New Zealand at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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New Zealand at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Flag of New Zealand.svg
IOC code NZL
NOC New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
in Montreal
Competitors 80 (71 men, 9 women)
Flag bearer David Aspin (wrestling)
Medals
Ranked 18th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 1 1 4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Australasia (1908 · 1912)

New Zealand competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The New Zealand Olympic Committee was represented by 80 athletes, 71 men and 9 women, and 29 officials.[1] The flag bearer at the opening ceremony was wrestler David Aspin.

In protest at a tour of South Africa by the All Blacks team early in the year, Congo's official Jean Claude Ganga led a boycott of 28 African nations as the International Olympic Committee refused to bar the New Zealand team.[2] Some of the nations (including Morocco, Cameroon and Egypt) had already participated however, as the teams only withdrew after the first day. From Southern and Central Africa, only Senegal and Ivory Coast took part. Both Iraq and Guyana also opted to join the Congolese-led boycott. For the full list of boycotting countries, see 1976 Summer Olympics#Boycotting countries

Medallists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Bronze Ivan Sutherland
Trevor Coker
Peter Dignan
Lindsay Wilson
Athol Earl
Dave Rodger
Alec McLean
Tony Hurt
Simon Dickie (cox)
Rowing Men's eight

Athletics[edit]

Men's competition

800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.63
  • Semi Final — did not start (→ did not advance)

Marathon

Other competitions

Women's competition

Boxing[edit]

Men's light-welterweight (64 kg):

Men's welterweight (69 kg):

Canoeing[edit]

Men's competition

Cycling[edit]

Four cyclists represented New Zealand in 1976.

Individual road race
Individual pursuit

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Jumping competition

Hockey[edit]

Men's team competition[edit]

The 1976 gold medal is the only Olympic field hockey medal ever won by a New Zealand team.[3]

  • Preliminary round (Group B)
  • Tied with West Germany (1-1)
  • Tied with Spain (1-1)
  • Defeated Belgium (2-1)
  • Lost to Pakistan (2-4)
  • Replay: Defeated Spain (1-0)
  • Semi finals
  • Defeated the Netherlands (1-2)
  • Final
  • Defeated Australia (0-1) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team roster

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bob Murphy
Grant McAuley
Des Lock
David Lindstrom
Coxless four 6:06.40 3 SA/B Bye 6:00.82 3 FA 6:43.23 4
Viv Haar
Danny Keane
Tim Logan
Ian Boserio
David Simmons (cox)
Coxed four 6:06.40 3 SA/B Bye 6:00.82 3 FA 6:43.23 4
Ivan Sutherland
Trevor Coker
Peter Dignan
Lindsay Wilson
Athol Earl
Dave Rodger
Alec McLean
Tony Hurt
Simon Dickie
(cox)
Eight 5:40.00 2 R 5:37.08 1 FA N/A 6:03.51 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's competition

Women's competition

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand at the 1976 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Montreal Olympics boycott". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Swannell, Rikki (23 July 2016). "New Zealand's Greatest Olympians - Number 14: The 1976 men's hockey team". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 21 September 2016.