Italy at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Italy at the Olympic Games

Flag of Italy
IOC code  ITA
NOC Italian National Olympic Committee
Website www.coni.it (Italian)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 224 (197 men and 27 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Abdon Pamich
Medals
Rank: 10
Gold
5
Silver
3
Bronze
10
Total
18
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906

Italy competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 224 competitors, 197 men and 27 women, took part in 123 events in 19 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

 Gold[edit]

 Silver[edit]

 Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Italy entered three men. Their highest placing competitor was Alfredo Massazza, at 31st place.

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

Men's 1500 metres

  • Franco Arese
    • Heat — 3:44.0
    • Semifinals — 3:41.1 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100m Relay

Men's High Jump

  • Enzo del Forno
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.15m (→ 10th place)
  • Marco Schivo
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.10m (→ 17th place)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Lost to Yugoslavia (78-85)
    • Defeated Senegal (92-56)
    • Lost to Soviet Union (66-79)
    • Defeated West Germany (68-57)
    • Defeated Poland (71-59)
    • Defeated Puerto Rico (71-54)
    • Defeated Philippines (101-81)
  • Semi Finals
    • Lost to United States (38-68)
  • Bronze Medal Match
    • Lost to Cuba (65-66) → Fourth place

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight:

  1. 1/16-Final - Lost to Kadir Syed Abdul of Singapore (3 round, RSC)

Men's Flyweight:

  1. 1/16-Final - Defeated Filex Maina of Kenya (5 - 0)
  2. 1/8-Final - Lost to Boris Zoriktuev of USSR (1 - 4)

Men's Featherweight:

  1. 1/32-Final - Defeated Morgan Mwenya of Zambia (5 - 0)
  2. 1/16-Final - Defeated Ebu Sef Tatar of Turkey (5 -0 )
  3. 1/8-Final - Lost to Kazuo Kobayashi of Japan (1 round, KO)

Men's Lightweight:

  1. 1/32-Final - Defeated José Martinez of Canada (2 round, RSC)
  2. 1/16-Final - Lost to László Orbán of Hungary (1 - 4)

Men's Light Welterweight:

  1. 1/16-Final - Lost to Srisook Bantow of Thailand (1 - 4)

Men's Welterweight:

  1. 1/32-Final - Lost to Emilio Correa of Cuba (0 - 5)

Men's Light Middleweight:

  1. 1/16-Final - Lost to Wiesław Rudkowski of Poland (0 - 5)

Men's Light Heavyweight:

  1. 1/16-Final - Defeated Samson Laizer of Tanzania (2round KO)
  2. 1/8-Final - Lost to Rudi Hornig of West Germany (1 - 4)

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

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

19 fencers, 14 men and 5 women, represented Italy 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]

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Italy in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Medda, Perugini, and Deligia - 13913 points (→ 10th place)

Rowing[edit]

Men's Coxed Pairs

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Men's Competition

Women's Competition

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
    • Lost to Soviet Union (1-4)
    • Defeated Bulgaria (8-5)
    • Defeated Spain (6-2)
    • Defeated Japan (12-5)
  • Final Round (Group I)
    • Lost to Hungary (7-8)
    • Drew with Yugoslavia (6-6)
    • Drew with West Germany (2-2)
    • Lost to United States (5-6) → Sixth place

Weightlifting[edit]

Men's Bantamweight:

Men's Featherweight:

Men's Middleweight:

Men's Light Heavyweight:

Men's Heavyweight:

Wrestling[edit]

Water Skiing (demonstration sports)[edit]

Men's Slalom:

Men's Figure Skiing:

  • Max Hofer - 3850 points (→ 6th place)
  • Roby Zucchi - 3560 points (→ 8th place)

Men's Jump:

  • Max Hofer - 37.70 points (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)
  • Roby Zucchi - 35.10 points (→ 7th place)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italy at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 

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