Hungary at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Hungary.svg
IOC codeHUN
NOCHungarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpia.hu (in Hungarian and English)
in Munich
Competitors232 (187 men and 45 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Gergely Kulcsár
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
6
Silver
13
Bronze
16
Total
35
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Hungary competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 232 competitors, 187 men and 45 women, took part in 134 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, Hungary entered one man and one woman. Their highest placing competitor was Hamvas Agnes Hajdene, at 22nd place in the women's competition.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:49.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 2.15 m
  • Final — 2.18 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 2.15 m
  • Final — 2.15 m (→ 6th place)
  • Qualification Round — 2.09 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 61.58 m
  • Final — 62.62 m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 60.60 m
  • Final — 60.60 m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualifying Round — 60.34 m
  • Final — 57.92 m (→ 12th place)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 1.76m
  • Final — 1.79m (→ 16th place)

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Four cyclists represented Hungary in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial

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 Hungary in 1972. Hungary finished top of the fencing medal table with eight in total: two gold, four silver, and two bronze.[2]

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

Football

Main article: Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Defeated Iran (5-0)
  • Drew with Brazil (2-2)
  • Defeated Denmark (2-0)
  • Defeated East Germany (2-0)
  • Defeated West Germany (4-1)
  • Defeated Mexico (2-0)
  • Lost to Poland (2-1) →
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    Silver Medal

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Hungary's first two games resulted in victories over the United States and Japan, guaranteeing the team a berth in the second round regardless of the result of the third game. However, that loss to Yugoslavia carried over into the second round, putting the Hungarians at a disadvantage. Losses to Romania and West Germany put Hungary into last place in the division. The team played against Sweden for seventh and eighth places, losing 19–18.

Men's Team Competition:

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Hungary in 1972. András Balczó won an individual gold while the team won silver.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

Alternate Member: Peter Kelemen

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

Nine shooters represented Hungary in 1972. Lajos Papp won bronze in the 300 m rifle, three positions 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

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 100m Frbeestyle

  • Heat — 54.71s (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 55.37s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — DNS (→ did not advance)

Volleyball

Main article: Volleyball at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Defeated The Netherlands (3-0)
  • Drew with West Germany (3-3)
  • Defeated Greece (6-1)
  • Defeated Australia (10-2)
  • Defeated Italy (8-7)
  • Defeated United States (5-3)
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (4-2)
  • Drew with Soviet Union (3-3) →
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    Silver Medal

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Hungary at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  2. ^ "Fencing: 1972 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2011-02-06.