Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, 37 events were contested in athletics. There were a total number of 1006 participating athletes from 80 countries.

The men's 50 kilometres walk competition was dropped from the Olympic athletics programme, despite its constant presence at the games since 1932. The IAAF chose to host its own world championship event instead, a month and a half after the Olympics. This foreshadowed the creation of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in the following years.[1][2]

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Hasely Crawford
Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
10.06  Don Quarrie
Jamaica (JAM)
10.08  Valeriy Borzov
Soviet Union (URS)
10.14
200 metres
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 Don Quarrie
Jamaica (JAM)
20.23  Millard Hampton
United States (USA)
20.29  Dwayne Evans
United States (USA)
20.43
400 metres
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 Alberto Juantorena
Cuba (CUB)
44.26  Fred Newhouse
United States (USA)
44.40  Herman Frazier
United States (USA)
44.95
800 metres
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 Alberto Juantorena
Cuba (CUB)
1:43.50 WR  Ivo van Damme
Belgium (BEL)
1:43.86  Rick Wohlhuter
United States (USA)
1:44.12
1500 metres
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 John Walker
New Zealand (NZL)
3:39.17  Ivo van Damme
Belgium (BEL)
3:39.27  Paul-Heinz Wellmann
West Germany (FRG)
3:39.33
5000 metres
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 Lasse Virén
Finland (FIN)
13:24.76  Dick Quax
New Zealand (NZL)
13:25.16  Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand
West Germany (FRG)
13:25.38
10,000 metres
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 Lasse Virén
Finland (FIN)
27:40.38  Carlos Lopes
Portugal (POR)
27:45:17  Brendan Foster
Great Britain (GBR)
27:54.92
110 metres hurdles
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 Guy Drut
France (FRA)
13.30  Alejandro Casañas
Cuba (CUB)
13.33  Willie Davenport
United States (USA)
13.38
400 metres hurdles
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 Edwin Moses
United States (USA)
47.63 WR  Michael Shine
United States (USA)
48.69  Yevgeniy Gavrilenko
Soviet Union (URS)
49.45
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Anders Gärderud
Sweden (SWE)
8:08.02 WR  Bronisław Malinowski
Poland (POL)
8:09.11  Frank Baumgartl
East Germany (GDR)
8:10.36
4×100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Harvey Glance
Johnny Jones
Millard Hampton
Steve Riddick
38.33  East Germany (GDR)
Manfred Kokot
Jörg Pfeifer
Klaus-Dieter Kurrat
Alexander Thieme
38.66  Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Aksinin
Nikolay Kolesnikov
Juris Silovs
Valeriy Borzov
38.78
4×400 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Herman Frazier
Benny Brown
Fred Newhouse
Maxie Parks
2:58.65  Poland (POL)
Ryszard Podlas
Jan Werner
Zbigniew Jaremski
Jerzy Pietrzyk
3:01.43  West Germany (FRG)
Franz-Peter Hofmeister
Lothar Krieg
Harald Schmid
Bernd Herrmann
3:01.98
Marathon
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 Waldemar Cierpinski
East Germany (GDR)
2:09:55.0  Frank Shorter
United States (USA)
2:10:45.8  Karel Lismont
Belgium (BEL)
2:11:12.6
20 kilometres walk
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 Daniel Bautista
Mexico (MEX)
1:24:40.6  Hans-Georg Reimann
East Germany (GDR)
1:25:13.6  Peter Frenkel
East Germany (GDR)
1:25:29.4
Long jump
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 Arnie Robinson
United States (USA)
8.35 m  Randy Williams
United States (USA)
8.11 m  Frank Wartenberg
East Germany (GDR)
8.02 m
Triple jump
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 Viktor Saneyev
Soviet Union (URS)
17.29 m  James Butts
United States (USA)
17.18 m  João Carlos de Oliveira
Brazil (BRA)
16.90 m
High jump
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 Jacek Wszoła
Poland (POL)
2.25 m  Greg Joy
Canada (CAN)
2.23 m  Dwight Stones
United States (USA)
2.21 m
Pole vault
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 Tadeusz Ślusarski
Poland (POL)
5.50 m  Antti Kalliomäki
Finland (FIN)
5.50 m  David Roberts
United States (USA)
5.50 m
Shot put
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 Udo Beyer
East Germany (GDR)
21.05 m  Yevgeny Mironov
Soviet Union (URS)
21.03 m  Aleksandr Baryshnikov
Soviet Union (URS)
21.00 m
Discus throw
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 Mac Wilkins
United States (USA)
67.50 m  Wolfgang Schmidt
East Germany (GDR)
66.22 m  John Powell
United States (USA)
65.70 m
Javelin throw
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 Miklós Németh
Hungary (HUN)
94.58 WR  Hannu Siitonen
Finland (FIN)
87.92  Gheorghe Megelea
Romania (ROU)
87.16 m
Hammer throw
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 Yuriy Sedykh
Soviet Union (URS)
77.52 m  Aleksei Spiridonov
Soviet Union (URS)
76.08 m  Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Soviet Union (URS)
75.48 m
Decathlon
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 Bruce Jenner
United States (USA)
8618 WR  Guido Kratschmer
West Germany (FRG)
8411  Mykola Avilov
Soviet Union (URS)
8369

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Annegret Richter
West Germany (FRG)
11.08  Renate Stecher
East Germany (GDR)
11.13  Inge Helten
West Germany (FRG)
11.17
200 metres
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 Bärbel Eckert
East Germany (GDR)
22.37 OR  Annegret Richter
West Germany (FRG)
22.39  Renate Stecher
East Germany (GDR)
22.47
400 metres
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 Irena Szewińska
Poland (POL)
49.28 WR  Christina Brehmer
East Germany (GDR)
50.51  Ellen Streidt
East Germany (GDR)
50.55
800 metres
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 Tatyana Kazankina
Soviet Union (URS)
1:54.94 WR  Nikolina Shtereva
Bulgaria (BUL)
1:55.42  Elfi Zinn
East Germany (GDR)
1:55.60
1500 metres
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 Tatyana Kazankina
Soviet Union (URS)
4:05.48  Gunhild Hoffmeister
East Germany (GDR)
4:06.02  Ulrike Klapezynski
East Germany (GDR)
4:06.09
100 metres hurdles
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 Johanna Schaller
East Germany (GDR)
12.77  Tatiana Anisimova
Soviet Union (URS)
12.78  Natalya Lebedeva
Soviet Union (URS)
12.80
4×100 metres relay
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 East Germany (GDR)
Marlies Oelsner
Renate Stecher
Carla Bodendorf
Bärbel Eckert
42.55 OR  West Germany (FRG)
Elvira Possekel
Inge Helten
Annegret Richter
Annegret Kroniger
42.59  Soviet Union (URS)
Tetyana Prorochenko
Lyudmila Maslakova
Nadezhda Besfamilnaya
Vera Anisimova
43.09
4×400 metres relay
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 East Germany (GDR)
Doris Maletzki
Brigitte Rohde
Ellen Streidt
Christina Brehmer
3:19.23 WR  United States (USA)
Debra Sapenter
Sheila Ingram
Pamela Jiles
Rosalyn Bryant
3:22.81  Soviet Union (URS)
Inta Kļimoviča
Lyudmila Aksyonova
Natalya Sokolova
Nadezhda Ilyina
3:24.24
Long jump
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 Angela Voigt
East Germany (GDR)
6.72 m  Kathy McMillan
United States (USA)
6.66 m  Lidiya Alfeyeva
Soviet Union (URS)
6.60 m
High jump
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 Rosemarie Ackermann
East Germany (GDR)
1.93 m OR  Sara Simeoni
Italy (ITA)
1.91 m  Yordanka Blagoeva
Bulgaria (BUL)
1.91 m
Shot put
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 Ivanka Khristova
Bulgaria (BUL)
21.16 m  Nadezhda Chizhova
Soviet Union (URS)
20.96 m  Helena Fibingerová
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
20.67 m
Discus throw
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 Evelin Schlaak
East Germany (GDR)
69.00 m  Mariya Vergova
Bulgaria (BUL)
67.30 m  Gabriele Hinzmann
East Germany (GDR)
66.84 m
Javelin throw
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 Ruth Fuchs
East Germany (GDR)
65.94 m  Marion Becker
West Germany (FRG)
64.70 m  Kate Schmidt
United States (USA)
63.96 m
Pentathlon
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 Siegrun Siegl
East Germany (GDR)
4745  Christine Laser
East Germany (GDR)
4745  Burglinde Pollak
East Germany (GDR)
4740

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany (GDR) 11 7 9 27
2  United States (USA) 6 8 8 22
3  Soviet Union (URS) 4 4 10 18
4  Poland (POL) 3 2 0 5
5  Finland (FIN) 2 2 0 4
6  Cuba (CUB) 2 1 0 3
7  West Germany (FRG) 1 4 4 9
8  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 2 1 4
9  Jamaica (JAM) 1 1 0 2
 New Zealand (NZL) 1 1 0 2
11  France (FRA) 1 0 0 1
 Hungary (HUN) 1 0 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 1 0 0 1
 Mexico (MEX) 1 0 0 1
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 1 0 0 1
16  Belgium (BEL) 0 2 1 3
17  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
 Italy (ITA) 0 1 0 1
 Portugal (POR) 0 1 0 1
20  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 1 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthews, Peter (2012). Historical Dictionary of Track and Field (pg. 217). Scarecrow Press (eBook). Retrieved on 2013-09-08.
  2. ^ IAAF Statistics Book Moscow 2013 (pg. 179). IAAF/AFTS (2013). Edited by Mark Butler. Retrieved on 2013-09-09.