Hungary at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Hungary at the Olympic Games

Flag of Hungary
IOC code  HUN
NOC Hungarian Olympic Committee
Website www.mob.hu (Hungarian) (English)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 232 (187 men and 45 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Gergely Kulcsár
Medals
Rank: 8
Gold
6
Silver
13
Bronze
16
Total
35
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Hungary competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 232 competitors, 187 men and 45 women, took part in 134 events in 20 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, Hungary entered one man and one woman. Their highest placing competitor was Hamvas Agnes Hajdene, at 22nd place in the women's competition.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:49.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 2.15 m
  • Final — 2.18 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 2.15 m
  • Final — 2.15 m (→ 6th place)
  • Qualification Round — 2.09 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 61.58 m
  • Final — 62.62 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 60.60 m
  • Final — 60.60 m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 60.34 m
  • Final — 57.92 m (→ 12th place)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 1.76m
  • Final — 1.79m (→ 16th place)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

  • First Round — Lost to Ion Alexe (ROM), 0:5

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Four cyclists represented Hungary in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

19 fencers, 14 men and 5 women, represented Hungary in 1972. Hungary finished top of the fencing medal table with eight in total: two gold, four silver, and two bronze.[2]

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

Football[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • First Round (Group C)
  • Defeated Iran (5-0)
  • Drew with Brazil (2-2)
  • Defeated Denmark (2-0)
  • Second Round (Group 1)
  • Defeated East Germany (2-0)
  • Defeated West Germany (4-1)
  • Defeated Mexico (2-0)
  • Final
  • Lost to Poland (2-1) → Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Hungary's first two games resulted in victories over the United States and Japan, guaranteeing the team a berth in the second round regardless of the result of the third game. However, that loss to Yugoslavia carried over into the second round, putting the Hungarians at a disadvantage. Losses to Romania and West Germany put Hungary into last place in the division. The team played against Sweden for seventh and eighth places, losing 19-18.

Men's Team Competition:

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Hungary in 1972. András Balczó won an individual gold while the team won silver.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Balczó, Villányi, and Bakó - 15348 points (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Alternate Member: Peter Kelemen

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Frbeestyle

  • Heat — 54.71s (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 55.37s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — DNS (→ did not advance)

Volleyball[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated The Netherlands (3-0)
  • Drew with West Germany (3-3)
  • Defeated Greece (6-1)
  • Defeated Australia (10-2)
  • Final Round (Group I)
  • Defeated Italy (8-7)
  • Defeated United States (5-3)
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (4-2)
  • Drew with Soviet Union (3-3) → Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hungary at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Fencing: 1972 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-06.