Norway at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Norway at the Olympic Games

Flag of Norway
IOC code  NOR
NOC Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Website www.idrett.no (Norwegian)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 112 (101 men, 11 women) in 15 sports
Flag bearer Harald Barlie (wrestling)
Medals Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
4
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Norway was represented at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich by the Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. 112 competitors, 101 men and 11 women, took part in 70 events in 15 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Norway finished in 21st position in the final medal rankings, with two gold medals and four medals overall.

Gold[edit]

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Silver[edit]

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Bronze[edit]

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Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Norway entered one woman and three men in the competition. Their best finisher, at 32nd place in the men's competition, was Jan Erik Humlekjær.

Men's Individuel Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

  • Heat — 10.49 s (→ advanced to the quarter final)
  • Quarter final — 10.55 s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 metres

  • Heat — 21.16 s (→ advanced to the quarter final)
  • Quarter final — 25.30 s (→ did not advance)

Women's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 4:14.10 min (→ advanced to the semi final)
  • Semi final — 4:09.70 min (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 4:16.00 min (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 13:38.6 min (→ advanced to the final)
  • Final — 13:34.38 min (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 14:01.6 min (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 14:15.8 min (→ did not advance)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Heat — 14:01.6 min (→ did not advance)

Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:42.0 min (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:54.8 min (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification — NM (→ did not advance)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.61 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Triple Jump

  • Qualification — 16.41 m (→ advanced to the final)
  • Final — 16.44 m (→ 8th place)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Round 1 — 77.54 metres (→ advanced to the final)
  • Final — 83.08 metres (→ 5th place)

Men's 20 km walk

Men's 50 km walk

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Seven cyclists represented Norway in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
1000m time trial
  • Final — 1:09.72 (→ 18th place)
Individual pursuit

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard:

Fencing[edit]

Five fencers, all men, represented Norway in 1972.

Men's épée
Men's team épée

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Norway's 1-1-1 record in the first round put the team in a tie for second place with West Germany (which was the team that Norway had tied), but the advantage went to the West Germans and Norway's third-place finish put them into the ninth- to twelfth-place consolation bracket. They defeated Japan to set up a match with Poland for ninth and tenth places, which Norway won.

Men's Team Competition:

  • Norway - 9th place (3-1-1)

Rowing[edit]

Men's Coxed Pairs

  • Heat — 8:00.56
  • Repechage — 8:03.50
  • Semi Finals — 8:30.29
  • B-Final — 7:58.45 (→ 7th place)

Sailing[edit]

Flying Dutchman class

Tempest class

Finn class

Star class

Dragon class

Soling class

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 54.41s (→ 22nd place, did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:00.98 (→ 31st place, did not advance)

Men's 400m Freestyle

  • Heat — 4:20.86 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400m Medley

  • Heat — 4:59,72 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:01.47 (→ 17th place, did not advance)

Women's 200m Medley

  • Heat — 5:25,08 (→ did not advance)

Women's 400m Medley

  • Heat — 2:36,27 (→ did not advance)

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

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