Rowing at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Rowing
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Rowing pictogram.svg
Venue Olympic Basin at Notre Dame Island
Dates 18–25 July
Competitors 531 (388 men, 205 women) from 31 nations
1972 1980
Rowing at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Rowing pictogram.svg
Single sculls   men   women
Double sculls men women
Coxless pair men women
Coxed pair men
Quadruple sculls men women
Coxless four men
Coxed four men women
Eight men women

Rowing at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal featured races in 14 events, all held at the rowing basin on Notre Dame Island. Women's events held at 1000 m debuted (they would be lengthened to the men's events of 2000 m at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul).

There was a desire by the IOC's program commission to reduce the number of competitors and a number of recommendations were put to the IOC's executive board on 23 February 1973, which were all accepted. Rowing was the only sport where the number of competitors was increased, and women were admitted for the first time in Olympic history.[1] The quad scull events were introduced at this Olympics, without coxswain for men and with coxswain for women.[2]

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls
details
 Pertti Karppinen (FIN)  Peter-Michael Kolbe (FRG)  Joachim Dreifke (GDR)
Double sculls
details
 Frank Hansen
and Alf Hansen (NOR)
 Chris Baillieu
and Michael Hart (GBR)
 Jürgen Bertow
and Hans-Ulrich Schmied (GDR)
Quadruple sculls (coxless)
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Wolfgang Güldenpfennig
Rüdiger Reiche
Karl-Heinz Bußert
Michael Wolfgramm
 Soviet Union (URS)
Yevgeniy Duleyev
Yuriy Yakimov
Aivars Lazdenieks
Vytautas Butkus
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Jaroslav Hellebrand
Václav Vochoska
Zdeněk Pecka
Vladek Lacina
Coxless pairs
details
 Bernd Landvoigt
and Jörg Landvoigt (GDR)
 Calvin Coffey
and Mike Staines (USA)
 Peter van Roye
and Thomas Strauß (FRG)
Coxed pairs
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Harald Jährling
Friedrich-Wilhelm Ulrich
Georg Spohr
 Soviet Union (URS)
Dmitry Bekhterev
Yuriy Shurkalov
Yuriy Lorentsson
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Oldřich Svojanovský
Pavel Svojanovský
Ludvík Vébr
Coxless fours
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Siegfried Brietzke
Andreas Decker
Stefan Semmler
Wolfgang Mager
 Norway (NOR)
Ole Nafstad
Arne Bergodd
Finn Tveter
Rolf Andreassen
 Soviet Union (URS)
Raul Arnemann
Nikolay Kuznetsov
Valeriy Dolinin
Anushavan Gassan-Dzhalalov
Coxed fours
details[3]
 Soviet Union (URS)
Vladimir Eshinov
Nikolay Ivanov
Mikhail Kuznetsov
Aleksandr Klepikov
Aleksandr Lukyanov (cox)
Aleksandr Sema
 East Germany (GDR)
Andreas Schulz
Rüdiger Kunze
Walter Dießner
Ullrich Dießner
Johannes Thomas (cox)
 West Germany (FRG)
Hans-Johann Färber
Ralph Kubail
Siegfried Fricke
Peter Niehusen
Hartmut Wenzel (cox)
Eights
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Bernd Baumgart
Gottfried Döhn
Werner Klatt
Hans-Joachim Lück
Dieter Wendisch
Roland Kostulski
Ulrich Karnatz
Karl-Heinz Prudöhl
Karl-Heinz Danielowski
 Great Britain (GBR)
Richard Lester
John Yallop
Timothy Crooks
Hugh Matheson
David Maxwell
James Clark
Frederick Smallbone
Leonard Robertson
Patrick Sweeney
 New Zealand (NZL)
Ivan Sutherland
Trevor Coker
Peter Dignan
Lindsay Wilson
Athol Earl
Dave Rodger
Alec McLean
Tony Hurt
Simon Dickie

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls
details
 Christine Scheiblich (GDR)  Joan Lind (USA)  Yelena Antonova (URS)
Double sculls
details
 Svetla Otsetova
and Zdravka Yordanova (BUL)
 Sabine Jahn
and Petra Boesler (GDR)
 Leonora Kaminskaitė
and Genovaitė Ramoškienė (URS)
Quadruple sculls (coxed)
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Anke Borchmann
Jutta Lau
Viola Poley
Roswietha Zobelt
Liane Weigelt
 Soviet Union (URS)
Anna Kondrachina
Mira Bryunina
Larisa Alexandrova
Galina Ermolaeva
Nadezhda Chernyshyova
 Romania (ROU)
Ioana Tudoran
Maria Micșa
Felicia Afrăsiloaie
Elisabeta Lazăr
Elena Giurcă
Coxless pairs
details
 Siyka Kelbecheva
and Stoyanka Gruycheva (BUL)
 Angelika Noack
and Sabine Dähne (GDR)
 Edith Eckbauer
and Thea Einöder (FRG)
Coxed fours
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Karin Metze
Bianka Schwede
Gabriele Lohs
Andrea Kurth
Sabine Heß
 Bulgaria (BUL)
Ginka Gyurova
Lilyana Vaseva
Reni Yordanova
Mariyka Modeva
Kapka Georgieva
 Soviet Union (URS)
Nadezhda Sevostyanova
Lyudmila Krokhina
Galina Mishenina
Anna Pasokha
Lidiya Krylova
Eights
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Viola Goretzki
Christiane Knetsch
Ilona Richter
Brigitte Ahrenholz
Monika Kallies
Henrietta Ebert
Helma Lehmann
Irina Müller
Marina Wilke
 Soviet Union (URS)
Lyubov Talalaeva
Nadezhda Roshchina
Klavdija Koženkova
Olena Zubko
Olha Kolkova
Nelli Tarakanova
Nadiya Rozhon
Olha Huzenko
Olha Puhovska
 United States (USA)
Jackie Zoch
Anita DeFrantz
Carie Graves
Marion Greig
Anne Warner
Peggy McCarthy
Carol Brown
Gail Ricketson
Lynn Silliman

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 593 rowers from 31 nations competed at the Montreal Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany (GDR) 9 3 2 14
2  Bulgaria (BUL) 2 1 0 3
3  Soviet Union (URS) 1 4 4 9
4  Norway (NOR) 1 1 0 2
5  Finland (FIN) 1 0 0 1
6  United States (USA) 0 2 1 3
7  Great Britain (GBR) 0 2 0 2
8  West Germany (FRG) 0 1 3 4
9  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 2 2
10  Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1
 New Zealand (NZL) 0 0 1 1
Total 14 14 14 42

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Official Report of the Organising Committee 1978, p. 116.
  2. ^ "Montreal 1976: Rowing". Olympic.org. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rowing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games: Men's Coxed Fours Final Round". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

References[edit]

  • Proulx, Daniel; Mollitt, J. James (1969). Chantigny, Louis, ed. The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXI Olympiad (PDF). Ottawa, Canada: Organizing Committee of the Games of the XXI Olympiad. 

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