Canada at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Canada at the Olympic Games

Flag of Canada
IOC code  CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ca (English) (French)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 208 (158 men and 50 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Doug Rogers
Medals
Rank: 27
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
5
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Canada competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 208 competitors, 158 men and 50 women, took part in 136 events in 18 sports.[1]

Many felt that Canada's poor performance at the Olympics, which included not winning a gold medal may have the reason that Canada didn't win a gold medal during the next Summer Olympics, the Games of the XXI Olympiad, in 1976, which took place within their borders, in Montreal.

Medalists[edit]

Canada finished in 27th position in the final medal rankings, with two silver medals and three bronze medals.

Silver[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Canada entered three men and three women. Their highest placing competitor was Donald Jackson, at 6th place in the men's competition. His score was only 30 points below the bronze medal score.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Bill Smart
    • Heat — 3:49.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Robert Finlay
    • Heat — 13:44.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • John Beers
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.15m (→ 6th place)
  • John Hawkins
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.15m (→ 9th place)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 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

  • Ron Friesen - 272.94 points (→ 20th place)
  • Scott Cranham - 263.52 points (→ 27th place)
  • Ken Sully - 262.26 points (→ 29th place)

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Six fencers, five men and one woman, represented Canada in 1972.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Canada in 1972. It was the first time Canada had entered pentathletes at the Olympics, and the team was coached by Hungarian-born Joseph Bucsko (1930 - 1996).

Individual:

Team:

  • Scheuermann, Maaten, and Skene — 11335 points (→ 19th place)

Rowing[edit]

Men's Coxed Pairs

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Brian Phillips
    • Heat — 53.75s
    • Semifinals — 53.73s (→ did not advance)
  • Robert Kasting
    • Heat — 54.07s
    • Semifinals — 53.62s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Ralph Hutton
    • Heat — 1:56.84
    • Final — 1:57.56 (→ 8th place)

Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to Yugoslavia (4-12)
    • Lost to Mexico (3-7)
    • Lost to United States (1-8)
    • Lost to Romania (4-16)
    • Lost to Cuba (2-7) → did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-11.