Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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The Men's Discus Throw event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada had an entrylist of 30 competitors, with two qualifying groups (30 jumpers) before the final (15) took place on Sunday July 25, 1976. The top twelve and ties, and all those reaching 60.00 metres advanced to the final. The qualification round was held in Saturday July 24, 1976.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Mac Wilkins
 United States
Silver Wolfgang Schmidt
 East Germany
Bronze John Powell
 United States

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics
World Record  Mac Wilkins (USA) 70.86 m May 1, 1976 United States San Jose, California, United States
Olympic Record  Al Oerter (USA) 64.78 m October 15, 1968 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 1  Mac Wilkins (USA) 68.28 68.28 m OR
2 2  Velko Velev (BUL) 63.54 63.54 m
3 3  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR) 63.14 63.14 m
4 5  Pentti Kahma (FIN) 62.10 62.10 m
5 6  Jay Silvester (USA) X 62.06 62.06 m
6 7  Hein-Direck Neu (FRG) X 58.90 61.88 61.88 m
7 9  John Powell (USA) X 61.48 61.48 m
8 11  Norbert Thiede (GDR) 61.14 61.14 m
9 13  Siegfried Pachale (GDR) X 60.64 60.64 m
10 14  Ludvík Daněk (TCH) 60.44 60.44 m
11 17  Markku Tuokko (FIN) 59.80 59.26 57.18 59.80 m
12 19  Silvano Simeon (ITA) 58.76 59.06 X 59.06 m
13 20  Ricky Bruch (SWE) 56.98 X 58.06 58.06 m
14 21  Nikolay Vikhor (URS) X 57.50 54.52 57.50 m
 Bishop Dolegiewicz (CAN) X X X NM

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 4  Armando De Vincentiis (ITA) 62.26 62.26 m
2 8  Ferenc Tégla (HUN) 57.00 61.66 61.66 m
3 10  Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) X 61.30 61.30 m
4 12  Josef Šilhavý (TCH) 60.82 60.82 m
5 15  János Faragó (HUN) 59.30 60.06 60.06 m
6 16  Julián Morrinson (CUB) 59.92 56.66 58.50 59.92 m
7 18  Stanisław Wołodko (POL) 57.56 57.84 59.42 59.42 m
8 22  Iosif Naghi (ROM) X X 57.28 57.28 m
9 23  Ain Roost (CAN) 56.56 X X 56.56 m
10 24  Borys Chambul (CAN) X 55.86 X 55.86 m
11 25  Pete Tancred (GBR) 55.20 X 55.50 55.50 m
12 26  Jos Schroeder (BEL) X 54.04 54.80 54.80 m
13 27  Ibrahima Guèye (SEN) 52.82 X 52.76 52.82 m
14 28  Salman Hessem (IRI) 52.40 50.40 X 52.40 m
15 29  Mahmoud Al-Zubramawi (KSA) 31.80 35.30 35.94 35.94 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Mac Wilkins (USA) 61.78 67.50 63.44 63.52 X 66.14 67.50 m
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR) 63.68 X 65.16 X 63.96 66.22 66.22 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  John Powell (USA) 62.48 64.24 65.70 60.48 60.20 64.24 65.70 m
4  Norbert Thiede (GDR) 62.40 61.66 61.98 63.02 64.30 63.04 64.30 m
5  Siegfried Pachale (GDR) 59.62 64.04 60.02 61.08 59.62 64.24 64.24 m
6  Pentti Kahma (FIN) 63.12 61.22 X X X 61.94 63.12 m
7  Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) 60.26 62.02 61.60 61.26 61.24 63.06 63.06 m
8  Jay Silvester (USA) 61.60 X X X 61.98 X 61.98 m
9  Ludvík Daněk (TCH) 60.12 61.28 59.62 61.28 m
10  Velko Velev (BUL) 60.94 60.68 X 60.94 m
11  Ferenc Tégla (HUN) 57.44 57.00 60.54 60.54 m
12  Hein-Direck Neu (FRG) 59.44 60.26 60.46 60.46 m
13  Josef Šilhavý (TCH) 57.62 58.42 X 58.42 m
14  János Faragó (HUN) 57.48 57.30 X 57.48 m
15  Armando De Vincentiis (ITA) 55.86 X X 55.68 m

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