Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 1 & 2
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ludvík Daněk
 Czechoslovakia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jay Silvester
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ricky Bruch
 Sweden
← 1968
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Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's discus throw field event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 1 & 2. After the retirement of four time Olympic champion Al Oerter, this was an event that was open to everyone. The favorite was two time Olympic medalist and 1971 European Champion Ludvík Daněk.

Results[edit]

All throwers reaching 59.00 m (193 ft 7 in) and the top 12 including ties advanced to the finals. All qualifiers are shown in blue. All distances are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw
1 Ludvík Daněk  Czechoslovakia B 64.32 64.32 p p
2 Jorma Rinne  Finland B 62.02 62.02 p p
3 Géza Fejér  Hungary B 61.58 61.58 p p
4 Pentti Kahma  Finland A 61.24 58.50 61.24 p
5 Ricky Bruch  Sweden A 61.24 61.24 p p
6 Jay Silvester  United States A 61.20 58.98 61.20 p
7 Ferenc Tégla  Hungary A 60.60 60.60 p p
8 János Murányi  Hungary B 60.34 54.42 60.34 p
9 Silvano Simeon  Italy B 59.78 58.38 59.78 p
10 Tim Vollmer  United States A 59.60 59.60 p p
11 Namakoro Niaré  Mali A 59.38 59.38 p p
12 Detlef Thorith  East Germany A 59.36 59.36 p p
13 John Powell  United States B 59.30 54.94 59.30 p
14 Les Mills  New Zealand A 59.22 59.22 p p
15 Klaus-Peter Hennig  West Germany A 58.64 55.32 x 58.64
16 Dirk Wippermann  West Germany B 58.10 56.42 58.10 57.96
17 Hein-Direck Neu  West Germany A 58.10 56.36 58.10 x
18 Zdravko Pečar  Yugoslavia B 57.84 x 57.84 53.52
19 Bill Tancred  Great Britain B 57.24 x 55.86 57.24
20 Robin Tait  New Zealand B 56.60 56.60 55.88 x
21 Ain Roost  Canada A 56.58 56.58 55.48 x
22 Hartmut Losch  East Germany B 56.64 56.64 x 56.28
23 Erlendur Valdimarsson  Iceland B 55.38 55.38 55.16 53.26
24 John Watts  Great Britain A 53.86 53.48 x 53.86
25 Kaj Andersen  Denmark A 53.52 x 51.60 53.52
26 Praveen Kumar  India B 53.12 52.58 53.12 51.58
27 Heimo Reinitzer  Austria B 52.56 x 52.32 52.56
28 Said Farouk Al-Turki  Saudi Arabia A 33.78 x 33.78 x
- Armando de Vincentis  Italy A NM x x x
- Stoyan Slavkov  Bulgaria A DNS
- Joussef Nagui Assad  Egypt B DNS
- Noel Matouba  Congo B DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw 4th throw 5th throw 6th throw
1st, gold medalist(s) Ludvík Daněk  Czechoslovakia 64.40 58.12 60.38 62.38 62.54 61.70 64.40
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jay Silvester  United States 63.50 62.12 x 63.50 x x 62.86
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ricky Bruch  Sweden 63.40 59.12 x 61.52 62.76 63.40 62.60
4 John Powell  United States 62.82 61.92 62.82 60.44 x 61.38 x
5 Géza Fejér  Hungary 62.62 62.50 62.56 x x 61.50 62.62
6 Detlef Thorith  East Germany 62.42 61.74 62.42 61.06 x 59.88 x
7 Ferenc Tégla  Hungary 60.60 58.38 59.66 57.40 x 58.16 60.60
8 Tim Vollmer  United States 60.24 59.26 60.24 x x x 58.54
9 Pentti Kahma  Finland 59.66 57.20 58.92 59.66
10 Silvano Simeon  Italy 59.34 58.80 59.34 58.36
11 Jorma Rinne  Finland 59.22 57.30 56.88 59.22
12 János Murányi  Hungary 57.92 57.92 57.16 x
13 Namakoro Niaré  Mali 56.48 56.48 55.10 x
14 Les Mills  New Zealand 55.86 x 54.48 55.86

Key: p = pass; x = fault; NM = no mark; DNS = did not start

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