Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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Luge
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Luge pictogram.svg
VenueMt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run
Dates13-16 February
Competitors80 from 14 nations
«19761984»
 
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Luge
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Luge pictogram.svg
VenueMt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run
Dates13-16 February
Competitors80 from 14 nations
«19761984»

Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics consisted of three events at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run. The competition took place between February 13 and February 16, 1980.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

[1]

 Rank NationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 East Germany2103
2 Soviet Union1012
3 Italy0202
4 Austria0011
4 West Germany0011
Total3339

East Germany led the medal table with three medals, two gold. The two medals won by the Soviet Union in the women's singles were the first won by the country in luge, and the first won by non-German speaking athletes.[2] The East Germans had won gold medals in every Olympic luge race since 1968, until the Soviet victory in the women's race.

Events[edit]

[1]

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's singles
details
 Bernhard Glass
East Germany (GDR)
2:54.796 Paul Hildgartner
Italy (ITA)
2:55.372 Anton Winkler
West Germany (FRG)
2:56.545
Women's singles
details
 Vera Zozuļa
Soviet Union (URS)
2:36.537 Melitta Sollmann
East Germany (GDR)
2:37.657 Ingrīda Amantova
Soviet Union (URS)
2:37.817
Doubles
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Hans Rinn
Norbert Hahn
1:19.331 Italy (ITA)
Peter Gschnitzer
Karl Brunner
1:19.606 Austria (AUT)
Georg Fluckinger
Karl Schrott
1:19.795

Participating NOCs[edit]

[1]

Fourteen nations participated in Luge at the Lake Placid Games. Romania made their Olympic luge debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Official Report of the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 - Official Results". Lake Placid Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1980. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sports-Reference - Luge at the 1980 Winter Olympics". Sports-reference.com. 

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