Canada at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Canada at the Olympic Games

Flag of Canada
IOC code  CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ca (English) (French)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 208 (158 men and 50 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Doug Rogers
Medals
Rank: 27
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
5
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Canada competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 208 competitors, 158 men and 50 women, took part in 136 events in 18 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Canada finished in 27th position in the final medal rankings, with two silver medals and three bronze medals.

Silver[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Canada entered three men and three women. Their highest placing competitor was Donald Jackson, at 6th place in the men's competition. His score was only 30 points below the bronze medal score.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 1,500 metres

Men's 5,000 metres

  • Robert Finlay
    • Heat — 13:44.0 (→ did not advance)
  • Grant McLaren
    • Heat — 13:43.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • John Beers
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.15m (→ 6th place)
  • John Hawkins
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.15m (→ 9th place)
  • Richard Cuttell
    • Qualification Round — 2.09m (→ did not advance)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Nine cyclists represented Canada in 1972.

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

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

  • Ron Friesen - 272.94 points (→ 20th place)
  • Scott Cranham - 263.52 points (→ 27th place)
  • Ken Sully - 262.26 points (→ 29th place)

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Six fencers, five men and one woman, represented Canada in 1972.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Canada in 1972. It was the first time Canada had entered pentathletes at the Olympics, and the team was coached by Hungarian-born Joseph Bucsko (1930 - 1996).

Individual:

Team:

  • Scheuermann, Maaten, and Skene — 11335 points (→ 19th place)

Rowing[edit]

Men's Coxed Pairs

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Ten male shooters represented Canada in 1972.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap
Skeet

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-11.