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Athletics at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Long Jump

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 28, 1976
Date Finished: July 29, 1976

Gold: USA Arnie Robinson
Silver: USA Randy Williams
Bronze: GDR Frank Wartenberg

Summary

The top two Americans from 1972, Randy Williams and Clarence "Arni" Robinson, were back and with teammate Larry Myricks also highly considered, an American sweep seemed possible. But warming up for the final, Myricks broke a bone in his foot and could not compete. In the opening round, Robinson jumped his lifetime PR of 8.35 (27-4¾) and won the gold medal with that effort. He also could have won his second round jump of 8.26 (27-1¼), or his fifth round jump of 8.16 (26-9¼). Williams opened with 8.11 (26-7¼), which was good enough for the silver medal. The GDR’s Frank Wartenberg was the surprise bronze medalist.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Arnie Robinson 28 United States USA Gold
2 Randy Williams 22 United States USA Silver
3 Frank Wartenberg 21 East Germany GDR Bronze
4 Jacques Rousseau 25 France FRA
5 João Carlos de Oliveira 22 Brazil BRA
6 Nenad Stekić 25 Yugoslavia YUG
7 Valeriy Pidluzhniy 23 Soviet Union URS
8 Hans Baumgartner 27 West Germany FRG
9 Rolf Bernhard 26 Switzerland SUI
10 Aleksey Pereverzev 26 Soviet Union URS
11 Fletcher Lewis 21 Bahamas BAH
3 QR Larry Myricks 20 United States USA
13 QR Grzegorz Cybulski 24 Poland POL
14 QR Hans-Jürgen Berger 24 West Germany FRG
15 QR Roy Mitchell 21 Great Britain GBR
16 QR T. C. Yohannan 29 India IND
17 QR Ronald Desruelles 21 Belgium BEL
18 QR Milán Matos 26 Cuba CUB
19 QR Richard Rock 18 Canada CAN
20 QR Tõnu Lepik 30 Soviet Union URS
21 QR Jim Buchanan 20 Canada CAN
22 QR Jim McAndrew 19 Canada CAN
23 QR Roberto Veglia 19 Italy ITA
24 QR Chris Commons 25 Australia AUS
25 QR George Swanston 25 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
26 QR Philippe Deroche 21 France FRA
27 QR Panagiotis Khatzistathis 24 Greece GRE
28 QR Brou Kouakou Cote d'Ivoire CIV
29 QR Calvin Greenaway 28 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
30 QR Papa Ibrahima Ba 30 Senegal SEN
31 QR Tony Moore 24 Fiji FIJ
32 QR Rafael Blanquer 30 Spain ESP
AC QR Ghassan Faddoul 20 Lebanon LIB