Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, 37 events were contested in athletics. There were a total number of 1006 participating athletes from 80 countries.

The men's 50 kilometres walk competition was dropped from the Olympic athletics programme, despite its constant presence at the games since 1932. The IAAF chose to host its own world championship event instead, a month and a half after the Olympics. This foreshadowed the creation of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in the following years.[1][2]

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Hasely Crawford
 Trinidad and Tobago
10.06 Don Quarrie
 Jamaica
10.08 Valeriy Borzov
 Soviet Union
10.14
200 metres
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Don Quarrie
 Jamaica
20.23 Millard Hampton
 United States
20.29 Dwayne Evans
 United States
20.43
400 metres
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Alberto Juantorena
 Cuba
44.26 Fred Newhouse
 United States
44.40 Herman Frazier
 United States
44.95
800 metres
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Alberto Juantorena
 Cuba
1:43.50 WR Ivo van Damme
 Belgium
1:43.86 Rick Wohlhuter
 United States
1:44.12
1500 metres
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John Walker
 New Zealand
3:39.17 Ivo van Damme
 Belgium
3:39.27 Paul-Heinz Wellmann
 West Germany
3:39.33
5000 metres
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Lasse Virén
 Finland
13:24.76 Dick Quax
 New Zealand
13:25.16 Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand
 West Germany
13:25.38
10,000 metres
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Lasse Virén
 Finland
27:40.38 Carlos Lopes
 Portugal
27:45:17 Brendan Foster
 Great Britain
27:54.92
110 metres hurdles
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Guy Drut
 France
13.30 Alejandro Casañas
 Cuba
13.33 Willie Davenport
 United States
13.38
400 metres hurdles
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Edwin Moses
 United States
47.63 WR Michael Shine
 United States
48.69 Yevgeniy Gavrilenko
 Soviet Union
49.45
3000 metres steeplechase
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Anders Gärderud
 Sweden
8:08.02 WR Bronisław Malinowski
 Poland
8:09.11 Frank Baumgartl
 East Germany
8:10.36
4×100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Harvey Glance
Johnny Jones
Millard Hampton
Steve Riddick
38.33  East Germany (GDR)
Manfred Kokot
Jörg Pfeifer
Klaus-Dieter Kurrat
Alexander Thieme
38.66  Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Aksinin
Nikolay Kolesnikov
Juris Silovs
Valeriy Borzov
38.78
4×400 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Herman Frazier
Benny Brown
Fred Newhouse
Maxie Parks
2:58.65  Poland (POL)
Ryszard Podlas
Jan Werner
Zbigniew Jaremski
Jerzy Pietrzyk
3:01.43  West Germany (FRG)
Franz-Peter Hofmeister
Lothar Krieg
Harald Schmid
Bernd Herrmann
3:01.98
Marathon
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Waldemar Cierpinski
 East Germany
2:09:55.0 Frank Shorter
 United States
2:10:45.8 Karel Lismont
 Belgium
2:11:12.6
20 kilometres walk
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Daniel Bautista
 Mexico
1:24:40.6 Hans-Georg Reimann
 East Germany
1:25:13.6 Peter Frenkel
 East Germany
1:25:29.4
Long jump
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Arnie Robinson
 United States
8.35 m Randy Williams
 United States
8.11 m Frank Wartenberg
 East Germany
8.02 m
Triple jump
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Viktor Saneyev
 Soviet Union
17.29 m James Butts
 United States
17.18 m João Carlos de Oliveira
 Brazil
16.90 m
High jump
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Jacek Wszoła
 Poland
2.25 m Greg Joy
 Canada
2.23 m Dwight Stones
 United States
2.21 m
Pole vault
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Tadeusz Ślusarski
 Poland
5.50 m Antti Kalliomäki
 Finland
5.50 m David Roberts
 United States
5.50 m
Shot put
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Udo Beyer
 East Germany
21.05 m Yevgeny Mironov
 Soviet Union
21.03 m Aleksandr Baryshnikov
 Soviet Union
21.00 m
Discus throw
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Mac Wilkins
 United States
67.50 m Wolfgang Schmidt
 East Germany
66.22 m John Powell
 United States
65.70 m
Javelin throw
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Miklós Németh
 Hungary
94.58 WR Hannu Siitonen
 Finland
87.92 Gheorghe Megelea
 Romania
87.16 m
Hammer throw
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Yuriy Sedykh
 Soviet Union
77.52 m Aleksei Spiridonov
 Soviet Union
76.08 m Anatoliy Bondarchuk
 Soviet Union
75.48 m
Decathlon
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Bruce Jenner[a]
 United States
8618 WR Guido Kratschmer
 West Germany
8411 Mykola Avilov
 Soviet Union
8369

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Annegret Richter
 West Germany
11.08 Renate Stecher
 East Germany
11.13 Inge Helten
 West Germany
11.17
200 metres
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Bärbel Eckert
 East Germany
22.37 OR Annegret Richter
 West Germany
22.39 Renate Stecher
 East Germany
22.47
400 metres
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Irena Szewińska
 Poland
49.28 WR Christina Brehmer
 East Germany
50.51 Ellen Streidt
 East Germany
50.55
800 metres
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Tatyana Kazankina
 Soviet Union
1:54.94 WR Nikolina Shtereva
 Bulgaria
1:55.42 Elfi Zinn
 East Germany
1:55.60
1500 metres
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Tatyana Kazankina
 Soviet Union
4:05.48 Gunhild Hoffmeister
 East Germany
4:06.02 Ulrike Klapezynski
 East Germany
4:06.09
100 metres hurdles
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Johanna Schaller
 East Germany
12.77 Tatiana Anisimova
 Soviet Union
12.78 Natalya Lebedeva
 Soviet Union
12.80
4×100 metres relay
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 East Germany (GDR)
Marlies Oelsner
Renate Stecher
Carla Bodendorf
Bärbel Eckert
42.55 OR  West Germany (FRG)
Elvira Possekel
Inge Helten
Annegret Richter
Annegret Kroniger
42.59  Soviet Union (URS)
Tetyana Prorochenko
Lyudmila Maslakova
Nadezhda Besfamilnaya
Vera Anisimova
43.09
4×400 metres relay
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 East Germany (GDR)
Doris Maletzki
Brigitte Rohde
Ellen Streidt
Christina Brehmer
3:19.23 WR  United States (USA)
Debra Sapenter
Sheila Ingram
Pamela Jiles
Rosalyn Bryant
3:22.81  Soviet Union (URS)
Inta Kļimoviča
Lyudmila Aksyonova
Natalya Sokolova
Nadezhda Ilyina
3:24.24
Long jump
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Angela Voigt
 East Germany
6.72 m Kathy McMillan
 United States
6.66 m Lidiya Alfeyeva
 Soviet Union
6.60 m
High jump
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Rosemarie Ackermann
 East Germany
1.93 m OR Sara Simeoni
 Italy
1.91 m Yordanka Blagoeva
 Bulgaria
1.91 m
Shot put
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Ivanka Khristova
 Bulgaria
21.16 m Nadezhda Chizhova
 Soviet Union
20.96 m Helena Fibingerová
 Czechoslovakia
20.67 m
Discus throw
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Evelin Schlaak
 East Germany
69.00 m Mariya Vergova
 Bulgaria
67.30 m Gabriele Hinzmann
 East Germany
66.84 m
Javelin throw
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Ruth Fuchs
 East Germany
65.94 m Marion Becker
 West Germany
64.70 m Kate Schmidt
 United States
63.96 m
Pentathlon
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Siegrun Siegl
 East Germany
4745 Christine Laser
 East Germany
4745 Burglinde Pollak
 East Germany
4740

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany (GDR) 11 7 9 27
2  United States (USA) 6 8 8 22
3  Soviet Union (URS) 4 4 10 18
4  Poland (POL) 3 2 0 5
5  Finland (FIN) 2 2 0 4
6  Cuba (CUB) 2 1 0 3
7  West Germany (FRG) 1 4 4 9
8  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 2 1 4
9  Jamaica (JAM) 1 1 0 2
 New Zealand (NZL) 1 1 0 2
11  France (FRA) 1 0 0 1
 Hungary (HUN) 1 0 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 1 0 0 1
 Mexico (MEX) 1 0 0 1
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 1 0 0 1
16  Belgium (BEL) 0 2 1 3
17  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
 Italy (ITA) 0 1 0 1
 Portugal (POR) 0 1 0 1
20  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 1 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jenner is now known as Caitlyn due to gender transition in 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthews, Peter (2012). Historical Dictionary of Track and Field (pg. 217). Scarecrow Press (eBook). Retrieved on 2013-09-08.
  2. ^ IAAF Statistics Book Moscow 2013 (pg. 179). IAAF/AFTS (2013). Edited by Mark Butler. Retrieved on 2013-09-09.
  3. ^ Buzz Bissinger (June 1, 2015). "Introducing Caitlyn Jenner". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 

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