Olympics 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

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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
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
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
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
Men's basketball

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Anatoly Roshchin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
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
Men's Modern pentathlon

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Angelika Bahmann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
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
Women's Foil individual

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

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Ben Peterson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
Men's 50km walk

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Beverley Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
Men's Pole vault

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Boris Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
Men's 400m freestyle

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

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