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
IOC codeFRG
NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation
Websitewww.dosb.de (in German) (in English) (in French)
in Munich
Competitors423 (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)

Medalists

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

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

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:

  • Ursula Bueschking - 2200 points (→ 30th place)
  • Carla Nolpa - 2165 points (→ 35th place)

Men's Individual Competition:

  • Siegfried Ortmann - 2390 points (→ 14th place)

Athletics

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)

Basketball

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

Boxing

Men's Flyweight ( 51 kg)

  • First Round Defeated Phar Khong (CMB), walk-over
  • Second Round Lost to Orn-Chim Chawalit (THA), 1:4


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)

Canoeing

Cycling

17 cyclists represented West Germany in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
  • Final 1:07.21 (→ 4th place)
Tandem
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

Diving

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Norbert Huda 524.16 points (→ 8th place)
  • Gerhard Hölzl 327.42 points (→ 19th place)
  • Reinhard vom Bauer 299.79 points (→ 30th place)

Men's 10m Platform

  • Karl-Heinz Schwemmer 281.55 points (→ 16th place)
  • Bernd Wucherpfennig 267.87 points (→ 24th place)
  • Klaus Konzorr 260.01 points (→ 30th place)

Women's 3m Springboard

  • Michaela Herweck 261.78 points (→ 13th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Maxie Michael 183.48 points (→ 15th place)
  • Ursula Sapp 162.39 points (→ 24th place)

Equestrian

Fencing

19 fencers, 13 men and 6 women, represented West Germany in 1972.

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:

Gymnastics

Handball

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

Hockey

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

Judo

Modern pentathlon

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

Rowing

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)

Sailing

Shooting

Fourteen male shooters represented West Germany in 1972. Konrad Wirnhier won gold in the skeet.

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

Swimming

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)

Volleyball

Water polo

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

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

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