Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics

The 1976 Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 26 events in swimming were contested. There was a total of 471 participants from 51 countries competing.[1]

Swimming
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Montreal Olympic Pool.jpg
VenueOlympic Pool
Competitors471 from 51 nations
← 1972
1980 →

EventsEdit

Participating nationsEdit

471 swimmers from 51 nations competed.[1]

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)1314734
2  East Germany (GDR)116219
3  Soviet Union (URS)1359
4  Great Britain (GBR)1113
5  Canada (CAN)0268
6  Netherlands (NED)0022
  West Germany (FRG)0022
8  Australia (AUS)0011
Totals (8 nations)26262678

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Jim Montgomery
  United States
49.99 (WR) Jack Babashoff
  United States
50.81 Peter Nocke
  West Germany
51.31
200 m freestyle
details
Bruce Furniss
  United States
1:50.29 (WR) John Naber
  United States
1:50.50 Jim Montgomery
  United States
1:50.58
400 m freestyle
details
Brian Goodell
  United States
3:51.93 (WR) Tim Shaw
  United States
3:52.54 Vladimir Raskatov
  Soviet Union
3:55.76
1500 m freestyle
details
Brian Goodell
  United States
15:02.40 (WR) Bobby Hackett
  United States
15:03.91 Stephen Holland
  Australia
15:04.66
100 m backstroke
details
John Naber
  United States
55.49 (WR) Peter Rocca
  United States
56.34 Roland Matthes
  East Germany
57.22
200 m backstroke
details
John Naber
  United States
1:59.19 (WR) Peter Rocca
  United States
2:00.55 Dan Harrigan
  United States
2:01.35
100 m breaststroke
details
John Hencken
  United States
1:03.11 (WR) David Wilkie
  Great Britain
1:03.43 Arvydas Juozaitis
  Soviet Union
1:04.23
200 m breaststroke
details
David Wilkie
  Great Britain
2:15.11 (WR) John Hencken
  United States
2:17.26 Rick Colella
  United States
2:19.20
100 m butterfly
details
Matt Vogel
  United States
54.35 Joe Bottom
  United States
54.50 Gary Hall, Sr.
  United States
54.65
200 m butterfly
details
Mike Bruner
  United States
1:59.23 (WR) Steve Gregg
  United States
1:59.54 Bill Forrester
  United States
1:59.96
400 m individual medley
details
Rod Strachan
  United States
4:23.68 (WR) Tim McKee
  United States
4:24.62 Andrey Smirnov
  Soviet Union
4:26.90
4 × 200 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
John Naber
Mike Bruner
Bruce Furniss
Jim Montgomery
7:23.22 (WR)   Soviet Union (URS)
Vladimir Raskatov
Andrei Bogdanov
Sergey Kopliakov
Andrey Krylov
7:27.97   Great Britain (GBR)
Alan McClatchey
Brian Brinkley
Gordon Downie
David Dunne
7:32.11
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
  United States (USA)
John Naber
John Hencken
Matt Vogel
Jim Montgomery
3:42.22 (WR)   Canada (CAN)
Stephen Pickell
Graham Smith
Clay Evans
Gary MacDonald
3:45.94   West Germany (FRG)
Klaus Steinbach
Michael Kraus
Walter Kusch
Peter Nocke
3:47.29

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Kornelia Ender
  East Germany
55.65 (WR) Petra Priemer
  East Germany
56.49 Enith Brigitha
  Netherlands
56.65
200 m freestyle
details
Kornelia Ender
  East Germany
1:59.26 (WR) Shirley Babashoff
  United States
2:01.22 Enith Brigitha
  Netherlands
2:01.40
400 m freestyle
details
Petra Thümer
  East Germany
4:09.89 (WR) Shirley Babashoff
  United States
4:10.46 Shannon Smith
  Canada
4:14.60
800 m freestyle
details
Petra Thümer
  East Germany
8:37.14 (WR) Shirley Babashoff
  United States
8:37.59 Wendy Weinberg
  United States
8:42.60
100 m backstroke
details
Ulrike Richter
  East Germany
1:01.83 (OR) Birgit Treiber
  East Germany
1:03.41 Nancy Garapick
  Canada
1:03.71
200 m backstroke
details
Ulrike Richter
  East Germany
2:13.43 (OR) Birgit Treiber
  East Germany
2:14.97 Nancy Garapick
  Canada
2:15.60
100 m breaststroke
details
Hannelore Anke
  East Germany
1:11.16 Lyubov Rusanova
  Soviet Union
1:13.04 Marina Koshevaya
  Soviet Union
1:13.30
200 m breaststroke
details
Marina Koshevaya
  Soviet Union
2:33.35 (WR) Marina Yurchenya
  Soviet Union
2:36.08 Lyubov Rusanova
  Soviet Union
2:36.22
100 m butterfly
details
Kornelia Ender
  East Germany
1:00.13 (=WR) Andrea Pollack
  East Germany
1:00.98 Wendy Boglioli
  United States
1:01.17
200 m butterfly
details
Andrea Pollack
  East Germany
2:11.41 (OR) Ulrike Tauber
  East Germany
2:12.50 Rosemarie Gabriel
  East Germany
2:12.86
400 m individual medley
details
Ulrike Tauber
  East Germany
4:42.77 (WR) Cheryl Gibson
  Canada
4:48.10 Becky Smith
  Canada
4:50.48
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Kim Peyton
Jill Sterkel
Shirley Babashoff
Wendy Boglioli
3:44.82 (WR)   East Germany (GDR)
Petra Priemer
Kornelia Ender
Claudia Hempel
Andrea Pollack
3:45.50   Canada (CAN)
Becky Smith
Gail Amundrud
Barbara Clark
Anne Jardin
3:48.81
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
  East Germany (GDR)
Ulrike Richter
Hannelore Anke
Kornelia Ender
Andrea Pollack
4:07.95 (WR)   United States (USA)
Camille Wright
Shirley Babashoff
Linda Jezek
Lauri Siering
4:14.55   Canada (CAN)
Susan Sloan
Robin Corsiglia
Wendy Hogg
Anne Jardin
4:15.22

Gallery of the medalistsEdit

Some of the Olympic medalists in Montreal:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Swimming at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2016.