Netherlands at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
IOC codeNED
(HOL used at these Games)
NOCDutch Olympic Committee*
Dutch Sports Federation
Websitewww.nocnsf.nl (in Dutch)
in Munich
Competitors119 (90 men and 29 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Nico Spits
Medals
Ranked 16th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The Netherlands competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 119 competitors, 90 men and 29 women, took part in 72 events in 16 sports.[1]

Medalists

The Netherlands finished in 16th position in the final medal rankings, with three gold medals and five medals overall.

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:51.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:41.4
  • Semifinals — 3:44.4 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Lost to János Kajdi (HUN), 1:4

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 the Netherlands in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
  • Final — 1:08.09 (→ 11th place)
Tandem
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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

One fencer represented the Netherlands in 1972.

Men's sabre

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Drew with India (1-1)
  • Defeated Poland (4-2)
  • Defeated Kenya (5-1)
  • Defeated New Zealand (2-0)
  • Defeated Mexico (4-0)
  • Lost to Great Britain (1-3)
  • Defeated Australia (3-2)
  • Lost to West Germany (0-3)
  • Lost to India (1-2) → 4th 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 the Netherlands in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Coxless Pairs

  • Heat — 7:26.80
  • Repechage — 7:38.51
  • Semi Finals — 7:41.86
  • Final — 6:58.70 (→
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    Bronze Medal)

Men's Coxed Pairs

  • Heat — 8:00.15
  • Repechage — 8:17.37 (→ did not advance)

Men's Coxed Fours

  • Heat — 6:53.30
  • Semi Finals — 7:23.66
  • B-Final — 7:05.83 (→ 7th place)

Men's Eights

  • Heat — 6:13.03
  • Semi Finals — 6:31.70
  • B-Final — 6:23.55 (→ 9th place)

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Three male shooters represented Netherlands in 1972.

50 m rifle, prone
Skeet

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 200m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 1:58.78 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Men's 400m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 4:11.72 (→ did not advance, 17th place)

Men's 1500m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 16:34.77 (→ did not advance, 12th place)

Men's 100m Backstroke

  1. Heat – 1:00.76
  2. Semi Final – 1:00.48 (→ did not advance, 9th place)

Men's 200m Backstroke

  1. Heat – 2:10.56 (→ did not advance, 9th place)

Men's 200m Individual Medley

  1. Heat – 2:17.14 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Men's 400m Individual Medley

  1. Heat – 4:50.70 (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  1. Heat – 3:41.36 (→ did not advance, 11th place)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  1. Heat – 8:00.87 (→ did not advance, 10th place)

Women's 100m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 1:00.02
  2. Semi Final – 59.75
  3. Final – 1:00.09 (→ 8th place)
  1. Heat – 1:00.82
  2. Semi Final – 1:00.79 (→ did not advance, 12th place)
  1. Heat – 1:00.76
  2. Semi Final – 1:00.84 (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Women's 200m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 2:08.58
  2. Final – 2:08.40 (→ 6th place)
  1. Heat – 2:09.09
  2. Final – 2:09.41 (→ 7th place)

Women's 400m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 4:31.76
  2. Final – 4:29.70 (→ 7th place)
  1. Heat – 4:29.94
  2. Final – 4:31.51 (→ 8th place)

Women's 800m Freestyle

  1. Heat – 9:21.13
  2. Final – 9:16.69 (→ 7th place)

Women's 100m Backstroke

  1. Heat – 1:06.71
  2. Semi Final – 1:06.49
  3. Final – 1:06.82 (→ 6th place)
  1. Heat – 1:09.55 (→ did not advance, 21st place)
  1. Heat – 1:09.14
  2. Semi Final – 1:09.11 (→ did not advance, 16th place)

Women's 200m Backstroke

  1. Heat – 2:23.70
  2. Final – 2:23.70 (→ 6th place)
  1. Heat – 2:29.17 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 100m Breaststroke

  1. Heat – 1:18.79 (→ did not advance, 20th place)
  1. Heat – 1:19.38 (→ did not advance, 28th place)

Women's 200m Breaststroke

  1. Heat – 2:28.49 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  1. Heat – 2:28.18 (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Women's 100m Butterfly

  1. Heat – 1:06.89
  2. Semi Final – 1:06.78 (→ did not advance, 12th place)

Women's 200m Butterfly

  1. Heat – 2:24.20 (→ did not advance, 9th place)

Women's 200m Individual Medley

  1. Heat – 2:28.99 (→ did not advance, 12th place)
  1. Heat – 2:32.59 (→ did not advance, 26th place)
  1. Heat – 2:32.92 (→ did not advance, 30th place)

Women's 400m Individual Medley

  1. Heat – 5:41.99 (→ did not advance, 11th place)
  1. Heat – 5:22.09 (→ did not advance, 21st place)
  1. Heat – 5:24.00 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  1. Heat – 4:02.70
  2. Final – 4:01.49 (→ 5th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  1. Heat – 4:32.20
  1. Final – 4:29.99 (→ 5th place)

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Lost to Hungary (0-3)
  • Defeated Australia (4-2)
  • Drew with West Germany (4-4)
  • Defeated Greece (6-2)
  • Defeated Bulgaria (5-2)
  • Defeated Cuba (8-6)
  • Drew with Romania (5-5)
  • Defeated Spain (7-5) → 7th place

References

  1. ^ "Netherlands at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-02-19.