Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's pentathlon

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Women's Pentathlon
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 2 & 3
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Mary Peters
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Heide Rosendahl
 West Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Burglinde Pollak
 East Germany
← 1968
1976 →

The women's pentathlon combined event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 2 & 3. The favorites going into the Olympics were Heide Rosendahl and Burglinde Pollak. With Rosendahl narrowly defeating Pollack, by 24 points at the 1971 European Athletics Championships. The second event saw Mary Peters release a tremendous throw in the shot put catapulting her into lead, which she never relinquished.[1]

Results[edit]

100m hurdles[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Heat Time Points
1 Christine Bodner  East Germany 2 13.25 966
OR
2 Mary Peters  Great Britain 2 13.29 960
3 Heide Rosendahl  West Germany 1 13.34 953
4 Burglinde Pollak  East Germany 1 13.53 927
5 Ann Wilson  Great Britain 1 13.61 916
6 Ilona Bruzsenyák  Hungary 5 13.65 911
7 Valentina Tikhomirova  Soviet Union 1 13.77 895
8 Nadezhda Tkachenko  Soviet Union 2 13.81 890
9 Nedyalka Angelova  Bulgaria 1 13.84 886
10T Modupe Oshikoya  Nigeria 3 13.96 871
10T Đurđa Fočić  Yugoslavia 5 13.96 871
12 Marie-Christine Debourse  France 1 14.03 862
13 Elena Vintilă  Romania 5 14.06 858
14 Liese Prokop  Austria 2 14.11 852
15 Margot Eppinger  West Germany 3 14.12 851
16 Monika Peikert  East Germany 3 14.23 837
17 Edith Noeding  Peru 3 14.24 836
18 Lyn Tillett  Australia 3 14.26 834
19 Debbie Van Kiekebelt  Canada 2 14.39 818
20 Karen Mack  West Germany 2 14.45 811
21 Gale Fitzgerald  United States 3 14.47 809
22 Lucía Vaamonde  Venezuela 5 14.53 801
23 Odette Ducas  France 5 14.55 799
24 Jane Frederick  United States 2 14.60 793
25 Kathrin Lardi  Switzerland 3 14.63 790
26 Diane Jones  Canada 4 14.79 772
27 Margit Papp  Hungary 1 14.91 758
28 Lin Chun-Yu  Republic of China 4 14.98 750
29 Margaret Murphy  Ireland 5 15.18 729
30 Gladys Chai  Malaysia 4 18.46 440

Shot put[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Mark Points
1 Mary Peters  Great Britain 15.03 16.20 14.41 16.20 960
2 Burglinde Pollak  East Germany 15.56 16.04 15.31 16.04 952
3 Liese Prokop  Austria 15.14 x 13.93 15.14 903
4 Diane Jones  Canada 14.82 15.05 13.78 15.05 898
5 Valentina Tikhomirova  Soviet Union x 14.56 14.64 14.64 875
6 Monika Peikert  East Germany 14.14 13.51 13.95 14.14 846
7 Karen Mack  West Germany 14.10 13.11 13.08 14.10 844
8 Nedyalka Angelova  Bulgaria 13.96 13.54 13.85 13.96 836
9 Heide Rosendahl  West Germany 13.62 13.86 13.56 13.86 830
10 Nadezhda Tkachenko  Soviet Union 13.67 13.64 13.69 13.69 820
11T Debbie Van Kiekebelt  Canada x 13.16 12.63 13.16 789
11T Margit Papp  Hungary 13.11 13.16 13.12 13.16 789
13 Jane Frederick  United States 12.92 12.63 12.69 12.92 775
14 Margot Eppinger  West Germany 12.70 11.78 12.65 12.70 762
15 Đurđa Fočić  Yugoslavia 12.01 12.36 12.58 12.58 755
16 Christine Bodner  East Germany 12.31 12.51 12.46 12.51 750
17 Ilona Bruzsenyák  Hungary 12.48 x 12.23 12.48 749
18 Marie-Christine Debourse  France 11.86 12.05 12.10 12.10 725
19 Lyn Tillett  Australia 11.46 10.51 11.15 11.46 685
20 Odette Ducas  France x 10.47 11.32 11.32 676
21 Lin Chun-Yu  Republic of China 10.48 11.31 10.11 11.31 676
22 Gale Fitzgerald  United States x 11.25 9.63 11.25 672
23 Ann Wilson  Great Britain 10.55 10.55 10.86 10.86 647
24 Elena Vintilă  Romania 8.62 10.64 x 10.64 632
25 Margaret Murphy  Ireland 9.95 10.06 10.57 10.57 627
26T Edith Noeding  Peru 10.38 9.98 10.43 10.43 618
26T Lucía Vaamonde  Venezuela 9.94 10.43 10.28 10.43 618
28 Kathrin Lardi  Switzerland x 10.18 9.73 10.18 601
29 Modupe Oshikoya  Nigeria 9.66 10.00 9.72 10.00 589
30 Gladys Chai  Malaysia x 6.95 6.89 6.95 363

High jump[edit]

All heights in metres.

Rank Name Nationality Mark Points 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.68 1.71 1.74 1.76 1.78 1.80 1.82 1.84
1 Mary Peters  Great Britain 1.82 1049 p p p p o o o o xxo o xxo o o o xxx
2T Burglinde Pollak  East Germany 1.76 993 p p p p o xo o xxo o xo o xxx
2T Christine Bodner  East Germany 1.76 993 p p p p o o o xo xo o o xxx
2T Karen Mack  West Germany 1.76 993 p p p p p o o o o xxo o xxx
2T Margit Papp  Hungary 1.76 993 p p p p p o o o o o xo xxx
6T Diane Jones  Canada 1.74 974 p p p p p o xo xo xo xxo xxx
6T Jane Frederick  United States 1.74 974 p p p p o o o o xo xo xxx
6T Valentina Tikhomirova  Soviet Union 1.74 974 p p p p o o o o o o xxx
9 Đurđa Fočić  Yugoslavia 1.71 945 p p p o o o xxo xo xo xxx
10T Debbie Van Kiekebelt  Canada 1.68 915 p p p p o o o o xxx
10T Elena Vintilă  Romania 1.68 915 p p p p o o o xo xxx
10T Modupe Oshikoya  Nigeria 1.68 915 p p p p p o o xxo xxx
10T Nedyalka Angelova  Bulgaria 1.68 915 p p p p o o o o xxx
14T Ann Wilson  Great Britain 1.65 885 p p p p o o o xxx
14T Gale Fitzgerald  United States 1.65 885 p o o o o o o xxx
14T Heide Rosendahl  West Germany 1.65 885 p p p o o o o xxx
14T Ilona Bruzsenyák  Hungary 1.65 885 p p p p p xxo o xxx
14T Liese Prokop  Austria 1.65 885 p p p p o o o xxx
14T Marie-Christine Debourse  France 1.65 885 p p p p p o xo xxx
14T Nadezhda Tkachenko  Soviet Union 1.65 885 p p p o o o o xxx
21T Gladys Chai  Malaysia 1.60 834 p p o o xo o xxx
21T Kathrin Lardi  Switzerland 1.60 834 p p p p o o xxx
21T Lyn Tillett  Australia 1.60 834 p p o o o xxo xxx
21T Margot Eppinger  West Germany 1.60 834 p p p o o o xxx
21T Monika Peikert  East Germany 1.60 834 p p p p p o xxx
26T Edith Noeding  Peru 1.55 781 p o o o o xxx
26T Odette Ducas  France 1.55 781 p p o o xxo xxx
28T Lin Chun-Yu  Republic of China 1.50 726 p p o o xxx
28T Lucía Vaamonde  Venezuela 1.50 726 o o o o xxx
28T Margaret Murphy  Ireland 1.50 726 p p o o xxx

Long Jump[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3 Mark Points
1 Heide Rosendahl  West Germany 6.83 x 6.68 6.83 1082
2 Lyn Tillett  Australia 6.44 5.96 x 6.44 1001
3 Christine Bodner  East Germany 6.21 6.40 6.35 6.40 992
4 Nedyalka Angelova  Bulgaria x 6.32 x 6.32 975
5 Ann Wilson  Great Britain 5.92 6.19 6.31 6.31 973
6 Ilona Bruzsenyák  Hungary 6.06 6.29 6.26 6.29 969
7T Elena Vintilă  Romania 6.26 6.15 6.27 6.27 965
7T Modupe Oshikoya  Nigeria x 5.86 6.27 6.27 965
9 Burglinde Pollak  East Germany 5.96 6.21 6.19 6.21 952
10 Odette Ducas  France 6.19 x 5.97 6.19 947
11T Nadezhda Tkachenko  Soviet Union 6.08 6.18 5.97 6.18 945
11T Margot Eppinger  West Germany x x 6.18 6.18 945
13 Valentina Tikhomirova  Soviet Union x 6.10 6.15 6.15 939
14 Monika Peikert  East Germany 6.11 5.80 6.12 6.12 932
15 Karen Mack  West Germany 5.99 6.11 x 6.11 930
16 Marie-Christine Debourse  France x 6.02 5.98 6.02 910
17T Debbie Van Kiekebelt  Canada 5.71 5.98 5.90 5.98 902
17T Mary Peters  Great Britain x 5.90 5.98 5.98 902
19 Gale Fitzgerald  United States x 5.51 5.97 5.97 900
20 Diane Jones  Canada 5.70 5.88 5.93 5.93 891
21 Đurđa Fočić  Hungary 5.92 x 5.92 888
22 Margaret Murphy  Ireland 5.65 5.41 5.62 5.65 828
23 Lucía Vaamonde  Venezuela 5.61 5.58 x 5.61 819
24T Jane Frederick  United States 5.60 x 5.54 5.60 817
24T Margit Papp  Hungary 5.41 5.60 4.08 5.60 817
26 Kathrin Lardi  Switzerland 4.11 5.36 3.12 5.36 762
27 Lin Chun-Yu  Republic of China 5.31 5.13 5.01 5.31 750
28 Edith Noeding  Peru 5.06 5.06 5.25 5.25 7.36

200m[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Heat Time Points
1 Heide Rosendahl  West Germany 4 22.96 1041
2 Christine Bodner  East Germany 4 23.66 970
3 Burglinde Pollak  East Germany 4 23.93 944
4 Gale Fitzgerald  United States 3 23.97 940
5 Modupe Oshikoya  Nigeria 3 23.98 939
6 Mary Peters  Great Britain 4 24.08 930
7 Margot Eppinger  West Germany 3 24.18 921
8 Valentina Tikhomirova  Soviet Union 4 24.25 914
9 Ilona Bruzsenyák  Hungary 1 24.35 905
10 Lyn Tillett  Australia 2 24.36 904
11 Edith Noeding  Peru 2 24.41 899
12 Odette Ducas  France 3 24.42 898
13 Nedyalka Angelova  Bulgaria 4 24.58 884
14 Đurđa Fočić  Yugoslavia 1 24.70 873
15 Karen Mack  West Germany 4 24.72 871
16 Margaret Murphy  Ireland 2 24.84 860
17 Ann Wilson  Great Britain 2 24.87 858
18 Marie-Christine Debourse  France 1 24.88 857
19 Debbie Van Kiekebelt  Canada 1 24.98 848
20T Nadezhda Tkachenko  Soviet Union 2 25.19 830
20T Lucía Vaamonde  Venezuela 2 25.19 830
22 Elena Vintilă  Romania 3 25.20 829
23 Diane Jones  Canada 2 25.37 814
24 Jane Fredricks  United States 1 25.45 808
25 Kathrin Lardi  Switzerland 1 25.53 801
26 Monika Peikert  East Germany 3 25.74 783
27 Lin Chun-Yu  Republic of China 1 25.86 774
28 Margit Papp  Hungary 3 26.57 717

Final standings[edit]

Standings after Event 5
3 September 1972
Legend:M = Mark, P = Points

Pos
Athlete
Country
Total
Points
Notes
100m
Hurdles
Shot
Put
High
Jump
Long
Jump
200m
1st, gold medalist(s) Mary Peters  Great Britain 4801
WR
P
M
960
13.29
960
16.20
1049
1.82
902
5.98
930
24.08
2nd, silver medalist(s) Heide Rosendahl  West Germany 4791 P
M
953
13.34
830
13.86
885
1.65
1082
6.83
1041
22.96
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Burglinde Pollak  East Germany 4768 P
M
927
13.53
952
16.04
993
1.76
952
6.21
944
23.93
4 Christine Bodner  East Germany 4671 P
M
966
13.25
750
12.51
993
1.76
992
6.40
970
23.66
5 Valentina Tikhomirova  Soviet Union 4597 P
M
895
13.77
875
14.64
974
1.74
939
6.15
914
25.25
6 Nedyalka Angelova  Bulgaria 4496 P
M
886
13.84
836
13.96
915
1.68
975
6.32
884
24.58
7 Karen Mack  West Germany 4449 P
M
811
14.45
844
14.10
993
1.76
930
611
871
24.72
8 Ilona Bruzsenyák  Hungary 4419 P
M
911
13.65
749
12.48
885
1.65
969
6.29
905
24.35
9 Nadezhda Tkachenko  Soviet Union 4370 P
M
890
13.81
820
13.69
885
1.65
945
6.18
830
25.19
10 Diane Jones  Canada 4349 P
M
772
14.79
898
15.05
974
1.74
891
5.93
814
25.37
11 Đurđa Fočić  Yugoslavia 4332 P
M
871
13.96
755
12.58
945
1.71
888
5.92
873
24.70
12 Margot Eppinger  West Germany 4313 P
M
851
14.12
762
12.70
834
1.60
945
6.18
921
24.18
13 Ann Wilson  Great Britain 4279 P
M
916
13.61
647
10.86
885
1.65
973
6.31
858
24.87
14 Modupe Oshikoya  Nigeria 4279 P
M
871
13.96
589
10.00
915
1.68
965
6.27
939
23.98
15 Debbie Van Kiekebelt  Canada 4272 P
M
818
14.39
789
13.16
915
1.68
902
5.98
848
24.98
16 Lyn Tillett  Australia 4258 P
M
834
14.26
685
11.46
834
1.60
1001
6.44
904
24.36
17 Marie-Christine Debourse  France 4239 P
M
862
14.03
725
12.10
885
1.65
910
6.02
857
24.88
18 Monika Peikert  East Germany 4232 P
M
837
14.23
846
14.14
834
1.60
932
6.12
783
25.74
19 Gale Fitzgerald  United States 4206 P
M
809
14.47
672
11.25
885
1.65
900
5.97
940
23.97
20 Elena Vintilă  Romania 4199 P
M
858
14.06
632
10.64
915
1.68
965
6.27
829
25.20
21 Jane Frederick  United States 4167 P
M
793
14.60
775
12.92
974
1.74
817
5.60
808
25.45
22 Odette Ducas  France 4101 P
M
799
14.55
676
11.32
781
1.55
947
6.19
898
24.42
23 Margit Papp  Hungary 4074 P
M
758
14.91
789
13.16
993
1.76
817
560
717
26.57
24 Edith Noeding  Peru 3870 P
M
836
14.24
618
10.43
781
1.55
736
5.25
899
24.21
25 Lucía Vaamonde  Venezuela 3794 P
M
801
14.53
618
10.43
726
1.50
819
5.61
830
25.19
26 Kathrin Lardi  Switzerland 3788 P
M
790
14.63
601
10.18
834
1.60
762
5.36
801
25.53
27 Margaret Murphy  Ireland 3770 P
M
729
15.18
627
10.57
726
1.50
828
5.65
860
24.84
28 Lin Chun-Yu  Republic of China 3676 P
M
750
14.98
676
11.31
726
1.50
750
5.31
774
25.86
- Liese Prokop  Austria DNF P
M
852
14.11
903
15.14
885
1.6
- Gladys Chai  Malaysia DNF P
M
440
18.46
363
6.95
834
1.60
- Ruth Martin-Jones  Great Britain DNS P
M





- Eva Šuranová  Czechoslovakia DNS P
M





- Marilyn King  United States DNS P
M





Key: WR = world record; OR = Olympic record; p = pass; x = fault; o = cleared; NM = no mark; DNF = did not finish; DNS = did not start; DQ = disqualified; T = tied

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Reference. "Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games: Women's Pentathlon". Retrieved 2012-02-21.