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Athletics at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Date Started: July 27, 1980
Date Finished: July 30, 1980

Gold: URS Viktor Markin
Silver: AUS Rick Mitchell
Bronze: GDR Frank Schaffer

Summary

The American-led boycott decimated the level of competition in this event. Defending champion Alberto Juantorena was back but was not as dominant as he had been in 1976, having undergone an Achilles tendon operation in 1979. Choosing a favorite was quite impossible and the winner of the event was a complete unknown in Viktor Markin of the host nation. His only other significant international accomplishment would be a bronze at the 1982 European Championship.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Viktor Markin 23 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Rick Mitchell 25 Australia AUS Silver
3 Frank Schaffer 21 East Germany GDR Bronze
4 Alberto Juantorena 29 Cuba CUB
5 Fons Brijdenbach 25 Belgium BEL
6 Mike Solomon 25 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
7 David Jenkins 28 Great Britain GBR
8 Joseph Coombs 28 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
5 h1 r3/4 Dele Udo 23 Nigeria NGR
5 h2 r3/4 Viktor Burakov 25 Soviet Union URS
6 h1 r3/4 Nikolay Chernetsky 20 Soviet Union URS
6 h2 r3/4 Didier Dubois 22 France FRA
7 h1 r3/4 Mauro Zuliani 20 Italy ITA
7 h2 r3/4 Jens Smedegaard Hansen 23 Denmark DEN
8 h1 r3/4 Karel Kolář 24 Czechoslovakia TCH
8 h2 r3/4 Alan Bell 23 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r2/4 Francis Demarthon 29 France FRA
5 h2 r2/4 Andrzej Stępień 27 Poland POL
5 h3 r2/4 Silver Ayoo 29 Uganda UGA
5 h4 r2/4 Roberto Tozzi 21 Italy ITA
6 h1 r2/4 Jozo Alebić 33 Yugoslavia YUG
6 h2 r2/4 Eddy De Leeuw 24 Belgium BEL
6 h3 r2/4 Bert Cameron 20 Jamaica JAM
6 h4 r2/4 Hope Ezeigbo 22 Nigeria NGR
7 h1 r2/4 Charles Lupiya 27 Zambia ZAM
7 h2 r2/4 Derrick Peynado 20 Jamaica JAM
7 h3 r2/4 Glen Cohen 26 Great Britain GBR
7 h4 r2/4 Ian Stapleton 20 Jamaica JAM
8 h1 r2/4 Stefano Malinverni 21 Italy ITA
8 h2 r2/4 Marcel Klarenbeek 20 Netherlands NED
8 h3 r2/4 Jacques Borlée 22 Belgium BEL
8 h4 r2/4 Hussain Ali Nasayyif Iraq IRQ
5 h1 r1/4 Charles Dramiga 26 Uganda UGA
5 h2 r1/4 Horia Toboc 25 Romania ROU
5 h3 r1/4 Jimmy Massallay 27 Sierra Leone SLE
5 h4 r1/4 Régis Tranquille 25 Seychelles SEY
5 h5 r1/4 Mohamed El-Abed 23 Syria SYR
5 h6 r1/4 Harry Schulting 24 Netherlands NED
5 h7 r1/4 Jerzy Pietrzyk 25 Poland POL
5 h8 r1/4 Oddur Sigurðsson 21 Iceland ISL
6 h1 r1/4 Asfaw Deble 25 Ethiopia ETH
6 h2 r1/4 Léopold Hounkanrin Benin BEN
6 h3 r1/4 El-Mehdi Sallah Diab Libya LBA
6 h4 r1/4 Mohamed Diakité 22 Guinea GUI
6 h5 r1/4 Sahr Kendor 17 Sierra Leone SLE
6 h6 r1/4 William Akabi-Davis 17 Sierra Leone SLE
6 h7 r1/4 Geraldo José Pegado 25 Brazil BRA
6 h8 r1/4 Isidoro Hornillos 23 Spain ESP
7 h2 r1/4 Joseph Ramotshabi 18 Botswana BOT
7 h3 r1/4 Panh Khemanith 27 Laos LAO