Switzerland at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Munich
Competitors151 (122 men and 29 women) in 17 sports
Medals
Ranked 26th
Gold
0
Silver
3
Bronze
0
Total
3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Switzerland competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 151 competitors, 122 men and 29 women, took part in 116 events in 17 sports.[1]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Xaver Kurmann Cycling Individual Pursuit
 Silver Alfred Bachmann
Heinrich Fischer
Rowing Men's coxless pair September 2
 Silver Guy Evéquoz
Daniel Giger
Christian Kauter
Peter Lötscher
François Suchanecki
Fencing Men's team épée September 9

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1972 Summer Olympics

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Switzerland entered three men but only one woman. Their highest placing competitor was Lucien Trepper, at 10th place in the men's competition.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.5
  • Semifinals — 1:48.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:43.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 14:54.4 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification Round — 2.09m (→ did not advance)

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Ten cyclists represented Switzerland in 1972.

Individual road race
Team time trial
1000m time trial
  • Final — 1:07.71 (→ 7th place)
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 10m Platform

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

12 fencers, 10 men and 2 women, represented Switzerland in 1972.

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

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Switzerland 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 — 8:00.20
  • Repechage — 8:04.81
  • Semi Finals — 8:16.95
  • Final — 7:31.99 (→ 6th place)

Men's Coxed Pairs

  • Heat — 7:46.03
  • Repechage — 8:11.53
  • Semi Finals — 8:32.34
  • B-Final — 8:05.54 (→ 12th place)

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Eight male shooters represented Switzerland.

25 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 55.08s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:03.14 (→ did not advance)

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Switzerland at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2016.