Poland at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Poland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Poland
IOC code  POL
NOC Polish Olympic Committee
Website www.pkol.pl (Polish)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 290 (252 men and 38 women) in 22 sports
Medals
Rank: 7
Gold
7
Silver
5
Bronze
9
Total
21
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Austria (1908–1912)
Russian Empire (1912)

Poland competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 290 competitors, 252 men and 38 women, took part in 150 events in 22 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Poland entered one man and three women. They took home a silver medal in the women's competition.

Women's:

Men's:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

Men's 800 metres

  • Andrzej Kupczyk
    • Heat — 1:48.5
    • Semifinals — 1:46.7
    • Final — 1:47.1 (→ 7th place)

Men's 1,500 metres

Men's 5,000 metres

Men's 4x100m Relay

Men's High Jump

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Daniela Jaworska
    • Qualification Round — 52.40 m (→ did not advance, 14th place)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition

  • Poland - 10th place
  • Preliminary round - (2-5)
  • Semi–Final - defeated Spain (87 - 76)
  • Final - lost to Australia (83 -91)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Twelve cyclists represented Poland in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Tandem
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

Diving[edit]

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented Poland 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

Football[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Poland - gold medal
  • First round: 3-0-0
  • Second round: 2-1-0
  • Gold medal match: defeated Hungary, 1-0

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Poland tied Sweden and defeated Denmark but lost to the Soviet Union in the first round to finish in third place in the division. This put the team into the ninth- to twelfth-place consolation round, where they defeated Iceland to set up a match with Norway for ninth and tenth places. Poland lost this match.

Men's:

  • Poland - 10th place (2-2-1)

Hockey[edit]

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Defeated Kenya (1-0)
    • Lost to The Netherlands (2-4)
    • Defeated Mexico (3-0)
    • Drew with India (2-2)
    • Drew with New Zealand (3-3)
    • Lost to Australia (0-1)
    • Lost to Great Britain (1-2)
  • Semi Final Round
    • Lost to Australia (1-2)
  • Classification Match
    • 11th/12th place: Defeated France (7-4) after extra time → 11th place

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Poland in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Wach, Pyciak-Peciak, and Skwira — 14285 points (→ 9th place)

Alternate Member:

  • Krysztof Trybusiewicz

Rowing[edit]

Men's Coxed Pairs

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

Men's 200m Freestyle

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to Czechoslovakia (0-3)
    • Defeated Tunisia (3-0)
    • Lost to South Korea (1-3)
    • Lost to Bulgaria (2-3)
    • Lost to Soviet Union (2-3)
  • Classification Match
    • 9th/10th place: Defeated Cuba (3-0) → Ninth place
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

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