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United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics

United States at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United States
IOC code  USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
Website www.teamusa.org
At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal
Competitors 396 (278 men and 118 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Gary Hall, Sr.
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
34
Silver
35
Bronze
25
Total
94
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

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]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
    • Silver 1.2
    • Bronze 1.3
  • Archery 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Basketball 4
  • Boxing 5
  • Canoeing 6
  • Cycling 7
  • Diving 8
  • Equestrianism 9
  • Fencing 10
  • Gymnastics 11
  • Handball 12
  • Judo 13
  • Modern pentathlon 14
  • Rowing 15
  • Sailing 16
  • Shooting 17
  • Swimming 18
  • Weightlifting 19
  • Wrestling 20
  • Notes 21
  • References 22

Medalists

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

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

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

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 (→ Silver Medal)
  • Dwayne Evans
    • First Round — 20.96s
    • Second Round — 20.56s
    • Semi Final — 20.83s
    • Final — 20.43s (→ Bronze Medal)

Men's 800 metres

  • Rick Wohlhuter
    • Heat — 1:45.71
    • Semi Final — 1:46.72
    • Final — 1:44.12 (→ Bronze Medal)

Men's 4x100m Relay

Men's 4x400m Relay

Men's 5.000 metres

  • Paul Geis
    • Heat — 13:32.36
    • Final — 13:42.51 (→ 12th place)

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)

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

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B):
    • Defeated Italy (106-86)
    • Defeated Puerto Rico (95-94)
    • Defeated Yugoslavia (112-93)
    • Defeated Czechoslovakia (81-76)
    • Defeated Egypt (20-0) bb.
  • Semi Finals:
    • Defeated Canada (96-77)
  • Final:
    • Defeated Yugoslavia (95-74) → Gold Medal
Women's Team Competition

Boxing

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Thirteen cyclists represented the United States in 1976.

Individual road race
  • George Mount — 4:47:23 (→ 6th place)
  • John Howard — 4:54:26 (→ 42nd place)
  • David Boll — 5:05:00 (→ 56th place)
  • Michael Neel — did not finish (→ no ranking)
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m Time tiral
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

Diving

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrianism

Fencing

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
  • Paul Pesthy
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Gymnastics

Handball

Judo

Men's Lightweight

Men's Half-Middleweight

Men's Middleweight

Men's Half-Heavyweight

Men's Heavyweight

Men's Open Class

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented the United States in 1976.

Individual
Team
Alternate

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

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
Jack Babashoff 51.57 3 Q 51.46 3 Q 50.81
Joe Bottom 51.47 1 Q 51.92 6 Q 51.79 6

Weightlifting

Wrestling

Notes

  1. ^ Now known as Caitlyn Jenner due to gender transition in 2015.

References

  1. ^ "Roster of U.S. Athletes for Olympic Games at Montreal".  
  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
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