East Germany at the
1972 Summer Olympics
IOC codeGDR
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the GDR
in Munich
Competitors297 (231 men and 66 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Manfred Wolke
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
20
Silver
23
Bronze
23
Total
66
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)
East German team at the opening ceremony
East German team at the opening ceremony

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic, called DDR in the opening ceremony) competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 297 competitors, 231 men and 66 women, took part in 161 events in 18 sports.[1]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 800 metres

Men's 1500 metres

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

Men's High Jump

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Eleven cyclists represented East Germany in 1972.

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

Five fencers, all men, represented East Germany in 1972.

Men's épée
Men's team épée

Football

Main article: Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

As expected, the East Germans dominated the first round, defeating Iceland, Tunisia, and Czechoslovakia in turn to win their division. The second round began with a loss to the Soviet Union. Czechoslovakia's wins over the Soviet Union and Sweden meant that the East Germans had to defeat Sweden as well just to tie the Czechoslovakian team in the standings, which they did. However, the tie-breaker went against the East Germans and they placed second in the division. They played the other division's second place team, Romania in the bronze medal game and lost, receiving fourth place.

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's single sculls

Men's double sculls

Men's coxless pair

Men's coxed pair

Men's coxless four

Men's coxed four

Men's eight

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Nine male shooters represented East Germany in 1972. Werner Lippoldt won bronze in the 50 m rifle, three positions and Michael Buchheim won bronze in the skeet.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
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

Volleyball

Main article: Volleyball 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. ^ "East Germany at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2011-02-12.