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Australia at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Australia competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 168 competitors, 139 men and 29 women, took part in 110 events in 20 sports.[1]

Australia at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Munich
Competitors168 (139 men, 29 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Dennis Green (opening)
Michael Wenden (closing)
Medals
Ranked 6th
Gold
8
Silver
7
Bronze
2
Total
17
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

ArcheryEdit

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Australia entered two men and one woman. Their highest placing competitors were Terene Donovan and Graeme Telford, who both placed 9th place in their respective competitions.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 800 metres

Men's 1.500 metres

  • Chris Fisher
    • Heat — 3:42.5
    • Semifinals — 3:42.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5.000 metres

Men's 3.000m Steeplechase

  • Kerry O'Brien
    • Qualifying Heat — did not finish (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Lawrie Peckham
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.10m (→ 18th place)

BasketballEdit

Men's Team Competition

BoxingEdit

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard:

Men's 10m Platform:

  • Donald Wagstaff — 435.84 points (→ 11th place)
  • Kenneth Grove — 254.73 points (→ 32nd place)

Women's 10m Platform:

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

Four fencers, two men and two women, represented Australia in 1972.

Men's foil
Women's foil

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Men's Team Competition

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Two male pentathletes represented Australia in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Michael Wenden
    • Heat — 52.34s
    • Semifinals — 53.32s
    • Final — 52.41s (→ 5th place)
  • Greg Rogers
    • Heat — 53.98s
    • Semifinals — 54.26s (→ did not advance)
  • Neil Rogers
    • Heat — 55.32s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 200m Butterfly

Men's 200m Individual Medley

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-09.