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Soviet Union at the 1976 Summer Olympics

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 410 competitors, 285 men and 125 women, took part in 189 events in 22 sports.[1]

Soviet Union at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg
IOC codeURS
NOCSoviet Olympic Committee
in Montreal
Competitors410 (285 men and 125 women) in 22 sports
Flag bearer Vasily Alekseyev
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
49
Silver
41
Bronze
35
Total
125
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
 Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
 Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
 Unified Team (1992)
 Armenia (1994–)
 Belarus (1994–)
 Georgia (1994–)
 Kazakhstan (1994–)
 Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
 Moldova (1994–)
 Russia (1994–)
 Ukraine (1994–)
 Uzbekistan (1994–)
 Azerbaijan (1996–)
 Tajikistan (1996–)
 Turkmenistan (1996–)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

ArcheryEdit

Women's individual competition:

Men's individual competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:46.81 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100 metres relay

  • Heat — 39.98
  • Semifinal — 39.36
  • Final — 38.78s (→   Bronze medal)

Men's 4x400 metres relay

  • Heat — 3:07.72 (→ did not advance)

Men's marathon

Men's 400m hurdles

  • Heat — 50.93s
  • Semifinal — 49.73s
  • Final — 49.45s (→   Bronze medal)
  • Heat — 50.78s
  • Semifinal — 50.47s (→ did not advance)

Men's long jump

  • Qualification — 7.90m
  • Final — 7.88m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 7.78m
  • Final — 7.66m (→ 10th place)
  • Qualification — 7.49m (→ did not advance)

Men's high jump

  • Qualification — 2.16m
  • Final — 2.21m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification — 2.16m
  • Final — 2.18m (→ 5th place)

Men's discus throw

  • Qualification — 57.50m (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Men's 20 km race walk

Women's shot put

  • Final — 20.96 m (→   Silver medal)
  • Final — 18.36 m (→ 9th place)
  • Final — 18.07 m (→ 10th place)

Women's javelin throw

  • Qualifying round — 56.82 m
  • Final — 59.42 m (→ 6th place)

BasketballEdit

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary round (group A):
  • Defeated Mexico (120–77)
  • Defeated Australia (93–77)
  • Defeated Canada (108–85)
  • Defeated Japan (123–69)
  • Defeated Cuba (98–72)
  • Semifinals:
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (84–89)
  • Bronze medal match:
  • Defeated Canada (100–72) →   Bronze medal
  • Team roster
Women's team competition
  • Team roster

BoxingEdit

Men's light flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's flyweight (– 51 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Twelve cyclists represented the Soviet Union in 1976.

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

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented the Soviet Union in 1976. Pavel Lednyov won a silver medal in the individual event.

Individual
Team
  • Pavel Lednyov
  • Boris Mosolov
  • Borys Onyshchenko

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

VolleyballEdit

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary round (group B)
  • Defeated Italy (3–0)
  • Defeated Brazil (3–0)
  • Defeated Japan (3–0)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Cuba (3–0)
  • Final
  • Lost to Poland (2–3) →   Silver medal
  • Team roster
Women's team competition
  • Preliminary round (Group B)
  • Defeated South Korea (3–1)
  • Defeated Cuba (3–1)
  • Defeated East Germany (3–2)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Hungary (3–0)
  • Final
  • Lost to Japan (0–3) →   Silver medal
  • Team roster

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

Medals by republicEdit

In the following table for team events number of team representatives, who received medals are counted, not "one medal for all the team", as usual. Because there were people from different republics in one team.

RankRepublicGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russian SFSR605640156
2  Ukrainian SSR27222271
3  Byelorussian SSR75517
4  Kazakh SSR7209
5  Georgian SSR3126
6  Lithuanian SSR2237
7  Latvian SSR2226
8  Azerbaijan SSR2103
9  Armenian SSR1315
10  Estonian SSR1001
11  Uzbek SSR0112
12  Moldavian SSR0101
13  Tajik SSR0011
Totals (13 republics)1129677285

Top 5 sports societiesEdit

In the following table for team events number of team representatives, who received medals are counted, not "one medal for all the team", as usual. Because there were people from different sports societies in one team.

Pos Sports society       Total
1 VSS Spartak 24 12 9 45
2 Armed Forces 22 22 15 59
3 VSS Burevestnik 22 13 5 40
4 Dynamo 20 32 26 78
5 VSS Trud 8 4 4 16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Soviet Union at the 1976 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Fencing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Soviet Union Rowing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 April 2018.

SourcesEdit

  • Khavin, Boris (1979). All about Olympic Games (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. – for medal stats by republic and by sports society