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Athletics at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Women's Long Jump

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

Gold: GDR Angela Voigt
Silver: USA Kathy McMillan
Bronze: URS Lidiya Alfeyeva

Summary

In May 1976 Angela Voigt (GDR) had broken the world record with 6.92 (22-8½), but ten days later, her teammate, Siegrun Siegl bettered that record with 6.99 (22-11¼). In the first round of the final, Voigt settled the gold medal with 6.72 (22-0¾), which was not surpassed. American Kathy McMillan surprised with 6.66 (21-10¼) in round five to win the silver medal. Siegl could do no better than 6.59 (21-7½) in round three losing the bronze medal to Lidiya Alfeyeva (URS), who had also led the qualifying.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Angela Voigt 25 East Germany GDR Gold
2 Kathy McMillan 18 United States USA Silver
3 Lidiya Alfeyeva 30 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Siegrun Siegl 21 East Germany GDR
5 Ildikó Szabó-Erdélyi 20 Hungary HUN
6 Jarmila Nygrýnová 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
7 Heidemarie Wycisk 27 East Germany GDR
8 Elena Vintilă 30 Romania ROU
9 Sue Scott-Reeve 24 Great Britain GBR
10 Anikó Milassin 22 Hungary HUN
11 Diane Jones 25 Canada CAN
AC r2/2 Liliyana Panayotova-Ivanova 20 Bulgaria BUL
13 QR Ana Alexander 21 Cuba CUB
14 QR Sherron Walker 20 United States USA
15 QR Ekaterina Nedeva 25 Bulgaria BUL
16 QR Silvina Pereira da Silva 27 Brazil BRA
17 QR Maroula Lambrou-Teloni 23 Greece GRE
18 QR Ciska Jansen 31 Netherlands NED
19 QR Christa Striezel 26 West Germany FRG
20 QR Doina Spînu 19 Romania ROU
21 QR Sumie Awara 23 Japan JPN
22 QR Ilona Bruzsenyák 25 Hungary HUN
23 QR Lyudmila Borsuk 24 Soviet Union URS
24 QR Myra Nimmo 22 Great Britain GBR
25 QR Martha Rae Watson 29 United States USA
26 QR Radojka Francoti 23 Yugoslavia YUG
27 QR Miriama Tuisorisori-Chambault 24 Fiji FIJ
28 QR Shonel Ferguson 18 Bahamas BAH
29 QR Graziella Santini 15 San Marino SMR
AC QR Eva Šuranová 30 Czechoslovakia TCH