Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 1 & 2
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1968 1976»
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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The men's discus throw field event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 1 & 2. After the retirement of four time Olympic champion Al Oerter, this was an event that was open to everyone. The favorite was two time Olympic medalist and 1971 European Champion Ludvík Daněk.

Results[edit]

All throwers reaching 59.00 m (193 ft 7 in) and the top 12 including ties advanced to the finals. All qualifiers are shown in blue. All distances are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw
1 Ludvík Daněk Czechoslovakia B 64.32 64.32 p p
2 Jorma Rinne Finland B 62.02 62.02 p p
3 Géza Fejér Hungary B 61.58 61.58 p p
4 Pentti Kahma Finland A 61.24 58.50 61.24 p
5 Ricky Bruch Sweden A 61.24 61.24 p p
6 Jay Silvester United States A 61.20 58.98 61.20 p
7 Ferenc Tégla Hungary A 60.60 60.60 p p
8 János Murányi Hungary B 60.34 54.42 60.34 p
9 Silvano Simeon Italy B 59.78 58.38 59.78 p
10 Tim Vollmer United States A 59.60 59.60 p p
11 Namakoro Niaré Mali A 59.38 59.38 p p
12 Detlef Thoritch East Germany A 59.36 59.36 p p
13 John Powell United States B 59.30 54.94 59.30 p
14 Les Mills New Zealand A 59.22 59.22 p p
15 Klaus-Peter Hennig West Germany A 58.64 55.32 x 58.64
16 Dirk Wippermann West Germany B 58.10 56.42 58.10 57.96
17 Hein-Direck Neu West Germany A 58.10 56.36 58.10 x
18 Zdravko Pečar Yugoslavia B 57.84 x 57.84 53.52
19 Bill Tancred Great Britain B 57.24 x 55.86 57.24
20 Robin Tait New Zealand B 56.60 56.60 55.88 x
21 Ain Roost Canada A 56.58 56.58 55.48 x
22 Hartmut Losch East Germany B 56.64 56.64 x 56.28
23 Erlendur Valdimarsson Iceland B 55.38 55.38 55.16 53.26
24 John Watts Great Britain A 53.86 53.48 x 53.86
25 Kaj Andersen Denmark A 53.52 x 51.60 53.52
26 Praveen Kumar India B 53.12 52.58 53.12 51.58
27 Heimo Reinitzer Austria B 52.56 x 52.32 52.56
28 Said Farouk Al-Turki Saudi Arabia A 33.78 x 33.78 x
- Armando de Vincentis Italy A NM x x x
- Stoyan Slavkov Bulgaria A DNS
- Joussef Nagui Assad Egypt B DNS
- Noel Matouba Congo B DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw 4th throw 5th throw 6th throw
1st Ludvík Daněk Czechoslovakia 64.40 58.12 60.38 62.38 62.54 61.70 64.40
2nd Jay Silvester United States 63.50 62.12 x 63.50 x x 62.86
3rd Ricky Bruch Sweden 63.40 59.12 x 61.52 62.76 63.40 62.60
4 John Powell United States 62.82 61.92 62.82 60.44 x 61.38 x
5 Géza Fejér Hungary 62.62 62.50 62.56 x x 61.50 62.62
6 Detlef Thorith East Germany 62.42 61.74 62.42 61.06 x 59.88 x
7 Ferenc Tégla Hungary 60.60 58.38 59.66 57.40 x 58.16 60.60
8 Tim Vollmer United States 60.24 59.26 60.24 x x x 58.54
9 Pentti Kahma Finland 59.66 57.20 58.92 59.66
10 Silvano Simeon Italy 59.34 58.80 59.34 58.36
11 Jorma Rinne Finland 59.22 57.30 56.88 59.22
12 János Murányi Hungary 57.92 57.92 57.16 x
13 Namakoro Niaré Mali 56.48 56.48 55.10 x
14 Les Mills New Zealand 55.86 x 54.48 55.86

Key: p = pass; x = fault; NM = no mark; DNS = did not start

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