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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Palace of Sports, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Date Started: July 20, 1980
Date Finished: July 25, 1980

Gold: URS Aleksandr Dityatin
Silver: URS Aleksandr Tkachov
Bronze: TCH Jiří Tabák


The format was the same as in 1976, with the best six gymnasts in the team all-around advancing to the apparatus final, but only two gymnasts from each nation could advance to the finals. The final apparatus score made up of 50% of the all-around total and a final optional program. [Aleksandr Dityatin] (URS) had won the silver medal in 1976 at Montréal, was the 1979 World Champion, and won this gold medal easily. He had the highest score in both team qualifying and the final round, taking the gold by 0.15 points over his teammate [Aleksandr Tkachyov]. Bronze went to Czechoslovak [Jiří Tabák] who won his nation’s only gymnastics medal in Moskva, and their first in men’s Olympic gymnastics since 1948.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Aleksandr Dityatin 22 Soviet Union URS Gold 19.875
2 Aleksandr Tkachov 22 Soviet Union URS Silver 19.725
3 Jiří Tabák 24 Czechoslovakia TCH Bronze 19.600
4 Roland Brückner 24 East Germany GDR 19.575
5 Stoyan Delchev 21 Bulgaria BUL 19.475
6 Dan Grecu 29 Romania ROU 10.850
3T QR Nikolay Andrianov 27 Soviet Union URS
5T QR Eduard Azaryan 22 Soviet Union URS
9 QR Vladimir Markelov 22 Soviet Union URS
10T QR Lutz Mack 27 East Germany GDR
10T QR Rudolf Babiak 24 Czechoslovakia TCH
12 QR Kim Gwang-Jin 23 North Korea PRK
13T QR Michael Nikolay 23 East Germany GDR
13T QR Ferenc Donáth 26 Hungary HUN
13T QR Bohdan Makuts 20 Soviet Union URS
16 QR Nicolae Oprescu 27 Romania ROU
17T QR Lutz Hoffmann 21 East Germany GDR
17T QR Jan Zoulík 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
19 QR Kurt Szilier 23 Romania ROU
20 QR Ralf-Peter Hemmann 21 East Germany GDR
21T QR Zoltán Magyar 26 Hungary HUN
21T QR Plamen Petkov 20 Bulgaria BUL
23 QR Dancho Yordanov 21 Bulgaria BUL
24 QR Willi Moy 24 France FRA
25T QR Péter Kovács 20 Hungary HUN
25T QR Aurelian Georgescu 21 Romania ROU
27T QR Zoltán Kelemen 21 Hungary HUN
27T QR Andrzej Szajna 30 Poland POL
29 QR Romulus Bucuroiu 24 Romania ROU
30T QR Sorin Cepoi 23 Romania ROU
30T QR Jan Migdau 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
32 QR Andreas Bronst 22 East Germany GDR
33 QR Cho Hun 22 North Korea PRK
34T QR Rumen Petkov 20 Bulgaria BUL
34T QR György Guczoghy 18 Hungary HUN
34T QR Miloslav Kučeřík 21 Czechoslovakia TCH
37T QR Jozef Konečný 26 Czechoslovakia TCH
37T QR István Vámos 22 Hungary HUN
39T QR Ognyan Bangiev 24 Bulgaria BUL
39T QR Miguel Arroyo 18 Cuba CUB
41 QR Mario Castro 18 Cuba CUB
42T QR Jorge Roche 22 Cuba CUB
42T QR Yanko Radanchev 23 Bulgaria BUL
44T QR Han Gwang-Song 22 North Korea PRK
44T QR Casimiro Suárez 18 Cuba CUB
44T QR Henri Boërio 28 France FRA
47T QR Michel Boutard 24 France FRA
47T QR Waldemar Woźniak 25 Poland POL
47T QR Li Su-Gil 16 North Korea PRK
50T QR Roberto León Richards 26 Cuba CUB
50T QR Gabriel Calvo 24 Spain ESP
50T QR Song Sun-Bong 27 North Korea PRK
53 QR Barry Winch 22 Great Britain GBR
54 QR Keith Langley 19 Great Britain GBR
55 QR Kang Gwang-Song 24 North Korea PRK
56 QR Tommy Wilson 26 Great Britain GBR
57 QR Marc Touchais 22 France FRA
58 QR Enrique Bravo 25 Cuba CUB
59 QR Yves Bouquel 25 France FRA
60 QR Lindsay Nylund 22 Australia AUS
61T QR José de la Casa 23 Spain ESP
61T QR Fernando Bertrand 25 Spain ESP
63 QR João Luiz Ribeiro 21 Brazil BRA
64 QR Joël Suty 20 France FRA
65 QR Krzysztof Potaczek 22 Poland POL