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East Germany at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic, called DDR in the opening ceremony) competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 297 competitors, 231 men and 66 women, took part in 161 events in 18 sports.[1]

East Germany at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of East Germany.svg
IOC codeGDR
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the GDR
in Munich
Competitors297 (231 men and 66 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Manfred Wolke
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
20
Silver
23
Bronze
23
Total
66
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)
East German team at the opening ceremony

Contents

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's 800 metres

  • Dieter Fromm
    • Heat — 1:46.9
    • Semifinals — 1:48.1
    • Final — 1:48.0 (→ 8th place)

Men's 1500 metres

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

Men's High Jump

  • Stefan Junge
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.21m (→   Silver Medal)

BoxingEdit

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Eleven cyclists represented East Germany in 1972.

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

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard:

Men's 10m Platform:

Women's 3m Springboard:

Women's 10m Platform:

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

Men's Team Competition

As expected, the East Germans dominated the first round, defeating Iceland, Tunisia, and Czechoslovakia in turn to win their division. The second round began with a loss to the Soviet Union. Czechoslovakia's wins over the Soviet Union and Sweden meant that the East Germans had to defeat Sweden as well just to tie the Czechoslovakian team in the standings, which they did. However, the tie-breaker went against the East Germans and they placed second in the division. They played the other division's second place team, Romania in the bronze medal game and lost, receiving fourth place.

JudoEdit

RowingEdit

Men's single sculls

  • Wolfgang Güldenpfennig
    • Heat — 7:46.31
    • Repechage — 8:05.19
    • Semi Finals — 8:16.35
    • Final — 7:14.45 (→   Bronze medal)

Men's double sculls

Men's coxless pair

Men's coxed pair

Men's coxless four

Men's coxed four

Men's eight

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Freestyle

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

VolleyballEdit

Men's Team Competition

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "East Germany at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2011-02-12.