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Men's 100 metres Butterfly

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Swimming Pool, Olympiysky Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 22, 1980
Date Finished: July 23, 1980

Gold: SWE Pär Arvidsson
Silver: GDR Roger Pyttel
Bronze: ESP David López-Zubero

Summary

Earlier in 1980 Sweden’s Pär Arvidsson had set the world record in the 100 fly with 54.15 at a meet in Austin, Texas. In Moscow it was rumored that he was feeling below par with a virus, but he still managed to win gold in the event, though his time of 54.92 did not approach his world record. Arvidsson had been bronze medalist in the 100 fly at the 1978 World Championships and a silver medalist at the 1977 Europeans. He graduated from U Cal Berkeley with a degree in economics and later attended Harvard Business School. The day before this final, West German Michael Groß swam 54.69 at a meet in Canada, and 10 days after the final, at the US Nationals, William Paulus won in 54.34, followed by Matt Gribble in 54.51.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Pär Arvidsson 20 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Roger Pyttel 23 East Germany GDR Silver
3 David López-Zubero 21 Spain ESP Bronze
4 Cees Vervoorn 20 Netherlands NED
5 Yevgeny Seredin 22 Soviet Union URS
6 Gary Abraham 21 Great Britain GBR
7 Xavier Savin 20 France FRA
8 Aleksey Markovsky 23 Soviet Union URS
5 h1 r2/3 Guy Goosen 21 Zimbabwe ZIM
5 h2 r2/3 David Lowe 20 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r2/3 Philip Hubble 20 Great Britain GBR
6 h2 r2/3 Miloslav Roľko 19 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 h1 r2/3 Fabrizio Rampazzo 17 Italy ITA
7 h2 r2/3 Sergey Kiselyov 19 Soviet Union URS
8 h1 r2/3 Bogusław Zychowicz 19 Poland POL
8 h2 r2/3 Gábor Mészáros 18 Hungary HUN
3 h2 r1/3 Yulyan Vasilev 18 Bulgaria BUL
4 h1 r1/3 Rafael Vidal 16 Venezuela VEN
4 h2 r1/3 Enrique Ledesma 21 Ecuador ECU
4 h3 r1/3 Cláudio Kestener 18 Brazil BRA
5 h1 r1/3 Djamel Yahiouche 21 Algeria ALG
5 h2 r1/3 Kurt Dittrich 22 Austria AUT
5 h3 r1/3 Evangelos Koskinas 21 Greece GRE
5 h4 r1/3 Paulo Frischknecht 19 Portugal POR
5 h5 r1/3 Marcus Mattioli 19 Brazil BRA
6 h1 r1/3 Ibrahim El-Baba Lebanon LIB
6 h2 r1/3 Mohamed Abdul Wahab 21 Kuwait KUW
6 h3 r1/3 Andrés Aguilar 19 Costa Rica CRC
6 h4 r1/3 Raimundo Franisse Mozambique MOZ
6 h5 r1/3 David Cummins 18 Ireland IRL
7 h1 r1/3 Marcos Daniel 18 Angola ANG
7 h2 r1/3 Zoë Andrianifaha 14 Madagascar MAD
7 h3 r1/3 Linos Petridis 19 Cyprus CYP
7 h5 r1/3 Nguyễn Ðăng Bình 24 Vietnam VIE