Mexico at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Mexico.svg
IOC codeMEX
NOCMexican Olympic Committee
Websitewww.com.org.mx (in Spanish)
in Munich
Competitors174 (152 men and 22 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Felipe Muñoz
Medals
Ranked 33rd
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Mexico competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 174 competitors, 152 men and 22 women, took part in 112 events in 20 sports.[1]

Medalists

Silver

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1972 Summer Olympics

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Mexico entered three men and three women. The women were much more successful than the men, though none of the archers won a medal. Their highest placing competitor was Francisca de Gutierrez, at 10th 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 5,000 metres

  • Heat — 13:58.2 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 13:45.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 10,000 metres

Men's Marathon

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight

Men's Featherweight

Men's Lightweight

Men's Welterweight

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated Alfredo Lemus (VEN), 4:1
  • Third Round — Defeated Christopher Elliott (IRL), TKO-3
  • Quarterfinals — Lost to Peter Tiepold (GDR), 0:5

Men's Middleweight

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Six cyclists represented Mexico in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
  • Final — 1:11.54 (→ 24th place)
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, all men, represented Mexico in 1972.

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

Football

Main article: Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Defeated Sudan (1-0)
  • Defeated Burma (1-0)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (1-4)
  • Drew with West Germany (1-1)
  • Lost to East Germany (0-7)
  • Lost to Hungary (0-2)
    • Did not advanceSeventh place

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Lost to Great Britain (0-6)
  • Lost to New Zealand (0-7)
  • Lost to Poland (0-3)
  • Lost to Australia (0-10)
  • Lost to the Netherlands (0-4)
  • Lost to India (0-8)
  • Lost to Kenya (1-2)
  • 15th/16th place: Lost to Uganda (1-4) → 16th 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 Mexico in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

Alternate Member:

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Single Sculls

  • Heat — 8:38.63
  • Repechage — 8:40.76 (→ did not advance)

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Ten shooters, nine men and one woman, represented Mexico in 1972.

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

  • Heat — 56.78s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — DNS (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 2:03.57 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400m Freestyle

Men's 1500m Freestyle

Men's 100m Backstroke

Men's 200m Backstroke

Men's 100m Breaststroke

Men's 200m Breaststroke

Men's 100m Butterfly

Men's 200m Butterfly

Men's 200m Individual Medley

Men's 400m Individual Medley

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — DNF (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 8:08.39 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

Women's 100m Freestyle

Women's 200m Freestyle

Women's 400m Freestyle

Women's 800m Freestyle

Women's 100m Backstroke

Women's 200m Backstroke

Women's 100m Breaststroke

Women's 200m Breaststroke

Women's 100m Butterfly

Women's 200m Butterfly

Women's 200m Individual Medley

Women's 400m Individual Medley

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Lost to Cuba (4-6)
  • Defeated Canada (7-3)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (3-5)
  • Lost to United States (5-7)
  • Lost to Romania (6-9) → Did not advance
  • Daniel Goméz Bilbao
  • Arturo Valencia Cadena
  • Alfredo Sauza Martinéz
  • Francisco Garcia Moreno
  • Juan Manuel Garcia Moreno
  • Raul Alanis Guerrero
  • Maximiliano Aguilar Salazar
  • Armando Fernandez Alatorre
  • Ricardo Chapa Galaviz
  • Rafael Azpeitia Lopez
  • Victor Manuel Garcia Romero

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

See also

References

  1. ^ "Mexico at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2014.