Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Athletics at the
1976 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the Men's 1,500m metres event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The final was held on Saturday 31 July 1976 and was contested by 9 athletes. The semi-finals were held on 30 July 1976 and were contested by 18 athletes. The heats were held on 29 July 1976 and 45 athletes entered.

Records[edit]

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:32.16 Tanzania Filbert Bayi Christchurch (NZL) February 2, 1974
Olympic Record 3:34.9 Kenya Kip Keino Mexico City (MEX) October 20, 1968

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  John Walker (NZL) 3:39.17
Med 2.png  Ivo Van Damme (BEL) 3:39.27
Med 3.png  Paul-Heinz Wellmann (FRG) 3:39.33
4.  Eamonn Coghlan (IRL) 3:39.51
5.  Frank Clement (GBR) 3:39.65
6.  Rick Wohlhuter (USA) 3:40.64
7.  David Moorcroft (GBR) 3:40.94
8.  Graham Crouch (AUS) 3:41.80
9.  Janos Zemen (HUN) 3:43.02

Semi-Finals[edit]

RANK SEMI-FINAL 1 TIME
1.  John Walker (NZL) 3:39.65
2.  Graham Crouch (AUS) 3:39.86
3.  David Moorcroft (GBR) 3:39.88
4.  Janos Zemen (HUN) 3:39.94
5.  Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 3:40.06
6.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:40.34
7.  Herman Mignon (BEL) 3:40.92
8.  Fernando Pacheco Mamede (POR) 3:42.59
-.  David Hill (CAN) DNF


RANK SEMI-FINAL 2 TIME
1.  Eamonn Coghlan (IRL) 3:38.60
2.  Rick Wohlhuter (USA) 3:38.71
3.  Ivo Van Damme (BEL) 3:38.75
4.  Frank Clement (GBR) 3:38.92
5.  Paul-Heinz Wellmann (FRG) 3:38.99
6.  Francis Gonzalez (FRA) 3:40.73
7.  Paul Craig (CAN) 3:41.02
8.  Marc Nevens (BEL) 3:41.52
9.  Helder Baiona De Jesus (POR) 3:47.37

Heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Marc Nevens (BEL) 3:44.18
2.  Helder Baiona De Jesus (POR) 3:44.20
3.  Janos Zemen (HUN) 3:44.27
4.  Ake Svensson (SWE) 3:44.42
5.  Evert Hoving (NED) 3:45.00
6.  Matt Centrowitz (USA) 3:45.02
7.  Antti Loikkanen (FIN) 3:45.32
8.  Ruben Sorensen (DEN) 3:45.39
-  Mhamed Amakdouf (MAR) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:37.89
2.  Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 3:37.93
3.  Fernando Pacheco Mamede (POR) 3:37.98
4.  Herman Mignon (BEL) 3:38.32
5.  Michael Durkin (USA) 3:38.89
6.  Gheorghe Ghipu (ROM) 3:39.20
7.  Günther Hasler (LIE) 3:39.34
8.  Markku Laine (FIN) 3:45.32
9.  Francisco Menocal (NCA) 4:12.47


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  John Walker (NZL) 3:36.87
2.  Frank Clement (GBR) 3:37.53
3.  Graham Crouch (AUS) 3:37.97
4.  Paul Craig (CAN) 3:38.00
5.  Francis Gonzalez (FRA) 3:38.59
6.  Bronisław Malinowski (POL) 3:41.67
7.  Agguast Asgeirsson (ISL) 3:45.47
8.  Shukair Al Shaibani (KSA) 4:08.70
-  Anders Gärderud (SWE) DNS


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Paul-Heinz Wellmann (FRG) 3:39.86
2.  Ivo Van Damme (BEL) 3:39.93
3.  Rick Wohlhuter (USA) 3:39.94
4.  Niall O'Shaughnessy (IRL) 3:40.12
5.  Anthony Colón (PUR) 3:43.51
6.  Ulf Hogberg (SWE) 3:47.96
7.  Peter Spir (CAN) 3:59.60
8.  Emmanuel Saint-Hilaire (HAI) 4:23.41
-  Carlo Grippo (ITA) DNS


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Eamonn Coghlan (IRL) 3:39.87
2.  Dave Moorcroft (GBR) 3:40.69
3.  Dave Hill (CAN) 3:41.24
4.  Karl Fleschen (FRG) 3:42.09
5.  Rolf Gysin (SUI) 3:42.69
6.  Luis Medina (CUB) 3:42.71
7.  Lars Kaupang (NOR) 3:44.59
8.  Spilios Zaxaropoulos (GRE) 3:45.12
9.  Muhammad Siddique (PAK) 3:45.59

See also[edit]