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Equestrianism at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Mixed Jumping, Individual

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Date Started: August 3, 1980
Date Finished: August 3, 1980
Format: Two rounds. Total score for both rounds determined placement.

Gold: POL Jan Kowalczyk
Silver: URS Nikolay Korolkov
Bronze: MEX Joaquín Pérez

Summary

Only 16 riders and horses started and none of them were among the world’s elite jumpers. In round one four riders led with only 4.00 faults, but Poland’s Jan Kowalczyk also had only 4.00 faults in round two to win the gold medal. Soviet Nikolay Korolkov had 4 and 5.5 faults in the two rounds to win silver, while the bronze medal came down to a jump-off between Mexican [Joaquín Pérez] and Guatemalan Oswaldo Méndez. Both had 4.00 faults in the jump-off but Pérez won the bronze medal with a narrow win based on time, 43.23 to 43.59 seconds.

The Rotterdam Show Jumping Festival was held for teams and riders not competing in Moskva, and had 38 starters from 18 nations. The title there was won by Austrian Hugo Simon, with Britain’s [John Whitaker] second, and American Melanie Smith third.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Horse Medal F JOF JOT
1 Jan Kowalczyk 38 Poland POL Artemor Gold 8.00
2 Nikolay Korolkov 33 Soviet Union URS Espadron Silver 9.50
3 Joaquín Pérez 43 Mexico MEX Alymony Bronze 12.00 4.00 43.23
4 Oswaldo Méndez 23 Guatemala GUA Pampa 12.00 4.00 43.59
5 Viktor Pohanovskiy 30 Soviet Union URS Topky 15.50
6 Wiesław Hartman 29 Poland POL Norton 16.00
7 Barnabás Hevesy 30 Hungary HUN Bohem 24.00
8 Marian Kozicki 39 Poland POL Bremen 24.50
9 Vyacheslav Chukanov 28 Soviet Union URS Gepatit 24.75
10 Boris Pavlov 34 Bulgaria BUL Montblanc 26.50
11 Alberto Váldes, Jr. 29 Mexico MEX Lady Mirka 28.00
12 Christopher Wegelius 35 Finland FIN Monday Morning 30.25
13 Nikola Dimitrov 33 Bulgaria BUL Vals 36.25
14 Ferenc Krucsó 28 Hungary HUN Vadrozsa 40.25
AC Dimitar Genov 32 Bulgaria BUL Makbet DNF
AC Jesús Gómez 39 Mexico MEX Massacre DQ