Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    Cuba
Silver medal    Belgium
Bronze medal    United States
«1972 1980»
Athletics at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Men's 800 metres event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. The competition was held on July 23, 1976, July 24, 1976, and on July 25, 1976.

Records[edit]

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

World Record 1:43.7 Italy Marcello Fiasconaro Milan (ITA) June 27, 1973
Olympic Record 1:44.40 Australia Ralph Doubell Mexico City (MEX) October 15, 1968

Final[edit]

  • Held on July 25, 1976
RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Alberto Juantorena (CUB) 1:43.50 (WR)
Med 2.png  Ivo van Damme (BEL) 1:43.86
Med 3.png  Rick Wohlhuter (USA) 1:44.12
4.  Willi Wülbeck (FRG) 1:45.26
5.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 1:45.44
6.  Luciano Sušanj (YUG) 1:45.75
7.  Sriram Singh (IND) 1:45.77
8.  Carlo Grippo (ITA) 1:48.39

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on July 24, 1976
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Alberto Juantorena (CUB) 1:45.88
2.  Ivo van Damme (BEL) 1:46.00
3.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 1:46.14
4.  Sri Ram Singh (IND) 1:46.42
5.  James Robinson (USA) 1:46.43
6.  Marian Gęsicki (POL) 1:47.06
7.  Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 1:48.18
 Horace Tuitt (TRI) DNF


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Rick Wohlhuter (USA) 1:46.72
2.  Carlo Grippo (ITA) 1:46.95
3.  Luciano Sušanj (YUG) 1:47.03
4.  Willi Wülbeck (FRG) 1:47.18
5.  Seymour Newman (JAM) 1:47.22
6.  Leandro Civil (CUB) 1:47.31
7.  Viktor Anokhin (URS) 1:47.71
8.  Frank Clement (GBR) 1:48.28

Heats[edit]

  • Held on July 23, 1976
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Rick Wohlhuter (USA) 1:45.71
2.  Sri Ram Singh (IND) 1:45.86
3.  Leandro Civil (CUB) 1:45.88
4.  Marian Gęsicki (POL) 1:46.36
5.  Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 1:46.56
6.  Viktor Anokhin (URS) 1:46.81
7.  Muhammad Younis (PAK) 1:48.50


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Frank Clement (GBR) 1:47.51
2.  James Robinson (USA) 1:47.56
3.  John Walker (NZL) 1:47.63
4.  Andrés Ballbé (ESP) 1:48.38
5.  Fernando Mamede (POR) 1:49.58
6.  Francisco Solis (DOM) 1:55.56
7.  Wilnor Joseph (HAI) 2:15.26


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 1:48.27
2.  Seymour Newman (JAM) 1:48.46
3.  Paul-Heinz Wellmann (FRG) 1:48.47
4.  Jozef Plachý (TCH) 1:48.63
5.  Günther Hasler (LIE) 1:48.83
6.  Evert Hoving (NED) 1:48.99
7.  Roy Bottse (SUR) 1:49.85
8.  Erasmo Gómez (NCA) 1:57.97


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Alberto Juantorena (CUB) 1:47.15
2.  Carlo Grippo (ITA) 1:47.21
3.  János Zemen (HUN) 1:47.40
4.  Milovan Savić (YUG) 1:47.73
5.  Jorge Ortíz (PUR) 1:51.38
 Roqui Sanchez (FRA) DSQ
 Markku Taskinen (FIN) DNS


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Willi Wülbeck (FRG) 1:48.47
2.  Horace Tuitt (TRI) 1:48.48
3.  Vladimir Ponomaryov (URS) 1:48.59
4.  Åke Svensson (SWE) 1:48.86
5.  José Marajo (FRA) 1:49.60
6.  Orlando Greene (BAR) 1:51.43
7.  Attiya Al-Qahtani (KSA) 1:57.67


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Ivo van Damme (BEL) 1:47.80
2.  Luciano Sušanj (YUG) 1:47.82
3.  Mark Enyeart (USA) 1:47.96
4.  Rolf Gysin (SUI) 1:48.69
5.  Niall O'Shaughnessy (IRL) 1:49.29
6.  Luis Medina (CUB) 1:50.15
7.  Marcel Philippe (FRA) 1:50.81

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