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1980 Olympic Games Moscow - Men's Decathlon

 

 

Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union Format: Scoring by 1962/1977 point tables.
Date Started: July 25, 1980  
Date Finished: July 26, 1980  
(Competitors: 21; Countries: 12)  
    Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Overview by IAAF    1980_olympic_stadium.jpg
Finishing 18th in Montreal, on his 18th birthday, was Britain’s Francis Morgan Ayodélé “Daley” Thompson, an immense raw talent. By 1980 Thompson had established himself as the best in the world, producing a world record in the 1980 annual Götzis meeting, and entered Moscow as a prohibitive favourite. In Götzis he had beaten Guido Kratschmer (FRG), who had succeeded Thompson with a world record in the German championships, but was absent from Moscow due to the boycott. Thompson went to the front immediately with a 10.62 100m, 0.35 faster than anyone else, and followed that with 8.00 in the long jump. This equalled the best ever wind legal jump in a decathlon. He was already 192 points clear and by the end of the first day had 4542, world record pace. Thompson maintained a healthy lead ahead of his nearest Soviet and Austrian rivals, but ran only fast enough to win in the 1500m, aware that he could not beat his world record.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Daley Thompson competed at the 1976 Olympics when only an 18-year-old, and he finished coincidentally in 18th place. But by the 1980 Olympics he had established himself as the world's top decathlete. He won the 1978 Commonwealth Games and European Junior Championship and was runner-up at the 1978 European Championships. Thompson's favorite status was greatly helped when three of his main competitors could not compete at Moskva. Soviet Aleksandr Grebenyuk, who had won the 1978 Europeans, was injured. The defending silver medalist and world-record holder Guido Kratschmer and American champion Bob Coffman, ranked #1 in the world in 1979, were held out because of the American-led boycott of the Olympics. Although on world-record pace on the first day, cold, rainy weather on the second hampered Thompson's record chances. With the record out of reach he coasted in the 1,500 but still won easily, with two Soviets, Yury Kutsenko and Sergey Zhelanov, taking the silver and bronze medals.
 
 
        Results        
 
Decathlon Men     Final 26 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8495     Daley Thompson Great Britain GBR 30 Jul 58  
2 8331     Yuriy Kutsenko Soviet Union URS 5 Mar 52  
3 8135     Sergey Zhelanov Soviet Union URS 14 Jun 57  
4 8050     Georg Werthner Austria AUT 7 Apr 56  
5 8007     Sepp Zeilbauer Austria AUT 24 Sep 52  
6 7978     Dariusz Ludwig Poland POL 25 Feb 55  
7 7927     Atanas Andonov Bulgaria BUL 16 Jul 55  
8 7892     Steffen Grummt East Germany GDR 15 Sep 59  
9 7826     Esa Jokinen Finland FIN 19 Feb 58  
10 7822     Janusz Szczerkowski Poland POL 9 May 54  
11 7765     Johannes Lahti Finland FIN 29 May 52  
12 7762     Stefan Niklaus Switzerland SUI 17 Apr 58  
13 7709     Peter Hadfield Australia AUS 21 Jan 55  
14 7624     Rasvigor Yankov Bulgaria BUL 10 Apr 54  
15 7616     Brad McStravick Great Britain GBR 25 May 56  
16 5050     Columba Blango Sierra Leone SLE 23 Apr 56  
  DNF     Rainer Pottel East Germany GDR 29 Aug 53  
  DNF     Siegfried Stark East Germany GDR 12 Jun 55  
  DNF     Alessandro Brogini Italy ITA 20 Dec 58  
  DNF     Valeriy Kachanov Soviet Union URS 12 Jul 54  
  DNF     Miro Ronac Peru PER 10 Oct 61  
 
Detailed View
 Men Decathlon Olympic Games Moscow 1980 - 25,26.07
Final Team Pts 100m Long Shot High 400m 110mH Discus Pole Javel. 1500m
1. Daley Thompson GBR 8495 10.62s 8.00m 15.18m 2.08m 48.01s 14.47s 42.24m 4.70m 64.16m 4:39.90
900 1020 799 925 898 907 729 981 811 525
2. Yuri Kutsenko URS 8331 11.19s 7.74m 14.50m 2.08m 48.67s 15.04s 39.86m 4.90m 68.08m 4:22.60
759 969 759 925 866 844 683 1028 857 641
3. Sergei Zhelanov URS 8135 11.40s 7.60m 14.17m 2.18m 49.27s 14.83s 42.80m 4.60m 57.30m 4:27.50
710 941 739 1009 838 867 740 957 728 606
4. Georg Werthner AUT 8050 11.44s 7.27m 13.45m 2.03m 49.26s 15.08s 38.14m 4.85m 73.66m 4:23.40
701 875 693 882 839 840 648 1017 920 635
5. Josef Zeilbauer AUT 8007 11.29s 7.14m 15.31m 2.03m 50.91s 14.80s 44.00m 4.50m 64.86m 4:30.60
735 848 807 882 765 870 763 932 820 585
6. Dariusz Ludwig POL 7978 11.35s 7.51m 13.32m 2.08m 50.55s 15.38s 45.82m 4.80m 58.38m 4:29.70
721 923 685 925 781 809 797 1005 741m 591
7. Atanas Andonov BUL 7927 11.38s 6.86m 15.59m 2.00m 50.36s 14.83s 47.62m 4.70 53.54m 4:29.20
715 791 823 857 789 867 829 981 680m 595
8. Steffen Grummt GDR 7892 11.35s 6.86m 16.15m 1.94m 49.39s 14.82s 48.56m 4.30 55.24m 4:30.20
721 7.91 856 804 833 868 846 884 701m 588
9. Esa Jokinen FIN 7826 11.40s 7.27m 14.12m 2.06m 49.06s 15.62s 40.48m 4.20 67.38m 4:34.40
710 875 736 909 848 785 695 859 849m 560
10.Janusz Szczerkowski POL 7822 11.22s 7.38m 14.06m 2.00m 49.64s 14.57s 44.74m 4.90 45.22m 4:44.90
752 897 732 857 821 896 777 1028 567m 495
11.Johannes Lahti FIN 7765 11.32s 7.20m 14.28m 2.03m 50.06s 15.14s 42.44m 4.60m 56.94m 4:44.00
728 861 745 882 802 834 733 957 723 500
12.Stefan Niklaus SUI 7762 11.17s 6.93m 14.29m 1.97m 49.74s 14.96s 42.18m 4.30m 66.54m 4:44.90
763 806 746 831 817 853 728 884 839 495
13.Peter Hadfield AUS 7709 11.04s 7.36m 13.34m 1.85m 48.40s 15.18s 45.08m 4.40m 56.12m 4:44.70
795 893 686 725 879 830 783 909 713 496
14.Razvigor Yankov BUL 7624 11.26s 6.61m 16.28m 1.85m 50.37s 15.69s 48.02m 4.60m 58.12m 4:51.20
742 738 863 725 789 778 837 957 738 457
15. Bradley McStravick GBR 7616 10.97s 6.74m 13.53m 1.91m 48.80s 15.23s 39.46m 4.30m 57.98m 4:31.00
812 765 698 779 860 824 675 884 736 583
16.Columba Blango SLE 5080 11.40s 6.40m 10.00m 1.85m 53.48s 15.45s 23.08m NM 36.20m 5:22.90
710 693 460 725 659 802 306 0 432 293
-. Miro Ronac PER 6563 11.88s 6.72m 12.60m 1.91m 52.45s 17.19s 46.42m 4.40m 56.34m
605 761 639 779 701 645 808 909 716
-. Valeriu Kachanov URS 5980 11.22s 7.65m 14.70m 2.08m 48.67s 14.40s 46.02m DNS
752 951 771 925 866 915 800 0
-. Alessandro Brogini ITA 5434 11.41s 7.33m 13.02m 2.06m 50.97s 15.21s 39.54m DNS
708 887 666 909 762 826 676 0
-. Siegfried Stark GDR 1560 11.27s 7.00m DNS
740 820 0
-. Rainer Pottel GDR 1513 11.16s 0 14.32 DNS
766 0 747 0
 
 
 

 

 

 

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