Great Britain at the
1972 Summer Olympics
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Munich
Competitors284 (210 men and 74 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearers David Broome (opening)
Richard Meade (closing)
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold
4
Silver
5
Bronze
9
Total
18
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 284 competitors, 210 men and 74 women, took part in 159 events in 18 sports.[1] British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

The Great Britain team included 69-year-old equestrian Lorna Johnstone - the oldest British athlete ever to appear in the Olympic Games.

Medallists

Medals by sport
Sport
Total
Equestrian 2 1 0 3
Athletics 1 1 2 4
Sailing 1 1 0 2
Judo 0 1 2 3
Swimming 0 1 0 1
Boxing 0 0 3 3
Cycling 0 0 1 1
Shooting 0 0 1 1
Total 4 5 9 18

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1972 Summer Olympics

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Great Britain entered three men and three women. Their highest placing competitor was Lynne Evans, at 16th place in the women's competition.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 100 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 10.41
  • Heat, Round 2— 10.58
  • Semifinals — 10.52 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 10.54
  • Heat, Round 2— 10.53 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 10.58
  • Heat, Round 2— 10.60 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 21.26
  • Heat, Round 2— 21.41 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 46.46
  • Heat, Round 2— 46.11
  • Semifinals — 46.71 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 46.15
  • Heat, Round 2— 45.99
  • Semifinals — 45.91 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 46.48
  • Heat, Round 2— 47.10 (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.6
  • Semifinals — 1:46.5
  • Final — 1:46.6 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 1:47.5
  • Semifinals — 1:48.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 1:54.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:40.8
  • Semifinals — 3:38.2
  • Final — 3:39.0 (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 3:42.1
  • Semifinals — 3:45.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 3:45.3 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 13:33.0
  • Final — 13:27.6 (→ 3rd place)
  • Heat — 13:38.2
  • Final — 13:43.2 (→ 11th place)
  • Heat — 13:49.8
  • Final — 13:43.2 (→ 12th place)

Men's 10000 metres

  • Heat — 27:53.6
  • Final — 28:05.4(→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 28:31.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 28:46.8(→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's 110m Hurdles

  • Heat — 14.08
  • Semifinals — 14.24 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13.94
  • Semifinals — 14.37 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 14.31 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400m Hurdlles

  • Heat — 49.72
  • Semifinals — 49.66
  • Final — 48.52 (→ 3rd place)

Men's 3000m Steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:33.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:35.0 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:38.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

  • Heat — 39.63
  • Semifinals — 39.47 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

  • Semifinals — 3:01.3
  • Final — 3:00.5 (→ 2nd place)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.86
  • Final — 7.91 (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 7.64 (→ did not advance)

Men's Pole Vault

  • Qualification — 4.80 (→ did not advance)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualification — 18.94 (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus

  • Qualification — 57.24 (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 53.86 (→ did not advance)

Men's Javelin

  • Qualification — 74.68 (→ did not advance)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 66.32
  • Final — 68.18 (→ 16th place)
  • Qualification — 64.56 (→ did not advance)

Men's Decathlon

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Women's 100 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 11.52
  • Heat, Round 2— 11.57
  • Semifinals — 11.64(→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 11.55
  • Heat, Round 2— 11.58 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 11.45
  • Heat, Round 2— 11.72 (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 23.76
  • Heat, Round 2— 23.69
  • Semifinals — 24.03 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 23.97
  • Heat, Round 2— 23.72 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 24.04
  • Heat, Round 2— 24.05 (→ did not advance)

Women's 400 metres

  • Heat, Round 1— 53.67
  • Heat, Round 2— 53.01 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 53.31
  • Heat, Round 2— 53.29 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat, Round 1— 54.13 (→ did not advance)

Women's 800 metres

  • Heat — 2:03.6
  • Semifinals — 2:02.4
  • Final — 2:00.2 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 2:03.0 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 2:03.6 (→ did not advance)

Women's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 4:13.0
  • Semifinals — 4:07.4
  • Final — 4:04.8 (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 4:11.3
  • Semifinals — 4:09.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 4:14.9 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100m hurdles

  • Heat — 13.37 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13.53 (→ did not advance)

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Eleven cyclists represented Great Britain in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
  • Final — 1:09.45 (→ 17th place)
Tandem
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

19 fencers, 14 men and 5 women, represented Great Britain in 1972.

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

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Defeated Mexico (6-0)
  • Lost to India (0-5)
  • Lost to New Zealand (1-2)
  • Defeated Kenya (2-0)
  • Drew with Australia (1-1)
  • Defeated the Netherlands (3-1)
  • Defeated Poland (2-1)
  • Defeated Spain (2-0)
  • 5th/6th place: Lost to Australia (1-2) after extra time → 6th place

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

Alternate Member:

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Single Scull

  • Heat — 7:57.49
  • Repechage — 8:10.32
  • Semi Finals — 8:38.62
  • B-Final — 8:00.38 (→ 9th place)

Men's Double scull

  • (→ 5th place)

Men's Coxless pair

  • (→ 12th place)

Men's Coxed pair

  • Heat — 7:49.56
  • Repechage — 8:01.14
  • Semi Finals — 8:21.61
  • B-Final — 7:59.57 (→ 8th place)

Men's Coxless four

  • (→ 7th place)

Men's Coxed four

  • (→ 10th place)

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Flying Dutchman

Tempest

Finn

Dragon

Soling

Star

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Fourteen male shooters represented Great Britain in 1972. John Kynoch won bronze in the 50 m running target event.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
50 m running target
Trap
Skeet

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 54.70s (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 55.06s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:00.17 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 1:56.99 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 2:00.79 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 7:58.33
  • Final — 7:55.59 (→ 8th place)

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-02-12.