Denmark at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Denmark competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 126 competitors, 114 men and 12 women, took part in 74 events in 17 sports.[1]

Denmark at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Denmark.svg
IOC codeDEN
NOCNational Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Websitewww.dif.dk (in Danish and English)
in Munich
Competitors126 (114 men and 12 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Peder Pedersen
Medals
Ranked 25th
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

ArcheryEdit

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Denmark entered two men and two women. Their highest placing competitor was Arne Jacobsen, at 8th place in the men's competition.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 1500 metres

  • Tom B. Hansen
    • Heat — 3:41.1
    • Semifinals — 3:41.6
    • Final — 3:46.4 (→ 10th place)
  • Gerd Larsen
    • Heat — 3:44.7
    • Semifinals — 3:59.4 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

BoxingEdit

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Thirteen cyclists represented Denmark in 1972.

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

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

Six fencers, five men and one woman, represented Denmark in 1972.

Men's épée
Men's team épée
Women's foil

FootballEdit

Men's Team Competition

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

Men's Team Competition

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Denmark in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition

Men's Team Competition

  • Steffensen, Petersen, and Heitmann – 13547 points (→ 14th place)

RowingEdit

Men's Single Sculls
  • Kim Børgesen
    • Heat — 7:58.94
    • Repechage — 7:56.66
    • Semi Finals — 8:27.93
    • B-Final — 8:09.04 (→ 11th place)

SailingEdit

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Steen Kjøhede Finn 16 DSQ 3 17 14 DNF 25 136.7 19
Hans Fogh
Ulrik Brock
Flying Dutchman 4 12 9 6 6 5 16 74.4 7
Mogens Larsen
Klaus Føge Jensen
Tempest 11 13 20 12 14 15 DSQ 121.0 17
Paul Elvstrøm
Valdemar Bandolowski
Jan Kjærulff
Soling 7 17 1 6 DSQ DNS N/A 79.7 13
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Frank Høj Jensen
Gunnar Dahlgaard
Dragon 17 19 9 11 5 2 N/A 68.0 7

ShootingEdit

Seven male shooters represented Denmark in 1972.

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

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Backstroke

Men's 200m Backstroke

Men's 100m Breaststroke

Men's 200m Breaststroke

Women's 100m Freestyle

Women's 400m Freestyle

Women's 800m Freestyle

Women's 100m Breaststroke

Women's 200m Breaststroke

Women's 200m Individual Medley

Women's 400m Individual Medley

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

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