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Swimming at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

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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 21, 1980

Gold: URS Sergey Koplyakov
Silver: URS Andrey Krylov
Bronze: AUS Graeme Brewer

Summary

The world record had been set by American [Rowdy Gaines] in April 1980 at a meet in Austin, Texas. He had been silver medalist at this event at the 1978 World Championships, won by his teammate, [Bill Forrester], but both watched from afar. The bronze medalist at the 1978 World was Soviet [Sergey Koplyakov], who won the gold medal in Moscow in an Olympic record 1:49.81. This was one of only four men’s Olympic records that was bettered in Moscow.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sergey Koplyakov 21 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Andrey Krylov 24 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Graeme Brewer 21 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Jörg Woithe 17 East Germany GDR
5 Ron McKeon 19 Australia AUS
6 Paolo Revelli 21 Italy ITA
7 Thomas Lejdström 18 Sweden SWE
8 Fabrizio Rampazzo 17 Italy ITA
1 h3 r1/2 David López-Zubero 21 Spain ESP
2 h1 r1/2 Per Wikström 19 Sweden SWE
2 h2 r1/2 Fabien Noël 21 France FRA
2 h3 r1/2 Ivar Stukolkin 19 Soviet Union URS
2 h5 r1/2 Detlev Grabs 19 East Germany GDR
3 h1 r1/2 Paulo Frischknecht 19 Portugal POR
3 h2 r1/2 Per-Ola Quist 19 Sweden SWE
3 h3 r1/2 Jorge Luiz Leite 18 Brazil BRA
3 h5 r1/2 Marcus Mattioli 19 Brazil BRA
3 h6 r1/2 Frank Kühne 18 East Germany GDR
4 h1 r1/2 Rui Abreu 19 Portugal POR
4 h2 r1/2 Peter Drost 22 Netherlands NED
4 h3 r1/2 Alberto Mestre 15 Venezuela VEN
4 h4 r1/2 Martin Smith 22 Great Britain GBR
4 h5 r1/2 Petr Adamec 20 Czechoslovakia TCH
4 h6 r1/2 Petar Kochanov 17 Bulgaria BUL
5 h1 r1/2 Dominique Petit 19 France FRA
5 h2 r1/2 Kevin Lee 19 Great Britain GBR
5 h3 r1/2 Ramón Lavín 18 Spain ESP
5 h4 r1/2 Cyro Delgado 19 Brazil BRA
5 h5 r1/2 Stéfan Voléry 18 Switzerland SUI
5 h6 r1/2 Jean-Marie François 17 Venezuela VEN
6 h1 r1/2 Guy Goosen 21 Zimbabwe ZIM
6 h2 r1/2 Borut Petrič 19 Yugoslavia YUG
6 h3 r1/2 Kevin Williamson 21 Ireland IRL
6 h4 r1/2 Cees Jan Winkel 18 Netherlands NED
6 h6 r1/2 Radek Havel 19 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 h1 r1/2 Bilall Yamout Lebanon LIB
7 h2 r1/2 Reda Yadi 17 Algeria ALG
7 h3 r1/2 Tô Văn Vệ 23 Vietnam VIE
7 h4 r1/2 Adham Hemdan 20 Kuwait KUW
7 h6 r1/2 Tsvetan Golomeev 18 Bulgaria BUL
8 h2 r1/2 Jorge Lima 13 Angola ANG
8 h4 r1/2 Ntewane Machel Mozambique MOZ