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Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany, was held at Olympiastadion on 31 August and 1 September.[1]

Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueOlympiastadion
Munich, West Germany
Dates31 August (heats, quarterfinals)
1 September 1972 (semifinals, final)
Winning time10.14 seconds
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Robert Taylor  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lennox Miller  Jamaica
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This event is notable for the absence of favorites and world record holders Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson for their quarterfinal heats. American sprint coach Stan Wright, was given wrong starting time. All three qualified American athletes were at the ABC television headquarters known as "Barnathan's Bungalow" watching what they thought were replays of their morning preliminary races. In fact, they were watching live coverage of the races they should have been in. Hart and Robinson, scheduled in the first two races, missed their heats. The athletes rushed to the stadium, with Robert Taylor hurrying to take off his warm up uniform before running the later heat.

Contents

ResultsEdit

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time
  Valeriy Borzov   Soviet Union 10.14
  Robert Taylor   United States 10.24
  Lennox Miller   Jamaica 10.33
4 Aleksandr Kornelyuk   Soviet Union 10.36
5 Michael Fray   Jamaica 10.40
6 Jobst Hirscht   West Germany 10.40
7 Zenon Nowosz   Poland 10.46
- Hasely Crawford   Trinidad and Tobago DNF
  • Wind speed = 0.3 m/s (0.67 mph)

PreliminariesEdit

HeatsEdit

The top three runners in each of the nine heats and the next fastest four, advanced to the quarterfinal round.

  Advance on placement
  Advance on time

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Lennox Miller   Jamaica 10.45
2 Amadou Meïté   Ivory Coast 10.51
3 Hans-Jürgen Bombach   East Germany 10.66
4 Rudy Reid   Trinidad and Tobago 10.74
5 Dan Amuke   Kenya 10.76
6 Byambajavyn Enkhbaatar   Mongolia 10.93
7 Samphon Mao   Cambodia 10.95
8 Luis Alers   Puerto Rico 11.09

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Valeriy Borzov   Soviet Union 10.47
2 Mike Sands   Bahamas 10.67
3 Luděk Bohman   Czechoslovakia 10.72
4 Gerhard Wucherer   West Germany 10.82
5 Tadeusz Cuch   Poland 10.89
6 Yeo Kian Chye   Singapore 10.92
7 Alphonse Yanghat   Republic of the Congo 10.95
8 Andrew Sartee   Liberia 11.09

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Manfred Kokot   East Germany 10.49
2 Sandy Osei-Agyemang   Ghana 10.52
3 Les Piggot   Great Britain 10.54
4 John Mwebi   Kenya 10.60
5 Luís da Silva   Brazil 10.63
6 Kevin Johnson   Bahamas 10.91
7 Mansour Al-Juaid   Saudi Arabia 11.23

Heat four *

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Jaroslav Matoušek   Czechoslovakia 10.37
2 Brian Green   Great Britain 10.41
3 Kouakou Komenan   Ivory Coast 10.50
4 Walter Callander   Bahamas 10.78
5 George Calhern   Virgin Islands 10.90
6 Farhan Navab   Iran 11.02
7 Angel Guerreros   Paraguay 11.12

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Aleksandr Kornelyuk   Soviet Union 10.38
2 Kola Abdulai   Nigeria 10.57
3 Stanisław Wagner   Poland 10.62
4 Juraj Demeč   Czechoslovakia 10.66
5 Félix Mata   Venezuela 10.73
6 Bjarni Stefánsson   Iceland 10.99
7 Younis Abdallah   Kuwait 11.20

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Rey Robinson   United States 10.56
2 Philippe Clerc   Switzerland 10.58
3 Sammy Monsels   Suriname 10.61
4 George Daniels   Ghana 10.65
5 André Bicaba   Upper Volta 10.71
6 Motsapi Moorosi   Lesotho 10.74
7 William Dralu   Uganda 10.92

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Hasely Crawford   Trinidad and Tobago 10.50
2 Don Halliday   Great Britain 10.58
3 Erik Gustafsson   Finland 10.68
4 Guillermo González   Puerto Rico 10.73
5 Norman Chihota   Tanzania 10.79
6 Egzi Gebre-Gebre   Ethiopia 10.89
7 Pierre-Richard Gaetjens   Haiti 11.50

Heat eight *

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Barka Sy   Senegal 10.30
2 Bernd Borth   East Germany 10.48
3 Audun Garshol   Norway 10.49
4 Su Wen-Ho   Republic of China 10.59
5 Gana Abba Kimet   Chad 10.89
6 Raimo Vilén   Finland 11.00
7 Lionel Caero   Bolivia 11.19

Heat nine

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Alain Sarteur   France 10.42
2 Saleh Alah-Djaba   Chad 10.65
3 Charlie Francis   Canada 10.68
4 Andrés Calonge   Argentina 10.73
5 Laurie D'Arcy   New Zealand 10.77
6 Larmeck Mukonde   Zambia 11.16

Heat ten

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Vasilios Papageorgopoulos   Greece 10.24
2 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa   Madagascar 10.29
3 Michael Fray   Jamaica 10.47
4 Antti Rajamäki   Finland 10.52
5 Ainsley Armstrong   Trinidad and Tobago 10.56
6 Jorge Vizcarrondo   Puerto Rico 10.79
7 Zain-ud-Din bin Abdul Wahab   Malaysia 10.80

Heat eleven

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Eddie Hart   United States 10.47
2 Dominique Chauvelot   France 10.66
3 Klaus Ehl   West Germany 10.67
4 Benedict Majekodunmi   Nigeria 10.70
5 Gaston Malam   Cameroon 10.88
6 Sunil Gunawardene   Sri Lanka 11.00
7 Tukal Mokalam   Philippines 11.02

Heat twelve

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Robert Taylor   United States 10.32
2 Jobst Hirscht   West Germany 10.36
3 Zenon Nowosz   Poland 10.36
4 Volodymyr Atamas   Soviet Union 10.51
5 Axel Nepraunik   Austria 10.61
6 André Byrame   France 10.64
7 Moustafa Matola   Malawi 11.31

QuarterfinalsEdit

The top three runners in each of the five heats and the next fastest one, advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Hart failed to appear due to a scheduling change and coaching error.

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Jobst Hirscht   West Germany 10.25
2 Jaroslav Matoušek   Czechoslovakia 10.35
3 Bernd Borth   East Germany 10.44
4 Philippe Clerc   Switzerland 10.45
5 Ainsley Armstrong   Trinidad and Tobago 10.47
6 Mike Sands   Bahamas 10.50
7 Audun Garshol   Norway 10.55
- Eddie Hart   United States DNS

Heat two

Robinson failed to appear due to a scheduling change and coaching error.

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa   Madagascar 10.47
2 Brian Green   Great Britain 10.58
3 Kouakou Komenan   Ivory Coast 10.60
4 Stanisław Wagner   Poland 10.61
5 Sandy Osei-Agyemang   Ghana 10.66
6 Erik Gustafsson   Finland 10.78
7 Su Wen-Ho   Republic of China 10.82
- Rey Robinson   United States DNS

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Valeriy Borzov   Soviet Union 10.07 ER
2 Robert Taylor   United States 10.16
3 Hasely Crawford   Trinidad and Tobago 10.18
4 Zenon Nowosz   Poland 10.40
5 Klaus Ehl   West Germany 10.44
6 Les Piggot   Great Britain 10.53
7 Dominique Chauvelot   France 10.54
8 Hans-Jürgen Bombach   East Germany 10.64

Heat four*

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Aleksandr Kornelyuk   Soviet Union 10.23
2 Barka Sy   Senegal 10.27
3 Michael Fray   Jamaica 10.28
4 Kola Abdulai   Nigeria 10.41
5 Antti Rajamäki   Finland 10.43
6 Manfred Kokot   East Germany 10.44
7 Saleh Alah-Djaba   Chad 10.51
8 Charlie Francis   Canada 10.51

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Lennox Miller   Jamaica 10.33
2 Alain Sarteur   France 10.40
3 Vasilios Papageorgopoulos   Greece 10.45
4 Amadou Meïté   Ivory Coast 10.52
5 Luděk Bohman   Czechoslovakia 10.52
6 Don Halliday   Great Britain 10.60
7 Sammy Monsels   Suriname 10.64
8 Vladimir Atamas   Soviet Union 10.83

SemifinalsEdit

The top four runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Papageorgopoulos was forced to scratch after he pulled a groin muscle in the quarter-finals.

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Valeriy Borzov   Soviet Union 10.21
2 Hasely Crawford   Trinidad and Tobago 10.36
3 Jobst Hirscht   West Germany 10.36
4 Michael Fray   Jamaica 10.48
5 Alain Sarteur   France 10.51
6 Kouakou Komenan   Ivory Coast 10.57
7 Bernd Borth   East Germany 10.60
- Vasilios Papageorgopoulos   Greece DNS

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Robert Taylor   United States 10.30
2 Lennox Miller   Jamaica 10.31
3 Aleksandr Kornelyuk   Soviet Union 10.35
4 Zenon Nowosz   Poland 10.42
5 Barka Sy   Senegal 10.42
6 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa   Madagascar 10.46
7 Jaroslav Matoušek   Czechoslovakia 10.40
8 Brian Green   Great Britain 10.40

Key: DNF = Did not finish
* Wind assisted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 1 July 2017.

3. Die Spiele, The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972, Volume 3 The competitions, page 49. [1]