Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

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Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Alberto Juantorena  Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s) Fred Newhouse  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Herman Frazier  United States
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Athletics at the
1976 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the Men's 400 metres event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. The competition was held on July 26, 1976, July 28, 1976, and on July 29, 1976.[1]

In the final, Fred Newhouse and Maxie Parks appeared to go for the early lead, while Alberto Juantorena was clearly the slowest out of the blocks, almost giving up the stagger to Jan Werner to his inside. Juantorena stretched out his long stride on the backstretch to regain position about equal to the third American Herman Frazier. Coming off the final turn Juantorena had caught the rest of the field and was a step behind Newhouse. Parks and Fons Brijdenbach were about even two more strides back with Frazier just behind them. As Juantorena began to pass Newhouse, Newhouse noticeably struggled, rocking and losing form, then the gold medal. Three metres back, Frazier just edged ahead of Brijdenbach for the bronze medal, as Parks faded.

Records[edit]

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics.

World Record 43.86 United States Lee Evans Mexico City (MEX) October 18, 1968
Olympic Record 43.86 United States Lee Evans Mexico City (MEX) October 18, 1968

Final[edit]

  • Held on July 29, 1976
RANK LANE FINAL TIME
Med 1.png 2  Alberto Juantorena (CUB) 44.26
Med 2.png 4  Fred Newhouse (USA) 44.40
Med 3.png 3  Herman Frazier (USA) 44.95
4. 8  Fons Brijdenbach (BEL) 45.04
5. 7  Maxie Parks (USA) 45.24
6. 6  Rick Mitchell (AUS) 45.40
7. 5  David Jenkins (GBR) 45.57
8. 1  Jan Werner (POL) 45.63

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on July 28, 1976
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Alberto Juantorena (CUB) 45.10
2.  Fons Brijdenbach (BEL) 45.28
3.  Maxie Parks (USA) 45.61
4.  Rick Mitchell (AUS) 45.69
5.  Bernd Herrmann (FRG) 45.94
6.  Brian Saunders (CAN) 46.46
7.  Alfonso Di Guida (ITA) 46.50
8.  Delmo da Silva (BRA) 46.69


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Fred Newhouse (USA) 44.89
2.  David Jenkins (GBR) 45.20
3.  Herman Frazier (USA) 45.24
4.  Jan Werner (POL) 45.44
5.  Jerzy Pietrzyk (POL) 45.65
6.  Franz-Peter Hofmeister (FRG) 46.05
7.  Mike Solomon (TRI) 46.20
8.  Karl Honz (FRG) 46.63

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Held on July 26, 1976
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Herman Frazier (USA) 46.52
2.  Fons Brijdenbach (BEL) 46.56
3.  Karl Honz (FRG) 46.94
4.  Alfonso Di Guida (ITA) 47.07
5.  Ossi Karttunen (FIN) 47.45
6.  Peter Grant (AUS) 47.69
7.  Alfred Daley (JAM) 48.46
8.  Glenn Bogue (CAN) 48.98


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Rick Mitchell (AUS) 45.76
2.  Alberto Juantorena (CUB) 45.92
3.  Jerzy Pietrzyk (POL) 46.30
4.  Brian Saunders (CAN) 46.42
5.  Leighton Priestley (JAM) 46.45
6.  Mike Sands (BAH) 46.48
7.  Iván Mangual (PUR) 46.56
8.  Charles Joseph (TRI) 46.61


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Mike Solomon (TRI) 45.83
2.  Jan Werner (POL) 45.88
3.  Maxie Parks (USA) 45.99
4.  Bernd Herrmann (FRG) 46.07
5.  Markku Kukkoaho (FIN) 46.24
6.  Eddy Gutiérrez (CUB) 46.65
7.  Glen Cohen (GBR) 47.67
 Don Domansky (CAN) DNS


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Fred Newhouse (USA) 45.97
2.  David Jenkins (GBR) 46.18
3.  Franz-Peter Hofmeister (FRG) 46.20
4.  Delmo da Silva (BRA) 46.48
5.  Jozo Alebić (YUG) 46.94
6.  Zbigniew Jaremski (POL) 47.10
7.  Fred Sowerby (ANT) 48.03
8.  Raymond Heerenveen (AHO) 48.88

Heats[edit]

  • Held on July 26, 1976
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Herman Frazier (USA) 46.09
2.  Mike Sands (BAH) 46.52
3.  Zbigniew Jaremski (POL) 46.68
4.  Peter Grant (AUS) 47.03
5.  Brian Saunders (CAN) 47.24
6.  Carlos Noroña (CUB) 48.46
7.  Hamil Grimes (BAR) 49.24
8.  Wilfrid Cyriaque (HAI) 51.49


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Fred Newhouse (USA) 45.42
2.  Rick Mitchell (AUS) 46.11
3.  Jan Werner (POL) 46.19
4.  Alfonso Di Guida (ITA) 46.52
5.  Leighton Priestley (JAM) 46.74
6.  Don Domansky (CAN) 47.24
7.  Errol Thurton (BIZ) 48.91
8.  Ahmed Al-Assiri (KSA) 49.72


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Maxie Parks (USA) 46.12
2.  Delmo da Silva (BRA) 47.21
3.  Iván Mangual (PUR) 47.39
4.  Karl Honz (FRG) 47.47
5.  Eddy Gutiérrez (CUB) 47.89
6.  Renelda Swan (BER) 49.13
 Stavros Tziortzis (GRE) DNS
 Tony Moore (FIJ) DNS


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Fons Brijdenbach (BEL) 46.73
2.  Jerzy Pietrzyk (POL) 46.92
3.  Franz-Peter Hofmeister (FRG) 47.17
4.  Ossi Karttunen (FIN) 47.22
5.  Glenn Bogue (CAN) 47.42
6.  Raymond Heerenveen (AHO) 47.44
7.  Wavala Kali (PNG) 48.85
8.  Ricardo Larios (NCA) 50.52


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  David Jenkins (GBR) 46.60
2.  Bernd Herrmann (FRG) 46.99
3.  Jozo Alebić (YUG) 47.03
4.  Markku Kukkoaho (FIN) 47.67
5.  Charles Joseph (TRI) 47.72
6.  Samba Dièye (SEN) 47.98
7.  Bjarni Stefánsson (ISL) 48.34


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Mike Solomon (TRI) 47.29
2.  Glen Cohen (GBR) 47.77
3.  Alberto Juantorena (CUB) 47.89
4.  Alfred Daley (JAM) 48.04
5.  Fred Sowerby (ANT) 48.12
6.  Avognan Nogboun (CIV) 48.24
7.  José Carvalho (POR) 48.47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 3 August 2017.