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List of Olympic gold medal winners from the 1972 Summer Olympics, listed alphabetically with photos when available. There was a lot of intense competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics, so these athletes who took home a gold medal should certainly be commended. These famous gold medal winning athletes all competed in their own particular event at the 1972 Summer Olympics, but what they all have in common is that they were able to rise above their competition and take home a medal for their country. List athletes include Dan Gable, Mark Spitz and many more.

This list answers the question, "Which athletes won a gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics?" Every historic Olympic competitor from the 1972 Summer Olympics competed bravely, but only the ones on this list were lucky enough to win a gold medal.

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Akinori Nakayama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Akinori Nakayama Men's Rings, Men's Parallel bars, Men's Gymnastics

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Aleksandr Shaparenko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Aleksandr Shaparenko Men's K-1 1000m (kayak single)

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Alexander Medved is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Alexander Medved Men's Wrestling, Freestyle Super Heavyweight + 100kg, Men's Freestyle Wrestling

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Alzhan Zharmukhamedov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Alzhan Zharmukhamedov Men's basketball

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Anatoly Roshchin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Anatoly Roshchin Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Super Heavyweight +100 kg, Men's Greco-Roman

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Anatoly Bondarchuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Anatoly Bondarchuck Men's Hammer throw

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Andon Nikolov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Andon Nikolov Men's Weightlifting, Middle Heavyweight 82.5-90 kg

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András Balczó is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
András Balczó Men's Modern pentathlon

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Angelika Bahmann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Angelika Bahmann Women's K-1 (kayak single)

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Angelo Parisi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Angelo Parisi Men's Judo, +95 (Heavyweight), Judo

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Angelo Scalzone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Angelo Scalzone Olympic trap

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Annelie Ehrhardt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Annelie Ehrhardt Women's Athletics, 100m hurdles

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Antonella Ragno-Lonzi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Antonella Ragno-Lonzi Women's Foil individual

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Arnie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Arnie Robinson Men's Long jump

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Ben Peterson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Ben Peterson Men's freestyle wrestling, light heavyweight 90kg

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Bernd Kannenberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Bernd Kannenberg Men's 50km walk

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Beverley Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Beverley Whitfield Women's 100m breaststroke, Women's 200m breaststroke

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Bob Seagren is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Bob Seagren Men's Pole vault

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Boris Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Boris Kuznetsov Men's Boxing, Featherweight 54 - 57 kg

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Brad Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Brad Cooper Men's 400m freestyle

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Cathy Carr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Cathy Carr Women's 100m breaststroke

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Csaba Fenyvesi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Csaba Fenyvesi Men's Épée individual

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Csaba Hegedűs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Csaba Hegedűs Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Middleweight 74-82kg

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Dan Gable is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Dan Gable Men's Freestyle, Lightweight 62-68kg

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Daniel Morelon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Daniel Morelon Men's Track cycling, Sprint individual

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Dave Wottle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Dave Wottle Men's Athletics, 800m

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David Edgar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
David Edgar Men's 4x100m freestyle relay

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David Hemery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
David Hemery Men's Athletics^! 400m hurdles

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David Wilkie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
David Wilkie Men's 200m breaststroke, Men's 100m breaststroke

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Dieter Kottysch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Dieter Kottysch Men's boxing, Light Middleweight 67-71kg

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Doreen Wilber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Doreen Wilber Women's Archery, individual

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Emilio Correa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Emilio Correa Men's Boxing, Welterweight 63.5-67kg

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Faina Melnyk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Faina Melnyk Women's Discus throw

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Frank Shorter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Frank Shorter Men's Marathon

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Fred Tyler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Fred Tyler Men's 4x200m freestyle relay

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Gail Neall is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Gail Neall Women's 400m individual medley

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Galina Prozumenshchikova is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Galina Prozumenshchikova Women's 100m breaststroke, Women's 200m breaststroke

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Georgi Kostadinov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Georgi Kostadinov Men's Boxing^! 48 - 51kg (flyweight)

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Georgi Markov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Georgi Markov Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling^! Featherweight 57-62 kg, Men's Weightlifting^! Lightweight 62-69 kg

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Gheorghe Berceanu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Gheorghe Berceanu Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling^! Light Flyweight -48kg

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Graziano Mancinelli is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Graziano Mancinelli Jumping, individual

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Gunnar Larsson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Gunnar Larsson Men's 200m individual medley, Men's 400m individual medley

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Guy Drut is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Guy Drut Men's Athletics^! 110m hurdles

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György Gedó is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
György Gedó Men's Boxing^! - Light Flyweight -48kg

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Győző Kulcsár is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Győző Kulcsár Men's Épée individual

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Heidemarie Rosendahl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Heidemarie Rosendahl Women's Long jump, Women's Athletics^! Pentathlon

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Hennie Kuiper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Hennie Kuiper Men's Road cycling^! individual road race

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Hideaki Yanagida is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Hideaki Yanagida Men's Freestyle Wrestling^! Bantamweight 52-57 kg

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Hildegard Falck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Hildegard Falck Women's Athletics^! 800m

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Ri Ho-Jun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Ri Ho-Jun Men's 50m rifle prone