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Nepal at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Nepal at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Flag of Nepal.svg
IOC code NEP
NOC Nepal Olympic Committee
Website www.nocnepal.org.np
in Montreal
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Nepal sent a delegation to compete at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 17 July to 1 August 1976. This was the nation's third time competing at a Summer Olympic Games. Nepal's delegation consisted of a single Marathon runner, Baikuntha Manandhar. He finished the race in 50th place.

Background

The Nepal Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 31 December 1962.[1] They first participated at the Summer Olympic Games at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.They missed the following edition, then returned for the 1972 Munich Olympics and have taken part in every Summer Olympiad since.[2] The 1976 Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 17 July to 1 August 1976; a total of 6,084 athletes representing 92 National Olympic Committees took part.[3] Nepal sent only one athlete to Montreal, Marathon runner Baikuntha Manandhar.[4]

Athletics

Baikuntha Manandhar was 23 years old at the time of the Montreal Olympics, and was making the first of his four consecutive Olympic appearances.[5][6] On 31 July, he took part in the men's Marathon, and finished the race in 2 hours, 30 minutes and 7 seconds.[7] This put him in 50th place out of 60 competitors who finished the race.[8] The gold medal was won by Waldemar Cierpinski of East Germany in a time of 2 hours, 9 minutes and 55 seconds; the silver medal was won by Frank Shorter of the United States, and the bronze was earned by Karel Lismont of Belgium.[8]

Athletes Events Final
Time Rank
Baikuntha Manandhar Men's Marathon 2:30:07 50

References

  1. ^ "Nepal – National Olympic Committee (NOC)". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 25 December 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Nepal". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 26 August 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics – results & video highlights". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 26 September 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Nepal at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Baikuntha Manandhar Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Baikuntha MANANDHAR – Olympic Athletics – Nepal". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Athletics at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's Marathon". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 31 August 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Montreal 1976 marathon men – Olympic Athletics". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
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