Netherlands at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Netherlands at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Netherlands
IOC code  NED
  (HOL used at these Games)
NOC Dutch Olympic Committee*
Dutch Sports Federation
Website www.nocnsf.nl (Dutch)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 119 (90 men and 29 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Nico Spits
Medals Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906

The Netherlands competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 119 competitors, 90 men and 29 women, took part in 72 events in 16 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

The Netherlands finished in 16th position in the final medal rankings, with three gold medals and five medals overall.

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

  • Hennie Kuiper — Cycling Road, Men's Individual Road Race
  • Willem Ruska — Judo, Men's Heavyweight
  • Willem Ruska — Judo, Men's Open Category

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:51.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:41.4
  • Semifinals — 3:44.4 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — DNS (→ did not advance) (left Munich after the assault on the Israeli athletes)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Lost to János Kajdi (HUN), 1:4

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

  • Final — 1:08.09 (→ 11th place)

Men's Tandem

Diving[edit]

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

One fencer represented the Netherlands in 1972.

Men's sabre

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Drew with India (1-1)
  • Defeated Poland (4-2)
  • Defeated Kenya (5-1)
  • Defeated New Zealand (2-0)
  • Defeated Mexico (4-0)
  • Lost to Great Britain (1-3)
  • Defeated Australia (3-2)
  • Semi Final Round
  • Lost to West Germany (0-3)
  • Bronze Medal Match
  • Lost to India (1-2) → 4th place
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the Netherlands in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Bekkenk, Vonk, and Krediet — 12340 points (→ 18th place)

Rowing[edit]

Men's Coxless Pairs

  • Heat — 7:26.80
  • Repechage — 7:38.51
  • Semi Finals — 7:41.86
  • Final — 6:58.70 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Men's Coxed Pairs

  • Heat — 8:00.15
  • Repechage — 8:17.37 (→ did not advance)

Men's Coxed Fours

  • Heat — 6:53.30
  • Semi Finals — 7:23.66
  • B-Final — 7:05.83 (→ 7th place)

Men's Eights

  • Heat — 6:13.03
  • Semi Finals — 6:31.70
  • B-Final — 6:23.55 (→ 9th place)

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 200m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 1:58.78 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Men's 400m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 4:11.72 (→ did not advance, 17th place)

Men's 1500m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 16:34.77 (→ did not advance, 12th place)

Men's 100m Backstroke

  1. Heat – 1:00.76
  2. Semi Final – 1:00.48 (→ did not advance, 9th place)

Men's 200m Backstroke

  1. Heat – 2:10.56 (→ did not advance, 9th place)

Men's 200m Individual Medley

  1. Heat – 2:17.14 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Men's 400m Individual Medley

  1. Heat – 4:50.70 (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

  1. Heat – 3:41.36 (→ did not advance, 11th place)

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

  1. Heat – 8:00.87 (→ did not advance, 10th place)

Women's 100m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 1:00.02
  2. Semi Final – 59.75
  3. Final – 1:00.09 (→ 8th place)
  1. Heat – 1:00.82
  2. Semi Final – 1:00.79 (→ did not advance, 12th place)
  1. Heat – 1:00.76
  2. Semi Final – 1:00.84 (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Women's 200m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 2:08.58
  2. Final – 2:08.40 (→ 6th place)
  1. Heat – 2:09.09
  2. Final – 2:09.41 (→ 7th place)

Women's 400m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 4:31.76
  2. Final – 4:29.70 (→ 7th place)
  1. Heat – 4:29.94
  2. Final – 4:31.51 (→ 8th place)

Women's 800m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 9:21.13
  2. Final – 9:16.69 (→ 7th place)

Women's 100m Backstroke

  1. Heat – 1:06.71
  2. Semi Final – 1:06.49
  3. Final – 1:06.82 (→ 6th place)
  1. Heat – 1:09.55 (→ did not advance, 21st place)
  1. Heat – 1:09.14
  2. Semi Final – 1:09.11 (→ did not advance, 16th place)

Women's 200m Backstroke

  1. Heat – 2:23.70
  2. Final – 2:23.70 (→ 6th place)
  1. Heat – 2:29.17 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 100m Breaststroke

  1. Heat – 1:18.79 (→ did not advance, 20th place)
  1. Heat – 1:19.38 (→ did not advance, 28th place)

Women's 200m Breaststroke

  1. Heat – 2:28.49 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  1. Heat – 2:28.18 (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Women's 100m Butterfly

  1. Heat – 1:06.89
  2. Semi Final – 1:06.78 (→ did not advance, 12th place)

Women's 200m Butterfly

  1. Heat – 2:24.20 (→ did not advance, 9th place)

Women's 200m Individual Medley

  1. Heat – 2:28.99 (→ did not advance, 12th place)
  1. Heat – 2:32.59 (→ did not advance, 26th place)
  1. Heat – 2:32.92 (→ did not advance, 30th place)

Women's 400m Individual Medley

  1. Heat – 5:41.99 (→ did not advance, 11th place)
  1. Heat – 5:22.09 (→ did not advance, 21st place)
  1. Heat – 5:24.00 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

  1. Heat – 4:02.70
  2. Final – 4:01.49 (→ 5th place)

Women's 4x100m Medley Relay

  1. Heat – 4:32.20
  1. Final – 4:29.99 (→ 5th place)

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to Hungary (0-3)
  • Defeated Australia (4-2)
  • Drew with West Germany (4-4)
  • Defeated Greece (6-2)
  • Final Round (Group II)
  • Defeated Bulgaria (5-2)
  • Defeated Cuba (8-6)
  • Drew with Romania (5-5)
  • Defeated Spain (7-5) → 7th place
  • Team Roster

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netherlands at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-19.