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Athletics at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Women's 200 metres

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Date Started: July 28, 1980
Date Finished: July 30, 1980

Gold: GDR Bärbel Eckert-Wöckel
Silver: URS Nataliya Bochina
Bronze: JAM Merlene Ottey-Page
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Marita Koch (GDR) had set three world records in 1978-79, but elected to compete only in the 400 in Moskva. The 1978 European Champion had been Lyudmila Kondratyeva (USSR) who had already won the 100 in Moskva, but withdrew from the 200 because of injuries she had sustained in that event. The top American was Evelyn Ashford, who had won the 1979 World Cup, but she was not present because of the American-led boycott. This left the favorite's role to the defending champion Bärbel Wöckel. She came thru to defend her gold medal, winning from lane one.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Bärbel Eckert-Wöckel 25 East Germany GDR Gold OR
2 Nataliya Bochina 18 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Merlene Ottey-Page 20 Jamaica JAM Bronze
4 Romy Müller 21 East Germany GDR
5 Kathy Smallwood-Cook 20 Great Britain GBR
6 Bev Goddard-Callender 23 Great Britain GBR
7 Denise Robertson-Boyd 27 Australia AUS
8 Sonia Lannaman 24 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r3/4 Chantal Réga 24 France FRA
5 h2 r3/4 Jackie Pusey 20 Jamaica JAM
6 h1 r3/4 Linda Haglund 24 Sweden SWE
6 h2 r3/4 Liliyana Panayotova-Ivanova 24 Bulgaria BUL
7 h1 r3/4 Lyudmila Zharkova-Maslakova 28 Soviet Union URS
7 h2 r3/4 Raymonde Naigre 20 France FRA
8 h1 r3/4 Galina Penkova 22 Bulgaria BUL
8 h2 r3/4 Els Vader 20 Netherlands NED
6 h1 r2/4 Irén Orosz-Árva 29 Hungary HUN
6 h2 r2/4 Rufina Uba 21 Nigeria NGR
7 h1 r2/4 Karin Verguts 19 Belgium BEL
7 h2 r2/4 Marisa Masullo 21 Italy ITA
7 h3 r2/4 Elżbieta Stachurska 21 Poland POL
8 h1 r2/4 Françoise Damado 16 Senegal SEN
8 h2 r2/4 Brigitte Senglaub 22 Switzerland SUI
8 h3 r2/4 Nzaeli Kyomo 23 Tanzania TAN
4 h2 r1/4 Carmela Bolivár 23 Peru PER
5 h1 r1/4 Eugenia Osho-Williams 19 Sierra Leone SLE
5 h2 r1/4 Trần Thị Ngọc Anh 22 Vietnam VIE
5 h3 r1/4 Mosi Alli 19 Tanzania TAN
5 h4 r1/4 Lea Alaerts 26 Belgium BEL
5 h5 r1/4 Ruth Enang Mesode 22 Cameroon CMR
6 h3 r1/4 Estella Meheux 18 Sierra Leone SLE
6 h4 r1/4 Boualong Boungnavong 21 Laos LAO
6 h5 r1/4 Bessey de Létourdie 18 Seychelles SEY
6 h6 r1/4 Nicoleta Lia 16 Romania ROU
7 h6 r1/4 P. T. Usha 16 India IND