Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's pentathlon

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Women's Pentathlon
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 2 & 3
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«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 women's pentathlon combined event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 2 & 3. The favorites going into the Olympics were Heide Rosendahl and Burglinde Pollak. With Rosendahl narrowly defeating Pollack, by 24 points at the 1971 European Athletics Championships. The second event saw Mary Peters release a tremendous throw in the shot put catapulting her into lead, which she never relinquished.[1]

Results[edit]

100m hurdles[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Heat Time Points
1 Christine Bodner East Germany 2 13.25 966
OR
2 Mary Peters Great Britain 2 13.29 960
3 Heide Rosendahl West Germany 1 13.34 953
4 Burglinde Pollak East Germany 1 13.53 927
5 Ann Wilson Great Britain 1 13.61 916
6 Ilona Bruzsenyák Hungary 5 13.65 911
7 Valentina Tikhomirova Soviet Union 1 13.77 895
8 Nadezhda Tkachenko Soviet Union 2 13.81 890
9 Nedyalka Angelova Bulgaria 1 13.84 886
10T Modupe Oshikoya Nigeria 3 13.96 871
10T Đurđa Fočić Yugoslavia 5 13.96 871
12 Marie-Christine Debourse France 1 14.03 862
13 Elena Vintilă Romania 5 14.06 858
14 Liese Prokop Austria 2 14.11 852
15 Margot Eppinger West Germany 3 14.12 851
16 Monika Peikert East Germany 3 14.23 837
17 Edith Noeding Peru 3 14.24 836
18 Lyn Tillett Australia 3 14.26 834
19 Debbie Van Kiekebelt Canada 2 14.39 818
20 Karen Mack West Germany 2 14.45 811
21 Gale Fitzgerald United States 3 14.47 809
22 Lucía Vaamonde Venezuela 5 14.53 801
23 Odette Ducas France 5 14.55 799
24 Jane Frederick United States 2 14.60 793
25 Kathrin Lardi Switzerland 3 14.63 790
26 Diane Jones Canada 4 14.79 772
27 Margit Papp Hungary 1 14.91 758
28 Lin Chun-Yu Republic of China 4 14.98 750
29 Margaret Murphy Ireland 5 15.18 729
30 Gladys Chai Malaysia 4 18.46 440

Shot put[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Mark Points
1 Mary Peters Great Britain 15.03 16.20 14.41 16.20 960
2 Burglinde Pollak East Germany 15.56 16.04 15.31 16.04 952
3 Liese Prokop Austria 15.14 x 13.93 15.14 903
4 Diane Jones Canada 14.82 15.05 13.78 15.05 898
5 Valentina Tikhomirova Soviet Union x 14.56 14.64 14.64 875
6 Monika Peikert East Germany 14.14 13.51 13.95 14.14 846
7 Karen Mack West Germany 14.10 13.11 13.08 14.10 844
8 Nedyalka Angelova Bulgaria 13.96 13.54 13.85 13.96 836
9 Heide Rosendahl West Germany 13.62 13.86 13.56 13.86 830
10 Nadezhda Tkachenko Soviet Union 13.67 13.64 13.69 13.69 820
11T Debbie Van Kiekebelt Canada x 13.16 12.63 13.16 789
11T Margit Papp Hungary 13.11 13.16 13.12 13.16 789
13 Jane Frederick United States 12.92 12.63 12.69 12.92 775
14 Margot Eppinger West Germany 12.70 11.78 12.65 12.70 762
15 Đurđa Fočić Yugoslavia 12.01 12.36 12.58 12.58 755
16 Christine Bodner East Germany 12.31 12.51 12.46 12.51 750
17 Ilona Bruzsenyák Hungary 12.48 x 12.23 12.48 749
18 Marie-Christine Debourse France 11.86 12.05 12.10 12.10 725
19 Lyn Tillett Australia 11.46 10.51 11.15 11.46 685
20 Odette Ducas France x 10.47 11.32 11.32 676
21 Lin Chun-Yu Republic of China 10.48 11.31 10.11 11.31 676
22 Gale Fitzgerald United States x 11.25 9.63 11.25 672
23 Ann Wilson Great Britain 10.55 10.55 10.86 10.86 647
24 Elena Vintilă Romania 8.62 10.64 x 10.64 632
25 Margaret Murphy Ireland 9.95 10.06 10.57 10.57 627
26T Edith Noeding Peru 10.38 9.98 10.43 10.43 618
26T Lucía Vaamonde Venezuela 9.94 10.43 10.28 10.43 618
28 Kathrin Lardi Switzerland x 10.18 9.73 10.18 601
29 Modupe Oshikoya Nigeria 9.66 10.00 9.72 10.00 589
30 Gladys Chai Malaysia x 6.95 6.89 6.95 363

High jump[edit]

All heights in metres.

Rank Name Nationality Mark Points 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.68 1.71 1.74 1.76 1.78 1.80 1.82 1.84
1 Mary Peters Great Britain 1.82 1049 p p p p o o o o xxo o xxo o o o xxx
2T Burglinde Pollak East Germany 1.76 993 p p p p o xo o xxo o xo o xxx
2T Christine Bodner East Germany 1.76 993 p p p p o o o xo xo o o xxx
2T Karen Mack West Germany 1.76 993 p p p p p o o o o xxo o xxx
2T Margit Papp Hungary 1.76 993 p p p p p o o o o o xo xxx
6T Diane Jones Canada 1.74 974 p p p p p o xo xo xo xxo xxx
6T Jane Frederick United States 1.74 974 p p p p o o o o xo xo xxx
6T Valentina Tikhomirova Soviet Union 1.74 974 p p p p o o o o o o xxx
9 Đurđa Fočić Yugoslavia 1.71 945 p p p o o o xxo xo xo xxx
10T Debbie Van Kiekebelt Canada 1.68 915 p p p p o o o o xxx
10T Elena Vintilă Romania 1.68 915 p p p p o o o xo xxx
10T Modupe Oshikoya Nigeria 1.68 915 p p p p p o o xxo xxx
10T Nedyalka Angelova Bulgaria 1.68 915 p p p p o o o o xxx
14T Ann Wilson Great Britain 1.65 885 p p p p o o o xxx
14T Gale Fitzgerald United States 1.65 885 p o o o o o o xxx
14T Heide Rosendahl West Germany 1.65 885 p p p o o o o xxx
14T Ilona Bruzsenyák Hungary 1.65 885 p p p p p xxo o xxx
14T Liese Prokop Austria 1.65 885 p p p p o o o xxx
14T Marie-Christine Debourse France 1.65 885 p p p p p o xo xxx
14T Nadezhda Tkachenko Soviet Union 1.65 885 p p p o o o o xxx
21T Gladys Chai Malaysia 1.60 834 p p o o xo o xxx
21T Kathrin Lardi Switzerland 1.60 834 p p p p o o xxx
21T Lyn Tillett Australia 1.60 834 p p o o o xxo xxx
21T Margot Eppinger West Germany 1.60 834 p p p o o o xxx
21T Monika Peikert East Germany 1.60 834 p p p p p o xxx
26T Edith Noeding Peru 1.55 781 p o o o o xxx
26T Odette Ducas France 1.55 781 p p o o xxo xxx
28T Lin Chun-Yu Republic of China 1.50 726 p p o o xxx
28T Lucía Vaamonde Venezuela 1.50 726 o o o o xxx
28T Margaret Murphy Ireland 1.50 726 p p o o xxx

Long Jump[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3 Mark Points
1 Heide Rosendahl West Germany 6.83 x 6.68 6.83 1082
2 Lyn Tillett Australia 6.44 5.96 x 6.44 1001
3 Christine Bodner East Germany 6.21 6.40 6.35 6.40 992
4 Nedyalka Angelova Bulgaria x 6.32 x 6.32 975
5 Ann Wilson Great Britain 5.92 6.19 6.31 6.31 973
6 Ilona Bruzsenyák Hungary 6.06 6.29 6.26 6.29 969
7T Elena Vintilă Romania 6.26 6.15 6.27 6.27 965
7T Modupe Oshikoya Nigeria x 5.86 6.27 6.27 965
9 Burglinde Pollak East Germany 5.96 6.21 6.19 6.21 952
10 Odette Ducas France 6.19 x 5.97 6.19 947
11T Nadezhda Tkachenko Soviet Union 6.08 6.18 5.97 6.18 945
11T Margot Eppinger West Germany x x 6.18 6.18 945
13 Valentina Tikhomirova Soviet Union x 6.10 6.15 6.15 939
14 Monika Peikert East Germany 6.11 5.80 6.12 6.12 932
15 Karen Mack West Germany 5.99 6.11 x 6.11 930
16 Marie-Christine Debourse France x 6.02 5.98 6.02 910
17T Debbie Van Kiekebelt Canada 5.71 5.98 5.90 5.98 902
17T Mary Peters Great Britain x 5.90 5.98 5.98 902
19 Gale Fitzgerald United States x 5.51 5.97 5.97 900
20 Diane Jones Canada 5.70 5.88 5.93 5.93 891
21 Đurđa Fočić Hungary 5.92 x 5.92 888
22 Margaret Murphy Ireland 5.65 5.41 5.62 5.65 828
23 Lucía Vaamonde Venezuela 5.61 5.58 x 5.61 819
24T Jane Frederick United States 5.60 x 5.54 5.60 817
24T Margit Papp Hungary 5.41 5.60 4.08 5.60 817
26 Kathrin Lardi Switzerland 4.11 5.36 3.12 5.36 762
27 Lin Chun-Yu Republic of China 5.31 5.13 5.01 5.31 750
28 Edith Noeding Peru 5.06 5.06 5.25 5.25 7.36

200m[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Heat Time Points
1 Heide Rosendahl West Germany 4 22.96 1041
2 Christine Bodner East Germany 4 23.66 970
3 Burglinde Pollak East Germany 4 23.93 944
4 Gale Fitzgerald United States 3 23.97 940
5 Modupe Oshikoya Nigeria 3 23.98 939
6 Mary Peters Great Britain 4 24.08 930
7 Margot Eppinger West Germany 3 24.18 921
8 Valentina Tikhomirova Soviet Union 4 24.25 914
9 Ilona Bruzsenyák Hungary 1 24.35 905
10 Lyn Tillett Australia 2 24.36 904
11 Edith Noeding Peru 2 24.41 899
12 Odette Ducas France 3 24.42 898
13 Nedyalka Angelova Bulgaria 4 24.58 884
14 Đurđa Fočić Yugoslavia 1 24.70 873
15 Karen Mack West Germany 4 24.72 871
16 Margaret Murphy Ireland 2 24.84 860
17 Ann Wilson Great Britain 2 24.87 858
18 Marie-Christine Debourse France 1 24.88 857
19 Debbie Van Kiekebelt Canada 1 24.98 848
20T Nadezhda Tkachenko Soviet Union 2 25.19 830
20T Lucía Vaamonde Venezuela 2 25.19 830
22 Elena Vintilă Romania 3 25.20 829
23 Diane Jones Canada 2 25.37 814
24 Jane Fredricks United States 1 25.45 808
25 Kathrin Lardi Switzerland 1 25.53 801
26 Monika Peikert East Germany 3 25.74 783
27 Lin Chun-Yu Republic of China 1 25.86 774
28 Margit Papp Hungary 3 26.57 717

Final standings[edit]

Standings after Event 5
3 September 1972
Legend:M = Mark, P = Points

Pos
Athlete
Country
Total
Points
Notes
100m
Hurdles
Shot
Put
High
Jump
Long
Jump
200m
1st Mary Peters Great Britain 4801
WR
P
M
960
13.29
960
16.20
1049
1.82
902
5.98
930
24.08
2nd Heide Rosendahl West Germany 4791 P
M
953
13.34
830
13.86
885
1.65
1082
6.83
1041
22.96
3rd Burglinde Pollak East Germany 4768 P
M
927
13.53
952
16.04
993
1.76
952
6.21
944
23.93
4 Christine Bodner East Germany 4671 P
M
966
13.25
750
12.51
993
1.76
992
6.40
970
23.66
5 Valentina Tikhomirova Soviet Union 4597 P
M
895
13.77
875
14.64
974
1.74
939
6.15
914
25.25
6 Nedyalka Angelova Bulgaria 4496 P
M
886
13.84
836
13.96
915
1.68
975
6.32
884
24.58
7 Karen Mack West Germany 4449 P
M
811
14.45
844
14.10
993
1.76
930
611
871
24.72
8 Ilona Bruzsenyák Hungary 4419 P
M
911
13.65
749
12.48
885
1.65
969
6.29
905
24.35
9 Nadezhda Tkachenko Soviet Union 4370 P
M
890
13.81
820
13.69
885
1.65
945
6.18
830
25.19
10 Diane Jones Canada 4349 P
M
772
14.79
898
15.05
974
1.74
891
5.93
814
25.37
11 Đurđa Fočić Yugoslavia 4332 P
M
871
13.96
755
12.58
945
1.71
888
5.92
873
24.70
12 Margot Eppinger West Germany 4313 P
M
851
14.12
762
12.70
834
1.60
945
6.18
921
24.18
13 Ann Wilson Great Britain 4279 P
M
916
13.61
647
10.86
885
1.65
973
6.31
858
24.87
14 Modupe Oshikoya Nigeria 4279 P
M
871
13.96
589
10.00
915
1.68
965
6.27
939
23.98
15 Debbie Van Kiekebelt Canada 4272 P
M
818
14.39
789
13.16
915
1.68
902
5.98
848
24.98
16 Lyn Tillett Australia 4258 P
M
834
14.26
685
11.46
834
1.60
1001
6.44
904
24.36
17 Marie-Christine Debourse France 4239 P
M
862
14.03
725
12.10
885
1.65
910
6.02
857
24.88
18 Monika Peikert East Germany 4232 P
M
837
14.23
846
14.14
834
1.60
932
6.12
783
25.74
19 Gale Fitzgerald United States 4206 P
M
809
14.47
672
11.25
885
1.65
900
5.97
940
23.97
20 Elena Vintilă Romania 4199 P
M
858
14.06
632
10.64
915
1.68
965
6.27
829
25.20
21 Jane Frederick United States 4167 P
M
793
14.60
775
12.92
974
1.74
817
5.60
808
25.45
22 Odette Ducas France 4101 P
M
799
14.55
676
11.32
781
1.55
947
6.19
898
24.42
23 Margit Papp Hungary 4074 P
M
758
14.91
789
13.16
993
1.76
817
560
717
26.57
24 Edith Noeding Peru 3870 P
M
836
14.24
618
10.43
781
1.55
736
5.25
899
24.21
25 Lucía Vaamonde Venezuela 3749 P
M
801
14.53
618
10.43
726
1.50
819
5.61
830
25.19
26 Kathrin Lardi Switzerland 3788 P
M
790
14.63
601
10.18
834
1.60
762
5.36
801
25.53
27 Margaret Murphy Ireland 3770 P
M
729
15.18
627
10.57
726
1.50
828
5.65
860
24.84
28 Lin Chun-Yu Republic of China 3676 P
M
750
14.98
676
11.31
726
1.50
750
5.31
774
25.86
- Liese Prokop Austria DNF P
M
852
14.11
903
15.14
885
1.6
- Gladys Chai Malaysia DNF P
M
440
18.46
363
6.95
834
1.60
- Ruth Martin-Jones Great Britain DNS P
M





- Eva Šuranová Czechoslovakia DNS P
M





- Marilyn King United States DNS P
M





Key: WR = world record; OR = Olympic record; p = pass; x = fault; o = cleared; NM = no mark; DNF = did not finish; DNS = did not start; DQ = disqualified; T = tied

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Reference. "Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games: Women's Pentathlon". Retrieved 2012-02-21.