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United States Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games

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Host City: München, West Germany
Date Started: August 31, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972

Events for United States: 37
Participants for United States: 95 (64 men and 31 women)
Youngest Participant for United States: Cindy Gilbert (15 years, 73 days)
Oldest Participant for United States: Olga Fikotová-Connolly (39 years, 301 days)
Most Medals for United States (Athlete): 3 athletes with 2 medals

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Men's 100 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Robert Taylor 23 Men's 100 metres 2 Silver
Rey Robinson 20 Men's 100 metres 1 h6 r1/4
Eddie Hart 23 Men's 100 metres 1 h11r1/4

Men's 200 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Larry Black 21 Men's 200 metres 2 Silver
Larry Burton 20 Men's 200 metres 4
Chuck Smith 23 Men's 200 metres 5

Men's 400 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Vince Matthews 24 Men's 400 metres 1 Gold
Wayne Collett 22 Men's 400 metres 2 Silver
John Smith 22 Men's 400 metres AC

Men's 800 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Dave Wottle 22 Men's 800 metres 1 Gold
Ken Swenson 24 Men's 800 metres AC h3 r2/3
Rick Wohlhuter 23 Men's 800 metres 4 h1 r1/3

Men's 1,500 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Dave Wottle 22 Men's 1,500 metres 4 h1 r2/3
Bob Wheeler 20 Men's 1,500 metres 6 h3 r2/3
Jim Ryun 25 Men's 1,500 metres 9 h4 r1/3

Men's 5,000 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Steve Prefontaine 21 Men's 5,000 metres 4
George Young 35 Men's 5,000 metres 4 h5 r1/2
Len Hilton 24 Men's 5,000 metres 8 h4 r1/2

Men's 10,000 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Frank Shorter 24 Men's 10,000 metres 5
Jon Anderson 22 Men's 10,000 metres 8 h3 r1/2
Jeff Galloway 27 Men's 10,000 metres 11 h1 r1/2

Men's Marathon

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Frank Shorter 24 Men's Marathon 1 Gold
Kenny Moore 28 Men's Marathon 4
Jack Bacheler 28 Men's Marathon 9

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Men's High Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Dwight Stones 18 Men's High Jump 3 Bronze
Chris Dunn 21 Men's High Jump 20 QR
Ron Jourdan 25 Men's High Jump 22 QR

Men's Pole Vault

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Bob Seagren 25 Men's Pole Vault 2 Silver
Jan Johnson 21 Men's Pole Vault 3 Bronze
Steve Smith 20 Men's Pole Vault 18 QR

Men's Long Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Randy Williams 19 Men's Long Jump 1 Gold
Arnie Robinson 24 Men's Long Jump 3 Bronze
Preston Carrington 23 Men's Long Jump 5

Men's Triple Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
John Craft 25 Men's Triple Jump 5
Art Walker 30 Men's Triple Jump 29 QR
Dave Smith 24 Men's Triple Jump 32 QR

Men's Shot Put

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
George Woods 29 Men's Shot Put 2 Silver
Al Feuerbach 24 Men's Shot Put 5
Brian Oldfield 27 Men's Shot Put 6

Men's Discus Throw

Men's Hammer Throw

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Tom Gage 29 Men's Hammer Throw 12
Al Schoterman 21 Men's Hammer Throw 22 QR
George Frenn 30 Men's Hammer Throw 27 QR

Men's Javelin Throw

Men's Decathlon

Women's 100 metres

Women's 200 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Jackie Thompson 18 Women's 200 metres 6 h1 r3/4
Barbara Ferrell 25 Women's 200 metres 7 h2 r3/4
Pam Greene 18 Women's 200 metres 5 h3 r2/4

Women's 400 metres

Women's 800 metres

Women's 1,500 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Francie Kraker 25 Women's 1,500 metres 8 h1 r2/3
Francie Larrieu-Smith 19 Women's 1,500 metres 8 h2 r2/3

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Women's High Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Deanne Wilson 17 Women's High Jump 30T QR
Cindy Gilbert 15 Women's High Jump 32 QR
Sandi Goldsberry 16 Women's High Jump 38 QR

Women's Long Jump

Women's Shot Put

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Maren Seidler 21 Women's Shot Put 14 QR
Jan Svendsen 23 Women's Shot Put 16 QR

Women's Discus Throw

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Olga Fikotová-Connolly 39 Women's Discus Throw 16 QR

Women's Javelin Throw

Women's Pentathlon

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Gale Fitzgerald 21 Women's Pentathlon 19
Jane Frederick 20 Women's Pentathlon 21

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