Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

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Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium, Munich, West Germany
Date 1 and 4 September 1972
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kip Keino  Kenya
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ben Jipcho  Kenya
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tapio Kantanen  Finland
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These are the official results of the men's 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The competition was held on 1 and 4 September.

Heats[edit]

The top three runners in each of the four heats (blue), advanced to the final round.

Heat one[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tapio Kantanen  Finland 8:24.8 OR
2 Kip Keino  Kenya 8:27.6
3 Takaharu Koyama  Japan 8:29.8
4 Gheorghe Cefan  Romania 8:33.8
5 Andy Holden  Great Britain 8:33.8
6 Toni Feldmann  Switzerland 8:35.8
7 Steve Savage  United States 8:39.0
8 Gérard Buchheit  France 8:41.2
9 Filbert Bayi  Tanzania 8:41.4
10 Vitus Ashaba  Uganda 8:45.0
11 Tadeusz Zieliński  Poland 8:49.8
12 Wigmar Pedersen  Denmark 9:03.0

Heat two[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Ben Jipcho  Kenya 8:31.6
2 Mikko Ala-Leppilampi  Finland 8:31.8
3 Mikhail Zhelev  Bulgaria 8:35.8
4 Willi Maier  West Germany 8:37.6
5 Akira Takeuchi  Japan 8:40.4
6 Sergey Skripka  Soviet Union 8:41.4
7 Jan Voje  Norway 8:42.0
8 Hans Menet  Switzerland 8:45.4
9 Eddie Leddy  Ireland 8:47.4
10 Kazimierz Maranda  Poland 8:50.4
11 Esau Adenji  Cameroon 9:34.4
12 Kerry O'Brien  Australia DNF

Heat three[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Pekka Päivärinta  Finland 8:29.0
2 Romualdas Bitė  Soviet Union 8:30.2
3 Jean-Paul Villain  France 8:30.4
4 Josef Horčic  Czechoslovakia 8:30.6
5 Anders Gärderud  Sweden 8:30.8
6 Willi Wagner  West Germany 8:34.0
7 Paul Thijs  Belgium 8:35.0
8 John Bicourt  Great Britain 8:38.8
9 Doug Brown  United States 8:41.2
10 Panagiotis Nakopoulos  Greece 8:48.4
11 Yohannes Mohamed  Ethiopia 8:52.6
12 Robert Hackman  Ghana 8:57.6

Heat four[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Amos Biwott  Kenya 8:23.8 OR
2 Bronisław Malinowski  Poland 8:28.2
3 Dušan Moravčík  Czechoslovakia 8:33.4
4 Steve Hollings  Great Britain 8:35.0
5 Franco Fava  Italy 8:35.0
6 Hans-Dieter Schulten  West Germany 8:39.8
7 Boualem Rahoui  Algeria 8:41.0
8 Spyridon Kontosoros  Greece 8:41.0
9 Georges Kaiser  Switzerland 8:45.4
10 Mike Manley  United States 8:50.4
11 Sverre Sørnes  Norway 8:54.8
12 Usaia Sotutu  Fiji 9:12.0
13 Julio Quevedo  Guatemala 9:28.4

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Kip Keino  Kenya 8:23.6 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ben Jipcho  Kenya 8:24.6
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tapio Kantanen  Finland 8:24.8
4 Bronisław Malinowski  Poland 8:28.0
5 Dušan Moravčík  Czechoslovakia 8:29.2
6 Amos Biwott  Kenya 8:33.6
7 Romualdas Bitė  Soviet Union 8:34.6
8 Pekka Päivärinta  Finland 8:37.2
9 Takaharu Koyama  Japan 8:37.8
10 Mikko Ala-Leppilampi  Finland 8:41.0
11 Jean-Paul Villain  France 8:46.8
12 Mikhail Zhelev  Bulgaria 9:02.6

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