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
Regattastrecke Oberschleißheim Zielbereich.jpg
Aerial view of the venue in Oberschleißheim
Venue Oberschleißheim Regatta Course
Date 27 August – 2 September
Competitors 18 from 18 nations
Winning time 7:10.12
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yury Malyshev  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alberto Demiddi  Argentina
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wolfgang Güldenpfennig  East Germany
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The men's single sculls competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich took place from 27 August to 2 September 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 Yury Malyshev  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 Yury Malyshev  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, gold medalist(s) Yury Malyshev  Soviet Union 7:10.12
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alberto Demiddi  Argentina 7:11.53
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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.