Canada at the 1972 Winter 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 Winter Olympics in Sapporo
Competitors 47 (29 men, 18 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Karen Magnussen (figure skating)
Medals
Rank: 17
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Canada competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Magnussen, KarenKaren Magnussen Figure skating Women's singles

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Derek Robbins Downhill 2:00.38 38
Reto Barrington 1:58.29 32
Jim Hunter 1:55.16 20
Derek Robbins Giant Slalom DSQ DSQ
Reto Barrington 1:35.22 18 1:42.02 24 3:17.24 20
Jim Hunter 1:33.83 13 1:39.15 10 3:12.98 11
Men's slalom
Athlete Classification Final
Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Jim Hunter 1:47.16 4 1:02.02 31 59.50 20 2:01.52 19
Reto Barrington DSQ 1:04.02 34 59.23 19 2:03.25 23
Derek Robbins DNF DNF DNF


Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kathy Kreiner Downhill 1:43.68 33
Judy Crawford 1:41.75 27
Laurie Kreiner 1:41.00 20
Carolyne Oughton 1:40.92 18
Carolyne Oughton Giant Slalom 1:38.29 29
Judy Crawford 1:35.60 24
Diane Pratte 1:33.59 15
Laurie Kreiner 1:32.48 4
Kathy Kreiner Slalom 50.55 19 49.72 15 1:40.27 14
Diane Pratte 49.32 17 DNF DNF
Laurie Kreiner 48.81 15 48.49 12 1:37.30 12
Judy Crawford 47.12 5 46.83 6 1:33.95 4

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
CAN-1 Hans Gehrig
Andrew Faulds
Two-man 1:18.82 20 1:18.36 20 1:15.66 17 1:16.06 17 5:08.90 18
CAN-2 Bob Storey
Michael Hartley
Two-man 1:18.49 18 1:16.70 8 1:14.90 13 1:15.61 15 5:05.70 14
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
CAN-1 Hans Gehrig
David Richardson
Peter Blakeley
Andrew Faulds
Four-man 1:12.61 15 1:12.43 9 1:10.76 5 1:12.26 16 4:48.06 13

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Jarl Omholt-Jensen 50:52.14 52
Roger Allen 50:41.31 50
Fred Kelly 50:07.22 49
Malcolm Hunter 49:54.08 45
30 km Jarl Omholt-Jensen 1'51:14.04 50
Malcolm Hunter 1'46:51.47 43
Men's 4 x 10km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Fred Kelly
Roger Allen
Jarl Omholt-Jensen
Malcolm Hunter
2'16:56.41 13


Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Hellen Sander 19:30.01 41
Roseanne Allen 19:22.70 40
Shirley Firth 18:36.07 35
Sharon Firth 18:06.28 26
10 km Hellen Sander 40:25.11 40
Sharon Firth 36:52.49 24
Women's 3 x 5km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Shirley Firth
Sharon Firth
Roseanne Allen
53:37.82 10

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Toller Cranston 12 5 2517.2 80.5 9
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Catherine Irwin 12 12 2383.4 116 13
Karen Magnussen 3 2 2673.2 23 2
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Mary Petrie
John Hubbell
15 15 358.5 129 15
Sandra Bezic
Val Bezic
9 9 384.9 84 9

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Paul Nielsen DNF DNF
Doug Hansen 55.73 36 55.94 39 55.20 40 55.35 40 3:42.22 38
David McComb 55.20 31 56.14 41 54.52 33 54.57 35 3:40.43 35
Larry Arbuthnot 54.11 18 54.17 21 54.17 31 54.12 33 3:36.57 25

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Larry Arbuthnot
Doug Hansen
46.47 15 46.22 15 1:32.69 16

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Peter Wilson Normal hill 64.5 79.4 60.5 70.0 149.4 56
Rick Gulyas 71.0 90.8 70.5 90.5 181.3 48
Ulf Kvendbo 70.5 93.0 71.0 94.8 187.8 44
Zdenek Mezl 74.0 100.6 70.0 92.2 192.8 40
Ulf Kvendbo Large hill 79.0 75.6 80.0 77.0 152.6 45
Peter Wilson 83.0 78.7 83.5 80.9 159.6 39
Zdenek Mezl 98.0 104.7 89.0 89.6 194.3 17

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m John Cassidy 43.01 30
Gerry Cassan 42.87 29
1500 m Andy Barron 2:17.71 36
Kevin Sirois 2:13.99 26
Bob Hodges 2:12.13 23
5000 m Andy Barron 8:11.84 25
Kevin Sirois 8:02.66 19
10,000 m Kevin Sirois 15:58.61 14
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Sylvia Burka DSQ
Donna McCannell 47.30 25
Cathy Priestner 45.79 14
1000 m Gayle Gordon 1:38.32 32
Cathy Priestner 1:37.11 29
Sylvia Burka 1:32.95 8
1500 m Jennifer Jackson 2:35.22 30
Gayle Gordon 2:31.86 27
Sylvia Burka 2:29.60 21

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