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1980 Olympic Games Moscow - Men's 3000 m steeple

 

 

Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union Format: Top four in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 26, 1980 Format: Top six in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: July 31, 1980  
(Competitors: 31; Countries: 18; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Overview by IAAF    1980_olympic_stadium.jpg
Bayi had finished ninth in his heat eight years earlier, and then won fame as a world record breaker in the 1500m and Mile. He reverted to the steeplechase in 1980, and beat Malinowski, the Olympic favourite, in Stockholm a month before Moscow. Bayi was the fastest in the heats (8:21.38) and semi-finals (8:16.11), while Malinowski won the other semi in 8:21.15. Bayi, famed for his front-running, was the leader in the final at 1000m (2:38.8) with Malinowski 15m back (2:41.0). He was still was on world record schedule at 2000m (5:20.3), 25m ahead of Tura, and more than 30m clear of Malinowski (5:25.6). The Pole’s pace judgement was sound as he closed to within 5m of Bayi at the bell, and went away from the exhausted Tanzanian at the final water jump, to win by nearly 20m, with Tura closing to finish 8m behind Bayi.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
In 1978 Henry Rono (KEN) had a superb summer in which he broke world records for the steeplechase, 5K,10K, and 3,000 metres, and won the Commonwealth Games steeplechase gold medal. He would have been heavily favored but was injured in the Olympic year. The silver medalist from 1976, Poland’s Bronisław Malinowski, was back and had won the 1974 and 1978 European Championships and was likely the favorite. But he had been beaten in July by Tanzania’s Filbert Bayi who had moved up to this event from the 1,500/mile. Bayi, a noted front runner, took the lead from the start and was on world record pace thru two km. He had a 30-metre lead on Malinowski by then, but the Pole slowly closed the gap, coming to five metres back at the bell. Malinowski took the lead over the water jump on the final lap and won quite easily, Bayi hanging on for the silver medal. This was the last time the steeplechase was not won by a Kenyan, thru at least 2004.
 
 
        Results        
Former Mile and 1500 world record holder Filbert Bayi and Eshetu Tura battled at the front throughout the race. Bayi finally broke Tura on the last lap and was going on to victory. Bronisław Malinowski had stayed out of the battle, marking the leaders from about fourth place. As was his usual tactic, Malinowski launched into a sprint that is similar to the tactics used decades later by Ezekiel Kemboi, sprinting past Bayi over the water jump. The battle worn Bayi had no answer, just managing to stay ahead of Tura and the rest of the field. Malinowski was killed in a car accident a little over a year later.
3000 m steeple Men     Final 31 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.09.70     Bronisław Malinowski Poland POL 4 Jun 51  
2 8.12.48     Filbert Bayi Tanzania TAN 23 Jun 53 NR
3 8.13.57     Eshetu Tura Ethiopia ETH 19 Jan 50 NR
4 8.15.74     Domingo Ramón Spain ESP 10 Mar 58 NUR
5 8.17.93     Francisco Sánchez Spain ESP 18 May 58  
6 8.18.47     Giuseppe Gerbi Italy ITA 13 Sep 55  
7 8.19.43     Bogusław Maminski Poland POL 18 Dec 55  
8 8.19.75     Anatoliy Dimov Soviet Union URS 26 Feb 56  
9 8.23.86     Vasile Bichea Romania ROU 18 Nov 50  
10 8.29.03     Dusan Moravcik Czechoslovakia TCH 27 May 48  
11 8.31.80     Lahcene Babaci Algeria ALG 4 May 57  
12 8.40.86     Tommy Ekblom Finland FIN 20 Sep 59  
3000 m steeple Men     Semifinal 1 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.16.11     Filbert Bayi Tanzania TAN 23 Jun 53  
2 8.16.17     Eshetu Tura Ethiopia ETH 19 Jan 50  
3 8.18.78     Bogusław Maminski Poland POL 18 Dec 55  
4 8.18.96     Francisco Sánchez Spain ESP 18 May 58  
5 8.24.81     Anatoliy Dimov Soviet Union URS 26 Feb 56  
6 8.25.47     Lahcene Babaci Algeria ALG 4 May 57  
7 8.29.75     Roberto Volpi Italy ITA 15 Aug 52  
8 8.29.75     Colin Reitz Great Britain GBR 6 Apr 60  
9 8.33.02     Krzysztof Wesołowski Poland POL 9 Dec 56  
10 8.33.30     Vesa Laukkanen Finland FIN 9 Apr 58  
11 8.44.91     Paul Copu Romania ROU 7 Aug 53  
12 8.50.20     Stanimir Nenov Bulgaria BUL 17 Nov 55  
3000 m steeple Men     Semifinal 2 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.21.15     Bronisław Malinowski Poland POL 4 Jun 51  
2 8.21.94     Domingo Ramón Spain ESP 10 Mar 58  
3 8.24.23     Vasile Bichea Romania ROU 18 Nov 50  
4 8.24.29     Tommy Ekblom Finland FIN 20 Sep 59  
5 8.27.19     Giuseppe Gerbi Italy ITA 13 Sep 55  
6 8.28.00     Dusan Moravcik Czechoslovakia TCH 27 May 48  
7 8.29.18     Roger Hackney Great Britain GBR 2 Sep 57  
8 8.34.94     Hailu Wolde Tsadik Ethiopia ETH 25 May 50  
9 8.44.24     Aleksandr Vorobey Soviet Union URS 23 May 57  
10 8.51.59     Wolfgang Konrad Austria AUT 22 Dec 58  
11 8.52.30     Tony Staynings Great Britain GBR 21 Jul 53  
  DNF     Sergey Olizarenko Soviet Union URS 9 Sep 54  
3000 m steeple Men     Heat 1 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.21.38     Filbert Bayi Tanzania TAN 23 Jun 53  
2 8.23.73     Eshetu Tura Ethiopia ETH 19 Jan 50  
3 8.23.92     Bogusław Maminski Poland POL 18 Dec 55  
4 8.24.92     Wolfgang Konrad Austria AUT 22 Dec 58  
5 8.27.50     Francisco Sánchez Spain ESP 18 May 58  
6 8.27.80     Tommy Ekblom Finland FIN 20 Sep 59  
7 8.42.59     Aleksandr Vorobey Soviet Union URS 23 May 57  
8 8.47.42     Tony Staynings Great Britain GBR 21 Jul 53  
9 8.48.97     Nicolae Voicu Romania ROU 23 Nov 55  
10 9.01.77     Anders Carlsson Sweden SWE 17 Apr 59  
3000 m steeple Men     Heat 2 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.29.80     Bronisław Malinowski Poland POL 4 Jun 51  
2 8.33.31     Dusan Moravcik Czechoslovakia TCH 27 May 48  
3 8.34.20     Sergey Olizarenko Soviet Union URS 9 Sep 54  
4 8.35.21     Colin Reitz Great Britain GBR 6 Apr 60  
5 8.35.53     Roberto Volpi Italy ITA 15 Aug 52  
6 8.38.33     Vesa Laukkanen Finland FIN 9 Apr 58  
7 8.45.54     Paul Copu Romania ROU 7 Aug 53  
8 8.54.60     Hana Girma Ethiopia ETH 26 Jul 52  
9 8.56.45     Ralf Pönitzsch East Germany GDR 20 Oct 57  
10 9.29.38     Abdulkarim Joumaa Syria SYR 29 Mar 54  
  DNF     José Manuel Sena Portugal POR 13 Jul 55  
3000 m steeple Men     Heat 3 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.31.81     Domingo Ramón Spain ESP 10 Mar 58  
2 8.33.18     Anatoliy Dimov Soviet Union URS 26 Feb 56  
3 8.35.35     Vasile Bichea Romania ROU 18 Nov 50  
4 8.35.58     Krzysztof Wesołowski Poland POL 9 Dec 56  
5 8.36.34     Roger Hackney Great Britain GBR 2 Sep 57  
6 8.37.03     Giuseppe Gerbi Italy ITA 13 Sep 55  
7 8.38.68     Lahcene Babaci Algeria ALG 4 May 57  
8 8.40.98     Hailu Wolde Tsadik Ethiopia ETH 25 May 50  
9 8.43.77     Stanimir Nenov Bulgaria BUL 17 Nov 55  
10 9.19.62     Albert Marie Seychelles SEY 3 Mar 57  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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