Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion
Munich, West Germany
Dates 31 August (heats, quarterfinals)
1 September 1972 (semifinals, final)
Winning time 10.14 seconds
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Jamaica
«1968 1976»
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany, was held at Olympiastadion on 31 August and 1 September.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union 10.14
2 Robert Taylor United States 10.24
3 Lennox Miller Jamaica 10.33
4 Aleksandr Kornelyuk Soviet Union 10.36
5 Michael Fray Jamaica 10.40
6 Jobst Hirscht West Germany 10.40
7 Zenon Nowosz Poland 10.46
- Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago DNF
  • Wind speed = 0.3 m/s (0.67 mph)

Preliminaries[edit]

Heats[edit]

The top three runners in each of the nine heats and the next fastest four, advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Lennox Miller Jamaica 10.45
2 Amadou Meïté Ivory Coast 10.51
3 Hans-Jürgen Bombach East Germany 10.66
4 Rudy Reid Trinidad and Tobago 10.74
5 Dan Amuke Kenya 10.76
6 Byambajavyn Enkhbaatar Mongolia 10.93
7 Samphon Mao Khmer Republic 10.95
8 Luis Alers Puerto Rico 11.09

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union 10.47
2 Mike Sands Bahamas 10.67
3 Luděk Bohman Czechoslovakia 10.72
4 Gerhard Wucherer West Germany 10.82
5 Tadeusz Cuch Poland 10.89
6 Yeo Kian Chye Singapore 10.92
7 Alphonse Yanghat Congo 10.95
8 Andrew Sartee Liberia 11.09

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Manfred Kokot East Germany 10.09
2 Sandy Osei-Agyemang Ghana 10.24
3 Les Piggot Great Britain 10.47
4 John Mwebi Kenya 10.49
5 Luís da Silva Brazil 10.61
6 Kevin Johnson Bahamas 10.61
7 Mansour Al-Juaid Saudi Arabia 10.61

Heat four *

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Jaroslav Matoušek Czechoslovakia 10.37
2 Brian Green Great Britain 10.41
3 Kouakou Komenan Ivory Coast 10.50
4 Walter Callander Bahamas 10.78
5 George Calhern Virgin Islands 10.90
6 Farhan Navab Iran 11.02
7 Angel Guerreros Paraguay 11.12

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Aleksandr Kornelyuk Soviet Union 10.38
2 Kola Abdulai Nigeria 10.57
3 Stanisław Wagner Poland 10.62
4 Juraj Demeč Czechoslovakia 10.66
5 Félix Mata Venezuela 10.73
6 Bjarni Stefánsson Iceland 10.99
7 Younis Abdallah Rabee Kuwait 11.20

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Rey Robinson United States 10.56
2 Philippe Clerc Switzerland 10.58
3 Sammy Monsels Suriname 10.61
4 George Daniels Ghana 10.65
5 André Bicaba Upper Volta 10.71
6 Motsapi Moorosi Lesotho 10.74
7 William Dralu Uganda 10.92

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago 10.50
2 Don Halliday Great Britain 10.58
3 Erik Gustafsson Finland 10.68
4 Guillermo González Puerto Rico 10.73
5 Norman Chihota Tanzania 10.79
6 Egzi Gebre-Gebre Ethiopia 10.89
7 Pierre-Richard Gaetjens Haiti 11.50

Heat eight *

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Barka Sy Senegal 10.30
2 Bernd Borth East Germany 10.48
3 Audun Garshol Norway 10.49
4 Su Wen-Ho Republic of China 10.59
5 Gana Abba Kimet Chad 10.89
6 Raimo Vilén Finland 11.00
7 Lionel Caero Bolivia 11.19

Heat nine

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Alain Sarteur France 10.42
2 Saleh Alah-Djaba Chad 10.65
3 Charlie Francis Canada 10.68
4 Andrés Calonge Argentina 10.73
5 Laurie D'Arcy New Zealand 10.77
6 Larmeck Mukonde Zambia 11.16

Heat ten

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Vasilios Papageorgopoulos Greece 10.24
2 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa Madagascar 10.29
3 Michael Fray Jamaica 10.47
4 Antti Rajamäki Finland 10.52
5 Ainsley Armstrong Trinidad and Tobago 10.56
6 Jorge Vizcarrondo Puerto Rico 10.79
7 Zain-ud-Din bin Abdul Wahab Malaysia 10.80

Heat eleven

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Eddie Hart United States 10.47
2 Dominique Chauvelot France 10.66
3 Klaus Ehl West Germany 10.67
4 Benedict Majekodunmi Nigeria 10.70
5 Gaston Malam Cameroon 10.88
6 Sunil Gunawardene Sri Lanka 11.00
7 Tukal Mokalam Philippines 11.02

Heat twelve

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Robert Taylor United States 10.32
2 Jobst Hirscht West Germany 10.36
3 Zenon Nowosz Poland 10.36
4 Vladimir Atamas Soviet Union 10.51
5 Axel Nepraunik Austria 10.61
6 André Byrame France 10.64
7 Moustafa Matola Malawi 11.31

Quarterfinals[edit]

The top three runners in each of the five heats and the next fastest one, advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Hart failed to appear due to a scheduling error.

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Jobst Hirscht West Germany 10.25
2 Jaroslav Matoušek Czechoslovakia 10.35
3 Bernd Borth East Germany 10.44
4 Philippe Clerc Switzerland 10.45
5 Ainsley Armstrong Trinidad and Tobago 10.47
6 Mike Sands Bahamas 10.50
7 Audun Garshol Norway 10.55
- Eddie Hart United States DNS

Heat two

Robinson failed to appear due to a scheduling error.

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa Madagascar 10.47
2 Brian Green Great Britain 10.58
3 Kouakou Komenan Ivory Coast 10.60
4 Stanisław Wagner Poland 10.61
5 Sandy Osei-Agyemang Ghana 10.66
6 Erik Gustafsson Finland 10.78
7 Su Wen-Ho Republic of China 10.82
- Rey Robinson United States DNS

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union 10.07 ER
2 Robert Taylor United States 10.16
3 Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago 10.18
4 Zenon Nowosz Poland 10.40
5 Klaus Ehl West Germany 10.44
6 Les Piggot Great Britain 10.53
7 Dominique Chauvelot France 10.54
8 Hans-Jürgen Bombach East Germany 10.64

Heat four*

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Aleksandr Kornelyuk Soviet Union 10.23
2 Barka Sy Senegal 10.27
3 Michael Fray Jamaica 10.28
4 Kola Abdulai Nigeria 10.41
5 Antti Rajamäki Finland 10.43
6 Manfred Kokot East Germany 10.44
7 Saleh Alah-Djaba Chad 10.51
8 Charlie Francis Canada 10.51

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Lennox Miller Jamaica 10.33
2 Alain Sarteur France 10.40
3 Vasilios Papageorgopoulos Greece 10.45
4 Amadou Meïté Ivory Coast 10.52
5 Luděk Bohman Czechoslovakia 10.52
6 Don Halliday Great Britain 10.60
7 Sammy Monsels Suriname 10.64
8 Vladimir Atamas Soviet Union 10.83

Semifinals[edit]

The top four runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Papageorgopoulos was forced to scratch after he pulled a groin muscle in the quarter-finals.

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union 10.21
2 Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago 10.36
3 Jobst Hirscht West Germany 10.36
4 Michael Fray Jamaica 10.48
5 Alain Sarteur France 10.51
6 Kouakou Komenan Ivory Coast 10.57
7 Bernd Borth East Germany 10.60
- Vasilios Papageorgopoulos Greece DNS

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Robert Taylor United States 10.30
2 Lennox Miller Jamaica 10.31
3 Aleksandr Kornelyuk Soviet Union 10.35
4 Zenon Nowosz Poland 10.42
5 Barka Sy Senegal 10.42
6 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa Madagascar 10.46
7 Jaroslav Matoušek Czechoslovakia 10.40
8 Brian Green Great Britain 10.40

Key: DNF = Did not finish
* Wind assisted

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