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Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

Athletics at the
1980 Summer Olympics
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Men's Discus Throw event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union had an entrylist of 18 competitors, with one qualifying group and the final (12) held on Monday July 28, 1980.


  • Medalists 1
  • Abbreviations 2
  • Records 3
  • Results 4
    • Final 4.1
  • Qualifying round 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7


Gold  Viktor Rashchupkin
Soviet Union (URS)
Silver  Imrich Bugár
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Bronze  Luis Delís
Cuba (CUB)


  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best


Standing records prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics
World Record  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR) 71.16 m August 9, 1978 East Berlin, East Germany
Olympic Record  Mac Wilkins (USA) 68.28 m July 24, 1976 Montréal, Canada



 Viktor Rashchupkin (URS) 66.64 m
 Imrich Bugár (TCH) 66.38 m
 Luis Delís (CUB) 66.32 m
4.  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR) 65.64 m
5.  Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 65.58 m
6.  Igor Duginyets (URS) 64.04 m
7.  Emil Vladimirov (BUL) 63.18 m
8.  Velko Velev (BUL) 63.04 m
9.  Markku Tuokko (FIN) 61.84 m
10.  José Santa Cruz (CUB) 61.52 m
11.  Hilmar Hoßfeld (GDR) 61.14 m
12.  Kenth Gardenkrans (SWE) 60.24 m

Qualifying round

  • Held on Sunday July 27, 1980
1.  Imrich Bugár (TCH) 65.08 m
2.  Viktor Rashchupkin (URS) 64.78 m
3.  Luis Delís (CUB) 62.20 m
4.  Igor Duginyets (URS) 63.10 m
5.  Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 62.82 m
6.  Kenth Gardenkrans (SWE) 62.58 m
7.  Emil Vladimirov (BUL) 62.50 m
8.  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR) 62.46 m
9.  Markku Tuokko (FIN) 62.14 m
10.  Velko Velev (BUL) 61.32 m
11.  José Santa Cruz (CUB) 60.14 m
12.  Hilmar Hoßfeld (GDR) 59.92 m
13.  Armin Lemme (GDR) 59.44 m
14.  Iosif Nagy (ROU) 59.34 m
15.  Namakoro Niare (MLI) 57.34 m
16.  Adnan Houry (SYR) 47.52 m
17.  Najem Najem (KUW) 39.26 m
 Oskar Jakobsson (ISL) NM

See also


  • Results
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