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Swimming at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Swimming Pool, Olympiysky Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 21, 1980
Date Finished: July 22, 1980

Gold: GBR Duncan Goodhew
Silver: URS Arsens Miskarovs
Bronze: AUS Peter Evans

Summary

Britain’s Duncan Goodhew, a former collegiate swimmer in America at North Carolina State University, had won silver medals in both breaststroke events at the 1978 Commonwealth Games. Earlier in 1980 he had swum 1:03.31 which ranked him #3 in the world coming into the Olympics. In the final in Moscow he was a touch behind Soviet Aleksandr Fedorovsky at the turn but powered home to win in 1:03.34, as Fedorovsky fell back to fourth. The silver went to his teammate Arsens Miskarovs, while Australia’s [Peter Evans] came home for the bronze in an Australian record 1:03.96.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Duncan Goodhew 23 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Arsens Miskarovs 19 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Peter Evans 18 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Aleksandr Fedorovsky 21 Soviet Union URS
5 János Dzvonyár 19 Hungary HUN
6 Lindsay Spencer 18 Australia AUS
7 Pablo Restrepo 20 Colombia COL
AC r2/2 Albán Vermes 23 Hungary HUN DQ
1 h1 r1/2 Peter Berggren 18 Sweden SWE
2 h1 r1/2 Miguel Santisteban 20 Mexico MEX
2 h4 r1/2 Olivier Borios 21 France FRA
3 h1 r1/2 Robertas Žulpa 20 Soviet Union URS
3 h4 r1/2 Jörg Walter 23 East Germany GDR
4 h1 r1/2 Gustavo Torrijos 17 Spain ESP
4 h3 r1/2 Albert Boonstra 23 Netherlands NED
4 h4 r1/2 Leigh Atkinson 22 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r1/2 Djamel Yahiouche 21 Algeria ALG
5 h2 r1/2 Nguyễn Mạnh Tuấn 33 Vietnam VIE
5 h3 r1/2 Sérgio Ribeiro 21 Brazil BRA
5 h4 r1/2 Martti Järventaus 19 Finland FIN
6 h1 r1/2 Zoë Andrianifaha 14 Madagascar MAD
6 h2 r1/2 Rogerio Silva Mozambique MOZ
6 h3 r1/2 Helmut Levy 21 Colombia COL
6 h4 r1/2 Plamen Aleksandrov 19 Bulgaria BUL
7 h3 r1/2 Francisco Lopes dos Santos 18 Angola ANG
AC h1 r1/2 Mohamed El-Naser Libya LBA DQ