Australia at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Munich
Competitors168 (139 men, 29 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearers 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)

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]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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:

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 800 metres

Men's 1.500 metres

Men's 5.000 metres

Men's 3.000m Steeplechase

Men's High Jump

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Ten cyclists represented Australia in 1972.

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

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 3m Springboard:

Men's 10m Platform:

Women's 10m Platform:

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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

Men's foil
Women's foil

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Two male pentathletes represented Australia in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Four male shooters represented Australia in 1972.

25 m pistol
50 m rifle, prone
Trap

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 100m Freestyle

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

Main article: Water polo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

See also

References

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-02-09.