Luge at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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at the XI Olympic Winter Games
Luge pictogram.svg
Venue Sapporo Teine
Dates 4-7 February
Competitors 83 from 13 nations
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Luge at the 1972 Winter Olympics consisted of three events at Sapporo Teine. The competition took place between February 4 and February 7, 1972.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]


 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany 3 2 3 8
2  Italy 1 0 0 1
Total 4 2 3 9

East Germany led the medal table with eight medals, including three golds. The only non East-German medal came in the doubles, where Italy tied the Germans, with both teams receiving gold medals.



Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
Wolfgang Scheidel
 East Germany
3:27.58 Harald Ehrig
 East Germany
3:28.39 Wolfram Fiedler
 East Germany
Women's singles
Anna-Maria Müller
 East Germany
2:59.18 Ute Rührold
 East Germany
2:59.49 Margit Schumann
 East Germany
 East Germany (GDR)
Horst Hörnlein
Reinhard Bredow
 Italy (ITA)
Paul Hildgartner
Walter Plaikner
1:28.35[a]  East Germany (GDR)
Klaus-Michael Bonsack
Wolfram Fiedler
  1. ^ The two teams finished tied, and it was decided that gold medals would be awarded to both.

Participating NOCs[edit]


Thirteen nations participated in Luge at the Sapporo Games. Japan and the Soviet Union made their Olympic luge debut.


  1. ^ a b c d "The XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympic Winter Games. LA84 Foundation. 1972. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 

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