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Athletics at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Women's Shot Put

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 31, 1976
Date Finished: July 31, 1976
Format: Final only.

Gold: BUL Ivanka Khristova
Silver: URS Nadezhda Chizhova
Bronze: TCH Helena Fibingerová

Summary

With only 13 competitors there was no qualifying round contested. The world record had been improved four times in 1975-76. Marianne Adam (GDR) threw 21.60 (70-10½) in August 1975, and bettered that with 21.67 (71-1¼) in May 1976. But Bulgaria’s Ivanka Khristova recorded 21.87 (71-9) and 21.89 (71-10) on consecutive days in July 1976. Defending champion Nadezhda Chizhova (URS) was back and was still a force but had been surpassed as the top thrower in 76 by Khristova. However, in the competition, Khristova struggled early. Chizhova took the lead in round one with 20.84 (68-4½), and bettered that with 20.96 (68-9¼) in round two, after Khristova had thrown 20.88 (68-6). Those marks held through four rounds when Khristova moved ahead with 21.16 (69-5¼) to win the gold medal, Chizhova finishing second and completing a full set of medals in the shot put.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Ivanka Khristova 34 Bulgaria BUL Gold 21.16 OR
2 Nadezhda Chizhova 30 Soviet Union URS Silver 20.96
3 Helena Fibingerová 27 Czechoslovakia TCH Bronze 20.67
4 Marianne Adam 24 East Germany GDR 20.55
5 Ilona Schoknecht-Slupianek 19 East Germany GDR 20.54
6 Margitta Droese-Pufe 23 East Germany GDR 19.79
7 Eva Wilms 23 West Germany FRG 19.29
8 Elena Stoyanova 24 Bulgaria BUL 18.89
9 Esfir Dolzhenko-Krachevskaya 31 Soviet Union URS 18.36
10 Faina Melnik 31 Soviet Union URS 18.07
11 María Elena Sarría 21 Cuba CUB 16.31
12 Maren Seidler 25 United States USA 15.60
13 Lucette Moreau 20 Canada CAN 15.48