1976 Olympic Games Montreal - Men's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: Montréal, Canada Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 19.40 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 23, 1976  
Date Finished: July 24, 1976  
(Competitors: 23; Countries: 17; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Overview by IAAF   1976_olympic_stadium.jpg 
Baryshnikov had set the first world record with the rotational technique earlier in the month, 22.00. He launched the shot to an Olympic record of 21.32 in the qualifying round, and led the final from round 1 with 20.53. The Russian responded to Feuerbach’s second round 20.55 with 21.00. Round 5 changed the picture, as Beyer moved from fifth to first with 21.05, and Mironov powered a throw out to 21.03, leaving the the highly-regarded Americans and Capes well behind.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
In 1976, Aleksandr Baryshnikov (URS) set the first world record with the new spin technique, throwing 22.00 (72-2¼) in Paris. But this had already been surpassed three times in 1975 by 1972 Olympian Brian Oldfield who was competing in the short-lived International Track Association (ITA), a professional league. He threw 22.11 (72-6½) in April 1975, and on 10 May 1975, recorded 22.86 or exactly 75 feet, a mark that would not be bettered until 1987. But as a professional he was, in 1976, not eligible for the Olympics. In Montréal, he Baryshnikov led in round one with 20.53 (67-4¼), but American Al Feuerbach took over in round two with 20.55 (67-5¼). Baryshnikov responded in round three with 21.00 (68-10¾). In round five, Udo Beyer (GDR) threw 21.05 (69-0¾) to take the lead, and a few throwers later, Yevgeny Mironov (URS) followed with 21.03 (69-0) to move into second place. That settled the medals as nobody improved in the final round.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics
World Record  Aleksandr Baryshnikov (URS) 22.00 m June 10, 1976 France Colombes, France
Olympic Record  Władysław Komar (POL) 21.18 m September 9, 1972 West Germany Munich, Germany
 
        Results        
 
Shot Put Men     Final 24 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.05     Udo Beyer East Germany GDR 9 Aug 55  
2 21.03     Yevgeniy Mironov Soviet Union URS 1 Nov 49  
3 21.00     Aleksandr Baryshnikov Soviet Union URS 11 Nov 48  
4 20.55     Al Feuerbach United States USA 14 Jan 48  
5 20.47     Hans-Peter Gies East Germany GDR 9 May 47  
6 20.36     Geoff Capes Great Britain GBR 23 Aug 49  
7 20.26     George Woods United States USA 11 Feb 43  
8 20.17     Hans Höglund Sweden SWE 23 Jul 52  
9 19.89     Pete Shmock United States USA 29 Apr 50  
10 19.79     Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg East Germany GDR 9 Apr 44  
11 19.62     Jaroslav Brabec Czechoslovakia TCH 27 Jul 49  
12 18.99     Reijo Ståhlberg Finland FIN 21 Sep 52  
Shot Put Men     Qualification 23 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 21.32     Aleksandr Baryshnikov Soviet Union URS 11 Nov 48  
2 20.52     Hans-Peter Gies East Germany GDR 9 May 47  
3 20.40     Geoff Capes Great Britain GBR 23 Aug 49  
4 20.26     Yevgeniy Mironov Soviet Union URS 1 Nov 49  
5 19.92     Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg East Germany GDR 9 Apr 44  
6 19.87     Al Feuerbach United States USA 14 Jan 48  
7 19.80     Jaroslav Brabec Czechoslovakia TCH 27 Jul 49  
8 19.76     Hans Höglund Sweden SWE 23 Jul 52  
9 19.69     Udo Beyer East Germany GDR 9 Aug 55  
10 19.48     Pete Shmock United States USA 29 Apr 50  
11 19.40     Reijo Ståhlberg Finland FIN 21 Sep 52  
12 19.35     George Woods United States USA 11 Feb 43  
13 19.31     Ralf Reichenbach West Germany FRG 31 Jul 50  
14 19.14     Yves Brouzet France FRA 5 Sep 48  
15 18.93     Hreinn Halldórsson Iceland ISL 3 Mar 49  
16 18.88     Ivan Ivancic Yugoslavia YUG 6 Dec 37  
17 18.76     Hans Almström Sweden SWE 1 Aug 50  
18 18.33     Georges Schroeder Belgium BEL 17 Feb 50  
19 18.13     Jean-Pierre Egger Switzerland SUI 30 Jul 43  
20 17.82     Bruce Pirnie Canada CAN 20 Sep 42  
21 17.76     Juan Turri Argentina ARG 22 Dec 50  
22 13.17     Mohamed Al-Zankawi Kuwait KUW 7 Oct 53  
23 11.68     Saad Al-Bishy Saudi Arabia KSA 16 Oct 52  
 
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Qualification

Group A

Group B
Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 2  Hans-Peter Gies (GDR) 20.52 20.52 m  
2 3  Geoff Capes (GBR) 20.40 20.40 m  
3 8  Hans Höglund (SWE) 19.30 19.76 19.76 m  
4 9  Udo Beyer (GDR) 19.69 19.69 m  
5 10  Peter Shmock (USA) 19.48 19.48 m  
6 12  George Woods (USA) 19.25 19.27 19.35 19.35 m  
7 14  Yves Brouzet (FRA) 18.59 18.75 19.14 19.14 m  
8 16  Ivan Ivančić (YUG) 18.88 18.80 18.75 18.88 m  
9 20  Bruce Pirnie (CAN) X 17.82 X 17.82 m  
10 22  Mohamed Al-Zinkawi (KUW) 13.17 X X 13.17 m  
11 23  Saad Al-Bishi (KSA) 10.89 11.68 X 11.68 m  
Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 1  Aleksandr Baryshnikov (URS) 21.32 21.32 m OR
2 4  Yevgeny Mironov (URS) 18.97 20.26 20.26 m  
3 5  Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg (GDR) 19.92 19.92 m  
4 6  Al Feuerbach (USA) 19.87 19.87 m  
5 7  Jaroslav Brabec (TCH) 19.80 19.80 m  
6 11  Reijo Ståhlberg (FIN) 19.08 19.26 19.40 19.40 m  
7 13  Ralf Reichenbach (FRG) 19.13 19.31 18.56 19.31 m  
8 15  Hreinn Halldórsson (ISL) X 18.93 18.55 18.93 m  
9 17  Hans Almström (SWE) 18.31 18.76 X 18.76 m  
10 18  Jos Schroeder (BEL) 17.78 17.97 18.33 18.33 m  
11 19  Jean-Pierre Egger (SUI) 18.06 X 18.13 18.13 m  
12 21  Juan Adolfo Turri (ARG) 17.24 16.79 17.76 17.76 m  
 

Final

Rank Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  Udo Beyer (GDR) 20.38 20.50 20.49 X 21.05 20.45 21.05 m  
2nd  Yevgeny Mironov (URS) 19.67 20.38 20.14 20.17 21.03 20.66 21.03 m  
3rd  Aleksandr Baryshnikov (URS) 20.53 20.27 21.00 20.96 20.58 X 21.00 m  
4  Al Feuerbach (USA) 19.74 20.55 20.07 20.21 20.10 20.32 20.55 m  
5  Hans-Peter Gies (GDR) 19.98 20.19 20.47 20.45 20.11 20.13 20.47 m  
6  Geoff Capes (GBR) 20.15 20.21 20.36 20.32 20.31 X 20.36 m  
7  George Woods (USA) 20.13 19.97 20.20 20.26 X 19.87 20.26 m  
8  Hans Höglund (SWE) 20.17 20.10 19.85 19.61 X X 20.17 m  
 
9  Peter Shmock (USA) 19.77 19.89 19.26   19.89 m  
10  Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg (GDR) 19.26 19.79 X   19.79 m  
11  Jaroslav Brabec (TCH) 19.62 19.53 X   19.62 m  
12  Reijo Ståhlberg (FIN) 18.78 18.99 18.82   18.99 m