Australia at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Australia competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 168 competitors, 139 men and 29 women, took part in 110 events in 20 sports.[1]

Australia at the
1972 Summer Olympics
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Munich
Competitors168 (139 men, 29 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Dennis Green (opening)
Michael Wenden (closing)
Medals
Ranked 6th
Gold
8
Silver
7
Bronze
2
Total
17
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Australia entered two men and one woman. Their highest placing competitors were Terene Donovan and Graeme Telford, who both placed 9th place in their respective competitions.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

  • Graeme Telford - 2423 points (→ 9th place)
  • Terence Reilly - 2387 points (→ 15th place)

Athletics

Men's 800 metres

Men's 1.500 metres

  • Chris Fisher
    • Heat 3:42.5
    • Semifinals 3:42.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5.000 metres

Men's 3.000m Steeplechase

  • Kerry O'Brien
    • Qualifying Heat did not finish (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Lawrie Peckham
    • Qualifying Round 2.15m
    • Final 2.10m (→ 18th place)

Basketball

Men's Team Competition

Boxing

Men's Light Middleweight ( 71 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Ten cyclists represented Australia in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

Diving

Men's 3m Springboard:

  • Donald Wagstaff 344.13 points (→ 13th place)
  • Kenneth Grove 302.91 points (→ 29th place)

Men's 10m Platform:

  • Donald Wagstaff 435.84 points (→ 11th place)
  • Kenneth Grove 254.73 points (→ 32nd place)

Women's 10m Platform:

  • Glenise Anne Jones 157.20 points (→ 26th place)

Equestrian

Fencing

Four fencers, two men and two women, represented Australia in 1972.

Men's foil
Women's foil

Gymnastics

Hockey

Men's Team Competition

Judo

Modern pentathlon

Two male pentathletes represented Australia in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Four male shooters represented Australia in 1972.

25 m pistol
50 m rifle, prone
Trap

Swimming

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Michael Wenden
    • Heat 52.34s
    • Semifinals 53.32s
    • Final 52.41s (→ 5th place)
  • Greg Rogers
    • Heat 53.98s
    • Semifinals 54.26s (→ did not advance)
  • Neil Rogers
    • Heat 55.32s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 200m Butterfly

Men's 200m Individual Medley

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

See also

References

  1. "Australia at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-09.
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