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Swimming
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Competitors471 from 51 nations
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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]

Events

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Participating nations

471 swimmers from 51 nations competed.[1]

Medal table

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 entries)26262678

Medal summary

Men's events

Games 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 events

Games 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
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 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 medalists

Some of the Olympic medalists in Montreal:

References

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