Australia at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC code AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
in Munich
Competitors 168 (139 men, 29 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Dennis Green (opening)
Michael Wenden (closing)
Medals
Ranked 6th
Gold
8
Silver
7
Bronze
2
Total
17
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Australia competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 168 competitors, 139 men and 29 women, took part in 110 events in 20 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold[edit]

Silver[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Australia entered two men and one woman. Their highest placing competitors were Terene Donovan and Graeme Telford, who both placed 9th place in their respective competitions.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

Men's 1.500 metres

  • Chris Fisher
    • Heat — 3:42.5
    • Semifinals — 3:42.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5.000 metres

Men's 3.000m Steeplechase

  • Kerry O'Brien
    • Qualifying Heat — did not finish (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Lawrie Peckham
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.10m (→ 18th place)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Ten cyclists represented Australia in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard:

Men's 10m Platform:

  • Donald Wagstaff — 435.84 points (→ 11th place)
  • Kenneth Grove — 254.73 points (→ 32nd place)

Women's 10m Platform:

Equestrian[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Four fencers, two men and two women, represented Australia in 1972.

Men's foil
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Two male pentathletes represented Australia in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Four male shooters represented Australia in 1972.

25 m pistol
50 m rifle, prone
Trap

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Michael Wenden
    • Heat — 52.34s
    • Semifinals — 53.32s
    • Final — 52.41s (→ 5th place)
  • Greg Rogers
    • Heat — 53.98s
    • Semifinals — 54.26s (→ did not advance)
  • Neil Rogers
    • Heat — 55.32s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 200m Butterfly

Men's 200m Individual Medley

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-09.