Soviet Union at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Soviet Union at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg
IOC code URS
NOC Soviet Olympic Committee
in Montreal
Competitors 410 (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–)

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]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

Women's individual competition:

Men's individual competition:

Athletics

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.svg 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.svg 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.svg 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)

Basketball

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) → Med 3.png Bronze medal
  • Team roster
Women's team competition
  • Team roster

Boxing

Men's light flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's flyweight (– 51 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Twelve cyclists represented the Soviet Union in 1976.

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

Diving

Equestrian

Fencing

18 fencers, 13 men and 5 women, represented the Soviet Union in 1976. They finished top of the fencing medal table with a total of seven medals, including three gold and a clean-sweep in the individual sabre event.[2]

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Football

Gymnastics

Handball

Judo

Modern pentathlon

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

Rowing

The Soviet Union had 31 male and 24 female rowers participate in all 14 rowing events in 1976.[3]

Men’s competition
Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's quadruple sculls
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four
Men's eight
Women's competition
Women's single sculls
Women's double sculls
Women's coxless pair
Women's coxed four
Women's quadruple sculls
Women's eight

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Volleyball

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) → Med 2.png 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) → Med 2.png Silver medal
  • Team roster

Water polo

Men's team competition
  • Team roster

Weightlifting

Wrestling

Medals by republic

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.

Rank Republic Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russian SFSR 60 56 40 156
2  Ukrainian SSR 27 22 22 71
3  Byelorussian SSR 7 5 5 17
4  Kazakh SSR 7 2 0 9
5  Georgian SSR 3 1 2 6
6  Lithuanian SSR 2 2 3 7
7  Latvian SSR 2 2 2 6
8  Azerbaijan SSR 2 1 0 3
9  Armenian SSR 1 3 1 5
10  Estonian SSR 1 0 0 1
11  Uzbek SSR 0 1 1 2
12  Moldavian SSR 0 1 0 1
13  Tajik SSR 0 0 1 1
Totals (13 republics) 112 96 77 285

Top 5 sports societies

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 Gold Silver Bronze 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

References

  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.

Sources

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