Spain at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg
IOC codeESP
NOCSpanish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coe.es (in Spanish)
in Munich
Competitors123 (118 men and 5 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Francisco Fernández Ochoa
Medals
Ranked 43rd
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Spain competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 123 competitors, 118 men and 5 women, took part in 59 events in 17 sports.[1]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Enrique Rodríguez Boxing Light flyweight 10 September

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1972 Summer Olympics

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Spain entered one man and one woman. Their highest placing competitor was Maria Teresa Romero, at 13th 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 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.5
  • Semifinals — 1:47.7 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — DNS (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

  • Heat — DNF (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

  • 9th-12th place: Spain — Poland 76-87
  • 11th-12th place: Spain — West Germany 84-83 → 11th place

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Eight cyclists represented Spain in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
Individual pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 10m Platform

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrianism

Main article: Equestrian 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

Spain lost all three of its first-round games, to West Germany, Romania, and Norway. The fourth-place finish put Spain into the thirteenth- to sixteenth-place consolation round, where they lost their game against the United States to set up a fifteenth and sixteenth place match against Tunisia. Spain won this game, 23-20.

  • Spain — West Germany 10-13
  • Spain — Romania 12-15
  • Spain — Norway 17-19
  • 13th-16th place: Spain — United States 20-22
  • 15th-16th place: Spain — Tunisia 23-20 → 15th place

Hockey

Main article: Hockey at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

  • 5th-8th place: Spain — Great Britain 0-2
  • 7th-8th place: Spain — Malaysia 2-1 → 7th place

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Nine male shooters represented Spain in 1972.

Open
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Juan Ávalos Skeet 182 45
José Luis Calvo 50 m rifle prone 587 64
Damián Cerdá 25 m rapid fire pistol 586 15
Luis del Cerro 50 m rifle prone 590 49
Jaime González 25 m rapid fire pistol 592 5
Miguel Marina Skeet 192 11
Severino Requejo 50 m free pistol 536 41
Ricardo Sancho Trap 191 9
Eladio Vallduvi 191 10

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 53.70s
  • Semifinals — 53.92s (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:38.77
  • Final — 3:38.21 (→ 8th place)

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

  • Spain — Japan 6-4
  • Spain — Italy 2-6
  • Spain — Soviet Union 5-8
  • Spain — Bulgaria 6-4
  • Spain — Romania 4-7
  • Spain — Australia 8-4
  • Spain — Cuba 3-4
  • Spain — Netherlands 5-7 → 10th place

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

References

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