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

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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 butterfly event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place between August 30 and 31.[1] This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Mark Spitz
 United States
Silver Bruce Robertson
 Canada
Bronze Jerry Heidenreich
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dave Edgar  United States 57.30 Q
2 Roger Pyttel  East Germany 57.98 Q
3 Peter Remmel  West Germany 58.97
4 Andrzej Chudziński  Poland 1:00.22
5 Alain Mosconi  France 1:00.23
6 Salvador Vilanova  El Salvador 1:01.25
7 Martin Edwards  Great Britain 1:01.29
8 Bruno Bassoul  Lebanon 1:05.45

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Bruce Robertson  Canada 56.45 Q
2 István Szentirmay  Hungary 58.07 Q
3 Sérgio Waismann  Brazil 58.37 Q
4 Yasuhiro Komazaki  Japan 59.71
5 Hugo Valencia  Mexico 1:00.14
6 Feridun Aybars  Turkey 1:04:46
7 Chhay-Kheng Nhem  Cambodia 1:05.12
8 Wong Ronnie  Hong Kong 1:07.50

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes  East Germany 57.16 Q
2 Neil Rogers  Australia 57.40 Q
3 John Mills  Great Britain 58.28 Q
4 Viktor Sharygin  Soviet Union 58.40
5 Arturo Lang-Lenton  Spain 59.22
6 Georgijs Kuļikovs  Soviet Union 59.28
7 Dimitrios Karydis  Greece 1:00.06
8 Roy Chan  Singapore 1:02.24

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jerry Heidenreich  United States 56.86 Q
2 Lutz Stoklasa  West Germany 57.50 Q
3 Bob Kasting  Canada 57.65 Q
4 Geoffrey Ferreira  Trinidad and Tobago 58.26 Q
5 Jacques Leloup  Belgium 58.77
6 Vladimir Krivtsov  Soviet Union 59.83
7 Carlos Singson  Philippines 1:02.11

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Spitz  United States 56.45 Q
2 Hartmut Flöckner  East Germany 57.41 Q
3 Juan Carlos Bello  Peru 57.54 Q
4 Byron MacDonald  Canada 57.56 Q
5 Hans Lampe  West Germany 59.00
6 Sean Maher  Great Britain 59.50
7 Vasil Dobrev  Bulgaria 1:00.07
8 Aleksandar Pavličević  Yugoslavia 1:00.29

Key: Q = Qualified

Semifinals[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes  East Germany 56.51 Q
2 Bruce Robertson  Canada 56.86 Q
3 Byron MacDonald  Canada 57.06 Q
4 Neil Rogers  Australia 57.28 Q
5 Roger Pyttel  East Germany 57.69
6 Sérgio Waismann  Brazil 58.07
7 Lutz Stoklasa  West Germany 58.33
8 Geoffrey Ferreira  Trinidad and Tobago 58.54

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Spitz  United States 55.98 Q
2 Jerry Heidenreich  United States 56.18 Q
3 Dave Edgar  United States 56.88 Q
4 Hartmut Flöckner  East Germany 56.96 Q
5 Juan Carlos Bello  Peru 57.51
6 Bob Kasting  Canada 57.67
7 John Mills  Great Britain 58.13
8 István Szentirmay  Hungary 58.25

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Spitz  United States 54.27 WR
2 Bruce Robertson  Canada 55.56
3 Jerry Heidenreich  United States 55.74
4 Roland Matthes  East Germany 55.87
5 David Edgar  United States 56.11
6 Byron MacDonald  Canada 57.27
7 Hartmut Flöckner  East Germany 57.40
8 Neil Rogers  Australia 57.90

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Butterfly". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 November 2016.