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Athletics at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 26, 1976
Date Finished: July 28, 1976

Gold: FRA Guy Drut
Silver: CUB Alejandro Casañas
Bronze: USA Willie Davenport

Summary

The silver medalist from 1972, Guy Drut (FRA), had won the 1974 European Championships and was favored in Montréal, the first time in memory that the favorite was not an American. In 1975 Drut had first equaled the hand-timed world record of 13.1 and then broke it with 13.0 at the ISTAF Meet in Berlin in August. He was expected to be challenged by 1975 Pan-American Games champion Alejandro Casañas of Cuba. There was no dominant US hurdler in 1976. Drut was under significant pressure to win by French fans but came thru with the gold medal, Casañas winning silver over the 1968 gold medalist, Willie Davenport. It was Davenport’s fourth Olympics, and he would compete in a fifth one in 1980 at Lake Placid as a bobsledder.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Guy Drut 25 France FRA Gold
2 Alejandro Casañas 22 Cuba CUB Silver
3 Willie Davenport 33 United States USA Bronze
4 Charles W. Foster 23 United States USA
5 Thomas Munkelt 23 East Germany GDR
6 James Owens 21 United States USA
7 Vyacheslav Kulebyakin 25 Soviet Union URS
8 Viktor Myasnikov 27 Soviet Union URS
5 h1 r2/3 Berwyn Price 24 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r2/3 Frank Siebeck 26 East Germany GDR
6 h1 r2/3 Warren Parr 24 Australia AUS
6 h2 r2/3 Arnaldo Bristol 30 Puerto Rico PUR
7 h1 r2/3 Jean-Pierre Corval 27 France FRA
7 h2 r2/3 Giuseppe Buttari 25 Italy ITA
8 h1 r2/3 Gianni Ronconi 23 Italy ITA
8 h2 r2/3 Ishtiaq Mubarak 28 Malaysia MAS
6 h2 r1/3 Stratos Vasileiou 27 Greece GRE
6 h3 r1/3 Danny Smith 24 Bahamas BAH
7 h1 r1/3 Abdoulaye Sarr 28 Senegal SEN
7 h2 r1/3 José Cartas 24 Mexico MEX
7 h3 r1/3 Daniel Taillon 23 Canada CAN
8 h1 r1/3 Conrad Mainwaring 24 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
8 h3 r1/3 Saleh Faraj 21 Kuwait KUW
AC h2 r1/3 Max Binnington 27 Australia AUS