Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's decathlon

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Men's decathlon
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 29–30 July
Competitors 28 from 16 nations
Winning points 8618 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    West Germany
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
«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

The Men's decathlon competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, was held at the Olympic Stadium on 29–30 July.

Competition format[edit]

The decathlon consists of ten track and field events, with a points system that awards higher scores for better results in each of the ten components. The athletes all compete in one competition with no elimination rounds. At the end of competition, if two athletes are tied, the athlete who has received more points in the greater number of events is the winner.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Bruce Jenner (USA) 8538 Eugene, United States 26 June 1976
Olympic record  Mykola Avilov (URS) 8466 Munich, West Germany 8 September 1972

Overall results[edit]

Key
  The highest mark recorded in each event is highlighted in yellow
Rank Athlete Points 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110 m H DT PV JT 1500 m
1  Jenner, BruceBruce Jenner (USA) 8618 819
10.94 s
865
7.22 m
809
15.35 m
882
2.03 m
923
47.51 s
866
14.84 s
873
50.04 m
1005
4.80 m
862
68.52 m
714
4:12.61 min
2  Kratschmer, GuidoGuido Kratschmer (FRG) 8411 890
10.66 s
899
7.39 m
773
14.74 m
882
2.03 m
889
48.19 s
895
14.58 s
794
45.70 m
957
4.60 m
837
66.32 m
595
4:29.09 min
3  Avilov, MykolaMykola Avilov (URS) 8369 749
11.23 s
925
7.52 m
777
14.81 m
975
2.14 m
889
48.16 s
939
14.20 s
792
45.60 m
920
4.45 m
789
62.28 m
614
4:26.26 min
4  Pihl, RaimoRaimo Pihl (SWE) 8218 822
10.93 s
818
6.99 m
821
15.55 m
857
2.00 m
898
47.97 s
767
15.81 s
768
44.30 m
909
4.40 m
961
77.34 m
597
4:28.76 min
5  Skowronek, RyszardRyszard Skowronek (POL) 8113 799
11.02 s
873
7.26 m
712
13.74 m
779
1.91 m
903
47.91 s
876
14.75 s
788
45.34 m
1005
4.80 m
788
62.22 m
590
4:29.89 min
6  Stark, SiegfriedSiegfried Stark (GDR) 8048 721
11.35 s
816
6.98 m
793
15.08 m
779
1.91 m
847
49.14 s
782
15.65 s
790
45.48 m
969
4.65 m
926
74.18 m
625
4:24.93 min
7  Lytvynenko, LeonidLeonid Lytvynenko (URS) 8025 775
11.12 s
804
6.92 m
740
14.20 m
779
1.91 m
880
48.44 s
805
14.71 s
805
46.26 m
957
4.60 m
681
53.66 m
724
4:11.41 min
8  Hedmark, LennartLennart Hedmark (SWE) 7974 719
11.36 s
838
7.09 m
789
15.00 m
779
1.91 m
814
49.80 s
871
14.79 s
808
46.42 m
884
4.30 m
974
78.58 m
498
4:44.28 min
9  Grebenyuk, AleksandrAleksandr Grebenyuk (URS) 7803 780
11.10 s
721
6.53 m
770
14.69 m
831
1.97 m
842
49.21 s
843
15.05 s
821
47.16 m
807
4.00 m
861
68.42 m
527
4:39.62 min
10  Marek, ClausClaus Marek (FRG) 7767 852
10.81 s
867
7.23 m
692
13.42 m
779
1.91 m
943
47.12 s
828
15.19 s
654
38.40 m
884
4.30 m
664
52.32 m
604
4:27.84 min
11  Lahti, JohannesJohannes Lahti (FIN) 7711 831
10.89 s
877
7.28 m
706
13.66 m
857
2.00 m
838
49.34 s
816
15.31 s
656
38.52 m
859
4.20 m
782
61.72 m
489
4:45.90 min
12  Katus, RyszardRyszard Katus (POL) 7616 790
11.06 s
828
7.04 m
695
13.48 m
716
1.84 m
810
49.87 s
902
14.51 s
730
42.28 m
932
4.50 m
731
57.54 m
482
4:47.00 min
13  Pernica, LuděkLuděk Pernica (TCH) 7602 710
11.40 s
814
6.97 m
701
13.58 m
804
1.94 m
788
50.37 s
841
15.07 s
690
40.22 m
909
4.40 m
702
55.26 m
643
4:22.30 min
14  Bobin, PhilippePhilippe Bobin (FRA) 7580 787
11.07 s
848
7.14 m
736
14.12 m
779
1.91 m
814
49.79 s
853
14.96 s
682
39.84 m
1028
4.90 m
643
50.74 m
410
4:59.65 min
15  Samara, FredFred Samara (USA) 7504 841
10.85 s
836
7.08 m
665
13.00 m
716
1.84 m
801
50.07 s
862
14.87 s
696
40.54 m
884
4.30 m
680
53.60 m
523
4:40.21 min
16  Werthner, GeorgGeorg Werthner (AUT) 7493 731
11.31 s
848
7.14 m
696
13.49 m
751
1.88 m
801
50.08 s
821
15.26 s
596
35.58 m
832
4.10 m
810
64.08 m
607
4:27.43 min
17  Gémise-Fareau, GillesGilles Gémise-Fareau (FRA) 7486 768
11.15 s
765
6.74 m
606
12.10 m
804
1.94 m
801
50.09 s
860
14.89 s
688
40.12 m
957
4.60 m
660
52.04 m
557
4:31.81 min
18  Thompson, DaleyDaley Thompson (GBR) 7434 857
10.79 s
859
7.19 m
671
13.10 m
779
1.91 m
889
48.15 s
750
15.98 s
612
36.36 m
859
4.20 m
566
45.18 m
592
4:29.55 min
19  Lespagnard, RogerRoger Lespagnard (BEL) 7322 754
11.21 s
806
6.93 m
680
13.24 m
804
1.94 m
852
48.99 s
780
15.67 s
658
38.64 m
859
4.20 m
584
46.40 m
545
4:36.67 min
20  Beckman, RunaldRunald Beckman (SWE) 7319 799
11.02 s
810
6.95 m
699
13.54 m
751
1.88 m
775
50.66 s
785
15.62 s
732
42.40 m
807
4.00 m
738
58.14 m
423
4:57.28 min
21  Stroot, EberhardEberhard Stroot (FRG) 7063 867
10.75 s
897
7.38 m
695
13.48 m
751
1.88 m
918
47.61 s
824
15.23 s
682
39.82 m
0
NM
823
65.10 m
606
4:27.48 min
22  Steiner, TitoTito Steiner (ARG) 7052 717
11.37 s
763
6.73 m
719
13.85 m
716
1.84 m
792
50.30 s
766
15.82 s
691
40.26 m
754
3.80 m
629
49.74 m
505
4:43.16 min
23  Dixon, FredFred Dixon (USA) 6754 819
10.94 s
802
6.91 m
755
14.44 m
882
2.03 m
880
48.38 s
574
18.11 s
797
45.82 m
0
NM
711
55.96 m
534
4:38.49 min
N/A  Zeilbauer, SeppSepp Zeilbauer (AUT) DNF 785
11.08 s
875
7.27 m
783
14.91 m
882
2.03 m
856
48.94 s
862
14.87 s
768
44.26 m
0
NM
DNS DNS
N/A  Ghesquière, RégisRégis Ghesquière (BEL) DNF 668
11.59 s
818
6.99 m
737
14.15 m
779
1.91 m
792
50.32 s
778
15.69 s
698
40.64 m
DNS DNS DNS
N/A  Sveinsson, ElíasElías Sveinsson (ISL) DNF 685
11.51 s
686
6.37 m
724
13.94 m
804
1.94 m
728
51.77 s
731
16.19 s
724
41.98 m
DNS DNS DNS
N/A  Schutter, EltjoEltjo Schutter (NED) DNF 1011
10.35 s
1068
8.03 m
769
14.66 m
850
2.05 m
0
DNF
DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
N/A  Leppänen, HeikkiHeikki Leppänen (FIN) DNF 641
11.71 s
710
6.48 m
DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS

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