Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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Athletics at the
1976 Summer Olympics
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The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, had an entrylist of 23 competitors, with two qualifying groups (23 throwers) before the final (15) took place on Saturday Monday 26, 1976. The top twelve and ties, and all those reaching 79.00 metres advanced to the final. The qualification round was held on Sunday 25, 1976.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Miklós Németh
Hungary (HUN)
Silver  Hannu Siitonen
Finland (FIN)
Bronze  Gheorghe Megelea
Romania (ROM)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics
World Record  Klaus Wolfermann (FRG) 94.08 m May 5, 1973 West Germany Leverkusen, West Germany
Olympic Record  Klaus Wolfermann (FRG) 90.48 m September 3, 1972 West Germany Munich, West Germany

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 1  Seppo Hovinen (FIN) 89.76 89.76 m
2 2  Miklós Németh (HUN) 89.28 89.28 m
3 6  Jorma Jaakola (FIN) 83.84 83.84 m
4 7  Piotr Bielczyk (POL) 82.56 82.56 m
5 8  Michael Wessing (FRG) 75.98 78.28 82.54 82.54 m
6 9  Terje Thorslund (NOR) 82.52 82.52 m
7 10  Jānis Lūsis (URS) 82.08 82.08 m
8 14  Gheorghe Megelea (ROM) 80.28 80.28 m
9 16  Hannu Siitonen (FIN) 79.38 79.38 m
10 19  Sándor Boros (HUN) 77.60 77.18 70.06 77.60 m
11 20  Ferenc Paragi (HUN) 73.54 77.48 75.76 77.48 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 3  Phil Olsen (CAN) 87.76 87.76 m
2 4  Sam Colson (USA) 72.28 71.74 86.64 86.64 m
3 5  Vasyl Yershov (URS) 85.68 85.68 m
4 10  Amado Morales (PUR) 82.08 82.08 m
5 12  Valentin Dzhonev (BUL) 75.66 80.84 80.84 m
6 13  Bjørn Grimnes (NOR) 73.74 80.32 80.32 m
7 15  Anthony Hall (USA) 79.56 79.56 m
8 17  Jacques Aye Abehi (CIV) 74.76 78.40 70.10 78.40 m
9 18  Richard George (USA) X 78.32 64.96 78.32 m
10 21  Óskar Jakobsson (ISL) 72.78 71.90 X 72.78 m
11 22  Ghassan Faddoul (LIB) X 54.92 53.90 54.92 m
 Urs von Wartburg (SUI) X X X NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1  Miklós Németh (HUN) 94.58 83.32 84.76 86.84 94.58 m WR
2  Hannu Siitonen (FIN) 87.92 X 86.58 X X 80.92 87.92 m
3  Gheorghe Megelea (ROM) 87.16 83.16 82.92 82.10 X X 87.16 m
4  Piotr Bielczyk (POL) X 77.90 86.50 81.00 82.28 82.94 86.50 m
5  Sam Colson (USA) 77.70 85.08 86.16 X X X 86.16 m
6  Vasyl Yershov (URS) 85.26 X 77.06 X 78.32 82.50 85.26 m
7  Seppo Hovinen (FIN) 83.46 83.92 84.26 X X X 84.26 m
8  Jānis Lūsis (URS) 79.74 77.58 73.76 74.00 X 80.26 80.26 m
9  Michael Wessing (FRG) 78.44 X 79.06 79.06 m
10  Terje Thorslund (NOR) 78.24 X 76.48 78.24 m
11  Phil Olsen (CAN) X X 77.70 77.70 m
12  Amado Morales (PUR) 71.30 X 75.54 75.54 m
13  Bjørn Grimnes (NOR) X 73.24 74.88 74.88 m
14  Valentin Dzhonev (BUL) 73.16 X 73.88 73.88 m
15  Anthony Hall (USA) X 68.92 71.70 71.70 m
 Jorma Jaakola (FIN) DNS

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