Benin competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. The nation returned to the Olympic Games after missing the 1976 Summer Olympics. Previously, the nation competed as Dahomey.

Benin at the
1980 Summer Olympics
Flag of Benin (1975–1990).svg
IOC codeBEN
NOCBenin National Olympic and Sports Committee
in Moscow
Competitors16 (15 men and 1 woman) in 2 sports
Flag bearer Firmin Abissi
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

AthleticsEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Pascal Aho 100 m 11.01 5 Did not advance
200 m 22.09 5 Did not advance
Amadou Alimi 5000 m 15:44.0 12 Did not advance
Adam Assimi 800 m 1:59.9 6 Did not advance
Damien Degboe 1500 m 4:15.3 11 Did not advance
Léopold Hounkanrin 400 m 51.04 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Henri Dagba Triple jump 14.71 18 Did not advance
Inoussa Dangou Javelin Throw 63.56 17 Did not advance
Théophile Hounou Long jump 7.07 26 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Edwige Bancole 100 m 13.19 7 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Firmin Abissi Bantamweight BYE   Ryszard Czerwinski (POL)
L KO-1
Did not advance
Barthelémy Adoukonu Featherweight BYE   Anicet Sambo (MAD)
W DSQ
  Tsacho Andreikovski (BUL)
L KO-1
Did not advance
Patrice Martin Lightweight   Yordan Lesov (BUL)
L KO-1
Did not advance
Aurelien Agnan Light-Welterweight   Patrizio Oliva (ITA)
L KO-1
Did not advance
Pierre Sotoumey Welterweight   Andrés Aldama (CUB)
L KO-1
Did not advance
Roger Houangni Light Middleweight   Jackson Rivera (VEN)
L K0-5
Did not advance
Gbodelle Etienne Loco Middleweight   Christer Corpi (SWE)
L DSQ
Did not advance

ReferencesEdit