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1980 Olympic Games Moscow - Women's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union Format: Final only.
Date Started: July 24, 1980  
Date Finished: July 24, 1980  
(Competitors: 14; Countries: 8)  
    Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Overview by IAAF    1980_olympic_stadium.jpg
Slupianek had thrown 21.75 or better 11 times before Moscow, a distance no-one else reached in 1980. After her teammate Pufe broke the Olympic record with 21.20, Slupianek stepped up for her first throw, and whipped the 4kg ball out to 22.41, the second-furthest of all-time. Slupianek, who had missed most of the 1978 season on a drug suspension, proceeded to dominate the competition, with her worst throw, matched just once by anyone else. That was by Svetlana Krachevskaya – fourth in ’72 as Esfir Dolzhenko, ninth in ’76 as Esfir Krachevskaya – the only finalist to set a personal best. Pufe kept her grip on the bronze medal, although she was threatened by Abashidze who reached 21.15 in the final round. The winner was later named as the world’s top woman of the year by Track & Field News.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The Americans boycotted but nobody noticed in this event. But there were only 14 putters entered so the officials dispensed with a qualifying round and went straight to the final round. The three dominant nations were the Soviet Union, the German Democratic Republic, and Bulgaria, and they would provide the first eight finishers. The best putter early in 1980 had been Ilona Slupianek (GDR) who broke the world record twice in May with 22.36 (73-4½) and 22.45 (73-8). Slupianek won the gold medal in round one with 22.41 (73-6¼) and dominated the competition. Her worst mark of six fair throws was 21.42 (70-3½), which would have tied for the silver medal. The silver medalist was Esfir Krachevskaya, who had competed in 1972 as Esfir Dolzhenko. Slupianek had not competed in 1979, having tested positive for steroids, and she has the infamy of being the first East German to fail a doping test.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics
World Record  Ilona Slupianek (GDR) 22.45 m May 10, 1980 East Germany Potsdam, East Germany
Olympic Record  Ivanka Khristova (BUL) 21.16 m July 31, 1976 Canada Montreal, Canada
Broken records during the 1980 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Margitta Pufe (GDR) 21.20 m July 24, 1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
Olympic Record  Ilona Slupianek (GDR) 22.41 m July 24, 1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
 
        Results        
 
 
Shot Put Women     Final 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 22.41     Ilona Slupianek East Germany GDR 24 Sep 56  
2 21.42     Svetlana Krachevskaya Soviet Union URS 23 Nov 44  
3 21.20     Margitta Droese East Germany GDR 10 Sep 52  
4 21.15     Nunu Abashidze Soviet Union URS 27 Mar 55  
5 20.72     Verzhiniya Veselinova Bulgaria BUL 18 Nov 57  
6 20.22     Elena Stoyanova Bulgaria BUL 23 Jan 52  
7 19.74     Natalya Akhrimenko Soviet Union URS 12 May 55  
8 19.66     Ines Reichenbach East Germany GDR 2 Jan 59  
9 19.37     Maria Elena Sarría Cuba CUB 14 Sep 54  
10 18.40     Zdenka Šilhavá Czechoslovakia TCH 15 Jun 54  
11 18.34     Ivanka Petrova Bulgaria BUL 3 Feb 51  
12 18.00     Gael Martin Australia AUS 27 Aug 56  
13 17.53     Angela Littlewood Great Britain GBR 24 Sep 49  
14 17.27     Cinzia Petrucci Italy ITA 28 Oct 55  
 
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Final

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  Ilona Slupianek (GDR) 22.41 21.81 21.42 21.60 22.00 21.85 22.41 m OR
2nd  Svetlana Krachevskaya (URS) 20.00 20.67 21.42 X 21.03 X 21.42 m  
3rd  Margitta Pufe (GDR) 21.20 21.07 20.42 20.72 20.05 20.36 21.20 m  
4  Nunu Abashidze (URS) 20.74 X X X 20.02 21.15 21.15 m  
5  Verzhinia Veselinova (BUL) 20.72 19.75 20.55 20.37 X X 20.72 m  
6  Elena Stoyanova (BUL) 20.22 19.80 19.56 19.83 20.00 20.18 20.22 m  
7  Natalya Akhrimenko (URS) 19.64 19.63 19.74 X X 19.28 19.74 m  
8  Ines Reichenbach (GDR) 19.19 19.66 19.49 19.03 19.65 19.63 19.66 m  
 
9  María Elena Sarría (CUB) 19.20 19.37 18.91   19.37 m  
10  Zdena Bartoňová (TCH) 17.43 18.40 X   18.40 m  
11  Ivanka Petrova (BUL) 18.34 X 18.28   18.34 m  
12  Gael Mulhall (AUS) 17.45 X 18.00   18.00 m  
13  Angela Littlewood (GBR) 16.14 16.35 17.53   17.53 m  
14  Cinzia Petrucci (ITA) 17.17 17.00 17.27   17.27 m  
 
 

 

 

 

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