Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Lenin Central Stadium
Date  28 July 1976 (qualification)
29 July 1976 (final)
Competitors 33 from 25 nations
Winning distance 8.35
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Arnie Robinson
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Randy Williams
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Frank Wartenberg
 East Germany
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The Men's Long Jump event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, had an entrylist of 33 competitors, with two qualifying groups (33 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Thursday July 29, 1976. The top twelve and ties, and all those reaching 7.80 metres advanced to the final. The qualification round was held in Wednesday July 28, 1976.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Arnie Robinson
 United States
Silver Randy Williams
 United States
Bronze Frank Wartenberg
 East Germany

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  Bob Beamon (USA) 8.90 m October 18, 1968 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Olympic Record  Bob Beamon (USA) 8.90 m October 18, 1968 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 1  Randy Williams (USA) 7.68 7.97 7.97 m
2 2  Arnie Robinson (USA) X 7.95 7.95 m
3 3  Larry Myricks (USA) 7.55 7.67 7.92 7.92 m
4 4  Valeriy Podluzhniy (URS) 7.71 7.90 7.90 m
5 5  Frank Wartenberg (GDR) 7.89 7.89 m
6 6  João Carlos de Oliveira (BRA) 7.87 7.87 m
7 7  Nenad Stekić (YUG) 7.68 7.56 7.82 7.82 m
8 8  Jacques Rousseau (FRA) 7.82 7.82 m
9 9  Hans Baumgartner (FRG) 7.81 7.81 m
10 11  Aleksey Pereverzev (URS) 7.78 X 7.75 7.78 m
11 13  Grzegorz Cybulski (POL) 7.60 7.71 7.66 7.71 m
12 14  Hans-Jürgen Berger (FRG) 7.53 7.46 7.70 7.70 m
13 18  Milán Matos (CUB) 7.23 7.56 7.57 7.57 m
14 20  Tõnu Lepik (URS) 7.41 7.49 X 7.49 m
15 25  George Swanston (TRI) 7.31 7.40 7.29 7.40 m
16 26  Philippe Deroche (FRA) 7.31 7.38 7.31 7.38 m
17 32  Rafael Blanquer (ESP) X X 6.19 6.19 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 10  Rolf Bernhard (SUI) 7.56 7.79 7.75 7.79 m
2 12  Fletcher Lewis (BAH) 5.99 7.66 7.73 7.73 m
3 15  Roy Mitchell (GBR) 7.46 7.64 7.69 7.69 m
4 16  T. C. Yohannan (IND) 7.62 X 7.67 7.67 m
5 17  Ronald Desruelles (BEL) 7.60 7.11 X 7.60 m
6 19  Richard Rock (CAN) 7.44 7.24 7.57 7.57 m
7 21  Jim Buchanan (CAN) 5.61 7.49 X 7.49 m
8 22  Jim McAndrew (CAN) 7.45 7.45 7.48 7.48 m
9 23  Roberto Veglia (ITA) 7.12 7.48 7.41 7.48 m
10 24  Chris Commons (AUS) 7.46 X X 7.46 m
11 27  Panagiotis Khatzistathis (GRE) 6.83 7.10 7.33 7.33 m
12 28  Brou Kouakou (CIV) 7.12 7.20 5.61 7.20 m
13 29  Calvin Greenaway (ANT) 6.96 6.76 6.92 6.96 m
14 30  Papa Ibrahima Ba (SEN) 6.96 5.21 X 6.96 m
15 31  Tony Moore (FIJ) X 6.81 X 6.81 m
 Ghassan Faddoul (LIB) X X X NM

Final[edit]

Larry Myricks was forced to scratch from the final after he injured his foot in the qualifying round.

Rank Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Arnie Robinson (USA) 8.35 8.26 X 8.04 8.16 7.91 8.35 m
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Randy Williams (USA) 8.11 7.81 X X X 7.81 8.11 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Frank Wartenberg (GDR) 7.81 X 8.02 7.84 X 8.02 m
4  Jacques Rousseau (FRA) 8.00 7.82 7.67 7.91 X 7.62 8.00 m
5  João Carlos de Oliveira (BRA) 8.00 X 7.76 7.85 8.00 m
6  Nenad Stekić (YUG) 7.75 7.81 7.89 7.80 X 7.77 7.89 m
7  Valeriy Podluzhniy (URS) 7.70 7.88 7.77 7.84 X 7.66 7.88 m
8  Hans Baumgartner (FRG) X X 7.84 X X X 7.84 m
9  Rolf Bernhard (SUI) 7.70 7.71 7.74 7.74 m
10  Aleksey Pereverzev (URS) 7.55 4.89 7.66 7.66 m
11  Fletcher Lewis (BAH) 7.61 7.31 X 7.61 m
 Larry Myricks (USA) DNS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's Long Jump". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 17 December 2017. 

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