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East Germany at the 1972 Summer Olympics

East Germany at the Olympic Games

Flag of the German Democratic Republic
IOC code  GDR
NOC National Olympic Committee of the GDR
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 297 (231 men and 66 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Manfred Wolke
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
20
Silver
23
Bronze
23
Total
66
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Germany (1896–1936, 1992–)
Unified Team of Germany (1956–1964)
East German team at the opening ceremony

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic, called DDR in the opening ceremony) competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 297 competitors, 231 men and 66 women, took part in 161 events in 18 sports.[1]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
    • Silver 1.2
    • Bronze 1.3
  • Athletics 2
  • Boxing 3
  • Canoeing 4
  • Cycling 5
  • Diving 6
  • Equestrianism 7
  • Fencing 8
  • Football 9
  • Gymnastics 10
  • Handball 11
  • Judo 12
  • Rowing 13
  • Sailing 14
  • Shooting 15
  • Swimming 16
  • Volleyball 17
  • Weightlifting 18
  • Wrestling 19
  • References 20

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Men's 800 metres

  • Dieter Fromm
    • Heat — 1:46.9
    • Semifinals — 1:48.1
    • Final — 1:48.0 (→ 8th place)

Men's 1500 metres

Men's 4x100m Relay

Men's High Jump

  • Stefan Junge
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.21m (→ Silver Medal)

Boxing

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Eleven cyclists represented East Germany in 1972.

Individual road race
Sprint
1000m time trial
Tandem
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

Diving

Men's 3m Springboard:

Men's 10m Platform:

Women's 3m Springboard:

Women's 10m Platform:

Equestrianism

Fencing

Five fencers, all men, represented East Germany in 1972.

Men's épée
Men's team épée

Football

Gymnastics

Handball

Men's Team Competition

As expected, the East Germans dominated the first round, defeating Iceland, Tunisia, and Czechoslovakia in turn to win their division. The second round began with a loss to the Soviet Union. Czechoslovakia's wins over the Soviet Union and Sweden meant that the East Germans had to defeat Sweden as well just to tie the Czechoslovakian team in the standings, which they did. However, the tie-breaker went against the East Germans and they placed second in the division. They played the other division's second place team, Romania in the bronze medal game and lost, receiving fourth place.

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • East Germany – Iceland 16-11 (7-6)
    • East Germany – Tunisia 21-9 (11-2)
    • East Germany – Czechoslovakia 14-12 (5-4)
  • Second Round (Group A)
    • East Germany – Soviet Union 8-11 (4-4)
    • East Germany – Sweden 14-11 (8-6)
  • Bronze Medal Game
    • East Germany – Romania 16-19 (8-11) → 4th place

Judo

Rowing

Men's Single Sculls

  • Wolfgang Güldenpfennig
    • Heat — 7:46.31
    • Repechage — 8:05.19
    • Semi Finals — 8:16.35
    • Final — 7:14.45 (→ Bronze Medal)

Men's Coxed Pairs

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Peter Bruch
    • Heat — 54.25s
    • Semifinals — 53.97s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Udo Poser
    • Heat — 1:57.23 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Volleyball

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Defeated Cuba (3-0)
    • Defeated Brazil (3-1)
    • Lost to Japan (0-3)
    • Defeated West Germany (3-0)
    • Defeated Romania (3-0)
  • Semifinals
    • Defeated Soviet Union (3-1)
  • Final
    • Lost to Japan (1-3) → Silver Medal

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "East Germany at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
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