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Men's Shot Put

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Grand Arena, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Date Started: July 28, 1980
Date Finished: July 30, 1980

Gold: URS Volodymyr Kyselov
Silver: URS Aleksandr Baryshnikov
Bronze: GDR Udo Beyer


The American boycott had minimal effect as the best throwers were now East Germans and Soviets. [Brian Oldfield] (USA) was a reinstated amateur and may have challenged. [Udo Beyer] had won the 1978 European Championship, was the defending champion, and was the world record holder. But he would win only a bronze medal. [Aleksandr Baryshnikov] (URS) moved up from his 1976 bronze to win silver in 1980. The winner was a big surprise. [Vladimir Kiselyov] (URS) opened with 21.10 (69-2¾), only three centimeters off his PR, and that was good enough for the gold medal. But he would improve in the final round to 21.35 (70-0½), securing the gold, and surpassing 70-feet for the first time at the Olympics. Kiselyev would never medal again at any major international competition.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Volodymyr Kyselov 23 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Aleksandr Baryshnikov 31 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Udo Beyer 24 East Germany GDR Bronze
4 Reijo Ståhlberg 27 Finland FIN
5 Geoff Capes 30 Great Britain GBR
6 Hans-Jürgen Jacobi 29 East Germany GDR
7 Jaromír Vlk 31 Czechoslovakia TCH
8 Vladimir Milić 24 Yugoslavia YUG
9 Anatoliy Yarosh 27 Soviet Union URS
10 Hreinn Halldórsson 31 Iceland ISL
11 Óskar Jakobsson 25 Iceland ISL
12 Jean-Pierre Egger 36 Switzerland SUI
13 QR Nikola Khristov 28 Bulgaria BUL
14 QR Mohamed Al-Zinkawi 26 Kuwait KUW
15 QR Bahadur Singh 34 India IND
AC QR Valcho Stoev 28 Bulgaria BUL