Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre breaststroke

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Swimming events at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place between August 29 and August 30.[1] This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Nobutaka Taguchi
 Japan
Silver Tom Bruce
 United States
Bronze John Hencken
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Chatfield  United States 1:05.89
2 Bill Mahony  Canada 1:07.14
3 Bernard Combet  France 1:08.08
4 Paul Jarvie  Australia 1:09.26
5 Sokhon Yi  Cambodia 1:11.00
6 Edmondo Mingione  Italy 1:11.75
7 Morkal Faruk  Turkey 1:13.86

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Nikolay Pankin  Soviet Union 1:07.31
2 Robert Stoddart  Canada 1:08.44
3 Malcolm O'Connell  Great Britain 1:09.33
4 Sándor Szabó  Hungary 1:09.68
5 Gustavo Salcedo  Mexico 1:10.17
6 Jean-Pierre Dubey  Switzerland 1:10.31
7 Cezary Śmiglak  Poland 1:10.53

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 David Wilkie  Great Britain 1:06.35
2 Tom Bruce  United States 1:06.45
3 Klaus Katzur  East Germany 1:07.36
4 Vladimir Kosinsky  Soviet Union 1:07.39
5 Amman Jalmaani  Philippines 1:09.28
6 Steffen Kriechbaum  Austria 1:09.87
7 Bruno Bassoul  Lebanon 1:19.94

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Nobutaka Taguchi  Japan 1:06.07
2 José Sylvio Fiolo  Brazil 1:06.23
3 Rainer Hradetzky  East Germany 1:08.67
4 Liam Ball  Ireland 1:09.68
5 Andreas Hellmann  West Germany 1:10.13
6 Karl Christian Koch  Denmark 1:11.27
7 Piero Ferracuti  El Salvador 1:16.74

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 John Hencken  United States 1:05.96
2 Roger-Philippe Menu  France 1:08.63
3 Mike Whitaker  Canada 1:08.86
4 Felipe Muñoz  Mexico 1:08.95
5 Pedro Balcells  Spain 1:09.37
6 Alfredo Hunger  Peru 1:11.44
7 Theodoros Koutoumanis  Greece 1:12.05
8 Rudi Vingerhoets  Belgium 1:12.59

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Walter Kusch  West Germany 1:06.95
2 Viktor Stulikov  Soviet Union 1:08.18
3 Michael Günther  West Germany 1:08.93
4 Osvaldo Boretto  Argentina 1:09.64
5 János Tóth  Hungary 1:10.02
6 Angel Chakarov  Bulgaria 1:10.34
7 Paul Naisby  Great Britain 1:11.05
8 Guðjón Guðmundsson  Iceland 1:11.11

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Nobutaka Taguchi  Japan 1:04.94 WR
2 Tom Bruce  United States 1:05.43
3 John Hencken  United States 1:05.61
4 Mark Chatfield  United States 1:06.01
5 Walter Kusch  West Germany 1:06.23
6 José Sylvio Fiolo  Brazil 1:06.24
7 Nikolay Pankin  Soviet Union 1:06.36
8 David Wilkie  Great Britain 1:06.52

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 November 2016.