Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's coxed four

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Men's coxed four
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Regattastrecke Oberschleißheim Zielbereich.jpg
Aerial view of the venue in Oberschleißheim
Venue Oberschleißheim Regatta Course
Date 27 August – 2 September
Competitors 70; (14 teams) from 14 nations
Winning time 6:31.85 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Peter Berger
Hans-Johann Färber
Gerhard Auer
Alois Bierl
Uwe Benter
 West Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dietrich Zander
Reinhard Gust
Eckhard Martens
Rolf Jobst
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig
 East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Vladimír Jánoš
František Provazník
Vladimír Petříček
 Czechoslovakia
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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 coxed four 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]

Top three of each heat (green) advanced to the semifinal round, remainder goes to the repechage. NOTE: The coxswain for each team is listed in the fifth position.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Peter Berger
Hans-Johann Färber
Gerhard Auer
Alois Bierl
Uwe Benter
 West Germany 6:46.66
2 Volodymyr Sterlyk
Vladimir Solovyov
Aleksandr Liubaturov
Yuri Shamavev
Igor Rudakov
 Soviet Union 6:50.21
3 Warren Cole
Chris Nilsson
John Clark
David Lindstrom
Peter Lindsay
 New Zealand 6:51.76
4 David Sawyer
Charles Ruthford
Chad Rudolph
Mike Vespoli
Stewart MacDonald
 United States 6:56.01
5 Alf Hansen
Finn Tveter
Tom Welo
Petter Wærness
Jørgen Cappelen
 Norway 7:05.75

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Hanspeter Lüthi
Urs Fankhauser
Franz Rentsch
Denis Oswald
Rolf Stadelmann
 Switzerland 6:53.30
2 Antonio Baldacci
Renzo Sambo
Pasquale Chiabai
Claidio Padoan
Alberto Cecchi
 Italy 6:53.59
3 Christopher Pierce
Alan Almand
Hugh Matheson
Rooney Massara
Patrick Sweeney
 Great Britain 6:57.33
4 John Lee
Peter Shakespear
Will Baillieu
Philip Wilkinson
Vern Bowrey
 Australia 7:07.00
5 Mogens Holm
Bjarne Pedersen
Per Wind
Jens Lindhardt
Kim Wind
 Denmark 7:08.22

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Dietrich Zander
Reinhard Gust
Eckhard Martens
Rolf Jobst
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig
 East Germany 6:44.57
2 Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Vladimír Jánoš
František Provazník
Vladimír Petříček
 Czechoslovakia 6:49.41
3 Wim Grothuis
Evert Kroes
Jan-Willem van Woudenberg
Johan ter Haar
Kees de Korver
 Netherlands 6:53.30
4 Edgar Smith
James Walker
Roger Jackson
Robert Cunliffe
Michael Conway
 Canada 7:01.52

Repechage[edit]

Top three finishers advanced to the semifinal round.

Repechage 1[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 David Sawyer
Charles Ruthford
Chad Rudolph
Mike Vespoli
Stewart MacDonald
 United States 7:02.68
2 Edgar Smith
James Walker
Roger Jackson
Robert Cunliffe
Michael Conway
 Canada 7:04.35
3 Alf Hansen
Finn Tveter
Tom Welo
Petter Wærness
Jørgen Cappelen
 Norway 7:05.09
4 John Lee
Peter Shakespear
Will Baillieu
Philip Wilkinson
Vern Bowrey
 Australia 7:07.08
5 Mogens Holm
Bjarne Pedersen
Per Wind
Jens Lindhardt
Kim Wind
 Denmark 7:19.67

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 Peter Berger
Hans-Johann Färber
Gerhard Auer
Alois Bierl
Uwe Benter
 West Germany 7:19.43
2 Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Vladimír Jánoš
František Provazník
Vladimír Petříček
 Czechoslovakia 7:20.95
3 Warren Cole
Chris Nilsson
John Clark
David Lindstrom
Peter Lindsay
 New Zealand 7:21.94
4 Hanspeter Lüthi
Urs Fankhauser
Franz Rentsch
Denis Oswald
Rolf Stadelmann
 Switzerland 7:28.25
5 Alf Hansen
Finn Tveter
Tom Welo
Petter Wærness
Jørgen Cappelen
 Norway 7:32.51
6 Christopher Pierce
Alan Almand
Hugh Matheson
Rooney Massara
Patrick Sweeney
 Great Britain 7:35.11
Semifinal 2[edit]
Rank Rower Country Time
1 Volodymyr Sterlyk
Vladimir Solovyov
Aleksandr Liubaturov
Yuri Shamavev
Igor Rudakov
 Soviet Union 7:09.08
2 Dietrich Zander
Reinhard Gust
Eckhard Martens
Rolf Jobst
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig
 East Germany 7:11.12
3 David Sawyer
Charles Ruthford
Chad Rudolph
Mike Vespoli
Stewart MacDonald
 United States 7:18.59
4 Wim Grothuis
Evert Kroes
Jan-Willem van Woudenberg
Johan ter Haar
Kees de Korver
 Netherlands 7:23.66
5 Edgar Smith
James Walker
Roger Jackson
Robert Cunliffe
Michael Conway
 Canada 7:31.90
6 Antonio Baldacci
Renzo Sambo
Pasquale Chiabai
Claidio Padoan
Alberto Cecchi
 Italy 7:34.67

Finals[edit]

Final B[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Wim Grothuis
Evert Kroes
Jan-Willem van Woudenberg
Johan ter Haar
Kees de Korver
 Netherlands 7:05.83
2 Hanspeter Lüthi
Urs Fankhauser
Franz Rentsch
Denis Oswald
Rolf Stadelmann
 Switzerland 7:07.80
3 Alf Hansen
Finn Tveter
Tom Welo
Petter Wærness
Jørgen Cappelen
 Norway 7:07.85
4 Christopher Pierce
Alan Almand
Hugh Matheson
Rooney Massara
Patrick Sweeney
 Great Britain 7:12.14
5 Antonio Baldacci
Renzo Sambo
Pasquale Chiabai
Claidio Padoan
Alberto Cecchi
 Italy 7:13.03
6 Edgar Smith
James Walker
Roger Jackson
Robert Cunliffe
Michael Conway
 Canada 7:16.13

Final A[edit]

Rank Rower Country Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Peter Berger
Hans-Johann Färber
Gerhard Auer
Alois Bierl
Uwe Benter
 West Germany 6:31.85 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dietrich Zander
Reinhard Gust
Eckhard Martens
Rolf Jobst
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig
 East Germany 6:33.30
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Vladimír Jánoš
František Provazník
Vladimír Petříček
 Czechoslovakia 6:35.64
4 Volodymyr Sterlyk
Vladimir Solovyov
Aleksandr Liubaturov
Yuri Shamavev
Igor Rudakov
 Soviet Union 6:37.71
5 David Sawyer
Charles Ruthford
Chad Rudolph
Mike Vespoli
Stewart MacDonald
 United States 6:41.86
6 Warren Cole
Chris Nilsson
John Clark
David Lindstrom
Peter Lindsay
 New Zealand 6:42.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1972 München Summer Games: Men's Coxed Fours". Sports Reference website. Retrieved 12 September 2012.