Israel at the 1976 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Israel at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Flag of Israel.svg
IOC code ISR
NOC Olympic Committee of Israel
Website www.olympic.one.co.il (in Hebrew) (in English)
in Montreal
Competitors 26 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Esther Roth-Shachamarov[1]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Israel competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 28 competitors, 26 men and 2 women, took part in 19 events in 10 sports.[2]

Summary[edit]

Israel sent to the Olympics a football team, that qualified for the second time, and 11 individual athletes, the same number as the victims in Munich massacre four years earlier. All seven sports represented at the 1972 Olympics were retained for 1976: Athletics, swimming, shooting, fencing, wrestling, weight lifting and sailing. In addition to football, gymnastics also appeared for the second time, after a break of 16 years, and judo made its debut on the Israeli Olympic team.

This was by far the most successful Olympic Games for Israel until then. Esther Roth-Shahamorov, the only team member who was also in Munich, became the first Israeli athlete in any sport who reached an Olympic final, and finished sixth in women's 100m hurdles. Her place is still the best achievement by an Israeli track athlete. In weightlifting, Eduard Weitz came in fifth place, the best achievement of an Israeli at the Olympics in any sport until then, which still remains the best achievement in weighlifting in Israel's Olympic history. Another fine achievement was seventh place (unofficially) for Rami Miron in wrestling. Those three results were better than any previous result of Israeli athlete at the Olympics.

The football team, despite drawing its three preliminary round matches, still advanced to the quarterfinals, where it was eliminated by Brazil. It was a repeat of Israel's achievement in 1968.

Athletics[edit]

Event Participant Result Ref
Women's 100 metres hurdles Esther Roth-Shahamorov

Fencing[edit]

Event Participant Result Ref
Women's foil Nili Drori

Football[edit]

During the 1976 Summer Olympics, Israel competed in football along with Iran and North Korea in the AFC.[3] Additionally, Israeli referee Abraham Klein worked the tournament. Israel lost to Brazil in the quarter-finals and was eliminated.

Preliminary round - Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 5
 Israel 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Mexico 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
 Guatemala 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2

Matches[edit]


July 19, 1976
12:00
Israel  0 – 0  Guatemala
Report
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 9.500
Referee: Vladimir Rudnev Soviet Union

July 21, 1976
12:00
Mexico  2 – 2  Israel
Rangel Goal 19' Goal 44' Report Oz Goal 51'
Shum Goal 55' (pen.)
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 36.569
Referee: Alberto Michelotti Italy

July 23, 1976
12:00
France  1 – 1  Israel
Platini Goal 80' (pen.) Report Peretz Goal 75'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 33.639
Referee: Ramón Barreto Uruguay

Quarterfinals[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
July 25 - Ottawa        
  East Germany  4
July 27 - Montreal
  France  0  
  East Germany  2
July 25 - Sherbrooke
      Soviet Union  1  
  Soviet Union  2
July 31 - Montreal
  Iran  1  
  East Germany  3
July 25 - Toronto    
    Poland  1
  Brazil  4
July 27 - Toronto
  Israel  1  
  Poland  2 Bronze medal match
July 25 - Montreal
      Brazil  0   July 29 - Montreal
  Poland  5
  Soviet Union  2
  North Korea  0  
  Brazil  0
 

Matches[edit]


July 25, 1976
12:00
Brazil  4 – 1  Israel
Jarbas Goal 56' Goal 74' Erivelto Goal 72'
Júnior Goal 88'
Report Peretz Goal 80'
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 18.601
Referee: Károly Palotai Hungary

Goal scorers[edit]

2 goals
1 goal

Squad[edit]

Head coach: David Schweitzer

No. Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Cards
yellow/red
1 GK Yitzhak Vissoker Sep 18, 1944 31  ? Israel Hapoel Petah Tikva 4
2 DF Avraham Lev Aug 24, 1948 27  ? Israel Beitar Tel Aviv 2
3 MF Yaron Oz May 10, 1952 24  ? Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 1
4 DF Haim Bar May 14, 1954 22 4 Israel Maccabi Netanya 4
5 MF Moshe Schweitzer Apr 24, 1954 22  ? Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 4
6 FW Vicky Peretz Feb 11, 1953 23  ? Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 4 2
7 MF Itzhak Shum Sep 1, 1948 27  ? Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba 4 1
8 DF Eli Leventhal Mar 18, 1953 23  ? Israel Hapoel Haifa 4
9 MF Rifaat Turk Sep 16, 1954 21  ? Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 2
10 FW Gideon Damti Oct 31, 1951 24  ? Israel Shimshon Tel Aviv 4
11 GK Yosef Sorinov May 17, 1946 30  ? Israel Hapoel Ramat Gan 0
12 DF Meir Nimni Sep 29, 1948 27  ? Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 4
13 FW Oded Machnes Jun 8, 1956 20  ? Israel Maccabi Netanya 2
14 DF Avi Cohen Nov 14, 1956 19  ? Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 3
15 MF Yehoshua Gal Jul 11, 1951 25  ? Israel Maccabi Netanya 1
16 FW Ehud Ben Tuvim Aug 12, 1952 23  ? Israel Bnei Yehuda 0
17 DF Alon Ben Dor Mar 18, 1952 24  ? Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 4

Gymnastics[edit]

Event Participant Result Ref
Dov Lupi

Judo[edit]

Event Participant Result Ref
Yona Melnik

Sailing[edit]

Event Participant Result Ref
Yehuda Maayan & Yoel Sela

Shooting[edit]

Event Participant Result Ref
Micha Kaufman

Swimming[edit]

Event Participant Result Ref
Dov Nisman
Adi Prag

Weightlifting[edit]

Event Participant Result Ref
Weightlifting—Men's Featherweight Eduard Weitz 5th [4]

Wrestling[edit]

Event Participant Result Ref
Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Rami Miron 7th [5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]