Denmark at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Denmark at the Olympic Games

Flag of Denmark
IOC code  DEN
NOC National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Website www.dif.dk (Danish) (English)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 126 (114 men and 12 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Peder Pedersen
Medals
Rank: 25
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906

Denmark competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 126 competitors, 114 men and 12 women, took part in 74 events in 17 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Denmark entered two men and two women. Their highest placing competitor was Arne Jacobsen, at 8th place in the men's competition.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 1500 metres

  • Tom B. Hansen
    • Heat — 3:41.1
    • Semifinals — 3:41.6
    • Final — 3:46.4 (→ 10th place)
  • Gerd Larsen
    • Heat — 3:44.7
    • Semifinals — 3:59.4 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

Boxing[edit]

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Thirteen cyclists represented Denmark in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Individual pursuit
Individual pursuit

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

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

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

Football[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • First Round (Group C)
  • Second Round (Group 2)

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Drew with the Soviet Union (12-12)
    • Lost to Poland (8-11)
    • Lost to Sweden (10-16)
  • Final Round
    • Defeated Tunisia (29-21)
    • Defeated United States (19-18) → 13th place

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Denmark in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition

Men's Team Competition

  • Steffensen, Petersen, and Heitmann – 13547 points (→ 14th place)

Rowing[edit]

Men's Single Sculls
  • Kim Børgesen
    • Heat — 7:58.94
    • Repechage — 7:56.66
    • Semi Finals — 8:27.93
    • B-Final — 8:09.04 (→ 11th place)

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Backstroke

Men's 200m Backstroke

Men's 100m Breaststroke

Men's 200m Breaststroke

Women's 100m Freestyle

Women's 400m Freestyle

Women's 800m Freestyle

Women's 100m Breaststroke

Women's 200m Breaststroke

Women's 200m Individual Medley

Women's 400m Individual Medley

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denmark at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-12.