Australia at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 168 (139 men, 29 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Dennis Green (opening)
Michael Wenden (closing)
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
8
Silver
7
Bronze
2
Total
17
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 168 competitors, 139 men and 29 women, took part in 110 events in 20 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Australia entered two men and one woman. Their highest placing competitors were Terene Donovan and Graeme Telford, who both placed 9th place in their respective competitions.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

Men's 1.500 metres

Men's 5.000 metres

Men's 3.000m Steeplechase

  • Kerry O'Brien
    • Qualifying Heat — did not finish (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Lawrie Peckham
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.10m (→ 18th place)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A):
    • Lost to Spain (74-79)
    • Lost to United States (55-81)
    • Lost to Czechoslovakia (68-69)
    • Defeated Japan (92-76)
    • Lost to Cuba (70-84)
    • Defeated Brazil (75-69)
    • Defeated Egypt (89-66)
  • Classification Matches:
    • 9th/12th place: Defeated West Germany (70-69)
    • 9th/10th place: Defeated Poland (91-83) → 9th place

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard:

Men's 10m Platform:

  • Donald Wagstaff — 435.84 points (→ 11th place)
  • Kenneth Grove — 254.73 points (→ 32nd place)

Women's 10m Platform:

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Four fencers, two men and two women, represented Australia in 1972.

Men's foil
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Drew with New Zealand (0-0)
    • Defeated Kenya (3-1)
    • Lost to India (1-3)
    • Defeated Mexico (10-0)
    • Drew with Great Britain (1-1)
    • Defeated Poland (1-0)
    • Lost to the Netherlands (2-3)
  • Semi Final Round
    • Defeated Malaysia (2-1)
  • Classification Match
    • 5th/6th place: Defeated Great Britain (2-1) after extra time → 5th place

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Two male pentathletes represented Australia in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Michael Wenden
    • Heat — 52.34s
    • Semifinals — 53.32s
    • Final — 52.41s (→ 5th place)
  • Greg Rogers
    • Heat — 53.98s
    • Semifinals — 54.26s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Robert Nay
    • Heat — 1:57.69 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Men's 200m Butterfly

Men's 200m Individual Medley

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-09.