Belgium at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Belgium at the Olympic Games

Flag of Belgium
IOC code  BEL
NOC Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee
Website www.olympic.be (Dutch) (French)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 88 (82 men and 6 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Gaston Roelants
Medals
Rank: 29
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906

Belgium competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 88 competitors, 82 men and 6 women, took part in 51 events in 14 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Belgium finished in 29th position in the final medal rankings, with two silver medals.

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Belgium entered three men. Their highest placing competitor was Robert Cogniaux, who missed a medal by 22 points.

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

  • Herman Mignon
    • Heat — 1:47.5
    • Semifinals — 1:49.7 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Herman Mignon
    • Heat — 3:44.2
    • Semifinals — 3:41.7
    • Final — 3:39.1 (→ 6th place)

Men's 5000 metres

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

Men's Tandem

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

One female fencer represented Belgium in 1972.

Women's foil

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to West Germany (1-5)
    • Drew with Argentina (1-1)
    • Defeated France (1-0)
    • Lost to Spain (0-1)
    • Lost to Malaysia (2-4)
    • Defeated Uganda (2-0)
    • Lost to Pakistan (1-3)
  • Classification Match
    • 9th/10th place: Lost to New Zealand (1-2) → 10th place

Judo[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Men's Coxed Pairs

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgium at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 

External links[edit]