Uganda at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Uganda at the Olympic Games

Flag of Uganda
IOC code  UGA
NOC Uganda Olympic Committee
Website www.nocuganda.com
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 33 (31 men and 2 women) in 3 sports
Medals
Rank: 24
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Uganda is one of the nations that competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.

John Akii-Bua's gold medal and world record in the men's 400m hurdles attracted international attention.[1]

Medals[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Akii-Bua, JohnJohn Akii-Bua Athletics Men's 400m hurdles September 2
 Silver Rwabdogo, LeoLeo Rwabdogo Boxing Flyweight

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

  • First Heat — 10.92s (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:45.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2:57:04 (→ 59th place)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Malaysia (1-3)
  • Lost to France (1-3)
  • Lost to Pakistan (1-3)
  • Drew with Argentina (0-0)
  • Drew with West Germany (1-1)
  • Lost to Belgium (0-2)
  • Drew with Spain (2-2)
  • Classification Match
  • 15th/16th place: Defeated Mexico (4-1) → 15th place
  • Team Roster

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The John Akii-Bua Story: an African Tragedy, documentary by Dan Gordon, BBC2 10 August 2008