Czechoslovakia at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Czechoslovakia at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
IOC code TCH
NOC Czechoslovak Olympic Committee
in Munich
Competitors 181 in 17 sports
Flag bearer Ludvík Daněk (athletics)
Ranked 18th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 4 2 8
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Bohemia (1900–1912)
 Czech Republic (1994–)
 Slovakia (1994–)

Czechoslovakia competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 181 competitors, 145 men and 36 women, took part in 93 events in 17 sports.[1]


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Daněk, LudvíkLudvík Daněk Athletics Men's discus throw
 Gold Mácha, VítězslavVítězslav Mácha Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
 Silver Duchková, MilenaMilena Duchková Diving Women's 10 m platform
 Silver Czechoslovakia national handball team
Ladislav Beneš   Jindřich Krepindl
František Brůna   Vincent Lafko
Vladimír Haber   Andrej Lukošík
Vladimír Jarý   Pavel Mikeš
Jiří Kavan   Petr Pospíšil
Arnošt Klimčík   Ivan Satrapa
Jaroslav Konečný   Zdeněk Škára
František Králík   Jaroslav Škarvan
Handball Men's competition
 Silver Petříček, VladimírVladimír Petříček
Svojanovský, PavelPavel Svojanovský
Svojanovský, OldřichOldřich Svojanovský
Rowing Men's coxed pair
 Silver Falta, LadislavLadislav Falta Shooting Mixed 25 m rapid fire pistol
 Bronze Šuranová, EvaEva Šuranová Athletics Women's long jump
 Bronze Jánoš, VladimírVladimír Jánoš
Mareček, OtakarOtakar Mareček
Neffe, KarelKarel Neffe
Petříček, VladimírVladimír Petříček
Provazník, FrantišekFrantišek Provazník
Rowing Men's coxed four


Men's 100 metres

  • Juraj Demec
    • First Heat — 10.66s (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Jozef Plachý
    • Heat — 1:47.1
    • Semifinals — 1:48.9 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

Men's 5000 metres

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

Men's High Jump





Fifteen cyclists represented Czechoslovakia in 1972.

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



Two fencers, one man and one woman, represented Czechoslovakia in 1972.

Men's foil
Women's foil



Czechoslovakia won a silver medal at the second Olympic handball tournament. In the first round, the team tied for second place in the points ranking after defeating Tunisia, tying Iceland, and losing to East Germany. Czechoslovakia won the tie-breaker over the Iceland team, which had also defeated Tunisia and lost to East Germany, and advanced to the second round. There, wins over Sweden and the Soviet Union put Czechoslovakia in another standings tie, this time in first place with East Germany. Again, the tie-breaker went to Czechoslovakia, giving the team the opportunity to play Yugoslavia, the winner of the other group, in the gold medal game. Yugoslavia won, 21-16, leaving Czechoslovakia with the silver.

Men's Team Competition:

  • Czechoslovakia - silver medal (3-2-1)



Men's Single Sculls

  • Jaroslav Hellebrand
    • Heat — 7:58.15
    • Repechage — 8:19.28
    • Semi Finals — 8:44.60
    • B-Final — 8:11.04 (→ 12th place)

Men's Coxed Pairs



Eight male shooters represented Czechoslovakia in 1972.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone



Men's Team Competition




  1. ^ "Czechoslovakia at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Retrieved 2011-02-12.