Australia at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC code AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
in Montreal
Competitors 180 (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)

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.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Australia national field hockey team
David Bell   Jim Irvine
Greg Browning   Malcolm Poole
Rick Charlesworth   Robert Proctor
Ian Cooke   Graeme Reid
Barry Dancer   Ronald Riley
Douglas Golder   Trevor Smith
Robert Haigh   Terry Walsh
Wayne Hammond
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

Archery

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:

Athletics

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)

Basketball

Men's competition

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Twelve cyclists represented Australia in 1976.

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

Diving

Equestrian

Fencing

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

Men's foil
Men's épée
Women's foil

Gymnastics

Hockey

Men's competition

Judo

Modern pentathlon

Two male pentathletes represented Australia in 1976.

Individual

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Water polo

Men's competition

Weightlifting

Wrestling

See also

References

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