Handball At the 1976 Summer Olympics
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Handball At the 1976 Summer Olympics

Handball at the 1976 Summer Olympics featured competition for men and women.

On July 26, a Croatian nationalist ran onto the field of play during the men's match between SFR Yugoslavia and West Germany and set fire to the Yugoslav flag before being detained by security.[1]

Handball

Men's tournament

Medal summary

Results

Group A

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Soviet Union West Germany Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Denmark Japan Canada
1.  Soviet Union (URS) 5 4 0 1 111 77 8 X 18:16 18:20 24:16 26:16 25:9
2.  West Germany (FRG) 5 4 0 1 97 76 8 16:18 X 18:17 18:14 19:16 26:11
3.  Yugoslavia (YUG) 5 4 0 1 110 93 8 20:18 17:18 X 25:17 26:22 22:18
4.  Denmark (DEN) 5 2 0 3 92 102 4 16:24 14:18 16:24 X 21:17 24:18
5.  Japan (JPN) 5 1 0 4 96 111 2 16:26 16:19 22:26 14:21 X 25:19
6.  Canada (CAN) 5 0 0 5 75 122 0 9:25 11:26 18:22 18:24 19:25 X

Group B

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Romania Poland Hungary Czechoslovakia United States
1.  Romania (ROU) 4 3 1 0 91 71 7 X 17:15 23:18 19:19 32:19
2.  Poland (POL) 4 3 0 1 80 71 6 15:17 X 18:16 21:18 26:20
3.  Hungary (HUN) 4 2 0 2 92 82 4 18:23 16:18 X 22:20 36:21
4.  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 4 1 1 2 85 82 3 19:19 18:21 20:22 X 28:20
5.  United States (USA) 4 0 0 4 80 122 0 19:32 20:26 21:36 20:28 X

Tunisia Tunisia withdrew after 2 matches which they lost to Poland (12:26) and Czechoslovakia (9:21). The results were annulled.

Final Round

9th place match

  • Japan 27-20 United States

7th place match

  • Czechoslovakia 25-21 Denmark

5th place match

  • Yugoslavia 21-19 Hungary

3rd place match

  • Poland 21-18 West Germany

1st place match

  • Soviet Union 19-15 Romania

Summary

Place Nation
1  Soviet Union (URS)
Coach: Anatoli Yevtushenko
2  Romania (ROU)
Coach: Nicolae Nedef
3  Poland (POL)
Coach: Janusz Czerwi?ski
4  West Germany (FRG)
Coach: Vlado ?tencl
Gerd Becker
Günter Böttcher
Heiner Brand
Bernhard Busch
Joachim Deckarm
Arno Ehret
Jürgen Hahn
Manfred Hofmann
Peter Jaschke
Peter Kleibrink
Kurt Klühspies
Rudolf Rauer
Horst Spengler
Walter von Oepen
5  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Coach: Ivan Snoj
Abaz Arslanagi?
Vlado Bojovi?
Hrvoje Horvat
Milorad Karali?
Radivoj Krivokapi?
Zdravko Miljak
?eljko Nim?
Radisav Pavi?evi?
Branislav Pokrajac
Neboj?a Popovi?
Zdravko Ra?enovi?
Zvonimir Serdaru?i?
Predrag Timko
Zdenko Zorko
6  Hungary (HUN)
Coach: Mihály Faludi
Béla Bartalos (Honvéd Szondy SE)
Ferenc Buday (Budapest Honvéd SE)
Ern? Gubányi (TBSC)
László Jánovszki (Budapest Spartacus SC)
József Kenyeres (Budapest Honvéd SE)
Zsolt Kontra (Honvéd Szondy SE)
Péter Kovács (Budapest Honvéd SE)
Mihály Süvölt?s (Debreceni Dózsa)
István Szilágyi (FTC)
István Varga (Debreceni Dózsa)
Károly Vass (Elektromos SE)
Gábor Ver?ci (Budapest Honvéd SE)
Zoltán Bartalos
Pál Kocsis
7  Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Coach: Ji?í Vícha
Bohumil Cepák
Jozef Dobrotka
Vladimír Haber
Ji?í Hanzl
Vladimír Jarý
Ji?í Kavan
Jind?ich Krepindl
Ji?í Li?ka
Pavel Mike?
Ján Packa
Jaroslav Papiernik
Ivan Satrapa
Franti?ek ?ulc
?tefan Katu?ák
8  Denmark (DEN)
Coach: Jørgen Gaarskjær
Søren Andersen
Lars Bock
Anders Dahl-Nielsen
Jørgen Frandsen
Claus From
Henrik Jacobsgaard
Palle Jensen
Kay Jørgensen
Bent Larsen
Thor Munkager
Thomas Pazyj
Jesper Petersen
Johnny Piechnik
Morten Stig Christensen
9  Japan (JPN)
Coach: Tomoaki Takeno
Kenji Fujinaka
Seimei Gamo
Hiroshi Hanawa
Hiroshi Honda
Toyohiko Hozumi
Satoshi Kikuchi
Minoru Kino
Kozo Matsubara
Takezo Nakai
Kenichi Sasaki
Yoji Sato
Masaki Shibata
10  United States (USA)[2]
Coach: Dennis Berkholtz
Richard Abrahamson
Roger Baker
Peter Buehning, Jr.
Randolph Dean
Robert Dean
Vincent DiCalogero
Ezra Glantz
William Johnson
Patrick O'Neill
Sandor Rivnyak
James Rogers
Kevin Serrapede
Robert Sparks
Harry Winkler
11  Canada (CAN)
Coach: Eugen Trofin
Wolfgang Blankenau
Christian Chagnon
François Dauphin
Hugues de Roussan
Pierre Désormeaux
Pierre Ferdais
Robert Johnson
Richard Lambert
Claude Lefebvre
Danny Power
Pierre St. Martin
Stan Thorseth
Luc Tousignant
Claude Viens

Women's tournament

Medal summary

Results

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Soviet Union East Germany Hungary Romania Japan Canada
Gold  Soviet Union (URS) 5 5 0 0 92 40 10 X 14:11 12:9 14:8 31:9 21:3
Silver  East Germany (GDR) 5 3 1 1 89 47 7 11:14 X 7:7 18:12 24:10 29:4
Bronze  Hungary (HUN) 5 3 1 1 85 55 7 9:12 7:7 X 20:15 25:18 24:3
4.  Romania (ROU) 5 2 0 3 73 83 4 8:14 12:18 15:20 X 21:20 18:11
5.  Japan (JPN) 5 1 0 4 72 115 2 9:31 10:24 18:25 20:21 X 15:14
6.  Canada (CAN) 5 0 0 5 35 106 0 3:21 4:29 3:24 11:17 14:15 X

Summary

Participating nations

Each qualified country was allowed to enter one team of 14 players and they all were eligible for participation. Five nations competed in both tournaments. Japan entered only a squad of twelve women and twelve men. Only four male reserve players did not participate (one from Denmark, two from Hungary, and one from Czechoslovakia).

A total of 230(*) handball players (148 men and 82 women) from 12 nations (men from 11 nations - women from 6 nations) competed at the Montreal Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)2002
2 East Germany (GDR)0101
 Romania (ROU)0101
4 Hungary (HUN)0011
 Poland (POL)0011
Totals (5 nations)2226


References

  1. ^ Istaknute akcije hrvatskih emigranata Archived 2009-04-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Roster of U.S. Athletes for Olympic Games at Montreal". The New York Times. 11 July 1976. p. 152.

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