Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 1500 metres

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Women's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date28–30 July
Competitors36 from 19 nations
Winning time4:05.48
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gunhild Hoffmeister  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ulrike Bruns  East Germany
← 1972
1980 →

The Women's 1500 metres competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada was held at the Olympic Stadium on 26–30 July.[1]

Competition format[edit]

The Women's 1500m competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The three fastest competitors from each race in the heats plus the next two fastest overall qualified for the Semifinals. The four fastest competitors from each of the Semifinal races plus the next fastest overall advanced to the Final.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 3:56.0 Podolsk, Soviet Union 28 June 1976
Olympic record  Lyudmila Bragina (URS) 4:01.4 Munich, West Germany 9 September 1972

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qual. rule: first 4 of each heat (Q) plus the next two fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Gabriella Dorio  Italy 4:10.84 Q
2 Raisa Smekhnova  Soviet Union 4:10.88 Q
3 Jan Merrill  United States 4:10.92 Q
4 Mary Stewart  Great Britain 4:11.10 Q
5 Maricica Puică  Romania 4:12.62
6 Rositsa Pekhlivanova  Bulgaria 4:13.11
7 Judy Amoore  Australia 4:14.22
8 Bernadette Van Roy  Belgium 4:16.27
9 Magdolna Lázár  Hungary 4:23.30

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Lyudmila Bragina  Soviet Union 4:07.11 Q
2 Christiane Wartenberg  East Germany 4:07.13 Q
3 Nina Holmén  Finland 4:07.14 Q
4 Grete Waitz  Norway 4:07.20 Q
5 Ellen Wellmann  West Germany 4:07.20 q
6 Francie Larrieu Smith  United States 4:07.21 q
7 Dianne Rodger  New Zealand 4:12.81
8 Thelma Wright  Canada 4:15.23
9 Ndew Niang  Senegal 4:44.64

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ulrike Bruns  East Germany 4:11.62 Q
2 Tatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 4:12.10 Q
3 Vesela Yatsinska  Bulgaria 4:12.72 Q
4 Sonja Castelein  Belgium 4:12.95 Q
5 Penny Yule  Great Britain 4:13.36
6 Ileana Silai  Romania 4:13.61
7 Margherita Gargano  Italy 4:15.94
8 Carmen Valero  Spain 4:17.65
9 Penny Werthner  Canada 4:18.19

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Brigitte Kraus  West Germany 4:07.79 Q
2 Gunhild Hoffmeister  East Germany 4:08.23 Q
3 Natalia Mărăşescu  Romania 4:08.31 Q
4 Nikolina Shtereva  Bulgaria 4:08.38 Q
5 Mary Tracey-Purcell  Ireland 4:08.63
6 Cyndy Poor  United States 4:08.89
7 Anne Audain  New Zealand 4:10.68
8 Silvana Cruciata  Italy 4:16.78
9 Lilja Guðmundsdóttir  Iceland 4:20.27

Semifinals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ulrike Bruns  East Germany 4:02.13 Q
2 Nikolina Shtereva  Bulgaria 4:02.33 Q
3 Lyudmila Bragina  Soviet Union 4:02.41 Q
4 Gunhild Hoffmeister  East Germany 4:02.45 Q
5 Jan Merrill  United States 4:02.61 q
6 Raisa Smekhnova  Soviet Union 4:03.20
7 Brigitte Kraus  West Germany 4:04.21
8 Grete Waitz  Norway 4:04.80
9 Sonja Castelein  Belgium 4:13.46

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Tatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 4:07.37 Q
2 Nina Holmén  Finland 4:07.53 Q
3 Ellen Wellmann  West Germany 4:07.54 Q
4 Gabriella Dorio  Italy 4:07.61 Q
5 Mary Stewart  Great Britain 4:07.65
6 Vesela Yatsinska  Bulgaria 4:07.89
7 Natalia Mărăşescu  Romania 4:07.92
8 Christiane Wartenberg  East Germany 4:08.28
9 Francie Larrieu Smith  United States 4:09.07

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Tatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 4:05.48
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gunhild Hoffmeister  East Germany 4:06.02
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ulrike Bruns  East Germany 4:06.09
4 Nikolina Shtereva  Bulgaria 4:06.57
5 Lyudmila Bragina  Soviet Union 4:07.20
6 Gabriella Dorio  Italy 4:07.27
7 Ellen Wellmann  West Germany 4:07.91
8 Jan Merrill  United States 4:08.54
9 Nina Holmén  Finland 4:09.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1976 Montreal Games: Women's 1500 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 31 October 2017.

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