Poland at the 1972 Winter 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 Winter Olympics in Sapporo
Competitors 47 (39 men, 8 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Andrzej Bachleda, Alpine Skiing
Medals
Rank: 13
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Austria (1908–1912)
Russian Empire (1912)

Poland competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Fortuna, WojciechWojciech Fortuna Ski jumping Large hill individual

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andrzej Bachleda Giant Slalom 1:34.40 17 1:38.02 4 3:12.42 9
Men's slalom
Athlete Classification Final
Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Andrzej Bachleda bye 57.04 10 55.22 11 1:52.26 10

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Andrzej Fiedor 1'19:17.25 11 1'30:17.25 48
Józef Stopka 1'19:18.66 8 1'27:18.66 35
Andrzej Rapacz 1'17:21.02 9 1'26:21.02 33
Aleksander Klima 1'17:00.86 2 1'19:00.86 9
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Józef Rózak
Józef Stopka
Andrzej Rapacz
Aleksander Klima
4 1'58:09.92 7
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Jan Staszel 48:46.72 33
30 km Jan Staszel 1'43:35.68 29
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Anna Gębala-Duraj 18:13.43 29
Władysława Majerczyk 17:56.55 23
Józefa Chromik 17:55.41 21
Weronika Budny 17:38.74 13
10 km Władysława Majerczyk 38:19.66 34
Józefa Chromik 36:45.39 21
Anna Gębala-Duraj 36:32.65 15
Weronika Budny 35:57.59 11
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Anna Gębala-Duraj
Józefa Chromik
Weronika Budny
51:49.13 7

Figure skating[edit]

Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Grazyna Kostrzewinska
Adam Brodecki
11 11 377.8 95.5 11

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round[edit]

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-11th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Poland 4–0  West Germany

Medal round[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 4 0 1 33 13 9
2  United States 5 3 2 0 18 15 6
3  Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 26 13 6
4  Sweden 5 2 2 1 17 13 5
5  Finland 5 2 3 0 14 24 4
6  Poland 5 0 5 0 9 39 0
  • Czechoslovakia 14-1 Poland
  • Finland 5-1 Poland
  • Sweden 5-3 Poland
  • USSR 9-3 Poland
  • USA 6-1 Poland
  • Team Roster

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ryszard Gawior 54.72 24 54.09 20 53.26 21 52.87 16 3:34.94 19
Mirosław Więckowski 54.43 22 54.82 27 54.61 34 53.75 30 3:37.61 27
Lucjan Kudzia 54.14 19 53.58 15 52.36 11 52.75 13 3:32.83 13
Janusz Grzemowski 53.07 8 53.12 10 52.66 15 52.59 12 3:31.44 12

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mirosław Więckowski
Wojciech Kublik
44.88 6 44.78 4 1:29.66 5
Lucjan Kudzia
Ryszard Gawior
45.28 9 45.40 11 1:30.68 9
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Barbara Piecha 45.96 9 46.24 10 45.89 8 44.98 6 3:03.07 9
Wiesława Martyka 45.68 7 46.12 9 45.47 6 45.06 7 3:02.33 6
Halina Kanasz 45.66 6 45.98 7 45.52 7 45.17 9 3:02.33 6

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Kazimierz Długopolski Individual 73.0 73.5 184.9 10 51:38.5 190.960 24 375.860 12
Józef Gąsienica 67.5 64.5 146.8 34 51:29.4 192.325 21 339.125 31
Stefan Hula 72.5 71.0 178.2 18 51:29.4 192.325 21 370.525 17

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Stanisław Gąsienica Daniel Normal hill 73.5 97.3 72.5 96.7 194.0 39
Tadeusz Pawlusiak 73.5 98.8 71.5 99.1 197.9 32
Adam Krzysztofiak 75.5 105.0 73.5 102.3 207.3 24
Wojciech Fortuna 82.0 115.4 76.5 106.6 222.0 6
Stanisław Gąsienica Daniel Large hill 83.0 83.2 86.0 87.9 171.1 31
Adam Krzysztofiak 84.0 85.6 85.0 87.5 173.1 29
Tadeusz Pawlusiak 87.0 89.3 90.0 94.0 183.3 18
Wojciech Fortuna 111.0 130.4 87.5 89.5 219.9 1st

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