ⓘ Australia at the 1976 Summer Olympics

                                     

ⓘ Australia at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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. 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.

                                     

1. 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. Womens Individual Competition:

  • Maureen Adams - 2114 points → 25th place
  • Carole Toy - 2305 points → 15th place

Mens Individual Competition:

  • David Anear - 2407 points → 13th place
  • Terence Reilly - 2331 points → 26th place
                                     

2. Athletics

Mens 4 × 400 metres Relay

  • Max Binnington, Peter Grant, Don Hanly, and Rick Mitchell
  • Heat - 3:05.75 → did not advance

Mens 5.000 metres

  • David Fitzsimons
  • Heat - did not start → did not advance, no ranking

Mens 10.000 metres

  • Final - 28:29.91 → 12th place
  • Chris Wardlaw
  • Heat - 28:17.52
  • Heat - 28:16.43
  • Final - 29:17.74 → 14th place
  • David Fitzsimons

Mens 400m Hurdles

  • Don Hanly
  • Heat - 51.90s → did not advance
  • Heat - 51.07s → did not advance
  • Peter Grant

Mens Long Jump

  • Heat - 7.46m → did not advance
  • Chris Commons

Mens Marathon

  • Chris Wardlaw - 2:23:56 → 35th place
  • David Chettle - did not finish → no ranking
  • Ross Haywood - did not finish → no ranking

Mens 20 km Race Walk

  • Ross Haywood - 1:30:59 → 12th place

Mens Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying Round - 69.92m
  • Final - 68.00m → 12th place
  • Peter Farmer
                                     

3. Basketball

Mens competition
  • Lost to Soviet Union 77-93
  • Lost to Canada 69-81
  • Lost to Cuba 89-111
  • Defeated Mexico 120-117
  • Defeated Japan 117-79
  • Preliminary Round Group A
  • 5th/8th place: Lost to Italy 72-79
  • 7th/8th place: Lost to Cuba 81-92 → 8th place
  • Classification Matches
  • Perry Crosswhite
  • Team Roster
  • Ian Watson
  • John Maddock
  • Tony Barnett
  • Ray Tomlinson
  • Russell Simon
  • Michael Tucker
  • Andrew Campbell
  • Eddie Palubinskas
  • Peter Walsh
  • Andris Blicavs
  • Robbie Cadee
  • Head Coach: Lindsay Gaze
                                     

4. Cycling

Twelve cyclists represented Australia in 1976.

Individual road race
  • Remo Sansonetti - 4:49:01 → 34th place
  • Clyde Sefton - 4:49:01 → 28th place
  • Peter Kesting - did not finish → no ranking
  • Alan Goodrope - did not finish → no ranking
Team time trial
  • Clyde Sefton
  • Sal Sansonetti
  • Ian Chandler
  • Remo Sansonetti
Sprint
  • Ron Boyle - 20th place
1000m time trial
  • Stephen Goodall - 1:08.610 → 12th place
Individual pursuit
  • Gary Sutton - 6th place
Team pursuit
  • Kevin Nichols
  • Stephen Goodall
  • John Thorsen
  • Geoff Skaines
                                     

5. Fencing

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

Mens foil
  • Ernest Simon
  • Greg Benko
Mens epee
  • Greg Benko
Womens foil
  • Helen Smith
                                     

6. Hockey

Mens competition
  • Lost to the Netherlands 1-2
  • Preliminary Round Group A
  • Lost to Argentina 2-3
  • Defeated Malaysia 2-0
  • Defeated Canada 3-0
  • Replay: Defeated India 1-1, 5-4 after penalty strokes
  • Defeated India 6-1
  • Semi Finals
  • Defeated Pakistan 1-2
  • Final
  • Lost to New Zealand 0-1 → Silver Medal
  • 6. Barry Dancer
  • 7. Douglas Golder
  • 15. Trevor Smith
  • 8. Wayne Hammond
  • 12. Robert Proctor
  • 4. Greg Browning
  • 5. Ian Cooke
  • 13. Graeme Reid
  • 11. Malcolm Poole
  • Team Roster
  • 1. Robert Haigh
  • 16. Terry Walsh
  • 14. Ronald Riley
  • 3. David Bell
  • 10. Stephan Marshall
  • 9. Jim Irvine
  • 2. Ric Charlesworth
  • Head Coach: Mervyn Adams


                                     

7. Water polo

Mens competition
  • Lost to Hungary 6-7
  • Preliminary round Group C
  • Lost to West Germany 3-4
  • Lost to Canada 5-6
  • Classification group
  • Lost to Canada 3-4
  • Defeated Iran 8-2
  • Tied with Mexico 4-4
  • Lost to Cuba 3-8 → 11th place
  • Lost to Soviet Union 2-7
  • David Woods
  • Peter Montgomery
  • David Neesham
  • Andrew Kerr
  • Paul Williams
  • Ross Langdon
  • Edmond Brooks
  • Ian Mills
  • Team roster
  • Charles Turner
  • Rodney Woods
  • Randall Goff
  • Head coach: Tom Hoad
                                     
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