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1972 Olympic Games Munich - Men's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: München, West Germany Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 19.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 8, 1972  
Date Finished: September 9, 1972  
(Competitors: 29; Countries: 19; Finalists: 18)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Overview by IAAF    1972_olympic_stadium.jpg
This was expected to be a duel between the USA and GDR, with the gargantuan (1.88/136Kg) Woods the slight favourite. Briesenick became the first to put further than 20m with 20.97, and was followed by Oldfield with 20.85 and Feuerbach on 20.90, before the athleticlooking Gies (1.94/105Kg) blasted the shot out to 21.14. Komar then produced a Polish record 21.18 accompanied by an enormous roar to take the lead. After the excitement of the first round, only Briesenick and Gies had 21m efforts in the next two rounds. Briesenick then took second place on countback by throwing 21.14 in the fourth round, to be followed by Woods, who overcame his nerves to push the ball out to a tantalisingly close 21.17. Feuerbach became the fifth man to beat 21m in round 5, and Woods then came up for his last throw. It hit Komar’s marker before reaching the ground, so one felt it would have been further than 21.18, but was measured at 21.05! The explanation was that Komar’s marker was not in the right place. All told, Matson’s Olympic record was beaten 20 times by the top six.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The USA had not lost this event since 1936, but a big challenge from the GDR throwers was expected. But Poland's Władysław Komar opened with 21.18 (69-6), his best throw of the event and it would hold up for the gold medal. The GDR's Hans-Peter Gies threw 21.14 (69-4¼) in the first round, which would be his best throw but it got him only fourth place. In round four, America's George Woods moved into second with 21.17, only one centimeter out of the lead. In that round, Hartmut Briesenick (GDR) equaled his countryman with 21.14 (69-4¼) but moved into the bronze medal position based on second-best throw (21.02-21.01). In the last round Woods unleashed what looked to be his best mark. It hit Komar's marker before landing, so it was considered to be better than that mark, but it was measured at only 21.05 (69-0¾), not an improvement. Komar later became an actor. Sixth-place finisher Brian Oldfield was the first to use a new technique, the rotational spin technique, similar to discus throwing style.
 
 
        Results          
   
Shot Put Men     Final 9 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 21.18     Władysław Komar Poland POL 11 Apr 40    
2 21.17     George Woods United States USA 11 Feb 43    
3 21.14     Hartmut Briesenick East Germany GDR 17 Mar 49    
4 21.14     Hans-Peter Gies East Germany GDR 9 May 47    
5 21.01     Al Feuerbach United States USA 14 Jan 48    
6 20.91     Brian Oldfield United States USA 1 Jun 45    
7 20.37     Heinfried Birlenbach West Germany FRG 7 Dec 40    
8 20.10     Vilmos Varjú Hungary HUN 10 Jun 37    
9 20.09     Jaromír Vlk Czechoslovakia TCH 4 Mar 49    
10 19.86     Jaroslav Brabec Czechoslovakia TCH 27 Jul 49    
11 19.74     Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg East Germany GDR 9 Apr 44    
12 19.61     Yves Brouzet France FRA 5 Sep 48    
13 19.48     Ralf Reichenbach West Germany FRG 31 Jul 50    
14 19.30     Rimantas Plunge Soviet Union URS 22 Mar 44    
15 19.11     Lachem Samsam Akka Morocco MAR 14 Jun 42    
16 19.06     Seppo Simola Finland FIN 27 Jul 36    
17 18.90     Bruce Pirnie Canada CAN 20 Sep 42    
18 18.85     Traugott Glöckler Germany GER 12 Jan 44    
Shot Put Men     Qualification 8 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 20.60     Władysław Komar Poland POL 11 Apr 40    
2 20.38     Hartmut Briesenick East Germany GDR 17 Mar 49    
3 20.10     Heinfried Birlenbach West Germany FRG 7 Dec 40    
4 19.96     George Woods United States USA 11 Feb 43    
5 19.95     Brian Oldfield United States USA 1 Jun 45    
6 19.94     Vilmos Varjú Hungary HUN 10 Jun 37    
6 19.94     Al Feuerbach United States USA 14 Jan 48    
8 19.87     Yves Brouzet France FRA 5 Sep 48    
9 19.82     Jaroslav Brabec Czechoslovakia TCH 27 Jul 49    
10 19.61     Jaromír Vlk Czechoslovakia TCH 4 Mar 49    
11 19.49     Seppo Simola Finland FIN 27 Jul 36    
12 19.36     Lachem Samsam Akka Morocco MAR 14 Jun 42    
13 19.18     Bruce Pirnie Canada CAN 20 Sep 42    
14 19.18     Rimantas Plunge Soviet Union URS 22 Mar 44    
15 19.14     Ralf Reichenbach West Germany FRG 31 Jul 50    
16 19.11     Traugott Glöckler Germany GER 12 Jan 44    
17 19.06     Hans-Peter Gies East Germany GDR 9 May 47    
18 19.03     Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg East Germany GDR 9 Apr 44    
19 18.95     Ivan Ivancic Yugoslavia YUG 6 Dec 37    
20 18.94     Geoff Capes Great Britain GBR 23 Aug 49    
21 18.74     Arnjolt Beer France FRA 19 Jun 44    
22 18.65     Aleksandr Baryshnikov Soviet Union URS 11 Nov 48    
23 18.38     Les Mills New Zealand NZL 1 Nov 34    
24 18.20     Bo Grahn Finland FIN 6 Oct 47    
25 17.48     Loukas Louka Greece GRE 15 May 45    
26 17.15     Jugraj Mann Singh India IND 50    
27 16.69     Philip Conway Ireland IRL 24 Jan 48    
28 16.51     Christopher Okonkwo Nigeria NGR 29 Apr 41    
29 11.57     Hussein Al-Taib Makki Saudi Arabia KSA 1 Jul 41    
  NM     Aristides Lanier Cuba CUB      
 
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Qualifying

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw
1 Władysław Komar Poland A 20.60 20.60 p p
2 Hartmut Briesenick East Germany B 20.38 20.38 p p
3 Heinfried Birlenbach West Germany B 20.10 20.10 p p
4 George Woods United States A 19.96 19.96 p p
5 Brian Oldfield United States B 19.95 19.95 p p
6T Al Feuerbach United States A 19.94 19.94 p p
6T Vilmos Varjú Hungary B 19.94 19.94 p p
8 Yves Brouzet France A 19.87 19.87 p p
9 Jaroslav Brabec Czechoslovakia A 19.82 19.82 p p
10 Jaromír Vlk Czechoslovakia B 19.61 x 18.20 19.61
11 Seppo Simola Finland A 19.49 19.49 p p
12 Lahcen Samsam Akka Morocco B 19.36 18.98 19.36 p
13 Rimantas Plungė Soviet Union B 19.18 18.97 19.18 p
14 Bruce Pirnie Canada B 19.18 19.18 p p
15 Ralf Reichenbach West Germany A 19.14 19.14 p p
16 Traugott Glöckler West Germany B 19.11 18.15 19.11 p
17 Hans-Peter Gies East Germany A 19.06 19.06 p p
18 Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg East Germany A 19.03 19.03 p p
19 Ivan Ivančić Yugoslavia B 18.95 18.80 18.95 x
20 Geoff Capes Great Britain B 18.94 18.94 18.72 18.79
21 Arnjolt Beer France B 18.74 18.55 18.74 18.21
22 Aleksandr Baryshnikov Soviet Union A 18.65 18.45 18.41 18.65
23 Les Mills New Zealand B 18.38 17.61 18.38 x
24 Bo Grahn Finland B 18.20 x x 18.20
25 Loukas Louka Greece A 17.48 17.47 17.48 x
26 Jugraj Singh India A 17.15 x 17.15 16.69
27 Phil Conway Ireland B 16.69 16.16 15.76 16.69
28 Christopher Okonkwo Nigeria A 16.51 14.98 x 16.51
29 Hussein Al-Taib Maki Saudi Arabia A 11.57 x 11.57 10.77
- Youssef Nagui Assaad Egypt A DNS
- Bjorn Andersen Norway A DNS
- William Tancred Great Britain A DNS
- Aristides Lanier Cuba B DNS
- Salvatore Morale Italy B DNS
- Vassil Kroumov Bulgaria B DNS

Final

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw 4th throw 5th throw 6th throw Notes
1st Władysław Komar Poland 21.18 21.18 x 20.55 20.74 20.80 x OR
2nd George Woods United States 21.17 20.55 20.17 20.71 21.17 20.88 21.05
3rd Hartmut Briesenick East Germany 21.14 20.97 20.91 21.02 21.14 20.61 20.54
4 Hans-Peter Gies East Germany 21.14 21.14 21.00 21.01 20.62 x x
5 Al Feuerbach United States 21.01 20.90 20.29 x 20.86 21.01 20.28
6 Brian Oldfield United States 20.91 20.85 20.60 20.87 20.54 20.91 20.13
7 Heinfried Birlenbach West Germany 20.37 20.37 x x 19.89 x 20.13
8 Vilmos Varjú Hungary 20.10 20.10 x x x 19.67 19.65
9 Jaromír Vlk Czechoslovakia 20.09 19.66 20.09 x
10 Jaroslav Brabec Czechoslovakia 19.86 19.61 19.86 19.60
11 Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg East Germany 19.74 19.74 x x
12 Yves Brouzet France 19.61 19.42 19.61 19.49
13 Ralf Reichenbach West Germany 19.48 19.48 x x
14 Rimantas Plungė Soviet Union 19.30 19.30 x x
15 Lahcen Samsam Akka Morocco 19.11 19.11 x x
16 Seppo Simola Finland 19.06 18.91 19.06 x
17 Bruce Pirnie Canada 18.90 18.90 x x
18 Traugott Glöckler West Germany 18.85 18.85 18.47 x

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

 
 
 

 

 

 

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