Uganda at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Uganda at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Uganda.svg
IOC code UGA
NOC Uganda Olympic Committee
Website www.nocuganda.com
in Munich
Competitors 33 (31 men and 2 women) in 3 sports
Flag bearer John Akii-Bua
Medals
Ranked 24th
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Uganda is one of the nations that competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.

John Akii-Bua's gold medal and world record in the men's 400m hurdles attracted international attention.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
William Dralu 100 m 10.92 7 Did not advance
200 m 21.87 6 Did not advance
John Akii-Bua 400 m hurdles 50.35 1 Q N/A 49.25 1 Q 47.82 WR Gold medal.svg
Fulgence Rwabu Marathon N/A 2:57:04 59
Vitus Ashaba 1500 m 3:45.2 8 Did not advance
3000 m steeplechase 8:45.0 10 Did not advance
Silver Ayoo 400 m 47.04 7 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Abraham Munabi Triple jump 15.82 22 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Judith Ayaa 400 m 52.85 4 Q 52.68 3 Q 52.91 7 Did not advance
Rose Musani 200 m 25.37 5 Q 25.28 8 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
James Odwori Light Flyweight N/A  Vicente Arsenal (PHI)
W TKO-2
 Said Ahmed El-Ashry (EGY)
W TKO-2
 Kim U-Gil (PRK)
L TKO-2
Did not advance 5
Leo Rwabwogo Flyweight  Jorge Acuña (URU)
W 5-0
 Maurice O'Sullivan (GBR)
W TKO-1
 Orn-Chim Chawalit (THA)
W 4-1
 Neil McLaughlin (IRL)
W TKO-3
 Douglas Rodríguez (CUB)
W 3-2
 Georgi Kostadinov (BUL)
L 0-5
Silver medal.svg
Deogratias Musoke Featherweight BYE  Jouko Lindberg (FIN)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Peter Odhiambo Lightweight BYE  Alfonso Pérez (COL)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Mohamed Muruli Light Welterweight  Calistrat Cuțov (ROU)
L 1-4
Did not advance
David Jackson Welterweight  Victor Zilberman (ROU)
W 3-2
 Vladimir Kolev (BUL)
W 4-1
 Jesse Valdez (USA)
L 1-4
Did not advance
John Opio Light Middleweight N/A  Nayden Stanchev (BUL)
L 2-3
Did not advance
Matthias Ouma Middleweight N/A  Imre Tóth (HUN)
L 2-3
Did not advance

Field hockey[edit]

Men

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 West Germany 7 6 1 0 17 5 13
 Pakistan 7 5 1 1 17 6 11
 Malaysia 7 4 1 2 9 7 9
 Spain 7 2 4 1 9 8 8
 Belgium 7 2 1 4 8 14 5
 France 7 2 0 5 6 13 4
 Argentina 7 0 3 4 4 9 3
 Uganda 7 0 3 4 6 14 3
27 August
Malaysia  3-1 (1-0)  Uganda

28 August
France  3-1 (1-0)  Uganda

29 August
Pakistan  3-1 (2-0)  Uganda

31 August
Argentina  0-0 (0-0)  Uganda

1 September
West Germany  1-1 (1-1)  Uganda

3 September
Belgium  2-0 (0-0)  Uganda

4 September
Spain  2-2 (2-2)  Uganda

Classification Match[edit]

  • 15th/16th place
7 September
 Uganda 4-1 (1-1) Mexico 

Team Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The John Akii-Bua Story: an African Tragedy, documentary by Dan Gordon, BBC2 10 August 2008