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Great Britain at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 284 competitors, 210 men and 74 women, took part in 159 events in 18 sports.[1] British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Great Britain at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Munich
Competitors284 (210 men and 74 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer David Broome (opening)
Richard Meade (closing)
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold
4
Silver
5
Bronze
9
Total
18
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The Great Britain team included 69-year-old equestrian Lorna Johnstone - the oldest British athlete ever to appear in the Olympic Games.

Contents

MedallistsEdit

Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Equestrian 2 1 0 3
Athletics 1 1 2 4
Sailing 1 1 0 2
Judo 0 1 2 3
Swimming 0 1 0 1
Boxing 0 0 3 3
Cycling 0 0 1 1
Shooting 0 0 1 1
Total 4 5 9 18

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

ArcheryEdit

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Great Britain entered three men and three women. Their highest placing competitor was Lynne Evans, at 16th place in the women's competition.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 100 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 10.41
  • Heat, Round 2— 10.58
  • Semifinals — 10.52 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 10.54
  • Heat, Round 2— 10.53 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 10.58
  • Heat, Round 2— 10.60 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 21.26
  • Heat, Round 2— 21.41 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 46.46
  • Heat, Round 2— 46.11
  • Semifinals — 46.71 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 46.15
  • Heat, Round 2— 45.99
  • Semifinals — 45.91 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 46.48
  • Heat, Round 2— 47.10 (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.6
  • Semifinals — 1:46.5
  • Final — 1:46.6 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 1:47.5
  • Semifinals — 1:48.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 1:54.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:40.8
  • Semifinals — 3:38.2
  • Final — 3:39.0 (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 3:42.1
  • Semifinals — 3:45.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 3:45.3 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 13:33.0
  • Final — 13:27.6 (→ 3rd place)
  • Heat — 13:38.2
  • Final — 13:43.2 (→ 11th place)
  • Heat — 13:49.8
  • Final — 13:43.2 (→ 12th place)

Men's 10000 metres

  • Heat — 27:53.6
  • Final — 28:05.4(→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 28:31.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 28:46.8(→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's 110m Hurdles

  • Heat — 14.08
  • Semifinals — 14.24 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13.94
  • Semifinals — 14.37 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 14.31 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400m Hurdlles

  • Heat — 49.72
  • Semifinals — 49.66
  • Final — 48.52 (→ 3rd place)

Men's 3000m Steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:33.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:35.0 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:38.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

  • Heat — 39.63
  • Semifinals — 39.47 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

  • Semifinals — 3:01.3
  • Final — 3:00.5 (→ 2nd place)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.86
  • Final — 7.91 (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 7.64 (→ did not advance)

Men's Pole Vault

  • Qualification — 4.80 (→ did not advance)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualification — 18.94 (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus

  • Qualification — 57.24 (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 53.86 (→ did not advance)

Men's Javelin

  • Qualification — 74.68 (→ did not advance)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 66.32
  • Final — 68.18 (→ 16th place)
  • Qualification — 64.56 (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Women's 100 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 11.52
  • Heat, Round 2— 11.57
  • Semifinals — 11.64(→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 11.55
  • Heat, Round 2— 11.58 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 11.45
  • Heat, Round 2— 11.72 (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 23.76
  • Heat, Round 2— 23.69
  • Semifinals — 24.03 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 23.97
  • Heat, Round 2— 23.72 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 24.04
  • Heat, Round 2— 24.05 (→ did not advance)

Women's 400 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 53.67
  • Heat, Round 2— 53.01 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 53.31
  • Heat, Round 2— 53.29 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 54.13 (→ did not advance)

Women's 800 metres

  • Heat — 2:03.6
  • Semifinals — 2:02.4
  • Final — 2:00.2 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 2:03.0 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 2:03.6 (→ did not advance)

Women's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 4:13.0
  • Semifinals — 4:07.4
  • Final — 4:04.8 (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 4:11.3
  • Semifinals — 4:09.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 4:14.9 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100m hurdles

  • Heat — 13.37 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13.53 (→ did not advance)

BoxingEdit

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Eleven cyclists represented Great Britain in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
  • Final — 1:09.45 (→ 17th place)
Tandem
Individual pursuit
Individual pursuit

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard:

Men's 10m Platform:

Women's 3m Springboard:

Women's 10m Platform:

  • Beverly Williams – 301.26 points (→ 12th place)
  • Heien Mary Koppell – 178.17 points (→ 18th place)

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Mexico (6-0)
  • Lost to India (0-5)
  • Lost to New Zealand (1-2)
  • Defeated Kenya (2-0)
  • Drew with Australia (1-1)
  • Defeated the Netherlands (3-1)
  • Defeated Poland (2-1)
  • Semi Final Round
  • Defeated Spain (2-0)
  • Classification Match
  • 5th/6th place: Lost to Australia (1-2) after extra time → 6th place
  • Team Roster

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Fox, Lillywhite, and Phelps – 14257 points (→ 9th place)

Alternate Member:

  • James Darby

RowingEdit

Men's Single Scull

  • Heat — 7:57.49
  • Repechage — 8:10.32
  • Semi Finals — 8:38.62
  • B-Final — 8:00.38 (→ 9th place)

Men's Double scull

  • (→ 5th place)

Men's Coxless pair

  • M M K Cooper, J T McCarthy
  • (→ 12th place)

Men's Coxed pair

  • Heat — 7:49.56
  • Repechage — 8:01.14
  • Semi Finals — 8:21.61
  • B-Final — 7:59.57 (→ 8th place)

Men's Coxless four

  • (→ 7th place)

Men's Coxed four

  • (→ 10th place)

SailingEdit

Flying Dutchman

  • Rodney Pattison (Helmsman) and Chris Davies (Gold Medal)

Tempest

  • Alan Warren (Helmsman) and David Hunt (Silver Medal)

Finn

  • Patrick Pym (Helmsman) (12th Place)

Dragon

  • Simon Tait (Helmsman), Charles Currey and Ian Hannay

Soling

  • John Oakley (Helmsman), Barry Dunning and Charles Reynolds (5th place)

Star

  • Stuart Jardine (Helmsman) and John Wastall

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 54.70s (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 55.06s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:00.17 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 1:56.99 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 2:00.79 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 7:58.33
  • Final — 7:55.59 (→ 8th place)

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-02-12.