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1972 Olympic Games Munich - Men's 3000 m steeple

 

 

Host City: München, West Germany Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final
Date Started: September 1, 1972
Date Finished: September 7, 1972
(Competitors: 49; Countries: 29; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Overview by IAAF 1972_olympic_stadium.jpg 
Kantanen set an Olympic record of 8:24.8 in the first heat, and Biwott improved this in the final heat to 8:23.73, with Kipcho (8:31.6) and Päivärinta (8:29.0) taking the other preliminaries. World record holder Kerry O’Brien (AUS) failed to qualify after losing a shoe in a heat, won by Jipcho. The final saw no-one willing to lead, with the result that the first kilometre was run in 2:54.4, and the pace was improved only slightly at 2000m, where Malinowski led in 5:44.8. Keino eased into the lead with 500m to go, with Biwott third, and Jipcho moving up fast on the outside. At the bell Keino led with Jipcho, and as the Kenyans turned the screw, only Kantanen could stay in contact. Keino came out of the water jump ahead of Jipcho, who was then overtaken by Kantanen. Keino had too much speed for Kantanen to cope with on the run-in, while Jipcho caught the Finn in the last few metres.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The 1971 European Champion had been France's Jean-Paul Villain while the 1970 Commonwealth Games Champion had been Australian Tony Manning. Defending champion Amos Biwott had finished third to Manning at the Commonwealth Games, with his Kenyan teammate Ben Jipcho winning the silver medal. The world record holder was Australia's Kerry O'Brien who had run 8:22.0 in 1970. The final was started at a snail's pace, and improved only slightly to the second kilometer, after which the pace got very fast. This strung out the field and only Jipcho, Finland's Tapio Kantanen and Jipcho's teammate, Kip Keino, were together on the last lap. Keino had the best speed, having won the 1,500 metres at the 1968 Olympics. He ran away from Kantanen on the final straight as Jipcho also passed the Finn for the silver medal.
 
 
Results
3000 m steeple Men Final 7 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.23.64 Kipchoge Keino Kenya KEN 17 Jan 40
2 8.24.62 Ben Jipcho Kenya KEN 1 Mar 43
3 8.24.66 Tapio Kantanen Finland FIN 31 May 49
4 8.27.92 Bronisław Malinowski Poland POL 4 Jun 51
5 8.29.06 Dusan Moravcik Czechoslovakia TCH 27 May 48
6 8.33.60 Amos Biwott Kenya KEN 8 Sep 47
7 8.34.60 Romualdas Bite Soviet Union URS 3 Jan 44
8 8.37.17 Pekka Päivärinta Finland FIN 4 May 49
9 8.37.66 Takaharu Koyama Japan JPN 8 Jul 48
10 8.41.00 Mikko Ala-Leppilampi Finland FIN 24 Jul 43
11 8.46.72 Jean-Paul Villain France FRA 1 Nov 46
12 9.02.59 Mikhail Zhelev Bulgaria BUL 15 Jul 43
3000 m steeple Men Heat 1 1 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.24.8a Tapio Kantanen Finland FIN 31 May 49
2 8.27.6a Kipchoge Keino Kenya KEN 17 Jan 40
3 8.29.8a Takaharu Koyama Japan JPN 8 Jul 48
4 8.33.8a Gheorghe Cefan Romania ROU 16 Feb 47
5 8.33.8a Andy Holden Great Britain GBR 22 Oct 48
6 8.35.8a Toni Feldmann Switzerland SUI 20 Sep 48
7 8.39.0a Steve Savage United States USA 6 Jun 48
8 8.41.2a Gérard Buchheit France FRA 30 Sep 48
9 8.41.34 Filbert Bayi Tanzania TAN 23 Jun 53 NJR
9 8.41.4a Filbert Bayi Tanzania TAN 23 Jun 53
10 8.45.0a Vitus Ashaba Uganda UGA 21 Apr 43
11 8.49.8a Tadeusz Zielinski Poland POL 15 Mar 46
12 9.03.0a Wigmar Pedersen Denmark DEN 9 Oct 46
3000 m steeple Men Heat 2 1 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.31.6a Ben Jipcho Kenya KEN 1 Mar 43
2 8.31.8a Mikko Ala-Leppilampi Finland FIN 24 Jul 43
3 8.35.8a Mikhail Zhelev Bulgaria BUL 15 Jul 43
4 8.37.6a Willi Maier West Germany FRG 12 Sep 48
5 8.40.4a Akira Takeuchi Japan JPN 2 Mar 47
6 8.41.4a Sergei Skripka Soviet Union URS 9 Jan 50
7 8.42.0a Jan Voje Norway NOR 5 Dec 42
8 8.45.4a Hans Menet Switzerland SUI 29 May 40
9 8.47.4a Eddie Leddy Ireland IRL 6 Sep 51
10 8.50.4a Kazimierz Maranda Poland POL 23 Feb 47
11 9.34.4a Esau Ade Cameroon CMR 11 Jan 44
DNF Kerry O'Brien Australia AUS 17 Apr 46
3000 m steeple Men Heat 3 1 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.28.95 Pekka Päivärinta Finland FIN 4 May 49
2 8.30.2a Romualdas Bite Soviet Union URS 3 Jan 44
3 8.30.4a Jean-Paul Villain France FRA 1 Nov 46
4 8.30.6a Josef Horcic Czechoslovakia TCH 25 May 45
5 8.30.8a Anders Gärderud Sweden SWE 28 Aug 46
6 8.34.0a Willi Wagner West Germany FRG 3 Oct 41
7 8.35.0a Paul Thijs Belgium BEL 2 May 46
8 8.38.8a John Bicourt Great Britain GBR 25 Oct 45
9 8.41.2a Doug Brown United States USA 1 Mar 52
10 8.48.4a Panayiótis Makopoulos Greece GRE 27 Apr 46
11 8.52.6a Yohannes Mohamed Ethiopia ETH 21 Jan 48
12 8.57.60 Robert Hackman Ghana GHA
3000 m steeple Men Heat 4 1 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.23.73 Amos Biwott Kenya KEN 8 Sep 47
2 8.28.2a Bronisław Malinowski Poland POL 4 Jun 51
3 8.33.4a Dusan Moravcik Czechoslovakia TCH 27 May 48
4 8.35.0a Steve Hollings Great Britain GBR 23 Nov 46
5 8.35.0a Franco Fava Italy ITA 3 Sep 52
6 8.39.8a Hans-Dieter Schulten West Germany FRG 11 Nov 40
7 8.41.0a Boualem Rahoui Algeria ALG 8 Oct 48
8 8.41.0a Spyros Kontossoros Greece GRE 7 Nov 47
9 8.45.4a Georges Kaiser Switzerland SUI 14 Dec 42
10 8.50.4a Mike Manley United States USA 14 Feb 42
11 8.54.8a Sverre Sørnes Norway NOR 20 Feb 45
12 9.12.0a Usaia Sotutu Fiji FIJ 20 Sep 48
13 9.28.4a Julio Quevedo Guatemala GUA 17 Oct 39
8.10.36 Frank Baumgartl East Germany GDR 29 May 55 AUR
2 8.09.11 Bronisław Malinowski Poland POL 4 Jun 51 NR
4 8.12.60 Tapio Kantanen Finland FIN 31 May 49 NR
5 8.20.14 Michael Karst West Germany FRG 28 Jan 52
6 8.21.08 Euan Robertson New Zealand NZL 14 Jun 48
7 8.21.53 Dan Glans Sweden SWE 2 May 47
8 8.22.65 José Antonio Campos Spain ESP 19 Apr 51
9 8.22.99 Dennis Coates Great Britain GBR 11 Feb 53
10 8.23.99 Henry Marsh United States USA 15 Mar 54
11 8.33.66 Tony Staynings Great Britain GBR 21 Jul 53
12 8.42.74 Ismo Toukonen Finland FIN 25 Apr 54
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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