Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre individual medley

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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 Men's 400 meter Individual Medley event for the 1976 Summer Olympics was held in Montreal. The event took place on 25 July.[1]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Steve Furniss  United States 4:27.76 Q, OR
2 Bill Sawchuk  Canada 4:32.65
3 Alan McClatchey  Great Britain 4:34.31
4 John McConnochie  New Zealand 4:40.84
5 Gunnar Gundersen  Norway 4:41.05
- Patrick Novaretti  Monaco - DQ

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Tim McKee  United States 4:29.14 Q
2 Andy Ritchie  Canada 4:31.34 Q
3 Tsuyoshi Yanagidate  Japan 4:39.27
4 José-Ricardo de Jesús  Puerto Rico 4:42.07
5 Ronald Woutering  Netherlands 4:46.76
- Mikhail Gorelik  Soviet Union - DQ

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Rod Strachan  United States 4:27.15 Q, OR
2 Graham Smith  Canada 4:31.29 Q
3 Miloslav Roľko  Czechoslovakia 4:35.21
4 Jeff Van de Graaf  Australia 4:35.83
5 Duncan Cleworth  Great Britain 4:42.25
6 François Deley  Belgium 4:43.09
7 António de Melo  Portugal 5:11.48

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 András Hargitay  Hungary 4:28.96 Q
2 HaJo Geisler  West Germany 4:31.37 Q
3 Peter Dawson  Australia 4:33.01
4 Csaba Sós  Hungary 4:34.72
5 Ricardo Marmolejo  Mexico 4:45.30
6 Dov Nisman  Israel 4:47.13
7 Edwin Borja  Philippines 4:52.21

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Andrey Smirnov  Soviet Union 4:29.92 Q
2 Anatoly Smirnov  Soviet Union 4:33.88
3 Mark Treffers  New Zealand 4:40.92
4 Jim Carter  Great Britain 4:41.25
5 Julio Abreu  Paraguay 4:46.69
6 Zoltán Verrasztó  Hungary 4:48.51
7 Guillermo Zavala  Mexico 4:49.55

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Rod Strachan  United States 4:23.68 WR
2 Tim McKee  United States 4:24.62
3 Andrey Smirnov  Soviet Union 4:26.90
4 András Hargitay  Hungary 4:27.13
5 Graham Smith  Canada 4:28.64
6 Steve Furniss  United States 4:29.23
7 Andy Ritchie  Canada 4:29.87
8 HaJo Geisler  West Germany 4:34.95

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