Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Date 19 July 1976 (heats)
20 July 1976 (final)
Competitors 31 from 20 nations
Winning time 15:02.40 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Brian Goodell  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bobby Hackett  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Stephen Holland  Australia
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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 1500 metre freestyle event for the 1976 Summer Olympics was held in Montreal. The event took place on 19 and 20 July.[1] The final was won by American Brian Goodell in a world record time of 15:02.40.

Records[edit]

At the start of this event, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Brian Goodell (USA) 15:06.66 Long Beach, United States 21 June 1976
Olympic record  Mike Burton (USA) 15:52.58 Munich, West Germany 4 September 1972

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
19 July Heats Zoltán Wladár  Hungary 15:37.61 OR
19 July Heats Paul Hartloff  United States 15:20.74 OR
20 July Final Brian Goodell  United States 15:02.40 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Zoltán Wladár  Hungary 15:37.61 Q, OR
2 Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union 15:39.04 Q
3 David Parker  Great Britain 15:46.60
4 Borut Petrič  Yugoslavia 16:03.92
5 Johan Van Steenberghe  Belgium 16:14.13
6 Georgios Karpouzis  Greece 16:53.92
7 Sigurður Ólafsson  Iceland 17:25.10

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Paul Hartloff  United States 15:20.74 Q, OR
2 Djan Madruga  Brazil 15:36.95 Q
3 Igor Kushpelev  Soviet Union 15:43.88
4 Paul Sparkes  Great Britain 15:59.04
5 Stefan Wenz  West Germany 16:08.20
6 Kris Sumono  Indonesia 17:09.17

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Bobby Hackett  United States 15:25.49 Q
2 Paul Nash  Australia 15:46.51
3 Paul Midgley  Canada 15:49.78
4 István Koczka  Hungary 16:05.54
5 Kevin Williamson  Ireland 16:54.11

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Steve Holland  Australia 15:25.93 Q
2 Valentin Parinov  Soviet Union 15:41.13
3 Henk Elzerman  Netherlands 15:51.08
4 Michael Ker  Canada 15:58.07
5 Gerhard Waldmann  Switzerland 16:06.41
6 António de Melo  Portugal 17:24.31

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Brian Goodell  United States 15:34.11 Q
2 Max Metzker  Australia 15:36.14 Q
3 Sándor Nagy  Hungary 15:48.41
4 Brett Naylor  New Zealand 15:52.68
5 Mark Treffers  New Zealand 15:56.11
6 José Bas  Spain 16:28.59
7 Edwin Borja  Philippines 17:05.75

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Brian Goodell  United States 15:02.40 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bobby Hackett  United States 15:03.91
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Stephen Holland  Australia 15:04.66
4 Djan Madruga  Brazil 15:19.84
5 Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union 15:29.45
6 Max Metzker  Australia 15:31.53
7 Paul Hartloff  United States 15:32.08
8 Zoltán Wladár  Hungary 15:45.97

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 

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