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Men's Long Jump

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Date Started: July 27, 1980
Date Finished: July 28, 1980

Gold: GDR Lutz Dombrowski
Silver: GDR Frank Paschek
Bronze: URS Valeriy Pidluzhniy


[Larry Myricks] had won the 1979 World Cup with 8.52 (27-11½), the second longest jump ever, defeating East Germany's [Lutz Dombrowski] in the process. But the American boycott meant Dombrowski did not have to face Myricks. He also did not face a young American long jumper named [Carl Lewis], who also made the default US Olympic team. In their absence, Dombrowski was the heavy favorite, especially as the next best European jumper, [Nenad Stekić] (YUG), was injured and could not compete either. In their absence, Dombrowski won easily. His series was quite impressive, and would have made things very difficult for Myricks or Lewis. His winning mark was 8.54 (28-0¼) – the second legal mark over 28 feet, but he also jumped 8.34 (27-4½), 8.32 (27-3¾), 8.21 (26-11¼), and 8.15 (26-9), with one foul. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was revealed that Dombrowski was an informant for the Stasi, the East German secret police.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Lutz Dombrowski 21 East Germany GDR Gold
2 Frank Paschek 24 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Valeriy Pidluzhniy 27 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 László Szalma 22 Hungary HUN
5 Stanisław Jaskułka 21 Poland POL
6 Viktor Belsky 25 Soviet Union URS
7 Antonio Corgos 20 Spain ESP
8 Yordan Yanev 25 Bulgaria BUL
9 Rolf Bernhard 30 Switzerland SUI
10 Philippe Deroche 25 France FRA
11 Kayode Elegbede 24 Nigeria NGR
12 QR João Carlos de Oliveira 26 Brazil BRA
13 QR Joshua Kio 22 Nigeria NGR
14 QR Andrzej Klimaszewski 20 Poland POL
15 QR Bill Rea 28 Austria AUT
16 QR Dimitrios Delifotis 23 Greece GRE
17 QR Alberto Solanas 24 Spain ESP
18 QR Jan Leitner 26 Czechoslovakia TCH
19 QR Doudou N'Diaye 29 Senegal SEN
20 QR Peter Rieger 27 East Germany GDR
21 QR David Giralt, Sr. 21 Cuba CUB
22 QR Ivan Tuparov 20 Bulgaria BUL
23 QR Gary Honey 20 Australia AUS
24 QR Yusuf Alli 19 Nigeria NGR
25 QR Béla Bakosi 23 Hungary HUN
26 QR Théophile Hounou Benin BEN
27 QR Stelio Craveirinha 30 Mozambique MOZ
28 QR Ronald Raborg 22 Peru PER
29 QR Abebe Gessese 26 Ethiopia ETH
30 QR Nenad Stekić 29 Yugoslavia YUG
AC QR Essa Abbas 20 Kuwait KUW
AC QR Fidelis Ndyabagye 30 Uganda UGA