Hungary at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Hungary competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 232 competitors, 187 men and 45 women, took part in 134 events in 20 sports.[1]

Hungary at the
1972 Summer Olympics
IOC codeHUN
NOCHungarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpia.hu (in Hungarian) (in English)
in Munich
Competitors232 (187 men and 45 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Gergely Kulcsár
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
6
Silver
13
Bronze
16
Total
35
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Hungary entered one man and one woman. Their highest placing competitor was Hamvas Agnes Hajdene, at 22nd place in the women's competition.

Women's Individual Competition:

  • Hamvas Agnes Hajdene 2265 points (→ 22nd place)

Men's Individual Competition:

  • Bela Nagy 2302 points (→ 34th place)

Athletics

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat 1:49.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round 2.15 m
  • Final 2.18 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualifying Round 2.15 m
  • Final 2.15 m (→ 6th place)
  • Qualification Round 2.09 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Round 61.58 m
  • Final 62.62 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualifying Round 60.60 m
  • Final 60.60 m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualifying Round 60.34 m
  • Final 57.92 m (→ 12th place)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round 1.76m
  • Final 1.79m (→ 16th place)

Boxing

Men's Flyweight ( 51 kg)

Men's Welterweight ( 67 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

  • Jozsef Reder

Canoeing

Cycling

Four cyclists represented Hungary in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial

Equestrian

Fencing

19 fencers, 14 men and 5 women, represented Hungary in 1972. Hungary finished top of the fencing medal table with eight in total: two gold, four silver, and two bronze.[2]

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

Football

Men's Team Competition
  • First Round (Group C)
  • Defeated Iran (5-0)
  • Drew with Brazil (2-2)
  • Defeated Denmark (2-0)
  • Second Round (Group 1)
  • Defeated East Germany (2-0)
  • Defeated West Germany (4-1)
  • Defeated Mexico (2-0)
  • Final
  • Lost to Poland (2-1) → Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Gymnastics

Handball

Hungary's first two games resulted in victories over the United States and Japan, guaranteeing the team a berth in the second round regardless of the result of the third game. However, that loss to Yugoslavia carried over into the second round, putting the Hungarians at a disadvantage. Losses to Romania and West Germany put Hungary into last place in the division. The team played against Sweden for seventh and eighth places, losing 19-18.

Men's Team Competition:

Judo

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Hungary in 1972. András Balczó won an individual gold while the team won silver.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Balczó, Villányi, and Bakó - 15348 points (→ Silver Medal)

Alternate Member: Peter Kelemen

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Nine shooters represented Hungary in 1972. Lajos Papp won bronze in the 300 m rifle, three positions event.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
50 m running target

Swimming

Men's 100m Frbeestyle

  • Heat 54.71s (→ did not advance)
  • Heat 55.37s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat DNS (→ did not advance)

Volleyball

Water polo

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated The Netherlands (3-0)
  • Drew with West Germany (3-3)
  • Defeated Greece (6-1)
  • Defeated Australia (10-2)
  • Final Round (Group I)
  • Defeated Italy (8-7)
  • Defeated United States (5-3)
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (4-2)
  • Drew with Soviet Union (3-3) → Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. "Hungary at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  2. "Fencing: 1972 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2011-02-06.
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