West Germany at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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West Germany at the Olympic Games

Flag of Germany
IOC code   FRG
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 423 (340 men, 83 women) in 23 sports
Flag bearer Detlef Lewe (canoeing)
Medals
Rank: 4
Gold
13
Silver
11
Bronze
16
Total
40
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
Saar (1952)
Unified Team of Germany (1956–1964)

West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) was the host nation of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. 423 competitors, 340 men and 83 women, took part in 183 events in 23 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

West Germany finished in fourth position in the final medal rankings, with 13 gold medals and 40 medals overall. x

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, West Germany entered two men and two women. Their highest placing competitor was Siegfried Ortmann, at 14th place in the men's competition.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.3
  • Semifinals — 1:48.8
  • Final — 1:46.5 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 1:47.8
  • Semifinals — 1:48.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — DNF (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:41.8
  • Semifinals — 3:38.4
  • Final — 3:40.1 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 3:40.6
  • Semifinals — 3:43.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 3:44.5
  • Semifinals — 3:50.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 14:06.6 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 14:15.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100m Relay

  • Heat — 39.17s
  • Semifinals — 38.86s
  • Final — 38.79s (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
  • Final — 2.18m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification Round — 2.12m (→ did not advance)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to Puerto Rico (74-81)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (63-87)
  • Defeated Philippines (93-74)
  • Lost to Italy (57-68)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (56-81)
  • Defeated Poland (67-65)
  • Defeated Senegal (72-62)
  • Classification Matches
  • 13th/16th place: Lost to Australia (69-70)
  • 11th/12th place: Lost to Spain (83-84) → 12th place
  • Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)


Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Lost to Joe Destimo (GHA), 2:3


Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)


Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)


Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)


Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)


Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Lost to Marvin Johnson (USA), 0:5


Men's Light Heavyweight (– 81 kg)


Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

17 cyclists represented West Germany in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
  • Final — 1:07.21 (→ 4th place)
Tandem
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

19 fencers, 13 men and 6 women, represented West Germany 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:

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round
  • Defeated Spain (13-10)
  • Drew with Norway (15-15)
  • Lost to Romania (11-13)
  • Main Round
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (15-24)
  • Defeated Hungary (17-14)
  • Classification Match
  • 5th/6th place: Lost to Soviet Union (16-17) → Sixth place
  • Team Roster

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Belgium (5-1)
  • Defeated Malaysia (1-0)
  • Defeated Argentina (2-1)
  • Defeated Pakistan (2-1)
  • Drew with Uganda (1-1)
  • Defeated Spain (2-1)
  • Defeated France (4-0)
  • Semi Final Round
  • Defeated The Netherlands (3-0)
  • Final
  • Defeated Pakistan (1-0) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented West Germany in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Thade, Esser, and Rößler — 14682 points (→ 6th place)

Alternate Member

Rowing[edit]

Men's Single Sculls

  • Heat — 7:48.12
  • Repechage — 7:48.11
  • Semi Finals — 8:26.37
  • Final — 7:20.81 (→ 4th place)

Men's Coxed Pairs

  • Heat — 8:02.19
  • Repechage — 8:07.95
  • Semi Finals — 8:19.86
  • Final — 7:21.52 (→ 4th place)

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 52.91s
  • Semifinals — 52.87s
  • Final — 52.92s (→ 8th place)
  • Heat — 53.96s
  • Semifinals — 54.35s (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 54.28s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:55.97
  • Final — 1:53.99 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)
  • Heat — 1:55.80
  • Final — 1:56.65 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 2:00.27 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:37.59
  • Final — 3:33.90 (→ 6th place)

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 7:53.98
  • Final — 7:41.69 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Volleyball[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Drew with Hungary (3-3)
  • Drew with the Netherlands (4-4)
  • Defeated Greece (3-8)
  • Defeated Australia (6-3)
  • Final Round (Group I)
  • Drew with United States (4-4)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (2-4)
  • Drew with Italy (2-2)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (4-5) → Fourth place
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Germany at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-21.