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1,000 metres Time Trial, Men

Date22 July 1980 — 19:00
LocationVelotrek, Sportivny kompleks Krylatskoye, Moskva
Participants18 from 18 countries
Olympic Record 1:03.91 WR / Pierre Trentin FRA / 17 October 1968

The 1978 and 1979 World Champion was Lothar Thoms (GDR). The early lead was taken by Italy’s Guido Bontempi, who was the fourth rider off, and recorded 1:05.478. That held up until Aleksandr Panfilov (URS), the 13th starter, rode a 1:04.845. Panfilov looked solid until Thoms came to the line as the last starter. Thomas recorded 1:02.955, which broke the Olympic record of 1:03.91 set in the altitude of Ciudad de México, and was also recognized as a world indoor record. The bronze medal went to David Weller of Jamaica. Thru 2008, Jamaica had won 53 Olympic medals, and Weller’s is the only medal not won in track & field athletics.

1Lothar ThomsGDR1:02.955WRGold
2Aleksandr PanfilovURS1:04.845Silver
3David WellerJAM1:05.241Bronze
4Guido BontempiITA1:05.478
5Yavé CahardFRA1:05.584
6Heinz IslerSUI1:06.273
7Petr KocekTCH1:06.368
8Bjarne SørensenDEN1:07.422
9Terry TinsleyGBR1:07.542
10Kenrick TuckerAUS1:07.709
11Andrzej MichalakPOL1:07.891
12Stoyan PetrovBUL1:08.682
13Jan BlommeBEL1:09.015
14Errol McLeanGUY1:09.991
15Hans FischerBRA1:10.801
16Esteban EspinozaECU1:11.419
17Khalid ShebaniLBA1:11.627
18John MusaZIM1:15.779