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1972 Olympic Games Munich - Men's Discus Throw

 

 

Host City: München, West Germany Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 59.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 1, 1972  
Date Finished: September 2, 1972  
(Competitors: 29; Countries: 18; Finalists: 14)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Overview by IAAF    1972_olympic_stadium.jpg
In an Oerter-less environment Daněk, Silvester and Bruch were considered difficult to grade, though better than the rest, and so it turned out. Daněk led the qualifiers past 59m with 64.32. In the final Silvester led the first round with 62.12, before Thorith (62.42), Fejér (62.56) and the technically excellent Powell (62.82) moved ahead in round 2. Silvester got off a good throw in the third round (63.50) which was threatened only by Bruch’s 63.40 prior to the final round. Daněk, who had lived “discus” while in Munich, had slowly improved to fifth place, but now needed a good throw. The Czech put everything into the throw, rotating twice in the circle after the implement was on its way, to 64.40 and the gold medal. Though beaten, Silvester finally had a medal at the third attempt.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The discus throwers had to be looking forward to an Oerter-less Olympics as Al Oerter had hung up his disc. The favorites in 1972 were two-time medalist and 1971 European Champion Ludvík Daněk (CZE), Jay Silvester, who had not performed well at two previous Olympics, and Sweden's Ricky Bruch, who had broken the world record in July 1972. It was hard to choose between the three, but they did come through for the medals. Silvester led from round three until the last round, when Daněk got off his winning toss of 64.40 (211-3½). Bruch was second after five rounds but was pushed back to bronze by Daněk's final throw.
 
 
        Results          
   
Discus Throw Men     Final 2 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 64.40     Ludvík Danek Czechoslovakia TCH 6 Jan 37    
2 63.50     Jay Silvester United States USA 27 Aug 37    
3 63.40     Ricky Bruch Sweden SWE 2 Jul 46    
4 62.82     John Powell United States USA 25 Jun 47    
5 62.62     Géza Fejér Hungary HUN 20 Apr 45    
6 62.42     Detlef Thorith East Germany GDR 27 Sep 42    
7 60.60     Ferenc Tégla Hungary HUN 15 Jul 47    
8 60.24     Tim Vollmer United States USA 13 Sep 46    
9 59.66     Pentti Kahma Finland FIN 3 Dec 43    
10 59.34     Silvano Simeon Italy ITA 27 Oct 45    
11 59.22     Jorma Rinne Finland FIN 20 Apr 36    
12 57.92     János Murányi Hungary HUN 13 Jan 44    
13 56.48     Namakoro Niaré Mali MLI 4 Jun 43    
14 55.86     Les Mills New Zealand NZL 1 Nov 34    
Discus Throw Men     Qualification 1 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 64.32     Ludvík Danek Czechoslovakia TCH 6 Jan 37    
2 62.02     Jorma Rinne Finland FIN 20 Apr 36    
3 61.58     Géza Fejér Hungary HUN 20 Apr 45    
4 61.24     Pentti Kahma Finland FIN 3 Dec 43    
5 61.24     Ricky Bruch Sweden SWE 2 Jul 46    
6 61.20     Jay Silvester United States USA 27 Aug 37    
7 60.60     Ferenc Tégla Hungary HUN 15 Jul 47    
8 60.34     János Murányi Hungary HUN 13 Jan 44    
9 59.78     Silvano Simeon Italy ITA 27 Oct 45    
10 59.60     Tim Vollmer United States USA 13 Sep 46    
11 59.38     Namakoro Niaré Mali MLI 4 Jun 43    
12 59.36     Detlef Thorith East Germany GDR 27 Sep 42    
13 59.30     John Powell United States USA 25 Jun 47    
14 59.22     Les Mills New Zealand NZL 1 Nov 34    
15 58.64     Klaus-Peter Hennig West Germany FRG 2 May 47    
16 58.10     Dirk Wippermann West Germany FRG 27 Jan 46    
17 58.10     Hein-Direck Neu West Germany FRG 13 Feb 44    
18 57.84     Zdravko Pecar Yugoslavia YUG 12 Jan 50 NUR  
19 57.24     William Tancred Great Britain GBR 6 Aug 42    
20 56.60     Robin Tait New Zealand NZL 14 Apr 40    
21 56.58     Ainsley Roost Canada CAN 12 May 46    
22 56.54     Hartmut Losch East Germany GDR 11 Sep 43    
23 55.38     Erlendur Valdimarsson Iceland ISL 5 Nov 47    
24 53.86     John Watts Great Britain GBR 23 Apr 39    
25 53.52     Kaj Andersen Denmark DEN 4 Nov 43    
26 53.12     Praveen Kumar India IND 6 Dec 47    
27 52.56     Heimo Reinitzer Austria AUT 24 Sep 43    
28 33.78     Farouk Saed Al-Turki Saudi Arabia KSA 27 Sep 43    
  NM     Julio Bequer Cuba CUB      
  NM     Armando De Vincentis Italy ITA 11 Oct 43    

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Qualifying

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw
1 Ludvík Daněk Czechoslovakia B 64.32 64.32 p p
2 Jorma Rinne Finland B 62.02 62.02 p p
3 Géza Fejér Hungary B 61.58 61.58 p p
4 Pentti Kahma Finland A 61.24 58.50 61.24 p
5 Ricky Bruch Sweden A 61.24 61.24 p p
6 Jay Silvester United States A 61.20 58.98 61.20 p
7 Ferenc Tégla Hungary A 60.60 60.60 p p
8 János Murányi Hungary B 60.34 54.42 60.34 p
9 Silvano Simeon Italy B 59.78 58.38 59.78 p
10 Tim Vollmer United States A 59.60 59.60 p p
11 Namakoro Niaré Mali A 59.38 59.38 p p
12 Detlef Thorith East Germany A 59.36 59.36 p p
13 John Powell United States B 59.30 54.94 59.30 p
14 Les Mills New Zealand A 59.22 59.22 p p
15 Klaus-Peter Hennig West Germany A 58.64 55.32 x 58.64
16 Dirk Wippermann West Germany B 58.10 56.42 58.10 57.96
17 Hein-Direck Neu West Germany A 58.10 56.36 58.10 x
18 Zdravko Pečar Yugoslavia B 57.84 x 57.84 53.52
19 Bill Tancred Great Britain B 57.24 x 55.86 57.24
20 Robin Tait New Zealand B 56.60 56.60 55.88 x
21 Ain Roost Canada A 56.58 56.58 55.48 x
22 Hartmut Losch East Germany B 56.64 56.64 x 56.28
23 Erlendur Valdimarsson Iceland B 55.38 55.38 55.16 53.26
24 John Watts Great Britain A 53.86 53.48 x 53.86
25 Kaj Andersen Denmark A 53.52 x 51.60 53.52
26 Praveen Kumar India B 53.12 52.58 53.12 51.58
27 Heimo Reinitzer Austria B 52.56 x 52.32 52.56
28 Said Farouk Al-Turki Saudi Arabia A 33.78 x 33.78 x
- Armando de Vincentis Italy A NM x x x
- Stoyan Slavkov Bulgaria A DNS
- Joussef Nagui Assad Egypt B DNS
- Noel Matouba Congo B DNS

Final

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw 4th throw 5th throw 6th throw
1st Ludvík Daněk Czechoslovakia 64.40 58.12 60.38 62.38 62.54 61.70 64.40
2nd Jay Silvester United States 63.50 62.12 x 63.50 x x 62.86
3rd Ricky Bruch Sweden 63.40 59.12 x 61.52 62.76 63.40 62.60
4 John Powell United States 62.82 61.92 62.82 60.44 x 61.38 x
5 Géza Fejér Hungary 62.62 62.50 62.56 x x 61.50 62.62
6 Detlef Thorith East Germany 62.42 61.74 62.42 61.06 x 59.88 x
7 Ferenc Tégla Hungary 60.60 58.38 59.66 57.40 x 58.16 60.60
8 Tim Vollmer United States 60.24 59.26 60.24 x x x 58.54
9 Pentti Kahma Finland 59.66 57.20 58.92 59.66
10 Silvano Simeon Italy 59.34 58.80 59.34 58.36
11 Jorma Rinne Finland 59.22 57.30 56.88 59.22
12 János Murányi Hungary 57.92 57.92 57.16 x
13 Namakoro Niaré Mali 56.48 56.48 55.10 x
14 Les Mills New Zealand 55.86 x 54.48 55.86

Key: p = pass; x = fault; NM = no mark; DNS = did not start

 
 
 

 

 

 

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