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Venezuela at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Venezuela competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. 37 competitors, all men, took part in 20 events in 7 sports.[1]


  • Medalists 1
    • Silver 1.1
  • Athletics 2
  • Boxing 3
  • Cycling 4
  • Football 5
    • Men's Team Competition 5.1
  • Shooting 6
  • Swimming 7
  • Weightlifting 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10




Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:48.5
  • Semifinals — 1:47.4 (→ did not advance)


Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

  • First Round — Defeated Nyama Narantuya (Mongolia) on points (5-0)
  • Second Round — Lost to Yo Ryon-Sik (North Korea) on points (1-4)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated Ernesto Alguera (Nicaragua) on points (4-1)
  • Third Round — Defeated Veli Koota (Finland) after diskwalification in second round
  • Quarter Finals — Defeated John Siryakibbe (Uganda) after knock-out in second round
  • Semi Finals — Defeated Dumitru Cipere (Romania) on points (3-2)
  • Final — Lost to Juan Hernández (Cuba) on points (0-5)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Lost to Peter Joseph Hanlon (Great Britain) on points (1-4)

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

  • First Round — Lost to Sean Doyle (Ireland) after referee stopped contest in second round

Men's Light-Welterweight (– 63,5 kg)

  • First Round — Lost to John Munduga (Uganda) on points (1-4)


Five cyclists represented Venezuela in 1980.

Individual road race
Team time trial


Men's Team Competition

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (0-4)
  • Lost to Cuba (1-2)
  • Defeated Zambia (2-1)
  • Quarter Finals
  • Did not advance
  • Team Roster



Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heats — 52,62 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heats — 1.54,76 (→ did not advance)
  • Heats — DNS



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External links

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database

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