United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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United States at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United States
IOC code  USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
Website www.teamusa.org
At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal
Competitors 396 (278 men and 118 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Gary Hall, Sr.
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
34
Silver
35
Bronze
25
Total
94
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Intercalated Games
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The United States competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.[1] 396 competitors, 278 men and 118 women, took part in 189 events in 19 sports.[2]

Medalists[edit]

The United States finished third in the final medal rankings, with 34 gold and 94 total medals.

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

After winning both gold medals in the first modern Olympic archery contest at the 1972 Summer Olympics, the US returned only one of the six archers who had competed in Munich, Linda Myers. Even though neither of the reigning gold medallists competed in Montreal, the United States again won both gold medals. Luann Ryon set new Olympic records for women's competition in both the single FITA round and the double FITA round categories. Darrell Pace did the same in the men's competition. All four of the American archers placed in the top eight.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

  • Harvey Glance
    • First Round — 10.37s
    • Second Round — 10.23s
    • Semi Final — 10.24s
    • Final — 10.19s (→ 4th place)
  • Johnny Jones
    • First Round — 10.43s
    • Second Round — 10.46s
    • Semi Final — 10.30s
    • Final — 10.27s (→ 6th place)
  • Steve Riddick
    • First Round — 10.43s
    • Second Round — 10.36s
    • Semi Final — 10.33s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 metres

  • Millard Hampton
    • First Round — 21.11s
    • Second Round — 20.83s
    • Semi Final — 20.69s
    • Final — 20.29s (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Dwayne Evans
    • First Round — 20.96s
    • Second Round — 20.56s
    • Semi Final — 20.83s
    • Final — 20.43s (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Men's 800 metres

  • Rick Wohlhuter
    • Heat — 1:45.71
    • Semi Final — 1:46.72
    • Final — 1:44.12 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Men's 4x100m Relay

Men's 4x400m Relay

Men's 5.000 metres

  • Paul Geis
    • Heat — 13:32.36
    • Final — 13:42.51 (→ 12th place)

Men's 10.000 metres

Men's 400m Hurdles

  • Edwin Moses
    • Heat — 49.95s
    • Semi Final — 48.29s
    • Final — 47.64s (→ Gold Gold Medal)
  • Michael Shine
    • Heat — 50.91s
    • Semi Final — 49.90s
    • Final — 48.69s (→ Silver Silver Medal)
  • Quentin Wheeler
    • Heat — 50.32s
    • Semi Final — 50.22s
    • Final — 49.86s (→ 4th place)

Men's Marathon

Men's Long Jump

  • Arnie Robinson
    • Qualification — 7.95m
    • Final — 8.35m (→ Gold Gold Medal)
  • Randy Williams
    • Qualification — 7.97m
    • Final — 8.11m (→ Silver Silver Medal)
  • Larry Myricks
    • Qualification — 7.92m
    • Final — DNS (→ no ranking)

Men's High Jump

  • Dwight Stones
    • Qualification — 2.16m
    • Final — 2.21m (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Mac Wilkins
    • Qualification — 68.28m
    • Final — 67.50m (→ Gold Gold Medal)
  • John Powell
    • Qualification — 61.48m
    • Final — 65.70m (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)
  • Jay Silvester
    • Qualification — 62.06m
    • Final — 61.98m (→ 7th place)

Men's 20km Race Walk

Women's Shot Put

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Sherry Calvert
    • Qualification Round — 53.08 m (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B):
    • Defeated Italy (106-86)
    • Defeated Puerto Rico (95-94)
    • Defeated Yugoslavia (112-93)
    • Defeated Czechoslovakia (81-76)
    • Defeated Egypt (20-0) bb.
  • Semi Finals:
    • Defeated Canada (96-77)
  • Final:
    • Defeated Yugoslavia (95-74) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
Women's Team Competition

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48kg)

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]

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

18 fencers, 13 men and 5 women, represented the United States in 1976.

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

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Judo[edit]

Men's Lightweight

Men's Half-Middleweight

Men's Middleweight

Men's Half-Heavyweight

Men's Heavyweight

Men's Open Class

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the United States in 1976.

Individual
Team
Alternate

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roster of U.S. Athletes for Olympic Games at Montreal". The New York Times. 1976-07-11. p. 152. 
  2. ^ "United States at the 1976 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  3. ^ United States Olympic Book 1976: Games of the XXI Olympiad, Montreal : XII Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck : VII Pan American Games, Mexico City by F. Don Miller; the United States Olympic Committee, 1976. p. 277