Oliveira  Brazil DNS

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games: Men's Long Jump". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Long Jump, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, vol. 3, p. 55.

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