Throwback Thursday--1976 Montreal Games

Rob Emary

This week's throwback is the 1976 Women's 4x100 Free Relay.  This is an absolute legendary swim in the swimming community.  During this time in history the East German Women were dominating the World Record board. They continued that dominance during the 1976 Games as well.  This Relay was the last chance Team USA had to win a Gold Medal on the Women's Side. The race and all the underlying storylines are the subject of the documentary The Last Gold. USA Swimming is offering viewing of this movie for free.  Watch the race then watch the documentary. It make the swim even more amazing when you know what these ladies went through to get there.

Here is the Link to the Movie The Last Gold--password is lastgold2016

Here is the Race!