Archery
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueEnglischer Garten
Dates7–10 September
No. of events2 (1 men, 1 women)
Competitors95 from 27 nations
← 1920
1976 →

Archery at the 1972 Summer Olympics consisted of two medal events, one for men and one for women.[1]

Each event was composed of two FITA rounds. Each of those FITA rounds consisted of the archers shooting 36 arrows at targets at 4 different distances, for a total of 144 arrows. The distances were 90, 70, 50, and 30 metres for men and 70, 60, 50, and 30 metres for women. 18 nations competed in both the men's and women's events, while 3 competed in only the women's and 6 competed only in the men's.

Medal summary

Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
details
John Williams
 United States
Gunnar Jervill
 Sweden
Kyösti Laasonen
 Finland
Women's individual
details
Doreen Wilber
 United States
Irena Szydłowska
 Poland
Emma Gapchenko
 Soviet Union

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)2002
2 Poland (POL)0101
 Sweden (SWE)0101
4 Finland (FIN)0011
 Soviet Union (URS)0011
Totals (5 nations)2226

Participating nations

Nation Men's Individual Women's Individual Total
 Australia 2 1 3
 Belgium 3 0 3
 Canada 3 3 6
 Denmark 2 2 4
 Finland 3 0 3
 France 3 2 5
 Great Britain 3 3 6
 Hungary 1 1 2
 Indonesia 0 1 1
 Italy 3 0 3
 Japan 3 1 4
 Luxembourg 1 1 2
 Mexico 3 3 6
 Mongolia 1 2 3
 New Zealand 1 0 1
 North Korea 0 3 3
 Norway 3 1 4
 Philippines 3 0 3
 Poland 1 3 4
 Puerto Rico 1 0 1
 Republic of China 0 1 1
 Soviet Union 3 3 6
 Spain 1 1 2
 Sweden 3 2 5
 Switzerland 3 1 4
 United States 3 3 6
 West Germany 2 2 4
Total athletes 55 40 95
Total NOCs 24 21 27

References

  1. ^ "Archery at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 March 2020.