Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

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Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium, Munich, West Germany
Date 1 and 7 September 1972
Medalists
Gold medal    Kenya
Silver medal    Kenya
Bronze medal    Finland
«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

These are the official results of the men's 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The competition was held on 1 and 7 September.

Heats[edit]

The top three runners in each of the four heats (blue), advanced to the final round.

Heat one[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tapio Kantanen Finland 8:24.8 OR
2 Kip Keino Kenya 8:27.6
3 Takaharu Koyama Japan 8:29.8
4 Gheorghe Cefan Romania 8:33.8
5 Andy Holden Great Britain 8:33.8
6 Toni Feldmann Switzerland 8:35.8
7 Steve Savage United States 8:39.0
8 Gérard Buchheit France 8:41.2
9 Filbert Bayi Tanzania 8:41.4
10 Vitus Ashaba Uganda 8:45.0
11 Tadeusz Zieliński Poland 8:49.8
12 Wigmar Pedersen Denmark 9:03.0

Heat two[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Ben Jipcho Kenya 8:31.6
2 Mikko Ala-Leppilampi Finland 8:31.8
3 Mikhail Zhelev Bulgaria 8:35.8
4 Willi Maier West Germany 8:37.6
5 Akira Takeuchi Japan 8:40.4
6 Sergey Skripka Soviet Union 8:41.4
7 Jan Voje Norway 8:42.0
8 Hans Menet Switzerland 8:45.4
9 Eddie Leddy Ireland 8:47.4
10 Kazimierz Maranda Poland 8:50.4
11 Esau Adenji Cameroon 9:34.4
12 Kerry O'Brien Australia DNF

Heat three[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Pekka Päivärinta Finland 8:29.0
2 Romualdas Bitė Soviet Union 8:30.2
3 Jean-Paul Villain France 8:30.4
4 Josef Horčic Czechoslovakia 8:30.6
5 Anders Gärderud Sweden 8:30.8
6 Willi Wagner West Germany 8:34.0
7 Paul Thijs Belgium 8:35.0
8 John Bicourt Great Britain 8:38.8
9 Doug Brown United States 8:41.2
10 Panagiotis Nakopoulos Greece 8:48.4
11 Yohannes Mohamed Ethiopia 8:52.6
12 Robert Hackman Ghana 8:57.6

Heat four[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Amos Biwott Kenya 8:23.8 OR
2 Bronisław Malinowski Poland 8:28.2
3 Dušan Moravčík Czechoslovakia 8:33.4
4 Steve Hollings Great Britain 8:35.0
5 Franco Fava Italy 8:35.0
6 Hans-Dieter Schulten West Germany 8:39.8
7 Boualem Rahoui Algeria 8:41.0
8 Spyridon Kontosoros Greece 8:41.0
9 Georges Kaiser Switzerland 8:45.4
10 Mike Manley United States 8:50.4
11 Sverre Sørnes Norway 8:54.8
12 Usaia Sotutu Fiji 9:12.0
13 Julio Quevedo Guatemala 9:28.4

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Kip Keino Kenya 8:23.6 OR
2 Ben Jipcho Kenya 8:24.6
3 Tapio Kantanen Finland 8:24.8
4 Bronisław Malinowski Poland 8:28.0
5 Dušan Moravčík Czechoslovakia 8:29.2
6 Amos Biwott Kenya 8:33.6
7 Romualdas Bitė Soviet Union 8:34.6
8 Pekka Päivärinta Finland 8:37.2
9 Takaharu Koyama Japan 8:37.8
10 Mikko Ala-Leppilampi Finland 8:41.0
11 Jean-Paul Villain France 8:46.8
12 Mikhail Zhelev Bulgaria 9:02.6

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