Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, 38 events in athletics were contested, 24 for men and 14 for women. There were a total number of 1324 participating athletes from 104 countries.

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Medal summary

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Valeriy Borzov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
10.14 Robert Taylor
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.24 Lennox Miller
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
10.33
200 metres
details
Valeriy Borzov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
20.00 Larry Black
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20.19 Pietro Mennea
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
20.30
400 metres
details
Vincent Matthews
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
44.66 Wayne Collett
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
44.80 Julius Sang
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
44.92
800 metres
details
Dave Wottle
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:45.86 Yevhen Arzhanov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1:45.89 Mike Boit
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1:46.01
1500 metres
details
Pekka Vasala
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
3:36.33 Kipchoge Keino
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
3:36.81 Rod Dixon
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
3:37.46
5000 metres
details
Lasse Virén
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
13:26.42
(OR)
Mohammed Gammoudi
Pre-1999 Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia
13:27.33 Ian Stewart
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
13:27.61
10,000 metres
details
Lasse Virén
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
27:38.35
(WR)
Emiel Puttemans
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
27:39.58 Miruts Yifter
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg  Ethiopia
27:40.96
110 metres hurdles
details
Rod Milburn
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.24
(WR)
Guy Drut
Flag of France.svg  France
13.34 Thomas Hill
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.48
400 metres hurdles
details
John Akii-Bua
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
47.82
(WR)
Ralph Mann
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
48.51 David Hemery
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
48.52
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Kipchoge Keino
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:23.64
(OR)
Ben Jipcho
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:24.62 Tapio Kantanen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
8:24.66
4×100 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Larry Black
Robert Taylor
Gerald Tinker
Eddie Hart
38.19
(WR)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Aleksandr Kornelyuk
Vladimir Lovetskiy
Yuris Silovs
Valeriy Borzov
38.50Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Jobst Hirscht
Karlheinz Klotz
Gerhard Wucherer
Klaus Ehl
38.79
4×400 metres relay
details
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
Charles Asati
Munyoro Nyamau
Robert Ouko
Julius Sang
2:59.83Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Martin Reynolds
Alan Pascoe
David Hemery
David Jenkins
3:00.46Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Gilles Bertould
Daniel Velasques
Francis Kerbiriou
Jacques Carette
3:00.65
Marathon
details
Frank Shorter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:12:19.8 Karel Lismont
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
2:14:31.8 Mamo Wolde
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg  Ethiopia
2:15:08.4
20 kilometres walk
details
Peter Frenkel
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:26:42.4
(OR)
Volodymyr Holubnychy
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1:26:55.2 Hans-Georg Reimann
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:27:16.6
50 kilometres walk
details
Bernd Kannenberg
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
3:56:11.6 Veniamin Soldatenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
3:58:24.0 Larry Young
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:00:46.0
High jump
details
Jüri Tarmak
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
2.23 m Stefan Junge
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
2.21 m Dwight Stones
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2.21 m
Pole vault
details
Wolfgang Nordwig
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
5.50 m
(OR)
Robert Seagren
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
5.40 m Jan Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
5.35 m
Long jump
details
Randy Williams
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.24 m Hans Baumgartner
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
8.18 m Arnie Robinson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.03 m
Triple jump
details
Viktor Saneyev
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
17.35 m Jörg Drehmel
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
17.31 m Nelson Prudêncio
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
17.05 m
Shot put
details
Władysław Komar
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
21.18 m
(OR)
George Woods
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.17 m Hartmut Briesenick
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
21.14 m
Discus throw
details
Ludvík Daněk
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
64.40 m Jay Silvester
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
63.50 m Ricky Bruch
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
63.40 m
Hammer throw
details
Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
75.50 m
(OR)
Jochen Sachse
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
74.96 m Vasili Khmelevski
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
74.04 m
Javelin throw
details
Klaus Wolfermann
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
90.48 m
(OR)
Jānis Lūsis
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
90.46 m Bill Schmidt
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
84.42 m
Decathlon
details
Mykola Avilov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
8454 pts
(WR)
Leonid Lytvynenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
8035 pts Ryszard Katus
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
7984 pts

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Renate Stecher
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
11.07
(WR)
Raelene Boyle
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
11.23 Silvia Chibás
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
11.24
200 metres
details
Renate Stecher
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
22.40
(=WR)
Raelene Boyle
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
22.45 Irena Szewińska
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
22.74
400 metres
details
Monika Zehrt
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
51.08 Rita Wilden
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
51.21 Kathy Hammond
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
51.64
800 metres
details
Hildegard Falck
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1:58.55
(OR)
Nijolė Sabaitė
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1:58.65 Gunhild Hoffmeister
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1:59.19
1500 metres
details
Ludmila Bragina
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
4:01.38
(WR)
Gunhild Hoffmeister
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
4:02.83 Paola Pigni
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
4:02.85
100 metres hurdles
details
Annelie Ehrhardt
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
12.59
(WR)
Valeria Bufanu
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
12.84 Karin Balzer
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
12.90
4×100 metres relay
details
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Christiane Krause
Ingrid Becker
Annegret Richter
Heide Rosendahl
42.81Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Evelin Kaufer
Christina Heinich
Bärbel Struppert
Renate Stecher
42.95Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
Marlene Elejarde
Carmen Valdés
Fulgencia Romay
Silvia Chibás
43.36
4×400 metres relay
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Dagmar Käsling
Rita Kühne
Helga Seidler
Monika Zehrt
3:22.95Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Mable Fergerson
Madeline Manning
Cheryl Toussaint
Kathy Hammond
3:25.15Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Anette Rückes
Inge Bödding
Hildegard Falck
Rita Wilden
3:26.51
High jump
details
Ulrike Meyfarth
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1.92 m
(=WR)
Yordanka Blagoeva
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
1.88 m Ilona Gusenbauer
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1.88 m
Long jump
details
Heide Rosendahl
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
6.78 m Diana Yorgova
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
6.77 m Eva Šuranová
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
6.67 m
Shot put
details
Nadezhda Chizhova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
21.03 m
(WR)
Margitta Gummel
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
20.22 m Ivanka Khristova
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
19.35 m
Discus throw
details
Faina Melnik
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
66.62 m
(OR)
Argentina Menis
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
65.06 m Vasilka Stoeva
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
64.34 m
Javelin throw
details
Ruth Fuchs
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
63.88 m
(OR)
Jacqueline Todten
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
62.54 m Kate Schmidt
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
59.94 m
Pentathlon
details
Mary Peters
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
4801 pts
(WR)
Heide Rosendahl
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
4791 pts Burglinde Pollak
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
4768 pts

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)97117
2Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)87520
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)68822
4Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)63211
5Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)3014
6Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)2226
7Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1124
8Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland  (POL)1023
9Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)1012
10Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)1001
11Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)0224
12Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)0202
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)0202
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania  (ROU)0202
15Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0112
16Pre-1999 Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia  (TUN)0101
17Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)0022
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)0022
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0022
20Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0011
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil  (BRA)0011
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)0011
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0011
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0011
Totals (24 nations)383838114

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Coordinates: 48°10′23″N11°32′48″E / 48.1731°N 11.5467°E / 48.1731; 11.5467