Canada at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeCAN
NOCCanadian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ca (in English and French)
in Munich. West Germany
August 26–September 11, 1972
Competitors208 (158 men and 50 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Doug Rogers
Medals
Ranked 27th
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Canada competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, held from 26 August to 11 September 1972. 208 competitors, 158 men and 50 women, took part in 136 events in 18 sports.[1] As the country hosted the next Olympics in Montreal, a Canadian segment was performed at the closing ceremony.

Medalists

Canada finished in 27th position in the final medal rankings, with two silver medals and three bronze medals.

Silver

Bronze

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1972 Summer Olympics

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Canada entered three men and three women. Their highest placing competitor was Donald Jackson, who finished in 6th place in the men's competition. His score was only 30 points below the bronze medal score.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 1,500 metres

Men's 5,000 metres

Men's High Jump

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Nine cyclists represented Canada in 1972.

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

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Six fencers, five men and one woman, represented Canada in 1972.

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

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Modern Pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Canada in 1972. It was the first time Canada had entered pentathletes at the Olympics, and the team was coached by Hungarian-born Joseph Bucsko (1930 - 1996).

Individual:

Team:

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's coxed pair

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Ten male shooters represented Canada in 1972.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap
Skeet

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

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Canada at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-02-11.