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Pentathlon, Women

Date25 – 26 July 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationStade olympique, Parc olympique, Montréal, Québec
Participants20 from 13 countries
FormatScoring by 1962/1971 point tables.

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.

PosNrAthleteNOCPointsPoints (1971 Auto Tables)100 metres HurdlesShot PutHigh JumpLong Jump200 metres
1160Siegrun SieglGDR4745477713.3112.921.746.4923.09Gold1
2150Christine LaserGDR4745477413.5514.291.786.2723.48Silver2
3154Burglinde PollakGDR4740476713.3016.251.646.3023.64Bronze
4348Lyudmila PopovskayaURS4700471913.3315.021.746.1924.10
5353Nadezhda TkachenkoURS4669469213.4114.901.806.0824.61
665Diane JonesCAN4582461613.7914.581.806.2925.33
7365Jane FrederickUSA4566456413.5414.551.765.9924.70
8205Margit PappHUN4535456714.1414.801.786.3525.43
951Penka SokolovaBUL4394435313.3213.701.645.9324.95
10171Margot EppingerFRG4352431813.9712.751.686.0724.61
11390Đurđa FočićYUG4314429014.4812.651.686.2824.78
12119Sue LongdenGBR4276423213.9110.871.715.9224.20
13364Gale FitzgeraldUSA4263420914.1612.511.685.8924.73
14354Tatyana VorokhobkoURS4245416613.3113.081.744.9724.85
15231Andrea BruceJAM4198415313.9410.231.825.5024.66
16201Ilona BruzsenyákHUN4193415214.0010.861.716.0425.30
17372Marilyn KingUSA4165409514.4512.271.745.6225.27
1893Miriama Tuisorisori-ChambaultFIJ3827373614.789.381.555.8424.89
19356Ana María DesiviciURU3628347815.4910.601.605.2826.45
AC258Edith NoedingPER14.0611.411.64DNF