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110 metres Hurdles, Men

Date25 – 27 July 1980
StatusOlympic
LocationBolshaya arena, Tsentralny stadion imeni V.I. Lenina, Moskva
Participants23 from 16 countries

The best hurdler in the world in 1980 was easily Renaldo Nehemiah of the United States, who had broken the world record twice in 1979, running 13.16 in April and a remarkable 13.00 in May. But because of the US boycott he could not compete, nor could the next best hurdler, Greg Foster of the US. Between them they had run 14 of the fastest 15 times in 1980 leading up the Olympics. The 1976 silver medalist, Alejandro Casañas of Cuba was back, and was favored with 1978 European Champion Thomas Munkelt (GDR). But to show how they fared against Nehemiah, at the 1979 Pan American Games, Nehemiah had won the gold medal by a margin of over two metres over Casañas. In the Moskva final, Casañas got off to a quick start but hit the first two hurdles and was passed by Munkelt. Though he closed from there, he lost out to Munkelt in a lean at the tape.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1SFFinal
1319Thomas MunkeltGDR13.55 (1 h2)13.49 (1 h2)13.39 (1)Gold
2123Alejandro CasañasCUB13.46 (1 h3)13.44 (1 h1)13.40 (2)Silver
3726Aleksandr PuchkovURS13.84 (4 h3)13.50 (2 h1)13.44 (3)Bronze
4725Andrey ProkofyevURS13.61 (2 h2)13.59 (2 h2)13.49 (4)
5545Jan PustyPOL13.84 (2 h1)13.81 (4 h2)13.68 (5)
6195Arto BryggareFIN13.77 (2 h3)13.78 (3 h2)13.76 (6)
7157Javier MorachoESP13.72 (3 h2)13.80 (4 h1)13.78 (7)
8695Yury ChervanyovURS13.75 (1 h1)13.78 (3 h1)15.80 (8)
5 h1 r2/3298Thomas DittrichGDR13.93 (5 h3)13.90 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/3265Mark HoltomGBR13.83 (3 h3)13.94 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/3262Wilbert GreavesGBR13.85 (4 h2)13.98 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/391Plamen KrastevBUL13.95 (3 h1)13.99 (6 h2)
7 h1 r2/3760Borislav PisićYUG14.13 (5 h2)14.16 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/3162Carlos SalaESP14.28 (6 h3)14.00 (7 h2)
8 h1 r2/3332Andreas SchlißkeGDR14.18 (4 h1)14.60 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/3766Petar VukičevićYUG14.19 (5 h1)14.12 (8 h2)
6 h1 r1/3110Bernard MabikanaCGO15.42 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/3581Abdoulaye SarrSEN14.57 (6 h2)
7 h1 r1/3635Maher HreitaniSYR15.45 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/3415Abdul Jabbar RahimaIRQ14.89 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/3500Abdul IsmailMOZ15.18 (7 h3)
8 h3 r1/3585Antonio GopalSEY16.36 (8 h3)
AC h1 r1/3656Július IvanTCH– (AC h1)

Round One (25 July 1980 — 19:20)

Top four in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Yury ChervanyovURS13.75Q
21Jan PustyPOL13.84Q
34Plamen KrastevBUL13.95Q
42Andreas SchlißkeGDR14.18Q
55Petar VukičevićYUG14.19q
68Bernard MabikanaCGO15.42
77Maher HreitaniSYR15.45
AC3Július IvanTCHDNF

Heat Two

Wind0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Thomas MunkeltGDR13.55Q
23Andrey ProkofyevURS13.61Q
34Javier MorachoESP13.72Q
42Wilbert GreavesGBR13.85Q
56Borislav PisićYUG14.13q
61Abdoulaye SarrSEN14.57
77Abdul Jabbar RahimaIRQ14.89

Heat Three

Wind1.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Alejandro CasañasCUB13.46Q
21Arto BryggareFIN13.77Q
33Mark HoltomGBR13.83Q
46Aleksandr PuchkovURS13.84Q
55Thomas DittrichGDR13.93q
62Carlos SalaESP14.28q
78Abdul IsmailMOZ15.18
87Antonio GopalSEY16.36

Semi-Finals (27 July 1980 — 17:00)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

Wind0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
18Alejandro CasañasCUB13.44Q
23Aleksandr PuchkovURS13.50Q
32Yury ChervanyovURS13.78Q
47Javier MorachoESP13.80Q
54Thomas DittrichGDR13.90
61Wilbert GreavesGBR13.98
76Borislav PisićYUG14.16
85Andreas SchlißkeGDR14.60

Heat Two

Wind0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Thomas MunkeltGDR13.49Q
28Andrey ProkofyevURS13.59Q
32Arto BryggareFIN13.78Q
44Jan PustyPOL13.81Q
51Mark HoltomGBR13.94
66Plamen KrastevBUL13.99
75Carlos SalaESP14.00
83Petar VukičevićYUG14.12

Final (27 July 1980 — 19:00)

Wind0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Thomas MunkeltGDR13.390.129
26Alejandro CasañasCUB13.400.144
34Aleksandr PuchkovURS13.440.145
45Andrey ProkofyevURS13.490.145
51Jan PustyPOL13.680.149
62Arto BryggareFIN13.760.175
78Javier MorachoESP13.780.151
87Yury ChervanyovURS15.800.166