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Individual All-Around, Women

Date21 – 24 July 1980
StatusOlympic
LocationDvorets sporta, Tsentralny stadion imeni V. I. Lenina, Moskva
Participants62 from 16 countries

The format was the same as in 1976. The team all-around was contested first, with the top 36 finishers from that event advancing to the individual all-around final. However, to prevent individual nations from dominating with over-representation, no more than three gymnasts from any one country could advance to the individual final. The total score consisted of 50% of the team all-around score and the performances on all four apparatuses in the individual final. The defending champion was Nadia Comăneci, but there were chinks in her armor by 1980, as she had not won the World Championships in either 1978 or 1979 due to injury. The favorite in early 1980 was likely Soviet Yelena Mukhina who was the 1978 World Champion, missing the 1979 meet due to a broken leg. Sadly, a few weeks before the Moskva Olympics, Mukhina fell while training on floor exercise, broke her neck, and was rendered quadriplegic permanently. She would eventually die in 2006.

The contest for gold was very close between Comăneci, Soviet Yelena Davydova, and East German Maxi Gnauck. It all came down to the last rotation, with Gnauck leading but her vault scored only 9.70 points. Davydova then scored 9.95 on beam, and was followed by Comăneci on the same apparatus. She made a small stepback on landing, and it looked unlikely she would get the 9.95 she needed to win gold. The head judge was Romanian Marian Simionescu who disagreed with the judges’ scores and tried to get them to change them, arguing for 28 minutes before her complaint was disallowed. Simionescu refused to punch the final score into the computer which was done by a Soviet official while Simionescu continued her tirade. The 9.85 score gave Davydova the gold medal with Gnauck and Comăneci sharing silver.

This and the team all-around were Davydova’s only gold medals in Moskva, but she added a silver on beam in her only Olympics. Comăneci would win gold medals in 1980 on floor and beam, and ended her Olympic career with nine medals and five gold medals.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Yelena DavydovaURS79.150Gold
=2Nadia ComăneciROU79.075Silver
=2Maxi GnauckGDR79.075Silver
4Nataliya ShaposhnikovaURS79.025
5Nelli KimURS78.425
6Emilia EberleROU78.400
7Rodica DuncaROU78.350
8Steffi KräkerGDR78.200
9Katharina RenschGDR78.125
10Radka ZemanováTCH77.850
11Jana LabákováTCH77.675
12Eva MarečkováTCH77.375
13Erika FlanderHUN77.000
14Márta EgerváriHUN76.950
15Silviya TopalovaBUL76.900
16Krasimira TonevaBUL76.625
17Erika CsányiHUN76.600
18Anita JokielPOL74.825
19Choe Jong-SilPRK74.775
20Małgorzata MajzaPOL74.500
21Galina MarinovaBUL74.200
22Irene MartínezESP73.850
23Denise JonesGBR72.375
24Sin Myong-OkPRK72.300
25Aurora MorataESP71.975
26Davaasürengiin OyuuntuyaaMGL71.050
27Suzanne DandoGBR70.775
28Susan CheesebroughGBR70.725
29Estela de la TorreMEX70.675
30Lena AdomatSWE70.050
31Cláudia CostaBRA69.775
32Marina SulicichAUS69.700
33Kerry BaylissAUS69.475
34Kang Myong-SukPRK69.275
35Dashzevgiin AriunaaMGL68.550
36Łucja Matraszek-ChydzińskaPOL46.475
7 r1/2Mariya FilatovaURS
8 r1/2Stella ZakharovaURS
12 r1/2Yelena NaimushinaURS
13 r1/2Melita RuhnROU
=15 r1/2Cristina Elena GrigorașROU
17 r1/2Birgit SüßGDR
19 r1/2Katarína ŠarišskáTCH
21 r1/2Silvia HindorffGDR
22 r1/2Dumitrița TurnerROU
=23 r1/2Karola SubeGDR
26 r1/2Dana BrýdlováTCH
=29 r1/2Éva ÓváriHUN
=29 r1/2Lenke AlmásiHUN
33 r1/2Anita ŠauerováTCH
34 r1/2Kameliya EftimovaBUL
35 r1/2Dimitrinka FilipovaBUL
36 r1/2Erzsébet HantiHUN
40 r1/2Antoaneta RahnevaBUL
41 r1/2Wiesława ŻelaskowskaPOL
42 r1/2Agata JaroszekPOL
44 r1/2Katarzyna SnopkoPOL
51 r1/2Kim Chun-SonPRK
53 r1/2Choi Myong-HuiPRK
58 r1/2Lo Ok-SilPRK
61 r1/2Avelina AlvarezPOR
62 r1/2Gloria ViserasESP

Qualifying (21 – 23 July 1980 — 10:00-17:00--, -)

Top 36, maximum three per nation, from team all-around competition advanced to the individual all-around final. 50% of score from team all-around added to score derived from optional exercise on all four apparatuses.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsCEPOEP
1Maxi GnauckGDR79.3539.7039.65Q
2Nataliya ShaposhnikovaURS79.1539.8539.30Q
3Emilia EberleROU79.1039.5539.55Q
4Nadia ComăneciROU79.0539.8539.20Q
5Yelena DavydovaURS79.0039.4039.60Q
6Nelli KimURS78.9539.6039.35Q
7Mariya FilatovaURS78.8039.4539.35
8Stella ZakharovaURS78.7539.4039.35
9Katharina RenschGDR78.5539.1539.40Q
=10Rodica DuncaROU78.5039.3539.15Q
=10Steffi KräkerGDR78.5039.3039.20Q
12Yelena NaimushinaURS78.4039.2539.15
13Melita RuhnROU78.3039.1039.20
14Eva MarečkováTCH78.0539.2538.80Q
=15Radka ZemanováTCH78.0039.2038.80Q
=15Cristina Elena GrigorașROU78.0038.7039.30
17Birgit SüßGDR77.9039.3038.60
18Jana LabákováTCH77.8538.8039.05Q
19Katarína ŠarišskáTCH77.5538.9038.65
20Erika CsányiHUN77.5039.0038.50Q
21Silvia HindorffGDR77.3539.3038.05
22Dumitrița TurnerROU77.2538.3038.95
=23Silviya TopalovaBUL77.2038.9538.25Q
=23Karola SubeGDR77.2038.9038.30
=23Erika FlanderHUN77.2038.5038.70Q
26Dana BrýdlováTCH77.0538.8038.25
=27Galina MarinovaBUL76.5038.8037.70Q
=27Márta EgerváriHUN76.5038.6037.90Q
=29Éva ÓváriHUN76.2538.9037.35
=29Krasimira TonevaBUL76.2538.7537.50Q
=29Lenke AlmásiHUN76.2538.4537.80
32Łucja Matraszek-ChydzińskaPOL76.1538.9537.20Q
33Anita ŠauerováTCH76.0538.4037.65
34Kameliya EftimovaBUL75.6038.4037.20
35Dimitrinka FilipovaBUL75.5038.2037.30
36Erzsébet HantiHUN75.3538.1037.25
37Małgorzata MajzaPOL75.2038.2037.00q
38Anita JokielPOL74.9538.0536.90q
39Choe Jong-SilPRK74.8537.9536.90q
40Antoaneta RahnevaBUL74.3537.4036.95
41Wiesława ŻelaskowskaPOL74.3038.1036.20
42Agata JaroszekPOL73.6537.2036.45
43Irene MartínezESP73.5036.6536.85q
44Katarzyna SnopkoPOL73.4538.0535.40
45Denise JonesGBR72.8536.7036.15q
46Sin Myong-OkPRK72.5036.3536.15q
47Kang Myong-SukPRK72.3536.5535.80q
48Suzanne DandoGBR72.0536.5535.50q
49Aurora MorataESP71.9536.5035.45
50Marina SulicichAUS71.6036.0035.60q
51Kim Chun-SonPRK71.4036.0035.40
52Estela de la TorreMEX71.2536.0035.25q
53Choi Myong-HuiPRK71.2036.6034.60
54Susan CheesebroughGBR71.1536.8534.30q
55Davaasürengiin OyuuntuyaaMGL70.8035.6035.20q
=56Kerry BaylissAUS70.5535.9534.60q
=56Cláudia CostaBRA70.5535.7034.85q
58Lo Ok-SilPRK70.5035.5035.00
59Lena AdomatSWE70.4036.4533.95q
60Dashzevgiin AriunaaMGL69.4035.2034.20q
61Avelina AlvarezPOR69.0035.3533.65
62Gloria ViserasESP37.1537.150.00

Final (24 July 1980 — 20:00)

Top 36, maximum three per nation, from team all-around competition advanced to the individual all-around final. 50% of score from team all-around added to score derived from optional exercise on all four apparatuses.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsQP(50%)FP
1Yelena DavydovaURS79.15039.50039.65
=2Nadia ComăneciROU79.07539.52539.55
=2Maxi GnauckGDR79.07539.67539.40
4Nataliya ShaposhnikovaURS79.02539.57539.45
5Nelli KimURS78.42539.47538.95
6Emilia EberleROU78.40039.55038.85
7Rodica DuncaROU78.35039.25039.10
8Steffi KräkerGDR78.20039.25038.95
9Katharina RenschGDR78.12539.27538.85
10Radka ZemanováTCH77.85039.00038.85
11Jana LabákováTCH77.67538.92538.75
12Eva MarečkováTCH77.37539.02538.35
13Erika FlanderHUN77.00038.60038.40
14Márta EgerváriHUN76.95038.25038.70
15Silviya TopalovaBUL76.90038.60038.30
16Krasimira TonevaBUL76.62538.12538.50
17Erika CsányiHUN76.60038.75037.85
18Anita JokielPOL74.82537.47537.35
19Choe Jong-SilPRK74.77537.42537.35
20Małgorzata MajzaPOL74.50037.60036.90
21Galina MarinovaBUL74.20038.25035.95
22Irene MartínezESP73.85036.75037.10
23Denise JonesGBR72.37536.42535.95
24Sin Myong-OkPRK72.30036.25036.05
25Aurora MorataESP71.97535.97536.00
26Davaasürengiin OyuuntuyaaMGL71.05035.40035.65
27Suzanne DandoGBR70.77536.02534.75
28Susan CheesebroughGBR70.72535.57535.15
29Estela de la TorreMEX70.67535.62535.05
30Lena AdomatSWE70.05035.20034.85
31Cláudia CostaBRA69.77535.27534.50
32Marina SulicichAUS69.70035.80033.90
33Kerry BaylissAUS69.47535.27534.20
34Kang Myong-SukPRK69.27536.17533.10
35Dashzevgiin AriunaaMGL68.55034.70033.85
36Łucja Matraszek-ChydzińskaPOL46.47538.0758.40