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Pentathlon, Women

Date24 July 1980
StatusOlympic
LocationBolshaya arena, Tsentralny stadion imeni V.I. Lenina, Moskva
Participants19 from 12 countries
FormatScoring by 1962/1977 point tables.

Nadezhda Tkachenko had finished fifth in the pentathlon in 1976 at Montréal. In 1978 she seemed to have won the European Championships in the pentathlon but was disqualified for a positive doping test for anabolic steroids. In Moskva she took the lead after the shot put, with a nice effort of 16.84 (55-3), and was never headed. The Soviet women swept the medals in the event, with all three athletes bettering the previous world record. Actually, all three set world records, with bronze medalist Olga Kuragina crossing the line in the 800 first with 2:03.6, followed by silver medalist Olga Rukavishnikova in 2:04.8, and Tkachenko coming in 4/10ths of a second later for the gold medal. Tkachenko’s world record of 5,083 was the first mark ever over 5,000 points.

PosNrAthleteNOCPointsPoints (1985 Auto Tables)100 metres HurdlesShot PutHigh JumpLong Jump800 metres
1290Nadezhda TkachenkoURS5083521313.2916.841.846.732:05.2GoldWR
2285Olga RukavishnikovaURS4937505113.6614.091.886.792:04.8Silver
3273Olga KuraginaURS4875496413.2612.491.846.772:03.6Bronze
4128Ramona NeubertGDR4698475013.9313.681.776.632:07.7
5159Margit PappHUN4562458413.9614.941.746.352:15.8
6129Burglinde PollakGDR4553454713.7416.671.685.932:14.4
728Valentina DimitrovaBUL4458443914.3915.651.745.912:15.5
834Emiliya KunovaBUL4431440913.7311.981.746.102:11.1
976Florence PicautFRA4424440213.7513.241.805.832:16.7
10146Sylvia BarlagNED4333431514.2011.821.806.052:16.4
11253Marcela KoblasováTCH4328430114.1013.421.716.152:20.3
12200Małgorzata GuzowskaPOL4326432014.1613.631.806.212:29.3
1391Judy LivermoreGBR4304426113.5713.561.775.712:25.3
1419Conceição GeremiasBRA4263421614.3313.161.715.972:18.9
1592Sue LongdenGBR4234419914.1011.471.746.092:19.6
16105Yvette WrayGBR4159407613.7812.011.655.602:15.9
1751Cécile NgambiCMR3832373314.0910.281.805.382:39.7
AC59Nancy VallecillaECU14.4611.121.685.45DNF
AC122Christine LaserGDR13.6713.39DNF