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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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  • 1
    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

    Date Of Birth1943-03-01

    Place Of BirthNagoya,Japan,Chūbu region,Aichi Prefecture,Earth

    NationalityJapan

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's rings,Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's parallel bars,Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's artistic individual all-around,Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's rings,Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's Floor Exercises

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics,1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal,Silver medal

  • 2
    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)

    Date Of Birth1946-02-16

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCanoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's K-1 1000 metres,Canoeing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's K-1 1000 metres

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 3
    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

    Date Of Birth1937-09-16

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's freestyle Super Heavyweight,Wrestling at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Light Heavyweight,Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Heavyweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics,1964 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 4
    Alzhan Zharmukhamedov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Alzhan Zharmukhamedov

    Men's basketball

    Date Of Birth1944

    NationalitySoviet Union

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionBasketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 5
    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

    Date Of Birth1932-03-10

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Super Heavyweight, Wrestling at the 1964 summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Heavyweight, Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Heavyweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics, 1968 Summer Olympics, 1964 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal, Silver medal

  • 6
    Anatoly Bondarchuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Anatoly Bondarchuck

    Men's Hammer throw

    Date Of Birth1940-05-31

    NationalitySoviet Union

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics - Men's Hammer Throw,Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Hammer Throw

    Olympic Medalist Games1976 Summer Olympics,1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 7
    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

    Date Of Birth1951-06-15

    NationalityBulgaria

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWeightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Middle Heavyweight 82.5-90 kg

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 8
    András Balczó is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    András Balczó

    Men's Modern pentathlon

    Date Of Birth1938-08-16

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionModern Pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual,Modern Pentathlon at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 9
    Angelika Bahmann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Angelika Bahmann

    Women's K-1 (kayak single)

    Date Of Birth1952-04-01

    Place Of BirthPlauen,Germany,Saxony,Europe,Western Europe

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCanoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Women's slalom K-1

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 10
    Angelo Parisi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Angelo Parisi

    Men's Judo, +95 (Heavyweight)

    Date Of Birth1953-01-03

    Place Of BirthArpino,Italy,Province of Frosinone,Lazio,Earth

    NationalityFrance

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionJudo at the 1984 Summer Olympics - Men's Heavyweight (+95kg),Judo at the 1980 Summer Olympics - Men's Heavyweight (+95kg,Judo at the 1980 Summer Olympics - Open Category,Judo at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Open Category

    Olympic Medalist Games1984 Summer Olympics,1980 Summer Olympics,1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal,Bronze medal

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

    Angelo Scalzone

    Olympic trap

    Date Of Birth1931-01-02

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionShooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Trap

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 12
    Annelie Ehrhardt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Annelie Ehrhardt

    Women's Athletics, 100m hurdles

    Date Of Birth1950-06-18

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metres hurdles

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 13
    Antonella Ragno-Lonzi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Antonella Ragno-Lonzi

    Women's Foil individual

    Date Of Birth1940-06-06

    Place Of BirthItaly,Earth,Europe,European Union

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFencing at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Women's Foil, Individual,Fencing at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Women's Foil, Individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 14
    Arnie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Arnie Robinson

    Men's Long jump

    Date Of Birth1948-04-07

    Place Of BirthSan Diego,United States of America,California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Long Jump,Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics - Men's Long Jump

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics,1976 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 15
    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

    Date Of Birth1950-06-27

    Place Of BirthBarron County,United States of America,Wisconsin

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1976 Summer Olympics - Men's freestyle Light Heavyweight,Wrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's freestyle Light Heavyweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1976 Summer Olympics,1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 16
    Bernd Kannenberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Bernd Kannenberg

    Men's 50km walk

    Date Of Birth1942-08-20

    Place Of BirthKönigsberg,Germany,East Prussia,Europe,Western Europe

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 km Walk

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 17
    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

    Date Of Birth1954-06-15

    NationalityAustralia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre breaststroke,Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metre breaststroke

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 18
    Bob Seagren is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Bob Seagren

    Men's Pole vault

    Date Of Birth1946-10-17

    Place Of BirthCalifornia,United States of America,United States, with Territories

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Pole Vault,athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Pole Vault

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 19
    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

    Date Of Birth1947-02-23

    Place Of BirthAstrakhan,Russia,Europe,Asia,North Eurasia

    NationalityRussia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionBoxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Featherweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 20
    Brad Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Brad Cooper

    Men's 400m freestyle

    Date Of Birth1954-07-19

    Place Of BirthSingapore,Earth,Asia,Southeast Asia

    NationalityAustralia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre freestyle

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 21
    Cathy Carr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Cathy Carr

    Women's 100m breaststroke

    Date Of Birth1954-05-27

    Place Of BirthAlbuquerque,United States of America,New Mexico,Bernalillo County

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre breaststroke

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 22
    Csaba Fenyvesi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Csaba Fenyvesi

    Men's Épée individual

    Date Of Birth1943-04-14

    Place Of BirthBudapest,Hungary,Europe,Earth,Central Europe

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFencing at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Épée, Individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 23
    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

    Date Of Birth1948-09-06

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Middleweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 24
    Dan Gable is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Dan Gable

    Men's Freestyle, Lightweight 62-68kg

    Date Of Birth1948-10-25

    Place Of BirthWaterloo,United States of America,Iowa,Black Hawk County

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's freestyle Lightweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

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  • 25
    Daniel Morelon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

    Daniel Morelon

    Men's Track cycling, Sprint individual

    Date Of Birth1944-07-24

    Place Of BirthBourg-en-Bresse,France,Ain,Rhône-Alpes,Europe

    NationalityFrance

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 1976 Summer Olympics - Men's sprint,Cycling at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's sprint,Cycling at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Sprint,Cycling at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Sprint

    Olympic Medalist Games1976 Summer Olympics,1964 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics,1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Bronze medal,Gold medal

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