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1980 Olympic Games Moscow - Men's 400 m

 

 

Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 27, 1980 Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: July 30, 1980 Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 50; Countries: 32; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Overview by IAAF    1980_olympic_stadium.jpg
With no Americans the event was quite open, and Bert Cameron (JAM) and Juantorena – recovering from injury – were the favourites. Before the final only Brijdenbach (45.46) and Mitchell (45.47) from the first semi, and Frank Schaffer (45.47 in the other semi-final) were able to duck under 45.50. Brijdenbach and Jenkins were out fastest in the final, with the Belgian up by a metre by halfway. Brijdenbach still led at 300m, with Schaffer, Markin and Juantorena in close attendance. Markin, an unheralded Siberian who was a 25-1 outsider, powered ahead of Schaffer with 80m to go and won by 2m from Mitchell, who closed from fifth to second in the last 100m, passing the exhausted Schaffer in the last 5m. Markin improved from 47.20 in 1979 and a pre- Games best of 45.33.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The American-led boycott decimated the level of competition in this event. Defending champion Alberto Juantorena was back but was not as dominant as he had been in 1976, having undergone an Achilles tendon operation in 1979. Choosing a favorite was quite impossible and the winner of the event was a complete unknown in Viktor Markin of the host nation. His only other significant international accomplishment would be a bronze at the 1982 European Championship.
 
 
        Results        
 
400 m Men     Final 30 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 44.60     Viktor Markin Soviet Union URS 23 Feb 57 NR
2 44.84     Rick Mitchell Australia AUS 24 Mar 55  
3 44.87     Frank Schaffer East Germany GDR 23 Oct 58  
4 45.09     Alberto Juantorena Cuba CUB 21 Nov 50  
5 45.10     Alfons Brijdenbach Belgium BEL 12 Oct 54  
6 45.55     Mike Solomon Trinidad and Tobago TTO 29 Sep 54  
7 45.56     David Jenkins Great Britain GBR 25 May 52  
8 46.33     Joseph Coombs Trinidad and Tobago TTO 15 Jun 52  
400 m Men     Semifinal 1 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.46     Alfons Brijdenbach Belgium BEL 12 Oct 54  
2 45.48     Rick Mitchell Australia AUS 24 Mar 55  
3 45.59     David Jenkins Great Britain GBR 25 May 52  
4 45.61     Mike Solomon Trinidad and Tobago TTO 29 Sep 54  
5 45.88     Dele Udo Nigeria NGR 24 May 57  
6 45.94     Nikolay Chernyetskiy Soviet Union URS 19 Nov 59  
7 46.01     Mauro Zuliani Italy ITA 23 Jul 59  
8 46.11     Karel Kolár Czechoslovakia TCH 16 Dec 55  
400 m Men     Semifinal 2 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.47     Frank Schaffer East Germany GDR 23 Oct 58  
2 45.60     Viktor Markin Soviet Union URS 23 Feb 57  
3 45.95     Alberto Juantorena Cuba CUB 21 Nov 50  
4 45.96     Joseph Coombs Trinidad and Tobago TTO 15 Jun 52  
5 45.97     Viktor Burakov Soviet Union URS 30 May 55  
6 46.72     Didier Dubois France FRA 17 Nov 57  
7 47.00     Jens Smedegård Denmark DEN 16 Jun 57  
8 48.50     Alan Bell Great Britain GBR 10 Jun 57  
400 m Men     Heat 1 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.73     Rick Mitchell Australia AUS 24 Mar 55  
2 45.88     Alfons Brijdenbach Belgium BEL 12 Oct 54  
3 45.89     Jens Smedegård Denmark DEN 16 Jun 57 NR
4 46.18     Dele Udo Nigeria NGR 24 May 57  
5 46.38     Francois Demarthon France FRA 8 Aug 50  
6 46.60     Josip Alebic Yugoslavia YUG 7 Jan 47  
7 47.67     Charles Lupiya Zambia ZAM 18 Jan 55  
8 47.79     Stefano Malinverni Italy ITA 14 Sep 59  
400 m Men     Heat 2 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.58     Viktor Markin Soviet Union URS 23 Feb 57  
2 45.81     Joseph Coombs Trinidad and Tobago TTO 15 Jun 52  
3 45.93     Mauro Zuliani Italy ITA 23 Jul 59  
4 46.17     Alan Bell Great Britain GBR 10 Jun 57  
5 46.31     Andrzej Stepien Poland POL 14 Jul 53  
6 46.47     Eddy De Leeuw Belgium BEL 16 Jun 56  
7 46.50     Derrick Peynado Jamaica JAM 30 Jan 60  
8 46.81     Marcel Klarenbeek Netherlands NED 1 Jun 60  
400 m Men     Heat 3 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 46.15     Frank Schaffer East Germany GDR 23 Oct 58  
2 46.23     Alberto Juantorena Cuba CUB 21 Nov 50  
3 46.23     Viktor Burakov Soviet Union URS 30 May 55  
4 46.60     Didier Dubois France FRA 17 Nov 57  
5 47.03     Silver Ayoo Uganda UGA 26 Nov 50  
6 47.31     Bert Cameron Jamaica JAM 16 Nov 59  
7 47.35     Glen Cohen Great Britain GBR 22 Apr 54  
8 47.73     Jacques Borlée Belgium BEL 27 Sep 57  
400 m Men     Heat 4 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.99     David Jenkins Great Britain GBR 25 May 52  
2 46.12     Mike Solomon Trinidad and Tobago TTO 29 Sep 54  
3 46.27     Karel Kolár Czechoslovakia TCH 16 Dec 55  
4 46.30     Nikolay Chernyetskiy Soviet Union URS 19 Nov 59  
5 46.73     Roberto Tozzi Italy ITA 17 Dec 58  
6 46.88     Hope Ezeigbo Nigeria NGR 26 May 58  
7 47.64     Ian Stapleton Jamaica JAM 6 Sep 59  
8 48.50     Hussain Ali Nasayyif Iraq IRQ 52  
400 m Men     Heat 1 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 46.67     David Jenkins Great Britain GBR 25 May 52  
2 47.26     Karel Kolár Czechoslovakia TCH 16 Dec 55  
3 47.43     Francois Demarthon France FRA 8 Aug 50  
4 47.59     Eddy De Leeuw Belgium BEL 16 Jun 56  
5 48.69     Charles Dramiga Uganda UGA 15 Jan 54  
6 49.77     Asfaw Debele Ethiopia ETH 13 Feb 55  
400 m Men     Heat 2 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 47.54     Bert Cameron Jamaica JAM 16 Nov 59  
2 47.57     Didier Dubois France FRA 17 Nov 57  
3 47.78     Silver Ayoo Uganda UGA 26 Nov 50  
4 48.49     Charles Lupiya Zambia ZAM 18 Jan 55  
5 49.90     Horia Toboc Romania ROU 7 Feb 55  
6 51.04     Leopold Hounkanrin Benin BEN    
7 51.49     Joseph Ramutshabi Botswana BOT 6 Jan 60  
400 m Men     Heat 3 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 46.48     Dele Udo Nigeria NGR 24 May 57  
2 46.55     Joseph Coombs Trinidad and Tobago TTO 15 Jun 52  
3 46.63     Rick Mitchell Australia AUS 24 Mar 55  
4 47.01     Jens Smedegård Denmark DEN 16 Jun 57  
5 49.68     Jimmy Massallay Sierra Leone SLE 9 Nov 52  
6 49.89     Salah Al-Mehdi Libya LBA 58  
7 53.74     Pann Khemanith Laos LAO 1 Apr 53  
400 m Men     Heat 4 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 47.37     Derrick Peynado Jamaica JAM 30 Jan 60  
2 47.72     Alfons Brijdenbach Belgium BEL 12 Oct 54  
3 47.99     Andrzej Stepien Poland POL 14 Jul 53  
4 48.35     Glen Cohen Great Britain GBR 22 Apr 54  
5 49.34     Regis Tranquille Seychelles SEY 17 Jan 55  
6 49.59     Mohamed Diakite Guinea GUI 10 Jul 58  
400 m Men     Heat 5 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 46.88     Viktor Markin Soviet Union URS 23 Feb 57  
2 47.24     Mike Solomon Trinidad and Tobago TTO 29 Sep 54  
3 47.46     Hope Ezeigbo Nigeria NGR 26 May 58  
4 47.77     Jacques Borlée Belgium BEL 27 Sep 57  
5 50.47     Mohamed El Abed Syria SYR 5 Sep 56  
6 52.98     Sahr Kendor Sierra Leone SLE 7 Oct 62  
400 m Men     Heat 6 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 47.61     Josip Alebic Yugoslavia YUG 7 Jan 47  
2 47.63     Stefano Malinverni Italy ITA 14 Sep 59  
3 47.97     Ian Stapleton Jamaica JAM 6 Sep 59  
4 48.03     Hussain Ali Nasayyif Iraq IRQ 52  
5 48.53     Harry Schulting Netherlands NED 11 Feb 56  
6 50.80     William Akabi-Davies Sierra Leone SLE 3 Aug 62  
400 m Men     Heat 7 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 46.13     Frank Schaffer East Germany GDR 23 Oct 58  
2 46.41     Viktor Burakov Soviet Union URS 30 May 55  
3 46.69     Alberto Juantorena Cuba CUB 21 Nov 50  
4 47.01     Roberto Tozzi Italy ITA 17 Dec 58  
5 47.18     Jerzy Pietrzyk Poland POL 17 Apr 55  
6 48.71     Geraldo Pegado Brazil BRA 23 Nov 52  
400 m Men     Heat 8 27 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 47.04     Nikolay Chernyetskiy Soviet Union URS 19 Nov 59  
2 47.16     Mauro Zuliani Italy ITA 23 Jul 59  
3 47.37     Marcel Klarenbeek Netherlands NED 1 Jun 60  
4 47.38     Alan Bell Great Britain GBR 10 Jun 57  
5 47.39     Oddur Sigurdsson Iceland ISL 28 Apr 59  
6 47.45     Isidoro Hornillos Spain ESP 27 Apr 57  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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