1976 U.K. NATIONAL SUPERSTARS

David Hemery recaptured his U.K. Superstars crown with ease, winning four events outright an tying for first in another. Kayaking made its Superstars debut and John Conteh, Malcolm MacDonald and Stan Bowles all capsized. Bowles provided a moment of terror and hilarity. During the pistol shooting event, Bowles took his first shot with the .38 caliber pistol and then rested the tip of the pistol on the table in front of him. Suddenly, the other competitors ducked for cover as another shot was heard and Bowles looked down at the hole in the table in front of him. When the fright subsided, the other competitors erupted in fits of laughter. While Hemery was running away with the event, he had spent a good deal of training time on the gym tests. Now with the medicine ball eliminated, the dips and squat thrusts were the only two parts of the test. Hemery went early and completed 38 dips. Judoka David Starbrook moved past John Conteh's 30 dips and as he approached Hemery's total he began to slow, struggling through 35, 36, 37 dips. He ties hemery at 38 and straightens his arms, looks around as Hemery stares on. Starbrook winked at Hemery, took of on a quick pace and completed 49 dips. Hemery had the most squats to share first place in the gym tests and help him easily win the title for a second time.

Aldershot, England

Competition Dates: N/A

Air Date: N/A

Announcer: David Vine and Ron Pickering.

PLC. NAME, SPORT

100

KAYAK

WL

SHOOT

SWIM

CYCL

TEN

GYM

SCCR

600st

TOTAL

MONEY

1. David Hemery, 400 Hurdles
x
10
7
10
10
10
0
8 1/2
0
x
55 1/2
£2,500
2. John Conteh, Boxing
1
7
2
7
x
4
x
4
2
2
29
£1,500
3. James Hunt, Auto Racing
0
4
0
2
x
7
4
x
4
7
28
£1,000
4. Gareth Edwards, Rugby
x
1
10
1
x
0
2
0
10
1
24
£750
5. David Duckham, Rugby
7
0
0
4
x
0
x
2
0
10
23
6. David Starbrook, Judo
4
2
0
0
7
0
x
8 1/2
0
x
21 1/2
7. Jonah Barrington, Squash
x
0
0
0
x
0
7
0
7
4
18
8. Malcolm MacDonald, Soccer
10
0
4
0
x
2
0
0
x
0
16
8. J.P.R. Williams, Rugby
1
0
1
0
2
1
10
1
1
x
16
10. Stan Bowles, Soccer
2
0
0
0
4
0
1
x
x
0
7

INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

100 METER DASH
1. Malcolm MacDonald

11.0

2. David Duckham

12.1

3. David Starbrook

12.5

4. Stan Bowles

12.6

5. John Conteh

12.8

6. James Hunt
13.0

KAYAKING - 125 Meters
1. David Hemery

50.1

49.3
2. John Conteh

55.0

52.0
3. James Hunt

55.4

53.4
4. David Starbrook

50.4

53.8
5. Gareth Edwards

55.0

6. J.P.R. Williams
58.1
7. Jonah Barrington
66.4
8. Stan Bowles
dnf
8. Malcolm MacDonald
dnf

WEIGHT LIFTING - Body weight, weight lifted, score is weight above body weight (kg.)
1. Gareth Edwards

79.3

100.0
20.7
2. David Hemery

73.9

92.5
18.6
3. Malcolm MacDonald

83.4

97.5
14.1
4. John Conteh

82.1

95.0
12.9
5. J.P.R. Williams

87.9

90.0
2.1
6. David Duckham
90.7
92.5
1.8
7. Jonah Barrington
68.4
70.0
1.6
8. David Starbrook
91.1
92.5
1.4
9. Stan Bowles
72.5
65.0
-7.5
10. James Hunt
78.4
60.0
-18.4

SHOOTING - 15 meter range, .38 caliber, 5 shots
1. David Hemery

46

49
2. John Conteh

46

45
3. David Duckham

46

43
4. James Hunt

46

35
5. Gareth Edwards

42

6. Malcolm MacDonald
41
6. J.P.R. Williams
41
8. David Starbrook
31
9. Jonah Barrington
29
10. Stan Bowles
20

SWIMMING - 66 2/3 Yards
1. David Hemery

42.0

2. David Starbrook

48.1

3. Stan Bowles

52.1

4. J.P.R. Williams

52.2

CYCLING - 500 Meters - ride-off for 1st/2nd & 3rd/4th places
1. David Hemery

46.4

47.5
2. James Hunt

45.7

47.6
3. John Conteh

46.3

43.5
4. Malcolm MacDonald

46.1

43.9
5. J.P.R. Williams

46.9

6. Jonah Barrington
47.9
7. David Duckham
48.4
7. David Starbrook
48.4
9. Stan Bowles
48.8
10. Gareth Edwards
50.1

TENNIS

1. J.P.R. Williams
10
2. Jonah Barrington
7
3. James Hunt
4
4. Gareth Edwards
2
5. Stan Bowles
1
6. Malcolm MacDonald
0
7. David Hemery
0
Hunt d. MacDonald
15-3
Barrington d. Bowles
15-12
Williams d. Hemery
15-2
Barrington d. Hunt
15-13
Williams d. Edwards
15-2
Hunt d. Edwards
15-11
Williams d. Barrington
15-4

GYM TEST - parallel bars dips, squat thrusts, points based on standing (8 for 1st to 1 for last)
1. David Hemery

38 (2)

76 (1)

15

2. David Starbrook

49 (1)

74 (2)

15

3. John Conteh

30 (3)

70 (5)

10

4. David Duckham

27 (=4)

71 (4)

9.5

5. J.P.R. Williams

12 (8)

73 (3)

7

6. Gareth Edwards
27 (=4)
56 (8)
5.5
7. Jonah Barrington
21 (6)
66 (7)
4
7. Malcolm MacDonald
17 (7)
67 (6)
4

SOCCER TEST - slalom dribbling 3 shots vs. Ian Turner

1. Gareth Edwards

2

1:13.4
2. Jonah Barrington

2

1:17.0
3. James Hunt

2

1:20.0
4. John Conteh

2

1:20.8
5. J.P.R. Williams

1

1:12.5
6. David Starbrook
1
1:16.0
7. David Hemery
1
1:18.2
8. David Duckham
0
1:20.2

600 METER STEEPLECHASE
1. David Duckham

1:40.8

2. James Hunt

1:41.8

3. Jonah Barrington

1:41.9

4. John Conteh

1:46.0

5. Gareth Edwards

1:46.8

6. Stan Bowles
1:50.7
7. Malcolm MacDonald
1:57.7

e = estimated time

r = Superstars record

N/A = result not available

dnf - did not finish

nm - no mark

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