Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Men's shot put
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 23 July 1980 (qualifications)
24 July 1980 (final)
Competitors 23 from 17 nations
Winning distance 21.05
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Udo Beyer
 East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yevgeniy Mironov
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Aleksandr Baryshnikov
 Soviet Union
← 1972
1980 →

The Men's Shot Put event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, had an entrylist of 23 competitors, with two qualifying groups (23 putters) before the final (12) took place on Saturday July 24, 1976. The top twelve and ties, and all those reaching 19.40 metres advanced to the final. The qualification round was held on Friday 23, 1976.[1]

The first round leader was Aleksandr Baryshnikov with a 20.53. Al Feuerbach increased that by 2 cm with a 20.55 in the second round, with Udo Beyer moving into bronze medal position with a 20.50. Baryshnikov upped the ante to 21.00 in the third round and that is the way the leader board stayed until the fifth round. Beyer moved into gold medal position with a 21.05. A few throws later Yevgeny Mironov threw 21.03 and leaped from 6th place to the silver medal.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Udo Beyer
 East Germany
Silver Yevgeny Mironov
 Soviet Union
Bronze Aleksandr Baryshnikov
 Soviet Union

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  Aleksandr Baryshnikov (URS) 22.00 m June 10, 1976 France Colombes, France
Olympic Record  Władysław Komar (POL) 21.18 m September 9, 1972 West Germany Munich, Germany

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 2  Hans-Peter Gies (GDR) 20.52 20.52 m
2 3  Geoff Capes (GBR) 20.40 20.40 m
3 8  Hans Höglund (SWE) 19.30 19.76 19.76 m
4 9  Udo Beyer (GDR) 19.69 19.69 m
5 10  Peter Shmock (USA) 19.48 19.48 m
6 12  George Woods (USA) 19.25 19.27 19.35 19.35 m
7 14  Yves Brouzet (FRA) 18.59 18.75 19.14 19.14 m
8 16  Ivan Ivančić (YUG) 18.88 18.80 18.75 18.88 m
9 20  Bruce Pirnie (CAN) X 17.82 X 17.82 m
10 22  Mohamed Al-Zinkawi (KUW) 13.17 X X 13.17 m
11 23  Saad Al-Bishi (KSA) 10.89 11.68 X 11.68 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 1  Aleksandr Baryshnikov (URS) 21.32 21.32 m OR
2 4  Yevgeny Mironov (URS) 18.97 20.26 20.26 m
3 5  Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg (GDR) 19.92 19.92 m
4 6  Al Feuerbach (USA) 19.87 19.87 m
5 7  Jaroslav Brabec (TCH) 19.80 19.80 m
6 11  Reijo Ståhlberg (FIN) 19.08 19.26 19.40 19.40 m
7 13  Ralf Reichenbach (FRG) 19.13 19.31 18.56 19.31 m
8 15  Hreinn Halldórsson (ISL) X 18.93 18.55 18.93 m
9 17  Hans Almström (SWE) 18.31 18.76 X 18.76 m
10 18  Jos Schroeder (BEL) 17.78 17.97 18.33 18.33 m
11 19  Jean-Pierre Egger (SUI) 18.06 X 18.13 18.13 m
12 21  Juan Adolfo Turri (ARG) 17.24 16.79 17.76 17.76 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Udo Beyer (GDR) 20.38 20.50 20.49 X 21.05 20.45 21.05 m
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Yevgeny Mironov (URS) 19.67 20.38 20.14 20.17 21.03 20.66 21.03 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Aleksandr Baryshnikov (URS) 20.53 20.27 21.00 20.96 20.58 X 21.00 m
4  Al Feuerbach (USA) 19.74 20.55 20.07 20.21 20.10 20.32 20.55 m
5  Hans-Peter Gies (GDR) 19.98 20.19 20.47 20.45 20.11 20.13 20.47 m
6  Geoff Capes (GBR) 20.15 20.21 20.36 20.32 20.31 X 20.36 m
7  George Woods (USA) 20.13 19.97 20.20 20.26 X 19.87 20.26 m
8  Hans Höglund (SWE) 20.17 20.10 19.85 19.61 X X 20.17 m
9  Peter Shmock (USA) 19.77 19.89 19.26 19.89 m
10  Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg (GDR) 19.26 19.79 X 19.79 m
11  Jaroslav Brabec (TCH) 19.62 19.53 X 19.62 m
12  Reijo Ståhlberg (FIN) 18.78 18.99 18.82 18.99 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's Shot Put". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 

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