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1980 Olympic Games Moscow - Women's Javelin 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 24, 1980  
Date Finished: July 25, 1980  
(Competitors: 25; Countries: 17; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Overview by IAAF    1980_olympic_stadium.jpg
Shikolenko (67.36) and Hattestad (67.20), the athletes considered likely to vie for the gold medal, led the qualifiers. After Sanderson opened with 63.58 in her fifth Olympics, Shikolenko took the lead with 68.26, and was followed immediately by Renk (67.24) and Forkel (65.02). The medallists were decided, as only Hattestad of the other medal contenders produced a 63+ throw, and her 63.54 was not enough to take her beyond fifth place. Forkel achieved her best throw in the fifth round with 66.86, and supported it well with her final effort of 66.80. Renk was throwing just before her and, with the penultimate effort of the competition, hurled the winning throw of 68.34, to gain the narrowest Olympic javelin win since her male compatriot Wolfermann beat Lūsis in 1972.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
For a women’s field throwing event, this was the only one on which the American-led boycott had any effect. Kate Schmidt (USA) had won bronze medals in 1972 and 1976 and late in 1977 had broken the world record. But Ruth Fuchs regained that record in 1979 and broke it again early in 1980. She had been world-ranked #1 every year from 1972-79 and was an overwhelming favorite to win her third consecutive gold medal in Moskva. But it was not to be. She was never in contention for a medal, barely qualified for the final three throws, and eventually finished eighth. In round one, the lead was taken by María Colón (CUB), the 1979 Pan-American champion, with 68.40 (224-5). That mark would hold up for the gold medal. The other medalists were equally unlikely, with silver medalist Saïda Gunba (URS/GEO) and bronze medalist Ute Hommola (GDR) standing on the medal podium for the first time at a major event.
 
 
        Results        
 
Javelin Throw (old) Women     Final 25 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 68.40     María Colón Cuba CUB 25 Mar 58  
2 67.76     Saida Gunba Soviet Union URS 30 Aug 59  
3 66.56     Ute Hommola East Germany GDR 20 Jan 52  
4 66.54     Ute Richter East Germany GDR 14 Jul 58  
5 65.38     Ivanka Vancheva Bulgaria BUL 31 Oct 53  
6 65.08     Tatyana Biryulina Soviet Union URS 16 Jul 55  
7 64.08     Eva Raduly-Zörgö Romania ROU 23 Oct 54  
8 63.94     Ruth Fuchs East Germany GDR 14 Dec 46  
9 61.46     Bernadetta Blechacz Poland POL 30 Jul 55  
10 60.66     Antoaneta Selenska Bulgaria BUL 8 Jun 63  
11 59.94     Jadviga Putiniene Soviet Union URS 30 Dec 45  
12 57.52     Fausta Quintavalla Italy ITA 4 May 59  
Javelin Throw (old) Women     Qualification 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 66.66     Ute Richter East Germany GDR 14 Jul 58  
2 64.26     Ruth Fuchs East Germany GDR 14 Dec 46  
3 63.98     Saida Gunba Soviet Union URS 30 Aug 59  
4 63.84     Eva Raduly-Zörgö Romania ROU 23 Oct 54  
5 63.52     Ute Hommola East Germany GDR 20 Jan 52  
6 62.96     Jadviga Putiniene Soviet Union URS 30 Dec 45  
7 62.42     María Colón Cuba CUB 25 Mar 58  
8 61.16     Ivanka Vancheva Bulgaria BUL 31 Oct 53  
9 60.56     Antoaneta Selenska Bulgaria BUL 8 Jun 63  
10 59.90     Bernadetta Blechacz Poland POL 30 Jul 55  
11 59.86     Tatyana Biryulina Soviet Union URS 16 Jul 55  
12 58.76     Fausta Quintavalla Italy ITA 4 May 59  
13 57.80     Maria Janak Hungary HUN 9 Feb 58  
14 56.26     Tiina Lillak Finland FIN 15 Apr 61  
15 55.80     Petra Rivers Australia AUS 11 Dec 52  
16 55.72     Pam Matthews Australia AUS 8 Feb 58  
17 55.36     Agnès Tchuinté Cameroon CMR 30 Jan 59  
18 49.74     Fatima Whitbread Great Britain GBR 3 Mar 61  
19 48.76     Tessa Sanderson Great Britain GBR 14 Mar 56  
20 45.42     Patricia Guerrero Peru PER 22 Aug 62  
  NM     Sofia Sakorafa Greece GRE 29 Apr 57  
 
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Qualification

Group A

Group BFinal
Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Ute Richter (GDR) 57.40 66.66 66.66 m
2 4  Éva Ráduly-Zörgő (ROU) 63.84 63.84 m
3 7  María Caridad Colón (CUB) 62.42 62.42 m
4 8  Ivanka Vancheva (BUL) 61.16 61.16 m
5 9  Antoaneta Todorova (BUL) 60.56 60.56 m
6 10  Bernadetta Blechacz (POL) 55.92 50.26 59.90 59.90 m
7 11  Tatyana Biryulina (URS) 57.72 52.44 59.86 59.86 m
8 13  Mária Janák (HUN) 54.22 X 57.80 57.80 m
9 15  Petra Rivers (AUS) 51.08 53.14 55.80 55.80 m
10 18  Fatima Whitbread (GBR) 47.22 49.74 49.74 47.44 m
 Sofia Sakorafa (GRE) X X X NM
Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 2  Ruth Fuchs (GDR) 54.12 64.26 64.26 m
2 3  Saida Gunba (URS) 63.98 63.98 m
3 5  Ute Hommola (GDR) 63.52 63.52 m
4 6  Yadviga Putiniene (URS) 62.96 62.96 m
5 12  Fausta Quintavalla (ITA) 58.76 X 58.76 m
6 14  Tiina Lillak (FIN) 53.44 56.26 X 56.26 m
7 16  Pamela Matthews (AUS) 55.72 53.72 51.70 55.72 m
8 17  Agnès Tchuinté (CMR) 55.36 52.16 49.22 55.36 m
9 19  Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 48.76 X X 48.76 m
10 20  Patricia Guerrero (PER) 38.36 45.40 45.42 45.42 m
2  Tsvetana Ralinska (BUL) DNS
Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  María Caridad Colón (CUB) 68.40 X 64.58 62.70 66.02 63.06 68.40 m
2nd  Saida Gunba (URS) 66.08 67.76 X 63.78 X 65.06 67.76 m
3rd  Ute Hommola (GDR) 60.62 58.84 66.04 66.56 61.96 64.92 66.56 m
4  Ute Richter (GDR) 54.86 53.12 62.80 65.68 66.04 66.54 66.54 m
5  Ivanka Vancheva (BUL) 65.38 60.88 X 60.12 61.90 62.90 65.38 m
6  Tatyana Biryulina (URS) 56.28 65.08 58.42 60.36 X 62.48 65.08 m
7  Éva Ráduly-Zörgő (ROU) X 64.08 54.80 59.44 57.02 54.30 64.08 m
8  Ruth Fuchs (GDR) 59.90 X 61.48 X 63.94 59.20 63.94 m
 
9  Bernadetta Blechacz (POL) 57.94 52.84 61.46   61.46 m
10  Antoaneta Todorova (BUL) 54.76 60.66 52.98   60.66 m
11  Yadviga Putiniene (URS) 59.94 X 52.72   59.94 m
12  Fausta Quintavalla (ITA) 49.60 57.50 57.52   57.52 m
 
 
 

 

 

 

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