| Event type

100 metres, Men

Date23 – 24 July 1976
LocationStade olympique, Parc olympique, Montréal, Québec
Participants63 from 40 countries

The two top sprinters since 1972 were Jamaican Don Quarrie and American Steve Williams. Quarrie had won the 100/200 double at the 1970 and 1974 Commonwealth Games, and would win the 100 again in 1978. He was considered better at the 200, but was a top century sprinter as well. Williams spent 1973-76 amassing a series of superb times, equaling the world records in both 100 yards and 100 metres. Many experts consider him, at his best, the fastest man of the 70s, but injuries and boycotts prevented him from ever making an Olympic team.Both Williams and another top rated American Houston McTear missed the Games after suffering hamstring injuries at the US Trials. Another possible medal contender Silvio Leonard of Cuba failed to reach the final after reportedly being injured in a pillow fight shortly after arriving in Montreal.

Valery Borzov was back in 1976, but was not the dominant sprinter he had been in 1972 and was carrying a minor leg injury. Another finalist from 1972 who was back was Trinidad’s Hasely Crawford, who first was noticed placing third behind Quarrie at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in the 100 but who Track and Field News described as “a man of frequent high expectations who hasn’t yet fulfilled that promise”. In the Olympic final, Borzov and American Harvey Glance took the early lead, but Quarrie caught them by 20 metres. Crawford finished quickly to nip Quarrie at the line – by 1/100th of a second. Borzov added a bronze to his 1972 gold and Glance placed fourth.

1846Hasely CrawfordTTO10.42 (1 h1)10.29 (1 h3)10.22 (1 h2)10.06 (1)Gold
2574Don QuarrieJAM10.38 (1 h4)10.33 (1 h1)10.26 (2 h2)10.08 (2)Silver
3877Valery BorzovURS10.53 (2 h6)10.39 (2 h3)10.30 (2 h1)10.14 (3)Bronze
4929Harvey GlanceUSA10.37 (1 h5)10.23 (1 h4)10.24 (1 h1)10.19 (4)
5700Guy AbrahamsPAN10.40 (2 h4)10.35 (1 h2)10.37 (4 h1)10.25 (5)
6936Johnny JonesUSA10.43 (1 h2)10.46 (2 h2)10.30 (3 h2)10.27 (6)
7391Klaus-Dieter KurratGDR10.37 (1 h6)10.29 (2 h4)10.30 (3 h1)10.31 (7)
8127Petar PetrovBUL10.46 (1 h3)10.30 (3 h4)10.30 (4 h2)10.35 (8)
5 h1 r3/4164Marvin NashCAN10.59 (3 h4)10.48 (3 h1)10.52 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4951Steve RiddickUSA10.43 (1 h7)10.36 (2 h1)10.33 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/4843Ainsley ArmstrongTTO10.59 (3 h2)10.46 (4 h4)10.52 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/4989Amadou MéitéCIV10.53 (2 h2)10.45 (3 h3)10.46 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/4117Rui da SilvaBRA10.61 (3 h3)10.57 (4 h3)10.54 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/4871Aleksandr AksininURS10.60 (3 h5)10.55 (4 h1)10.50 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/4745Marian WoroninPOL10.56 (2 h5)10.53 (4 h2)10.69 (8 h1)
8 h2 r3/4406Alexander ThiemeGDR10.64 (2 h1)10.50 (3 h2)10.50 (8 h2)
5 h1 r2/4110Dennis TrottBER10.67 (5 h4)10.64 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/4220Silvio LeonardCUB10.62 (2 h9)10.59 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/4737Andrzej ŚwierczyńskiPOL10.62 (2 h7)10.59 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/4212Francisco GómezCUB10.68 (4 h6)10.49 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/4837Anat RatanapolTHA10.71 (3 h8)10.65 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/4987Sammy MonselsSUR10.58 (1 h9)10.61 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/4791Adama FallSEN10.72 (3 h7)10.60 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/4721Zenon LicznerskiPOL10.60 (2 h3)10.52 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/4542Luciano CaravaniITA10.66 (3 h1)10.81 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/4570Colin BradfordJAM10.64 (4 h5)10.62 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/4412Klaus BielerFRG10.58 (2 h8)10.80 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/4441Dieter SteinmannFRG10.68 (3 h6)10.67 (7 h4)
8 h1 r2/4317Gilles ÉchevinFRA10.53 (1 h8)12.00 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/4813Christer GarpenborgSWE10.64 (4 h3)10.63 (8 h2)
3 h9 r1/4904Juris SilovsURS10.70 (3 h9)– (DNS h4)
4 h1 r1/492Lambert MichaBEL10.69 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/4106Mike SharpeBER10.70 (4 h2)
4 h4 r1/476Mike SandsBAH10.65 (4 h4)– (DNS h3)
4 h7 r1/4834Suchart ChairsuvaparbTHA10.75 (4 h7)
4 h8 r1/4230Hermes RamírezCUB10.72 (4 h8)
4 h9 r1/4844Chris BrathwaiteTTO10.71 (4 h9)
5 h1 r1/4107Gregory SimonsBER10.76 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/4311Dominique ChauvelotFRA10.79 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/4305Jean-Claude AmoureuxFRA10.75 (5 h3)
5 h5 r1/4763Pedro FerrerPUR10.76 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/4797Barka SySEN10.81 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/4632Roland BombardellaLUX10.76 (5 h7)
5 h8 r1/4794Momar N'DaoSEN10.74 (5 h8)
5 h9 r1/4501Endre LépoldHUN10.82 (5 h9)
6 h1 r1/4530Bjarni StefánssonISL11.28 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/444Mohamed Al-SehlyKSA11.10 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/4622Abdul Kareem Al-AwadKUW11.27 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/454Peter FitzgeraldAUS10.87 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/4467Vasilios PapageorgopoulosGRE10.82 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/4578Masahide JinnoJPN10.94 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/475Clive SandsBAH10.82 (6 h7)
6 h8 r1/4636Ramli AhmadMAS10.98 (6 h8)
6 h9 r1/482Pearson JordanBAR10.95 (6 h9)
7 h2 r1/4409Werner BastiansFRG11.17 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/4520Ayoub BodaghiIRI11.39 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/4532Ronald RussellISV11.22 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/472Leonard JervisBAH10.87 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/4111Colin ThurtonBIZ11.03 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/4482Philippe ÉtienneHAI11.05 (7 h7)
7 h9 r1/4275Tony MooreFIJ11.16 (7 h9)
8 h2 r1/4654Armando PadillaNCA11.52 (8 h2)
8 h6 r1/42Siegfried RegalesAHO11.11 (8 h6)
DNS160Robert MartinCAN– (DNS h1)
DNS136René MberinguererCAF– (DNS h8)
DNS238Félix LópezDOM– (DNS h9)
DNS675Wavala KaliPNG– (DNS h1)

Round One (23 July 1976 — 11:00)

Top three in each heat and next five fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Hasely CrawfordTTO10.42Q
25Alexander ThiemeGDR10.64Q
34Luciano CaravaniITA10.66Q
48Lambert MichaBEL10.69
53Gregory SimonsBER10.76
61Bjarni StefánssonISL11.28
DNS6Robert MartinCAN
DNS2Wavala KaliPNG

Heat Two

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Johnny JonesUSA10.43Q
22Amadou MéitéCIV10.53Q
38Ainsley ArmstrongTTO10.59Q
43Mike SharpeBER10.70
55Dominique ChauvelotFRA10.79
61Mohamed Al-SehlyKSA11.10
77Werner BastiansFRG11.17
84Armando PadillaNCA11.52

Heat Three

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Petar PetrovBUL10.46Q
22Zenon LicznerskiPOL10.60Q
34Rui da SilvaBRA10.61Q
43Christer GarpenborgSWE10.64q
51Jean-Claude AmoureuxFRA10.75
65Abdul Kareem Al-AwadKUW11.27
76Ayoub BodaghiIRI11.39

Heat Four

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Don QuarrieJAM10.38Q
21Guy AbrahamsPAN10.40Q
37Marvin NashCAN10.59Q
46Mike SandsBAH10.65q
52Dennis TrottBER10.67q
65Peter FitzgeraldAUS10.87
74Ronald RussellISV11.22

Heat Five

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Harvey GlanceUSA10.37Q
27Marian WoroninPOL10.56Q
32Aleksandr AksininURS10.60Q
45Colin BradfordJAM10.64q
56Pedro FerrerPUR10.76
64Vasilios PapageorgopoulosGRE10.82
71Leonard JervisBAH10.87

Heat Six

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Klaus-Dieter KurratGDR10.37Q
23Valery BorzovURS10.53Q
35Dieter SteinmannFRG10.68Q
41Francisco GómezCUB10.68q
57Barka SySEN10.81
64Masahide JinnoJPN10.94
78Colin ThurtonBIZ11.03
82Siegfried RegalesAHO11.11

Heat Seven

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Steve RiddickUSA10.43Q
27Andrzej ŚwierczyńskiPOL10.62Q
36Adama FallSEN10.72Q
45Suchart ChairsuvaparbTHA10.75
54Roland BombardellaLUX10.76
63Clive SandsBAH10.82
71Philippe ÉtienneHAI11.05

Heat Eight

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Gilles ÉchevinFRA10.53Q
26Klaus BielerFRG10.58Q
32Anat RatanapolTHA10.71Q
45Hermes RamírezCUB10.72
53Momar N'DaoSEN10.74
64Ramli AhmadMAS10.98
DNS1René MberinguererCAF

Heat Nine

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Sammy MonselsSUR10.58Q
27Silvio LeonardCUB10.62Q
32Juris SilovsURS10.70Q
46Chris BrathwaiteTTO10.71
58Endre LépoldHUN10.82
61Pearson JordanBAR10.95
73Tony MooreFIJ11.16
DNS5Félix LópezDOM

Quarter-Finals (23 July 1976 — 16:00)

Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

Wind1.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
18Don QuarrieJAM10.33Q
24Steve RiddickUSA10.36Q
36Marvin NashCAN10.48Q
42Aleksandr AksininURS10.55Q
51Dennis TrottBER10.64
63Anat RatanapolTHA10.65
75Luciano CaravaniITA10.81
87Gilles ÉchevinFRA12.00

Heat Two

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Guy AbrahamsPAN10.35Q
27Johnny JonesUSA10.46Q
35Alexander ThiemeGDR10.50Q
48Marian WoroninPOL10.53Q
53Silvio LeonardCUB10.59
64Sammy MonselsSUR10.61
71Colin BradfordJAM10.62
82Christer GarpenborgSWE10.63

Heat Three

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Hasely CrawfordTTO10.29Q
26Valery BorzovURS10.39Q
32Amadou MéitéCIV10.45Q
44Rui da SilvaBRA10.57Q
58Andrzej ŚwierczyńskiPOL10.59
67Adama FallSEN10.60
73Klaus BielerFRG10.80
DNS5Mike SandsBAH

Heat Four

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
18Harvey GlanceUSA10.23Q
25Klaus-Dieter KurratGDR10.29Q
37Petar PetrovBUL10.30Q
44Ainsley ArmstrongTTO10.46Q
53Francisco GómezCUB10.49
61Zenon LicznerskiPOL10.52
72Dieter SteinmannFRG10.67
DNS6Juris SilovsURS

Semi-Finals (24 July 1976 — 15:30)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

Wind1.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Harvey GlanceUSA10.24Q
28Valery BorzovURS10.30Q
34Klaus-Dieter KurratGDR10.30Q
47Guy AbrahamsPAN10.37Q
56Marvin NashCAN10.52
65Ainsley ArmstrongTTO10.52
72Rui da SilvaBRA10.54
83Marian WoroninPOL10.69

Heat Two

Wind0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Hasely CrawfordTTO10.22Q
25Don QuarrieJAM10.26Q
33Johnny JonesUSA10.30Q
46Petar PetrovBUL10.30Q
52Steve RiddickUSA10.33
64Amadou MéitéCIV10.46
78Aleksandr AksininURS10.50
81Alexander ThiemeGDR10.50

Final (24 July 1976 — 16:55)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Hasely CrawfordTTO10.06
24Don QuarrieJAM10.081
33Valery BorzovURS10.14
45Harvey GlanceUSA10.19
58Guy AbrahamsPAN10.25
66Johnny JonesUSA10.27
77Klaus-Dieter KurratGDR10.31
82Petar PetrovBUL10.35