Switzerland at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Switzerland competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 151 competitors, 122 men and 29 women, took part in 116 events in 17 sports.[1]

Switzerland at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Munich
Competitors151 (122 men and 29 women) in 17 sports
Medals
Ranked 26th
Gold
0
Silver
3
Bronze
0
Total
3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Silver Xaver Kurmann Cycling Individual Pursuit
  Silver Alfred Bachmann
Heinrich Fischer
Rowing Men's coxless pair September 2
  Silver Guy Evéquoz
Daniel Giger
Christian Kauter
Peter Lötscher
François Suchanecki
Fencing Men's team épée September 9

ArcheryEdit

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Switzerland entered three men but only one woman. Their highest placing competitor was Lucien Trepper, at 10th place in the men's competition.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.5
  • Semifinals — 1:48.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:43.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 14:54.4 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification Round — 2.09m (→ did not advance)

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Ten cyclists represented Switzerland in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
1000m time trial
  • Final — 1:07.71 (→ 7th place)
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

DivingEdit

Men's 10m Platform

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

12 fencers, 10 men and 2 women, represented Switzerland in 1972.

Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

GymnasticsEdit

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Switzerland in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Müller, Ganz, and Hugi — 13359 points (→ 15th place)

Alternate member

RowingEdit

Men's Single Sculls

  • Heat — 8:00.20
  • Repechage — 8:04.81
  • Semi Finals — 8:16.95
  • Final — 7:31.99 (→ 6th place)

Men's Coxed Pairs

  • Heat — 7:46.03
  • Repechage — 8:11.53
  • Semi Finals — 8:32.34
  • B-Final — 8:05.54 (→ 12th place)

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Eight male shooters represented Switzerland.

25 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 55.08s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:03.14 (→ did not advance)

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Switzerland at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 January 2016.