Israel at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Flag of Israel.svg
IOC codeISR
NOCOlympic Committee of Israel
Websitewww.olympicsil.co.il (in Hebrew and English)
in Montreal
Competitors26 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Esther Roth-Shachamarov[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Israel competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 28 competitors, 26 men and 2 women, took part in 19 events in 10 sports.[2]

Summary

Israel sent to the Olympics a football team, that qualified for the second time, and 11 individual athletes, the same number as the victims in Munich massacre four years earlier. All seven sports represented at the 1972 Olympics were retained for 1976: Athletics, swimming, shooting, fencing, wrestling, weight lifting and sailing. In addition to football, gymnastics also appeared for the second time, after a break of 16 years, and judo made its debut on the Israeli Olympic team.

This was by far the most successful Olympic Games for Israel until then. Esther Roth-Shahamorov, the only team member who was also in Munich, became the first Israeli athlete in any sport who reached an Olympic final, and finished sixth in women's 100m hurdles. Her place is still the best achievement by an Israeli track athlete. In weightlifting, Eduard Weitz came in fifth place, the best achievement of an Israeli at the Olympics in any sport until then, which still remains the best achievement in weightlifting in Israel's Olympic history. Another fine achievement was seventh place (unofficially) for Rami Miron in wrestling. Those three results were better than any previous result of Israeli athlete at the Olympics.

The football team, despite drawing its three preliminary round matches, still advanced to the quarterfinals, where it was eliminated by Brazil. It was a repeat of Israel's achievement in 1968.

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Event Participant Result Ref
Women's 100 metres hurdles Esther Roth-Shahamorov

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Event Participant Result Ref
Women's foil Nili Drori

Football

Main article: Football at the 1976 Summer Olympics

During the 1976 Summer Olympics, Israel competed in football along with Iran and North Korea in the AFC.[3] Additionally, Israeli referee Abraham Klein worked the tournament. Israel lost to Brazil in the quarter-finals and was eliminated.

Preliminary round - Group B

Standings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 5
 Israel 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Mexico 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
 Guatemala 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2

Matches


Israel 0 – 0 Guatemala
Report
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 9.500
Referee: Vladimir Rudnev Soviet Union

Mexico 2 – 2 Israel
Rangel 19' 44' Report Oz 51'
Shum 55' (pen.)
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 36.569
Referee: Alberto Michelotti Italy

France 1 – 1 Israel
Platini 80' (pen.) Report Peretz 75'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 33.639
Referee: Ramón Barreto Uruguay

Quarterfinals

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
July 25 - Ottawa
 
 
 East Germany4
 
July 27 - Montreal
 
 France0
 
 East Germany2
 
July 25 - Sherbrooke
 
 Soviet Union1
 
 Soviet Union2
 
July 31 - Montreal
 
 Iran1
 
 East Germany3
 
July 25 - Toronto
 
 Poland1
 
 Brazil4
 
July 27 - Toronto
 
 Israel1
 
 Poland2
 
July 25 - Montreal
 
 Brazil0 Bronze medal match
 
 Poland5
 
July 29 - Montreal
 
 North Korea0
 
 Soviet Union2
 
 
 Brazil0
 

Matches


Brazil 4 – 1 Israel
Jarbas 56' 74' Erivelto 72'
Júnior 88'
Report Peretz 80'
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 18.601
Referee: Károly Palotai Hungary

Final ranking

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  East Germany (GDR) 5 4 1 0 10 2 +8 9
2  Poland (POL) 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 7
3  Soviet Union (URS) 5 4 0 1 10 4 +6 8
4  Brazil (BRA) 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 5
5  France (FRA) 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 5
6  Israel (ISR) 4 0 3 1 4 7 −3 3
7  Iran (IRI) 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
8  North Korea (PRK) 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
9  Mexico (MEX) 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
10  Guatemala (GUA) 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
11  Cuba (CUB) 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
12  Spain (ESP) 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
13  Canada (CAN) 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
Source: rsssf.com

Goal scorers

2 goals
1 goal

Squad

Head coach: David Schweitzer

No. Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Cards
yellow/red
1 GK Yitzhak Vissoker Sep 18, 1944 31 ? Israel Hapoel Petah Tikva 4
2 DF Avraham Lev Aug 24, 1948 27 ? Israel Beitar Tel Aviv 2
3 MF Yaron Oz May 10, 1952 24 ? Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 1
4 DF Haim Bar May 14, 1954 22 4 Israel Maccabi Netanya 4
5 MF Moshe Schweitzer Apr 24, 1954 22 ? Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 4
6 FW Vicky Peretz Feb 11, 1953 23 ? Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 4 2
7 MF Itzhak Shum Sep 1, 1948 27 ? Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba 4 1
8 DF Eli Leventhal Mar 18, 1953 23 ? Israel Hapoel Haifa 4
9 MF Rifaat Turk Sep 16, 1954 21 ? Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 2
10 FW Gideon Damti Oct 31, 1951 24 ? Israel Shimshon Tel Aviv 4
11 GK Yosef Sorinov May 17, 1946 30 ? Israel Hapoel Ramat Gan 0
12 DF Meir Nimni Sep 29, 1948 27 ? Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 4
13 FW Oded Machnes Jun 8, 1956 20 ? Israel Maccabi Netanya 2
14 DF Avi Cohen Nov 14, 1956 19 ? Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 3
15 MF Yehoshua Gal Jul 11, 1951 25 ? Israel Maccabi Netanya 1
16 FW Ehud Ben Tuvim Aug 12, 1952 23 ? Israel Bnei Yehuda 0
17 DF Alon Ben Dor Mar 18, 1952 24 ? Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 4

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Event Participant Result Ref
Dov Lupi

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Event Participant Result Ref
Men's -70 kg Yona Melnik Round of 32

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Event Participant Result Ref
Yehuda Maayan & Yoel Sela

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Event Participant Result Ref
Micha Kaufman

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Event Participant Result Ref
Dov Nisman
Adi Prag

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Event Participant Result Ref
Weightlifting—Men's Featherweight Eduard Weitz 5th [4]

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Event Participant Result Ref
Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Rami Miron 7th [5]

References

  1. ^ "Olympic History of Israel". Archived from the original on 2015-06-28.
  2. ^ "Israel at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  3. ^ "Games of the XXI. Olympiad - Football Tournament".
  4. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games: Men's Featherweight". Archived from the original on 2016-03-07.
  5. ^ "Rami Miron Bio, Stats, and Results". Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.