Luge at the 1972 Winter Olympics

Luge at the 1972 Winter Olympics consisted of three events at Sapporo Teine. The competition took place between 4 and 7 February 1972.[1][2]

at the XI Olympic Winter Games
VenueSapporo Teine
Dates4–7 February
Competitors83 from 13 nations
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Medal summary edit

Medal table edit

1  East Germany3238
2  Italy1001
Totals (2 entries)4239

East Germany led the medal table with eight medals, including three golds. The only non East-German medal came in the doubles, where Italy tied the Germans, with both teams receiving gold medals.[1]

Events edit

Event[1] Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
Wolfgang Scheidel
  East Germany
3:27.58 Harald Ehrig
  East Germany
3:28.39 Wolfram Fiedler
  East Germany
Women's singles
Anna-Maria Müller
  East Germany
2:59.18 Ute Rührold
  East Germany
2:59.49 Margit Schumann
  East Germany
  East Germany (GDR)
Horst Hörnlein
Reinhard Bredow
  Italy (ITA)
Paul Hildgartner
Walter Plaikner
1:28.35[a]   East Germany (GDR)
Klaus Bonsack
Wolfram Fiedler
  1. ^ The two teams finished tied, and it was decided that gold medals would be awarded to both.

Participating NOCs edit

Thirteen nations participated in Luge at the Sapporo Games. Japan and the Soviet Union made their Olympic luge debut.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "The XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympic Winter Games. LA84 Foundation. 1972. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Luge at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.