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Archery at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's individual

The men's individual archery event at the 1972 Summer Olympics was part of the archery programme.

Men's individual
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Blick vom Monopteros auf den Englischen Garten Muenchen-2.jpg
Modern photograph of Englischer Garten, where the event took place
Venue Englischer Garten
Dates 7–10 September
Competitors 55 from 24 nations
Winning score 2528
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) John Williams  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gunnar Jervill  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kyösti Laasonen  Finland
1976 →

The event consisted of a double FITA round. For each round, the archer shot 36 arrows at each of four distances—90, 50, 70, and 30 metres. The highest score for each arrow was 10 points, giving a possible maximum of 2880 points.

RecordsEdit

The following new Olympic records were set during this competition.

Record Round Name Nationality Score OR
Single FITA round First John Williams   United States 1268 OR
Double FITA round Combined John Williams   United States 2528 OR

ResultsEdit

Rank Archer Nation Round 1
Score
Round 1
Rank
Round 2
Score
Round 2
Rank
Total Score
  John Williams   United States 1268 (OR) 1 1260 1 2528 (OR)
  Gunnar Jervill   Sweden 1229 2 1252 3 2481
  Kyösti Laasonen   Finland 1213 6 1254 2 2467
4 Robert Cogniaux   Belgium 1205 7 1240 5 2445
5 Edwin Eliason   United States 1193 13 1245 4 2438
6 Donald Jackson   Canada 1225 3 1212 12 2437
7 Victor Sidorouk   Soviet Union 1205 7 1222 7 2427
8 Arne Jacobsen   Denmark 1188 20 1285 6 2423
9 Graeme Telford   Australia 1224 4 1199 16 2423
10 Lucien Trepper   Switzerland 1191 16 1218 8 2409
11 Dennis McComak   United States 1199 9 1199 16 2398
12 Mikhail Peounov   Soviet Union 1222 5 1175 24 2397
13 Herluf Andersen   Denmark 1178 23 1216 10 2394
14 Siegfried Ortmann   West Germany 1175 24 1215 11 2390
15 Terence Reilly   Australia 1193 13 1194 18 2387
16 Rolf Svensson   Sweden 1179 22 1207 14 2386
17 Roy Matthews   Great Britain 1174 25 1211 13 2385
18 Andre Baeyens   Belgium 1190 19 1193 20 2383
19 Hiroshi Kajikawa   Japan 1192 15 1189 22 2381
20 Olavi Laurila   Finland 1155 31 1217 9 2372
21 Jacques Doyen   France 1186 21 1183 23 2369
22 Jakob Wolfensberger   Switzerland 1191 16 1176 25 2367
23 Jos Daman   Belgium 1165 29 1200 15 2365
24 Mati Vaikjärv   Soviet Union 1194 11 1169 30 2363
25 Elmer Ewert   Canada 1194 11 1165 32 2359
26 John Snelling   Great Britain 1195 10 1161 35 2356
27 Olov Bostroem   Sweden 1168 27 1179 24 2347
28 Alfonso Jones   Mexico 1154 32 1190 21 2344
29 Masashi Hibino   Japan 1150 33 1194 18 2344
30 Richard Krust   West Germany 1172 26 1170 29 2342
31 Alfredo Massazza   Italy 1189 19 1151 39 2340
32 Jan Erik Humlekjær   Norway 1164 30 1175 26 2339
33 Giancarlo Ferrari   Italy 1167 28 1155 36 2322
34 Bela Nagy   Hungary 1135 39 1167 31 2302
35 Sante Spigarelli   Italy 1145 34 1155 36 2300
36 Johannes Akkerhaugen   Norway 1133 40 1155 36 2288
37 Francisco Naranjilla   Philippines 1117 44 1171 28 2288
38 Shinji Nakamoto   Japan 1124 42 1163 34 2287
39 Marcel Balthasar   Luxembourg 1144 36 1141 43 2285
40 Jorma Sandelin   Finland 1142 37 1136 45 2278
41 Wayne Pullen   Canada 1145 34 1130 46 2275
42 Louis Lemirre   France 1102 46 1164 33 2266
43 Galsan Biambaa   Mongolia 1112 45 1141 43 2253
44 Alain Convard   France 1100 47 1151 39 2251
45 Ronald Bishop   Great Britain 1138 38 1106 50 2244
46 Tomasz Leżański   Poland 1128 41 1109 48 2237
47 Jean-Pierre Heritier   Switzerland 1123 43 1099 51 2222
48 Egil Borgen Johansen   Norway 1076 50 1143 42 2219
49 Emilio Ramos   Spain 1092 48 1107 49 2199
50 Carlos Santos, Jr.   Philippines 1062 52 1121 47 2183
51 Rafael Aveleira   Mexico 1031 54 1147 41 2178
52 Jose Almanzor   Mexico 1092 48 1083 52 2175
53 Robin Sampson   New Zealand 1060 53 1055 53 2115
54 Ramon Aldea   Philippines 1067 51 1035 54 2102
55 Ferdinand Vega   Puerto Rico 972 55 982 55 1954
  • Notes
    1. Jacobsen defeated Telford 76-70 in a tie-breaker to gain 8th place.
    2. Jones defeated Hibino 61-46 in a tie-breaker to gain 28th place.
    3. Akkerhaugen defeated Naranjilla 286-285 in a tie-breaker to gain 36th place.

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