Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres

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Women's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 23–26 July
Competitors 35 from 20 nations
Winning time 1:54.94 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Bulgaria
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 800 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 200m competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The three fastest competitors from each race in the heats plus the next fastest overall qualified for the Semifinals. The four fastest competitors from each of the Semifinal races advanced to the Final.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Svetla Zlateva (BUL) 1:57.48 Athens, Greece 24 August 1973
Olympic record  Hildegard Falck (FRG) 1:58.55 Munich, East Germany 3 September 1972

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the next fastest time (q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Styrkina, SvetlanaSvetlana Styrkina Soviet Union 2:00.12 Q
2 Amoore, JudyJudy Amoore Australia 2:00.66 Q
3 Gluth, DorisDoris Gluth East Germany 2:00.70 Q
4 Thijs, RitaRita Thijs Belgium 2:04.39
5 Hoffman, AbbyAbby Hoffman Canada 2:05.32
6 Valero, CarmenCarmen Valero Spain 2:06.14
7 Guðmundsdóttir, LiljaLilja Guðmundsdóttir Iceland 2:07.26

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Weiß, AnitaAnita Weiß East Germany 2:00.48 Q
2 Shtereva, NikolinaNikolina Shtereva Bulgaria 2:01.02 Q
3 Dorio, GabriellaGabriella Dorio Italy 2:01.63 Q
4 Čerchlanová, JozefínaJozefína Čerchlanová Czechoslovakia 2:02.36
5 Weston, KathyKathy Weston United States 2:03.31
6 Wenzel, JoanJoan Wenzel Canada 2:03.62
N/A Chee Swee Lee Singapore DNF

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Zlateva, SvetlaSvetla Zlateva Bulgaria 1:59.24 Q
2 Gerasimova, ValentinaValentina Gerasimova Soviet Union 1:59.68 Q
3 Koenig, WendyWendy Koenig United States 1:59.91 Q
4 Suman, MarianaMariana Suman Romania 2:00.00 q
5 Barnes, LizLiz Barnes Great Britain 2:01.70
6 N'Drin, CélestineCélestine N'Drin Ivory Coast 2:04.54
7 Ritter, MariaMaria Ritter Liechtenstein 2:14.39

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Zinn, ElfiElfi Zinn East Germany 2:01.54 Q
2 Rendina, CharleneCharlene Rendina Australia 2:01.76 Q
3 Silai, IleanaIleana Silai Romania 2:02.82 Q
4 Creamer, AngelaAngela Creamer Great Britain 2:03.48
5 Lázár, MagdolnaMagdolna Lázár Hungary 2:04.05
6 Hocking, IleanaIleana Hocking Puerto Rico 2:08.46
7 Niang, NdewNdew Niang Senegal 2:09.32

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kazankina, TatyanaTatyana Kazankina Soviet Union 2:00.15 Q
2 Tomova, LilyanaLilyana Tomova Bulgaria 2:00.54 Q
3 Manning, MadelineMadeline Manning United States 2:00.62 Q
4 Saunders, YvonneYvonne Saunders Canada 2:03.54
5 Van Nuffel, Anne-MarieAnne-Marie Van Nuffel Belgium 2:04.09
6 McMeekin, ChrisChris McMeekin Great Britain 2:04.54
7 Audain, AnneAnne Audain New Zealand 2:05.78

Semifinals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Weiß, AnitaAnita Weiß East Germany 1:56.53 Q OR
2 Kazankina, TatyanaTatyana Kazankina Soviet Union 1:57.49 Q
3 Zlateva, SvetlaSvetla Zlateva Bulgaria 1:57.93 Q
4 Gluth, DorisDoris Gluth East Germany 1:59.32 Q
5 Amoore, JudyJudy Amoore Australia 1:59.93
6 Silai, IleanaIleana Silai Romania 2:02.22
7 Koenig, WendyWendy Koenig United States 2:02.31
8 Dorio, GabriellaGabriella Dorio Italy 2:02.46

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Styrkina, SvetlanaSvetlana Styrkina Soviet Union 1:57.28 Q
2 Shtereva, NikolinaNikolina Shtereva Bulgaria 1:57.35 Q
3 Zinn, ElfiElfi Zinn East Germany 1:57.56 Q
4 Suman, MarianaMariana Suman Romania 2:00.01 Q
5 Rendina, CharleneCharlene Rendina Australia 2:00.29
6 Gerasimova, ValentinaValentina Gerasimova Soviet Union 2:01.00
7 Tomova, LilyanaLilyana Tomova Bulgaria 2:01.97
8 Manning, MadelineMadeline Manning United States 2:07.25

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kazankina, TatyanaTatyana Kazankina Soviet Union 1:54.94 WR
2 Shtereva, NikolinaNikolina Shtereva Bulgaria 1:55.42
3 Zinn, ElfiElfi Zinn East Germany 1:55.60
4 Weiß, AnitaAnita Weiß East Germany 1:55.74
5 Styrkina, SvetlanaSvetlana Styrkina Soviet Union 1:56.44
6 Zlateva, SvetlaSvetla Zlateva Bulgaria 1:57.21
7 Gluth, DorisDoris Gluth East Germany 1:58.99
8 Suman, MarianaMariana Suman Romania 2:02.21

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