Soviet Union at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Soviet Union
IOC code  URS
NOC Soviet Olympic Committee
At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal
Competitors 410 (285 men and 125 women) in 22 sports
Flag bearer Vasily Alekseyev
Medals
Rank: 1
Gold
49
Silver
41
Bronze
35
Total
125
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
Unified Team (1992)
Armenia (1994–)
Belarus (1994–)
Georgia (1994–)
Kazakhstan (1994–)
Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
Moldova (1994–)
Russia (1994–)
Ukraine (1994–)
Uzbekistan (1994–)
Azerbaijan (1996–)
Tajikistan (1996–)
Turkmenistan (1996–)

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. 410 competitors, 285 men and 125 women, took part in 189 events in 22 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

The USSR sent only three archers to Montreal. Both of the women won medals, adding a silver and a bronze to the bronze medal the Soviets had won four years earlier. The lone Soviet in the men's competition took 5th place.

Women's individual competition:

Men's individual competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:46.81 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100 metres relay

  • Heat — 39.98
  • Semifinal — 39.36
  • Final — 38.78s (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)

Men's 4x400 metres relay

  • Heat — 3:07.72 (→ did not advance)

Men's marathon

Men's 400m hurdles

  • Heat — 50.93s
  • Semifinal — 49.73s
  • Final — 49.45s (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal)
  • Heat — 50.78s
  • Semifinal — 50.47s (→ did not advance)

Men's long jump

  • Qualification — 7.90m
  • Final — 7.88m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 7.78m
  • Final — 7.66m (→ 10th place)
  • Qualification — 7.49m (→ did not advance)

Men's high jump

  • Qualification — 2.16m
  • Final — 2.21m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification — 2.16m
  • Final — 2.18m (→ 5th place)

Men's discus throw

  • Qualification — 57.50m (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Men's 20km race walk

Women's shot put

  • Final — 20.96 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver medal)
  • Final — 18.36 m (→ 9th place)
  • Final — 18.07 m (→ 10th place)

Women's javelin throw

  • Qualifying round — 56.82 m
  • Final — 59.42 m (→ 6th place)

Basketball[edit]

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary round (group A):
  • Defeated Mexico (120-77)
  • Defeated Australia (93-77)
  • Defeated Canada (108-85)
  • Defeated Japan (123-69)
  • Defeated Cuba (98-72)
  • Semifinals:
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (84-89)
  • Bronze medal match:
  • Defeated Canada (100-72) → Med 3.png Bronze medal
  • Team roster
Women's team competition
  • Team roster

Boxing[edit]

Men's light flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's flyweight (– 51 kg)

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]

18 fencers, 13 men and 5 women, represented the Soviet Union in 1976. They finished top of the fencing medal table with a total of seven medals, including three gold and a clean-sweep in the individual sabre event.[2]

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the Soviet Union in 1976. Pavel Lednyov won a silver medal in the individual event.

Individual
Team
  • Pavel Lednyov
  • Boris Mosolov
  • Borys Onyshchenko

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary round (group B)
  • Defeated Italy (3-0)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-0)
  • Defeated Japan (3-0)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Cuba (3-0)
  • Final
  • Lost to Poland (2-3) → Med 2.png Silver medal
  • Team roster
Women's team competition
  • Preliminary round (Group B)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-1)
  • Defeated Cuba (3-1)
  • Defeated East Germany (3-2)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Hungary (3-0)
  • Final
  • Lost to Japan (0-3) → Med 2.png Silver medal
  • Team roster

Water polo[edit]

Men's team competition
  • Team roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Medals by republic[edit]

In the following table for team events number of team representatives, who received medals are counted, not "one medal for all the team", as usual. Because there were people from different republics in one team.

 Rank  Republic Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russian SFSR 60 56 40 156
2  Ukrainian SSR 27 22 22 71
3  Byelorussian SSR 7 5 5 17
4  Kazakh SSR 7 2 0 9
5  Georgian SSR 3 1 2 6
6  Lithuanian SSR 2 2 3 7
7  Latvian SSR 2 2 2 6
8  Azerbaijan SSR 2 1 0 3
9  Armenian SSR 1 3 1 5
10  Estonian SSR 1 0 0 1
11  Uzbek SSR 0 1 1 2
12  Moldavian SSR 0 1 0 1
13  Tajik SSR 0 0 1 1

Top 5 sports societies[edit]

In the following table for team events number of team representatives, who received medals are counted, not "one medal for all the team", as usual. Because there were people from different sports societies in one team.

Pos Sports society Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 VSS Spartak 24 12 9 45
2 Armed Forces 22 22 15 59
3 VSS Burevestnik 22 13 5 40
4 Dynamo 20 32 26 78
5 VSS Trud 8 4 4 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soviet Union at the 1976 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Fencing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  • Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed. ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport.  - for medal stats by republic and by sports society