Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's single sculls

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Men's single sculls
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Regatta Course, Oberschleißheim
Date 27 August – 2 September
Competitors 18 from 18 nations
Winning time 7:10.12
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Argentina
Bronze medal    East Germany
«1968 1976»
Rowing at the
1972 Summer Olympics

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Single sculls   men  
Double sculls men
Coxless pair men
Coxed pair men
Coxless four men
Coxed four men
Eight men

The men's single sculls competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich took place from August 27 – September 2 at the Olympic Reggatta Course in Oberschleißheim.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Winner of each of the three heats (green) qualify to the semifinal round, remainder goes to the repechage.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Alberto Demiddi Argentina 7:46.09
2 Udo Hild West Germany 7:48.12
3 Melchior Bürgin Switzerland 8:00.20
4 Janis Rodmanis Chile 8:23.38
5 James Butterfield Bermuda 8:29.20
6 Guillermo Spamer Mexico 8:38.63

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Yuri Malishev Soviet Union 7:42.67
2 Wolfgang Güldenpfennig East Germany 7:46.31
3 Seán Drea Ireland 7:47.64
4 James Dietz United States 7:57.85
5 Jaroslav Hellebrand Czechoslovakia 7:58.15
6 Lennart Bälter Sweden 8:12.92

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Yordan Valchev Bulgaria 7:50.29
2 Murray Watkinson New Zealand 7:51.29
3 Kenneth Dwan Great Britain 7:57.49
4 Kim Børgesen Denmark 7:58.94
5 Hideo Okamoto Japan 8:20.82
6 José Margues Portugal 8:39.73

Repechage[edit]

Top three finishers in each heat qualify to the semifinal round.

Repechage 1[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Udo Hild West Germany 7:48.11
2 Seán Drea Ireland 7:50.27
3 Kim Børgesen Denmark 7:56.66
4 Lennart Bälter Sweden 8:11.07
5 James Butterfield Bermuda 8:26.16

Repechage 2[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Wolfgang Güldenpfennig East Germany 8:05.19
2 Kenneth Dwan Great Britain 8:10.32
3 Jaroslav Hellebrand Czechoslovakia 8:19.28
4 Janis Rodmanis Chile 8:29.66
5 José Marques Portugal 8:54.27

Repechage 3[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 James Dietz United States 7:59.13
2 Melchior Bürgin Switzerland 8:04.81
3 Murray Watkinson New Zealand 8:11.51
4 Hideo Okamoto Japan 8:27.36
5 Guillermo Spamer Mexico 8:40.76

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal A/B[edit]

First three qualify to the Final A, remainder to Final B.

Semifinal 1[edit]
Rank Rower Country Time
1 Alberto Demiddi Argentina 8:10.01
2 Wolfgang Güldenpfennig East Germany 8:16.35
3 Melchior Bürgin Switzerland 8:16.95
4 Yordan Valchev Bulgaria 8:17.64
5 Seán Drea Ireland 8:27.70
6 Jaroslav Hellebrand Czechoslovakia 8:44.60
Semifinal 2[edit]
Rank Rower Country Time
1 Yuri Malishev Soviet Union 8:13.49
2 James Dietz United States 8:21.54
3 Udo Hild West Germany 8:26.37
4 Kim Børgesen Denmark 8:27.93
5 Murray Watkinson New Zealand 8:30.88
6 Kenneth Dwan Great Britain 8:38.62

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Seán Drea Ireland 7:55.33
2 Yordan Valchev Bulgaria 7:59.55
3 Kenneth Dwan Great Britain 8:00.38
4 Murray Watkinson New Zealand 8:05.42
5 Kim Børgesen Denmark 8:09.04
6 Jaroslav Hellebrand Czechoslovakia 8:11.04

Final A[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1st Yury Malyshev Soviet Union 7:10.12
2nd Alberto Demiddi Argentina 7:11.53
3rd Wolfgang Güldenpfennig East Germany 7:14.45
4 Udo Hild West Germany 7:20.81
5 James Dietz United States 7:24.81
6 Melchior Bürgin Switzerland 7:31.99

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1972 München Summer Games: Men’s Single Sculls". Sports Reference website. Retrieved 29 August 2012.