Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Swimming Pool, Olympiysky Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 25, 1980
Date Finished: July 26, 1980
Format: 10 metre platform.
The 1978 World Champion was [Irina Kalinina] of the Soviet Union, but she elected to skip this event, which left it wide-open. [Martina Jäschke] of the GDR had been second to Kalinina at 1978 Worlds, and she moved up here to win the gold medal. The event was dominated by the Eastern Bloc, as Soviets [Silva Emirzyan] and [Liana Tsot’adze] won the silver and bronze medals, respectively, followed in fourth by Jäschke’s teammate, [Ramona Wenzel], with fifth place going to the third Soviet, [Yelena Matyushenko]. Swimming World noted that “the women’s final was mired in mediocrity,” with 6s and 7s much more common than 8s and 9s.
|1||Martina Jäschke||20||East Germany||GDR||Gold||596.250|
|2||Silva Emirzyan||14||Soviet Union||URS||Silver||576.465|
|3||Liana Tsot'adze||19||Soviet Union||URS||Bronze||575.925|
|4||Ramona Wenzel||17||East Germany||GDR||542.070|
|5||Yelena Matyushenko||19||Soviet Union||URS||540.180|
|9||Kerstin Krause||21||East Germany||GDR||322.680|
|14||Marion Saunders||20||Great Britain||GBR||290.820|
|15||Lindsey Fraser||22||Great Britain||GBR||277.080|