Australia at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal
Competitors 180 (146 men, 34 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Raelene Boyle (opening)
Robert Haigh (closing)
Medals
Rank: 32
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. 180 competitors, 146 men and 34 women, took part in 115 events in 20 sports.[1]

Australia performed poorly, winning one silver and four bronze medals. The result that spurred Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser to set up the Australian Institute of Sport.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver national field hockey team, AustraliaAustralia national field hockey team
David Bell   Jim Irvine
Greg Browning   Malcolm Poole
Rick Charlesworth   Robert Proctor
Ian Cooke   Graeme Reid
Barry Dancer   Ronald Riley
Douglas Golder   Trevor Smith
Robert Haigh   Terry Walsh
Wayne Hammond
Field hockey Men's tournament
 Bronze Holland, StephenStephen Holland Swimming Men's 1500m Freestyle
 Bronze Bertrand, JohnJohn Bertrand Sailing Men's finn class
 Bronze Brown, IanIan Brown,
Ian Ruff
Sailing Men's 470 class
 Bronze Bennet, MervynMervyn Bennet,
Denis Pigott,
Bill Roycroft,
Wayne Roycroft
Equestrian Team eventing

Archery[edit]

In the second Olympic archery competition that Australia contested, the nation sent two women and two men. Only one archer, Terence Reilly, had Olympic experience. He dropped 11 places from his 1972 finish.
Women's Individual Competition:


Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 4x400 metres Relay

Men's 5.000 metres

Men's 10.000 metres

Men's 400m Hurdles

Men's Long Jump

Men's Marathon

Men's 20 km Race Walk

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Peter Farmer
    • Qualifying Round — 69.92m
    • Final — 68.00m (→ 12th place)

Basketball[edit]

Men's competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A):
    • Lost to Cuba (89-111)
    • Lost to Soviet Union (77-93)
    • Defeated Mexico (120-117)
    • Lost to Canada (69-81)
    • Defeated Japan (117-79)
  • Classification Matches:
    • 5th/8th place: Lost to Italy (72-79)
    • 7th/8th place: Lost to Cuba (81-92) → 8th place

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Men's Individual Road Race

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

Men's 1.000m Sprint (Scratch)

Men's 4.000m Individual Pursuit

Diving[edit]

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Three fencers, two men and one woman, represented Australia in 1976.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Defeated Malaysia (2-0)
    • Defeated Canada (3-0)
    • Lost India (6-1)
    • Lost to the Netherlands (1-2)
    • Lost to Argentina (2-3)
    • Replay: Defeated India (1-1, 5-4 after penalty strokes)
  • Semi Finals
    • Defeated Pakistan (1-2)
  • Final
    • Lost to New Zealand (0-1) → Med 2.png Silver Medal

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Two male pentathletes represented Australia in 1976.

Individual

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Men's competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
    • Lost to Hungary (6-7)
    • Lost to West Germany (3-4)
    • Lost to Canada (5-6)
  • Classification Group
    • Lost to Canada (3-4)
    • Defeated Iran (8-2)
    • Lost to Soviet Union (2-7)
    • Tied with Mexico (4-4)
    • Lost to Cuba (3-8) → 11th place

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-02.