Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres

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Women's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 25–29 July
Competitors 40 from 19 nations
Winning time 49.29 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    Poland
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 400 metres competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada was held at the Olympic Stadium on 25–29 July.

Competition format[edit]

The Women's 400m competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Quarterfinals, Semifinals and a Final. The five fastest competitors from each race in the heats plus the next two fastest overall qualified for the Quarterfinals. The four fastest competitors from each of the Quarterfinal races qualified for the Semifinals, where again the four fastest runners from each heat advanced to the final.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Irena Szewińska (POL) 49.75 Bydgoszcz, Poland 22 June 1976
Olympic record  Monika Zehrt (FRG) 51.08 Munich, East Germany 7 September 1972

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qual. rule: first 5 of each heat (Q) plus the two fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Lathan, ChristinaChristina Lathan East Germany 52.45 Q
2 Bernard-Elder, VeronaVerona Bernard-Elder Great Britain 52.60 Q
3 Wilden, RitaRita Wilden West Germany 53.08 Q
4 Forde, LornaLorna Forde Barbados 53.93 Q
5 Campbell, RachelleRachelle Campbell Canada 54.54 Q

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Sapenter, DebraDebra Sapenter United States 52.33 Q
2 Hartley, DonnaDonna Hartley Great Britain 52.75 Q
3 Koch, MaritaMarita Koch East Germany 52.78 Q
4 Berg, ReginaRegina Berg Belgium 53.66 Q
5 Hollmann, SilviaSilvia Hollmann West Germany 53.73 Q
6 Blake, HelenHelen Blake Jamaica 53.93
7 Hocking, IleanaIleana Hocking Puerto Rico 57.85

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Streidt, EllenEllen Streidt East Germany 52.56 Q
2 Casapicola, ChristianeChristiane Casapicola Austria 52.65 Q
3 Canty, JudyJudy Canty Australia 52.88 Q
4 Neufville, MarilynMarilyn Neufville Jamaica 52.93 Q
5 Wallez, RosineRosine Wallez Belgium 52.94 Q
6 Pavličić, JelicaJelica Pavličić Yugoslavia 54.11

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ingram, SheilaSheila Ingram United States 51.83 Q
2 Sokolova, NataliyaNataliya Sokolova Soviet Union 52.45 Q
3 Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska Poland 52.75 Q
4 Sadowick, JoyceJoyce Sadowick Canada 53.35 Q
5 Taylor, GladysGladys Taylor Great Britain 53.46 Q
6 Eklund-Lindholm, MarikaMarika Eklund-Lindholm Finland 53.64 q
7 N'Drin, CélestineCélestine N'Drin Ivory Coast 54.13

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Bryant, RosalynRosalyn Bryant United States 52.01 Q
2 Salin, RiittaRiitta Salin Finland 52.57 Q
3 Aksyonova, LyudmilaLyudmila Aksyonova Soviet Union 52.90 Q
4 Nail, BethanieBethanie Nail Australia 52.98 Q
5 Williams-Simpson, RuthRuth Williams-Simpson Jamaica 54.07 Q
6 Ritter, HelenHelen Ritter Liechtenstein 58.52

Heat 6[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ilyina, NadezhdaNadezhda Ilyina Soviet Union 51.97 Q
2 Burnard, VernaVerna Burnard Australia 52.10 Q
3 Fuhrmann, DagmarDagmar Fuhrmann West Germany 52.58 Q
4 Wilmi-Häggman, PirjoPirjo Wilmi-Häggman Finland 52.73 Q
5 Stride, MargMarg Stride Canada 53.21 Q
6 Bottiglieri, RitaRita Bottiglieri Italy 53.37 q
7 Gauthier, Rose-MarieRose-Marie Gauthier Haiti 1:13.27

Quarterfinals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ingram, SheilaSheila Ingram United States 51.31 Q
2 Streidt, EllenEllen Streidt East Germany 51.33 Q
3 Wilmi-Häggman, PirjoPirjo Wilmi-Häggman Finland 51.65 Q
4 Aksyonova, LyudmilaLyudmila Aksyonova Soviet Union 51.73 Q
5 Fuhrmann, DagmarDagmar Fuhrmann West Germany 52.02
6 Canty, JudyJudy Canty Australia 52.65
7 Forde, LornaLorna Forde Barbados 53.62
8 Campbell, RachelleRachelle Campbell Canada 54.16

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Sokolova, NataliyaNataliya Sokolova Soviet Union 51.63 Q
2 Lathan, ChristinaChristina Lathan East Germany 51.67 Q
3 Burnard, VernaVerna Burnard Australia 51.79 Q
4 Wilden, RitaRita Wilden West Germany 52.41 Q
5 Taylor, GladysGladys Taylor Great Britain 53.71
6 Eklund-Lindholm, MarikaMarika Eklund-Lindholm Finland 54.07
7 Stride, MargMarg Stride Canada 55.02
N/A Neufville, MarilynMarilyn Neufville Jamaica DNS

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Sapenter, DebraDebra Sapenter United States 51.23 Q
2 Ilyina, NadezhdaNadezhda Ilyina Soviet Union 51.32 Q
3 Nail, BethanieBethanie Nail Australia 51.71 Q
4 Casapicola, ChristianeChristiane Casapicola Austria 52.25 Q
5 Bernard-Elder, VeronaVerona Bernard-Elder Great Britain 52.70
6 Wallez, RosineRosine Wallez Belgium 53.04
7 Hollmann, SilviaSilvia Hollmann West Germany 53.77
8 Williams-Simpson, RuthRuth Williams-Simpson Jamaica 53.88

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Salin, RiittaRiitta Salin Finland 51.62 Q
2 Bryant, RosalynRosalyn Bryant United States 51.74 Q
3 Koch, MaritaMarita Koch East Germany 51.87 Q
4 Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska Poland 52.00 Q
5 Hartley, DonnaDonna Hartley Great Britain 52.29
6 Bottiglieri, RitaRita Bottiglieri Italy 52.51
7 Berg, ReginaRegina Berg Belgium 53.14
8 Sadowick, JoyceJoyce Sadowick Canada 53.14

Semifinals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska Poland 50.48 Q OR
2 Streidt, EllenEllen Streidt East Germany 50.51 Q
3 Ingram, SheilaSheila Ingram United States 50.90 Q
4 Salin, RiittaRiitta Salin Finland 51.26 Q
5 Nail, BethanieBethanie Nail Australia 51.44
6 Aksyonova, LyudmilaLyudmila Aksyonova Soviet Union 51.55
7 Casapicola, ChristianeChristiane Casapicola Austria 52.20
N/A Koch, MaritaMarita Koch East Germany DNS

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Bryant, RosalynRosalyn Bryant United States 50.62 Q
2 Lathan, ChristinaChristina Lathan East Germany 50.86 Q
3 Wilmi-Häggman, PirjoPirjo Wilmi-Häggman Finland 51.03 Q
4 Sapenter, DebraDebra Sapenter United States 51.34 Q
5 Ilyina, NadezhdaNadezhda Ilyina Soviet Union 51.42
6 Burnard, VernaVerna Burnard Australia 51.71
7 Wilden, RitaRita Wilden West Germany 51.82
8 Sokolova, NataliyaNataliya Sokolova Soviet Union 51.95

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska Poland 49.29 WR
2nd Lathan, ChristinaChristina Lathan East Germany 50.51
3rd Streidt, EllenEllen Streidt East Germany 50.55
4 Wilmi-Häggman, PirjoPirjo Wilmi-Häggman Finland 50.56
5 Bryant, RosalynRosalyn Bryant United States 50.65
6 Ingram, SheilaSheila Ingram United States 50.90
7 Salin, RiittaRiitta Salin Finland 50.98
8 Sapenter, DebraDebra Sapenter United States 51.66

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