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Hungary at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Hungary competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 232 competitors, 187 men and 45 women, took part in 134 events in 20 sports.[1]

Hungary at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Hungary.svg
IOC code HUN
NOC Hungarian Olympic Committee
Website www.olimpia.hu (in Hungarian) (in English)
in Munich
Competitors 232 (187 men and 45 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Gergely Kulcsár
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
6
Silver
13
Bronze
16
Total
35
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Contents

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

ArcheryEdit

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Hungary entered one man and one woman. Their highest placing competitor was Hamvas Agnes Hajdene, at 22nd place in the women's competition.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:49.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 2.15 m
  • Final — 2.18 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 2.15 m
  • Final — 2.15 m (→ 6th place)
  • Qualification Round — 2.09 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 61.58 m
  • Final — 62.62 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 60.60 m
  • Final — 60.60 m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 60.34 m
  • Final — 57.92 m (→ 12th place)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 1.76m
  • Final — 1.79m (→ 16th place)

BoxingEdit

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Four cyclists represented Hungary in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • First Round (Group C)
  • Defeated Iran (5-0)
  • Drew with Brazil (2-2)
  • Defeated Denmark (2-0)
  • Second Round (Group 1)
  • Defeated East Germany (2-0)
  • Defeated West Germany (4-1)
  • Defeated Mexico (2-0)
  • Final
  • Lost to Poland (2-1) →   Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

Hungary's first two games resulted in victories over the United States and Japan, guaranteeing the team a berth in the second round regardless of the result of the third game. However, that loss to Yugoslavia carried over into the second round, putting the Hungarians at a disadvantage. Losses to Romania and West Germany put Hungary into last place in the division. The team played against Sweden for seventh and eighth places, losing 19-18.

Men's Team Competition:

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Hungary in 1972. András Balczó won an individual gold while the team won silver.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Balczó, Villányi, and Bakó - 15348 points (→   Silver Medal)

Alternate Member: Peter Kelemen

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Frbeestyle

  • Heat — 54.71s (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 55.37s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — DNS (→ did not advance)

VolleyballEdit

Water poloEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated The Netherlands (3-0)
  • Drew with West Germany (3-3)
  • Defeated Greece (6-1)
  • Defeated Australia (10-2)
  • Final Round (Group I)
  • Defeated Italy (8-7)
  • Defeated United States (5-3)
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (4-2)
  • Drew with Soviet Union (3-3) →   Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hungary at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  2. ^ "Fencing: 1972 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2011-02-06.