Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the Men's 1,500m metres event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. The final was held on Sunday 10 September 1972 and was contested by 10 athletes. The semi-finals were held on Saturday 9 September 1972 and were contested by 27 athletes. The heats were held on Friday 8 September 1972 and 71 athletes entered.

Records[edit]

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1972 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:33.1 United States Jim Ryun Los Angeles (USA) July 8, 1967
Olympic Record 3:34.9 Kenya Kip Keino Mexico City (MEX) October 20, 1968

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Pekka Vasala (FIN) 3:36.3
Med 2.png  Kipchoge Keino (KEN) 3:36.8
Med 3.png  Rod Dixon (NZL) 3:37.5
4.  Mike Boit (KEN) 3:38.4
5.  Brendan Foster (GBR) 3:39.0
6.  Herman Mignon (BEL) 3:39.1
7.  Paul-Heinz Wellmann (FRG) 3:40.1
8.  Vladimir Panteley (URS) 3:40.2
9.  Tony Polhill (NZL) 3:41.8
10.  Tom Hansen (DEN) 3:46.6

Semi-Finals[edit]

RANK SEMI-FINAL 1 TIME
1.  Mike Boit (KEN) 3:41.3
2.  Vladimir Pantelei (URS) 3:41.6
3.  Tom Hansen (DEN) 3:41.6
4.  Dave Wottle (USA) 3:41.6
5.  Christopher Fisher (AUS) 3:42.0
6.  Gianni del Buono (ITA) 3:42.0
7.  Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 3:43.4
8.  Spilios Zacharopoulos (GRE) 3:43.5
9.  Ulf Högberg (SWE) 3:43.6
10.  Hailu Ebba (ETH) 3:43.7


RANK SEMI-FINAL 2 TIME
1.  Kipchoge Keino (KEN) 3:41.2
2.  Herman Mignon (BEL) 3:41.7
3.  Tony Polhill (NZL) 3:41.8
4.  Shibrou Regassa (ETH) 3:41.9
5.  Jacques Boxberger (FRA) 3:42.4
6.  Henryk Szordykowski (POL) 3:42.5
7.  Haico Scharn (NED) 3:44.4
8.  Pekka Päivärinta (FIN) 3:45.1
9.  Raymond Smedley (GBR) 3:45.8
10.  Bodo Tümmler (FRG) 3:50.0


RANK SEMI-FINAL 3 TIME
1.  Rod Dixon (NZL) 3:37.9
2.  Pekka Vasala (FIN) 3:37.9
3.  Brendan Foster (GBR) 3:38.2
4.  Paul-Heinz Wellmann (FRG) 3:38.4
5.  Gunnar Ekman (SWE) 3:39.4
6.  Bob Wheeler (USA) 3:40.4
7.  Franco Arese (ITA) 3:41.1
8.  Jean-Pierre Dufresne (FRA) 3:41.6
9.  Klaus-Peter Justus (GDR) 3:44.6
10.  Gerd Larsen (DEN) 3:59.4

Heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 3:40.6
2.  Dave Wottle (USA) 3:40.7
3.  Jean-Pierre Dufresne (FRA) 3:40.8
4.  Brendan Foster (GBR) 3:40.8
5.  Donaldo Arza (PAN) 3:41.8
6.  Ivan Ivanov (URS) 3:42.3
7.  Mehmet Tuemkan (TUR) 3:44.0
8.  Mohamed Kacemi (ALG) 3:45.2
9.  Daniel Andrade (SEN) 3:59.2
10.  Dafallah Sultan Farah (SUD) 4:02.9


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Franco Arese (ITA) 3:44.0
2.  Herman Mignon (BEL) 3:44.2
3.  Bodo Tümmler (FRG) 3:44.5
4.  Gerd Larsen (DEN) 3:44.7
5.  John Kirkbridge (GBR) 3:45.3
6.  Filbert Bayi (TAN) 3:45.4
7.  Jozef Horcic (TCH) 3:45.7
8.  William Smart (CAN) 3:49.2
-  Bram Wassenaar (NED) DNS
-  Kassem Hamze (LIB) DNS


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Shibrou Regassa (ETH) 3:43.6
2.  Spilios Zacharopoulos (GRE) 3:43.8
3.  Henryk Szordykowski (POL) 3:44.2
4.  Pekka Paivarinta (FIN) 3:44.4
5.  André de Hertoghe (BEL) 3:44.6
6.  Petre Lupan (ROM) 3:44.8
7.  M'Hamad Amakdouf (MAR) 3:48.4
8.  A Naser Alsafraa (KSA) 4:14.5
-  Benson Mulomba (ZAM) DNS
-  Robert Leborgne (FRA) DNS


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Kipchoge Keino (KEN) 3:40.0
2.  Rod Dixon (NZL) 3:40.0
3.  Gunnar Ekman (SWE) 3:40.4
4.  Klaus-Peter Justus (GDR) 3:40.4
5.  Gianni del Buono (ITA) 3:40.8
6.  Werner Meier (SUI) 3:43.2
7.  Mohamad Younas (PAK) 3:44.1
8.  Vitus Ashaba (UGA) 3:45.2
9.  Jim Ryun (USA) 3:51.5
10.  Billy Fordjour (GHA) 4:08.2
-  Evgeni Arzhanov (URS) DNS


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Hailu Ebba (ETH) 3:41.6
2.  Paul-Heinz Wellmann (FRG) 3:41.8
3.  Raymond Smedley (GBR) 3:42.1
4.  Christopher Fisher (AUS) 3:42.5
5.  Frank Murphy (IRL) 3:43.4
6.  Byron Dyce (JAM) 3:45.9
7.  Cosmas Silei (KEN) 3:52.0
8.  Joze Medjimurec (YUG) 3:52.1
9.  Harry Nkopeka (MAW) 4:00.9
10.  Edward Kar (LBR) 4:21.4


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Pekka Vasala (FIN) 3:40.9
2.  Tom Hansen (DEN) 3:41.1
3.  Bob Wheeler (USA) 3:41.3
4.  Haico Scham (NED) 3:41.4
5.  Ulf Högberg (SWE) 3:41.5
6.  Edgar Salve (BEL) 3:42.1
7.  Anthony Colon (PUR) 3:44.6
8.  Edouard Rasoanaivo (MAD) 3:48.5
9.  Jaiye Abidoye (NGR) 3:48.8
10.  Mohammed Aboker (SOM) 3:59.5


RANK HEAT 7 TIME
1.  Mike Boit (KEN) 3:42.2
2.  Tony Polhill (NZL) 3:42.3
3.  Vladimir Pantelei (URS) 3:42.3
4.  Jacques Boxberger (FRA) 3:42.6
5.  Mansour Guettaya (TUN) 3:43.9
6.  Fernando Eugenio Mamede (POR) 3:45.1
7.  Azzedine Azzouzi (ALG) 3:46.4
8.  Kenneth Elmer (CAN) 3:46.6
9.  Esaie Fongang (CMR) 3:54.5
10.  Jimmy Crampton (BIR) 4:06.9

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