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Athletics at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

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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: URS Vera Komisova
Silver: GDR Johanna Schaller-Klier
Bronze: POL Lucyna Langer


The American-led boycott had almost no effect on this event as all the best hurdlers were either Soviets, East Germans, or Eastern Europeans. Poland's [Grażyna Rabsztyn] had been favored in 1976, and had since broken the world record, running 12.48 in 1978. But she continued her trend in major championships and did not medal. She never won a medal in any major international meet. The defending champion [Johanna Klier] was back and had since won the 1978 European Championships. In the final, Rabsztyn got off to a terrible start and was effectively out of the race. Klier-Schaller led early but was caught at the fifth hurdle by the Soviet [Vera Komisova], who went on to win the gold medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Vera Komisova 27 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Johanna Schaller-Klier 27 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Lucyna Langer 24 Poland POL Bronze
4 Kerstin Claus-Knabe 21 East Germany GDR
5 Grażyna Rabsztyn 27 Poland POL
6 Irina Litovchenko 30 Soviet Union URS
7 Bettina Gärtz 21 East Germany GDR
8 Zofia Bielczyk 21 Poland POL
5 h1 r2/3 Laurence Elloy-Machabey 20 France FRA
5 h2 r2/3 Shirley Strong 21 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r2/3 Yordanka Donkova 18 Bulgaria BUL
6 h2 r2/3 Daniela Valkova 31 Bulgaria BUL
7 h1 r2/3 Laurence Lebeau 23 France FRA
8 h1 r2/3 Helena Pihl 25 Sweden SWE
AC h2 r2/3 Xénia Siska 22 Hungary HUN
3 h3 r1/3 Tatyana Anisimova 30 Soviet Union URS
6 h2 r1/3 Penny Gillies 29 Australia AUS
6 h3 r1/3 Lorna Boothe 25 Great Britain GBR
7 h1 r1/3 Marisela Peralta 24 Dominican Republic DOM
7 h3 r1/3 Estella Meheux 18 Sierra Leone SLE