United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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United States at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United States.svg
IOC code USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
in Montreal
Competitors 396 (278 men and 118 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Gary Hall, Sr.
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
34 35 25 94
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.[1] 396 competitors, 278 men and 118 women, took part in 189 events in 19 sports.[2]

Medalists[edit]

The United States finished third in the final medal rankings, with 34 gold and 94 total medals.

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Jim Montgomery Swimming Men's 100 m freestyle July 25
 Silver Jack Babashoff Swimming Men's 100 m freestyle July 25

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

After winning both gold medals in the first modern Olympic archery contest at the 1972 Summer Olympics, the US returned only one of the six archers who had competed in Munich, Linda Myers. Even though neither of the reigning gold medallists competed in Montreal, the United States again won both gold medals. Luann Ryon set new Olympic records for women's competition in both the single FITA round and the double FITA round categories. Darrell Pace did the same in the men's competition. All four of the American archers placed in the top eight.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

  • Harvey Glance
    • First Round — 10.37s
    • Second Round — 10.23s
    • Semi Final — 10.24s
    • Final — 10.19s (→ 4th place)
  • Johnny Jones
    • First Round — 10.43s
    • Second Round — 10.46s
    • Semi Final — 10.30s
    • Final — 10.27s (→ 6th place)
  • Steve Riddick
    • First Round — 10.43s
    • Second Round — 10.36s
    • Semi Final — 10.33s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 metres

  • Millard Hampton
    • First Round — 21.11s
    • Second Round — 20.83s
    • Semi Final — 20.69s
    • Final — 20.29s (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Dwayne Evans
    • First Round — 20.96s
    • Second Round — 20.56s
    • Semi Final — 20.83s
    • Final — 20.43s (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Men's 800 metres

  • Rick Wohlhuter
    • Heat — 1:45.71
    • Semi Final — 1:46.72
    • Final — 1:44.12 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • James Robinson Jr.
    • Heat — 1:47.56
    • Semi Final — 1:46.43 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

Men's 5.000 metres

Men's 10.000 metres

Men's 400m Hurdles

  • Edwin Moses
    • Heat — 49.95s
    • Semi Final — 48.29s
    • Final — 47.64s (→ Gold Gold Medal)
  • Michael Shine
    • Heat — 50.91s
    • Semi Final — 49.90s
    • Final — 48.69s (→ Silver Silver Medal)
  • Quentin Wheeler
    • Heat — 50.32s
    • Semi Final — 50.22s
    • Final — 49.86s (→ 4th place)

Men's Marathon

Men's Long Jump

  • Arnie Robinson
    • Qualification — 7.95m
    • Final — 8.35m (→ Gold Gold Medal)
  • Randy Williams
    • Qualification — 7.97m
    • Final — 8.11m (→ Silver Silver Medal)
  • Larry Myricks
    • Qualification — 7.92m
    • Final — DNS (→ no ranking)

Men's High Jump

  • Dwight Stones
    • Qualification — 2.16m
    • Final — 2.21m (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)
  • James Barrineau
    • Qualification — 2.16m
    • Final — 2.14m (→ 11th place)
  • William Jankunis
    • Qualification — 2.16m
    • Final — 2.10m (→ 13th place)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Mac Wilkins
    • Qualification — 68.28m
    • Final — 67.50m (→ Gold Gold Medal)
  • John Powell
    • Qualification — 61.48m
    • Final — 65.70m (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)
  • Jay Silvester
    • Qualification — 62.06m
    • Final — 61.98m (→ 7th place)

Men's 20 km Race Walk

Women's Shot Put

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Sherry Calvert
    • Qualification Round — 53.08 m (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
Women's Team Competition

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Thirteen cyclists represented the United States in 1976.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m Time trial
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

18 fencers, 13 men and 5 women, represented the United States in 1976.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Judo[edit]

Men's Lightweight

Men's Half-Middleweight

Men's Middleweight

Men's Half-Heavyweight

Men's Heavyweight

Men's Open Class

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the United States in 1976.

Individual
Team
Alternate

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jim Montgomery 100 m freestyle 52.13 8 Q 50.39 WR 1 Q 49.99 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Jack Babashoff 51.57 3 Q 51.46 3 Q 50.81 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Joe Bottom 51.47 1 Q 51.92 6 Q 51.79 6

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roster of U.S. Athletes for Olympic Games at Montreal". The New York Times. 1976-07-11. p. 152. 
  2. ^ "United States at the 1976 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  3. ^ United States Olympic Book 1976: Games of the XXI Olympiad, Montreal : XII Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck : VII Pan American Games, Mexico City by F. Don Miller; the United States Olympic Committee, 1976. p. 277