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Athletics at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Women's Pentathlon

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 25, 1976
Date Finished: July 26, 1976
Format: Scoring by 1962/1971 point tables.

Gold: GDR Siegrun Siegl
Silver: GDR Christine Bodner-Laser
Bronze: GDR Burglinde Pollak

Summary

This was probably the closest international competition ever in women’s multi-events. After four events, 62 points separated the top six places, with Siegrun Siegl (GDR) in seventh place, 70 points behind the leader, 1974 European Champion Nadezhda Tkachenko. In the final event, 200 metres, Siegl bettered the field with 23.09 seconds, almost 4/10ths faster than the second-placed runner, Christine Bodner-Laser. That moved Siegl and Bodner-Laser into a tie with 4,745 points. Based on the rules for multi-events, Siegl was declared the gold medalist because she had bettered Bodner-Laser in three of the five events, the tie-breaker. Burglinde Pollak won her second consecutive bronze medal in the event, which gave the GDR a medal sweep.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal P(1971AT) P(1985AT) EWT
1 Siegrun Siegl 21 East Germany GDR Gold 4.745 4.777 3-2
2 Christine Bodner-Laser 25 East Germany GDR Silver 4.745 4.774 2-3
3 Burglinde Pollak 25 East Germany GDR Bronze 4.740 4.767
4 Lyudmila Popovskaya 25 Soviet Union URS 4.700 4.719
5 Nadiya Tkachenko 27 Soviet Union URS 4.669 4.692
6 Diane Jones 25 Canada CAN 4.582 4.616
7 Jane Frederick 24 United States USA 4.566 4.564
8 Margit Papp 28 Hungary HUN 4.535 4.567
9 Penka Sokolova 30 Bulgaria BUL 4.394 4.353
10 Margot Eppinger 24 West Germany FRG 4.352 4.318
11 Ðurđa Fočić 27 Yugoslavia YUG 4.314 4.290
12 Sue Longden 26 Great Britain GBR 4.276 4.232
13 Gale Fitzgerald 25 United States USA 4.263 4.209
14 Tatyana Vorokhobko 25 Soviet Union URS 4.245 4.166
15 Andrea Bruce 21 Jamaica JAM 4.198 4.153
16 Ilona Bruzsenyák 25 Hungary HUN 4.193 4.152
17 Marilyn King 27 United States USA 4.165 4.095
18 Miriama Tuisorisori-Chambault 24 Fiji FIJ 3.827 3.736
19 Ana María Desivici 20 Uruguay URU 3.628 3.478
AC Edith Noeding 21 Peru PER DNF