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1980 Olympic Games Moscow - Women's Discus Throw

 

 

Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 60.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 31, 1980  
Date Finished: August 1, 1980  
(Competitors: 17; Countries: 10; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Overview by IAAF    1980_olympic_stadium.jpg
Petkova improved upon her Montreal 67.30 with 67.68 in the opening round to lead the final from Udo Beyer’s younger sister Gisela, who threw 67.08. Jahl, the reigning champion, justified her role of favourite with 69.76 in the second round. It was the first of four successive throws beyond the best of anyone else, which was 67.90 by Petkova in the last round. Lesovaya was close to the Bulgarian with her fifth round 67.40. Jahl’s best throw came in the third round, but her superiority was absolute; her six throws averaged 68.24.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The American-led boycott had absolutely no impact on the outcome of this event. After winning the 1976 gold medal in an upset, Evelin Jahl had become the top discus thrower in the world, winning the 1978 European Championships and setting two world records, one in 1978 and one earlier in 1980. But only a few weeks before Moskva, Bulgaria's Mariya Petkova had broken Jahl's record with 71.80 (235-6¾). Jahl took the lead in the second round with 69.76 (228-10½) and that would be good enough to win, although she improved to 69.96 (229-6½) in the next round. Petkova led after the first round with 67.68 (222-0¾), but was pushed back to second by Jahl's second round throw, who held onto that position and improved in the final round with 67.90 (222-9¼) to seal the gold medal.
 
 
        Results        
 
Discus Throw Women     Final 1 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 69.96     Evelin Jahl East Germany GDR 28 Mar 56  
2 67.90     Mariya Petkova Bulgaria BUL 3 Nov 50  
3 67.40     Tatyana Lesovaya Soviet Union URS 24 Apr 56  
4 67.08     Gisela Beyer East Germany GDR 16 Jul 60  
5 66.12     Margitta Droese East Germany GDR 10 Sep 52  
6 64.38     Florenta Craciunescu Romania ROU 7 May 55  
7 63.84     Galina Murashova Soviet Union URS 22 Dec 55  
8 63.14     Svetla Bozhkova Bulgaria BUL 13 Mar 51  
9 61.16     Meg Ritchie Great Britain GBR 6 Jul 52  
10 60.86     Carmen Romero Cuba CUB 6 Oct 50  
11 59.96     Zdenka Šilhavá Czechoslovakia TCH 15 Jun 54  
12 55.06     Ágnes Herczeg Hungary HUN 28 Aug 50  
Discus Throw Women     Qualification 31 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 65.52     Margitta Droese East Germany GDR 10 Sep 52  
2 65.02     Mariya Petkova Bulgaria BUL 3 Nov 50  
3 62.86     Gisela Beyer East Germany GDR 16 Jul 60  
4 62.20     Tatyana Lesovaya Soviet Union URS 24 Apr 56  
5 60.84     Svetla Bozhkova Bulgaria BUL 13 Mar 51  
6 60.40     Florenta Craciunescu Romania ROU 7 May 55  
7 60.32     Galina Murashova Soviet Union URS 22 Dec 55  
8 60.22     Evelin Jahl East Germany GDR 28 Mar 56  
9 59.48     Zdenka Šilhavá Czechoslovakia TCH 15 Jun 54  
10 58.66     Meg Ritchie Great Britain GBR 6 Jul 52  
11 58.60     Carmen Romero Cuba CUB 6 Oct 50  
12 57.80     Ágnes Herczeg Hungary HUN 28 Aug 50  
13 57.62     María Cristina Betancourt Cuba CUB 15 Dec 47  
14 57.38     Katalin Csôke Hungary HUN 26 Jan 57  
15 54.90     Gael Martin Australia AUS 27 Aug 56  
16 53.76     Faina Melnik Soviet Union URS 9 Jun 45  
  NM     Ludovina Oliveira Mozambique MOZ 26 Apr 55  
 
Detailed View
 Women Discus Throw Olympic Games Moscow 1980 - Friday 01.08
Final Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Evelin Jahl GDR 69.96m 66.14 69.76 69.96 68.44 68.52 66.66
2. Maria Petkova BUL 67.90m 67.68 65.36 67.66 65.56 67.68 67.90
3. Tatiana Lesovaia URS 67.40m 64.12 X 65.72 64.84 67.40 66.20
4. Gisela Beyer GDR 67.08m 67.08 60.54 X X 66.48 65.56
5. Margitta Pufe GDR 66.12m 51.72 64.84 61.24 58.70 X 66.12
6. Florença Tacu ROM 64.38m X 64.06 X 63.92 64.16 64.38
7. Galina Murashova URS 63.84m 61.36 61.46 63.84 X 63.02 X
8. Svetla Bozhkova BUL 63.14m 56.82 63.14 61.70 X 59.54 61.26
9. Margaret Ritchie GBR 61.16m X 60.72 61.16
10.Carmen Romero CUB 60.86m 60.86 59.44 60.06
11.Zdena Bartonova TCH 57.78m 56.96 57.74 57.78
12.Agnes Herczeg HUN 55.06m X 55.06 X
Qualification Thursday 31.07
Group Team Dist. 1 2 3
1. Margitta Pufe GDR 65.52m 65.52    
2. Maria Petkova BUL 65.02m 65.02    
3. Gisela Beyer GDR 62.86m 62.86    
4. Tatiana Lesovaia URS 62.20m 62.20    
5. Svetla Bozhkova BUL 60.84m 58.96 60.84  
6. Florença Tacu ROM 60.40m 60.40    
7. Galina Murashova URS 60.32m 54.56 60.32  
8. Evelin Jahl GDR 60.22m 57.86 60.22  
9. Zdena Bartonova TCH 59.48m X 59.48 57.78
Group Team Dist. 1 2 3
10.Margaret Ritchie GBR 58.66m 58.66 X X
11.Carmen Romero CUB 58.60m X X 58.60
12.Agnes Herczeg HUN 57.80m 57.80 53.74 56.86
13.Maria Betancourt CUB 57.62m 54.16 X 57.62
14.Katalin Csoke HUN 57.38m X 56.84 57.38
15.Gael Mulhall AUS 54.90m 54.90 54.58 53.32
16.Faina Melnik URS 53.76m 51.64 53.76 X
-. Oliveira Ludovina MOZ NM X X X
-. Ulla Lundholm FIN DNS
 
 
 

 

 

 

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