Olympic Memories 11/21 1980 Moscow

1980 Moscow.. In partial support of the American-led boycott. Australian athletes walked into the stadium with Denise Boyd and Max Metz carrying the Olympic Flag. AIS was slowly bringing the standard up ...
Rick Mitchell was well back in the field as they came off the home turn in the final of the mens 400m ...... But he produced his by-then characteristic strong finish to race past his opponents and just fail to catch the Soviet Viktor Markin who ran 44.60 to Rick’s in 44.84 – a time that would remain his personal best. At that time, he was number 12 on the world all-time list.

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