Yugoslavia at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Yugoslavia at the Olympic Games

Flag of SFR Yugoslavia
IOC code  YUG
NOC Yugoslav Olympic Committee
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 128 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Mirko Sandić
Medals
Rank: 20
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992 S–)
Croatia (1992–)
Macedonia (1996–)
Montenegro (2008–)
Serbia and Montenegro (1996–2006)
Serbia (1912; 2008–)
Slovenia (1992–)

Athletes from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Parlov, MateMate Parlov Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight
 Gold Živković, ZoranZoran Živković
Abas Arslanagić
Miroslav Pribanić
Đorđe Lavrnić
Slobodan Mišković
Hrvoje Horvat
Branislav Pokrajac
Zdravko Miljak
Milan Lazarević
Nebojša Popović
Zdenko Zorko
Dobrivoje Selec
Albin Vidović
Handball Men's Team Competition
 Silver Čorak, JosipJosip Čorak Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Light-Heavyweight
 Bronze Vujin, ZvonimirZvonimir Vujin Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight
 Bronze Nenadić, MilovanMilovan Nenadić Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Middleweight

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:48.1
  • Semifinals — 1:49.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:52.1 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — DNS (→ did not advance)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round
  • Defeated Italy (85-78)
  • Defeated Poland (85-64)
  • Lost to Puerto Rico (74-79)
  • Defeated Philippines (117-76)
  • Defeated West Germany (81-56)
  • Defeated Senegal (73-57)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (67-74)
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th/8th place: Defeated Czechoslovakia (66-63)
  • 5th/6th place: Defeated Puerto Rico (86-70) → Fifth place
  • Team roster:

Dragutin Čermak, Krešimir Ćosić, Miroljub Damjanović, Blagoja Georgievski, Vinko Jelovac, Dragan Kapičić, Žarko Knežević, Milun Marović, Nikola Plećaš, Ljubodrag Simonović, Damir Šolman, Rato Tvrdić, headcoach:

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Cycling[edit]

Men's Individual Road Race

Handball[edit]

Yugoslavia won the second Olympic handball tournament. In the first round, they defeated all three opponents (Japan, the United States, and Hungary to take first place in the group and join seven other teams in advancing to the second round. There, they defeated both of the other teams they played (West Germany and Romania). First place in the division earned Yugoslavia the chance to appear in the gold medal game, where they defeated Czechoslovakia.

Men's Team Competition:

  • Yugoslavia - Gold medal (6-0)

Sailing[edit]

Finn

Flying Dutchman

Alternate member:: Zoricic, Filip

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 56.91s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:05.88 (→ did not advance)

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Canada (12-4)
  • Defeated Romania (8-7)
  • Defeated Mexico (5-3)
  • Defeated Cuba (7-5)
  • Lost to United States (3-5)
  • Final Round (Group I)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (4-5)
  • Drew with Italy (6-6)
  • Lost to Hungary (2-4)
  • Defeated West Germany (5-4) → Fifth place
  • Team Roster

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