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Men's 100 metres

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 23, 1976
Date Finished: July 24, 1976

Gold: TTO Hasely Crawford
Silver: JAM Don Quarrie
Bronze: URS Valeriy Borzov

Summary

The two top sprinters since 1972 were Jamaican Don Quarrie and American Steve Williams. Quarrie had won the 100/200 double at the 1970 and 1974 Commonwealth Games, and would win the 100 again in 1978. He was considered better at the 200, but was a top century sprinter as well. Williams spent 1973-76 amassing a series of superb times, equaling the world records in both 100 yards and 100 metres. Many experts consider him, at his best, the fastest man of the 70s, but injuries and boycotts prevented him from ever making an Olympic team. Valery Borzov was back in 1976, but was not the dominant sprinter he had been in 1972. Another finalist from 1972 who was back was Trinidad’s Hasely Crawford, who first was noticed placing third behind Quarrie at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in the 100. In the Olympic final, Borzov and American Harvey Glance took the early lead, but Quarrie caught them by 20 metres. Crawford finished quickly to nip Quarrie at the line – by 1/100th of a second. Borzov added a bronze to his 1972 gold and Glance placed fourth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Hasely Crawford 25 Trinidad and Tobago TTO Gold
2 Don Quarrie 25 Jamaica JAM Silver
3 Valeriy Borzov 26 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Harvey Glance 19 United States USA
5 Guy Abrahams 23 Panama PAN
6 Johnny Jones 18 United States USA
7 Klaus-Dieter Kurrat 21 East Germany GDR
8 Petar Petrov 21 Bulgaria BUL
5 h1 r3/4 Marvin Nash 22 Canada CAN
5 h2 r3/4 Steve Riddick 24 United States USA
6 h1 r3/4 Ainsley Armstrong 23 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
6 h2 r3/4 Amadou Méité 26 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
7 h1 r3/4 Ruy da Silva 24 Brazil BRA
7 h2 r3/4 Aleksandr Aksinin 21 Soviet Union URS
8 h1 r3/4 Marian Woronin 19 Poland POL
8 h2 r3/4 Alexander Thieme 22 East Germany GDR
5 h1 r2/4 Dennis Trott 20 Bermuda BER
5 h2 r2/4 Silvio Leonard 20 Cuba CUB
5 h3 r2/4 Andrzej Świerczyński 23 Poland POL
5 h4 r2/4 Francisco Gómez 19 Cuba CUB
6 h1 r2/4 Anat Ratanapol 28 Thailand THA
6 h2 r2/4 Sammy Monsels 22 Suriname SUR
6 h3 r2/4 Adama Fall 25 Senegal SEN
6 h4 r2/4 Zenon Licznerski 21 Poland POL
7 h1 r2/4 Luciano Caravani 23 Italy ITA
7 h2 r2/4 Colin Bradford 21 Jamaica JAM
7 h3 r2/4 Klaus Bieler 27 West Germany FRG
7 h4 r2/4 Dieter Steinmann 26 West Germany FRG
8 h1 r2/4 Gilles Échevin 27 France FRA
8 h2 r2/4 Christer Garpenborg 24 Sweden SWE
3 h9 r1/4 Juris Silovs 25 Soviet Union URS
4 h1 r1/4 Lambert Micha 26 Belgium BEL
4 h2 r1/4 Mike Sharpe 20 Bermuda BER
4 h4 r1/4 Mike Sands 23 Bahamas BAH
4 h7 r1/4 Suchart Chairsuvaparb 25 Thailand THA
4 h8 r1/4 Hermes Ramírez 28 Cuba CUB
4 h9 r1/4 Chris Brathwaite 27 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
5 h1 r1/4 Gregory Simons 18 Bermuda BER
5 h2 r1/4 Dominique Chauvelot 24 France FRA
5 h3 r1/4 Jean-Claude Amoureux 20 France FRA
5 h5 r1/4 Pedro Ferrer 22 Puerto Rico PUR
5 h6 r1/4 Barka Sy 32 Senegal SEN
5 h7 r1/4 Roland Bombardella 19 Luxembourg LUX
5 h8 r1/4 Momar N'Dao 27 Senegal SEN
5 h9 r1/4 Endre Lépold 20 Hungary HUN
6 h1 r1/4 Bjarni Stefánsson 25 Iceland ISL
6 h2 r1/4 Mohamed Al-Sehly 21 Saudi Arabia KSA
6 h3 r1/4 Abdul Kareem Al-Awad 22 Kuwait KUW
6 h4 r1/4 Peter Fitzgerald 22 Australia AUS
6 h5 r1/4 Vasilios Papageorgopoulos 29 Greece GRE
6 h6 r1/4 Masahide Jinno 27 Japan JPN
6 h7 r1/4 Clive Sands 23 Bahamas BAH
6 h8 r1/4 Ramli Ahmad 19 Malaysia MAS
6 h9 r1/4 Pearson Jordan 25 Barbados BAR
7 h2 r1/4 Werner Bastians 19 West Germany FRG
7 h3 r1/4 Ayoub Bodaghi 28 Iran IRI
7 h4 r1/4 Ronald Russell 22 United States Virgin Islands ISV
7 h5 r1/4 Leonard Jervis 27 Bahamas BAH
7 h6 r1/4 Colin Thurton 33 Belize BIZ
7 h7 r1/4 Philippe Étienne 26 Haiti HAI
7 h9 r1/4 Tony Moore 24 Fiji FIJ
8 h2 r1/4 Armando Padilla 19 Nicaragua NCA
8 h6 r1/4 Siegfried Regales 23 Netherlands Antilles AHO