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1972  Munich Summer Olympics

1972 Summer Olympics - The Results (Archery)

Archery at the 1972 Munich Summer Games

 

Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Date Started: September 7, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Events: 2

Participants: 95 (55 men and 40 women) from 27 countries
Youngest Participant: USA John Williams (18 years, 361 days)
Oldest Participant: CAN Marjory Saunders (59 years, 182 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 6 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (2 medals)

Participating nations

NationMen's IndividualWomen's IndividualTotal
 Australia 2 1 3
 Belgium 3 0 3
 Canada 3 3 6
 Denmark 2 2 4
 Finland 3 0 3
 France 3 2 5
 Great Britain 3 3 6
 Hungary 1 1 2
 Indonesia 0 1 1
 Italy 3 0 3
 Japan 3 1 4
 Luxembourg 1 1 2
 Mexico 3 3 6
 Mongolia 1 2 3
 New Zealand 1 0 1
 North Korea 0 3 3
 Norway 3 1 4
 Philippines 3 0 3
 Poland 1 3 4
 Puerto Rico 1 0 1
 Republic of China 0 1 1
 Soviet Union 3 3 6
 Spain 1 1 2
 Sweden 3 2 5
 Switzerland 3 1 4
 United States 3 3 6
 West Germany 2 2 4
Total athletes554095
Total NOCs242127
  

Overview

Archery returned to the Olympic Program for the first time since 1920 with a men’s and women’s individual event. Archery had continued to be an international sport during the 1920-72 period with multiple international competitions, including World Championships. In addition the sport had been contested at the Paralympics since 1960.

The 1972 archery events were held at the [Bogenschießanlage, Englischer Garten], or in English, the Archery Range at the English Garden in Munchen. This was a temporary venue constructed at the English Garden specifically for the archery events of the 1972 Olympics. No other events were contested there.

  

Archery at the 1972 Summer Olympics consisted of two medal events, one for men and one for women.

Each event was composed of two FITA rounds. Each of those FITA rounds consisted of the archers shooting 36 arrows at targets at 4 different distances, for a total of 144 arrows. The distances were 90, 70, 50, and 30 metres for men and 70, 60, 50, and 30 metres for women.

18 nations competed in both the men's and women's events, while 3 competed in only the women's and 6 competed only in the men's.

  

Medal summary

Events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's individual John Williams
 United States
Gunnar Jervill
 Sweden
Kyösti Laasonen
 Finland
Women's individual Doreen Wilber
 United States
Irena Szydłowska
 Poland
Emma Gapchenko
 Soviet Union
 

Medal table

 
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA) 2 0 0 2
2  Poland (POL) 0 1 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
4  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 Soviet Union (URS) 0 0 1 1
Totals (5 nations) 2 2 2 6
 

Men's Individual

Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Archery Range, English Garden, Munchen
Date Started: September 7, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Double FITA Round. FITA Round consists of 36 arrows at 30 metres, 50 metres, 70 metres, and 90 metres, or 144 arrows. Double FITA Round consists of 288 arrows total.

Competitors 55from 24 nations

Summary

The 1971 World Champion was American [John Williams]. In the opening FITA round in Munchen he broke the world record for a FITA round, despite missing the target with one arrow. Williams held on for an easy gold medal and a world record for the Double FITA Round. The bronze medalist was Finland’s [Kyösti Laasonen], who had been European Champion in 1968 and runner-up to Williams at the 1971 Worlds. This was the first of his four Olympic appearances, but his only medal. He would later win the World Championships in 1981.

The men's individual archery event at the 1972 Summer Olympics was part of the archery programme.

The event consisted of a double FITA round. For each round, the archer shot 36 arrows at each of four distances—90, 50, 70, and 30 metres. The highest score for each arrow was 10 points, giving a possible maximum of 2880 points.

Records

The following new Olympic records were set during this competition.

RecordRoundNameNationalityScoreOR
Single FITA round First John Williams  United States 1268 OR
Double FITA round Combined John Williams  United States 2528 OR

Results

RankArcherNationRound 1
Score
Round 1
Rank
Round 2
Score
Round 2
Rank
Total Score
1st, gold medalist(s) John Williams  United States 1268 (OR) 1 1260 1 2528 (OR)
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gunnar Jervill  Sweden 1229 2 1252 3 2481
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kyösti Laasonen  Finland 1213 6 1254 2 2467
4 Robert Cogniaux  Belgium 1205 7 1240 5 2445
5 Edwin Eliason  United States 1193 13 1245 4 2438
6 Donald Jackson  Canada 1225 3 1212 12 2437
7 Victor Sidorouk  Soviet Union 1205 7 1222 7 2427
8 Arne Jacobsen  Denmark 1188 20 1285 6 2423
9 Graeme Telford  Australia 1224 4 1199 16 2423
10 Lucien Trepper  Switzerland 1191 16 1218 8 2409
11 Dennis McComak  United States 1199 9 1199 16 2398
12 Mikhail Peounov  Soviet Union 1222 5 1175 24 2397
13 Herluf Andersen  Denmark 1178 23 1216 10 2394
14 Siegfried Ortmann  West Germany 1175 24 1215 11 2390
15 Terence Reilly  Australia 1193 13 1194 18 2387
16 Rolf Svensson  Sweden 1179 22 1207 14 2386
17 Roy Matthews  Great Britain 1174 25 1211 13 2385
18 Andre Baeyens  Belgium 1190 19 1193 20 2383
19 Hiroshi Kajikawa  Japan 1192 15 1189 22 2381
20 Olavi Laurila  Finland 1155 31 1217 9 2372
21 Jacques Doyen  France 1186 21 1183 23 2369
22 Jakob Wolfensberger  Switzerland 1191 16 1176 25 2367
23 Jos Daman  Belgium 1165 29 1200 15 2365
24 Mati Vaikjärv  Soviet Union 1194 11 1169 30 2363
25 Elmer Ewert  Canada 1194 11 1165 32 2359
26 John Snelling  Great Britain 1195 10 1161 35 2356
27 Olov Bostroem  Sweden 1168 27 1179 24 2347
28 Alfonso Jones  Mexico 1154 32 1190 21 2344
29 Masashi Hibino  Japan 1150 33 1194 18 2344
30 Richard Krust  West Germany 1172 26 1170 29 2342
31 Alfredo Massazza  Italy 1189 19 1151 39 2340
32 Jan Erik Humlekjær  Norway 1164 30 1175 26 2339
33 Giancarlo Ferrari  Italy 1167 28 1155 36 2322
34 Bela Nagy  Hungary 1135 39 1167 31 2302
35 Sante Spigarelli  Italy 1145 34 1155 36 2300
36 Johannes Akkerhaugen  Norway 1133 40 1155 36 2288
37 Francisco Naranjilla  Philippines 1117 44 1171 28 2288
38 Shinji Nakamoto  Japan 1124 42 1163 34 2287
39 Marcel Balthasar  Luxembourg 1144 36 1141 43 2285
40 Jorma Sandelin  Finland 1142 37 1136 45 2278
41 Wayne Pullen  Canada 1145 34 1130 46 2275
42 Louis Lemirre  France 1102 46 1164 33 2266
43 Galsan Biambaa  Mongolia 1112 45 1141 43 2253
44 Alain Convard  France 1100 47 1151 39 2251
45 Ronald Bishop  Great Britain 1138 38 1106 50 2244
46 Tomasz Leżański  Poland 1128 41 1109 48 2237
47 Jean-Pierre Heritier  Switzerland 1123 43 1099 51 2222
48 Egil Borgen Johansen  Norway 1076 50 1143 42 2219
49 Emilio Ramos  Spain 1092 48 1107 49 2199
50 Carlos Santos, Jr.  Philippines 1062 52 1121 47 2183
51 Rafael Aveleira  Mexico 1031 54 1147 41 2178
52 Jose Almanzor  Mexico 1092 48 1083 52 2175
53 Robin Sampson  New Zealand 1060 53 1055 53 2115
54 Ramon Aldea  Philippines 1067 51 1035 54 2102
55 Ferdinand Vega  Puerto Rico 972 55 982 55 1954
  • Notes
    1. Jacobsen defeated Telford 76-70 in a tie-breaker to gain 8th place.
    2. Jones defeated Hibino 61-46 in a tie-breaker to gain 28th place.
    3. Akkerhaugen defeated Naranjilla 286-285 in a tie-breaker to gain 36th place.

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalPTSTH10s 
1 John Williams 18 United States USA Gold 2,528     OR
2 Gunnar Jervill 26 Sweden SWE Silver 2,481      
3 Kyösti Laasonen 26 Finland FIN Bronze 2,467      
4 Robert Cogniaux 38 Belgium BEL   2,445      
5 Ed Eliason 34 United States USA   2,438      
6 Don Jackson 39 Canada CAN   2,437      
7 Viktor Sydoruk 34 Soviet Union URS   2,427      
8 Arne Jacobsen 30 Denmark DEN   2,423 288 76  
9 Graeme Telford 30 Australia AUS   2,423 288 70  
10 Lucien Trepper 19 Switzerland SUI   2,409      
11 Dennis McComak 20 United States USA   2,398      
12 Mikhail Peunov 24 Soviet Union URS   2,397      
13 Herluf Andersen 40 Denmark DEN   2,394      
14 Siegfried Ortmann 35 West Germany FRG   2,390      
15 Terry Reilly 24 Australia AUS   2,387      
16 Rolf Svensson 37 Sweden SWE   2,386      
17 Roy Matthews 45 Great Britain GBR   2,385      
18 André Baeyens 25 Belgium BEL   2,383      
19 Hiroshi Kajikawa 23 Japan JPN   2,381      
20 Olavi Laurila 31 Finland FIN   2,372      
21 Jacques Doyen 29 France FRA   2,369      
22 Jakob Wolfensberger 39 Switzerland SUI   2,367      
23 Jos Daman 26 Belgium BEL   2,365      
24 Mati Vaikjärv 28 Soviet Union URS   2,363      
25 Elmer Ewert 37 Canada CAN   2,359      
26 John Snelling 26 Great Britain GBR   2,356      
27 Olle Boström 46 Sweden SWE   2,347      
28 Alfonso Jones 21 Mexico MEX   2,344 288 61  
29 Seiji Hibino 19 Japan JPN   2,344 288 46  
30 Richard Krust 44 West Germany FRG   2,342      
31 Alfredo Massazza 29 Italy ITA   2,340      
32 Jan Erik Humlekjær 25 Norway NOR   2,339      
33 Giancarlo Ferrari 29 Italy ITA   2,322      
34 Béla Nagy 29 Hungary HUN   2,302      
35 Sante Spigarelli 28 Italy ITA   2,300      
36 Johs Akkerhaugen 33 Norway NOR   2,288 286    
37 Francisco Naranjilla 40 Philippines PHI   2,288 285    
38 Shinji Nakamoto 27 Japan JPN   2,287      
39 Marcel Balthasar 33 Luxembourg LUX   2,285      
40 Jorma Sandelin 36 Finland FIN   2,278      
41 Wayne Pullen 27 Canada CAN   2,275      
42 Louis-Henry Lemirre 43 France FRA   2,266      
43 Galsangiin Byambaa 34 Mongolia MGL   2,253      
44 Alain Convard 25 France FRA   2,251      
45 Ron Bishop 41 Great Britain GBR   2,244      
46 Tomasz Leżański 25 Poland POL   2,237      
47 Jean-Pierre Héritier 19 Switzerland SUI   2,222      
48 Egil Borgen Johansen 38 Norway NOR   2,219      
49 Emilio Ramos 37 Spain ESP   2,199      
50 Carlos Santos 32 Philippines PHI   2,183      
51 Rafel Aveleyra 40 Mexico MEX   2,178      
52 José Almanzor 42 Mexico MEX   2,175      
53 Robin Sampson 31 New Zealand NZL   2,115      
54 Ramón Aldea 40 Philippines PHI   2,102      
55 Ferdinand Vega 36 Puerto Rico PUR   1,954      

Women's Individual

Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Archery Range, English Garden, Munchen
Date Started: September 7, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Double FITA Round. FITA Round consists of 36 arrows at 30 metres, 50 metres, 60 metres, and 70 metres, or 144 arrows. Double FITA Round consists of 288 arrows total.

Competitors 40from 21 nations

Summary

The favorite was Soviet archer [Emma Gapchenko], the 1971 World Champion. American [Doreen Wilber] was considered a contender, having placed second at the 1969 and 1971 World Championships. However, the leader after the first FITA round was Poland’s [Irena Szydłowska], who had won medals at the 1967 and 1971 World Championships, but had never won a major international title. Gapchenko was second and Wilber fourth after the first round. But Wilber had the best second FITA round, scoring 1,226 to set an overall Double FITA Round world record of 2,424 and win the gold medal, with Szydłowska second and Gapchenko third.

The women's individual archery event at the 1972 Summer Olympics was part of the archery programme.

The event consisted of a double FITA round. For each round, the archer shot 36 arrows at each of four distances—70, 60, 50, and 30 metres. The highest score for each arrow was 10 points, giving a possible maximum of 2880 points.

Records

The following new Olympic records were set during this competition.

RecordRoundNameNationalityScoreOR
Single FITA round First Irena Szydłowska  Poland 1224 OR
Single FITA round Second Doreen Wilber  United States 1226 OR
Double FITA round Combined Doreen Wilber  United States 2424 OR

Results

RankArcherNationRound 1
Score
Round 1
Rank
Round 2
Score
Round 2
Rank
Total Score
1st, gold medalist(s) Doreen Wilber  United States 1198 4 1226 (OR) 1 2424 (OR)
2nd, silver medalist(s) Irena Szydłowska  Poland 1224 (OR) 1 1183 9 2407
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Emma Gapchenko  Soviet Union 1201 2 1202 3 2403
4 Keto Lossaberidze  Soviet Union 1195 6 1207 2 2402
5 Linda Myers  United States 1200 3 1185 6 2385
6 Maria Mączyńska  Poland 1173 12 1198 5 2371
7 Kim Ho-Gu  North Korea 1195 6 1174 11 2369
8 Alla Peounova  Soviet Union 1180 10 1184 7 2364
9 Terene Donovan  Australia 1189 8 1167 13 2356
10 Francisca de Gutierrez  Mexico 1198 4 1155 16 2353
11 Mary Grant  Canada 1148 21 1202 3 2350
12 Ju Chun-Sam  North Korea 1179 11 1170 12 2349
13 Maria Teresa Romero  Spain 1169 13 1178 10 2347
14 Natjav Dariimaa  Mongolia 1189 8 1152 17 2341
15 Aurora Breton  Mexico 1151 19 1184 7 2335
16 Lynne Evans  Great Britain 1156 18 1157 15 2313
17 Yoshiko Akayama  Japan 1162 15 1139 20 2301
18 Jadwiga Szoszler-Wilejto  Poland 1165 14 1132 22 2297
19 Maj-Britt Johansson  Sweden 1157 16 1126 23 2283
20 Kim Hyang-Min  North Korea 1157 16 1118 25 2275
21 Carol Sykes  Great Britain 1115 26 1158 14 2273
22 Hamvas Agnes Hajdene  Hungary 1151 19 1114 27 2265
23 Silvia de Tapia  Mexico 1145 22 1113 28 2258
24 Nelly Wies-Weyrich  Luxembourg 1144 23 1108 33 2252
25 Pauline Edwards  Great Britain 1106 29 1143 18 2249
26 Erna Rahbek Pedersen  Denmark 1111 27 1133 21 2244
27 Herrad Frey  France 1121 24 1109 30 2230
28 Maureen Bechdolt  United States 1106 29 1112 29 2218
29 Lilli Lentz  Denmark 1109 28 1109 30 2218
30 Ursula Bueschking  West Germany 1078 32 1122 24 2200
31 Pierrette Dame  France 1056 35 1140 19 2196
32 Marjory Saunders  Canada 1083 31 1109 30 2192
33 Sally Svendlin  Switzerland 1119 25 1072 37 2191
34 Anna-Lisa Berglund  Sweden 1070 34 1115 26 2185
35 Carla Nolpa  West Germany 1074 33 1091 35 2165
36 Doljin Demberel  Mongolia 1040 36 1102 34 2152
37 Tjoeij Lin Alienilin  Indonesia 1012 38 1088 36 2100
38 Shue Meei-Shya  Republic of China 1038 37 988 38 2026
39 Viola Muir  Canada 981 40 974 39 1955
40 Brit Stav  Norway 1003 39 926 40 1929

Final Standings

 
RankAthleteAgeTeamNOCMedalPTS 
1 Doreen Wilber 42 United States USA Gold 2,424 OR
2 Irena Szydłowska 44 Poland POL Silver 2,407  
3 Emma Gapchenko 34 Soviet Union URS Bronze 2,403  
4 Ketevan Losaberidze 23 Soviet Union URS   2,402  
5 Linda Myers 25 United States USA   2,385  
6 Maria Mączyńska 40 Poland POL   2,371  
7 Kim Ho-Gyu 21 North Korea PRK   2,369  
8 Alla Peunova 32 Soviet Union URS   2,364  
9 Terry Donovan 27 Australia AUS   2,356  
10 Francisca de Gutiérrez 28 Mexico MEX   2,353  
11 Mary Grant 23 Canada CAN   2,350  
12 Ju Chun-Sam 21 North Korea PRK   2,349  
13 María Teresa Romero 41 Spain ESP   2,347  
14 Natjavyn Dariimaa 22 Mongolia MGL   2,341  
15 Aurora Bretón 22 Mexico MEX   2,335  
16 Lynne Evans 24 Great Britain GBR   2,313  
17 Yoshiko Akiyama 22 Japan JPN   2,301  
18 Jadwiga Szosler-Wilejto 23 Poland POL   2,297  
19 Maj-Britt Johansson 43 Sweden SWE   2,283  
20 Kim Hyang-Min 30 North Korea PRK   2,275  
21 Carol Sykes 30 Great Britain GBR   2,273  
22 Ágnes Hamvas 25 Hungary HUN   2,265  
23 Silvia de Tapia 32 Mexico MEX   2,258  
24 Nelly Wies-Weyrich 39 Luxembourg LUX   2,252  
25 Pauline Edwards 23 Great Britain GBR   2,249  
26 Erna Rahbek Pedersen 45 Denmark DEN   2,244  
27 Herrad Frey 39 France FRA   2,230  
28 Maureen Bechdolt 20 United States USA   2,218  
29 Lilli Lentz 47 Denmark DEN   2,218  
30 Ursula Buschking 30 West Germany FRG   2,200  
31 Pierrette Dame 36 France FRA   2,196  
32 Marjory Saunders 59 Canada CAN   2,192  
33 Sally Svendelin 32 Switzerland SUI   2,191  
34 Anna-Lisa Berglund 37 Sweden SWE   2,185  
35 Carla Nolpa 26 West Germany FRG   2,165  
36 Doljingiin Demberel 34 Mongolia MGL   2,152  
37 Tjoeij Lin Alienilin 29 Indonesia INA   2,100  
38 Shue Meei-Shya 23 Chinese Taipei TPE   2,026  
39 Vi Muir 37 Canada CAN   1,955  
40 Brit Stav 28 Norway NOR   1,929  

 

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