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Australia at 1980 Moscow Summer Olympic Games

Australia sent 120 athletes (92 men and 28 women) to the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics. They competed in 92 events in 17 Olympic sports. Australian athletes have competed in all of the Summer Olympic Games since the games started.

Australian athletes won a total of 9 Olympic medals, 7 in Swimming, one in Athletics, and one in Canoeing. Michelle Ford, Mark Kerry, and Peter Evans all won a gold and a bronze medal each in Swimming. 

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XXII 1980 Soviet Union  Moscow 2 2 5 19 July 3 Aug

The following records are Australians who won gold, silver or bronze medals at the 1980 Olympic Games.

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Youngest athlete for Australia was Georgina Parkes (15 years 54 days) and Yvonne Hill oldest (42 years 363 days).

The Moskva Games had 5,259 athletes (1,123 women, 4,135 men) from 80 countries.

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  Sport Event Competitors
1st Swimming Women's 800m freestyle Michelle Ford
1st Swimming Men's 4x100m medley relay Neil Brooks, Mark Kerry, Peter Evans, Mark Tonelli
2nd Athletics Men's 400m Rick Mitchell
2nd Canoeing Men's K1 500m kayak singles John Sumegi
3rd Swimming Women's 200m butterfly Michelle Ford
3rd Swimming Men's 200m freestyle Graeme Brewer
3rd Swimming Men's 1,500m freestyle Max Metzker
3rd Swimming Men's 200m backstroke Mark Kerry
3rd Swimming Men's 100m backstroke Peter Evans
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