Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Swimming
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Competitors 471 from 51 nations
1972 1980
Swimming events at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The 1976 Summer Olympics were held in the Canadian city of Montreal; 26 events in swimming were contested. There was a total of 471 participants from 51 countries competing.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 13 14 7 34
2  East Germany (GDR) 11 6 2 19
3  Soviet Union (URS) 1 3 5 9
4  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 1 3
5  Canada (CAN) 0 2 6 8
6  West Germany (FRG) 0 0 2 2
 Netherlands (NED) 0 0 2 2
8  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
 Jim Montgomery (USA) 49.99 (WR)  Jack Babashoff (USA) 50.81  Peter Nocke (FRG) 51.31
200 m freestyle
details
 Bruce Furniss (USA) 1:50.29 (WR)  John Naber (USA) 1:50.50  Jim Montgomery (USA) 1:50.58
400 m freestyle
details
 Brian Goodell (USA) 3:51.93 (WR)  Tim Shaw (USA) 3:52.54  Vladimir Raskatov (URS) 3:55.76
1500 m freestyle
details
 Brian Goodell (USA) 15:02.40 (WR)  Bobby Hackett (USA) 15:03.91  Stephen Holland (AUS) 15:04.66
100 m backstroke
details
 John Naber (USA) 55.49 (WR)  Peter Rocca (USA) 56.34  Roland Matthes (GDR) 57.22
200 m backstroke
details
 John Naber (USA) 1:59.19 (WR)  Peter Rocca (USA) 2:00.55  Dan Harrigan (USA) 2:01.35
100 m breaststroke
details
 John Hencken (USA) 1:03.11 (WR)  David Wilkie (GBR) 1:03.43  Arvydas Juozaitis (URS) 1:04.23
200 m breaststroke
details
 David Wilkie (GBR) 2:15.11 (WR)  John Hencken (USA) 2:17.26  Rick Colella (USA) 2:19.20
100 m butterfly
details
 Matt Vogel (USA) 54.35  Joe Bottom (USA) 54.50  Gary Hall, Sr. (USA) 54.65
200 m butterfly
details
 Mike Bruner (USA) 1:59.23 (WR)  Steve Gregg (USA) 1:59.54  Bill Forrester (USA) 1:59.96
400 m individual medley
details
 Rod Strachan (USA) 4:23.68 (WR)  Tim McKee (USA) 4:24.62  Andrey Smirnov (URS) 4:26.90
4 × 200 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
John Naber
Mike Bruner
Bruce Furniss
Jim Montgomery
7:23.22 (WR)  Soviet Union (URS)
Vladimir Raskatov
Andrei Bogdanov
Sergey Kopliakov
Andrey Krylov
7:27.97  Great Britain (GBR)
Alan McClatchey
Brian Brinkley
Gordon Downie
David Dunne
7:32.11
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
 United States (USA)
John Naber
John Hencken
Matt Vogel
Jim Montgomery
3:42.22 (WR)  Canada (CAN)
Stephen Pickell
Graham Smith
Clay Evans
Gary MacDonald
3:45.94  West Germany (FRG)
Klaus Steinbach
Michael Kraus
Walter Kusch
Peter Nocke
3:47.29

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
 Kornelia Ender (GDR) 55.65 (WR)  Petra Priemer (GDR) 56.49  Enith Brigitha (NED) 56.65
200 m freestyle
details
 Kornelia Ender (GDR) 1:59.26 (WR)  Shirley Babashoff (USA) 2:01.22  Enith Brigitha (NED) 2:01.40
400 m freestyle
details
 Petra Thümer (GDR) 4:09.89 (WR)  Shirley Babashoff (USA) 4:10.46  Shannon Smith (CAN) 4:14.60
800 m freestyle
details
 Petra Thümer (GDR) 8:37.14 (WR)  Shirley Babashoff (USA) 8:37.59  Wendy Weinberg (USA) 8:42.60
100 m backstroke
details
 Ulrike Richter (GDR) 1:01.83 (OR)  Birgit Treiber (GDR) 1:03.41  Nancy Garapick (CAN) 1:03.71
200 m backstroke
details
 Ulrike Richter (GDR) 2:13.43 (OR)  Birgit Treiber (GDR) 2:14.97  Nancy Garapick (CAN) 2:15.60
100 m breaststroke
details
 Hannelore Anke (GDR) 1:11.16  Lyubov Rusanova (URS) 1:13.04  Marina Koshevaya (URS) 1:13.30
200 m breaststroke
details
 Marina Koshevaya (URS) 2:33.35 (WR)  Marina Yurchenya (URS) 2:36.08  Lyubov Rusanova (URS) 2:36.22
100 m butterfly
details
 Kornelia Ender (GDR) 1:00.13 (=WR)  Andrea Pollack (GDR) 1:00.98  Wendy Boglioli (USA) 1:01.17
200 m butterfly
details
 Andrea Pollack (GDR) 2:11.41 (OR)  Ulrike Tauber (GDR) 2:12.50  Rosemarie Gabriel (GDR) 2:12.86
400 m individual medley
details
 Ulrike Tauber (GDR) 4:42.77 (WR)  Cheryl Gibson (CAN) 4:48.10  Becky Smith (CAN) 4:50.48
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Kim Peyton
Jill Sterkel
Shirley Babashoff
Wendy Boglioli
3:44.82 (WR)  East Germany (GDR)
Petra Priemer
Kornelia Ender
Claudia Hempel
Andrea Pollack
3:45.50  Canada (CAN)
Becky Smith
Gail Amundrud
Barbara Clark
Anne Jardin
3:48.81
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
 East Germany (GDR)
Ulrike Richter
Hannelore Anke
Kornelia Ender
Andrea Pollack
4:07.95 (WR)  United States (USA)
Camille Wright
Shirley Babashoff
Linda Jezek
Lauri Siering
4:14.55  Canada (CAN)
Susan Sloan
Robin Corsiglia
Wendy Hogg
Anne Jardin
4:15.22

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