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
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 28–30 July
Competitors 36 from 19 nations
Winning time 4:05.48
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
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Athletics at the
1976 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

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.

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 Dorio, GabriellaGabriella Dorio  Italy 4:10.84 Q
2 Smekhnova, RaisaRaisa Smekhnova  Soviet Union 4:10.88 Q
3 Merrill, JanJan Merrill  United States 4:10.92 Q
4 Stewart, MaryMary Stewart  Great Britain 4:11.10 Q
5 Puică, MaricicaMaricica Puică  Romania 4:12.62
6 Pekhlivanova, RositsaRositsa Pekhlivanova  Bulgaria 4:13.11
7 Amoore, JudyJudy Amoore  Australia 4:14.22
8 Van Roy, BernadetteBernadette Van Roy  Belgium 4:16.27
9 Lázár, MagdolnaMagdolna Lázár  Hungary 4:23.30

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Bragina, LyudmilaLyudmila Bragina  Soviet Union 4:07.11 Q
2 Wartenberg, ChristianeChristiane Wartenberg  East Germany 4:07.13 Q
3 Holmén, NinaNina Holmén  Finland 4:07.14 Q
4 Waitz, GreteGrete Waitz  Norway 4:07.20 Q
5 Wellmann, EllenEllen Wellmann  West Germany 4:07.20 q
6 Larrieu Smith, FrancieFrancie Larrieu Smith  United States 4:07.21 q
7 Rodger, DianneDianne Rodger  New Zealand 4:12.81
8 Wright, ThelmaThelma Wright  Canada 4:15.23
9 Niang, NdewNdew Niang  Senegal 4:44.64

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Bruns, UlrikeUlrike Bruns  East Germany 4:11.62 Q
2 Kazankina, TatyanaTatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 4:12.10 Q
3 Yatsinska, VeselaVesela Yatsinska  Bulgaria 4:12.72 Q
4 Castelein, SoniaSonia Castelein  Belgium 4:12.95 Q
5 Yule, PennyPenny Yule  Great Britain 4:13.36
6 Silai, IleanaIleana Silai  Romania 4:13.61
7 Gargano, MargheritaMargherita Gargano  Italy 4:15.94
8 Valero, CarmenCarmen Valero  Spain 4:17.65
9 Werthner, PennyPenny Werthner  Canada 4:18.19

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kraus, BrigitteBrigitte Kraus  West Germany 4:07.79 Q
2 Hoffmeister, GunhildGunhild Hoffmeister  East Germany 4:08.23 Q
3 Mărăşescu, NataliaNatalia Mărăşescu  Romania 4:08.31 Q
4 Shtereva, NikolinaNikolina Shtereva  Bulgaria 4:08.38 Q
5 Tracey-Purcell, MaryMary Tracey-Purcell  Ireland 4:08.63
6 Poor, CyndyCyndy Poor  United States 4:08.89
7 Audain, AnneAnne Audain  New Zealand 4:10.68
8 Cruciata, SilvanaSilvana Cruciata  Italy 4:16.78
9 Guðmundsdóttir, LiljaLilja Guðmundsdóttir  Iceland 4:20.27

Semifinals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Bruns, UlrikeUlrike Bruns  East Germany 4:02.13 Q
2 Shtereva, NikolinaNikolina Shtereva  Bulgaria 4:02.33 Q
3 Bragina, LyudmilaLyudmila Bragina  Soviet Union 4:02.41 Q
4 Hoffmeister, GunhildGunhild Hoffmeister  East Germany 4:02.45 Q
5 Merrill, JanJan Merrill  United States 4:02.61 q
6 Smekhnova, RaisaRaisa Smekhnova  Soviet Union 4:03.20
7 Kraus, BrigitteBrigitte Kraus  West Germany 4:04.21
8 Waitz, GreteGrete Waitz  Norway 4:04.80
9 Castelein, SoniaSonia Castelein  Belgium 4:13.46

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kazankina, TatyanaTatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 4:07.37 Q
2 Holmén, NinaNina Holmén  Finland 4:07.53 Q
3 Wellmann, EllenEllen Wellmann  West Germany 4:07.54 Q
4 Dorio, GabriellaGabriella Dorio  Italy 4:07.61 Q
5 Stewart, MaryMary Stewart  Great Britain 4:07.65
6 Yatsinska, VeselaVesela Yatsinska  Bulgaria 4:07.89
7 Mărăşescu, NataliaNatalia Mărăşescu  Romania 4:07.92
8 Wartenberg, ChristianeChristiane Wartenberg  East Germany 4:08.28
9 Larrieu Smith, FrancieFrancie Larrieu Smith  United States 4:09.07

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Kazankina, TatyanaTatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 4:05.48
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hoffmeister, GunhildGunhild Hoffmeister  East Germany 4:06.02
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bruns, UlrikeUlrike Bruns  East Germany 4:06.09
4 Shtereva, NikolinaNikolina Shtereva  Bulgaria 4:06.57
5 Bragina, LyudmilaLyudmila Bragina  Soviet Union 4:07.20
6 Dorio, GabriellaGabriella Dorio  Italy 4:07.27
7 Wellmann, EllenEllen Wellmann  West Germany 4:07.91
8 Merrill, JanJan Merrill  United States 4:08.54
9 Holmén, NinaNina Holmén  Finland 4:09.55

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