Belgium at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Belgium at the Olympic Games

Flag of Belgium
IOC code  BEL
NOC Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee
Website www.olympic.be (Dutch) (French)
At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal
Competitors 110 (26 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Gaston Roelants
Medals Gold
0
Silver
3
Bronze
3
Total
6
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Belgium competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. 101 competitors, 75 men and 26 women, took part in 80 events in 16 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Belgium finished in 28th position in the final medal rankings, with three silver medals and three bronze medals.

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Ivo van Damme Athletics men's 800 metres
 Silver Ivo van Damme Athletics men's 1500 metres
 Silver Michel Vaarten Cycling men's 1000 metre time trial
 Bronze Karel Lismont Athletics men's marathon
 Bronze François Mathy Equestrian individual jumping Grand Prix
 Bronze Eric Wouters
François Mathy
Edgar-Henri Cuepper
Stanny van Paesschen
Equestrian team jumping Grand Prix

Archery[edit]

In Belgium's second appearance in the modern archery competition, the nation was represented by two men, including Olympic veteran Robert Cogniaux.

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

  • Ivo Van Damme
    • Heat — 1:47.80
    • Semi Final — 1:46.00
    • Final — 1:43.86 (→ Silver Silver Medal)

Men's 5.000 metres

  • Marc Smet
    • Heat — 13:23.76 (→ did not advance)

Men's 10.000 metres

  • Marc Smet
    • Heat — 28:22.07
    • Final — 28:02.80 (→ 7th place)
  • Karel Lismont
    • Heat — 28:17.45
    • Final — 28:26.48 (→ 11th place)
  • Emiel Puttemans
    • Heat — 28:15.52
    • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Men's Marathon

Men's High Jump

  • Guy Moreau
    • Qualification — 2.13m (→ did not advance)

Men's Long Jump

Men's Discus Throw

Men's 20 km Race Walk

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

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Four fencers, one man and three women, represented Belgium in 1976.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Lost to Pakistan (0-5)
    • Lost to New Zealand (1-2)
    • Defeated Spain (3-2)
    • Lost to West Germany (1-6)
  • Classification Matches
    • 9th/12th place: Defeated Argentina (3-2)
    • 9th/10th place: Defeated Canada (3-2) → Ninth place

Judo[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

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

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