Sweden at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeSWE
NOCSwedish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sok.se (in Swedish and English)
in Munich
Competitors131 (104 men and 27 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Jan Jönsson
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
4
Silver
6
Bronze
6
Total
16
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Sweden competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 131 competitors, 104 men and 27 women, took part in 90 events in 18 sports.[1]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1972 Summer Olympics

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Sweden entered three men and two women. Gunnar Jervill won a silver medal in the men's competition.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:40.4
  • Semifinals — 3:39.4 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 3:41.5
  • Semifinals — 3:43.6 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 13:57.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
  • Final — 2.15m (→ 11th place)

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Five cyclists represented Sweden in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial

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

Six fencers, five men and one woman, represented Sweden in 1972.

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

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Summary

Key:

Team Event Preliminary Round Second Round Final / BM / Pl.
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Rank
Sweden men's Men's tournament  Poland
D 13–13
 Soviet Union
D 11–11
 Denmark
W 16–10
1 Q  Czechoslovakia
L 12–15
 East Germany
L 11–14
4  Hungary
W 19–18
7
Men's Team Competition

In a very tight division for the first round, Sweden came out in first place after a tie-breaker with the Soviet Union. Both teams had tied twice (Sweden had tied Poland and the Soviet Union) and won once. Sweden's victory was over Denmark. Both teams advanced to the second round with a 0-0-1 record to start, already behind East Germany which had defeated Czechoslovakia to enter with a 1-0-0 record. Sweden lost its games to those two opponents while the Soviet Union split its pair, dropping the Swedes to fourth place in the division. They played against Hungary for seventh and eighth places, winning 19-18.

  • Sweden – Poland 13-13 (5-7)
  • Sweden – Soviet Union 11-11 (4-3)
  • Sweden – Denmark 16-10 (8-4)
  • Sweden – Czechoslovakia 12-15 (6-7)
  • Sweden – East Germany 11-14 (6-8)
  • Sweden – Hungary 19-18 (11-8) → 7th 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 Sweden in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's Single Sculls

  • Heat — 8:12.92
  • Repechage — 8:11.07 (→ did not advance)

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Ten male shooters represented Sweden in 1972. Ragnar Skanåker won gold in the 50 m pistol 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 — DNS (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:01.34 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 2:00.02 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 1:59.42 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 7:57.54
  • Final — 7:47.37 (→ 4th place)

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Sweden at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2014.