France at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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France at the Olympic Games

Flag of France
IOC code  FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sport Committee
Website www.franceolympique.com (French)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 227 (197 men and 30 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Jean-Claude Magnan
Medals
Rank: 17
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze
7
Total
13
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

France competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 227 competitors, 197 men and 30 women, took part in 132 events in 18 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, France entered three men and two women. Their highest placing competitor was Jacques Doyen, at 21st place in the men's competition.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

Men's 800 metres

  • Alain Sans
    • Heat — 1:49.2
    • Semifinals — 1:49.6 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

Men's 5,000 metres

Men's 4x100m Relay

Men's High Jump

  • Henry Elliott
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.10m (→ 15th place)

Men's Pole Vault

Boxing[edit]

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

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

Men's Tandem

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

Women's 3m Springboard

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

19 fencers, 15 men and 4 women represented France in 1972.

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

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to Pakistan (0-3)
    • Defeated Uganda (3-1)
    • Lost to Belgium (0-1)
    • Lost to Malaysia (0-1)
    • Lost to Spain (2-3)
    • Defeated Argentina (1-0)
    • Lost to West Germany (0-4)
  • Classification Match
    • 11th/12th place: Lost to Poland (4-7) after extra time → 12th place

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented France in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Giudicelli, M.Gueguen, and R.Gueguen – 14559 points (→ 7th place)

Rowing[edit]

Men's Coxed Pairs

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Michel Rousseau
    • Heat — 52.93s
    • Semifinals — 52.82s
    • Final — 52.90s (→ 7th place)

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Water Skiing (demonstration sports)[edit]

Men's Slalom:

Men's Figure Skiing:

Men's Jump:

  • Jean-Yves Parpette – 34.75 points (→ 8th place)

Women's Slalom:

Women's Figure Skiing:

  • Sylvie Maurial – 2560 points (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Women's Jump:

  • Sylvie Maurial – 27.40 points (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

References[edit]

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