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

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Women's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 28–30 July
Competitors 36 from 19 nations
Winning time 4:05.48
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    East Germany
Bronze medal    East Germany
«1972 1980»
Athletics at the
1976 Summer Olympics
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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 Women's 1500 metres competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada was held at the Olympic Stadium on 23–26 July.

Competition format[edit]

The Women's 1500m competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The three fastest competitors from each race in the heats plus the next two fastest overall qualified for the Semifinals. The four fastest competitors from each of the Semifinal races plus the next fastest overall advanced to the Final.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 3:56.0 Podolsk, Soviet Union 28 June 1976
Olympic record  Lyudmila Bragina (URS) 4:01.4 Munich, East Germany 9 September 1972

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qual. rule: first 4 of each heat (Q) plus the next two fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Dorio, GabriellaGabriella Dorio Italy 4:10.84 Q
2 Smekhnova, RaisaRaisa Smekhnova Soviet Union 4:10.88 Q
3 Merrill, JanJan Merrill United States 4:10.92 Q
4 Stewart, MaryMary Stewart Great Britain 4:11.10 Q
5 Puică, MaricicaMaricica Puică Romania 4:12.62
6 Pekhlivanova, RositsaRositsa Pekhlivanova Bulgaria 4:13.11
7 Amoore, JudyJudy Amoore Australia 4:14.22
8 Van Roy, BernadetteBernadette Van Roy Belgium 4:16.27
9 Lázár, MagdolnaMagdolna Lázár Hungary 4:23.30

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Bragina, LyudmilaLyudmila Bragina Soviet Union 4:07.11 Q
2 Wartenberg, ChristianeChristiane Wartenberg East Germany 4:07.13 Q
3 Holmén, NinaNina Holmén Finland 4:07.14 Q
4 Waitz, GreteGrete Waitz Norway 4:07.20 Q
5 Wellmann, EllenEllen Wellmann West Germany 4:07.20 q
6 Larrieu Smith, FrancieFrancie Larrieu Smith United States 4:07.21 q
7 Rodger, DianneDianne Rodger New Zealand 4:12.81
8 Wright, ThelmaThelma Wright Canada 4:15.23
9 Niang, NdewNdew Niang Senegal 4:44.64

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Bruns, UlrikeUlrike Bruns East Germany 4:11.62 Q
2 Kazankina, TatyanaTatyana Kazankina Soviet Union 4:12.10 Q
3 Yatsinska, VeselaVesela Yatsinska Bulgaria 4:12.72 Q
4 Castelein, SoniaSonia Castelein Belgium 4:12.95 Q
5 Yule, PennyPenny Yule Great Britain 4:13.36
6 Silai, IleanaIleana Silai Romania 4:13.61
7 Gargano, MargheritaMargherita Gargano Italy 4:15.94
8 Valero, CarmenCarmen Valero Spain 4:17.65
9 Werthner, PennyPenny Werthner Canada 4:18.19

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kraus, BrigitteBrigitte Kraus West Germany 4:07.79 Q
2 Hoffmeister, GunhildGunhild Hoffmeister East Germany 4:08.23 Q
3 Mărăşescu, NataliaNatalia Mărăşescu Romania 4:08.31 Q
4 Shtereva, NikolinaNikolina Shtereva Bulgaria 4:08.38 Q
5 Tracey-Purcell, MaryMary Tracey-Purcell Ireland 4:08.63
6 Poor, CyndyCyndy Poor United States 4:08.89
7 Audain, AnneAnne Audain New Zealand 4:10.68
8 Cruciata, SilvanaSilvana Cruciata Italy 4:16.78
9 Guðmundsdóttir, LiljaLilja Guðmundsdóttir Iceland 4:20.27

Semifinals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Bruns, UlrikeUlrike Bruns East Germany 4:02.13 Q
2 Shtereva, NikolinaNikolina Shtereva Bulgaria 4:02.33 Q
3 Bragina, LyudmilaLyudmila Bragina Soviet Union 4:02.41 Q
4 Hoffmeister, GunhildGunhild Hoffmeister East Germany 4:02.45 Q
5 Merrill, JanJan Merrill United States 4:02.61 q
6 Smekhnova, RaisaRaisa Smekhnova Soviet Union 4:03.20
7 Kraus, BrigitteBrigitte Kraus West Germany 4:04.21
8 Waitz, GreteGrete Waitz Norway 4:04.80
9 Castelein, SoniaSonia Castelein Belgium 4:13.46

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kazankina, TatyanaTatyana Kazankina Soviet Union 4:07.37 Q
2 Holmén, NinaNina Holmén Finland 4:07.53 Q
3 Wellmann, EllenEllen Wellmann West Germany 4:07.54 Q
4 Dorio, GabriellaGabriella Dorio Italy 4:07.61 Q
5 Stewart, MaryMary Stewart Great Britain 4:07.65
6 Yatsinska, VeselaVesela Yatsinska Bulgaria 4:07.89
7 Mărăşescu, NataliaNatalia Mărăşescu Romania 4:07.92
8 Wartenberg, ChristianeChristiane Wartenberg East Germany 4:08.28
9 Larrieu Smith, FrancieFrancie Larrieu Smith United States 4:09.07

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st Kazankina, TatyanaTatyana Kazankina Soviet Union 4:05.48
2nd Hoffmeister, GunhildGunhild Hoffmeister East Germany 4:06.02
3rd Bruns, UlrikeUlrike Bruns East Germany 4:06.09
4 Shtereva, NikolinaNikolina Shtereva Bulgaria 4:06.57
5 Bragina, LyudmilaLyudmila Bragina Soviet Union 4:07.20
6 Dorio, GabriellaGabriella Dorio Italy 4:07.27
7 Wellmann, EllenEllen Wellmann West Germany 4:07.91
8 Merrill, JanJan Merrill United States 4:08.54
9 Holmén, NinaNina Holmén Finland 4:09.55

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