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1980 Olympic Games Moscow - Men's High jump

 

 

Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union Format: Top 12 and ties and all those clearing 2.21 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 31, 1980
Date Finished: August 1, 1980
(Competitors: 30; Countries: 19; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Overview by IAAF  1980_olympic_stadium.jpg
The world record had moved up to 2.35, with Wszoła and the FRG’s Dietmar Mögenburg – absent because of the boycott – the co-record holders. Wszoła was favourite, especially as the best Soviet jumper, Vladimir Yashchenko, the previous world record holder and a straddler, was injured in 1980. Six men made 2.24, the shock being that none of the Soviets managed to do so. Just four men made the Olympic record height of 2.27, the three GDR jumpers and Wszoła. At 2.29 only Wessig failed first time, but made it on his second attempt, and then was the only man to clear 2.31 first time, 8cm above on his best prior to 1980 and a personal best. Wszoła and Freimuth made it second time, but Lauterbach, a fast running straddler, missed. Wessig cleared 2.33 cleanly to earn the gold. After Freimuth had failed to improve his personal best for a second time, and Wszoła had finally bowed out after two close attempts at 2.33, the baker from Schwerin put the icing on the cake with a second time clearance at 2.36. He grazed the bar lightly with his shorts and bounced gently off the landing area on to the ground head first. It was the first high jump world record in Olympic history.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The best jumpers early in 1980 were the defending champion [Jacek Wszoła] of Poland, the FRG's [Dietmar Mögenburg], and Soviet Volodomyr Yashchenko. But Mögenburg was out because of the boycott and Yashchenko, who had set a world record of 2.34 (7-8) in 1978 – the last straddler to do so, was injured and did not compete. This left Wszoła as a heavy favorite. At 2.29 (7-6), four jumpers cleared, Wszoła on his first attempt, as did [Jörg Freimuth] and [Henry Lauterbach], and [Gerd Wessig], who needed two attempts (all GDR). Lauterbach went out at 2.31 (7-7) and Wessig took the lead with a first-attempt clearance. He was also the only jumper to get over 2.33 (7-7¾), securing the gold medal. But he kept going, and on his second attempt, broke the world record in clearing 2.36 (7-8¾).
 
 
Results
High jump Men Final 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.36 Gerd Wessig East Germany GDR 16 Jul 59 NUR WR
2 2.31 Jacek Wszola Poland POL 30 Dec 56
3 2.31 Jörg Freimuth East Germany GDR 10 Sep 61
4 2.29 Henry Lauterbach East Germany GDR 22 Oct 57
5 2.24 Roland Dalhäuser Switzerland SUI 12 Jun 58
6 2.24 Vaso Komnenic Yugoslavia YUG 15 May 55
7 2.21 Adrian Proteasa Romania ROU 1 Mar 59
8 2.21 Aleksandr Grigoryev Soviet Union URS 7 Oct 55
9 2.21 Mark Naylor Great Britain GBR 10 Sep 57
10 2.21 Gennadiy Belkov Soviet Union URS 24 Jun 56
11 2.21 Aleksey Demyanyuk Soviet Union URS 30 Jul 58
12 2.18 Janusz Trzepizur Poland POL 21 May 59
13 2.18 Sorin Matei Romania ROU 6 Jul 63
14 2.18 Guy Moreau Belgium BEL 15 Oct 54
15 2.15 Marco Tamberi Italy ITA 30 Jul 57
16 2.10 Roberto Cabrejas Spain ESP 28 Dec 52
High jump Men Qualification 31 July
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.21 Mark Naylor Great Britain GBR 10 Sep 57
2 2.21 Gerd Wessig East Germany GDR 16 Jul 59
2 2.21 Henry Lauterbach East Germany GDR 22 Oct 57
2 2.21 Jörg Freimuth East Germany GDR 10 Sep 61
5 2.21 Roland Dalhäuser Switzerland SUI 12 Jun 58
6 2.21 Gennadiy Belkov Soviet Union URS 24 Jun 56
6 2.21 Marco Tamberi Italy ITA 30 Jul 57
6 2.21 Aleksey Demyanyuk Soviet Union URS 30 Jul 58
6 2.21 Vaso Komnenic Yugoslavia YUG 15 May 55
10 2.21 Sorin Matei Romania ROU 6 Jul 63
11 2.21 Jacek Wszola Poland POL 30 Dec 56
12 2.21 Adrian Proteasa Romania ROU 1 Mar 59
13 2.21 Aleksandr Grigoryev Soviet Union URS 7 Oct 55
14 2.21 Guy Moreau Belgium BEL 15 Oct 54
15 2.21 Janusz Trzepizur Poland POL 21 May 59
16 2.21 Roberto Cabrejas Spain ESP 28 Dec 52
17 2.18 Francis Agbo France FRA 15 Jan 58
18 2.18 Oscar Raise Italy ITA 19 Feb 52
19 2.18 Zoltán Tarsi Hungary HUN 20 May 61
20 2.18 Paolo Borghi Italy ITA 27 Nov 61
21 2.18 Abdel Hamid Sahil Algeria ALG 20 Feb 57
22 2.15 Marti Perarnau Spain ESP 7 Mar 55
23 2.15 István Gibicsár Hungary HUN 13 Jan 57
24 2.10 Desmond Morris Jamaica JAM 16 Jan 61
24 2.10 Atanas Mladenov Bulgaria BUL 3 Jan 60
26 2.10 Juan Francisco Centelles Cuba CUB 26 Jan 61
27 2.10 Moussa Fall Senegal SEN 31 Dec 59
28 2.05 Othmane Belfaa Algeria ALG 18 Oct 61
29 2.05 Ahmad Balkis Syria SYR 14 Jan 61
29 2.05 Claudio Freire Brazil BRA 17 Apr 57
 
Detailed View
 Men High Jump Olympic Games Moscow 1980 - Friday 01.08
Final Team Height 210 215 218 221 224 227 229 231 233 236 238
1. Gerd Wessig GDR 2.36m   O   O O O X0 O XO XO XXX
2. Jacek Wszola POL 2.31m   O   XO XO O O XO XXX
3. Jorg Freimuth GDR 2.31m O   O O O XXO O XO XXX
4. Henry Lauterbach GDR 2.29m   O   XXO XO O O XXX
5. Roland Dalhauser SUI 2.24m   O   O XO XXX
6. Vaso Komnenic YUG 2.24m O O   O XXO XXX
7. Adrian Proteaso ROM 2.21m   O O O XXX
8. Aleksandr Grigoriev URS 2.21m O O O O XXX
9. Mark Naylor GBR 2.21m   O XO O XXX
10.Gennadi Belkov URS 2.21m O O XO O XXX
11.Aleksei Demianiuk URS 2.21m O O XO XXO XXX
12.Janusz Trzepizur POL 2.18m   O O XXX
13.Sorin Matei ROM 2.18m O O O XXX
14.Guy Moreau BEL 2.18m O O XO XXX
15.Marco Tamberi ITA 2.15m O O XXX
16.Roberto Cabrejas ESP 2.10 O XXX
Qualifications Thursday 31.07
Group A Team Height 205 210 215 218 221
1. Jorg Freimuth GDR 2.21m O O O O O
2. Henry Lauterbach GDR 2.21m O O O O O
3. Gerd Wessig GDR 2.21m O O O O O
4. Roland Dalhauser SUI 2.21m   O O XO O
5. Aleksei Demianiuk URS 2.21m XO XO O O O
5. Gennadi Belkov URS 2.21m O O O XXO O
5. Marco Tomberi ITA 2.21m O O O XXO O
8. Jacek Wszola POL 2.21m   O O O X0
9. Adrian Proteaso ROM 2.21m   XXO O X0 X0
10.Aleksandr Grigoriev URS 2.21m   O O O XX0
11.Janusz Trzepizur POL 2.21m   XO XO O XX0
12.Francis Agbo FRA 2.18m   O O O XXX
13.Oscar Raise ITA 2.18m O O XO O XXX
14.Zoltan Torsi HUN 2.18m O XO XO O XXX
15.Paolo Borghi ITA 2.18m O O O XO XXX
Group B Team Height 205 210 215 218 221
1. Mark Naylor GBR 2.21m   O O O O
2. Vaso Komnenic YUG 2.21m O O O XXO O
3. Sorin Matei ROM 2.21m   O X0 XXO O
4. Guy Moreau BEL 2.21m O O O XO XXO
5. Roberto Cabrejas ESP 2.21m O O XO XXO XXO
6. Abdelhamid Sahil ALG 2.18m XO O O XXO XXX
7. Martin Perarnau ESP 2.15m O XO O XXX
8. Istvan Gibicsar HUN 2.15m XO O XX0 XXX
9. Atanas Mladenov BUL 2.10m O O XXX
9. Desmond Morris JAM 2.10m O O XXX
11.Juan Centelles CUB 2.10m   XO XXX
12.Moussa Fall SEN 2.10m O XO XXX
13.Othmane Belfaa ALG 2.05m O XXX
14.Ahmad Balkis SYR 2.05m XO XXX
14.Claudio da Matta Freire BRA 2.05m XO XXX
 
 
 

 

 

 

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