August 1, 1980 in Sport

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski wins his second consecutive Olympic Games marathon in 12:11:03 in Moscow
  • Gerd Wessig of East Germany becomes the first male to set a high jump world record at the Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mancini [Alessandro Faiolhe Amantino], Brazilian footballer, born in Itapinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Deaths in Sport

  • Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)