Mexico at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Mexico at the Olympic Games

Flag of Mexico
IOC code  MEX
NOC Comité Olímpico Mexicano
Website www.com.org.mx (Spanish)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 174 (152 men and 22 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Felipe Muñoz
Medals
Rank: 33
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
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Mexico competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 174 competitors, 152 men and 22 women, took part in 112 events in 20 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Silver[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Mexico entered three men and three women. The women were much more successful than the men, though none of the archers won a medal. Their highest placing competitor was Francisca de Gutierrez, at 10th place in the women's competition.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Heat — 13:58.2 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13:45.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 10,000 metres

Men's Marathon

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight

Men's Featherweight

Men's Lightweight

Men's Welterweight

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated Alfredo Lemus (VEN), 4:1
  • Third Round — Defeated Christopher Elliott (IRL), TKO-3
  • Quarterfinals — Lost to Peter Tiepold (GDR), 0:5

Men's Middleweight

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Six cyclists represented Mexico in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
  • Final — 1:11.54 (→ 24th place)
Individual pursuit

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

  • Carlos Armando Giron – 442.41 points (→ 8th place)
  • José de Jesus Robinson – 284.58 points (→ 14th place)
  • Porfirio Becerril – 282.57 points (→ 15th place)

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

  • Bertha Baraldi – 174.21 points (→ 20th place)

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Six fencers, all men, represented Mexico in 1972.

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

Football[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group 2)
  • Defeated Sudan (1-0)
  • Defeated Burma (1-0)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (1-4)
  • Second Round (Group A)
  • Drew with West Germany (1-1)
  • Lost to East Germany (0-7)
  • Lost to Hungary (0-2)
    • Did not advanceSeventh place
  • Team Roster

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to Great Britain (0-6)
  • Lost to New Zealand (0-7)
  • Lost to Poland (0-3)
  • Lost to Australia (0-10)
  • Lost to the Netherlands (0-4)
  • Lost to India (0-8)
  • Lost to Kenya (1-2)
  • Classification Match
  • 15th/16th place: Lost to Uganda (1-4) → 16th place
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Mexico in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Toledano Sanchez, Olivera Lastra, and Castilla Ramos – 12901 points (→ 17th place)

Alternate Member:

  • Rafael Alvarez Perez

Rowing[edit]

Men's Single Sculls

  • Heat — 8:38.63
  • Repechage — 8:40.76 (→ did not advance)

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 56.78s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — DNS (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 2:03.57 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400m Freestyle

Men's 1500m Freestyle

Men's 100m Backstroke

Men's 200m Backstroke

Men's 100m Breaststroke

Men's 200m Breaststroke

Men's 100m Butterfly

Men's 200m Butterfly

Men's 200m Individual Medley

Men's 400m Individual Medley

Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — DNF (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 8:08.39 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100m Medley Relay

Women's 100m Freestyle

Women's 200m Freestyle

Women's 400m Freestyle

Women's 800m Freestyle

Women's 100m Backstroke

Women's 200m Backstroke

Women's 100m Breaststroke

Women's 200m Breaststroke

Women's 100m Butterfly

Women's 200m Butterfly

Women's 200m Individual Medley

Women's 400m Individual Medley

Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4x100m Medley Relay

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Cuba (4-6)
  • Defeated Canada (7-3)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (3-5)
  • Lost to United States (5-7)
  • Lost to Romania (6-9) → Did not advance
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mexico at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 13 October 2014.