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1980 Olympic Games Moscow - Men's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 19.60 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 28, 1980  
Date Finished: July 30, 1980  
(Competitors: 16; Countries: 11; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Overview by IAAF   1980_olympic_stadium.jpg 
The principal absentees caused by the boycott were Ralf Reichenbach (FRG) and Brian Oldfield (USA), who would almost certainly have been medal contenders. The favourite was defending champion Beyer, who had been the undisputed number one thrower in the world for three years. The stocky (1.87/120Kg) but quick Kiselyov took the lead from Geoff Capes’s 20.50 in the fourth round with 21.10, which would prove enough to win. Baryshnikov rotated to 21.08, and another Olympic medal, in the second round, while Beyer, who looked curiously flat, only surpassed 21m in the third round. It transpired that Beyer had injured his back at the start of the final. Of the non-medallists only Ståhlberg improved in the second half, with 20.82 in the fifth round. Only Kiselyov reached 21m in the second half of the final, with 21.00 in the fourth round, and then 21.35 with his final throw to beat Baryshnikov’s Olympic record.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The American boycott had minimal effect as the best throwers were now East Germans and Soviets. Brian Oldfield (USA) was a reinstated amateur and may have challenged. Udo Beyer had won the 1978 European Championship, was the defending champion, and was the world record holder. But he would win only a bronze medal. Aleksandr Baryshnikov (URS) moved up from his 1976 bronze to win silver in 1980. The winner was a big surprise. Vladimir Kiselyov (URS) opened with 21.10 (69-2¾), only three centimeters off his PR, and that was good enough for the gold medal. But he would improve in the final round to 21.35 (70-0½), securing the gold, and surpassing 70-feet for the first time at the Olympics. Kiselyev would never medal again at any major international competition.
 
 
        Results        
 
Shot Put Men     Final 30 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.35     Vladimir Kiselyov Soviet Union URS 24 Apr 57  
2 21.08     Aleksandr Baryshnikov Soviet Union URS 11 Nov 48  
3 21.06     Udo Beyer East Germany GDR 9 Aug 55  
4 20.82     Reijo Ståhlberg Finland FIN 21 Sep 52  
5 20.50     Geoff Capes Great Britain GBR 23 Aug 49  
6 20.32     Hans-Jürgen Jacobi East Germany GDR 26 Jul 50  
7 20.24     Jaromír Vlk Czechoslovakia TCH 4 Mar 49  
8 20.07     Vladimir Milic Yugoslavia YUG 23 Oct 55  
9 19.93     Anatoliy Yarosh Soviet Union URS 26 Oct 52  
10 19.55     Hreinn Halldórsson Iceland ISL 3 Mar 49  
11 19.07     Óskar Jakobsson Iceland ISL 29 Jan 55  
12 18.90     Jean-Pierre Egger Switzerland SUI 30 Jul 43  
Shot Put Men     Qualification 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 20.72     Vladimir Kiselyov Soviet Union URS 24 Apr 57  
2 20.58     Aleksandr Baryshnikov Soviet Union URS 11 Nov 48  
3 20.56     Vladimir Milic Yugoslavia YUG 23 Oct 55  
4 20.53     Reijo Ståhlberg Finland FIN 21 Sep 52  
5 20.19     Anatoliy Yarosh Soviet Union URS 26 Oct 52  
6 19.94     Udo Beyer East Germany GDR 9 Aug 55  
7 19.92     Hans-Jürgen Jacobi East Germany GDR 26 Jul 50  
8 19.75     Geoff Capes Great Britain GBR 23 Aug 49  
9 19.74     Hreinn Halldórsson Iceland ISL 3 Mar 49  
10 19.69     Jaromír Vlk Czechoslovakia TCH 4 Mar 49  
11 19.66     Óskar Jakobsson Iceland ISL 29 Jan 55  
12 19.61     Jean-Pierre Egger Switzerland SUI 30 Jul 43  
13 19.01     Nikolay Khristov Bulgaria BUL 14 Feb 52  
14 17.15     Mohamed Al-Zankawi Kuwait KUW 7 Oct 53  
15 17.05     Bahadur Chauhan Singh India IND 8 Feb 46  
  NM     Valcho Stoev Bulgaria BUL 20 Jan 52  
 
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Qualification

Final
Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1  Vladimir Kiselyov (URS) 20.72 20.72 m  
2  Aleksandr Baryshnikov (URS) 20.58 20.58 m  
3  Vladimir Milić (YUG) 20.56 20.56 m  
4  Reijo Ståhlberg (FIN) 20.53 20.53 m  
5  Anatoli Yaroch (URS) 20.19 20.19 m  
6  Udo Beyer (GDR) 19.94 19.94 m  
7  Hans-Jürgen Jacobi (GDR) 19.15 19.57 19.92 19.92 m  
8  Geoff Capes (GBR) 19.75 19.75 m  
9  Hreinn Halldorsson (ISL) 19.29 19.74 19.74 m  
10  Jaromír Vlk (TCH) 19.58 19.69 19.69 m  
11  Oskar Jakobsson (ISL) 19.30 X 19.66 19.66 m  
12  Jean-Pierre Egger (SUI) 19.61 19.61 m  
13  Nikola Hristov (BUL) 17.82 18.94 19.01 19.01 m  
14  Mohammad Al-Zinkawi (KUW) 17.15 X 17.03 17.15 m  
15  Bahadur Singh Chauhan (IND) 17.05 16.91 16.72 17.05 m  
 Valcho Stoyev (BUL) X X X NM  
Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  Vladimir Kiselyov (URS) 21.10 20.86 21.35 21.03 21.00 X 21.35 m  
2nd  Aleksandr Baryshnikov (URS) 20.20 21.08 20.66 20.39 X X 21.08 m  
3rd  Udo Beyer (GDR) X 20.70 21.06 20.98 X X 21.06 m  
4  Reijo Ståhlberg (FIN) 19.83 X 20.20 19.63 20.82 20.58 20.82 m  
5  Geoff Capes (GBR) 20.50 X 19.47 X 19.69 19.23 20.50 m  
6  Hans-Jürgen Jacobi (GDR) 20.32 X 19.80 19.50 X 20.00 20.32 m  
7  Jaromír Vlk (TCH) 20.24 X 19.77 19.62 19.84 20.01 20.24 m  
8  Vladimir Milić (YUG) 20.07 X 19.69 X 20.06 X 20.07 m  
 
9  Anatoli Yaroch (URS) 19.63 19.93 X   19.93 m  
10  Hreinn Halldorsson (ISL) 19.55 18.99 19.16   19.55 m  
11  Oskar Jakobsson (ISL) 19.07 X X   19.07 m  
12  Jean-Pierre Egger (SUI) 18.25 18.26 18.90   18.90 m  
 
 
 

 

 

 

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