Bobsleigh at the 1972 Winter Olympics

Bobsleigh at the 1972 Winter Olympics consisted of two events, at Sapporo Teine. The competition took place between 4 and 12 February 1972.[1][2]

at the XI Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
VenueSapporo Teine
Dates4–12 February
Competitors79 from 11 nations
← 1968
1976 →

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit


1  West Germany1113
2  Switzerland1012
3  Italy0101
Totals (3 nations)2226

Three countries won medals in Sapporo, West Germany leading the medal table.



Event Gold Silver Bronze
  West Germany (FRG)
Wolfgang Zimmerer
Peter Utzschneider
4:57.07   West Germany (FRG)
Horst Floth
Pepi Bader
4:58.84   Switzerland (SUI)
Jean Wicki
Edy Hubacher
  Switzerland (SUI)
Jean Wicki
Hans Leutenegger
Werner Camichel
Edy Hubacher
4:43.07   Italy (ITA)
Nevio De Zordo
Adriano Frassinelli
Corrado Dal Fabbro
Gianni Bonichon
4:43.83   West Germany (FRG)
Wolfgang Zimmerer
Stefan Gaisreiter
Walter Steinbauer
Peter Utzschneider

Participating NOCsEdit


Eleven nations participated in bobsleigh at the 1972 Games. Japan made their Olympic bobsleigh debut.


  1. ^ a b c d "The XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympic Winter Games. LA84 Foundation. 1972. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

External linksEdit

  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2009). "Bobsleigh". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited.