Australia's performance at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games was its worst in almost four decades. For only the fourth time in the 21 modern Olympic Games, Australia failed to win a gold medal. It won just one silver and four bronze medals, most of them in the lower-profile sports. It was this result that spurred Prime MinisterMalcolm Fraser to set up the Australian Institute of Sport.
In the second Olympic archery competition that Australia contested, the nation sent two women and two men. Only one archer, Terence Reilly, had Olympic experience. He dropped 11 places from his 1972 finish.<br>Women's Individual Competition: