Australia at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Australia competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 180 competitors, 146 men and 34 women, took part in 115 events in 20 sports.[1] Australia performed poorly, winning one silver and four bronze medals. This result spurred Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser to set up the Australian Institute of Sport.

Australia at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Montreal
Competitors180 (146 men, 34 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Raelene Boyle (opening)
Robert Haigh (closing)
Medals
Ranked 32nd
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Australia national field hockey team
Field hockey Men's tournament
  Bronze Stephen Holland Swimming Men's 1500m Freestyle
  Bronze John Bertrand Sailing Men's finn class
  Bronze Ian Brown,
Ian Ruff
Sailing Men's 470 class
  Bronze Mervyn Bennet,
Denis Pigott,
Bill Roycroft,
Wayne Roycroft
Equestrian Team eventing

ArcheryEdit

In the second Olympic archery competition that Australia contested, the nation sent two women and two men. Only one archer, Terence Reilly, had Olympic experience. He dropped 11 places from his 1972 finish.
Women's Individual Competition:


Men's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Men's 5.000 metres

Men's 10.000 metres

Men's 400m Hurdles

Men's Long Jump

Men's Marathon

Men's 20 km Race Walk

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Peter Farmer
    • Qualifying Round — 69.92m
    • Final — 68.00m (→ 12th place)

BasketballEdit

Men's competition

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Twelve cyclists represented Australia in 1976.

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

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

Three fencers, two men and one woman, represented Australia in 1976.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Women's foil

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Men's competition

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Two male pentathletes represented Australia in 1976.

Individual

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

Men's competition

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 April 2015.