Israel at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Israel competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 28 competitors, 26 men and 2 women, took part in 19 events in 10 sports.[2]

Israel at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Flag of Israel.svg
IOC codeISR
NOCOlympic Committee of Israel
Websitewww.olympic.one.co.il (in Hebrew and English)
in Montreal
Competitors26 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Esther Roth-Shachamarov[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

SummaryEdit

Israel sent to the Olympics a football team, that qualified for the second time, and 11 individual athletes, the same number as the victims in Munich massacre four years earlier. All seven sports represented at the 1972 Olympics were retained for 1976: Athletics, swimming, shooting, fencing, wrestling, weight lifting and sailing. In addition to football, gymnastics also appeared for the second time, after a break of 16 years, and judo made its debut on the Israeli Olympic team.

This was by far the most successful Olympic Games for Israel until then. Esther Roth-Shahamorov, the only team member who was also in Munich, became the first Israeli athlete in any sport who reached an Olympic final, and finished sixth in women's 100m hurdles. Her place is still the best achievement by an Israeli track athlete. In weightlifting, Eduard Weitz came in fifth place, the best achievement of an Israeli at the Olympics in any sport until then, which still remains the best achievement in weightlifting in Israel's Olympic history. Another fine achievement was seventh place (unofficially) for Rami Miron in wrestling. Those three results were better than any previous result of Israeli athlete at the Olympics.

The football team, despite drawing its three preliminary round matches, still advanced to the quarterfinals, where it was eliminated by Brazil. It was a repeat of Israel's achievement in 1968.

AthleticsEdit

Event Participant Result Ref
Women's 100 metres hurdles Esther Roth-Shahamorov

FencingEdit

Event Participant Result Ref
Women's foil Nili Drori

FootballEdit

During the 1976 Summer Olympics, Israel competed in football along with Iran and North Korea in the AFC.[3] Additionally, Israeli referee Abraham Klein worked the tournament. Israel lost to Brazil in the quarter-finals and was eliminated.

Preliminary round - Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 5
  Israel 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
  Mexico 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
  Guatemala 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2

MatchesEdit


Israel  0 – 0  Guatemala
Report
Attendance: 9.500

Mexico  2 – 2  Israel
Rangel   19'   44' Report Oz   51'
Shum   55' (pen.)
Attendance: 36.569

France  1 – 1  Israel
Platini   80' (pen.) Report Peretz   75'
Attendance: 33.639

QuarterfinalsEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
July 25 - Ottawa
 
 
  East Germany4
 
July 27 - Montreal
 
  France0
 
  East Germany2
 
July 25 - Sherbrooke
 
  Soviet Union1
 
  Soviet Union2
 
July 31 - Montreal
 
  Iran1
 
  East Germany3
 
July 25 - Toronto
 
  Poland1
 
  Brazil4
 
July 27 - Toronto
 
  Israel1
 
  Poland2
 
July 25 - Montreal
 
  Brazil0 Bronze medal match
 
  Poland5
 
July 29 - Montreal
 
  North Korea0
 
  Soviet Union2
 
 
  Brazil0
 

MatchesEdit


Brazil  4 – 1  Israel
Jarbas   56'   74' Erivelto   72'
Júnior   88'
Report Peretz   80'
Attendance: 18.601

Goal scorersEdit

2 goals
1 goal

SquadEdit

Head coach: David Schweitzer

No. Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Cards
yellow/red
1 GK Yitzhak Vissoker Sep 18, 1944 31 ?   Hapoel Petah Tikva 4
2 DF Avraham Lev Aug 24, 1948 27 ?   Beitar Tel Aviv 2
3 MF Yaron Oz May 10, 1952 24 ?   Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 1
4 DF Haim Bar May 14, 1954 22 4   Maccabi Netanya 4
5 MF Moshe Schweitzer Apr 24, 1954 22 ?   Maccabi Tel Aviv 4
6 FW Vicky Peretz Feb 11, 1953 23 ?   Maccabi Tel Aviv 4 2
7 MF Itzhak Shum Sep 1, 1948 27 ?   Hapoel Kfar Saba 4 1
8 DF Eli Leventhal Mar 18, 1953 23 ?   Hapoel Haifa 4
9 MF Rifaat Turk Sep 16, 1954 21 ?   Hapoel Tel Aviv 2
10 FW Gideon Damti Oct 31, 1951 24 ?   Shimshon Tel Aviv 4
11 GK Yosef Sorinov May 17, 1946 30 ?   Hapoel Ramat Gan 0
12 DF Meir Nimni Sep 29, 1948 27 ?   Maccabi Tel Aviv 4
13 FW Oded Machnes Jun 8, 1956 20 ?   Maccabi Netanya 2
14 DF Avi Cohen Nov 14, 1956 19 ?   Maccabi Tel Aviv 3
15 MF Yehoshua Gal Jul 11, 1951 25 ?   Maccabi Netanya 1
16 FW Ehud Ben Tuvim Aug 12, 1952 23 ?   Bnei Yehuda 0
17 DF Alon Ben Dor Mar 18, 1952 24 ?   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 4

GymnasticsEdit

Event Participant Result Ref
Dov Lupi

JudoEdit

Event Participant Result Ref
Yona Melnik

SailingEdit

Event Participant Result Ref
Yehuda Maayan & Yoel Sela

ShootingEdit

Event Participant Result Ref
Micha Kaufman

SwimmingEdit

Event Participant Result Ref
Dov Nisman
Adi Prag

WeightliftingEdit

Event Participant Result Ref
Weightlifting—Men's Featherweight Eduard Weitz 5th [4]

WrestlingEdit

Event Participant Result Ref
Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Rami Miron 7th [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic History of Israel". Archived from the original on 2015-06-28.
  2. ^ "Israel at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  3. ^ "Games of the XXI. Olympiad - Football Tournament".
  4. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games: Men's Featherweight". Archived from the original on 2016-03-07.
  5. ^ "Rami Miron Bio, Stats, and Results".

External linksEdit