Poland at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Poland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Poland
IOC code  POL
NOC Polish Olympic Committee
Website www.pkol.pl (Polish)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 290 (252 men and 38 women) in 22 sports
Medals
Rank: 7
Gold
7
Silver
5
Bronze
9
Total
21
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Austria (1908–1912)
Russian Empire (1912)

Poland competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 290 competitors, 252 men and 38 women, took part in 150 events in 22 sports.1

Medalists

Med 1.png Gold

Med 2.png Silver

Med 3.png Bronze

Archery

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Poland entered one man and three women. They took home a silver medal in the women's competition.

Women's:

Men's:

Athletics

Men's 100 metres

Men's 800 metres

  • Andrzej Kupczyk
    • Heat — 1:48.5
    • Semifinals — 1:46.7
    • Final — 1:47.1 (→ 7th place)

Men's 1,500 metres

Men's 5,000 metres

Men's 4x100m Relay

Men's High Jump

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Daniela Jaworska
    • Qualification Round — 52.40 m (→ did not advance, 14th place)

Basketball

Men's Team Competition

  • Poland - 10th place
  • Preliminary round - (2-5)
  • Semi–Final - defeated Spain (87 - 76)
  • Final - lost to Australia (83 -91)

Boxing

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

Men's Tandem

Diving

Equestrianism

Fencing

20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented Poland in 1972.

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

Football

Men's Team Competition
  • Poland - gold medal
  • First round: 3-0-0
  • Second round: 2-1-0
  • Gold medal match: defeated Hungary, 1-0

Gymnastics

Handball

Poland tied Sweden and defeated Denmark but lost to the Soviet Union in the first round to finish in third place in the division. This put the team into the ninth- to twelfth-place consolation round, where they defeated Iceland to set up a match with Norway for ninth and tenth places. Poland lost this match.

Men's:

  • Poland - 10th place (2-2-1)

Hockey

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Defeated Kenya (1-0)
    • Lost to The Netherlands (2-4)
    • Defeated Mexico (3-0)
    • Drew with India (2-2)
    • Drew with New Zealand (3-3)
    • Lost to Australia (0-1)
    • Lost to Great Britain (1-2)
  • Semi Final Round
    • Lost to Australia (1-2)
  • Classification Match
    • 11th/12th place: Defeated France (7-4) after extra time → 11th place

Judo

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Poland in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Wach, Pyciak-Peciak, and Skwira — 14285 points (→ 9th place)

Alternate Member:

  • Krysztof Trybusiewicz

Rowing

Men's Coxed Pairs

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Men's 100m Freestyle

Men's 200m Freestyle

Volleyball

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to Czechoslovakia (0-3)
    • Defeated Tunisia (3-0)
    • Lost to South Korea (1-3)
    • Lost to Bulgaria (2-3)
    • Lost to Soviet Union (2-3)
  • Classification Match
    • 9th/10th place: Defeated Cuba (3-0) → Ninth place
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "Poland at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 







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