Czechoslovakia at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Czechoslovakia competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 181 competitors, 145 men and 36 women, took part in 93 events in 17 sports.[1]

Czechoslovakia at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
IOC codeTCH
NOCCzechoslovak Olympic Committee
in Munich
Competitors181 (145 men and 36 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Ludvík Daněk (athletics)
Medals
Ranked 18th
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze
2
Total
8
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Bohemia (1900–1912)
 Czech Republic (1994–)
 Slovakia (1994–)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Ludvík Daněk Athletics Men's discus throw
  Gold Vítězslav Mácha Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
  Silver Milena Duchková Diving Women's 10 m platform
  Silver Czechoslovakia national handball team
Handball Men's competition
  Silver Vladimír Petříček
Pavel Svojanovský
Oldřich Svojanovský
Rowing Men's coxed pair
  Silver Ladislav Falta Shooting Mixed 25 m rapid fire pistol
  Bronze Eva Šuranová Athletics Women's long jump
  Bronze Vladimír Jánoš
Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Vladimír Petříček
František Provazník
Rowing Men's coxed four

AthleticsEdit

Men's 100 metres

  • Juraj Demec
    • First Heat — 10.66s (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Jozef Plachý
    • Heat — 1:47.1
    • Semifinals — 1:48.9 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

Men's 5000 metres

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

Men's High Jump

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Fifteen cyclists represented Czechoslovakia in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Tandem
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

DivingEdit

FencingEdit

Two fencers, one man and one woman, represented Czechoslovakia in 1972.

Men's foil
Women's foil

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

Czechoslovakia won a silver medal at the second Olympic handball tournament. In the first round, the team tied for second place in the points ranking after defeating Tunisia, tying Iceland, and losing to East Germany. Czechoslovakia won the tie-breaker over the Iceland team, which had also defeated Tunisia and lost to East Germany, and advanced to the second round. There, wins over Sweden and the Soviet Union put Czechoslovakia in another standings tie, this time in first place with East Germany. Again, the tie-breaker went to Czechoslovakia, giving the team the opportunity to play Yugoslavia, the winner of the other group, in the gold medal game. Yugoslavia won, 21-16, leaving Czechoslovakia with the silver.

Men's Team Competition:

  • Czechoslovakia - silver medal (3-2-1)

JudoEdit

RowingEdit

Men's Single Sculls

  • Jaroslav Hellebrand
    • Heat — 7:58.15
    • Repechage — 8:19.28
    • Semi Finals — 8:44.60
    • B-Final — 8:11.04 (→ 12th place)

Men's Coxed Pairs

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Eight male shooters represented Czechoslovakia in 1972.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone

SwimmingEdit

VolleyballEdit

Men's Team Competition

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Czechoslovakia at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-02-12.