Sweden at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Sweden at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Sweden.svg
IOC code SWE
NOC Swedish Olympic Committee
Website www.sok.se (Swedish) (English)
in Munich
Competitors 131 (104 men and 27 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Jan Jönsson
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 6 6 16
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Sweden competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 131 competitors, 104 men and 27 women, took part in 90 events in 18 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Sweden entered three men and two women. Gunnar Jervill won a silver medal in the men's competition.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:40.4
  • Semifinals — 3:39.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 3:41.5
  • Semifinals — 3:43.6 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 13:57.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
  • Final — 2.15m (→ 11th place)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Five cyclists represented Sweden in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial

Diving[edit]

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Six fencers, five men and one woman, represented Sweden in 1972.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Men's Team Competition

In a very tight division for the first round, Sweden came out in first place after a tie-breaker with the Soviet Union. Both teams had tied twice (Sweden had tied Poland and the Soviet Union) and won once. Sweden's victory was over Denmark. Both teams advanced to the second round with a 0-0-1 record to start, already behind East Germany which had defeated Czechoslovakia to enter with a 1-0-0 record. Sweden lost its games to those two opponents while the Soviet Union split its pair, dropping the Swedes to fourth place in the division. They played against Hungary for seventh and eighth places, winning 19-18.

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Sweden – Poland 13-13 (5-7)
  • Sweden – Soviet Union 11-11 (4-3)
  • Sweden – Denmark 16-10 (8-4)
  • Second Round (Group A)
  • Sweden – Czechoslovakia 12-15 (6-7)
  • Sweden – East Germany 11-14 (6-8)
  • Classification Match
  • Sweden – Hungary 19-18 (11-8) → 7th place
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Sweden in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Ferm, Jansson, and Liljenwall – 14708 points (→ 5th place)

Rowing[edit]

Men's Single Sculls

  • Heat — 8:12.92
  • Repechage — 8:11.07 (→ did not advance)

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Ten male shooters represented Sweden in 1972. Ragnar Skanåker won gold in the 50 m pistol event.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
50 m running target
Trap
Skeet

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — DNS (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:01.34 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 2:00.02 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 1:59.42 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 7:57.54
  • Final — 7:47.37 (→ 4th place)

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sweden at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 October 2014.