Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, 38 events in athletics were contested, 24 for men and 14 for women. There were a total number of 1324 participating athletes from 104 countries.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Valeriy Borzov
Soviet Union (URS)
10.14  Robert Taylor
United States (USA)
10.24  Lennox Miller
Jamaica (JAM)
10.33
200 metres
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 Valeriy Borzov
Soviet Union (URS)
20.00  Larry Black
United States (USA)
20.19  Pietro Mennea
Italy (ITA)
20.30
400 metres
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 Vincent Matthews
United States (USA)
44.66  Wayne Collett
United States (USA)
44.80  Julius Sang
Kenya (KEN)
44.92
800 metres
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 Dave Wottle
United States (USA)
1:45.86  Yevhen Arzhanov
Soviet Union (URS)
1:45.89  Mike Boit
Kenya (KEN)
1:46.01
1500 metres
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 Pekka Vasala
Finland (FIN)
3:36.33  Kipchoge Keino
Kenya (KEN)
3:36.81  Rod Dixon
New Zealand (NZL)
3:37.46
5000 metres
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 Lasse Virén
Finland (FIN)
13:26.42
(OR)
 Mohammed Gammoudi
Tunisia (TUN)
13:27.33  Ian Stewart
Great Britain (GBR)
13:27.61
10,000 metres
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 Lasse Virén
Finland (FIN)
27:38.35
(WR)
 Emiel Puttemans
Belgium (BEL)
27:39.58  Miruts Yifter
Ethiopia (ETH)
27:40.96
110 metres hurdles
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 Rod Milburn
United States (USA)
13.24
(WR)
 Guy Drut
France (FRA)
13.34  Thomas Hill
United States (USA)
13.48
400 metres hurdles
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 John Akii-Bua
Uganda (UGA)
47.82
(WR)
 Ralph Mann
United States (USA)
48.51  David Hemery
Great Britain (GBR)
48.52
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Kipchoge Keino
Kenya (KEN)
8:23.64
(OR)
 Ben Jipcho
Kenya (KEN)
8:24.62  Tapio Kantanen
Finland (FIN)
8:24.66
4×100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Larry Black
Robert Taylor
Gerald Tinker
Eddie Hart
38.19
(WR)
 Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Kornelyuk
Vladimir Lovetskiy
Yuris Silovs
Valeriy Borzov
38.50  West Germany (FRG)
Jobst Hirscht
Karlheinz Klotz
Gerhard Wucherer
Klaus Ehl
38.79
4×400 metres relay
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 Kenya (KEN)
Charles Asati
Munyoro Nyamau
Robert Ouko
Julius Sang
2:59.83  Great Britain (GBR)
Martin Reynolds
Alan Pascoe
David Hemery
David Jenkins
3:00.46  France (FRA)
Gilles Bertould
Daniel Velasques
Francis Kerbiriou
Jacques Carette
3:00.65
Marathon
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 Frank Shorter
United States (USA)
2:12:19.8  Karel Lismont
Belgium (BEL)
2:14:31.8  Mamo Wolde
Ethiopia (ETH)
2:15:08.4
20 kilometres walk
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 Peter Frenkel
East Germany (GDR)
1:26:42.4
(OR)
 Volodymyr Holubnychy
Soviet Union (URS)
1:26:55.2  Hans-Georg Reimann
East Germany (GDR)
1:27:16.6
50 kilometres walk
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 Bernd Kannenberg
West Germany (FRG)
3:56:11.6  Veniamin Soldatenko
Soviet Union (URS)
3:58:24.0  Larry Young
United States (USA)
4:00:46.0
Long jump
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 Randy Williams
United States (USA)
8.24 m  Hans Baumgartner
West Germany (FRG)
8.18 m  Arnie Robinson
United States (USA)
8.03 m
Triple jump
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 Viktor Saneyev
Soviet Union (URS)
17.35 m  Jörg Drehmel
East Germany (GDR)
17.30 m  Nelson Prudêncio
Brazil (BRA)
17.05 m
High jump
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 Jüri Tarmak
Soviet Union (URS)
2.23 m  Stefan Junge
East Germany (GDR)
2.21 m  Dwight Stones
United States (USA)
2.21 m
Pole vault
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 Wolfgang Nordwig
East Germany (GDR)
5.50 m
(OR)
 Robert Seagren
United States (USA)
5.40 m  Jan Johnson
United States (USA)
5.35 m
Shot put
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 Władysław Komar
Poland (POL)
21.18 m
(OR)
 George Woods
United States (USA)
21.17 m  Hartmut Briesenick
East Germany (GDR)
21.14 m
Discus throw
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 Ludvík Daněk
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
64.40 m  Jay Silvester
United States (USA)
63.50 m  Ricky Bruch
Sweden (SWE)
63.40 m
Javelin throw
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 Klaus Wolfermann
West Germany (FRG)
90.48 m
(OR)
 Jānis Lūsis
Soviet Union (URS)
90.46 m  Bill Schmidt
United States (USA)
84.42 m
Hammer throw
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 Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Soviet Union (URS)
75.50 m
(OR)
 Jochen Sachse
East Germany (GDR)
74.96 m  Vasili Khmelevski
Soviet Union (URS)
74.04 m
Decathlon
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 Mykola Avilov
Soviet Union (URS)
8454 pts
(WR)
 Leonid Lytvynenko
Soviet Union (URS)
8035 pts  Ryszard Katus
Poland (POL)
7984 pts

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Renate Stecher
East Germany (GDR)
11.07
(WR)
 Raelene Boyle
Australia (AUS)
11.23  Silvia Chibás
Cuba (CUB)
11.24
200 metres
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 Renate Stecher
East Germany (GDR)
22.40
(=WR)
 Raelene Boyle
Australia (AUS)
22.45  Irena Szewińska
Poland (POL)
22.74
400 metres
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 Monika Zehrt
East Germany (GDR)
51.08  Rita Wilden
West Germany (FRG)
51.21  Kathy Hammond
United States (USA)
51.64
800 metres
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 Hildegard Falck
West Germany (FRG)
1:58.55
(OR)
 Nijolė Sabaitė
Soviet Union (URS)
1:58.65  Gunhild Hoffmeister
East Germany (GDR)
1:59.19
1500 metres
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 Ludmila Bragina
Soviet Union (URS)
4:01.38
(WR)
 Gunhild Hoffmeister
East Germany (GDR)
4:02.83  Paola Pigni
Italy (ITA)
4:02.85
100 metres hurdles
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 Annelie Ehrhardt
East Germany (GDR)
12.59
(WR)
 Valeria Bufanu
Romania (ROU)
12.84  Karin Balzer
East Germany (GDR)
12.90
4×100 metres relay
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 West Germany (FRG)
Christiane Krause
Ingrid Becker
Annegret Richter
Heide Rosendahl
42.81  East Germany (GDR)
Evelyn Kaufer
Christina Heinich
Bärbel Struppert
Renate Stecher
42.95  Cuba (CUB)
Marlene Elejarde
Carmen Valdés
Fulgencia Romay
Silvia Chibás
43.36
4×400 metres relay
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 East Germany (GDR)
Dagmar Käsling
Rita Kühne
Helga Seidler
Monika Zehrt
3:22.95  United States (USA)
Mable Fergerson
Madeline Manning
Cheryl Toussaint
Kathy Hammond
3:25.15  West Germany (FRG)
Anette Rückes
Inge Bödding
Hildegard Falck
Rita Wilden
3:26.51
Long jump
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 Heide Rosendahl
West Germany (FRG)
6.78 m  Diana Yorgova
Bulgaria (BUL)
6.77 m  Eva Šuranová
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
6.67 m
High jump
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 Ulrike Meyfarth
West Germany (FRG)
1.92 m
(=WR)
 Yordanka Blagoeva
Bulgaria (BUL)
1.88 m  Ilona Gusenbauer
Austria (AUT)
1.88 m
Shot put
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 Nadezhda Chizhova
Soviet Union (URS)
21.03 m
(WR)
 Margitta Gummel
East Germany (GDR)
20.22 m  Ivanka Khristova
Bulgaria (BUL)
19.35 m
Discus throw
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 Faina Melnik
Soviet Union (URS)
66.62 m
(OR)
 Argentina Menis
Romania (ROU)
65.06 m  Vasilka Stoeva
Bulgaria (BUL)
64.34 m
Javelin throw
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 Ruth Fuchs
East Germany (GDR)
63.88 m
(OR)
 Jacqueline Todten
East Germany (GDR)
62.54 m  Kate Schmidt
United States (USA)
59.94 m
Pentathlon
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 Mary Peters
Great Britain (GBR)
4801 pts
(WR)
 Heide Rosendahl
West Germany (FRG)
4791 pts  Burglinde Pollak
East Germany (GDR)
4768 pts

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 9 7 1 17
2  East Germany (GDR) 8 7 5 20
3  United States (USA) 6 8 8 22
4  West Germany (FRG) 6 3 2 11
5  Finland (FIN) 3 0 1 4
6  Kenya (KEN) 2 2 2 6
7  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 2 4
8  Poland (POL) 1 0 2 3
9  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 0 1 2
10  Uganda (UGA) 1 0 0 1
11  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 2 2 4
12  Australia (AUS) 0 2 0 2
 Belgium (BEL) 0 2 0 2
 Romania (ROU) 0 2 0 2
15  France (FRA) 0 1 1 2
16  Tunisia (TUN) 0 1 0 1
17  Cuba (CUB) 0 0 2 2
 Ethiopia (ETH) 0 0 2 2
 Italy (ITA) 0 0 2 2
20  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
 Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 Jamaica (JAM) 0 0 1 1
 New Zealand (NZL) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1

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