Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle
The men's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1976 Olympic Games took place between July 24 and 25. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.
Key: Q = Qualified, WR = Olympic record
Key: Q = Qualified
Key: WR = World record
, from http://www.sports-reference.com/; retrieved 2009-12-20.