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West Germany at the 1972 Summer Olympics

West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) was the host nation of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. 423 competitors, 340 men and 83 women, took part in 183 events in 23 sports.[1]

West Germany at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Germany.svg
IOC code FRG
NOC German Olympic Sports Confederation
Website www.dosb.de (in German) (in English) (in French)
in Munich
Competitors 423 (340 men, 83 women) in 23 sports
Flag bearer Detlef Lewe (canoeing)
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
13
Silver
11
Bronze
16
Total
40
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 Saar (1952)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

West Germany finished in fourth position in the final medal rankings, with 13 gold medals and 40 medals overall. x

GoldEdit

 

SilverEdit

 

BronzeEdit

 

ArcheryEdit

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, West Germany entered two men and two women. Their highest placing competitor was Siegfried Ortmann, at 14th place in the men's competition.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.3
  • Semifinals — 1:48.8
  • Final — 1:46.5 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 1:47.8
  • Semifinals — 1:48.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — DNF (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:41.8
  • Semifinals — 3:38.4
  • Final — 3:40.1 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 3:40.6
  • Semifinals — 3:43.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 3:44.5
  • Semifinals — 3:50.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 14:06.6 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 14:15.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

  • Heat — 39.17s
  • Semifinals — 38.86s
  • Final — 38.79s (→   Bronze Medal)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
  • Final — 2.18m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification Round — 2.12m (→ did not advance)

BasketballEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to Puerto Rico (74-81)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (63-87)
  • Defeated Philippines (93-74)
  • Lost to Italy (57-68)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (56-81)
  • Defeated Poland (67-65)
  • Defeated Senegal (72-62)
  • Classification Matches
  • 13th/16th place: Lost to Australia (69-70)
  • 11th/12th place: Lost to Spain (83-84) → 12th place
  • Team Roster

BoxingEdit

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)


Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Lost to Joe Destimo (GHA), 2:3


Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)


Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)


Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)


Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)


Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Lost to Marvin Johnson (USA), 0:5


Men's Light Heavyweight (– 81 kg)


Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

Men's Team Competition:

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round
  • Defeated Spain (13-10)
  • Drew with Norway (15-15)
  • Lost to Romania (11-13)
  • Main Round
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (15-24)
  • Defeated Hungary (17-14)
  • Classification Match
  • 5th/6th place: Lost to Soviet Union (16-17) → Sixth place
  • Team Roster

HockeyEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Belgium (5-1)
  • Defeated Malaysia (1-0)
  • Defeated Argentina (2-1)
  • Defeated Pakistan (2-1)
  • Drew with Uganda (1-1)
  • Defeated Spain (2-1)
  • Defeated France (4-0)
  • Semi Final Round
  • Defeated The Netherlands (3-0)
  • Final
  • Defeated Pakistan (1-0) →   Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented West Germany in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Thade, Esser, and Rößler — 14682 points (→ 6th place)

Alternate Member

RowingEdit

Men's Single Sculls

  • Heat — 7:48.12
  • Repechage — 7:48.11
  • Semi Finals — 8:26.37
  • Final — 7:20.81 (→ 4th place)

Men's Coxed Pairs

  • Heat — 8:02.19
  • Repechage — 8:07.95
  • Semi Finals — 8:19.86
  • Final — 7:21.52 (→ 4th place)

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 52.91s
  • Semifinals — 52.87s
  • Final — 52.92s (→ 8th place)
  • Heat — 53.96s
  • Semifinals — 54.35s (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 54.28s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:55.97
  • Final — 1:53.99 (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Heat — 1:55.80
  • Final — 1:56.65 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 2:00.27 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:37.59
  • Final — 3:33.90 (→ 6th place)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 7:53.98
  • Final — 7:41.69 (→   Silver Medal)

VolleyballEdit

Water poloEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Drew with Hungary (3-3)
  • Drew with the Netherlands (4-4)
  • Defeated Greece (3-8)
  • Defeated Australia (6-3)
  • Final Round (Group I)
  • Drew with United States (4-4)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (2-4)
  • Drew with Italy (2-2)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (4-5) → Fourth place
  • Team Roster

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "West Germany at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-21.