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Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's coxed four

The men's coxed four competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich took place from August 27 – September 2 at the Olympic Reggatta Course in Oberschleißheim.[1]

Men's coxed four
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Regattastrecke Oberschleißheim Zielbereich.jpg
Aerial view of the venue in Oberschleißheim
Venue Oberschleißheim Regatta Course
Date 27 August – 2 September
Competitors 70; (14 teams) from 14 nations
Winning time 6:31.85 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Peter Berger
Hans-Johann Färber
Gerhard Auer
Alois Bierl
Uwe Benter
 West Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dietrich Zander
Reinhard Gust
Eckhard Martens
Rolf Jobst
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig
 East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Vladimír Jánoš
František Provazník
Vladimír Petříček
 Czechoslovakia
← 1968
1976 →

Contents

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Top three of each heat (green) advanced to the semifinal round, remainder goes to the repechage. NOTE: The coxswain for each team is listed in the fifth position.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Peter Berger
Hans-Johann Färber
Gerhard Auer
Alois Bierl
Uwe Benter
  West Germany 6:46.66
2 Volodymyr Sterlik
Vladimir Solovyov
Aleksandr Liubaturov
Yuri Shamavev
Igor Rudakov
  Soviet Union 6:50.21
3 Warren Cole
Chris Nilsson
John Clark
David Lindstrom
Peter Lindsay
  New Zealand 6:51.76
4 David Sawyer
Charles Ruthford
Chad Rudolph
Mike Vespoli
Stewart MacDonald
  United States 6:56.01
5 Alf Hansen
Finn Tveter
Tom Welo
Petter Wærness
Jørgen Cappelen
  Norway 7:05.75

Heat 2Edit

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Hanspeter Lüthi
Urs Fankhauser
Franz Rentsch
Denis Oswald
Rolf Stadelmann
  Switzerland 6:53.30
2 Antonio Baldacci
Renzo Sambo
Pasquale Chiabai
Claidio Padoan
Alberto Cecchi
  Italy 6:53.59
3 Christopher Pierce
Alan Almand
Hugh Matheson
Rooney Massara
Patrick Sweeney
  Great Britain 6:57.33
4 John Lee
Peter Shakespear
Will Baillieu
Philip Wilkinson
Vern Bowrey
  Australia 7:07.00
5 Mogens Holm
Bjarne Pedersen
Per Wind
Jens Lindhardt
Kim Wind
  Denmark 7:08.22

Heat 3Edit

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Dietrich Zander
Reinhard Gust
Eckhard Martens
Rolf Jobst
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig
  East Germany 6:44.57
2 Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Vladimír Jánoš
František Provazník
Vladimír Petříček
  Czechoslovakia 6:49.41
3 Wim Grothuis
Evert Kroes
Jan-Willem van Woudenberg
Johan ter Haar
Kees de Korver
  Netherlands 6:53.30
4 Edgar Smith
James Walker
Roger Jackson
Robert Cunliffe
Michael Conway
  Canada 7:01.52

RepechageEdit

Top three finishers advanced to the semifinal round.

Repechage 1Edit

Rank Rower Country Time
1 David Sawyer
Charles Ruthford
Chad Rudolph
Mike Vespoli
Stewart MacDonald
  United States 7:02.68
2 Edgar Smith
James Walker
Roger Jackson
Robert Cunliffe
Michael Conway
  Canada 7:04.35
3 Alf Hansen
Finn Tveter
Tom Welo
Petter Wærness
Jørgen Cappelen
  Norway 7:05.09
4 John Lee
Peter Shakespear
Will Baillieu
Philip Wilkinson
Vern Bowrey
  Australia 7:07.08
5 Mogens Holm
Bjarne Pedersen
Per Wind
Jens Lindhardt
Kim Wind
  Denmark 7:19.67

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal A/BEdit

First three qualify to the Final A, remainder to Final B.

Semifinal 1Edit
Rank Rower Country Time
1 Peter Berger
Hans-Johann Färber
Gerhard Auer
Alois Bierl
Uwe Benter
  West Germany 7:19.43
2 Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Vladimír Jánoš
František Provazník
Vladimír Petříček
  Czechoslovakia 7:20.95
3 Warren Cole
Chris Nilsson
John Clark
David Lindstrom
Peter Lindsay
  New Zealand 7:21.94
4 Hanspeter Lüthi
Urs Fankhauser
Franz Rentsch
Denis Oswald
Rolf Stadelmann
  Switzerland 7:28.25
5 Alf Hansen
Finn Tveter
Tom Welo
Petter Wærness
Jørgen Cappelen
  Norway 7:32.51
6 Christopher Pierce
Alan Almand
Hugh Matheson
Rooney Massara
Patrick Sweeney
  Great Britain 7:35.11
Semifinal 2Edit
Rank Rower Country Time
1 Volodymyr Sterlik
Vladimir Solovyov
Aleksandr Liubaturov
Yuri Shamavev
Igor Rudakov
  Soviet Union 7:09.08
2 Dietrich Zander
Reinhard Gust
Eckhard Martens
Rolf Jobst
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig
  East Germany 7:11.12
3 David Sawyer
Charles Ruthford
Chad Rudolph
Mike Vespoli
Stewart MacDonald
  United States 7:18.59
4 Wim Grothuis
Evert Kroes
Jan-Willem van Woudenberg
Johan ter Haar
Kees de Korver
  Netherlands 7:23.66
5 Edgar Smith
James Walker
Roger Jackson
Robert Cunliffe
Michael Conway
  Canada 7:31.90
6 Antonio Baldacci
Renzo Sambo
Pasquale Chiabai
Claidio Padoan
Alberto Cecchi
  Italy 7:34.67

FinalsEdit

Final BEdit

Rank Rower Country Time
1 Wim Grothuis
Evert Kroes
Jan-Willem van Woudenberg
Johan ter Haar
Kees de Korver
  Netherlands 7:05.83
2 Hanspeter Lüthi
Urs Fankhauser
Franz Rentsch
Denis Oswald
Rolf Stadelmann
  Switzerland 7:07.80
3 Alf Hansen
Finn Tveter
Tom Welo
Petter Wærness
Jørgen Cappelen
  Norway 7:07.85
4 Christopher Pierce
Alan Almand
Hugh Matheson
Rooney Massara
Patrick Sweeney
  Great Britain 7:12.14
5 Antonio Baldacci
Renzo Sambo
Pasquale Chiabai
Claidio Padoan
Alberto Cecchi
  Italy 7:13.03
6 Edgar Smith
James Walker
Roger Jackson
Robert Cunliffe
Michael Conway
  Canada 7:16.13

Final AEdit

Rank Rower Country Time
  Peter Berger
Hans-Johann Färber
Gerhard Auer
Alois Bierl
Uwe Benter
  West Germany 6:31.85 OR
  Dietrich Zander
Reinhard Gust
Eckhard Martens
Rolf Jobst
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig
  East Germany 6:33.30
  Otakar Mareček
Karel Neffe
Vladimír Jánoš
František Provazník
Vladimír Petříček
  Czechoslovakia 6:35.64
4 Volodymyr Sterlik
Vladimir Solovyov
Aleksandr Liubaturov
Yuri Shamavev
Igor Rudakov
  Soviet Union 6:37.71
5 David Sawyer
Charles Ruthford
Chad Rudolph
Mike Vespoli
Stewart MacDonald
  United States 6:41.86
6 Warren Cole
Chris Nilsson
John Clark
David Lindstrom
Peter Lindsay
  New Zealand 6:42.55

ReferencesEdit