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1972 Winter Olympics Gold Medal Winners

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List of Olympic gold medal winners from the 1972 Winter Olympics, listed alphabetically with photos when available. There was a lot of intense competition at the 1972 Winter 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 Winter 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. This list includes Ondrej Nepela, Dianne Holum and more.

This list answers the question, "Which athletes won a gold medal at the 1972 Winter Olympics?" Every historic Olympic competitor from the 1972 Winter Olympics competed bravely, but only the ones on this list were lucky enough to win a gold medal.
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  • 1

    Anna-Maria Müller

    Women's Singles

    Date Of Birth1949-02-23

    Place Of BirthFriedrichroda,Germany,Thuringia,Europe,Western Europe

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionLuge at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's Singles

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 2

    Anne Henning

    Women's 500 m, Women's 1000m

    Date Of Birth1955-09-06

    Place Of BirthRaleigh,United States of America,North Carolina,Wake County

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's 500m,Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's 1000m

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 3

    Annemarie Moser-Pröll

    Women's Downhill, Women's Giant Slalom

    Date Of Birth1953-03-27

    Place Of BirthKleinarl,Salzburg,Austria,Earth,Europe

    NationalityAustria

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1980 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill,Alpine Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill,Alpine Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's Giant Slalom

    Olympic Medalist Games1980 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 4

    Ard Schenk

    Speed skating - Men's 5000m, Men's 10000m

    Date Of Birth1944-09-16

    Place Of BirthAnna Paulowna,Netherlands,Kingdom of the Netherlands,North Holland,Europe

    NationalityNetherlands

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 5000m,Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 10000m,Speed Skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Men's 1500m,Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 1500m

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics,1968 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 5

    Barbara Cochran

    Women's Slalom

    Date Of Birth1951-01-04

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's Slalom

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 6

    Bernhard Russi

    Men's Downhill

    Date Of Birth1948-08-20

    Place Of BirthAndermatt,Canton of Uri,Switzerland,Earth,Europe

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics - Men's Downhill,Alpine Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's Downhill

    Olympic Medalist Games1976 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 7

    Dianne Holum

    Women's 3000 m, Women's 1000m

    Date Of Birth1951-05-19

    Place Of BirthChicago,United States of America,Illinois,Chicagoland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's 3000m,Speed Skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Women's 1000m,Speed Skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Women's 500m,Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's 1500m

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics,1968 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Bronze medal,Gold medal

  • 8

    Erhard Keller

    Men's 500m

    Date Of Birth1944-12-24

    Place Of BirthMunich,Germany,Bavaria,Upper Bavaria,Europe

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Men's 500m,Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 500m

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 9

    Date Of Birth1950-02-25

    Place Of BirthMadrid,Spain,Madrid,Madrid metropolitan area,Earth

    NationalitySpain

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's Slalom

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 10

    Galina Kulakova

    Women's 5km, Women's 10 km

    Date Of Birth1942-04-29

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

    NationalityRussia,Soviet Union

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCross Country Skiing at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Women's 5km,Cross Country Skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics -Women's 10km,Cross Country Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's 5km,Cross Country Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics -Women's 10km

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Winter Olympics,1976 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Bronze medal,Gold medal

  • 11

    Gustav Thöni

    Men's Slalom, Alpine skiing - Men's giant slalom

    Date Of Birth1951-02-28

    Place Of BirthStilfs,Italy,South Tyrol,Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol,Province of Bolzano-Bozen

    NationalityItaly

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's Slalom,Alpine Skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics - Men's Slalom,Alpine Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's Giant Slalom

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics,1976 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

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  • 12

    Ivar Formo

    Men's Cross-country, 50km

    Date Of Birth1951-06-24

    NationalityNorway

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCross-Country Skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics - Men's 50km,Cross-Country Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 15km

    Olympic Medalist Games1976 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 13

    Kees Verkerk

    Men's 1500m, Speed skating - Men's 5000m

    Date Of Birth1942-10-28

    Place Of BirthPuttershoek,South Holland,Netherlands,Kingdom of the Netherlands,Europe

    NationalityNetherlands

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics - Men's 1500m,Speed Skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Men's 1500m,Speed Skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Men's 5000m,Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 10000m

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Winter Olympics,1968 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 14

    Lyudmila Titova

    Women's 500 m, Women's 1000m

    Date Of Birth1946-03-26

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

    NationalityRussia,Soviet Union

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Women's 500m,Speed Skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Women's 1000m,Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's 500m

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal,Bronze medal

  • 15

    Magnar Solberg

    Men's 20 km Individual

    Date Of Birth1937-02-04

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionBiathlon at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Men's 20km Individual,Biathlon at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 20km Individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 16

    Margit Schumann

    Women's Singles

    Date Of Birth1952-09-14

    Place Of BirthWaltershausen,Germany,Thuringia,Europe,Western Europe

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionLuge at the 1976 Winter Olympics - Women's Singles,Luge at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's Singles

    Olympic Medalist Games1976 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 17

    Marie-Theres Nadig

    Women's Downhill, Women's Giant Slalom

    Date Of Birth1954-03-08

    Place Of BirthFlums,Sarganserland,Canton of St. Gallen,Switzerland,Earth

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1980 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill,Alpine Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill,Alpine Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's Giant Slalom

    Olympic Medalist Games1980 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 18

    Monika Pflug

    Women's 1000m

    Date Of Birth1954-03-01

    Place Of BirthMunich,Germany,Bavaria,Upper Bavaria,Europe

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's 1000m

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 19

    Ondrej Nepela

    Figure skating - Men's singles

    Date Of Birth1951-01-22

    Place Of BirthBratislava

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFigure Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's Singles

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

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  • 20

    Pål Tyldum

    Men's Cross-country, 30km

    Date Of Birth1942-03-28

    NationalityNorway

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCross-Country Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 30km,Cross-Country Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 50km

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 21

    Sten Stensen

    Speed skating - Men's 5000m, Men's 10000m

    Date Of Birth1947-12-18

    Place Of BirthDrammen,Norway,Buskerud,Earth,Europe

    NationalityNorway

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics - Men's 5000m,Speed Skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics - Men's 10000m,Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 10000m,Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 5000m

    Olympic Medalist Games1976 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal,Bronze medal

  • 22

    Stien Kaiser

    Women's 1500m, Women's 3000 m

    Date Of Birth1938-05-20

    Place Of BirthDelft,Netherlands,Kingdom of the Netherlands,South Holland,Europe

    NationalityNetherlands

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Women's 1500m,Speed Skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Women's 3000m,Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's 3000m,Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's 1500m

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Winter Olympics,1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal,Silver medal

  • 23

    Sven-Åke Lundbäck

    Men's Cross-Country, 15 km

    Date Of Birth1948-01-26

    Place Of BirthKalix Municipality,Sweden,Earth,Europe,European Union

    NationalitySweden

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCross-Country Skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Men's 15km

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 24

    Trixi Schuba

    Women's Singles

    Date Of Birth1951-04-15

    Place Of BirthVienna,Austria,Earth,Europe,Western Europe

    NationalityAustria

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFigure Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Women's Singles

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 25

    Ulrich Wehling

    Men's Nordic Combined, Individual

    Date Of Birth1952-07-08

    Place Of BirthHalle,Germany,Saxony-Anhalt,Europe,Western Europe

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionNordic Combined at the 1972 Winter Olympics - Individual,Nordic Combined at the 1980 Winter Olympics - Individual,Nordic Combined at the 1976 Winter Olympics - Individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Winter Olympics,1980 Winter Olympics,1976 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal