Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

These are the official results of the Men's Sprint at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, held on 1 to 2 September 1972. There were 51 entrants from 30 nations; 5 withdrawals left 46 competitors from 27 nations.[1]

Men's cycling sprint
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueMunich, West Germany
Date1-2 September 1972
Competitors46 from 27 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Daniel Morelon  France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) John Nicholson  Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Omar Pkhakadze  Soviet Union
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Competition formatEdit

This sprint competition involved a series of head-to-head matches. The 1972 competition involved ten rounds: six main rounds (first round, second round, 1/8 finals, quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals) as well as three repechages after the first three main rounds; the third repechage was a two-round repechage.[2]

  • First round: The 51 entrants were divided into 17 heats of 3 cyclists each. Withdrawals left some heats with only 2 competitors. The winner of each heat advanced directly to the second round (17 cyclists), while all other cyclists who competed were sent to the first repechage (29 cyclists).
  • First repechage: The 29 cyclists were divided into 12 heats, each with 2 or 3 cyclists. The winner of each heat advanced to the second round (12 cyclists), while all others were eliminated (17 cyclists, including those who did not start).
  • Second round: The 29 cyclists who advanced through the first round or first repechage were divided into 10 heats; all heats had 3 cyclists except heat 1, which had only 2. The winner of each heat advanced directly to the third round, the 1/8 finals (10 cyclists), while all others went to the second repechage (19 cyclists).
  • Second repechage: The 19 cyclists from the second round were divided into 8 heats, with 2 or 3 cyclists per heat. Winners advanced to the 1/8 finals (8 cyclists), while all others were eliminated (11 cyclists).
  • 1/8 finals: The 18 cyclists who advanced through the first two rounds (including repechages) competed in a 1/8 finals round. There were 6 heats in this round, with 3 cyclists in each. The top cyclist in each heat advanced to the quarterfinals (6 cyclists), while the other 2 in each heat went to the third repechage (12 cyclists).
  • Third repechage: This was a two-round repechage. The repechage began with 4 heats of 3 cyclists each. The top cyclist in each heat advanced to the second round, while the other 2 cyclists in each heat were eliminated. The second round of this repechage featured 2 heats of 2 cyclists each, with the winners advancing to the quarterfinals and the losers eliminated.
  • Quarterfinals: Beginning with the quarterfinals, all matches were one-on-one competitions and were held in best-of-three format. There were 4 quarterfinals, with the winner of each advancing to the semifinals and the loser eliminated.
  • Semifinals: The two semifinals provided for advancement to the gold medal final for winners and to the bronze medal final for losers.
  • Finals: Both a gold medal final and a bronze medal final were held.

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

First round heat 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Daniel Morelon   France 11.71 Q
2 Hector Edwards   Barbados R
3 Suriya Chiarasapawong   Thailand R

First round heat 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Serhiy Kravtsov   Soviet Union 11.83 Q
2 Taworn Tarwan   Thailand R
3 Shue Ming-fa   Chinese Taipei R

First round heat 3Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Ivan Kučírek   Czechoslovakia 11.78 Q
2 Winston Attong   Trinidad and Tobago R
3 Kensley Reece   Barbados R

First round heat 4Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Gérard Quintyn   France 11.40 Q
2 Yoshikazu Cho   Japan R
3 Jeffrey Spencer   United States R

First round heat 5Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Ezio Cardi   Italy 11.92 Q
2 Félix Suárez   Spain R
3 Daud Ibrahim   Malaysia R

First round heat 6Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 John Nicholson   Australia 11.20 Q
2 Ed McRae   Canada R
Mabruk Ilmarimi Mah   Lebanon DNS

First round heat 7Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Peter van Doorn   Netherlands 11.58 Q
2 Yaichi Numata   Japan R
Ahmed Abdussal Gariani   Lebanon DNS

First round heat 8Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Omar Pkhakadze   Soviet Union 11.64 Q
2 Andrzej Bek   Poland R
3 Honson Chin   Jamaica R

First round heat 9Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Jürgen Geschke   East Germany 11.52 Q
2 Jairo Díaz   Colombia R
Behrouz Rahbar   Iran DNS

First round heat 10Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Karl Köther   West Germany 11.30 Q
2 Peder Pedersen   Denmark R
Gholamhosain Koohi   Iran DNS

First round heat 11Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Vladimír Vačkář   Czechoslovakia 11.89 Q
2 Klaas Balk   Netherlands R
3 Carlos Galeano   Colombia R

First round heat 12Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Massimo Marino   Italy 11.83 Q
2 Roger Young   United States R
3 Geoffery Burnside   Bahamas R

First round heat 13Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Dieter Berkmann   West Germany 11.71 Q
2 Leslie King   Trinidad and Tobago R
3 Arturo Cambroni   Mexico R

First round heat 14Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Niels Fredborg   Denmark 12.16 Q
2 Maurice Hugh-Sam   Jamaica R
Harry Kent   New Zealand DNS

First round heat 15Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Benedykt Kocot   Poland 11.44 Q
2 Geoff Cooke   Great Britain R
3 Manu Snellinx   Belgium R

First round heat 16Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Carlos Reybaud   Argentina 11.50 Q
2 Werner Otto   East Germany R
3 Ernie Crutchlow   Great Britain R

First round heat 17Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Robert Maveau   Belgium Unknown Q
2 Víctor Limba   Argentina R
3 Neville Hunte   Guyana R

First repechageEdit

First repechage heat 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Jeffrey Spencer   United States 12.46 Q
2 Hector Edwards   Barbados

First repechage heat 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Leslie King   Trinidad and Tobago 11.62 Q
2 Werner Otto   East Germany
3 Suriya Chiarasapawong   Thailand

First repechage heat 3Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Neville Hunte   Guyana 11.54 Q
2 Taworn Tarwan   Thailand
3 Manu Snellinx   Belgium

First repechage heat 4Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Yoshikazu Cho   Japan 11.17 Q
2 Félix Suárez   Spain
3 Shue Ming-fa   Chinese Taipei

First repechage heat 5Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Ernie Crutchlow   Great Britain 11.41 Q
2 Jairo Díaz   Colombia
3 Winston Attong   Trinidad and Tobago

First repechage heat 6Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Roger Young   United States 11.99 Q
2 Kensley Reece   Barbados

First repechage heat 7Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Klaas Balk   Netherlands 12.02 Q
2 Maurice Hugh-Sam   Jamaica
3 Daud Ibrahim   Malaysia

First repechage heat 8Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Honson Chin   Jamaica 11.90 Q
2 Yaichi Numata   Japan

First repechage heat 9Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Ed McRae   Canada Unknown Q
2 Víctor Limba   Argentina

First repechage heat 10Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Andrzej Bek   Poland 11.86 Q
2 Arturo Cambroni   Mexico

First repechage heat 11Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Peder Pedersen   Denmark 11.34 Q
2 Geoffery Burnside   Bahamas

First repechage heat 12Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Geoff Cooke   Great Britain 12.27 Q
2 Carlos Galeano   Colombia

Second roundEdit

Second round heat 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Daniel Morelon   France 12.26 Q
2 Neville Hunte   Guyana R

Second round heat 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Serhiy Kravtsov   Soviet Union 11.35 Q
2 Geoff Cooke   Great Britain R
3 Jeffrey Spencer   United States R

Second round heat 3Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Leslie King   Trinidad and Tobago 11.77 Q
2 Ivan Kučírek   Czechoslovakia R
3 Roger Young   United States R

Second round heat 4Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Gérard Quintyn   France Unknown Q
2 Carlos Reybaud   Argentina R
3 Klaas Balk   Netherlands R

Second round heat 5Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Vladimír Vačkář   Czechoslovakia 11.83 Q
2 Ezio Cardi   Italy R
3 Andrzej Bek   Poland R

Second round heat 6Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 John Nicholson   Australia 11.92 Q
2 Niels Fredborg   Denmark R
3 Honson Chin   Jamaica R

Second round heat 7Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Peder Pedersen   Denmark 11.69 Q
2 Dieter Berkmann   West Germany R
3 Peter van Doorn   Netherlands R

Second round heat 8Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Robert Maveau   Belgium 11.98 Q
2 Omar Pkhakadze   Soviet Union R
3 Ed McRae   Canada R

Second round heat 9Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Jürgen Geschke   East Germany 11.53 Q
2 Benedykt Kocot   Poland R
3 Ernie Crutchlow   Great Britain R

Second round heat 10Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Karl Köther   West Germany 11.37 Q
2 Yoshikazu Cho   Japan R
3 Massimo Marino   Italy R

Second repechageEdit

Second repechage heat 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Ivan Kučírek   Czechoslovakia 12.27 Q
2 Jeffrey Spencer   United States

Second repechage heat 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Klaas Balk   Netherlands 11.68 Q
2 Benedykt Kocot   Poland

Second repechage heat 3Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Ezio Cardi   Italy 11.93 Q
2 Roger Young   United States

Second repechage heat 4Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Andrzej Bek   Poland 11.87 Q
2 Dieter Berkmann   West Germany

Second repechage heat 5Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Niels Fredborg   Denmark 11.96 Q
2 Honson Chin   Jamaica

Second repechage heat 6Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Omar Pkhakadze   Soviet Union 11.56 Q
2 Ernie Crutchlow   Great Britain
3 Neville Hunte   Guyana

Second repechage heat 7Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Peter van Doorn   Netherlands 11.74 Q
2 Yoshikazu Cho   Japan
3 Ed McRae   Canada

Second repechage heat 8Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Massimo Marino   Italy 11.68 Q
2 Carlos Reybaud   Argentina
3 Geoff Cooke   Great Britain

1/8 finalsEdit

1/8 final 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Daniel Morelon   France 12.26 Q
2 Niels Fredborg   Denmark R
3 Peter van Doorn   Netherlands R

1/8 final 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Klaas Balk   Netherlands 11.48 Q
2 Andrzej Bek   Poland R
3 Serhiy Kravtsov   Soviet Union R

1/8 final 3Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Massimo Marino   Italy 11.40 Q
2 Robert Maveau   Belgium R
3 Gérard Quintyn   France R

1/8 final 4Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Omar Pkhakadze   Soviet Union 11.43 Q
2 Karl Köther   West Germany R
3 Vladimír Vačkář   Czechoslovakia R

1/8 final 5Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Jürgen Geschke   East Germany 11.42 Q
2 Ezio Cardi   Italy R
3 Leslie King   Trinidad and Tobago R

1/8 final 6Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 John Nicholson   Australia 11.67 Q
2 Ivan Kučírek   Czechoslovakia R
3 Peder Pedersen   Denmark R

Third repechage heatsEdit

Third repechage heat 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Niels Fredborg   Denmark 11.91 Q
2 Ivan Kučírek   Czechoslovakia
3 Gérard Quintyn   France

Third repechage heat 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Peter van Doorn   Netherlands 11.59 Q
2 Robert Maveau   Belgium
3 Ezio Cardi   Italy

Third repechage heat 3Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Karl Köther   West Germany 11.40 Q
2 Leslie King   Trinidad and Tobago
3 Serhiy Kravtsov   Soviet Union

Third repechage heat 4Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Vladimír Vačkář   Czechoslovakia 11.46 Q
2 Peder Pedersen   Denmark
3 Andrzej Bek   Poland

Third repechage finalsEdit

Third repechage final 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Niels Fredborg   Denmark 11.59 Q
2 Karl Köther   West Germany

Third repechage heat 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Peter van Doorn   Netherlands 11.61 Q
2 Vladimír Vačkář   Czechoslovakia

QuarterfinalsEdit

Quarterfinal 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Notes
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
1 Daniel Morelon   France 11.78 1 11.78 1 N/A Q
2 Peter van Doorn   Netherlands 2 2

Quarterfinal 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Notes
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
1 John Nicholson   Australia 11.68 1 11.59 1 N/A Q
2 Niels Fredborg   Denmark 2 2

Quarterfinal 3Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Klaas Balk   Netherlands 2 11.58 1 11.47 1 Q
2 Jürgen Geschke   East Germany 11.63 1 2 2

Quarterfinal 4Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Time Notes
1 Omar Pkhakadze   Soviet Union 11.34 1 2 11.65 1 Q
2 Massimo Marino   Italy 2 11.47 1 2

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Notes
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
1 Daniel Morelon   France 11.55 1 11.49 1 N/A Q
2 Klaas Balk   Netherlands 2 2 B

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Cyclist Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Notes
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
1 John Nicholson   Australia 11.30 1 11.47 1 N/A Q
2 Omar Pkhakadze   Soviet Union 2 2 B

FinalsEdit

Bronze medal matchEdit

Rank Cyclist Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
  Omar Pkhakadze   Soviet Union 2 12.12 1 11.34 1
4 Klaas Balk   Netherlands 11.62 1 2 2

FinalEdit

Rank Cyclist Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time
  Daniel Morelon   France 11.69 1 11.25 1 N/A
  John Nicholson   Australia 2 2

Final classificationEdit

Rank Name Nationality
  Daniel Morelon   France
  John Nicholson   Australia
  Omar Pkhakadze   Soviet Union
4 Klaas Balk   Netherlands
5 Niels Fredborg   Denmark
Jürgen Geschke   East Germany
Massimo Marino   Italy
Peter van Doorn   Netherlands
9 Karl Köther   West Germany
Vladimír Vačkář   Czechoslovakia
Ivan Kučírek   Czechoslovakia
Robert Maveau   Belgium
Leslie King   Trinidad and Tobago
Peder Pedersen   Denmark
Gérard Quintyn   France
Ezio Cardi   Italy
Serhiy Kravtsov   Soviet Union
Andrzej Bek   Poland
Jeffrey Spencer   United States
Benedykt Kocot   Poland
Roger Young   United States
Dieter Berkmann   West Germany
Honson Chin   Jamaica
Ernie Crutchlow   Great Britain
Yoshikazu Cho   Japan
Carlos Reybaud   Argentina
Neville Hunte   Guyana
Ed McRae   Canada
Geoff Cooke   Great Britain
Hector Edwards   Barbados
Werner Otto   East Germany
Taworn Tarwan   Thailand
Félix Suárez   Spain
Jairo Díaz   Colombia
Kensley Reece   Barbados
Maurice Hugh-Sam   Jamaica
Yaichi Numata   Japan
Arturo Cambroni   Mexico
Geoffery Burnside   Bahamas
Carlos Galeano   Colombia
Suriya Chiarasapawong   Thailand
Shue Ming-fa   Chinese Taipei
Winston Attong   Trinidad and Tobago
Daud Ibrahim   Malaysia
Manu Snellinx   Belgium
Víctor Limba   Argentina
DNS Ahmed Abdussal Gariani[3]   Lebanon
Mabruk Ilmarimi Mah[3]   Lebanon
Behrouz Rahbar[3]   Iran
Gholamhosain Koohi[3]   Iran
Harry Kent[3]   New Zealand

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's Sprint". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  2. ^ Official Report, vol. 3, pp. 214–15.
  3. ^ a b c d e [1]