Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Athletics at the
1976 Summer Olympics
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The Men's Long Jump event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, had an entrylist of 33 competitors, with two qualifying groups (33 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Thursday July 29, 1976. The top twelve and ties, and all those reaching 7.80 metres advanced to the final. The qualification round was held in Wednesday July 28, 1976.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Arnie Robinson
United States (USA)
Silver  Randy Williams
United States (USA)
Bronze  Frank Wartenberg
East Germany (GDR)

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  Bob Beamon (USA) 8.90 m October 18, 1968 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Olympic Record  Bob Beamon (USA) 8.90 m October 18, 1968 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 1  Randy Williams (USA) 7.68 7.97 7.97 m
2 2  Arnie Robinson (USA) X 7.95 7.95 m
3 3  Larry Myricks (USA) 7.55 7.67 7.92 7.92 m
4 4  Valeriy Podluzhniy (URS) 7.71 7.90 7.90 m
5 5  Frank Wartenberg (GDR) 7.89 7.89 m
6 6  João Carlos de Oliveira (BRA) 7.87 7.87 m
7 7  Nenad Stekić (YUG) 7.68 7.56 7.82 7.82 m
8 8  Jacques Rousseau (FRA) 7.82 7.82 m
9 9  Hans Baumgartner (FRG) 7.81 7.81 m
10 11  Aleksey Pereverzev (URS) 7.78 X 7.75 7.78 m
11 13  Grzegorz Cybulski (POL) 7.60 7.71 7.66 7.71 m
12 14  Hans-Jürgen Berger (FRG) 7.53 7.46 7.70 7.70 m
13 18  Milán Matos (CUB) 7.23 7.56 7.57 7.57 m
14 20  Tõnu Lepik (URS) 7.41 7.49 X 7.49 m
15 25  George Swanston (TRI) 7.31 7.40 7.29 7.40 m
16 26  Philippe Deroche (FRA) 7.31 7.38 7.31 7.38 m
17 32  Rafael Blanquer (ESP) X X 6.19 6.19 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 10  Rolf Bernhard (SUI) 7.56 7.79 7.75 7.79 m
2 12  Fletcher Lewis (BAH) 5.99 7.66 7.73 7.73 m
3 15  Roy Mitchell (GBR) 7.46 7.64 7.69 7.69 m
4 16  T. C. Yohannan (IND) 7.62 X 7.67 7.67 m
5 17  Roland Desruelles (BEL) 7.60 7.11 X 7.60 m
6 19  Richard Rock (CAN) 7.44 7.24 7.57 7.57 m
7 21  Jim Buchanan (CAN) 5.61 7.49 X 7.49 m
8 22  Jim McAndrew (CAN) 7.45 7.45 7.48 7.48 m
9 23  Roberto Veglia (ITA) 7.12 7.48 7.41 7.48 m
10 24  Christopher Commons (AUS) 7.46 X X 7.46 m
11 27  Panagiotis Khatzistathis (GRE) 6.83 7.10 7.33 7.33 m
12 28  Brou Kouakou (CIV) 7.12 7.20 5.61 7.20 m
13 29  Calvin Greenaway (ANT) 6.96 6.76 6.92 7.46 m
14 30  Papa Ibrahima Ba (SEN) 6.96 5.21 X 6.96 m
15 31  Tony Moore (FIJ) X 6.81 X 6.81 m
 Ghassan Faddoul (LIB) X X X NM

Final[edit]

Larry Myricks was forced to scratch from the final after he injured his foot in the qualifying round.

Rank Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1  Arnie Robinson (USA) 8.35 8.26 X 8.04 8.16 7.91 8.35 m
2  Randy Williams (USA) 8.11 7.81 X X X 7.81 8.11 m
3  Frank Wartenberg (GDR) 7.81 X 8.02 7.84 X 8.02 m
4  Jacques Rousseau (FRA) 8.00 7.82 7.67 7.91 X 7.62 8.00 m
5  João Carlos de Oliveira (BRA) 8.00 X 7.76 7.85 8.00 m
6  Nenad Stekić (YUG) 7.75 7.81 7.89 7.80 X 7.77 7.89 m
7  Valeriy Podluzhniy (URS) 7.70 7.88 7.77 7.84 X 7.66 7.88 m
8  Hans Baumgartner (FRG) X X 7.84 X X X 7.84 m
9  Rolf Bernhard (SUI) 7.70 7.71 7.74 7.74 m
10  Aleksey Pereverzev (URS) 7.55 4.89 7.66 7.66 m
11  Fletcher Lewis (BAH) 7.61 7.31 X 7.61 m
 Larry Myricks (USA) DNS

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