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

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The Men's Triple Jump event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, had an entrylist of 25 competitors, with two qualifying groups (23 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Friday July 30, 1976. The top twelve and ties, and all those reaching 16.30 metres advanced to the final. The qualification round was held in Thursday July 29, 1976.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Viktor Saneyev
 Soviet Union
Silver James Butts
 United States
Bronze João Carlos de Oliveira
 Brazil

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  João Carlos de Oliveira (BRA) 17.89 m October 15, 1975 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Olympic Record  Viktor Saneyev (URS) 17.39 m October 17, 1968 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 1  João Carlos de Oliveira (BRA) 16.81 16.81 m
2 2  Viktor Saneyev (URS) 16.77 16.77 m
3 4  Tommy Haynes (USA) 16.62 16.62 m
4 5  James Butts (USA) 16.55 16.55 m
5 6  Jiří Vyčichlo (TCH) X 16.00 16.54 16.54 m
6 8  Rayfield Dupree (USA) 14.29 16.20 16.50 16.50 m
7 10  Bernard Lamitié (FRA) 16.39 16.39 m
8 11  Pentti Kuukasjärvi (FIN) 16.31 16.31 m
9 13  Michał Joachimowski (POL) 16.08 16.29 X 16.29 m
10 14  Nélson Prudêncio (BRA) 16.18 16.22 14.79 16.22 m
11 19  Armando Herrera (CUB) 15.98 X X 15.98 m
12 20  Andrzej Sontag (POL) 15.72 15.30 15.82 15.82 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 3  Wolfgang Kolmsee (FRG) 16.68 16.68 m
2 7  Pedro Pérez (CUB) 16.51 16.51 m
3 9  Eugeniusz Biskupski (POL) 16.46 16.46 m
4 12  Carol Corbu (ROM) 16.30 16.30 m
5 15  Valentyn Shevchenko (URS) 16.15 15.97 16.00 16.15 m
6 16  Toshiaki Inoue (JPN) 16.06 X 15.99 16.06 m
7 17  Janoš Hegediš (YUG) 15.50 16.03 16.00 16.03 m
8 18  Ramón Cid (ESP) 16.00 X X 16.00 m
9 21  Maxwell Peters (ANT) 14.94 X X 14.94 m
10 22  Apostolos Kathiniotis (GRE) 14.13 X X 14.13 m
11 23  Mohamed Al-Bouhairi (KSA) 13.85 X X 13.85 m
 Aston Moore (GBR) X X X NM
 Phil Robins (BAH) X X X NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Viktor Saneyev (URS) X 16.71 17.06 X 17.29 X 17.29 m
2nd, silver medalist(s)  James Butts (USA) 16.69 16.76 14.80 17.18 16.55 16.61 17.18 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  João Carlos de Oliveira (BRA) X 16.15 16.85 14.91 16.69 16.90 16.90 m
4  Pedro Pérez (CUB) 16.81 16.24 16.48 16.47 X X 16.81 m
5  Tommy Haynes (USA) 15.46 X 16.68 16.78 16.71 16.71 16.78 m
6  Wolfgang Kolmsee (FRG) 16.23 X 16.68 16.58 16.31 X 16.68 m
7  Eugeniusz Biskupski (POL) 15.91 X 16.49 X 15.79 X 16.49 m
8  Carol Corbu (ROM) 16.07 16.18 16.43 X 16.00 X 16.43 m
9  Jiří Vyčichlo (TCH) X X 16.28 16.28 m
10  Pentti Kuukasjärvi (FIN) 16.15 16.14 16.23 16.23 m
11  Bernard Lamitié (FRA) X 16.23 15.93 16.23 m
12  Rayfield Dupree (USA) X 16.23 15.90 16.23 m

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