East Germany at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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East Germany at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of East Germany.svg
IOC codeGDR
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the GDR
in Munich
Competitors297 (231 men and 66 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Manfred Wolke
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
20
Silver
23
Bronze
23
Total
66
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 United 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]

Medalists[edit]

Gold[edit]

Silver[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

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 4 × 100 m Relay

Men's High Jump

  • Stefan Junge
    • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
    • Final — 2.21m (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Eleven cyclists represented East Germany in 1972.

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

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard:

Men's 10m Platform:

Women's 3m Springboard:

Women's 10m Platform:

Equestrian[edit]

Fencing[edit]

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

Men's épée
Men's team épée

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

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.

Judo[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Men's single sculls

  • Wolfgang Güldenpfennig
    • Heat — 7:46.31
    • Repechage — 8:05.19
    • Semi Finals — 8:16.35
    • Final — 7:14.45 (→ Med 3.png Bronze medal)

Men's double sculls

Men's coxless pair

Men's coxed pair

Men's coxless four

Men's coxed four

Men's eight

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Nine male shooters represented East Germany in 1972. Werner Lippoldt won bronze in the 50 m rifle, three positions and Michael Buchheim won bronze in the skeet.

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

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East Germany at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2011-02-12.